This year is special as I have known Sydney Friar, Miss Missouri since before she was born.
Miss Missouri Sydney Friar and her proud grandmother, Mrs. Friar
As a matter of fact, she is mentioned in my new novel, "The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe" because she just happens to be from the tiny town where the story takes place - El Dorado Springs, Missouri!
Rhonda Shellhorn Friar, Miss Missouri Sydney Friar, and Jerry Friar
Those of you who are familiar with my tweets/facebook dialogue during the Country Music Awards should know that this particular feed will be 'snark-free'. These girls are so young and they all have worked so hard to get to this point and they are all so deserving of the Miss America crown. So everything I talk about regarding the contestants will be very positive. The judges and emcees? All bets are off. They're fair game.
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