Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Ex-Homeless Veteran Enters Ms. Veteran America Contest

From Combat Boots to High Heels: Grand Forks woman enters pageant to shine light on veteran homeless
Grand Folks Herald
By Pamela Knudson
Feb 28, 2017
"It's one of those things you never imagine yourself doing. I've never been a 'girly girl.' I didn't wear high heels; I wore a uniform and combat boots." 
Sandy Gessler
Sandy Gessler never imagined herself as a beauty pageant contestant.

But, at age 60, she's entering the Ms. Veteran America contest to focus attention on the plight of homeless veterans—something she has experienced.

The Grand Forks woman plans to compete in the Ms. Veteran America regional pageant May 27 in Las Vegas. If she's one of the 25 contestants who wins there, she'll go on to the final competition in October in Washington, D.C.
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