Here is what she has to say:
First of all, you all deserve a huge congratulations for being here, because you’ve made it past all of the paperwork and planning, and now you‘re on your way to truly shine!
When I was crowned as the 2008-2009 National American Miss California, I never imagined that I would experience one of the greatest years of my lifetime. Not only did I make amazing friends, but I gained the self-confidence to pursue any goal that I set my mind to.
When I took a part in my first NAM pageant at the age of eighteen, I was exactly in your shoes: excited, nervous, wondering what will happen next, and anxious… ALL rolled into one. And now, here I am, three years later, writing my own farewell letter- something that I only could’ve dreamed of back then.
But ladies, no matter what happens, always remember the true meaning of this weekend: the objective isn’t to leave with a crown on your head… Just the memories in your heart, and new confidence, and wonderful friends to call your own. So, come on and throw on those heels! We’re all setting off on this journey together.
Wishing You The Best of Luck,Jocelyn Evangelista