Presented by Miss Coon Rapids Alexis Houle
I have the honor of rooming with an incredible young woman this coming week: Miss Moorehead Brooke Critchley! From the little I have spoken with Brooke (and the copious amounts of Facebook "creeping" I have inevitably done), I can already tell that this girl is so beautiful, both inside and out.
In an attempt to get to know my roommate a little better, and to give you all a sneak peak of Brooke behind the scenes, I have asked her a series of questions to which her answers are posted below. Enjoy!
What is your platform and why did you choose it?
My platform is "Fighting Hunger, Fueling Education" and I chose it because of my passion surrounding the importance of providing equal education to all students combined with my love and experience being an ambassador for the nation's largest youth-led food drive, Fill the Dome. As a future educator, this is a platform issue I will forever feel passion for.
What is your favorite post-pageant snack?
My favorite post pageant snack are grapes!! I know it is strange but I'm normally so thirsty, hungry, and craving something sweet after pageants and grapes take care of all of that (the grapes are followed by lots of chocolate)
What is your talent, and how long have you been doing it?
I dance for my talent and I actually haven't been doing it for very long. My dad, grandpa, and uncles all coach basketball so I played until I was 13. I realized I would much rather be on a stage performing than on a court and started training intensely with my saxophone, choir, and ballet. Dance quickly became my favorite and, six years later, I'm still in love with it!
What are you most looking forward to during Miss Minnesota week?
I wish I could pinpoint one thing I am most excited for at Miss Minnesota, but I really can't. It is my first year and I am just so excited for everything! I am getting the opportunity to pursue my biggest dream and I can't imagine being more excited for anything but that.
What is one crazy thing I should expect as your roommate?
One crazy thing to expect from me is that I am incredibly clumsy! Be prepared to laugh at me constantly tripping or dropping things!