National American Miss and Miss America help make history - President Obama
It is no secret that we, as proud Americans, make History today. Enter into office: our new President - Barack Obama. However, while this inauguration proves to be the most historical that our country has ever seen, it is also somewhat historical for pageantry.
**Kirsten Haglund, after being crowned, Miss America 2008
Miss America, Kirsten Haglund will also be making history as the first ever, Miss America to join the inaugural activities by performing the national anthem at the Commander-in-Chief Ball( where she will be donning a beautiful, green silk Steaphen Yearick gown).
However, Kirsten is not the only pageant title-holder to join in the celebration. Also, taking part in the festivities surrounding the inauguration, is Dylan Collins - a former National American Miss New York Jr. Preteen. Dylan become pro-active for her presidential pick, helping to campaign for Obama's journey to the White house, having performed at the Democratic National Convention.
*Dylan pictured above performing at the Democratic Convention and displaying her VIP pass
While our nation makes history, welcoming in a new president, it is exciting to see how National American Miss girls are taking part in the political process. Let this blog truly prove how pageantry has a purpose - and that is to make a difference!