This was a milestone year for the Miss South Carolina Pageant. It was tons of fun to see old friends and make new friends during pageant week in Columbia, SC.
I always enjoy getting to see my sisters… former Miss SCs. I also love our new Miss SC and look forward to cheering her on at Miss America.
Here is my sister and I getting ready to go to the big Gala. My sister is a former Miss Teen SC. On the final night of pageant week, they asked all of the formers to walk the run way and be on stage. I could see my dad standing up and beaming from ear to ear. I told him later that night I could see him from the stage. He said I am the only Dad in the room with two Miss SC’s. I thought that was pretty cool!
My sister with some dear pageant friends
They had a display of all of the formers wardrobe and various items from their year… Above is Dawn Smith Jordan’s Miss SC 1986 and famous Christian singer, author, and speaker.
Here I am with another former… Erika Powell. She and I both held the titles of Miss Golden Corner before we won Miss SC.
This was the first Miss SC and her family had made some memorabilia in her honor.
All of the formers that were at the gala
This is Danielle Wilson, she was my Teen Miss SC and we served our year together! She is an incredible dancer and just got accepted in to a dance company in Ohio.
More former Miss SC’s and good friends.
Dancing and enjoying the evening
More former friends!!!
The guy in the middle was one of the judges and he is in the band Hootie and the Blowfish. Plus I know his girlfriend from back in the day. Small world!
Here is my sister with the New Miss SC… She had not been crowned yet.
Here I am with former Miss America Kirsten Haglund (she was a judge) and her boyfriend…. who has been a long time friend of mine… Ryan Smith.
It was a fun week!