Miss DC 2007

A Magical night has to end magically. And it did.

I both dreaded and anticipated placing the Miss District of Columbia crown on my successor, but I was intent to enjoy the show until that time came. While the contestants competed in Swimsuit, On-Stage Question, Talent, and Evenng Gown… I performed my dance from Miss America, asked on-stage questions (which I did not make up!), escorted the little prince and princesses, did my farewell walk, and then crowned Shayna Rudd our new Miss District of Columbia 2007.

From the moment I met her, Shayna had a very special – magical- quality about her. I knew she had what it takes to capture the crown and the hearts of the people of the District.

I wish all of the contestants well this year, in hopes that if they are eligible, they will come back next year having continued to work toward achieving the crown. And to Shayna – ALL the BEST – I hope your year is as incredible as mine.