Monday, September 13, 2010

Big Move!

Hi everyone!

This is my first blog since the close of my reign as Miss USA on my new website! I want to blog about subjects that those of you who are reading will be interested in, so I would love your feedback. You can send requests in through my contact page :-)

Two weeks ago, I made a big move from the fabulous east coast to Hollywood! I can't believe I am actually out here. Ever since I was a little girl, I always wanted to live in NYC and LA and now I have done both! I never thought it would actually happen, but thankfully my sister was kind enough to let me live with her until I get settled and start working. That made the move a lot smoother.

Since I have been living in NYC, I gave my car to my younger sister who is in college. So when I decided to move out here, I was car-less! LA is definitely a car city because there is not a good public transit system like NYC and it takes at least 30 minutes to get anywhere. My first goal was to find a car and after going through days of looking at used cars through private owners with no warantees...Reid, my boyfriend, helped me find an AMAZING deal at Hyundai. Now, I am so happy to be leasing a 2010 Hyundai Elantra that is under warantee!  Reid is a master negotiator, praise the lord!

After I got my car, I have been busy with agent meetings, castings, classes, and social outings with some incredible former Miss USA and Teen USA's! LA has ridiculously gorgeous weather and there is so much to do and explore. I have been hiking at Topanga Canyon, learned to like sushi, started taking a great workout class that combines ballet and cardio, and eaten at some delicious Mexican restaurants!

I can't believe pageant season has already started with the wins of Miss Florida USA 2011 and Miss Texas USA 2011! It's such an exciting time. If any of you competing need my help, just give me a shout :-)

I hope all of you have a spectacular week!!


  1. Great first post in your new blog, Kristen! It sounds like you're really settling into LA well. We just got home from two weeks in California (San Fran & all over Southern CA). LOVED it! It was hard to come back home to Toronto after that amazing CA weather, but what's with that crazy "marine layer" of fog?! That was something else!

    Congrats on your big move and future plans!

  2. Congratulations on your move to LA. I too live in Southern California, in the San Diego area and love the weather here. I go to LA on occasion, but not that often. When I do go, I always have a fun time. It's nice to know you are adjusting well and doing some exciting new things!

  3. Yay for finally doing a blog post! Love you big sissy!


  4. Wizard of negotiating here. This was a very well written blog post. I will be looking forward to hearing more about your life in LA and more about your amazing boyfriend Reid

    Love Reid

  5. wow, i'm a fan now. you're very likeable and sooo down to earth. Please don't let lala land corrupt you! I wish you the best, keep posting!!!!

  6. Congrats on starting your blog! I started mine this

    Hope LA continues to be a great move for you!


  7. Thanks guys for commenting, it makes me feel so good! :-)

  8. Great blog! I hope all is going well in LA. How exciting for you!