The original four headed for the semi-finals were Christiana Means, Sammaria Brevard, Lacey Baker and Candy Jacobs. Sadly Portland’s hometown hero, Christiana, had to forfeit her spot because of an Olympic team commitment in the Philippines. So previous challengers Monica Torres and Chelsea Castro staged a “redemption round,” with Torres ultimately earning her spot in the final four.
Secret to being a good host: In my opinion, the secret to being a good host is being present, genuine, welcoming and aware of the diversity in whatever event is being held. Meaning diversity in skill level, age, and gender making everyone feel like they are apart of a community equally. Oh…and a good host has to bring that HYPE! ?