While reading the SL Tribune last night, I found this article about Miss Utah 2008, Jill Stevens. She is a Utah National Guard combat medic VETERAN turned beauty pagaent contestant.
So, what makes that worth the blog post?
Cool for many reasons.
1- She gives a better name to U.S. female soldiers. They can be muti-faceted, not just some butch girls with no femininity.
2- She gives a better name to the Miss America pageant. See, we are progressing. It's not just about the looks.
3- She is a wonderful representative for the LDS church. She was the only contestant to wear a one piece bathing suit. And, modest or not, she still looks great.
The really cool part of the story is that this Miss Utah bid farewell by hitting the floor for some push-ups. Many of the contestants (that could hold their own) joined her. Check out this video.