I wish I could’ve heard Miss Iowa 2014, Aly Olson, sing on the Miss America stage… And although I was somewhat comforted after finding this video, I still believe she would’ve been amazing to hear in Atlantic City…
Before she was crowned Miss Iowa, Aly served as Miss Iowa’s Outstanding Teen, where she won the non-finalist interview award. Shortly thereafter, she did something not many pageant girls are willing to do…
Aly stopped competing. FOR FOUR YEARS! Yes – For four years, Aly never entered a single local or went into a different system. Instead, she spent her time volunteering within the Miss Iowa Organization anywhere she could! Backstage, emceeing, entertaining on stage with her talent, etc. During that time, she was able to sit back and watch. She observed how contestants performed on stage, in mock interviews, what they did with their styling, their posture, etc. In short, she may have not directly participated in a pageant for four years, but she was never, ever simply “on the sidelines”.
It’s as if she was the under-study for everyone she saw. She learned as much as she could from their successes AND their failures. Sure – she certainly could’ve learned some of those lessons on her own by directly competing – But I think there’s something very wise to her approach. You can hear Aly’s rational and reasons behind her decision, by listening to her amazing podcast at this link…
I highly recommend it!
Now – Who do Junkies think will be crowned Miss Iowa 2015? That information was released on Sunday in the Junkies Newsletter! Click here to sign up for the Junkies Newsletter and we’ll send you our latest predictions for all the states competing this weekend! The latest newsletter is sent by 5pm EST every day – So have patience! It’s worth the wait!
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