We have a new Miss Ohio! Heather Wells will be representing the State of Ohio in the 2014 Miss America pageant THIS September! That's a drastic change from competing in January of the next year. The pageant has been held in Vegas the last five or six years but it's moving back to its "original" home, Atlantic City! We have plans to go cheer her on!

If I remember correctly, I crowned Heather as Miss Maple City when I was Miss Ohio. I was MMC when I won and I believe MMC was her first local title. So that's our history...and now she has joined me in the Miss Ohio Sisterhood! Heather and her mom, Andrea, are two of the sweetest ladies and I'm super excited they get to experience all of this!

You can keep up with Heather in a plethora of ways:

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I was only able to watch one night of Miss Ohio this year, the first night of prelims. Here are some of my photos:

In other news...
The Ohio Idol Top 50 has been chosen! I had the honor to to narrow down the field of hopefuls for Ohio Idol's second season. There were 137 auditions this past weekend. It was NOT easy but I had a lot of fun listening/seeing all the talent!

The Top 55 perform TODAY at Red, White & Boom in Columbus! If you're in the area, stop by the Nationwide Arena to see their performances. At the end, they will announce who moves on to the Top 10. Those Top 10 will go on tour the rest of the year and hold their finale at the Ohio State Fair at the end of the month. There, they will "CROWN" [Ha ;)] a new Ohio Idol! That person wins $10,000 and a recording contract! Why didn't I audition again? Just kidding...it's nice being on the other side for a change.

Here are some photos from my time with Ohio Idol...

It may be a while until you hear from me. School is out, summer has started, the ocean is calling my name! It's family vacation time! We're headed to Florida soon...and I can not wait to put my baby's toes in the sand again! Be blessed...