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At the end of today’s rehearsal (the last day in the ballroom – tomorrow we move on to the stage!) we had the opportunity to be introduced to the judges. Well, most of the judges. Chris Matthews was unable to be in Las Vegas yet due to the State of the Union address, but will be here bright and early tomorrow morning. The judges are all so excited to be here and seem eager to get to know us and choose the best possible Miss America 2007.
Our special treat tonight was dinner at Planet Hollywood in Caesar’s Palace. This was probably the best meal we have been served in our time here! After we danced to music videos and took pictures with each other. As this is our last night before any of the phases of competition start, it was nice to have a chance to relax and let loose a bit.
An FYI about the picture with the flowers… The Miss America Organization asked friends, family, and supporters not to send flowers this year as an abundance of floral arrangements may have contributed to allergies for some of last year’s contestants. Those flowers that were sent will be donated to a local Children’s Hospital to be enjoyed, but in the meantime, we were able to see them, take pictures with them, and enjoy the attached cards. Thank you to those who send expressions of support and encouragement!