Even though the competition was over, my nerves were still going. Who is going to win? At this point, I was pretty sure it wasn't going to be me, but I was just excited to be there. Breakfast was at 6:15 am (Why are they waking us up SO early??). Then time to line up...I was at the beginning of the Entertaining Appetizer line. Then it was time to go, the music & lights were going full force again as we walked into the midst of the applause. I was trying to savor my last minute of "fame". I was also lucky enough to get a front row seat at the awards show. Then the announcement of the winners begins. I was genuinely happy for all the winners, they were so excited. Click Here for the list. When the grand prize was announced I was thinking...wow..it must have been the best peanut butter cookie ever! At the conclusion of the awards ceremony, Sandra Lee came out and I got a chance to meet her. She was SO nice & very humble. Then I gave my family hugs and thanked them for supporting me. It was definitely one of the best experiences of my life and I hope I get to do it all again in 2010.
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