Photo by Valerie Carnevale
"Even without her
being able to talk, you can know what she's
thinking just by looking at her
eyes," Ellen said.
Christina went on her
first flight since she
was injured to watch her
sister compete in the Miss America pageant last month.
Though Ellen didn't win, she
reveled in the experience.
"I just have been enjoying every experience" as Miss Ohio, she
She began competing in pageants as a student at Ball State because a professor told her it would be a good way to learn skills valuable in her intended career as a broadcast journalist.
"It's helped me grow a lot," she
Now that she's
back home, she's
back to her
duties as Miss Ohio - which include promoting lightning safety and awareness.