Kathryn Knuttila has accomplished a lot in her 23 years.
She took piano lessons as a young girl, all the way until she was 18 years old. She now owns her own piano studio, where she teaches students all that she’s learned. She’s a student herself at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. She’s a Dale Carnegie Training of North Dakota graduate.
Oh, and she also happens to be Miss Minnesota 2010.
She recently chatted with Sherri Hanson of The Vergas Show about her crown and what she hopes to accomplish in her tenure as Miss Minnesota. Knuttila’s platform is titled “Inspiring America: Crowning the Good in Your Neighborhood,” which she has coupled with Miss America’s national partnership with the Children’s Miracle Network.
Knuttila has been traveling across the state of Minnesota, collecting stores of inspiration for her website, WhoHasInspiredYou.com, adding that she’s been “in a different city or town every day.”
Also on her website, visitors can purchase Knuttila’s CD and the proceeds collected will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network. She hopes to raise $15,000 for the charity.
In terms of what she’s doing to prepare for Miss America, Knuttila said she’s been keeping herself physically fit but mostly focusing her energy on her platform so that she has a solid marketing strategy to present to the Miss America judges. “I think I’ve been preparing for Miss America my entire life,” she told Hanson.
Knuttila is a shining example of how true beauty starts on the inside, and how important it is to share your gifts with others. We are extremely proud to call her a Dale Carnegie graduate, and will be tuning in to root her on during the 2011 Miss America Pageant, scheduled for Jan. 15!
To check out the full interview with The Vergas Show, click here.