Welcome Back Junkies!!!
Soooooo…. Before we get to tonight’s picks – can I hijack this post and give you a quick personal update?
First, I didn’t sleep well because, let’s face it… The night before Miss America typically means… “I’M TOO EXCITED TO SLEEP!” Then, the area where I lived experienced some significant weather issues in the middle of the night that caused the power to go out… Which means the alarm clock did not go off at 4:00am…
Good news first… We made the flight. 🙂
Bad news… Have you ever tried to pack a suitcase by candlelight??? Sounds romantic… but not very practical. LOL! Frankly, I have no clue what’s in my luggage… I hope at least my shoes match!
And now – Here’s a wrap up of last night’s winners!
CONGRATS to KELSEY GRISWOLD and REBECCA YEH on last night’s preliminary wins! Kelsey is the 4th Miss OK in a row to win a prelim award (Alicia Clifton – Talent, Betty Thompson – Talent, Emoly West-SS) and the 5th Miss OK to win SS! Rebecca is the 10th Miss MN to win a Prelim Talent award – and she’s in good company! Notable Miss MN’s who won Talent before winning Miss America include Dorothy Benham and Gretchen Carlson.
On to tonight’s Prelim Picks! Junkies are on a roll… As some of you have so kindly noted, we are 4 for 4 this year… Hoping to make this year the best Prelim Picking Prediction year in Junkie History – NO PRESSURE – LOL!!!! 🙂 Here goes nothing…
TALENT = OKLAHOMA, FLORIDA, WEST VIRGINIA, CONNECTICUT
Yes – Oklahoma won SS last night, and if she wins tonight, she’ll be first Double Prelim winner in a really, really long time (CUE THE JUNKIE RESEARCH KING!). Also – say a prayer for Miss Florida who injured herself during rehearsals today (baton twirler)… No final details… but just know she may not be 100%.
SWIMSUIT = SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, TEXAS, CALIFORNIA
Junkies have a theory about Final Night Swimsuit winners… In most cases, the final night SS winner goes to the girl who looks darn good in a swimsuit, but was also one of the judge’s favorites interview. Of course, you never know until the Final Show (and whether or not the final night SS winner makes the top 5)… but that’s our story and we’re sticking to it. 🙂
Junkies will be there to see it all in person tonight!!! Promise to give you a full update on the Thursday Winners and what’s officially in my suitcase… Wearing one gold shoe and one silver shoe might become a new trend 🙂