PHOENIX, AZ, December 05, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The United States in a well loved country for hundreds of reasons; freedom, democracy, human rights, cheeseburgers, the IPhone, and a ton of others, including, The Miss USA pageant. In order to become one of the beloved contestants vying for that title, a young lady must first compete and win the title in her own state. That is exactly what Arizona native, 25 year old Amber Walter prepared to do last weekend. In her latest blog, Walter goes in to great detail of her two days competing in the Miss Arizona USA pageant. ---
Walter says, "As soon as I paid the full $1200 entrance fee, I became 100% committed to making the most of this new experience, meeting new friends, and pushing myself out of my comfort zone.
Unfortunately what actually transpired the two days I was there, played out to be more of a cheap take on the Michael Patrick Jann, Drop Dead Gorgeous film, only with a far more uninteresting cast."
Walter goes on, "In life, there are several ways to broadly describe people, situations, events, and so forth. Since this is a beauty pageant I will stick to what most will already assume; beautiful on the outside does not always portray the morally objectionable interior some of these would be queens possessed." Walter describes how emotionally and mentally draining her time in the pageant became;
"Once again I practically ran off the stage, the feeling of failure enveloping itself around my shoulders, like a familiar old cloak.
My heart was heavy with guilt as I thought of the wasted money and time my family had put into this event.
I was ashamed that I had once again allowed the negativity and taunts of others get the better of me.
After the show I sat in the dressing room with the other girls while we waited for the bus to drop the teens off at the hotel.
I stared at myself in the mirror, at all the makeup on my face, my teased hair, the dark body makeup on my skin that made me look really tan.
I felt absolutely foolish.
Hot tears formed behind my green eyes that were decorated with full lashes. I blinked back, fighting my strong desire to cry."
Walter goes on to admit that she was ready to leave after realizing that she; "no longer wanted anything to do with the Miss Arizona USA pageant system and couldn't stand another second being there."
She ends her story by saying, "I am not here to bash pageants, or the people involved within them; to do so would simply show ignorance and prejudice.
I have simply written about my personal experience, emotions, thoughts, and conclusions as my beautiful country, The United States of America so allows me to, under the first Amendment of Freedom of Speech, and Freedom of Press.
That is all."
To read the full story, check out Amber's website, amberwalterbooks.com and click on Blogs.
Amber Walter is also on Twitter, @Amber_Walter, Instagram, AmberWaltr, and more.
Penman Publishing is a privately owned publishing company based in Chicago. They are currently working with Amber Walter, Jason Todd, and seeking other up and coming authors. They are seeking submissions from first time authors only.
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