An 'All American' finalist

From staff reports
The Daily Times

Published April 09, 2003

Tivy High School graduate Kristi Foster has made the top 10 in a competition seeking the All American Girl title and will appear on television tonight.

Foster, 23, has survived several cuts in the “All American Girl 2003” competition, which is seeking young women who display a variety of talents, including performing, athleticism, intelligence, personality and poise. The show is televised on ABC.

In previous episodes, Foster and the other contestants had to prove themselves through singing and dancing, interviews and athletic challenges.

The three judges in the competition selected the finalists, each choosing five to be on their teams.

A process of elimination cut five more contestants, leaving the final 10. Starting with tonight’s episode, viewers will vote for the winner of the competition.

Foster is on the team led by Geri Halliwell, former member of the Spice Girls. In the most recent episode, Halliwell’s team members threw a dinner party, giving Halliwell a chance to evaluate their personalities, and underwent interviews.

Foster is a 1998 graduate of Tivy and a 2002 graduate of Baylor University with a degree in vocal performance. She has worked as a voice instructor at Schreiner University and aspires to become a professional singer, according to her biography on ABC.com.

Her parents are Bryon and Dana Foster of Kerrville.

The next episode of “All American Girl 2003,” which will air live, will be broadcast at 9 p.m. tonight on ABC. After the episode, viewers will be able to cast their votes.