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Behind the scenes with Mrs. Galaxy 2009

Deborah Wright , Mrs. Galaxy International 2009.
Deborah Wright of York Township was the reigning Mrs. Galaxy International in 2009.

As the editor of Smart, I get the best of both worlds.

I’m still a part of the newsroom, listening to the crackle of police scanners and hearing the news as it happens. I also get to oversee a bimonthly glossy women’s magazine that goes out to more than 30,000 homes in York and Adams counties.

I often write about the adventures we have while making Smart at smartmagpa.com.

For instance, Deborah Wright, aka Mrs. Galaxy International 2009, was in the photo studio this week.

Deborah, who lives in York Township, brought her 18-month-old daughter, Elle, along for the shoot. As someone who has a 20-month-old at home, I knew we were going to have a hard time untangling Elle from her mommy.

Here’s an outtake from the shoot:

Emileigh, Eileen, Mrs. Galaxy and daughter
Emileigh Clare, a YDR/YSN copy editor who also contributes to Smart, tries to distract Elle, while Visual Editor Eileen Joyce waits patiently to take a photo of Deborah Wright, aka Mrs. Galaxy International 2009.

Read more about this photo shoot and find out what I have in common with this beauty queen at smartmagpa.com.