By Dana Calderon
I had the chance to interview the gorgeous Miss Oklahoma, Sarah Klein. Check out what Sarah had to say about beauty, fitness, and why she loves Kandice Pelletier Swimwear.
Q: What beauty product will you not leave home without?
A: I honestly can’t be anywhere without chap stick. I have one in my purse, one in my car, one in my wallet, one in every place I could possibly need it. Nothing is worse for me than my lips feeling dry and having no chap stick!
Q: Your skin is so clear; can you give us a few skin care tips?
A: I have tried a lot of different skin care products throughout the years. What has been consistent with my routine is that I wash my face every single night before bed and apply moisturizer and eye cream. In the mornings I will use astringent to clean off the moisturizer from the night before, then reapply moisturizer with SPF for the day. My current obsession is BeautyCounter products which are chemical free and so good for your skin. I use the cleansers, moisturizers, make-up, scrubs, and oils.
Q: Being Miss Oklahoma I’m sure you’re constantly busy, how do you have time to stay in such great shape?
A: It can definitely be a struggle sometimes but what I am so thankful for is the lifestyle I have been taught by my trainer, Brian Atteberry. Working with him during my years of competing, I learned how important it is to take care of your body and fuel it properly. I try to pack healthy snacks for long days on the road and make sure I at least get my cardio in every day.
Q: What exercises can you recommend for us to achieve a tight, toned, tummy?
A: I have always focused on having a toned tummy. Every day I try and do some sort of ab workout whether it’s in my bedroom or at the gym – working upper abs, lower abs, and obliques. Exercises I do at the gym are ball crunches, bent knee ups on a bench, rope crunches, and incline twisting sit-ups.
Q: What is your favorite healthy snack?
A: I am a big fan of snacks. Rice cakes with natural peanut butter and honey is one of my favorites. I also love almonds, walnuts, apples, bananas, and blueberries.
Q: You wore Kandice Pelletier Swimwear throughout your pageant career, what was your favorite KP Swimsuit?
A: It is so hard to choose!!! My favorite color is blue though, so that was probably my favorite. It had beautiful silver accents on the bottom and top.
Q: What do you love about Kandice Pelletier Swimwear?
A: What makes this swimwear so unique is that is fits exactly where it needs to, hitting the right angles to show off your body best. I love that there are many different styles to fit your body shape with beautiful colors and the perfect fabric for stage. The styles are always fashion-forward and flattering.
Q: Here at KP Swimwear we believe self-confidence is key to a happy, healthy life. Sarah, you always seem so confident, what does confidence mean to you?
A: Confidence to me is knowing who you are and being proud of that. I struggled for the longest time thinking that I wasn’t enough. But the moment I embraced who I am and every part of who I am, I discovered the self-confidence and boldness I needed to carry with me in pageants and in all parts of life.
Q: What was the most rewarding experience you’ve encountered while being Miss Oklahoma?
A: It is so hard to choose the most rewarding part of Miss Oklahoma. School assemblies are the biggest part of my job so every day is rewarding. Aside from the school assemblies though, one of the most memorable experiences was when I went on the Honor Flight with 72 Veterans to Washington D.C. for the day. With my platform being about military support, this experience was so special. We traveled to the memorials of the wars they fought in and they were given the respect and appreciation that they all deserve. I will never forget that day!
Q: What are your plans, after you pass down the Miss Oklahoma Crown?
A: After I pass down the Miss Oklahoma crown, I plan on moving back to Los Angeles to finish cosmetology school using the scholarship money I have received! Once I finish school, I hope to work in California for a few years, learning all I can from the best in the hair industry.