LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)—Miss Wisconsin Kate Gorman is back in town after the Miss America Pageant last week in Las Vegas.
She didn't win, but said she is taking some valuable lessons from the experience.
"I am so happy that I put myself out there no matter the outcome and for anyone that is listening out there," Gorman said. "Whether you're young or old, and you're thinking about pursuing a dream, pursuing a goal, taking the leap and you might be afraid to do it, take the leap."
She spent the week in Las Vegas waking up at 5 a.m. rehearsing and making appearances all day long.
But, she said the highlight of her trip was seeing the 80 people that made the trip to Las Vegas to cheer her on.
Now that she's back in the state, she will resume her role as Miss Wisconsin, traveling the state and promoting her platform.
"What I'm looking forward to the most is cultivating the next group of contestants that will compete for my job," Gorman said. "I think that will be the most rewarding aspect because I have the opportunity to impact their life."
She will give up her title in June when she crowns the next Miss Wisconsin.
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