Monday, January 26

"Elbow, Elbow, Wrist, Wrist..." The Pageant Wave

Here it is, straight from the AP:

Work of Being Miss America Lured Winner to Crown

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Katie Stam always dreamed of becoming Miss America, but she bypassed the kiddie pageants and waited until she was more mature and sure of herself. Her view of Miss America changed in that time too, and made her want her new title even more.


The platform for the 22-year-old University of Indianapolis student is community service, and she says she's eager to start in that role. She planned to fly to New York later Sunday for a series of media interviews about her win.


Stam said she still hopes to pursue another childhood dream — becoming a television news anchor — after her one-year reign as Miss America ends. She was one semester away from finishing her bachelor's degree in communications, but didn't know exactly when she would graduate because of her new duties, she said.

"Who knows what kind of opportunities will be ahead of me after my year as Miss America, but I can't wait," Stam said. "It's a dream and a goal of mine that I've had for a long time, and I can't wait to pursue that."


What can I say? I'm all aflutter. Be still, my beating heart.

Take a look: this young woman is obviously qualified for TV news. One more tiara behind the anchor desks of America. Swell. Nifty. Peachy. I'm so proud.