Miss Colorado Performs a Nurse Monologue at 2016 Miss America Pageant


Skipping the typical and expected song numbers, energetic dance routines, and jaw-dropping magic tricks, this beauty queen managed to blow the minds and hearts of the audience of Miss America’s 89th beauty pageant.

Kelley Johnson delivers her inspiring monologue in her scrubs.

Kelley Johnson, known by many as Miss Colorado, confidently presented herself in favour of her plain nurse uniform for the ‘talent’ round of the competition.

Donned in purple scrubs with a stethoscope around her neck, the 22-year-old Johnson conveyed a unique monologue relating to her experience as a nurse. She talked about a patient with Alzheimer’s disease who made an impression on her life.

The results are unexpected, original, and touching…

“Although you say it all the time, you are not just a nurse,” she said Joe told her on one particularly difficult night. “You are my nurse and you have changed my life because you have cared about me.”

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Johnson is a beauty pageant titleholder from Windsor, CO, who was crowned Miss Colorado 2015. Her platform is “The Health Initiative PLUS: Prevent, Live, Uncover, Study.” She is a 2015 graduate of Grand View University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, graduating as valedictorian of her nursing class. At present, she is a registered nurse.

And despite her second runner-up finish on the pageant proper, Johnson will surely be remembered longer and more dearly than any of the other contestants.

Watch her inspiring monologue above, and please SHARE it with your friends on Facebook!

Gil Wayne graduated in 2008 with a bachelor of science in nursing. He earned his license to practice as a registered nurse during the same year. His drive for educating people stemmed from working as a community health nurse. He conducted first aid training and health seminars and workshops for teachers, community members, and local groups. Wanting to reach a bigger audience in teaching, he is now a writer and contributor for Nurseslabs since 2012 while working part-time as a nurse instructor. His goal is to expand his horizon in nursing-related topics. He wants to guide the next generation of nurses to achieve their goals and empower the nursing profession.