Wait. What? There’s only 3 weeks left until I become a former Miss Kansas? This is crazy. Every time someone asks me about the Miss America pageant I say, “I had such a great time. I actually just returned from the pageant a few weeks ago.” Wrong! It really only feels like a few weeks ago that I was back in Las Vegas competing for the title of Miss America. The most exciting 10 days of my life. I am so proud to say that I met 52 of the most wonderful and REAL girls. Every woman that competed is truly a gem and I am so honored to be a part of their class.