"With that being said, your first runner up is San Marcos, Skylar Bantz! That means your new Miss Texas Teen USA is Fort Worth, Brenna Flynn!"
The only thing that could make this crowning moment more intense is if I was standing up there with them! I could not be happier with the results this year. All the contestants were amazing and I couldn't agree more with the judges decisions. From Top 18 all the way up to the crowning moment I think they pretty much nailed it. Brenna was my favorite from the very beginning, she is so deserving and the most dedicated contestant I've known. Other than the crowning moment I felt like Midland County Teen Gina Campagna, very well earned her spot! I have watched her put in so much work for pageant weekend and I'll never forgot her reaction to making the final 5! As well as Capital City Teen Angelique Devine, her excitement was unforgettable and I look forward to seeing them compete in the future! There is so many others I would mention but I could go on for days! If we're being honest though there is a few girls I would have added to the Top 18 and Final 5. Although it is all apart of a greater plan right? Which reminds me of something Brennas mom had told me,
"The hardest part about pageants is that there is no formula to win. It's not like deciding you want to be great at math. You get a tutor and work work work ... the reward is a 100. There is a formula. You don't get that with pageants."
As much as I wish otherwise, she's right. I like to think pageants are like gambling. You win, or go broke trying. You can spend money to learn the tricks of the trade but it is all about timing. I am so happy that Brenna found the right timing. The thing that I saw in her performance this year that I didn't see before is hard to explain. She always had confidence, but this year she had the winning look. Watch any pageant and look at the winners eyes, you can see something there that the other girls don't have. Between active wear, evening gown and final question.. Brenna earned this title without a doubt. She can only get better from here and I strongly believe we have another Miss Teen USA on our hands.