Commonwealth Journal


February 26, 2013



Somerset —

Also helping put Killman at ease on stage are her coaches, including George Tiomothy Reed from Bowling Green — “He’s been with me since I started; he’s like a second dad” — and of course, her mom, who has thrown herself heart and soul into her daughter’s efforts and provides an invaluable support system.
“She loves it,” said Killman of her mother. “She helps me with everything, reviews my paperwork, helps with my hair. I think there’s only one pageant I’ve been to that she wasn’t there, and I just about died without her.”
Killman — a member of grace Baptist Church in Somerset and the reigning Miss Pulaski County — wants to help others achieve the kind of success she’s enjoyed, whatever one’s goals may be. She’s available to speak at schools or to various civic organizations, and promote SPICE in the classroom, and invites those interested to contact her at 
Majoring in hospitality management and tourism at UK, her goal is ultimately to become a wedding planner. However, thanks to her win — and ideally, another win to come — Killman is getting an early crash course in what it’s like to manage a girl’s big day.
“I am definitely looking forward to the challenge of Miss United States,” she said. “It’s so hard to imagine I could be (the winner), coming from a small town like Somerset compared to the girls you see winning Miss America or Miss USA. ... I’ll probably have to prepare a lot more.”
Something one has no doubt that the driven Killman can accomplish as well.

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