Before she gets the sparkling crown and satin sash, the future Miss Florida USA first has to check in at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood for a week of rehearsals.
Miss Florida USA 2010 Megan Clementi knows a thing or two about what these next few days will be like for the young women competing to represent the Sunshine State.
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"I will be your Miss Florida USA insider. So, I'm going to try to give the audience back home an inside look at really what's going on at the Westin Diplomat and at the Bailey Hall," Clementi said.
Eighty young women from around the state will compete, making them part of the largest group of contestants ever in pageant history. While they'll have to vie against one another for the crown, they also have to work together to make sure Saturday's televised pageant looks good.
"It's a production. It's televised. So, the girls have to work together as a team to get the opening number just right," Clementi said.
Most of the ladies, who are experienced pageant-winners, know they have to play well with the competition.
"It's all about teamwork. We have to go to practices and make sure we get the patterns and everything," said Miss Carnival Miami Damaris Aguiar.
Aguiar and her peers will need plenty of wardrobe changes and an ample selection of height-altering, high-heeled shoes, and are preparing for lots of workouts so they look and feel their best all week.
"It's all about the experience," Aguiar said.
The Miss Florida USA pageant, hosted by Local 10's Will Manso, can be seen this Saturday at 8 p.m. only on Local 10.