February 15, 2019


The Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen Organization has acquired so many incredible sponsors over the years. I feel as tho it’s necessary to take some time to thank them for all of their contributions that they have given, and continue to give.

I’ll start out by saying a HUGE thank you Bridal Elegance. Bridal Elegance is the Miss Wisconsin/ Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen Dress Sponsor. One of the things that I was the most nervous for prior to leaving for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen was finding the perfect gown to walk in. However I knew even before I walked through the doors that Bridal Elegance would make sure I was dressed to the nines for my once in a lifetime experience. I not only found the perfect gown but I also found cocktail dresses, day wear, and jewelry that made me feel more ready than ever! Aside from preparing me for nationals they also prepare me for local pageants and photoshoots. Which brings me to the next sponsor…

I can’t tell you enough how hard it is to find a picture of myself that I like, but Watrous Photography has always managed to capture the greatest shots out there! When it comes to deciding on any sort of photo, Denise Watrous is the way to go! For my nationals headshot she made sure to capture exactly what I wanted! She’s full of so many exciting and unique ideas that when Tiana and I did our first photoshoot together, I wasn’t even surprised when we ended up at the state capital and a fair. I have to say I think the best part of that whole day was that I got to eat cotton candy and drink lemonade while taking photos! Sidenote, if you didn’t get a chance to see our Christmas photos then take a look below!!

When you live in such a harsh winter wonderland like us Wisconsinites, the weather can sometimes be little extra tough on your skin and lips. However I’m incredibly thankful for Bee Bella! It’s always so hard for me to find a product that helps to keep me protected from this dry winter weather, but their products have always managed to keep me feeling and looking my best!

Now when you think of Wisconsin what is the first thing that comes to mind (besides snow, snow, and more snow)? I know for me, I always think of cheese, which is why I was so excited to have Northwoods Cheese as a Sponsor! Cheese and Crackers, Grilled cheese, Omelets, you name it, and I guarantee Northwoods cheese has exactly what you’re looking for. Besides the crazy good flavors they have, some of the nicest people I’ve ever met are apart of this company. If you don’t believe me then check out this photo from Cranberry Fest. I left with more cheese then I knew what to do with, but don’t worry my family and I managed to eat it all with no problem!

What’s your favorite summer time drink? For me I always like to have a cold glass of Point Root Beer! Whether you pair it with ice cream to make a Root Beer Float, or just like to drink it as is, nothing will be more satisfying on a warm summer day!

Last but most certainly not least, I want to give a million and one thank you’s to Kwik Trip! Part of what Tianna and I do involves A LOT of driving from one place to the next, but having to fill up a tank of gas has never felt as good as it does with Kwik Trip! Kwik Trip is a new sponsor this year to the Miss Wisconsin and Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen organizations, but they feel just like family. If I ever am in need of a snack, drink, gas, or anything that is a necessity for a road trip, I always make sure to check with Kwik Trip first!

Sponsors like the ones above are a huge contributor to making this job so fun! Without them, I don’t know where I would be in terms of my year, but I’m beyond thankful that I don’t have to wonder! Make sure to check some of them out because I promise, you won’t be disappointed!

Thanks for Reading!
Mandi Genord, Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen