Hi Everyone, I'm Addison Opheim, my friends call me Addi, you can too! I'm your 2015 Miss Iowa Jr. Pre-Teen Cover Girl and National Cover Model. It's been so much fun this past year with my fellow sisters. When we got home there was a welcome and congratulations party in my school. The next year would fly by.
When I got back I met up with my sister queens in Des Moines and we donated books and school supplies to Blank Children's Hospital. We also got to meet our governor. We also collected goods for our soldiers and at "Operation Sweetness" I got to show them my crown and banner and tell them about my journey. The soldiers became our pen pals! I got to ride in many parades through out my area. One of them I met Kaylee and Maddi in Hull for a parade. It was a blast seeing all the little girls excited to see us.
Tragedy struck my family in July. I'm so thankful for all my sister queens and their families for coming to support my mom, my brother, and me. My daddy became my angel and my sisters came to be with me that day. Once your a NAM Sister you'll always be a sister! Starting the fall I did more fundraisers and gathered more goods to donate. My brother, Aidyn, and I worked at our fairground where we packaged meals in bags to send to Honduras. We were the youngest kids who helped out!
Next my journey was to head to Nationals! My brother, Aidyn, my mommy, and my uncle Joe came with me. Boy were those two weeks a blast! It was a lot of hard work but we also go to play. I got to meet so many girls from all over the United States. When your a small town country girl this was a big journey to the big city! My mom always tells me "no matter what your dream is you can achieve anything as long as you believe princess! Because I believe in you," my mommy told me over and over and my hard work paid off. I won the National Cover Model title!
I knew my daddy was watching over me and helped me along the way! As my year ends I've had so much fun and so many fun memories that will last a lifetime. Always be who you are and dream to the stars! Thanks to my family, friends, and my parents for allowing me to dream big!