17th April 2016
The big day.
I woke up earlier than expected, buzzing with anticipation. I packed my backstage bag, took a shower and had a meal. I tried my best to enjoy the calm before the storm.
And then I was off… First I did my tanning. Let’s just say spray tanning is not the most comfortable experience. I had to let the tan dry and come back after an hour for a second coat. The make up session which followed was definitely more fun!
I then joined my family and friends to watch the other categories competing (including my lovely coach, Adrianna) on stage… By which point I was starving and was allowed to a granola bar (hello sugar & carbs!). This wasn’t enough though, so I had a meal of chicken and rice.
The long wait was excruciating – going from excited to nervous to tired. I just couldn’t wait to be over with it! After 4 hours it was finally time for me to go backstage.
I had to retouch my tan and pump my muscles. Luckily my coach noticed that my armpits were turning green after all my nervous sweating :O
Once we were put in line behind the stage, I realised how thirsty I was from the water depletion… I don’t think I’ve ever had so little water in a day.
But there wasn’t much time to contemplate. I briefly said hello to my friend who came off stage (she was competing in another category) and it was time to go.
And the rest is history!
Despite the nervousness I managed to come out on top 🙂
More details to follow…