I always had high hopes for Michaelene Karlen, our current Miss Minnesota, but she proved how kind, sweet and funny she is by making it into Miss America's Top 15!

Samm and I met her in May while we took part in the MOCA's 5k.

It wasn't long after that when she became Miss Minnesota.

What I didn't know about Michaelene, was that while she was competing in Miss American, her roommate during the competition was Miss New York. Yep, that Miss New York. The one who won Miss America 2019 last night.

A quick check of Michaelene's Instagram stories told me this. So awesome!

What's Michaelene going to do now that the competition is over? RELAX. Oh, and continue to be an amazing entrepreneur who is an expert ballerina.

Michaelene, in our hearts, you're a winner - but we're happy for your friend Miss New York (*ahem* Miss America) too! Thank you for representing Minnesota so well and nailing the Top 15! That's huge!!

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