S: The Journey With The Crown 2011
FC: The | Journey | With | The | Crown
1: In May of 2010 I won the title of Miss Houston US 2011. All my dreams became a reality when my name was announced as the new titleholder. That day my life changed drastically. I was granted so many amazing opportunities that would change my life forever...
2: Miss Houston US | 2 0 1 1
3: Every Great Dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world..... | May | 31 | 2011
5: Celebration Dinner | A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends.
7: A day at the Ball Park with the Sunshine Kids watching the Houston Astros!!
8: My very first appearance as Miss Houston US! The kids were incredible to work with!
10: Miss Houston US Photo shoot with JerSean Golatt
12: Texas Children's Hospital QUEEN FOR A DAY July 2010
14: The Most Important Thing In Illness Is to Never Lose Heart!
16: The Journey Continues..
17: Miss Texas US 2011 | Yesterday is but a vision, and tomorrow is only a dream. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a dream of hope...
18: SHOW TIME | The Grand Opera House Galveston, TX
20: August 8, 2010 | A Day I'll Never Forget...Best Day of my life! | YOU DID IT! | 1st
21: Miss | TEXAS | Pageant | HOUSTON | Sister Queens
23: Happy Hour | 2010
27: Annual | Golf Classic
28: American Cancer Society Annual Convention
29: MONROE HAIR STUDIO OFFICIAL HAIR SPONSOR FOR THE TEXAS US PAGEANT Always made me look fabulous for every event!
30: I think playing dress up begins at age five but never really ends.. | Give A Girl The Right SHOES and she can conquer the WORLD!
32: cant change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.. -Jimmy Dean | I
34: Getting the opportunity to come out and speak to the students of Liberty ISD was one of my FAVORITE appearances during my reign. I will never forget the moment when I walked into the auditorium and every seat was filled with cheering students. That experience alone made my year as Miss Texas unforgettable..
38: Shultz | Feb.2, 2011 | Middle | School | Waller, TX | 1. Be Comfortable In Your Own Skin
39: 2. Positive Attitude | 3. NEVER follow the leader, BE the leader
40: MISS TEXAS: | MISS TEXAS | 4. Always Be Classy and Polite
41: Self Esteem Seminar | How To Be A Lady ! | 5. NEVER give up on your Dreams No matter How BIG they are!
43: A Special Thanks To Ashley Gillen Photography! You were amazing to work with and your work is flawless!
47: T | E | X | A | S
50: The Miss Austin and Miss San Antonio USA Pageants | J.J Smith
51: Supporting Miss Lauren and Abbi! | RED CARPET MOMENT | Best Friends
52: FALLS COUNTY | Sister Queens | CELEBRATE REMEMBER FIGHT BACK!
53: RELAY | FOR | LIFE | American Cancer Society
56: TEAGUE | COUNTY
57: Fairfield | RELAY FOR LIFE
62: FINAL | WALK
63: My year as Miss Houston United States has been a incredible honor and a dream I will never forget. I have been blessed far beyond belief and I am still trying to process all the amazing memories. The opportunities I encountered along my journey helped me grow as an individual while impacting my life in ways that are indescribable! This year has taught me to be stronger and more Inquisitive and to encourage young women to dream BIG and realize that with education and hard work ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! This magical year has been filled with priceless opportunities to meet incredible people and work with dynamic organizations in effort to raise money towards my charity “The Fight Against Cancer”. I could never of made it through this adventure with out the love and support that I was graciously given. I would like to give thanks to all those who helped me grow and achieve all my goals during my reign! To God, for my countless blessings and this amazing chance to make an impact in my community. To my two fabulous directors, thank you for the wonderful year of memories and the privilege to represent your wonderful organization. The appreciation and gratitude I feel towards you both is one that can never be forsaken. To my friends and family, your countless words of inspiration and unconditional support mean the world to me! To American Cancer Society, Young Texans Against Cancer, Queen for a Day, Sunshine Kids, and so many more outstanding organizations..thank you for allowing me to be apart of so many unforgettable experiences while having the opportunity to shine light on such a remarkable cause. To my grandma, my guardian angel, and my biggest inspiration: I owe this year to you. Thank you for teaching me the importance of a OPEN HEART, A BIG SMILE, and A HELPING HAND! You have been my drive and purpose behind every step of this journey! To my future successor and to all those who dare to dream...never give up on your goals no matter how BIG they may be..always remember the SKYS THE LIMIT! I wish you the best on your incredible adventure ahead! As for myself, My journey is not over! Two short months later after winning the title of Miss Houston, I took home the title of Miss Texas United States 2011! Next Month Im headed to Vegas hoping to capture the title of Miss United States and bring it back to the Great state of TEXAS! With lots of LOVE, LUCK AND LAUGHTER, Your Miss Houston US 2011 Leslie Amos
65: The NEW Keeper Of The Crown! | Miss Houston US 2012 | Brigette Dechant
68: MY | JOURNEY | TO
69: Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookies of life. | "Even though you are in my home for a short time You are in my heart forever." | MISS | UNITED | STATES | The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination.
71: GOOD LUCK!
72: FLIGHT 277: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
74: Meet and Greet | ORIENTATION
75: FIRST DAY
76: Ballgowns | A N D
79: Meet The Contestants | BOWLING NIGHT
82: SUPER MODEL MAGAZINE CONTEST
83: Denim and Diamonds Fashion Show Event
84: SWIMSUIT PHOTOSHOOT
85: JOE PIER | PHOTOGRAPHY
86: INTERVIEW COMPETITION
87: Express Yourself
88: Emily Ware is a 9 year old little girl that I will never forget. She was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma when she was 2 years old and has been fighting this cancer everyday since. I met Emily during my journey as Miss Texas and we became very good friends. Her spirit and positive outlook towards her disease at such a young age is remarkable beyond words. As a special surprise for little Emily, we had her flown to Las Vegas to watch me compete at The Miss United States Pageant. I had her made a Miss Texas sash just for her and she met all the contestants while being there. She was my biggest fan and seeing her little face front row when I walked out on stage is something I will never forget. She was grinning from ear to ear while holding a thumbs up to me for motivation! Emily's special visit to the pageant is one I will cherish forever.
89: Emily Ware | Cancer Survivor of The Year
90: OPENING NUMBER | MISS UNITED STATES 2011
92: MISS UNITED STATES | Swimsuit Competition
95: Evening Gown Competition
96: TOP 8 FINALIST | TEXAS! | Miss United States 2011
97: On Stage Question | TOP 8 FINALIST | Would you rather work for a small business or large business and why?