Monday, January 11, 2010

Miss Minnesota - Brooke Kilgarriff

Miss Eagan, Brooke Kilgarriff, was crowned Miss Minnesota on June 20, 2009. On Saturday afternoon, many people gathered for a sendoff party for Brooke who will represent Minnesota in the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas to compete against 52 other contestants.

Miss America is one of the largest educational scholarship opportunities for women in the US. Contestants compete based on their beauty, poise, and style but also their talent and their social "platform."

Brooke's talent is singing and her platform is "Music - the building block of education." The Miss America national platform financially supports the Children's Miracle Network. Brooke has volunteered weekly all year at Gillette Hospital in St. Paul which is one of 170 hospitals nationwide which directly benefits from the Children's Miracle Network. Miss Minnesota has raised over $12,200 for that charity.

Cheer Miss Minnesota on to win the Miss America crown live on TV channel TLC on Saturday, January 30 at 7 PM central standard time! Our family wishes our beautiful and talented neighbor all the best in her quest!

250th posting for Eagan Daily Photo blog

30 comments:

Kate said...

Good morning, Leif. I trust that you had a good week-end skating with those lovely children of yours. Speaking of lovely...Brooke is indeed a good representative of our state for the pagaent.

Dina said...

Can we assume that is a photo from June? Otherwise, you must have very good heating there in freezing MN.
Brooke looks like a nice girl who does good work. Good luck to her.

And mazal tov, Leif, on your 250th post.

Olivier said...

elle est tres mignonne et elle a un beau sourire

Andreea said...

Good luck to Brooke on her quest. She's a beautiful lady and from your description she is also trying to do good. I'll root for her on January 30.

Leif Hagen said...

I took this photo of Brooke at Saturday's send-off party. She's even more beautiful in person! My other photos of her 5 other outfits aren't posted at her request so the other competitors don't see her dresses before the competition!

brattcat said...

She looks lovely. Best wishes to her and to all the girls. May it be a wonderful experience for them all.

Gunn said...

Congratulations with your 250 postings!! You have really showed us what it is like "over there". And I had not even heard about Eagan, before reading your blog! Thanks for sharing so many interesting things.

Good luck to Miss Eagan!!
Hope to see photos of her evening dresses later when you/they are allowed.

Hilda said...

Good luck to Brooke!
I haven't watched a beauty pageant in years. But I remember liking the fact that your Miss America contest offered scholarships — so the young women who joined weren't just pretty but quite smart too.

Congratulations on your 250th post and congratulations to Eagan too for its 150th birthday!

Anonymous said...

Leider kann ich die Miss-Amerika-Wahlen am Fernsehen nicht mitverfolgen. Auf jeden Fall wünsche ich Miss Minnesota viel Glück.

Monica - Fürstentum Liechtenstein

(Leif, ist sie deine Nachbarin??)

Lowell said...

Well, that's rather amazing that Miss Minneesota and Mr. Safe Leif would come from the same city...

But, we'll cheer her on anyway. It would be nice, though, if more Eaganites looked like her rather than like aging, balding stand-up comics. (I was talking about David Seinfeld! Gotcha!)

250 posts, huh? One for each day of your life. Good job!

Halcyon said...

Sorry, but I will have to support Miss Mississippi. :)

What a neat lady to have as a neighbor though!

Margo said...

GO BROOKE!. You will always be Miss America to those who know you. I am fortunate to be one of those who will be in Las Vegas in the audience on Jan 30 and yelling my lungs out for Brooke.

Judy said...

That's a very pretty young lady!

Marie said...

Good luck to her. I like the idea that pretty young women have to show they are interested in society and they volunteer. I dont think they "have to" do that in France, and that is why I don't like the Miss France thing.

Louis la Vache said...

Congratulations on your 250th post!

Eagan should be proud to have one of its daughters representing them not only as Miss Minnesota but in the Miss America contest!

Cheers!

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Well, go Brooke; may she raise lots of funds. I met Miss Michigan last year, she was signing autographs in the grocery store. Or would have been, if anyone had paid her any attention...
:-P
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Congratulations on your 250th Post !! This is Great..Every time i visit your blog it gives me motivation !!!

Rob Siemann said...

Eagan is 150 years old, and your blog is 250 posts old! Congrats to both!
I am sure Brooke will win, as she was crowned on my birthday. It's a sign! We will try to watch, or at least to record the show, as it will be the middle of the night here. Keep on with the good work you do, girl! You too, Leif!

cieldequimper said...

Very pretty!

Janet said...

Congrats to her! I look forward to watching her in the pageant.

Anh Brown said...

I'll look for Brooke to be in the final round along with Miss Texas! HeeHee!!

Anonymous said...

Music - where language stops, it goes on and even beyond. The most of luck for her.

Please have you all a nice Tuesday.

Kaori said...

Oh wow! Congratulations to Miss Eagan!

Jørgen Carlsen said...

Good luck in the competition - and congratulations with photo 250. I look forward to the next 250.

valeria said...

Good luck, she is really nice!
You bought "Caffé Verona"??? I wonder what kind of coffee it is. Did you like it? Thank you for thinking of me and visiting often, this is a big reward for me... Ciao from Verona xxx

Pat said...

Charming! Good luck to her.

Stefan Jansson said...

Beauty contests are not politically correct in Sweden these days, if it ever was. But good luck Brooke!

VP said...

My best wishes for your 250th post and for Miss Minnesota. Not exactly in this order...

Verna Luga said...

Hi Leif, thanks for dropping by anything davao ... good luck to Brooke ... I'll watch out for her on Miss America pageant.

Unknown said...

Leif,
chennagiddira, how is Rotary?
Still freezing there is it? Come to B lore.
Dhandyavadagalu