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In about a week, Miss DC 2007, Shayna Rudd will head to Vegas for the Miss America pageant. Family, friends and supporters held a send-off celebration last night at the Croatian Embassy to wish her well and preview her competition wardrobe.
I remember back to just last year when I was celebrating my send-off at the home of the Taiwanese Ambassador. It’s strange (but fun!) to be on the other side of the table (or podium) this year. We all wish Shayna the best and will be watching, either in Vegas, or on TLC.
(Here, my beautiful friend, Amanda Lewis, Miss Black DC USA. Photo credit: Celia Messing)