If you think the job of a state titleholder in a “non-pageant state” is a cake-walk… Danielle Wineman, Miss Montana 2015, is about to prove you wrong.
First – Take into consideration the sheer size of the state of Montana (4th largest state in the union). Then, recognize the population of Montana is only a little over 1 million (4th in size, but 44th in terms of population).
Now – when I tell you that Danielle visited over 150 schools and spoke with more than 30,000 students – Do you think, “Gosh – that’s a cushy non-pageant-state titleholder job, isn’t it?” LOL! NO WAY!!!
First, I don’t think “cushy” is even in Danielle’s vocabulary. From what I can tell, the woman has a pretty insane work ethic. In six months, she already had 30,000 miles on her car… Her family moved from Montana, which means, she’s been without them all year… Her grandmother’s funeral was the same day all the Miss America contestants were in NYC on GMA… And she missed her younger sister’s college graduation (where her sister spoke) due to other obligations.
But in addition to the tough stuff Danielle has been through this year, she has obviously made a huge mark on the state of Montana and will be VERY hard to replace! Her social media has been full of appearances, encouraging words of affirmation, and opportunities to serve others. If you couldn’t tell – we’re pretty big fans of Danielle here at Junkie headquarters… Which is why we asked her to be on the Pageant Junkies Podcast (she’s incredible – catch her interview right here…).
So in case you thought Danielle was just someone who followed in her sister’s footsteps (Alexis), or that she was just the girl with the “most unusual shoes” at the parade in Atlantic City – We hope you’ll think again! Danielle is a talented actress/musician, and an amazing servant with a wicked sense of humor, who’s headed to grad school in San Diego after her year is through. And Junkies can’t wait to see what’s next!
ALL THE BEST TO YOU DANIELLE!!! JUNKIES LOVE MONTANA!!!
Now – who do we think has the best chance at being named Miss Montana 2016?
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GOOD LUCK LADIES!!! Junkies LOVE Big Sky Country!!!