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Miss Florida USA 2017

Posted by Craig Madaus on 7/23/2016 to Fashion
Last week and weekend was the  Miss Florida USA 2017 pageant at the historic Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. We had the honor of providing each contestant with a Bubi reusable water bottle. The contestants were so full of spirit and enthusiasm as they worked hard to prepare for the competition and crowning moment. They make it look easy on television, but the ladies began Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the early morning with rehearsal, then lunch, and more rehearsal in the afternoon. Each of those days would end with a pageant in the evening in front of a live audience. Thursday night was the swimwear competition, Friday was for stunning dresses, and Saturday night was for the final competition and crowning moment.

What is important to note is that most all events, including television and movie shoots, use bottled water, which creates a large amount of bulky waste and thereafter filling of the landfills. We   Miss Florida were excited that this was not the case for Miss Florida as we were able to provide each contestant and member of the production staff with a 14 ounce Bubi bottle. These were the perfect size to hold enough water for the morning activities and then get refilled during lunch for the afternoon activities. By refilling the bottles from a water fountain, the Miss Florida organization was able to save time, money and the environment.  

The contestants were presented their gifted Bubi bottles on Thursday morning. The immediately started playing with them and were amazed at how compact they were. I was then given the opportunity to give a brief demonstration of how the bottles work and all the uses including hot or cold compress, freezing it, using it for hot liquids (i.e.: coffee, tea), and how easy it would be to carry to and from the theater.

The pageant itself was amazing! Everyone was so gracious, pleasant and absolutely beautiful! I really enjoyed being apart of the the long days, the pageantry, and the behind the scenes activites. More importantly, it was an honor to be a part of the event and I look forward to gifting Bubi bottles again to the contestants vying for Miss Florida 2018 next year.