Here She Is, Miss Oklahoma – Addison Price

Show Notes

Get to know Addison Price, the newly crowned Miss Oklahoma, as she shares stories that will simply make you want to get to know her even more!
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This is a transcription of the Rustic Cuff bracelets podcast – CEO-ish

Speaker 1:
Do you ever feel like you’re building an arc with only the instructions for a canoe? If so, you’re not alone. Welcome to CEO-ish, where we’ll discuss traveling the path of the unknown while making it your own.

Speaker 1:
Welcome back to CEO-ish. I am so excited today, we have with us Addison Price, but you go by Addie.

Addison Price:
I go by Addie. My friends call me Addie. You can call me Addie.

Speaker 1:
I can. Okay, well thank- god-

Addison Price:
We’re on that level. We’re on that level.

Speaker 1:
I am now Addie’s friend.

Addison Price:
Congratulations.

Speaker 1:
Addison Price. She is my friend, but-

Addison Price:
Yeah.

Speaker 1:
To the world she is known as Miss Oklahoma.

Addison Price:
To the world I am known as Miss Oklahoma.

Speaker 1:
To the world. I’m so excited.

Addison Price:
The other day my dad, we have one of those Google home things, not the Bracelets .

Speaker 1:
Like Alexa?

Addison Price:
Yes.

Speaker 1:
But Google. What’s her name?

Addison Price:
Yeah. We say, “Okay, Google.”

Speaker 1:
Oh, they call her Google?

Addison Price:
Yeah. That’s it. She doesn’t have a name. She’s not there.

Speaker 1:
Oh. Okay.

Addison Price:
Yeah, but my dad said, “Okay, Google, who is the current Miss Oklahoma?” Just because he wanted to show off the Bracelets-

Speaker 1:
Yes.

Addison Price:
-see if it would do it and it gave him a whole bio about me.

Speaker 1:
Of you?

Addison Price:
It was the weirdest thing. Yeah. That’s whenever I really felt like I made it is because Google knew who I was.

Speaker 1:
Do we have an Alexa up here?

Addison Price:
Should we ask Siri?

Speaker 1:
Ask Siri, okay, ask Siri. I’m so excited. Yeah. Okay. Wouldn’t that be funny if Siri said a bracelets winner from three years ago?

Addison Price:
Yeah. Really. It’s not me at all. Siri, who is the current Miss Oklahoma?

Siri:
I found this on the web.

Addison Price:
Oh, that’s it, that’s all she gives us.

Speaker 1:
Oh, see Siri makes us go to the web. That’s why we don’t like Siri. Sheila, could you get us an Alexa for next podcast? Please?

Addison Price:
Yeah. Yeah, make that mental note please.

Speaker 1:
So Miss-

Addison Price:
Anyway, yeah.

Speaker 1:
Addison Price, you were Miss Tulsa.

Addison Price:
I was Miss Tulsa.

Speaker 1:
Now you’re Miss Oklahoma as of when?

Addison Price:
Yes. As of June 8th.

Speaker 1:
June 8th, and I was there when you were crowned.

Addison Price:
Yes.

Speaker 1:
I cried.

Addison Price:
Sitting just a couple of rows back. Yep.

Speaker 1:
Yes.

Addison Price:
I remember.

Speaker 1:
I’ve only known you for, I don’t know, since you were three.

Addison Price:
Yeah, I mean basically since I was born.

Speaker 1:
Okay, so maybe a year.

Addison Price:
But too long. Yeah, exactly. Maybe.

Speaker 1:
But anybody who has met you, I believe falls in love with you right away.

Addison Price:
Well, thank you.

Speaker 1:
It’s so true.

Addison Price:
Well, thank you.

Speaker 1:
Your smile and your personality are so infectious.

Addison Price:
Thank you.

Speaker 1:
That I could talk to you with my eyes closed and be in a room with you and I would still just absolutely adore you.

Addison Price:
That is the sweetest thing, really.

Speaker 1:
And thank you for joining us on CEO-ish.

Addison Price:
Yeah. That’s all the time we have today.

Speaker 1:
That’s all we have.

Addison Price:
Thank you everybody.

Speaker 1:
So Addie came up to visit-

Addison Price:
No, let’s go back to complimenting my bracelets.

Speaker 1:
Oh, I like that.

Addison Price:
Just kidding.

Speaker 1:
That’s exactly what I would say.

Addison Price:
I’m just kidding.

Speaker 1:
Now you go ahead and throw me a compliment on my bracelets.

Addison Price:
Yeah, exactly.

Speaker 1:
Addie came up to visit me today and I asked her if she would sit down with me and do a podcast. This is your first podcast.

Addison Price:
First ever podcast.

Speaker 1:
Now, do you listen to podcasts?

Addison Price:
All the time.

Speaker 1:
Give me the top three you listen to.

Addison Price:
Well, okay, so we talked about this last time, but a lot of times I’ll listen to the Porch Series, so I’ll listen to-

Speaker 1:
Yes.

Addison Price:
-sermons online. My friends recently have shown me this podcast that’s called… Oh man, it’s something about sleep. Oh gosh, but it’s all about Enneagram types.

Speaker 1:
Oh, what number are you?

Addison Price:
Sleep at Night. I’m an eight. No, no, no. My friends an eight.

Speaker 1:
I’m sorry. Yeah, the numbers… Wait, while you’re saying this [crosstalk 00:03:17], Addie just told me that she has dyscalculia.

Addison Price:
Lia, yeah.

Speaker 1:
Lia. Dyscalculia, and it is where you read numbers backwards?

Addison Price:
Numbers wrong. Yeah. Yeah.

Speaker 1:
Okay.

Addison Price:
Numbers get out of order. They get jumbled. Oh Gosh, you’re getting out a piece of paper.

Speaker 1:
I’m going to write down my favorite number.

Addison Price:
Stop. I’ll be able to say it right. You’re putting me under pressure.

Speaker 1:
Okay, okay.

Addison Price:
It’s just like if I’m doing math.

Speaker 1:
Okay. So what is that number right there?

Addison Price:
Three, two, eight. No, I’m just kidding. 48,823. It really was hard for me, but yeah.

Speaker 1:
Okay.

Addison Price:
Especially long numbers like that.

Speaker 1:
Tell me about a time that dyscalculia… Was this your platform for Miss Oklahoma, by the way?

Addison Price:
It was all about, yes, empowering people with disabilities.

Speaker 1:
Okay.

Addison Price:
And it stems from me having a disability.

Speaker 1:
When did you realize that you had dyscalculia?

Addison Price:
I was diagnosed at seven-

Speaker 1:
Wow.

Addison Price:
-with dyslexia and then I really didn’t know until my early years in high school. And then I was super embarrassed, super ashamed, and didn’t tell anybody until my later years in high school. And I only told my best friend who also had dyslexia.

Speaker 1:
Because when you read, you’d see things differently than other people.

Addison Price:
The lines get switched.

Speaker 1:
Wow.

Addison Price:
Yeah. So whenever… I hate reading books.

Speaker 1:
Yeah.

Addison Price:
And it’s taken me a long time to actually enjoy reading a book, now finally I do.

Speaker 1:
So you just listen to them.

Addison Price:
So normally podcasts and stuff like that. Yeah, I love.

Speaker 1:
I love that we are your first podcast.

Addison Price:
I know.

Speaker 1:
So when you do podcasts, probably or when you go to any TV or radio station, they ask you questions about… Tell us about your journey to-

Addison Price:
Right.

Speaker 1:
Or the road to Miss Oklahoma.

Addison Price:
Right.

Speaker 1:
I’m going to put a link on our website that-

Addison Price:
Perfect.

Speaker 1:
-tells people that story because I know it’s a great story, but I don’t want to hear it again.

Addison Price:
Yeah. Tired of hearing.

Speaker 1:
I’m so tired of that story. Plus-

Addison Price:
Yeah, you can find it online somewhere.

Speaker 1:
Yes.

Addison Price:
At this point, somewhere.

Speaker 1:
There’s so much more to you that I would love to know beyond that because really that is an amazing, awesome competition. Or do they call it competition?

Addison Price:
Yeah, it’s competition.

Speaker 1:
Okay. I guess it is a… You’re competing.

Addison Price:
It is. Yeah, I’m competing.

Speaker 1:
That you are in, but really there’s the Addie that people-

Addison Price:
Yeah, it’s that single layer. Yeah.

Speaker 1:
Yes.

Addison Price:
Let’s know the real Addie.

Speaker 1:
Yes. I want people to know… So one of my favorite things-

Addison Price:
It’s crazy.

Speaker 1:
-about the night that Addie won, they… I really did not know her well at all like I’ve gotten to know her, but they ask you the question… There were final five.

Addison Price:
Yeah.

Speaker 1:
And what was the question that they asked you?

Addison Price:
They asked what was the funniest moment from the week?

Speaker 1:
Yeah.

Addison Price:
From the week of competing.

Speaker 1:
And the greatest part about Addie is that you have an amazing self deprecating humor.

Addison Price:
Thank you.

Speaker 1:
But you don’t take yourself too seriously. And she said… Well, you tell them what you said because you won with that answer.

Addison Price:
So we had previously met with Jill and you were asking us all what was something that we wanted to do with the next year of our lives and you called on me early. Thank you very much.

Speaker 1:
You’re welcome for that.

Addison Price:
Yeah, you called me early. I think I was maybe the second one called on, maybe the third and I said that I wanted to learn how to cook. I mean that was the best that I could come up with. I wanted to cook. And then after that everybody starts getting really deep about how they want to go on mission trips and [crosstalk 00:06:18] they want to serve people and just all these things and all these humanitarian efforts.

Addison Price:
I mean, this whole deal that people are bawling and the whole time that everybody’s answering, all I’m thinking about is I just said I wanted to cook.

Speaker 1:
Yeah, I mean cook.

Addison Price:
I just said I wanted to cook. So yeah, I mean come on. So whenever they asked me what was my favorite moment of the week, I said it was whenever you asked me that question and I gave my answer and then I said that I would cook for all my friends who were going on mission trips. And-

Speaker 1:
So funny.

Addison Price:
I mean, I knew for a fact I was not going to stop talking until at least one person in the room laughed. So I’m glad it happened early because-

Speaker 1:
It was instantaneous, the laughter that erupted. And I just, in a weird selfish way, maybe I shouldn’t say selfish, I should say self-centered. You said my name from the Miss Oklahoma stage.

Addison Price:
And then I was crowned.

Speaker 1:
And you were crowned with the magical power that you now have.

Addison Price:
It was all you really, it all comes from you.

Speaker 1:
I just sat in my seat and I acted like it wasn’t a big deal at all. Who cares, my name? She said my name. But you said my name and then you won and I just… It was really, really exciting and that’s not why you’re on this podcast right now.

Addison Price:
Sure it’s not. So many people though will talk about that answer.

Speaker 1:
It was funny.

Addison Price:
I mean that’s the one that went down in bracelets history for me. Everybody was like, it sealed the deal.

Speaker 1:
I remember exactly what you’re wearing and how your hair was perfectly. I mean I remember exactly what lipstick color you had on.

Addison Price:
The spray, the spray that happened before I went out was just too much. I was suffocating.

Speaker 1:
I know that we’re not here to talk necessarily about the pageant, but I have to say one thing about the pageant. When you, in the end when you came out in your evening gown, you could have passed for Marilyn Monroe.

Addison Price:
Stop.

Speaker 1:
No, I’m serious. I wanted them to just do the happy birthday song on their-

Addison Price:
Happy birthday-

Speaker 1:
Oh, you know that?

Addison Price:
Yeah.

Speaker 1:
Why didn’t you do that?

Addison Price:
Mr. President. Oh yeah, I know it. I’m not a singer, so that’s probably why they didn’t ask me.

Speaker 1:
Addie’s an incredible dancer and I bet you can sing because you have the magical crown on now.

Addison Price:
Listen, my-

Speaker 1:
Can I hear you sing? Wait. No, no, no.

Addison Price:
You just did. I just sang.

Speaker 1:
No. No, you never sound good by yourself if you’re not a singer, but in a duet you cannot go wrong.

Addison Price:
Listen-

Speaker 1:
I am a terrible singer, but we’re going to do it. Do it right now.

Addison Price:
Well, okay, so, listen, I auditioned for Follies my freshman year, so it’s like a sing along thing that sororities and fraternities do and it’s only for freshmen bracelets. I auditioned and I knew I couldn’t sing, but you had to sing and you had to dance and you had to match pitch. I knew I was not going to make it if I didn’t sing well. So I’d practiced all day long. And then I got there and I had practiced singing Do-Re-Mi. You know, do, a deer-

Speaker 1:
Yeah.

Addison Price:
Yeah.

Speaker 1:
Yeah.

Addison Price:
So why? Because that’s a terrible song, because it shows every single octave.

Speaker 1:
Right, right?

Addison Price:
Yeah. And I get in and they ask me what song I’m going to sing. I said the ABCs and they said, “You’re going to sing the ABCs?” And I said, “Well, I’m going to try”, and I sing the ABCs. I made it.

Speaker 1:
You made Follies with the ABCs?

Addison Price:
I made it. So that’s the best that I could ever sing is the ABCs.

Speaker 1:
Okay. So can we do that together right now?

Addison Price:
Yeah. The ABCs?

Speaker 1:
Would you rather do DO-Re-Mi or ABCs?

Addison Price:
Not Do-Re-Mi.

Speaker 1:
Okay, so one thing I can do and it’s a talent you don’t know.

Addison Price:
Oh no.

Speaker 1:
I have a crown on too.

Addison Price:
Right.

Speaker 1:
I can harmonize.

Addison Price:
Well not if I don’t give you anything to harmonize to.

Speaker 1:
You’re going to sing the ABCs and I’m going to harmonize it.

Addison Price:
People are going to turn the podcast off right now. They will be done.

Speaker 1:
They’re calling their friends right now is what they’re doing.

Addison Price:
No.

Speaker 1:
When you sing the ABCs, and I don’t know if you’ve ever had anybody harmonize with you. I need you to not go where I’m going. You stay on your notes.

Addison Price:
I’m going to have to take the ear piece off.

Speaker 1:
Okay. Ready? I’m going to-

Addison Price:
No, I’m nervous.

Speaker 1:
No, no, don’t be nervous. This is not going to be broadcast-

Addison Price:
I have to put it back on, I’m just-

Speaker 1:
Anywhere.

Addison Price:
Sure. Yeah, no worries.

Speaker 1:
Have you heard of a little thing called iTunes? Okay.

Addison Price:
Yeah.

Speaker 1:
You stay on your note and I’m just going to see if we can make Follies together. Okay. Ready? Here we go. You… Okay, ready?

Addison Price:
Yeah. No. Will you start us out?

Speaker 1:
Okay. I’ll start us out. [crosstalk 00:10:06]. Okay, at least you know what a-

Addison Price:
I’m so nervous.

Speaker 1:
I am too. It might be because the air conditioning is turned off and you’re inside.

Addison Price:
Yeah, I’m going to have pit stains by the time we leave.

Speaker 1:
Okay, here we go. Ready?

Addison Price:
Okay. Yep.

Speaker 1:
A B C D.

Addison Price:
A B C D. Wait, start on the same note as I do though.

Speaker 1:
I can’t.

Addison Price:
No, just try.

Speaker 1:
I can’t hear it.

Addison Price:
[inaudible 00:10:24]. A.

Speaker 1:
A. There you go. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y and Z. Now I know my ABCs.

Addison Price:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y and Z. Now I know my ABCs.

Speaker 1:
Next time-

Addison Price:
Won’t you sing with me?

Speaker 1:
-won’t you sing with me? Thank you.

Addison Price:
That’s a remix [inaudible 00:10:56]. I just kept getting smaller and smaller as we went.

Speaker 1:
Do you play a musical instrument?

Addison Price:
No. I tried to play guitar at one point and I can play that one song, that’s that Smoke on the Water, I think.

Speaker 1:
ABC?

Addison Price:
Yeah. ABC, I can do the ABCs, that’s it.

Speaker 1:
Were you in Follies then?

Addison Price:
I made Follies because I can dance.

Speaker 1:
Did you sing?

Addison Price:
I mouthed the words.

Speaker 1:
You mouthed the words.

Addison Price:
Yeah, and sometimes though, whenever I’m surrounded by a bunch of people in my car, I’ll be honest, it’s close to Beyonce/Whitney Houston, but just like alone, I’m not a solo act.

Speaker 1:
Top three songs that you would listen to if you had 20 minutes to drive.

Addison Price:
Oh, 100% Whitney Houston, I Have Nothing, because I can belt that like no-

Speaker 1:
Could you sing that?

Addison Price:
No, we can not do that.

Speaker 1:
Could you find I Have Nothing on your phone?

Addison Price:
I can find it right here.

Speaker 1:
Oh, you can find it on your phone, okay.

Addison Price:
It’s probably on my playlist. Yeah.

Speaker 1:
I have to tell you something this, when I was 18 years old I babysat for this family and I sang that song jumping off of the diving board into the pool.

Addison Price:
Stop.

Speaker 1:
It was the song that I used to pool jump to. That’s not a thing. Pool jump.

Addison Price:
Yeah. No.

Speaker 1:
It was the song that I used to swim to-

Addison Price:
Swim to.

Speaker 1:
-and I just need you to find that.

Addison Price:
I bet you did.

Speaker 1:
Okay, second song is what?

Addison Price:
Oh, probably real Slim Shady.

Speaker 1:
Okay. Real Slim Shady, okay.

Addison Price:
Yeah, throughout the whole thing.

Speaker 1:
Is he still alive?

Addison Price:
Is Eminem still? Yes. Eminem is still alive. How dare you ask that question?

Speaker 1:
Because a lot of times they die and then two years later I’ll be “Eminem died?”

Addison Price:
No.

Speaker 1:
Okay.

Addison Price:
No.

Speaker 1:
And then who’s the third?

Addison Price:
Third song. Oh gosh.

Speaker 1:
My Redeemer Lives, maybe? She just got through telling this.

Addison Price:
Is it on my list?

Speaker 1:
Okay. No, I’m kidding.

Addison Price:
Probably something by Kiss, if we’re going to be honest.

Speaker 1:
Wow.

Addison Price:
I’m a huge Kiss fan.

Speaker 1:
Oh. You are?

Addison Price:
Huge.

Speaker 1:
Okay. Pull up a Whitney Houston song though.

Addison Price:
I have it right here. I’m ready.

Speaker 1:
Okay. Is that your favorite Whitney Houston song?

Addison Price:
It’s the one I listen to the most.

Speaker 1:
Okay.

Addison Price:
I also like I Want to Dance with Somebody, obviously as dancer, but-

Speaker 1:
Actually we will end the bracelets podcast on I Want to Dance with Somebody.

Addison Price:
We’ll clear it right there. There we go, she’s there.

Speaker 1:
So we were talking before we started the podcast about first jobs.

Addison Price:
Oh, yes.

Speaker 1:
Which led me to ask you, do you even… Have you ever had a job?

Addison Price:
I’ve had a job.

Speaker 1:
Okay.

Addison Price:
A job.

Speaker 1:
Not the job of Miss Oklahoma?

Addison Price:
Not the job of Miss Oklahoma, that doesn’t count right now.

Speaker 1:
And I was telling you that yesterday we did a bracelets podcast and we talked about first jobs and what was the number one thing we learned at a job. And my first job, or one of my very first jobs was Olive Garden and the thing I learned was don’t steal because I stole 300 mints one time. But they’re free to customers.

Addison Price:
Those are the best. Well, and I think they’re the Andes mints. They’re the best.

Speaker 1:
Yes, they are the best, and-

Addison Price:
I always grab a handful on my way out, if we’re going to be honest. Is that stealing?

Speaker 1:
No, because you’re a customer. I’m not a paying customer.

Addison Price:
You’re an employee-

Speaker 1:
Yes.

Addison Price:
Who just started to stash them in your waitress dress.

Speaker 1:
I mean, major stash. Just would eat them, eat them. I felt so guilty about it and I was talking about it yesterday and after 31 years of working at the Olive Garden, I decided not to carry this guilt anymore. I called the Olive Garden in Pensacola, Florida and apologized for stealing mints. I asked the girl who worked there, if on behalf of all Olive Garden would she forgive me? And she forgave me. And then I said, “What was your first job?” And she said, “I’m no longer comfortable talking to you.”

Addison Price:
She’s done. She’s done.

Speaker 1:
So I want to talk to you about your first job and tell me what it is or what it was.

Addison Price:
I was a receptionist at a lash boutique place.

Speaker 1:
And what did you… You just answered the phone?

Addison Price:
I answered the phones, yes, but here’s where it went wrong for me, I guess I. Oh, I hope my boss doesn’t watch this.

Speaker 1:
Nobody’s… We’re going to call her in a second. That’d be so great.

Addison Price:
Oh gosh.

Speaker 1:
You’d lose the title for sure, and the crown along with it.

Addison Price:
So here was the issue. I felt like I was a great receptionist. I had re-recorded the voicemail settings. I mean, I did all this stuff for them and I was… I’m obviously am a bracelets people person. I was killing it-

Speaker 1:
If I do say so myself.

Addison Price:
I mean not to humble brag, but to humble brag.

Speaker 1:
Is that a… Okay.

Addison Price:
Yeah. It’s a humble brag.

Speaker 1:
Okay.

Addison Price:
It’s a humble brag.

Speaker 1:
Humble brag is when you…

Addison Price:
When you brag, but you’re still being humble about it.

Speaker 1:
Help me do that. If I think that I have great shoes on, how do I humble brag about that?

Addison Price:
You can say, “I just got these shoes and I really think they’re pretty awesome, aren’t they pretty great? And then you can be like, “Humble brag.” You just finish it with humble brag and it makes it a humble brag.

Speaker 1:
Oh, you don’t actually have to say something humble like, “But my feet smell.”

Addison Price:
No, no, no, don’t counteract it.

Speaker 1:
Oh.

Addison Price:
Don’t do that to yourself.

Speaker 1:
I thought that’s what a humble brag was.

Addison Price:
No.

Speaker 1:
Yeah.

Addison Price:
No, it’s just you say humble brag to soften the blow.

Speaker 1:
Because when people say, “I love your shoes”, you know what I say? Because if I just say, “Oh, thank you-”

Addison Price:
You say, “I know.”

Speaker 1:
No.

Addison Price:
Oh.

Speaker 1:
I could just say, “Thank you.” But then I feel like I need to show some humility. So, you know what I say?

Addison Price:
What?

Speaker 1:
“Thank you. But they are killing me. I’d rather trade with you and those really flat shoes you’re wearing”, but I really wouldn’t.

Addison Price:
Well you just did that to me out in the hall. So I’m offended.

Speaker 1:
That would be called a lie. Not even a humble brag. That’s just a-

Addison Price:
I seriously just complemented your shoes and you go, “Thanks, I really love to get shoes that not a lot of people have seen, but they just hurt my feet so bad.”

Speaker 1:
None of them hurt my-

Addison Price:
You just did that to me. You just did that to me.

Speaker 1:
I did and I was feeling guilty and-

Addison Price:
So you humble bragged and shared it.

Speaker 1:
No. I humbly apologized.

Addison Price:
Yeah. I haven’t heard sorry.

Speaker 1:
I’m sorry.

Addison Price:
I’m just kidding.

Speaker 1:
I’m so sorry. Okay. Can we go back to the lash boutique?

Addison Price:
Yes. Okay. So I worked for this lash boutique and my boss was a little bit OCD about how she liked things to be done. Understandable.

Speaker 1:
At a lash boutique?

Addison Price:
Yeah. Understandable.

Speaker 1:
Okay.

Addison Price:
Yeah.

Speaker 1:
Okay.

Addison Price:
So I would restock the lashes.

Speaker 1:
Right.

Addison Price:
I mean, it’s harder work than you would expect.

Speaker 1:
Is that a thing? Restocking lashes?

Addison Price:
Oh, it is a thing.

Speaker 1:
Okay.

Addison Price:
Because you have to make sure the size are right. And then you have to lay them all out. I mean it’s a whole deal.

Speaker 1:
May I ask if you have lashes on right now?

Addison Price:
Oh yes. I am addicted to lash extensions.

Speaker 1:
You are?

Addison Price:
Yes.

Speaker 1:
I need to wear them more often.

Addison Price:
I think-

Speaker 1:
When I’m with you I need to wear lashes.

Addison Price:
The last time I didn’t have lash extensions probably three or four years ago. So I’m restocking all this stuff, but she had a checklist that she would want me to finish every night before I left. So things like vacuuming, all of that.

Speaker 1:
Wait. You vacuumed?

Addison Price:
I vacuumed.

Speaker 1:
Wow.

Addison Price:
I told you humble brag. I was a great reception.

Speaker 1:
Okay. Right.

Addison Price:
I was really good.

Speaker 1:
She vacuumed.

Addison Price:
She vacuumed.

Speaker 1:
Okay.

Addison Price:
Put it on my resume.

Speaker 1:
Yes.

Addison Price:
Anyway, but one day I didn’t physically check the boxes of what I had done. I came back in the next day and she said, “Addie, I think it’s very disrespectful for you not to have completed all of the things that you’re supposed to do before you leave.”

Speaker 1:
What was the thing that you didn’t check?

Addison Price:
I just didn’t check the box.

Speaker 1:
Oh.

Addison Price:
I did everything on the list, but I didn’t check it.

Speaker 1:
And what happened?

Addison Price:
She didn’t see a check mark next to it. And I said, well, I explained myself. I said, “I didn’t check it off, but I did all those things. I cleaned up, I did everything I was supposed to do”, and she got so mad at me. She was so mad at me for so long, I eventually, I was sitting at my house one day and I called her and I quit.

Speaker 1:
Okay.

Addison Price:
I couldn’t do it. I called her and I quit.

Speaker 1:
This is a couple of years ago?

Addison Price:
Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Speaker 1:
[crosstalk 00:17:40]. And she still was in high school?

Addison Price:
Yeah.

Speaker 1:
Don’t tell me your name but-

Addison Price:
Yeah, no, I won’t.

Speaker 1:
Okay. But I won’t even ask you to say what it rhymes with, because then people will figure it out.

Addison Price:
Yeah.

Speaker 1:
And so did you learn anything from that?

Addison Price:
Communication and to check the boxes.

Speaker 1:
Check the box… Because did you tell her, “Hey, I did it. I just didn’t-”

Addison Price:
Well, that’s what was… Yeah. That’s the communication part is because I tried to explain myself. But you ride that line of you don’t want to be disrespectful and call her out either. But eventually she was just-

Speaker 1:
I got to start making my people check boxes.

Addison Price:
I don’t know what you’re doing if you’re not.

Speaker 1:
I’m not. They’re not doing any.

Addison Price:
No, you’re not getting anything done.

Speaker 1:
Nothing is happening around here.

Addison Price:
No.

Speaker 1:
We’ve got to start checking boxes.

Addison Price:
Yeah, checking boxes. Yeah, make that note. Check boxes.

Speaker 1:
Because before you came up today I said, “Could you make sure that you welcome Addie with open arms? Hug her if I’m not up there, give her some slippers and give her some water and feed her lunch.” It’s 1:30 now. Nothing has been checked on there.

Addison Price:
No. No slippers are on my feet right now.

Speaker 1:
Nothing. I mean you barely… You just had water from the water fountain.

Addison Price:
Right. But we could trade shoes because yours are so uncomfortable.

Speaker 1:
I’ll see. See people? You see why I love her because-

Addison Price:
Not slow.

Speaker 1:
Yeah. At all.

Addison Price:
Yeah. She’ll bring it right back around to you.

Speaker 1:
Okay, so I would need to know if you… Can you date somebody as Miss Oklahoma?

Addison Price:
You can.

Speaker 1:
And do you?

Addison Price:
Yes.

Speaker 1:
Okay.

Addison Price:
I have a boyfriend and we’ve been dating for a little bit over a year.

Speaker 1:
Okay.

Addison Price:
And it’s actually a cute story.

Speaker 1:
Okay. Love to hear it.

Addison Price:
We met in middle school and we’ve been friends all through middle school and all through high school. And we always ran in the same group.

Speaker 1:
But never dated?

Addison Price:
Never dated. Every single time that I liked him, he would have a girlfriend and then vice versa. So it never worked out. And then-

Speaker 1:
And then suddenly I became Miss Oklahoma. It’s so strange.

Addison Price:
And then he just came right back around. Isn’t that crazy how that happens? Yeah, exactly. What happened, he had this girlfriend and they broke up and he called me and he was upset about it and I said, “I’m just going to be honest, I don’t really feel bad for you because now…” and I need to mention he’s at a military college.

Speaker 1:
Okay.

Addison Price:
So I said, “Now you can invite me to a military ball.”

Speaker 1:
That’s good.

Addison Price:
And he said, “Oh, I would have” and stuff, whatever. And I was like, “Sure. Right.” He calls me in March and he asked me to go to a military ball with him in April.

Speaker 1:
Where?

Addison Price:
So my mom and I… In South Carolina.

Speaker 1:
Wow.

Addison Price:
So my mom and I fly out to Charleston, South Carolina and we go to this military ball and that was whenever everything unfolded and we actually almost saw each other at a different light, I guess you could say and from then on out we started dating. So he went to Marine boot camp that summer and he became a Marine. So he didn’t have his phone all summer, so we had to write letters back and forth.

Speaker 1:
You wrote letters?

Addison Price:
I wrote him 93 letters. I wrote one every day.

Speaker 1:
You did not.

Addison Price:
And he would write me one a week because that was the only time that he really would have free time. So he wrote me 13 because he was there for 13 weeks.

Speaker 1:
You wrote him 93 letters?

Addison Price:
93 three letters.

Speaker 1:
You have enough stuff to fill up 93 letters?

Addison Price:
So this was whenever I first started to go back to competing again and he had known me obviously whenever I competed in the teen program and all this stuff. So he knew the work that it would take and I started to write these letters and I would just tell him about what I was accomplishing during the day, all of this stuff. And then sure enough, I surprised him at his graduation and then we started dating the next day.

Speaker 1:
And in the letters, how did you end the letter? Sincerely?

Addison Price:
Always with you, Addie.

Speaker 1:
Always with you? Oh, even though you really weren’t but, you-

Addison Price:
And Shawn would always… That’s my boyfriend’s name.

Speaker 1:
Yeah. [crosstalk 00:20:58]. Hi Shawn. [crosstalk 00:20:59].

Addison Price:
Hi Shawn. But he would always sign his, oh gosh, always yours.

Speaker 1:
Oh, I like these.

Addison Price:
Yeah. Isn’t that fun?

Speaker 1:
And so you’re-

Addison Price:
It’s romantic.

Speaker 1:
And you’re still dating?

Addison Price:
Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Speaker 1:
And he lives in-

Addison Price:
Long distance is the best thing ever.

Speaker 1:
South Carolina?

Addison Price:
Yeah. Because he has so much going on at school and obviously I have so much going on with Miss Oklahoma that we just understand the crazy schedule thing and we don’t really… It’s not a big deal.

Speaker 1:
What happens… I’m sure you get a lot of people approach you… Do you have to walk around with your sash and crown on?

Addison Price:
Every day?

Speaker 1:
Just in general, going to the grocery store?

Addison Price:
No.

Speaker 1:
No?

Addison Price:
No. We can-

Speaker 1:
Do you sometimes just for fun?

Addison Price:
All the time. Catch me at-

Speaker 1:
Honest to God, if I had a sash and a crown and I really earned the title like you did, I actually think that just for fun I would put it on and walk around.

Addison Price:
There’s so many people in my hometown that every time they see me they want to know where it is. They don’t understand why I don’t wear it around all the time.

Speaker 1:
Where’s your hometown?

Addison Price:
Edmond.

Speaker 1:
Edmond. And don’t you drive, do you drive a car that has-

Addison Price:
Miss Oklahoma on both sides.

Speaker 1:
Is that tricky for you?

Addison Price:
Sometimes. So gas stations are always an issue. That’s where I get the most people who want to take selfies and do the whole thing. And-

Speaker 1:
You just say-

Addison Price:
Normally it starts out with a older man just staring. And I always remind myself that it’s probably because the car and then finally they work up the nerve to come over and ask if I’m the real Miss Oklahoma.

Speaker 1:
And what do you say?

Addison Price:
Sometimes if I don’t look good, I say that I’m just pulling up her car. I’m just kidding.

Speaker 1:
That’s so perfect.

Addison Price:
I know.

Speaker 1:
I love that.

Addison Price:
You know what? There’s been so many Miss Oklahomas who have been there and they’ve had to do that.

Speaker 1:
Yes.

Addison Price:
Yeah. It hasn’t really happened to me yet. I’m like, “Oh yeah, let’s take a picture.”

Speaker 1:
But do you feel that need to do… I mean, do you always wear makeup regardless of whether you were Miss Oklahoma or not?

Addison Price:
No.

Speaker 1:
Okay.

Addison Price:
In college, I never wore makeup.

Speaker 1:
But do you now every day?

Addison Price:
Pretty much. And it’s almost started to become this thing in my mind where if I don’t have on makeup or bracelets, I don’t really feel all the way put together anymore.

Speaker 1:
Yes. Well my team can attest this, but I do not wear makeup. And I remember the last time you were here and we got a picture together. I wore makeup and my bracelets today only because you were coming and there’s no way-

Addison Price:
Next time I won’t wear makeup.

Speaker 1:
Okay. Really? I would love that.

Addison Price:
Yeah. Yeah.

Speaker 1:
Can you tell me when is Miss [crosstalk 00:22:59]. Please come back.

Addison Price:
I will.

Speaker 1:
When is Miss America?

Addison Price:
It is December 20th.

Speaker 1:
Five days before Christmas.

Addison Price:
Five days before Christmas. December 20th on NBC.

Speaker 1:
Okay.

Addison Price:
From 8:00 to 10:00.

Speaker 1:
Okay. And first of all, if you don’t know Addie, you should go follow her on Instagram.

Addison Price:
Yes.

Speaker 1:
Because I follow her on Instagram and I feel like I’m with her every day.

Addison Price:
It’s fun.

Speaker 1:
It is really, really-

Addison Price:
We have a good time on there.

Speaker 1:
Yes. And I have a girl that comes and sits with me every day named Kelly, here every other day when we do this, but I like you better.

Addison Price:
Well look, I will be the Kelly to your Ryan.

Speaker 1:
Kelly doesn’t wear makeup and have lashes like you do but she does have great bracelets.

Addison Price:
Look, hey, but we can strip that down too. [crosstalk 00:23:40]. Maybe the three of us should do it.

Speaker 1:
Yes, the three of us. [crosstalk 00:23:42].

Addison Price:
I’m sweating. I won’t lie. Yeah, let’s do the three of us.

Speaker 1:
Oh, we should totally the three of us.

Addison Price:
Yeah.

Speaker 1:
But can I, really quick?

Addison Price:
Yes?

Speaker 1:
What do you do every day? What’s a day for Addie?

Addison Price:
Everyday is pretty much different. Normally it’ll start by, I’ll wake up, go work out, and then try and catch up on some emails and work on getting appearances. And then whenever I have appearances, those will fit into the time slots of whatever it might be.

Speaker 1:
What’s the favorite part about your day?

Addison Price:
Oh man. Oh gosh.

Speaker 1:
The highlighted-

Addison Price:
Whenever I have appearances, those are the most fun days because I love interacting with people. It’s really fun because I truly get to be Miss Oklahoma and do the whole deal.

Speaker 1:
And [inaudible 00:24:13] with people.

Addison Price:
And that’s very fun.

Speaker 1:
Will you take us out on Whitney Houston, I Want to Dance with Somebody?

Addison Price:
Oh, 100% that’s what I’m here for.

Speaker 1:
Do you want to sing it or just dance?

Addison Price:
Not this song. Are we just dancing?

Speaker 1:
Yeah. Addie is the dancer. Just teach me a move.

Addison Price:
Well, I’m going to rip this.

Speaker 1:
Mike, can you just come hold this?

Addison Price:
Teach you a move.

Speaker 1:
Teach me a move.

Addison Price:
[inaudible 00:24:32] how we make this easy. [inaudible 00:24:32].

Speaker 1:
[inaudible 00:24:32]. Okay, let’s go with the grapevine.

Addison Price:
Okay. You know how to grapevine. I was like [inaudible 00:24:55]. Reach it up. This is like that moment for singers.

Speaker 1:
Can you do the whoa?

Addison Price:
No.

Speaker 1:
You don’t know the whoa?

Addison Price:
What’s the whoa? Oh, yeah. Can you [inaudible 00:25:05] it up?

Speaker 1:
Do one more minute.

Addison Price:
[inaudible 00:25:11].

Speaker 1:
Oh. I’m a good roboter.

Addison Price:
I can[inaudible 00:25:13]. I can’t compete with that but I love these Bracelets

Speaker 1:
Thank you. We’ll see you next time on CEO-ish.