A new Miss Kansas was crowned last night and will go on to compete for the title of Miss America. I was very fortunate to place 2nd runner up this year and even walk away with the outstanding vocalist award. While I did not receive the crown, I have had time to do a little reflecting...
Miss Kansas 2015, Hannah Marie Wagoner, told each contestant last night that we all won Miss Kansas, but only one gets the crown. She spoke about how much we each accomplished this past year and how proud she was of our class. Her last statement was "all of you won Miss Kansas...go show the judges that you are the Miss Kansas who should compete for Miss America". Her words were inspiring last night, and I will never forget that speech. And you know what? I am Miss Kansas.