Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Miss America: Heather Whitestone

Many of you may probably remember Heather Whitestone. She won Miss America in 1995, and was from Alabama. She was the first deaf Miss America. She came to Tallassee a few weeks ago to speak at HeartLinks. Michael and I were so lucky as to get to meet with her for a private interview. She was the sweetest, kindest, down-to-earth person. After the interview, she wanted to know all about us and our family. Most people would do the interview and move along to the next task, but she took time to get to know us. She has an amazing story and I was so exited to get to meet her!

She tried to put her crown on my head.....I wouldn't let her. She told us it had been broken eight times, and most of the time it is in the front seat of her car or in a shoe box at home! She did say it had traveled with her to many countries, with the most memorable being Iraq. She said the soldiers loved it.

Michael said it wasn't everyday he got to meet "Miss America!"

1 comment:

The Scoggins Family said...

This is such a grat story! She is still as beautiful as the day she won! I can only imagine how kind and sweet she is, that is so neat that you got to meet her!