Minnesota Celebration!

The evening of August 16th was a night of celebration, as Krista and I were blessed to be surrounded by supporters and loved ones who shared their hugs, kisses, and well wishes! Unfortunately, Gabby was not feeling well enough to attend, but it goes without saying that her finish as 2nd Runner-up at Miss Teen International was outstanding and we are all extremely proud of her.

For me, this night was very special. Not only was it an opportunity to share my excitement with family and friends, but to connect with one person in particular who knows how I feel in a way that only 26 other women in the entire world can understand. Someone who I have known my entire life, and yet someone I have not seen in person since prior to my competing for the Mrs. Minnesota title. She has given me unconditional support and encouragement, but due to health concerns and family issues she was not able to be present for either pageant. Her name is Susan Hoffman – Mrs. International 1995, and she is my cousin.

 My cousin Susan Hoffman - Mrs. International 1995, Krista, me, and Sarah Wall - Miss International 2005

It was so very fabulous to see both her and her husband Robbo! Susan looks as beautiful as ever, and it is amazing to think two women from one family could have been so blessed to both earn this title.

 Andrea Bennett-Xiong - 1st Runner-up Mrs. Minnesota 2012, me, and Holly Ernst - Mrs. Minnesota International 2003 and hostess for the event

If you haven’t read Krista’s blog about the celebration, please do, as she did a wonderful job highlighting the food, the cake, the Edible Arrangement from our judge and former Mrs. Canada International Amanda Lee, as well as, Nick Zerwas another of our state judges who attended the party and who is very involved with the American Heart Association, the gorgeous patio setting, and most importantly the treasured guests who showed up to share in this experience with us!

Carla Jean Beaurline - Owner/Host of "Around Town" on cable television & me (Carla was also a 2011 Mrs. Minnesota International judge)

Thank you to Holly for opening up your home. Thank you to Cheri and Sarah for helping host this lovely party! And, thank you to all of you who have supported me along this journey! I am simply overflowing with love and blessings.

All my love,

Sarah Bazey
Mrs. International 2012


  1. Sarah,

    I am so excited for you, Krista, and Gabby for the phenomenal job that you are doing as our Minnesota representatives. And, how awesome that Susan Hoffman is your cousin! :) Cheers to all the celebrations and again for yet another opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of women; of YOU. AWESOME and enjoy! :) xoxoxoo

  2. Biggest of Congrats! Minnesota always has great contestants, and it DEFINITELY showed this year! :) Glad to see Sarah was able to attend; she's an absolute sweetheart!


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