|this is me in my interview outfit.|
more glamorous shots of me being distinguished after the jump... yay!
three cheers for captions!
|opening number moves|
|being physically fit.|
|most unflattering picture of my talent. which is dancing.|
|this is called 'self expression'|
read about the miracle surrounding that dress there, here.
|fake wining during rehearsal.|
|here are us all.|
|best bff and 'backstage mom' ever.|
|here are us, again.|
|then I won and it was good times all around.|
|these are me cousins.|
|this here is my family.|
|these are the other winners and the directors.|
|thats my elder brother.|
|et mon mere et pere.|
1: You have an interview with judges the night before. See picture of me in blue dress.
2: On stage you preform in the following categories...
Fitness, Talent, Self Expression
3: Fitness entails doing choreographed pushups, jumping jacks and the like, on stage and looking cute while you're at it. Actually just displaying endurance, muscle tone etc...
4: Talent entails doing a talent. Some girls did piano, harp, monologues, and dancing. I was a dancer. I danced to Judy Garland's The Trolley Song.
5: Self Expression entails wearing a fancy cocktail dress, walking in heels, and then pulling a question while backstage and proceeding to go on stage to answer said question. I had to talk about being studious.
6: Then you sit backstage while judges deliberate on those categories as well as your interview and a scholastic score. See photo of girls sitting on floor in fancy dresses.
7: Then you go out and stand on stage while awards are given in each category. The categories I won are Fitness, Interview, and Self Expression.
8: Then there are three overall winners and I was one and it was good times all around!
9: Winning entails getting to be in the town parade, and then also going on to compete at the state level in January. Woohoo!
and that is how its done.