Monday, April 20, 2009

Congratulations, Kristen!


Congratulations Kristen Dalton, our new Miss USA!

It's funny...we always joke in my family that my brother Aaron has an amazing knack for meeting people with connections. So it comes as no surprise that he actually DATED Kristen in high school. Yes, we're talking about my gay brother! As Dr. Daddy so unabashedly pointed out last night while viewing the swimsuit competition during the pageant..."If anyone ever doubted the authenticity of his gayness...I'm thinking they're pretty sure now. NO HETEROSEXUAL MAN COULD TURN THAT AWAY!". Nice.
The thing about pageants is that I think they're really pretty ridiculous. For Kristen, however, this has been a lifelong dream. Her Mom was Miss North Carolina USA in the 80's and her sister was Miss Teen North Carolina 2008. Her sister Kinzie dates Chad Michael Murray from One Tree Hill. Actually, I think they're engaged.
Most people have this impression of these pageant girls as being totally fake and bitchy. Kristen honestly could not be more different. She's authentic, she's sweet, she wears her heart on her sleeve. She's AMAZINGLY talented. Girl can SING. I'm genuinely happy for her. Go Wilmington! What an amazing opportunity for her.
And I love it that Aaron gets to be the guy who says "I dated her when" and everyone else says "Yeah, right. Whateva dude."

12 comments:

Henley on the Horn said...

That is great! As a fellow NC girl, who has been transplanted to Florida, I'm glad to know the local news! She is beautiful!!

Angela Darling said...

Wow, what a small world! I missed the pageant, I'm bummed.

Kristin said...

Woohoo! She was one of my favorites for the crown. Absolutely beautiful girl, and I just loved her little sister last year as NC Teen USA!

JillyBean said...

I'm happy that you're happy that she won, but I truly believe the Miss California lost the crown for standing up and admitting her convictions. Sure she wasn't as eloquent with her response, but she was set up because they knew she was a Christian and because she was from California...

Barefoot in the Park said...

i love it when "real" people actually win!

your brother will have a great story for life now!

Jackie said...

And she went to ECU! WOooooooo! Go Pirates!

News Readin' Wife said...

All roads lead to the gays. I freakin' swear...

She's beautiful. Missed the show last night. Darn. What's with all the hubub over Miss California's answers?

Hated not seeing you this weekend. Perhaps another weekend jaunt is in order...

Princess Freckles said...

I really love pageants, and I competed in several while in college. I have to agree that they are silly at times, but such fun! And most of the girls who compete are sweet and lovely ladies.

I have this year's Mis USA on my DVR! I can't wait to watch!

carolinagirl said...

That's a crazy story!!!! Of course we are so happy for her - a beautiful girl representing our beautiful state! She's gorgeous!!!

missy said...

just found your blog through the b family blog and i'm already hooked.

lizziefitz said...

She totally reminds me of Christina Applegate, so pretty!

Alison said...

I just stumbled over your blog today (I personally think sippycups are for RED wine, but whatever) and I had to stop and tell you this post made me laugh out loud!

Hysterical!