As Presented by Miss St. Croix Valley - Kailee Ogden
Inspired by the experiences I had growing up in a multi-cultural family, my personal platform, titled "Believe We Are One: Creating Global Citizens," is focused on equipping individuals with the skills they need to become Global Citizens and help make the world a more just and sustainable place. To put it simply, Believe We Are One is a movement that says ‘the human community is one community, and we succeed and fail together.’
The motivation I find through my family as well as my personal vision for meeting the needs of our broken world are embedded in everything I do. From my personal hobbies to my professional goals, I am continuously driven by a fundamental passion for people. Carrying the inspiration I have from my 'global' family, this passion has led me and my advocacy all over the world.The takeaway for each person I work with is this: “Despite the world’s complexity, I have the ability to use my power in my corner of the globe to make it a safe and thriving place for all.”
What is your favorite post pageant snack?
Peanut butter and dark chocolate!
What is your talent? How long have you been doing that?
My talent is Jazz Tap; I started taking lessons when I was three years old.
What are you most looking forward to at the Miss Minnesota pageant?
I truly believe that it is the people you meet and the connections you make that shape any opportunity into a life-changing experience. Whether it's doing a puzzle with a child at the Children's Hospital or laughing with my roommate at night (cannot wait, Kailee!), the moments of shared experience that I will carry on as memories are the ones that I look forward to the most!
What is one crazy thing I should expect as your roommate?
I love workout videos and, just for fun, will be packing some Jane Fonda style leg warmers along with my Insanity DVDs!