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MS&E coterm takes on women’s leadership, pageants

In that program, I met a ton of girls who had done the Miss America program, so it was always in the back of my mind, but it takes up a lot of time if you really want to put in a lot of effort into it. So I waited until senior year, when I had a job lined up to compete. This was my first year competing in the Miss America organization, and the Miss San Jose program was the first exposure I had to it.