As a former competitor in both the Miss America and Miss USA systems, it's only natural I blog about the national pageants.
Monday kicked off the two weeks leading up to Miss USA 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. I've been following religiously (don't judge) the contestants, their stories, and their journeys. I don't know why I care so much, I just do.
It has been a dream of mine for some time now to have the opportunity to experience the glamour of being involved in a national pageant. Millions of viewers watching you on TV, strutting your stuff and showing how hard you've worked. Maybe it's silly, but it's so fascinating to me I can't stop!
During the two weeks prior to the final night of Miss USA, the contestants go through numerous photo shoots, video interviews, prelims with judges, and several appearances. Talk about glamour.
The first round the contestants go through is shooting professional glamour shots with the ever so famous Fadil Berisha. I thought I would show off my favorites and Top 16 based on these photos alone, which I have to admit are not my favorite. I will also be doing a list for headshot, swimsuit shot, and evening gown shot. Ultimately I will be putting together a Top 16 I think the judges will choose on the final night of competition. So without further ado, here is my Top 16 based on Fadil glamshots.
**Disclaimer: All photos were taken from the Miss USA website contestant profiles. I DO NOT own any rights to these.**
Again, that is only based on these photos alone. To see the entire gallery go to the Miss USA homepage. The pageant airs live Sunday, June 16th from Las Vegas.
Don't forget to vote for your favorite contestant. 10 times a day per email. The winner gets a spot in the Top 16!
Who is your favorite? Do you like the Great Gatsby theme?