“Shannon Galipault is Miss Garden Grove 2015, and Josie Pearce is Miss Garden Grove’s Outstanding Teen. The two were crowned during a lively Wizard of Oz themed show held at the Saigon Performing Arts Center in Fountain Valley. The young women competed in talent, question / answer, fitness and evening gown categories. The winners receive scholarship money and have the opportunity to compete for state and national titles. Garden Grove TV3 Reporter Lee Le has the story.” -Garden Grove TV 3
LOL… I love it! Our executive director sent this to me and the girls. It brings back so many good memories with my #GGgirls! I cannot wait to serve as a miss princess in our holiday community service events next month!
Last night was a night to remember. First, a super huge congratulations goes out to every since Miss City of Orange 2015 finalist for being amazing and giving it your all last night. I am so humbled to be surrounded by women of this caliber. Second, congrats to the court and the award winners: (Results from last night)
- Miss City of Orange 2015 Paula Verkuylen
- 1st Runner Up Viktoria Gillon
- 2nd Runner Up Hilary Haskell
- 3rd Runner Up & People’s Choice Kristen Mabry
- 4th Runner Up & Miss Congeniality Rachel Bulosan
- Spirit of Orange Awards Jessica Hughes and Danielle Jacoby
- Steve Ambriz Award Natalie Mallinger
I seriously teared up when I won Miss Congeniality. Just the thought that I was voted by the girls for this honor fills my heart with an overload of love and happiness. Last night was a night of firsts: first time on the MCOO court, first time Miss Congeniality, and first time the competition and rehearsals literally went by in the blink of an eye! I’m super excited to cheer on Paula at Miss California and I hope all the girls continue to compete.
AND THAT’S A WRAP truly captures my lasting feeling about Miss City of Orange because this year was my last time competing for this local. I know for a fact that I won’t be living, working, or going to school (for eligibility) in Orange anymore so this feeling is bittersweet. Enjoy my photos from last night while I continue to soak it all in…
My Outfits of the Night!
+ FLASHBACK TO MCOO MEMORIES +
Miss City of Orange 2013 Finalists
Miss City of Orange 2013 Finalist headshots
Queen for a Day 2013
NOW, I can officially say thank you Connie and the Miss City of Orange Scholarship Program for being the first ever pageant I competed in and for shaping me into the woman I am today. I have met lifelong friends through this program that I know I will keep in touch with even after my pageant days are over. I will continue to compete in the Miss America Organization, but now I have to retire my involvement in this program as a contestant. I love you MCOO.
Tomorrow is the big day! I feel prepared and ready to have fun with the competition. Quick thoughts: My full wardrobe for Miss City of Orange will be the same as Miss Garden Grove’s except for my talent dress and my interview dress. So, yes, I am doing the one-piece again — not because I am uncomfortable with my body, because I could care less and I love my body — more because I love the swimsuit and I want to show it off again… lol. Whatever happens tomorrow, God willing ♡ I just can’t wait to see my girls out there and my family and my friends out there cheering me on. I especially can’t wait to see my focal point, my boyfriend, smiling back at me in the audience. I can’t wait to see who wins the scholarships and title of Miss City of Orange!
My thoughts in this photo: “Don’t mind me… oh shoot! We’re supposed to reach for the crown… -_________- *just smile, keep smiling Rachel*”