A: Oh my gosh, it was very intense this year. We started out with around 75 girls for the two-day auditions. Semi-finalists were chosen after the first day, and were invited back for a second round of auditions and interviews. After day two, 30 finalists were invited to compete in a two-week boot camp, which included practices, appearances, and performances. All of this led up to the Cavalier Girl Finalist live event which was held at Shooters in August. The 18 girls who made the team were announced in front of an audience after an appearance and a pageant-style swimsuit walk.