Our Brush with Royalty…

2009I had the distinct pleasure of assisting the reigning Miss America, Katie Stam, while she was in Wichita on Sunday, November 1st and Tuesday, November 3rd.

As this was my first time to be in the presence of who is the closest thing to a real Princess in America, I did not know what to expect.  What I found was a confident, kind, and humble lady.  I was surprised that she travels very simply as to not attract attention (both good and bad).  She also is on the road so much, she does not have a “home base” to crash back to after a long trip.  She has been on a long trip since she was crowned over 9 months ago.

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What else was amazing is that she put the same effort into a trip to an elementary school as she does into singing the National Anthem before an NFL game.  She also had a quirky sense of humor.  She said Wichita reminded her of home and that she was looking forward to going home soon.

All in all, it was a pretty cool few moments with a real celebrity that does not act like a “real” celebrity.  Katie has a new batch of fans in Wichita at Scholfield Auto Plaza…

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