Journal // Washington Plus America - Saturday

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I had the MOST AMAZING WEEKEND EVER! *yes, I just yelled at you, sorry*

Latasha Raines, the Executive Director of Washington Plus America, asked me to be an overall judge for the 2012 @waplusamerica!! I was beyond thrilled and honored, but never did I imagine a weekend with the queens would have so dramatically changed my life.

26 of the most inspiring women I've ever met. @waplusamerica 2012 Pageant
Took this picture Monday Night at finale. More pics to come!


The Plus America pageant was beyond words. NEVER have I experienced so much positivity and empowerment in one place in my life. After two intense days of judging 26 women who worked SO hard to not only be a queen, but SHOW us they are the entire package.....powerful, smart, beautiful and graceful. Eventually, the time came where the women stood on a stage waiting to hear their fate. One by one the finalists were called and one by one my tears fell. I was so proud and so wished we could give everyone a crown, because they ALL deserved it just for getting up on a stage and putting themselves in front of the brightest spotlight for all to judge them....all while having a smile and being so graceful. What I do on this blog is NO WHERE near the level of those women, and I just bow to them. It was MY honor to judge and stand and applaud and cry with them. **Damn it, crying again!** I can't wait to showcase the new queens in SKORCH and hope you take a look at the Plus America pageant and consider entering.

WFEW....so much emotion.....ok....And now it feels silly to show you what I wore....LOL But here you go!
This was Saturday night for mingling.

Checking the hair/makeup/outfit before heading to lobby.
Worked hard on my makeup for the night! Starting to use more purples instead of so much grey/black...I feel it makes my face more youthful, with more color. What do you think?

See that gorgeous ring???!!! A present from Chenese, so sweet!! I LOVEEEEE ITTTTTTT.

With Chenese Lewis, special guest and the FIRST Miss Plus America! And, she's the host of the #1 Podcast for Plus Size Women, Plus Model Radio!

I was LOVING Chenese's accessories! 

Fun in the lobby :). Thanks Chenese for being my photographer! 













TOP c/o Simply Be // BRACELET & NECKLACE c/o Fashion to Figure // PANTS Lane Bryant Houston Trousers // WEDGES Payless Dexter

More pictures coming from Sunday and Monday (Finale Night!)

xoxo
Jessica

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STATS Which are important so you can gauge if these outfits will look similar on your body.
SIZES: Size 24 on top, Size 26/28 on bottom, 11W Shoes
I have been every size from 12 to 32 in last 12 years.
MEASUREMENTS: 5'8", 50" Bust, 48" High Waist, 60" Hips

HEALTH: (since it's an inevitable conversation, here are the facts) 310lbs as of Jan 2014, normal blood pressure + cholesterol + sugars + etc, no PCOS, no thyroid problems, I think my metabolism has completely left the building however, I absolutely believe the human body was meant to move and exercise is important! Get those endorphins baby! Afterall, happy people don't kill people, right? :D

RULES I LIVE BY
• being a working mommy wifey doesn't mean I have to dress the part *wink*
• black, white, red and grey for life
• no matter what size I am I will dress this body to the nines
• Size and age are just a numbers

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