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My reign as Miss Nevada

When The Reign Ends

When The Reign Ends

As all good and uncertain things do, my reign as Miss Nevada United States finally came to an end. Turns out they only give it to you for a year, regardless of how impressive you were as queen. Also, you cannot be voted in for a second term. I should know. I tried lobbying. I’ve READ MORE

Pageant Girl Problems
My reign as Miss Nevada

Pageant Girl Problems

In my last week as the reigning Miss Nevada United States, I busted my butt to do as MANY appearances as I could. My logic went as follows: If my sash wasn’t RATTY and DISGUSTINGLY FILTHY with makeup, self tanner, sweat, and unrecognizable stains by the time I passed on the crown, I hadn’t done

Celebrity Chefs Cook for a Cause
My reign as Miss Nevada

Celebrity Chefs Cook for a Cause

Since the New Year, life has been (shocker!) a non-stop train of appearances, conventions, fashion shows, interviews, articles, and editing. I’ve also tried to maintain a steady schedule of  yoga, exercise and down time to balance my coffee intake and workload (HAH- guess how THAT’S going). But mostly, it feels like I’ve been burning the

Dear 2013…
My reign as Miss Nevada

Dear 2013…

Dear 2013, I didn’t know what to make of you when I first met you as a disco ninja. I’d never spent an evening dressed in a mirror-covered costume before, frolicking about a party. It was my first evening in Las Vegas as such a character. I should have guessed that was your way of

LA Fashion Week- A Photo Blog
My reign as Miss Nevada

LA Fashion Week- A Photo Blog

When the designer of Bettie Page Clothing asked if I wanted to be one of her models at LA Fashion Week, it took me about all of two seconds to reply, “No Duh.” While it’d been YEARS since I’d walked a runway (and never one of that magnitude), it was a new adventure and I

Red Carpet Interviewing 101
My reign as Miss Nevada

Red Carpet Interviewing 101

When USA Today asked me to cover I Heart Radio, my immediate response was, “Absolutely!” But the high and excitement associated with this new found adventure was almost immediately followed by worry and dread. I’d never worked a red carpet event before. What if I didn’t ask the right questions? Would I get star struck

Backstage at I Heart Radio
My reign as Miss Nevada

Backstage at I Heart Radio

I’d say some weekends in Vegas are more eventful than others. But when over 80 celebrities, actors, and musicians assemble for the largest festival weekend in radio history (including Elton John and Paul McCartney), it’s bound to be epic.

About Me

About Me

Hey fellow adventurers, my name is Hilary! After being rejected from grad school, I took off on a solo journey around the world. Now I constantly challenge myself to take on new experiences. This blog documents my journeys from Europe to Fiji, swimming with sharks and living with tribes, to becoming an accidental beauty queen and working for one of the top national media outlets. If you like what you're reading, please subscribe! Here's to the next great adventure!

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