Bailey Hodson of Berwick named winner of Pass up Iowa 2022

When Bailey Hodson listened to her title declared as Overlook Iowa 2022 at the point out pageant June 11, her fingers started shaking and her thoughts went blank in disbelief. 

“I didn’t even know what to do, the place to go,” Hodson explained. “I did not have this ‘in the bag’ mentality. I didn’t feel it was heading to be me from working day a person, I was really just there to have enjoyment and be proud of the perform I place in.”

Hodson, 24, of Berwick, will go on to signify Iowa in the Pass up America Pageant in Connecticut this December. 

The Grand View College alumna, who majored in English and secondary schooling, acquired a whole of $12,750 in scholarships and awards as a result of the Miss Iowa Scholarship System this yr. That involves the Jessica Pray Patel Vocal Scholarship, awarded to the vocalist with the highest talent score — an award that shocked Hodson. 

“I constantly feared judgment, for the reason that I was never ever experienced in vocal general performance,” Hodson reported. “It was just anything I did in the shower or automobile. I loved singing, but I was frightened to do it in front of men and women. But if I am going to converse on conquering your fears and remaining your most effective self by means of my initiative, I needed to struggle my have dread of singing in front of people.”