2015 Imperial Prince and Princess Royale
The Evolution of the Rose Proudly Presents:
Last Walk Letters
Last Walk Letter Kimberly Michelle Valentine Westwood
Good evening Friends, Family, Loved Ones, Members of the ISRC & ICS. Thank you for joining us for An Evening In Cinderella's Castle. The time has come for my fairy tale year as Imperial Princess Royale 46 to come to an end. however I am not sad because I am very proud of what was accomplished during my year. This year will be a year I will treasure. I could not have asked for better group of people to reign with throughout this year.
First, I want to thank Mama Vivica (the party mom, the cool mom, the mom all moms wish they could be) for believing in me and wanting ME to be by your side throughout your journey as Rose Empress. I am so proud of you & what you accomplished. Richard, thank you for being such a wonderful Emperor. I appreciate all that you do & your ability to keep that crazy lady in line.
To Bill & Summer, I am very happy for you & hope your year holds success, support & love. I had the honor of reigning with an amazing Imperial Family. Santrix, London, Ty, Envi, Timmy, Krista, Taty & Kenty. I could not have imagined this year without you all. Thank you for all your hard work and determination this year. To The Spice Market...Chiffon, Meca & Coco, thank you for all your love & all of the fun times. Joshua, it has been such a pleasure getting to know you. I am so happy to have you in our circle of friends.
So many people have reached out to me & offered assistance. Thank you to all my Past Prince & Princess Family for your love & support. Thank you to the Board of Directors for everything you do. To all the Past Monarchs, you are what all of the 'younger generation' strive to be. Thank you so much for paving the way for us. While many of you have been so supportive & I am truly appreciative, I have to send a few shout outs. Monica, thank you so much again for being our liaison this year. You are such a great role model & so many of us look up to you. Thank you, KVP for letting me share your name & for being our wonderful ball coordinator. Andrew Foxx, thank you for believing in me & wanting me to shine. I appreciate everything that you do. Daddy Frank, Auntie Allison, Cassie, Stephanie, Candi, Fiona, Maria. Thank you all so much for your love & support. To Khmera Rouge, thank you for letting me fan-girl over you. You are an inspiration! A shout out to Niki Davis for all your support. There are so many others that I truly appreciate but we are only allowed one page! Sorry!
Thank you to our Sister Courts of Salem, Eugene, Tacoma, Boise, Seattle, Bellingham & Vancouver specifically for being so supportive & wonderful. Also to all my Sister Princesses! Shout out the amazing, Cronica. I am so happy we have become close. You were the Sister Princess I could always text & party with. Thank you for everything you do & everything you are. Love to Mikey & Hana! Thank you also to Princess Mary for your amazing sewing skills & for making me feel beautiful.
Thank you to my Mama, for always being so supportive of me & wanting me to succeed in drag and in life. I am so lucky to have a mother like you, I love you. Thank you to my amazing boyfriend, Carlos for putting up with another year of me doing this. I am so lucky to have you in my life. I appreciate you so much, even if I don’t tell you or show it all the time. I love you Shen Yun! (and Nobo). Lots of love to our dog Lucy too.
Thank you to my Westwood Children for putting up with my "Crazy Teen Mom" ways. Shawna, thank you for being the rebellious, beautiful, boobie showing daughter I've always wanted. I appreciate our friendship & am so happy to have a friend like you. Steven, wow, I don't even know where to begin telling you how happy I am that we became friends. I am so proud of you & truly appreciate everything you have done for me. Thank you for always putting up with me. I love you both! Xo.
To my amazing & beautiful sisters, Shima & Malibu. I can’t even! A lot of people don't realize that we were friends way before becoming involved in the court & will be long after. I would not change you two for anything. I am so proud of you for continuing to set & achieve your goals. Thank you for always going along with my crazy performance ideas. I am very lucky to have you two & I sincerely appreciate you, even if I don’t always tell you
To Fallon, I can't tell you how lucky I am to have taken this wild roller coaster ride with you; through all the ups & downs, we have grown so much through this journey. I am so proud of you. You are the ideal role model for any male title holder & a great person that people can look up to. Thank you for throwing on your hard hat with me & being the construction workers we wanted to be. The path we have traveled down has now been paved & imprinted by us. When you look back on times we had I hope you smile & I hope you’re proud. I can't believe this story book is coming to a close. Love you! We did it!
I wish nothing but the best for the newly crowned Prince & Princess. I hope your year is amazing! If you need something, don’t ask me! JKAY!
In closing, I am proud of myself, Fallon, my peers & the ISRC. I want to thank all who believed in me during my year as Princess. I also want to thank the people who didn’t believe in me, for it is you that made me work even harder. I am so happy to be a member of the ISRC & as I look back on my time here, my heart is filled with memories of fun & loving people who are here to make the community a better place.
Kimberly Michelle Valentine Westwood
Last Walk Letter Fallon V. Montgomery
I have probably rewritten this about 50 times. I thought the second time around it would be easier… To my fellow Princes and Princesses, Monarchs, Family, Friends and distinguished guests, thank you for choosing to spend your evening with us as we complete our year and we help the Glamour and Obsession of the Rose welcome their newly invested titles and crown the next Prince and Princess. It’s hard to believe that we started this journey a year ago. What a journey it has been. To the Imperial Sovereign Gem Court of Idaho, her Majesty Frankee Morgan and her Highness Seranitee Love Manhattan. Thank you for being so welcoming during our visits. I have always had the best time visiting Boise! To the courts of Washington: My newly crowned brother Prince Hayden Eyesli-Skywalker and sister Princess Victoria Eyesli, I can’t wait to see you out and about representing your court in your newly appointed positions. To my family just over the river, Prince Tony, Princess Tia, Emperor Shelley and Empress Jane, it has been a pleasure reigning with you. Dudebro and Jessie, my drag babies, you both have made me so proud. I see so much potential for you. As up and coming members of Salem’s court, the future truly looks bright!
To my home court, the ISRC, its members and board of directors. I am happy to call you my family and friends. Monica Boulevard, thank you for keeping me in your sights and helping me to navigate the sometimes rough waters that comes with holding a title. Your guidance and advice will stay with me forever. Kimberlee Van Patten. You made ALLLLL this happen. Thank you so much for making our vision a reality. You took all of our ideas and ran with them. We couldn’t have asked for a better ball coordinator. I was so very lucky to reign with such a diverse, creative group of people: Santrix, London, Ty, Malibu, Envi, Shima, Kenty and Meca, you are all amazing and I see fantastic things in your future. Keep doing what you do and remember why we do what we do. I would also like to thank Vicious Platinum, Krista Beaute Kennady-Smith, Tatyana Lovely Lavicious, Austin Lindsey and Alexis Campbell Star. Thank you for being such an outstanding group of individuals.
I wouldn’t be writing this letter if it weren’t for two people. My Emperor and Empress, Richard and Vivica. I love you both to the moon and back. Thank you for trusting me to stand by your side. I learned so much from you both and will forever treasure the memories we made during our year. Thank you both for being role models to so many of us. Thank you for striving to involve the whole community in everything you did. Every Monarch leaves a legacy behind them, something that they will be remembered for. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to be a part of Vivca and Richards’s legacy. #EvolvedAF #DoItForTheYouth #EvolutionOfTheRose
Bill and Summer. Although our time together has been short, I have truly enjoyed every minute of it. I am so happy to have been your Prince for the last two months. To the new Prince and Princess, get ready. It’s gonna go by so fast. Take LOTS of pictures and by that I mean LOTS of selfies and take time to enjoy the little moments. Those are the ones you are going to remember for your lifetime. There are some people that I need to specially thank. Steven. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to get to know you over this last year. I am even more glad to be able to call you family. Thank you for always being so supportive of me and your mama! Shima and Mali, my sisters from another mister... We made it through another year. They say that when you have been friends with someone for more than 7 years, the friendship will last a life time. Well I don’t need 7 years to know I have found two people who are going to be in my life for a very long time. At times you were the glue that kept this little family together. Thank you for always having my back! Joshua. You were there to support me when I needed it, knocked me down when I was getting to be a little bit too much and were just overall amazing this last year. Thank you for going on this journey with me. I can’t wait to see what the rest of your year brings for you. Words cannot express the love I have for you. XO
Finally, to my Princess. Kimberly. It is absolutely crazy to me that another year has gone by. We were truly strangers when we were crowned as Gay Oregons. Now look at us! We have traveled, met tons of people and helped to usher in some new faces. I am happy to call you one of my closest friends. I know that life journeys take us on different paths, but whatever that path may be I am so glad that ours crossed. You have taught me so much throughout our year and I am a better me because of you. Thank you for lifting me up when I couldn’t do it myself and talking me down off of the ledge when I needed it the most. You have showed our community what it means to reign with grace, beauty all while making it fun. You made this year that much more fun for me and I couldn’t imagine myself reigning with anyone else.
Fallon V. Montgomery