I happened to come across a tweet she posted 2 days ago announcing her send off party and I jokingly responded that I wanted to go too! That's right, I have no shame! Lol!
Much to my surprise, she replied to inform me that it was an open invite and I was more than welcome to come!
*Insert my happy dance here--->___*
I admit, I'm not one to follow pageants, not for any reason other than I don't usually have much time to watch TV. I have seen some pageants in the past where the girls just look so vain and clueless about life, it's very disappointing. However, Erika is the perfect choice for the Miss USA title because she has SO much to offer!
She has a Grace Kelly quality about her where she's graceful, beautiful, grounded, mature and she's one smart cookie! She became a CEO & philanthropist at 17 when she founded a charity called Everyday Heroes Like You. Her organization helps people and animals that are in need of hope and materials to survive. Johnny's Locker and PAWS are the programs that do the work! To read more about their countless accomplishments and to find out how you can get involved, I attached the link below...
As I suspected, Erika is as intelligent as she is stunning! She has a double major in political science and international relations. She graduates from ASU in May with honors. Go girl, beauty and brains rule!
On looks alone, she could easily pass for 18 (she's 23) but she's just so incredibly accomplished for such a young lady. Not only does she have the most beautiful eyes I've seen since Elizabeth Taylor was alive, but she's like an all around bright light. She radiates! When I walked up to her, her face lit up like the New Year's Eve ball at midnight in Times square! It was blinding!
I also met Britt Boyse. She is the President of Casting Crowns and the Executive Director for Miss USA, UT USA and Teen USA. I also follow her twitter because she always has uplifting positive words to share.
I firmly believe I was in the company of some very blessed people last night ;-)
(L to R) Erika, Moi, Britt Boyse
What I noticed first about Alexa Zellers was her dress! It was so cute and reminded me of a fun Betsey Johnson take on the cocktail dress! It was like a bling-ed out tu-tu! I loved it!!
She worked it out, for sure!!
Miss AZ Teen, Alexa Zellers
All in all it was a fabulous evening! Her level of involvement in her community is remarkable. Erika inspires people and that is what makes for a good leader!
Miss Arizona USA, you absolutely have MY vote!
Keep it pretty!