Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund
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Home Town: Farmington Hills, Michigan
Education: Walled Lake Western High School
University of Cincinnati – Conservatory of Music – Attending – Musical Theatre
Platform Issue: Raising awareness of eating disorders
Scholastic Ambition: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre
Scholastic Honors: University of Cincinnati Dean's List, Cincinnatus "Century" Scholar, National Honor Society
Career Ambition: To pursue a career on Broadway
The defining moment in Kirsten's life was realizing she had an eating disorder and "making the decision, my own decision, to recover." Upon meeting her, people might not realize that "I love books and academia and school, I love to watch the news, and I will forever be an enormous Harry Potter fan (yes, I waited until midnight to get my book at the past four release parties!)"
Kirsten is most proud of the time she performed as a soloist with the Burklyn Ballet Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Favorite TV Show: Will & Grace
Favorite Place to Visit: Edinburgh, Scotland
Favorite Food: Dark Chocolate
I was influenced by: My mother, most certainly. As a nurse and church leader, she is my role model for faith, character, and love.
State I've always wanted to visit: Georgia, because I love history; I want to visit the battlefields, the museums, and the plantations.
Something interesting about my family: My Grandmother represented Michigan at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City in 1944.
I can't live without: Vitamin B!
Kirsten Haglund, Miss Michigan - Miss America 2008
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