Does this make me any closer to being a Disney Princess??? I have literally no idea how to explain this but I impulsively entered the Miss Greater Cleveland pageant and won the crown! I never in a million years thought I would be a “pageant girl” but I spend so much time championing #BrilliantIsBeautiful with @beautyandthebolt, and thought this would be a perfect way to prove it. Why not bring a Tesla Coil to a beauty pageant to show that femininity and engineering are NOT mutually exclusive? Fierce eyeliner doesn’t make you any dumber. Not only that, but I got to LIVE OUT Miss Congeniality (down to the “holy shit how do I curl my hair??” And having the other girls step in to help), and was delighted to find amazing friends and supporters in the other girls. They are talented, passionate, and ambitious young women and I’m so excited to get to know them during my Year of Service.
Huge huge thank you to @krumblebumble for being my pageant mom, Graciela for adding a healthy dose of cynicism, @superman_ck_101 for whooping my ass into shape, Christopher for helping get my Tesla Coil functioning, and of course @adupuisphotos for convincing me to do it and being the best Beauty and the Bolt cofounder I could dream of.