And the results are in!!
You guys!!!!! This race has been SO close! NECK AND NECK for a long time! And because of that, I knew I needed to deactivate the voting RIGHT at 10:00 pm. But you’re not going to BELIEVE what happened. My husband and I were sitting in our room, discussing double strollers. I told him, “I need to go down to my office at 10:00 pm so I can deactivate the voting on the beYOUtiful campaign.” So at 9:55 I stroll down there, log into our hiyapapaya account, etc, yaddi yaddi yah. Everything is running smoothly. I remove the “vote” button and click “update” and then… nothing! I just get the swirling twirling “beach ball of death.” I’m like, “Okay, you have GOT to be kidding me. My internet did NOT just go out!!” Jeff, my husband, was immediately “on it!” (He’s so good to me!) He ran downstairs and reset the wireless router. It took us ten minutes, but we got it working again and I was able to deactivate voting. PHEW!! Talk about INTENSE!! In the meantime, I was PANICKING because voting was SO close!! So I took a screen shot of the results of the poll using the 3G network on my phone. Just so there would be no question!
And either way, Raylynn was the winner! BUT IT WAS CLOSE! Chelsy was not far behind her. These two ran a very close race. GREAT JOB, you beYOUtiful ladies!
A HUGE congrats to Raylynn who has won a FREE photoshoot with us at hiyapapaya! Contact us, Raylynn, to let us know when you’d like to schedule your shoot.
And actually, all of the top 15 finalists stay tuned. Because I have some exciting things I’d like to announce and discuss with you all in the next few days and weeks! You are NOT out of this yet!!
I can’t thank everyone enough for supporting this wonderful project and campaign. It has been the project of a lifetime. A dream come true. And has expanded into something that is even greater than what I could have dreamed up. I love all of you and you are all truly beYOUtiful!
And again – the rest of the top 15, stay tuned for some exciting announcements in the coming few days! You won’t be disappointed!
Much love, Cristi, one of the hiyapapaya girls:)