Wednesday, April 7, 2010

2 Months Away!!!!! WHAT?!?

Hello All! State time is fast approaching and the amount of work I have to do before then is outrageous!! The last few weeks have been very busy. I bought my gown and have had many meetings and interview practice with my “Dream Team.” Working on my talent and frantically looking for a basic black tutu that I like. On a personal note my boy friend left last month for his internship with the Buffalo Bills. He is one of four intern strength and conditioning coaches and is hoping to get a position in June! I miss him very much but it’s actually perfect timing. I can really focus on prepping for states while he’s gone! LOL

I had an AMAZING photo shoot for my state pictures. I want to share some of the pictures with you. The photographers name is April McClintock and I would recommend her to any one! She’s great with families, babies, high school seniors, and even models. She is super innovative and a total perfectionist. April made me feel so comfortable and I had a great time working with her. You can check out more of her work and contact her on her website at
Pat was able to visit for my birthday! He brought me a autographed Lee Evans Jersey!

April McClintock- gotta love her!

This one is my favorite!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

So much has happened in the last few months and training for Miss New York State is under way! My year keeps getting busier and busier but I love every second of this crazy ride! I’ll be heading south this weekend with my E.D. to watch the Miss Fingerlakes Pageant! Can’t wait to see me state sisters again!

Miss NYS Class of 2010 here we come!!!

Miss Fulton Ct 2010, Heather Shaffer.

Hosting the Teens for Miracles Fashion Show. Raising money for CMN! Boyfriend Patrick posing for the camera after the show : )

With Mom & Dad at the Mayor's Ball.

Signing someone’s Christmas present. Sue, Gary, and Shelby wrapped presents with me at the mall on Christmas Eve to raise money For the Miss Thousand Islands Scholarship Program.

Hosting the Sugar Plum Ball. This is a father-daughter dance held every year to raise money for CMN.

The Staff of Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry. I hosted a private Pandora Jewelry party there to raise money for CMN. SO FUN!!

Shelb and me at Community Days, raising money for the Miss Thousand Islands Scholarship Program.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Border DJ Johnny Spezzano and I present a check of $132,000 to Joceyln Mejias of CMN!!

This week I co-produced and co-hosted the Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon on The Border 106.7. The fundraiser took place Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6:00am-6:00pm. I had the honor of meeting and interview some of the kids and their families that CMN has helped. As you can imagine there were a lot of tears over the tree days but I feel amazing about the success of our radiothon.
The CMN radiothon not only allowed me to represent the Miss America Organization, but allowed me to showcase my broadcasting skills. At the radio station I’m known as "Intern Kristina with a K” (or sometimes DJ Ke Ke lol). These two brothers saved their sisters life when her dress caught fire. She had 3rd degree burns covering her body. She spent 21 days in the ICU where she told me she also lost a tooth. : ) CMN was there to help!

Border DJ Johnny and I

Miracle kid Madi Draper.
Madi is preparing to undergo her 36th surgery. She was nice of enough to stop by for an interview.

Posing with fellow Inmotion School of Dance students, Mackenzie Moore and Kyra Daly.
In September I had the privilege of attending the Miss Italia pageant. The pageant is held every year as part of the Bravo Italiano Festival in Watertown. This pageant is very dear to my heart. In 2007 I was crowned Miss Italia and my life was forever changed. I love going back every year and getting to be a part of the girls journey! And of course eating LOTS of pasta : )

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Here's a little bit of my week..enjoy!

My fabulous sweat sista Jessica Page.
Showing off our "Flex Appeal" lol!

My sisters of iron at Boot Camp!
You can find all the details at
Come join us!!

8/26/09 An event for injured soldiers on Ft. Drum. Broadcasting live with The Border 106.7's Johnny Spezzano. I have to say out of all the groups I have ever worked with, the military always seems to be the most appreciative and helpful. I had an amazing time supporting our troops. It felt incredible to be able to say thank you to some of our nation's heroes.

Friday, August 21, 2009

My First Post!

The one and only Jessica Page. Tears when i saw her!

My girls : )

crowning moment!

my name being called. : D

Wow… where to start!? Tomorrow will be my one week anniversary as Miss Thousand Islands 2010 and I am just now starting to catch my breath. I have been so overwhelmed with congratulatory wishes and love from friends, family, and even complete strangers. Thank you to everyone who sent cards, flowers, calls, texts messages, and e-mails. Your words and acts of kindness mean so much to me and have really made this time even more special for me. So much has happened in these last few months but I thought I would start off this new blog by telling you a little bit about my journey preparing for this pageant.

Jan, 24 2009. I felt lost as I sat watching the 2009 Miss America Pageant. I had been praying day in and day out for God to show me what he had planned for me. As I sat there watching, clear as day I heard God’s voice saying, “That is what I want you to do right now. I have something great planned for your life and this is where it starts.” My first reaction..”yeah probably not..” LOL. But as a Christian I knew in my heart that I had to be obedient. I knew NOTHING about pageants…I had only been in one, Miss Italia 2008. Miss Italia is a local pageant held in my town at our annual Bravo Italiano Festival. It entailed three onstage questions, two being about my Italian heritage. So needless to say I had no experience in interview, swim wear, or pretty much pageants at all. I thought to myself there is no way I could ever do this. But again, God spoke to me saying, “Just do what I asked, and I will provide for you everything you need. mind was made up, and I sent my application in. First things first, GETTING BIKNI READY!! All I had ever done for exercise was dance. Not that dancing isn’t a killer work out..(Come on we’ve all seen So You Think You Can Dance). But for the most part I was only teaching classes and I just needed something different but had no clue. And that’s when I met the one and only, Jessica Page. My little fitness angel from above. She offered to let me take he “Boot Camp” class for free in exchange for some air time during the radio show I intern/co-host. To all who don’t know her, Jessica Page is a freak of nature. (I mean that in the best way possible). She taught me everything I know now about fitness and nutrition and really helped me develop my platform, “A Strong Generation.” But more than that she is the most determined, inspiring, passionate, individual I have ever met. She became so much more than a trainer, but one of my best friends. Being able to relate to her during training really helped me stay on track. As amazing as my friends are, no one understood my life style like Jess did.
Her husband then offered me a job at CANI fitness center. Perfect, a job I love where I’m learning about fitness and nutrition that helped me pay for my pageant expenses.

As the months went on things just kept falling into place just like God said they would. I found the perfect gown (on clearance that is) from my “Fairy God Mother’s” shop, A Touch of Grace. Jessica Renzi, a former Miss NY who teaches dance at the same studio as myself, helped me with my walk, posing, and interview. I dedicated all of my time and energy to practicing and getting ready for my pageant. From watching the news like it was my job, to posing in front of my full length mirror, there wasn’t a second where my mind wasn’t on the pageant.
The weeks up until the pageant was filled with so many different emotions, one minute I knew I was going to win, the next I was trying to convince myself that when I didn’t win, that it was still worth “ the climb,” yes I mean The Climb as in Miley Cyrus.. I actually cried while listening to that song a week before the pageant. LOL
The day of the pageant had finally come, I was so nervous. But I made the decision to just let is all go, and let God take care of it. My friends and family cheered the loudest whenever I walked on stage. It meant everything to see all of them (and there poster board signs) in the crowd. The pageant flew by; it was like an out of body experience. Almost as if my body took over and did all the work without permission from my brain. When they called my name as the winner, my head just dropped and I started crying. All I could think about is how glad I was that I answer God’s call for my life no matter how crazy it sounded. This experience has been so hard but so amazing. But now I feel like I can do ANYTHING I put my mind to. Maybe that’s what God wanted me to learn in the first place. But I know He will have much more for me to learn this year as I start a new journey as Miss Thousand Islands 2010, competing for Miss New York. : )