For little girls, the most coveted accessory in playing dress-up is the crown, followed closely by the pink feathered boa. "Spray-on butt glue" is not normally part of that equation, but for Brigid White, it was a necessary, grown-up evil that was worth enduring, especially during the Swimsuit competition.
According to Brigid, "There is a certain prestige attached to the crown, but it's the opportunities the crown gives you that matter most." Through her role as Mrs. Wisconsin, Brigid uses her platform to raise awareness for causes and charities dear to her heart, like the Ronald McDonald House and juvenile diabetes.
"I volunteer my time, and my title has helped secure auction items when necessary, and contributions. People respond to it. I also love to prepare for the pageants. I like having a goal, I like getting dressed up, meeting the girls — I have a friend in every state."
Part of Brigid's agenda as Mrs. Wisconsin is to encourage other women to get involved. "The judges are looking for women who have life experiences, kids, who are PTA presidents; women who know how to mentor young people. It really makes you look at what you've done in life and makes you step up your game."
Brigid has a daughter, Grace, with her husband Adam and works full-time job as a concierge and assistant manager at the Kilbourn Tower Condominiums in downtown Milwaukee.