Hi everyone! My name is Emily Glynn and I will be representing Arizona Foothills Magazine as the new Face of Foothills 2013! I have some big shoes to fill, as I am following in the footsteps of the beautiful Caitlin Wilenchik, who’s face has graced the website for the past year. I can’t wait for all of the opportunities and responsibilities that await me, and this blog will keep you up to date on how my year is going.

 Well, here it goes!

 Nobody was more invested in my becoming Face of Foothills than my mom—she may not be happy with me sharing this with the general public, but during the last round of voting, she logged a solid six, sometimes eight hours a day. She was so serious about making me the new Face that when I told her I hadn’t gotten my eyebrows waxed prior to the Top Ten interview (and that they were starting to look like overgrown caterpillars), she actually reprimanded me for not keeping up with my beauty routine. I suppose when you’ve put so much time and energy into someone else’s success, narrowly missing the grand prize because of a pair of bushy eyebrows is quite an upsetting thought. 

 Thankfully, the judges were able to see past my eyebrows (which I swear are impeccably groomed otherwise) and had enough confidence in me that I was “crowned” the new Face of Foothills 2013! I hadn’t felt nervous all night, until the moment right before the winner was announced.  The day leading up to the party had been packed full with sushi, make-up, photos, rehearsals, and Top Ten bonding, so there wasn’t much time to think about winning. I even managed to suppress butterflies while I walked down the runway—I was having too much fun to think about anything else (other than falling in the pool). 

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 When Courtney announced me as the winner, I was surprised and excited and shocked…but I have to admit, I was not surprised to hear the crowd going crazy. My mom had come up from Tucson with a friend and my two roommates, who also happen to be my best friends, organized a giant carpool so I had a solid support team at the W that night. I felt incredibly loved throughout the whole competition, but at that moment, everything sort of washed over me and I realized just how lucky I am. Another plus of becoming FOF2013? My winning distracted my friends from Frankie Muniz. As far as I am aware, they spent much of the evening standing behind him and reminiscing about Agent Cody Banks and Big Fat Liar.

 That’s all I’ve got for now! You’ll hear from me next month, but in the meantime, follow me on Twitter (EmilyS_Glynn) and Instagram (emilysglynn)!