Miss Colorado broke boundaries at the 89th annual Miss America pageant giving an impassioned speech about her experience as a nurse during the talent competition. The Twittersphere took notice and we have their strong reactions here!
Miss Colorado (Kelley Johnson) broke the mold at the Miss America pageant on Sept. 13 during the talent portion of the competition. After a flurry of singing, dancing and amazing piano playing, Kelley was the first to wear something other than a dress as she told a story about an Alzheimer’s patient she encountered while working as a nurse. Check out the audience’s reaction to this unorthodox display of talent!
Kelley wore purple scrubs and a stethoscope looped around her neck as she delivered her short speech. She represented the hard work of nurses across America by telling a story about a patient named Joe who reminded her that she’s not just a nurse.
“Patients are more than a room number,” Kelley told the world on live television. “And I am a life saver. I am more than just a nurse.” Halfway through the monologue, the crowd gave her a huge cheer. Check out the widespread support for Kelley’s inspirational performance:
Miss Colorado’s talent is a monologue about her work as a nurse. Caring for people is a REAL talent – hope she gets to perform! #MissAmerica
— Angela Morabito (@Bear2theRight) September 14, 2015
Instead of dancing & singing, Miss Colorado’s talent was talking about a personal story while being a nurse So Inspiring #MissAmerica
— Taylor (@taylorpellam) September 14, 2015
I’m really hoping Miss America goes to Miss Colorado — Jordan Capobianco (@jordancapp_) September 14, 2015
Miss Colorado’s monologue was beautiful. Nurses are not “just nurses”. We can change peoples’ lives without knowing it, all in a day’s work.
— Jessica Urquhart (@JessicaUrquhart) September 14, 2015
Miss Colorado, you are such an inspiration for me and other students pursuing nursing. Thank you. 👏💉🏥 https://t.co/Yg1e7SgoMT
— erin (@eroeske135) September 14, 2015
Good for Miss Colorado for performing an original monologue! And in her nurse’s uniform. Finally, something different … #MissAmerica
— Deborah Cassell (@djdebbiedeb) September 14, 2015
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Miss Colorado’s monologue? We think that Kelley was super brave to stray away from the pack and ditch the ballgown for her scrubs!
— Gabriella Ginsberg