Saturday, the Miss Earth Florida organization held their state pageant at the Downtown Hilton.
It was a lively evening with 6 delegates in the teen division and 9 delegates in the Miss division. There were 7 judges, among them Francisco and myself.
The judging started at 1:00pm, we interviewed and really drilled these ladies. We spoke about their goals, platforms and asked a variety of questions that we provided to us and also others we came up using key words they used as they introduced themselves.
We took a little longer than expected, we only had 5 minutes per delegate but these ladies had so much to say and we wanted to hear their views on so many topics including BP's oil spill.
As the pageant director pointed out anyone of these ladies could have been crowned. Unfortunately, we couldn't crown of them, we had to chose a winner in each category.
Congratulations Kelly Saks, Miss Earth Florida and Brittney Ronda, Miss Teen Earth Florida. They will be heading to Miss Earth United States and Miss Teen Earth United States nationals to be held in two weeks in Laughlin, Nevada, August 1 through 4, 2010.
I know Kelly and Brittney will do very well. LADIES BRING THE CROWN ONCE AGAIN FOR FLORIDA. Good Luck and many Blessings!
Photographer: Christopher DeStefano