I LIVED in my fluffy pink bathrobe at rehearsal today. Everyone finally slowed down to rest because the preliminary competition is over. The top 15 is decided, and the rest is in God's hands. Thank you so much to everyone who has come to Las Vegas to support me. It has been incredible to see your smiling faces at visitation each night. I have also hugely appreciated all of the cards I have been receiving from people at home. Thank you for your prayers and your love!
After a long day of rehearsals, we attended the Miss America Crown Celebration to say good bye to our Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan, to thank our sponsors and state board members, and to honor our veterans. It was a great chance to let loose and relax before our final day of competition tomorrow.