Monday, March 26, 2012


Hi everyone!! A brief update on what has been happening...including an introduction of the new Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen!



Some Saint Patrick's Day dancing activies!!


Taught a future Miss Delaware some dance steps :)



On route to the Miss Delaware Fashion Show with my sister!




With former Miss Delaware sweetheart and wonderful friend, Bliss!! We had a blast at the Miss Delaware Scholarship Fashion Show :)



Striking a pose with one of the local teens! Love you, Mia!




Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen is.......MORGAN!!!!

This past weekend, Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen was crowned!!  Fellow Aquinas Academy student and good friend, Morgan Burris, was crowned!  This girl has got some SERIOUS talent....I am talking "could easily win a talent award at Miss America's Outstanding Teen" talent....unbelievable.  She sang "Home," from The Wiz, and literally blew the audience away...AND she is absolutely GORGEOUS to boot! I am SOOOOO proud of this young lady :)

Hear her sing and talk a little about her inspirational adoption platform - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovlY0Wsc8BA
 and again...

I cannot wait to go to Florida to root her on!!





More updates coming this week!!

XO,
Maria



John 3:16

Monday, March 19, 2012

Hey everyone!!  It is safe to say that after about two months, I have finally got the time zones correct in my head...it was a little hard to get back to Delaware time after being in Las Vegas for 11 days.   Since being back in the First State, I have gone back to business as usual and I am loving every single minute of it.  It is hard to believe that I have only 3 months left...I remember when I won, previous winners would tell me how fast my year would go....that has been the truest statement I have heard all year.

 Ever since returning, I have been speaking in a lot of elementary school about the Miss Delaware
platform," Character Counts.  This is where I go into classrooms and talk about respect, responsiblity, and how to become a person of good character.  These days in classrooms may take up to 7 hours, but they are SOOOO worth it.

SIDENOTE: If you haven't already noticed, I am not the "typical" pageant chick...that tends to boil over to my teaching.  I would hope that if I had a guest queen come to chill in my classroom for an hour, it better be exciting...otherwise, I would ask my teacher if I could go straight to naptime on my carpet square or something...you know....so I always start my talks with speaking about my love for junk food, video games (which always draws large cheers, especially from the young men audience) and sports.  Got to do what you got to do to make kids feel comfortable around you!
 

My favorite part besides teaching the actual lesson itself, is the Q and A part.  If you follow my twitter (MissDelaware11), I post what I call the Cute Kid Questions of the Day.

SIDENOTE: I am going back in my super exciting archives and posting some of these Cute Kid Quote of the Day.

1. "Do you have a boyfriend?" "Nope!" "Then can you come over and play legos with me?" 
2.  "I have 99 piggies on my farm. And 3 mommies. We ate the daddies yesterday."
3. "Are you and Mr. Delaware married and do you have kids?"
4.  "Since you irish dance, do you drink a lot of beer?
5.  "Can you sign my forehead? I swear my mom won't mind!"

And that is just a few of the millions I seem to get...it's all these types of questions, as well as serious ones, that make this job so much fun!

At a fashion show for my wonderful hair sponsor, Michael Christopher, I found Jungle Bob, who let me hold the boa constrictor...Britney Spears style!

I had the wonderful opportunity to visit our Veterans at a local VA hospital!  What an incredible day! 

I modeled wedding dresses for Brides To Be in Rehoboth. I even had flower girls :)

I am working with Wilmington University on a new campaign!  Stay tuned!

Another shot of my VA hospital visits.  This man was a Pearl Harbor Survivor and to hear his story was so moving.  God bless our troops, past and present!!

More blog posts to come soon! I am out of hibernation! :)


Stay chill,
Maria

Philippians 4:13

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