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International Pageant

July 23rd and 24th


The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Married Women®

Mrs. Iowa International®

Emilee Gehling

People's Choice Award

What's the most sensible thing you've ever heard someone say?
I wish I had started focusing on my health, fitness, and wellness earlier. Like many mothers, I put myself on a back burner and promised myself I would focus on my health later. In 2018 I finally started to fulfill that promise, and I wish I had done so all along. I feel more fit, focused, and able to meet each day and each challenge with more verve.

What gets you excited about life?
There is no shortage of potential pitfalls and what-ifs that can keep us up at night. Years ago, I heard a message that resonated with me. "Do not fear the future, for God is already there." When I start to worry, I try to say a little prayer. It is better to be prepared for the future than to be scared of it.

If you had to teach something what would you teach?
I love traveling, because it exposes us to a different view of the world. I most enjoy spending time at local hot-spots and restaurants to find out about what residents eat and hopefully what they care about. That said, I do love a good tourist destination too! You don't want to leave Venice without a trip around the canals in a gondola!

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
I'm satisfied with my age because I have more confidence than I used to have. I think the confidence comes from experience and knowledge gained from where I've been, while still being excited about where I'm going.

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