Miss Iowa USA 2020 ContestantsVIEW THE TEEN CONTESTANTS
I want to thank everyone who has helped me in accomplishing my dreams. Thank you all.
Thank you to my parents, siblings, friends and all of my family for supporting me on this journey! Special thanks to my grandpa for all of his support!
I would like to thank my family and friends for all of their support. I would specifically like to thank my grandparents Jacques and Victoria Bourgeacq for always helping me work towards my dreams. I would like to thank "Say Uncle Photography" for my head shot and Le Chic Prom and Pageant Boutique for helping me select my wardrobe. To Kelly Jo, Legacy Pageant Consulting, and Jimmy from "A Queen's Conversation, thank you for helping me become a better version of myself the past 2 years.
They always say it takes a village to mold a woman into a queen and I have so much love and appreciation for mine. Special thanks to: JT Training, California Gold Mobile Tanning, Adrienne Zellmer at Pure Bliss Salon, Jullie Hammer, PreVue Formal and Bridal, Lisa G Artistry, Shana Owen & Kara Knudsen, Kelly Brown at KPC Kelly's Pageant Coaching, Heather Sumlin with Mental Management, Regency Square Senior Living, and my friends and family. I wouldn't be the woman I am today without all of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Couldn’t be already blessed enough to have my family, deaf community and my fellow friends and wonderful supporters! I’m always in for giving back to those who watered my seed to my root of me being who I am today. Thank you with all of my heart because I couldn’t imagine growing my journey without you.
I'd like to thank my mom and dad for giving me this amazing opportunity to be a part of this. I'd also like to thank all of my friends for supporting me.
I would like to thank my family for all they have done for me, I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. They have shaped me into the young woman I am today and there is nothing I could ever do to repay them. My family pushes me to be the best that I can be and will always believe in me, even in times of failure. I did not have any corporate/business sponsors, my family donated to help me enter this competition. They will continue to help me through life and I am so grateful to have such a loving and supportive family.
I would like to thank Central Iowa Air, O'Henrys Stitches and Prints, Live Your Dash Photography, and Synergy Sports for sponsoring me. I wouldn't be here without the help from your businesses. I would also like to thank all my friends and family who have supported, prayed, and loved me this entire journey. I appreciate every second everyone spent working hard and thinking of me. I love you all.
Family and Friends
Thank you to Family, Friends, Princesas Reales, Skincare by Kathleen, Chad Boltz, and Matthew Ohl Productions for endless time and support during this journey.
I would like to thank all of my sponsors for their generosity because without you, I would not be here today. Your support means more than you know. I would also like to thank my friends and family for all of their help as well. You guys are the best support system and I love you all so much.
First of all I want to thank the Courtyard by Marriott for sponsoring me. I want to thank my amazing boyfriend Ryder for supporting me and for believing in me. I have a wonderful family that helped me out in more ways than one. Thank you to all my aunts who helped me, Aunt Betsy, Aunt Sally, Aunt Kandi and Aunt Jacque. I'd like to thank Emmyjo and my best friend Victor for supporting me on this journey. Thank you Kale, Gabby and Dad for helping me also. I am so blessed to have an amazing family. Thank you mom for coming out to watch me compete. I love you all from the bottom of my heart. I couldn't have done this without you guys.
To all my friends - thank you for your outpour of kind, encouraging words. I am so blessed to be surrounded by such uplifting people. You all mean so much to me. Kelly - thank you for continuing to believe in me after all these years. I wouldn’t be the woman I am today if it weren't for you. The Kennicker family - you are my second home. Thank you for welcoming me into your family & supporting me during every step of this journey. Gabriel - having you as a shoulder to lean on has helped me get through all the ups & downs. Thank you for being you. Last but not least, Mom & Dad - thank you for always supporting my dreams even if it meant sacrificing your own. I love you more than any combination of words could ever describe.
I would like to give a special thanks to every single person that donated to my GoFundMe. Watching the donations fly in as soon as I made my fundraiser was amazing! I can't believe I never realized how many people were standing by my side until this and I am endlessly grateful. This has been a very exciting opportunity for me and I can not thank everyone enough that has supported me! I am incredibly humbled and can't wait until I am able to give back to the people around me.
Mom and Dad, thank you for encouraging me to chase my dreams. Peter, Madison, and Nick, your support means the world to me! Thank you for being at my pageant, and cheering me on all these years! You have each done so much for me, so thank you!
I would like to thank my parents for the encouragement, myself for the sponsorship, and my man Ben Pilat with Central Iowa Insulation for assisting with both.
A huge thank you to Herteen and Stocker Jewelers, the Wade kids (Will, Nora and Ben) and most importantly to my family and friends for all of their love and support.
I want to give a big shoutout to all of my amazing friends and family who have supported me throughout this journey, as well as my sponsors who I could not have done this without. A HUGE thank you goes out to Hope's Bridal for my beautiful evening gown, Great River Dentistry for keeping my smile bright, Arnold's Body Shop for being the best family business in town, Portobello Road in Ames for keeping me looking trendy, and Revive at the Group in Davenport for helping so many women like me feel confidently beautiful every single day. Thank you everyone for making this dream a reality for me, and I am so excited for what this year could potentially bring!
I would like to thank my family and friends for being my biggest supportors. It means so much to have such an amazing support system. Thank you so much to my coach, Kelly, for pushing me to my limits and helping me see the potential in myself that maybe I do not always see. Thank you to my work family at Salon Iris for helping me feel my best and for also being some of my biggest fans! You all mean so much to me and I am so thankful for everything you do!
I would like to thank Robert/Cole, Mom & Dad, Andrea, Ryan & James, Paula, Cole & Olivia. You have all been so supportive of all my dreams throughout the years. From cheering me on at my graduations and holding glitter banners at pageants, you have been there for me. Each of you have helped shape me into the woman that I am today. For that, I am forever grateful. I love you all very much and hope to make you proud.
Thank you so much to my sponsors, Chris and Wendy Stender at Hartwick Marina, Canfield Hughes VFW Auxillary, and Kathy Tauke and Brad Loney at RMB Properties LLC. I am so grateful for my family and friends who supported me in this journey to compete for Miss Iowa USA. A special thanks to my mom and dad, Candy and Brian Stender, for always believing in me and supporting me in anything I put mind to. A special shout out to my amazing coach, Kelly J. Brown, who helped me prepare for this journey and gave me the courage to believe in myself. A final thanks to all the support I received from staff and students at Findley Elementary School. My students and their courage are the reason that led me to begin this journey towards Miss Iowa, USA.
Special thank you to: Travel by Marco, Grandinetti Metal Recycling, Burkhalter Ag Repair, Lock Cattle Co, Edward Jones Ottumwa, Jim Tinnes Trucking, Paul Megrath-SnapOn, InRoads Paving, Wayne Hootman Trucking, Gentry Insurance, H&P Excavating, Edgewood Electric, Myers Excavating, Fairfield True Value, Greg and June Lowenberg, Tractor Supply Fairfield, Libertyville Savings Bank, Edward Jones Joe Stever and Ralph Caves Trucking. And of course, Dad, Mom, Buck and Hunter.