Take a deep breath, relax, and have fun! You have made it to one of the most prestigious pageants in the country. You were chosen from thousands of girls across our beautiful state and now you are here! I know the hundreds of emotions that are rushing through you right now, just one year ago I was standing right where you are, however you cannot forget what this weekend is really about. This weekend is an opportunity of a lifetime; make new friends, create lifelong memories and enjoy precious time with your loved ones. Throughout your time here, you will gain new self traits that you will carry along with you for the rest of your life. You will have spoken in front of a group of hundreds, you will have experienced what an interview is like, you will have graced the stage in a beautiful gown and, most importantly, you will have given back to our community. No matter what the outcome of this pageant may be, you all are truly winners. Each and every one of you have won new friendships, new self poise and confidence, new public speaking abilities and most of all new memories with your family. Walk away from this pageant happy, not only for the new winners, but happy for all you have accomplished. I’m wishing you all the best of luck!
With lots of love,
Miss Florida Junior. TeenSM 2012