Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Big 4 Pageant: Miss New Zealand International 2008


According to Global Beauties, Rhonda Grant will represent New Zealand at Miss International 2008 pageant in Macau in November.

Rhonda was a contestant in this year's Miss Universe New Zealand edition. In the past few years, the representative at the Miss International pageant was normally the 1st Runner Up of Miss Earth New Zealand.
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Miss Contest : The Global Beauty Contest: Dominican Beauty chosen for Miss International 2009



Victoria Fernandez , who stand 178 cm, was crowned Reina Nacional de la Belleza during an event telecast live from the Barcelo Bavaro Convention Center in the Dominican Republic.

Victoria, a Beauty 20 year old, is a Marketing student with a degree in International Business. She will represent the Dominican Republic at the Miss International 2009 contest in Japan.
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RP's bet to Ms. World 2008 Janina San Miguel quits | ABS-CBN News Online Beta


The Philippines' controversial representative to the 2008 Miss World beauty pageant, Janina San Miguel, has resigned, Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BCPI) said late Monday.

San Miguel won the Binibining Pilipinas Ms. World despite having difficulty answering a judge's question in English.

"Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) regrets to announce that Ms. Janina San Miguel has resigned as official representative to the 2008 Miss World beauty pageant," the firm said in a brief statement released by Belle Baldoza, public relations officer of the Araneta Group. 

"The untimely demise of her grandfather, among other personal reasons, has caused her undue stress, thus hindering her from fulfilling her duties for the said title," the BPCI said.

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Miriam Leone Crowns Miss Italy 2008


The 23-year-old musical student Miriam Leone from Acireale (Catania) was crowned Miss Italy on the 70th anniversary ceremony of Miss Italy 2008 contest held in Salsomaggiore Terme on September 14, 2008.

Unlike other winners in other countries, Miriam Leone is not representing Italy in international beauty pageant. Representatives of Italy to Miss Universe and Miss World are chosen from different beauty contests, Miss Universo Italia and Miss Mondo Italia, respectively.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Jennifer Phillips


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Jennifer Phillips, Mrs. DC United States 2008, is our guest on the historic 150th episode of the PageantCast coming out tomorrow morning!

We include our shout-outs for the 150th show, great news in pageants this week and much, much more! Be sure to tune in!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Miss North Carolina U.S. Beauties Phaedra Flowers and Mrs. North Carolina U.S. Beauties Sharon Miller Ashley

The *Miss *Mrs. North Carolina U.S. Beauties was held recently in Raleigh North Carolina. Shawna Goins who is the North Carolina U.S. Beauties State Director held a beautiful state pageant with many in attendance. Her winners are Miss North Carolina U.S. Beauties Phaedra Flowers and Mrs. North Carolina U.S. Beauties Sharon Miller Ashley. They will compete in the *Miss *Mrs. U.S. Beauties State Pageant July 10,11,12 2009 in Schaumburg Illinois.

Shawna is accepting applications for the Sept 2009 North Carolina State Pageant which will be held next Sept 2009. You can apply at www.ncbeauties.com

After the North Carolina U.S. Beauties U.S. Beauties State Pageant was over one of the judges wrote a beautiful article about the North Carolina U.S. Beauties State Pageant. There hasn't been an article written about pageantry like this one in a very long time. Congratulations State Director Shawna and all contestants who competed in the North Carolina U.S. Beauties State Pageant.

http://blogs.wncn.info/smartcity/2008/09/10/nc-women-braved-the-bad-weather-in-hopes-of-becoming-the-next-missmrs-nc-beauties/

Mrs. California U.S. Beauties Shawna Greene-Jasper and Mrs. West Coast U.S. Beauties Michelle Vatcher

The *Miss *Mrs. U.S. Beauties National Pageant recently hosted a California U.S. Beauties Crowning Ceremony. Mrs. California U.S. Beauties Shawna Greene-Jasper and Mrs. West Coast U.S. Beauties Michelle Vatcher were treated to a luncheon, congratulations cake, flowers and gifts. Their husbands placed a state crown and banner on their wife's and close family & friends were in attendance to celebrate the ladies titles. The *Miss *Mrs. U.S. Beauties National Pageant will host a crowning luncheon for all ladies who will represent their state or regional title at the July 2009 National Pageant but didn't win a state pageant since there wasn't a state pageant for them to compete in. The U.S. Beauties Pageant Organization feels that by hosting a crowning ceremony luncheon all at large contestants will feel just as important as those who won their state pageant. This will be done for all states without a state pageant director.

Beauties of America Pageant - Official Blogspot: Sunfair Parade


Hi All

Had a great time at the Sunfair Parade today, September 27. It's the kick off for the Central Washington State Fair! I had the honor of riding in the parade with Miss Yakima County, Yakima County's Outstanding Teen, and Little Miss Yakima County. Here's a photo of us waiting for the parade to start!


Carol
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Debra Kennedy: This Weeks Show available on Podcast - Guests include Miss North Carolina and The Flower Diva - pageantcast@gmail.com

CHECK OUT THIS WEEKS SHOW:
 
Simply go to the site below:
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Melissa Marie Chambers
Miss North Carolina International 2008
Carrie Cassidy-Struble
The Flower Diva
 
Next week our special guest is Mrs. America!
Thank you for allowing us to bring YOU the Best in Beauty
from the inside out and the outside in!
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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Lynnette Letsky Piombo Mrs. Connecticut United States 2008: Miss America Scholarship Pageant ~ Judges Workshop

Mrs. Connecticut Appearances

  • 3/20-22/2009- Mrs. Connecticut Pageant 2009
  • 12/3/2008-Stroll of the Wreaths~St. Lukes Eldercare
  • 11/18/2008-Flavors of CT Fairfield County
  • 11/2/2008-CT Veterans day Parade
  • 10/28/2008-Pink Partini Fashion Show for MidState Medical Center
  • 10/25/2008-Starbright Ball for Cherish the Children Foundation - http://www.ctchildren.org/events2007.php
  • 10/23/2008- Homeless Connect Fair
  • 10/19/2008-Secrets to Self confidence and Success with QVC model Stacy Schefflin
  • 10/04/2008-Family Services Block Party
  • 10/2/2008-Congressional Fundraiser with Rudy Guiliani
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Safety fears cancel Miss Nepal beauty pageant - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Posted 3 hours 18 minutes ago

The organisers of the beauty pageant, Miss Nepal, have had to cancel it because of concerns about safety.

There had been opposition to the event from the women's wing of the ruling Maoist party.

They say Miss Nepal discriminates against certain ethnic groups as well as shorter and darker-skinned women.

The organisers say the contest which should have gone ahead in Kathmandu this weekend is open to all.

-BBC

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North Carolina International Pageants: Almost Time for October Newsletter!


October newsletter is days away. You wont want to miss this one. We are ready to announce a brand new something that's going to rock the Mrs. Competition in North Carolina. Want to know what it is? You will have to wait till Wed!!
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MISScellanea: Miss America Contestants on Ellen!

Again, don't forget to check your local listings for The Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY. The Miss America contestants, who are currently somewhere here in LA taping TLC's pageant reality show, will be in her studio audience. They'll no doubt be recognized.

CLICK HERE to watch a promo featuring them... I'm not sure what the joke is about George Clooney, but it's cute nonetheless.

Before she left, I asked Miss Ohio, Karissa Martin, to let me know if they have any public events here in LA and I'd try to attend, but I highly doubt they will. Rumor has it these poor girls are stripped of their cell phones and computers the entire time

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The Miss America Contestants Surprise George Clooney! - The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Miss America Contestants Surprise George Clooney!

Ellen made her most aggressive move yet in trying to trap Clooney when she sent reigning Miss America Kirsten Haglund and all 52 of the 2009 contestants to George’s office to surprise him! Was he there? Watch to find out!

next: 53 Reasons Why You and Clooney Must Watch Friday's Show!

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Las Vegas Weekly : "First photo of the 52 new Miss America contestants" by Robin Leach: Luxe Life

By Robin Leach

Ellen and the Miss America contestants.

Photo: Warner Bros/MAO

Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres today unveils for the first time  the 52 new Miss America contestants -- and then 'recruits' them to "trap" superstar George Clooney.

"Surely there's one beauty queen who can get him to give up his bachelor status," laughs Ellen.

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Sarah Palin Swimsuit Beauty Pageant Footage (Video) » Right Celebrity

Here is the actual footage of Sarah Palin modeling a swimsuit in the Miss Alaska Beauty pageant. Yes, this swimsuit video is actually real and not photoshopped. See the video here.


Sarah Palin Swimsuit Video


We all know that Sarah Palin was first runner up in the 1984 Miss Alaska Beauty Pageant. She was Sarah Heath at that time. We’ve heard her talk about it and mention how it felt to her to have to stand on the stage and pose in a swimsuit. But where, oh where, were the videos of those beauty pageant days?

Well, it seems some guy up in Alaska had an old VHS tape of the pageant and …. you guessed it …. he saw an opportunity to digitize those tapes, upload them to YouTube and give the world the opportunity to see our next Vice President’s swimsuit beauty pageant footage. Its not an itsy bitsy bikini, but its pretty close. Don’t you just LOVE the internet!!!

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North Carolina International Pageants: Around Campus With Melissa


Melissa attended a Human Rights Event where there was a runway show of fashionable clothes that were not made in sweatshops.
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Studio Blog: I never seen such ear to ear grins on these guys!

I never seen such ear to ear grins on these guys!


Well on Wednesday I decided to play hooky from the studio and head up to the Big E with a group of my friend's some of who are in town for a big wedding this weekend that we will shoot. I just happen to mention to them that on the way up I needed to stop of at the Connecticut State Capitol Building to snap a few photos of former Miss CT Heidi Voight who is now working there. Well for some reason, these guys all jumped in and helped me with the shoot, even volunteering to hold Heidi's coffee and purse, go figure. Pictured are front Ted Fiorito, Len Caseria, Heidi Voight & Matthew Gammon.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Massey University - article: Massey graduate makes international beauty pageant

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Rhonda Grant.

Former Massey student Rhonda Grant has been selected to represent New Zealand at the Miss International Beauty Pageant in Japan and Hong Kong next month.

Ms Grant,  a health promotion co-ordinator with the National Heart Foundation in Napier, graduated from the Palmerston North campus in May with a Bachelor of Science in human nutrition.

While a student at Massey she was a runner-up in last year's Miss Manawatu beauty pageant and, in April this year, came third in the Miss Universe New Zealand pageant.

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The Debra Kennedy Show Special with guest Mark Mathis

Starting out the new season is the Fox Superstar Anchor, Mark Mathis in a candid interview with humor, sincerity and a little Mark Magic as well as Give Me The Mike Charlotte Champion, Adrienne Vaulx. 
 
The set has a new look with set design by Kim Grauer, Master Designer and furniture provided by High Style located at The Fountains.
 
Guests featured in upcoming weeks include Mrs. America, Our very special Flower Diva, Carrie Strubble, Make-Up Magic by Heather Richardson -Celebrity Makeup Artist, Miss North Carolina and Fall Fashions you will not want to miss.
 
You can check out your show as per the directions below:
THE DEBRA KENNEDY SHOW
PODCAST IS NOW LIVE ON ITUNES!!!!
To view your show, go to podcast.DebraKennedyShow.com and click the play button on the video player. Your segment was featured last Saturday evening. Be sure to subscribe by clicking the iTunes button so you can automatically get the show weekly via your iTunes program (free download from Apple.com). We often rerun some of our favorite shows as well. Check the front page for shows and featured guests. You can also visit our website @ www.debrakennedyshow.com.
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Beauties of America Pageant - Official Blogspot: BOA 40s message

Everyone,

I am thrilled and honored to be BOA 40s Queen. Thanks to Jennifer for making this system absolutely FABULOUS!!!
Although I have not yet booked any appearances for this year yet, I will be a judge in the Little Miss Georgetown Co. (SC) Pageant in early 2009!
By the way--I ordered some tops from Crown Chic and Trilogy. Loved what I got!
Hope yall are doing well!!
Suzanne Anderson
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Pageantude: Pageants With Attitude!: Tune In Alert

Tune In Alert

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Friday, September 26, 2008

3 P.M. EST

Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund and all 52 of the contestants competing for the 2009 Miss America title will appear together for the first time ever on network television for The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, September 26 at 3 p.m. EST on your local NBC affiliate.

Miss America and our contestants are thrilled to appear on national TV with Ellen and be part of her multi-Emmy award winning show. You do not want to miss it!!
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Beauties of America Pageant - Official Blogspot: Carol Milliron - America's 50s

Hi All
Just wanted to take a minute and say Thank you to Jennifer for a great pageant! I am thrilled to be America's 50s and am excited about the year to come. So far, I have participated in the Labor Day Parade, will be participating in the upcoming Sunfair Parade, will be doing a brief opening at the regional meeting of the Soroptimist International in October, will be walking in the Asthma Walk on October 11, and attending the Miss Seattle pageant in November.

I have also been invited to emcee one of the state pageants for BOA and am really looking forward to it!

I'll be posting pictures as I have them!

Take care and Happy Fall!
Carol Milliron
BOA 50s
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Angela's Adventures: West Fest parade

West Fest parade

I am bound and determined to catch this blog up so here you are yet another one of Angela's Adventures. This past Saturday, September 20 was a crazy busy day of appearances. The day started with my joined my sister queens, Brittany and Anna in the West Fest Parade and ended at the Mall and Macy's Shop for a Cause (the next post).



One of those goofy we took it ourselves photos


Smiling pretty

Yes you are looking at the picture right Brittany and I did show up in the same dress and no it wasn't planned. We both got the same dress from one of our FABULOUS sponsors Marjorie at Haute Boutique and since the color that had been chosen for the parade was turquoise we both ended up in the same dress. You decide who wore it better *wink* but remember mine had been picked up from the store 30 minutes before I showed up to the parade so it still needs to be taken in... and shortened, I'm going to make it cocktail length.

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Three Big Sisters Among 2009 Miss America Contestants - HispanicBusiness.com

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Three of the 52 young women who will compete for the 2009 Miss America title are mentors with Big Brothers Big Sisters. They are Miss Missouri, Miss Oregon and Miss Washington, who also has made Big Brothers Big Sisters her platform.

"We are proud of these young women and delighted that their celebrity status is bringing more attention to our movement," said Judy Vredenburgh, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. "The great thing is that with or without their tiaras, these young women are making a huge difference in the lives of their Little Sisters. They are among more than a quarter million caring adults in our network committed to changing how our children grow up in America," she added.
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Pageant a celebration of married women

THE Mrs Malaysia World Pageant 2008 got off to a grand start at The Gardens Hotel and Residences with the Ms Malaysia Universe 2008 title holders and Mrs Malaysia World 2007 Pageant winners present to add more glamour to the event.

The pageant aims to spread the message to all married women that beauty is an asset that should be treasured forever.

“Women should come forward to participate in such beauty contests, not only to win the title but also to feel good about themselves,” said Mrs Malaysia World 2007 Beatrice Nirmala, a mother of two.

She added that beauty was not only about looking good, but was drawn from the inner attractiveness of a person.

Standing tall: Mrs Malaysia World 2004 Datuk Anna Lim (left) and Beatrice at the launch of this year’s pageant

“We are also interested in organising such pageants for men and hopefully we can work things out in the future,” Pageant Promotions Sdn Bhd president and organising chairman Alice Lee said.


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Goddess of Beauty: Bet of New Zealand at Miss International 2008

The representative of New Zealand at Miss International 2008 Beauty Pageant is Rhonda Grant, a 22-year old health promotion co-ordinator with the National Heart Foundation in Napier. She graduated from the Palmerston North campus in May with a Bachelor of Science in human nutrition.

Rhonda stands 1.78m. tall. She is a runner-up in last year's Miss Manawatu beauty contest and, in April, finished third in the Miss Universe New Zealand 2008 pageant.

"Miss International Beauty Pageant is rated as one of the top beauty pageants in the world along with Miss Universe and Miss World," she says.

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Angela's Adventures: It's OFFICIAL!!!

It's OFFICIAL!!!

Some of you may remember an earlier post where I mentioned that I might be being featured in a local magazine well......It's Official!!! On The Minds of Moms Magazine is going to use me as their feature in their Spring Edition.
Angela's Adventures: It's OFFICIAL!!!

Congratulations to Angela, Mrs. North Dakota International!
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Mrs. Colorado 2008: New Mrs. Colorado Foundation Website!

New Mrs. Colorado Foundation Website!

The Mrs. Colorado Foundation is proud to announce the launch of it's new website!
  • Read about the foundation and how it started
  • Learn about our scholarship program and past recipients
  • Follow our blog for news and events throughout the year
  • Help us spread the word and consider donating today!
The Mrs. Colorado Foundation was started by women to support women. Visit our website and learn more about how you can get involved!

Click here to visit our website http://mrscofoundation.org/
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Stephanie Hunt: Pageant Director


Stephanie Hunt is the new Director of the Teen & Miss Michigan United States Pageants

From Stephanie:

I’d like to let everyone know that I am the new Director for the Teen and Miss Michigan United States Pageant.

It should come as no surprise that I absolutely love pageantry and I’m going to throw everything I’ve got into making this the best system in Michigan. As women, sisters, mothers, aunts, and mentors, I feel it is our job to nurture the young women who will succeed us in our communities. Pageantry does more than step in where days gone by finishing schools existed. Beyond the beauty aspect that catches everyone’s eye participating in pageants teaches young women interview skills, leadership, cooperation, and how to work within their communities and support their chosen charities.


The industry as a whole has suffered somewhat of late but pageantry is steeped in tradition and we’re not going away!! Titleholders are making a difference and we should be proud of that and expect to be taken seriously. My aim this year is to bring elegance back to the forefront, and that’s where the phrase “Bringing Elegance Back” comes from.


We’re going to have fun, make lifelong friends and support each other throughout the pageant. There may only be one “winner” but each participant will leave with a sense of determination that they can do anything and they are BEAUTIFUL!! As they go out and work in their communities as local titleholders they will find that in helping themselves to be better persons they’ve taken that important first step that will enable them to help others, and find that offering a helping hand is the best feeling in the world.


I'm looking forward to this, and I will be working hard to make this the premier Teen & Miss Pageant in Michigan.


Stephanie


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Monday, September 22, 2008

Florida Latinas

Contact:

Miss Florida Latina

Miss Teen Florida Latina

Phone 646-924-6106

E-mail: giabellasalon@aol.com

Florida Latinas Showcase Their Beauty and Brains During Miss Latina US and Miss Teen US Latina Pageants

Florida Latina will compete with Twenty-eight Latinas from around the United States for the crown of Miss Latina US and Miss Teen US Latina during the 2009 National Pageant Finals taking place in San Antonio for the first time. Representing Florida State, our state pageant delegates will arrive Friday, September 26 for preliminary competitions and activities, culminating on Sunday, September 28 with their presentations in national heritage dress, swimsuit, fashion wear and evening gown at the Jo Long Theater for the Performing Arts.

Orlando, FL September 23, 2008 – Miss Florida Latina 2008, Samaria Martinez and Miss Florida Teen Latina, Saydelis Rodriguez, will compete against 28 Latinas from all over the US for scholarship money, prizes and the chance of a lifetime to be crowned Miss Latina US and Miss Teen US Latina during the 2009 Miss Latina US Pageant from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at the Jo Long Theatre for the Performing Arts, 226 N. Hackberry.

Miss Latina US is the first national competition established in the country in 1983 exclusively for Latinas. It continues to be the only one whose winner advances to a world competition - the Miss Latin America of the World pageant hosted annually in different Latin American countries.

Among the nineteen women, ages 18 to 27, which will compete in the Miss Latina US Pageant, Florida’s own Samaria Martinez, who is 19 years of age, of Cuban heritage and a business student at Miami Dade University, will compete this year. Meanwhile, in the Miss Teen US Latina Pageant, among the 11 teenagers, ages 14 to 17, will participate, Florida’s representative is sixteen year old Saydelis Rodriguez who is also of Cuban heritage, and a Criminal Justice and Law student at Leto High School whose hobbies include Flamenco Dancing, Color Guard, learning French and Sign Language.

The titleholder of the Miss Latina US pageant will represent the United States on a global stage in the Miss Latin America of the World pageant. "These pageants are a great way to celebrate the beauty, intelligence, culture, achievements and contributions that Latinos have made to the United States," said Florida’s director a former beauty queen and attorney in Puerto Rico, Giancarla Sambo.

For more information, visit www.missfloridalatina.com.

Puerto Rico and Miami-based Giabella Salon Inc. produces the Miss Florida Latina US and Miss Teen Florida US Latina state pageants, as well as other international pageants. Over the years, the Miss Florida Latina US Pageant has been hosted by various Florida cities countries, such as Miami, Orlando and others.

Sponsors include Melanie Pugh, DMD. PA, Healthy Altitudes, Giabella Salon Pageant Consulting and Coaching Services, Bijoux Terner, Azteca America, McDonald’s, Peddles Wedding Flowers, Vitamin Water, SoyJoy, Telemundo Orlando, Revista Imagen, Crown Chic Boutique, Orlando Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Suspended in Time by Debra, Harpers Furs, Imperial Jewelers, Krystal Elegance, Gayle Gaston & Co., Caboodles Organizers, Brion Price Photography, and Joan I. Farcus, Esq.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Miss & Teen Wisconsin USA pageant

I made the trip to Middleton, WI today for the Miss Wisconsin and Miss Teen Wisconsin pageant. It was held at the Middleton High School Performing Arts Center.

I knew a few of the wonderful ladies competing tonight but really was perplexed as to how it would play out. There were any number of what Valerie Hayes would call "elite contestants" and I knew the judges would have some difficult decisions to make.

The lovely Denise Wallace was the host. They started with introductions of the contestants followed quickly by announcement of Top 15 in each division. Judges were then announced and included Miss USA 2005 Chelsea Cooley. Swimsuit came next followed by a musical selection by Breanna of Minnesota. After that tune there was the review of gowns with all the teen and Miss participants. There were many beautiful gowns and stunning ladies modelling them. Finalist competition followed. The show was nvery tight and kept moving. We were halfway through gown at the one hour mark.

BTW, I noticed friend of the show, Paula Preston was among the sponsors of the event. And you all think I just pay attention during swimsuit!

The divisions were chopped down to Top 5 for the onstage question.

But enough chit-chat. What are the results?

Miss Wisconsin USA 2008 is Alexandra Wehrley.
Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2008 is Elizabeth Bryson.

Congratulations one and all!

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Beauty Pageant Queens Compete in a Cook Off to Raise Funds for a Young Burn Victim

Royalty Steps Off the Runway and into the Kitchen

 

New Orleans, LA, September 18, 2008- When a young boy was burned in a grease fire his parents found themselves struggling to pay the sky high medical bills. The parents, who work at beauty pageants as a videographer and photography team, reached out to the pageantry community for help. 

The beauty queens decided to help in the way they are most comfortable with; competing. Not competing on the runway, but in the kitchen. The fundraising idea solicits beauty pageant queens to enter their favorite recipe in "The Celebrity Queen Cook Off.

Stacy Bsjorkman's son, Hunter, burned part of his body in a kitchen fire. He required a series of skin grafts and hospital stays. This placed a severe strain on the family emotionally and financially. The  Bsjorkman family sent an email of distress to the pageant commu ity. Wanting to help Shelly Winters Black, a pageant director, came up with the Cook Off idea.

"I really want to help, so the greatest resource I have is the relationships in the pageantry community." said Shelly. "I put my thinking hat on and thought these beauty queens all love to compete, its their nature. So I came up with the idea for them to compete in a different way. The queens, and moms of kids with titles, are encouraged to pick their favorite recipe and enter it in the competition."

The recipes and dishes will be presented on Saturday September27, 2008 at 5pm in the Metarie Best Western Landmark Hotel. The Celebrity Queens Cook Off is held in conjunction with the Miss Louisiana 2008 Pageant held at the hotel located at 2601 Severn Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana 70002.

The dishes will be judged at 5.00pm by chef Beth Macalusa and the reigning Miss New Orleans Haley Ridgel. The winner will receive a banner and a crown as Miss Celebrity Queen Cook Off 2008.

To generate funds the entry fee for the contestants is $20, plus the dish, for the general public the ticket cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children to test the entries. In addition the recipes and pictures from the event will be compiled into an ebook available for $19.95. The book can be purchased online at two websites: www.shellyspageantexpress.com and www.directyourpageant.com

Fifty percent of proceeds from the night of the event will go to the Hunter Bsjorkman Fund and the rest will pay for the banner, crown and the room. One hundred percent of the cook book profits will go the  Hunter Bsjorkman Fund.

The book can also be considered a promotional tool for queens and the titles they represent. All entries should include a picture and a bio with the queens titles.  "If you have a title and a recipe you would like to enter but can't make the event then send the recipe, picture,  bio and $20 entry fee to my email." says pageant director Shelly Winters Black. "You will be included in the book as well as contribute to paying little Hunters medical bills."

The email address to enter is: shellyspageantexpress@gmail.com

or you can send the check and recipe to:

Hunter Bsjorkman Fund

122 Kingston Dr.

Slidell, LA 70458

 

Mrs Black says a lot of the kids with titles have been entering the contest using family recipes. "It really makes me feel good to see the pageantry family come together to assist one of their own.

 

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North Carolina International Pageants: Melissa attends the "Running of the Wolves"

Melissa attends the "Running of the Wolves"

"The Running of the Wolves" was a charity event that was put on by North Carolina State University's Air Force ROTC. It was held on September 13 and there were around 230 runners. There was a 5k run, 10k run and a 1 mile walk. Melissa started the race with an airhorn and then awarded the winners of the race their awards.
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30 Latinas Showcase Their Beauty and Brains During Miss Latina US and Miss Teen US Latina Pageants

Thirty Latinas from around the United States will compete to be crowned Miss Latina US and Miss Teen US Latina during the 2009 National Pageant Finals taking place in San Antonio for the first time. Representing their respective states and national heritage groups, the pageant delegates will arrive Friday, September 26 for preliminary competitions and activities, culminating on Sunday, September 28 with their presentations in national heritage dress, swimsuit, fashion wear and evening gown at the Jo Long Theater for the Performing Arts.

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) September 20, 2008 -- Thirty Latinas from around the United States will compete for scholarship money, prizes and the chance of a lifetime to be crowned Miss Latina US and Miss Teen US Latina during the 2009 Miss Latina US Pageant from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at the Jo Long Theatre for the Performing Arts, 226 N. Hackberry.

Miss Latina US is the first national competition established in the country in 1983 exclusively for Latinas. It continues to be the only one whose winner advances to a world competition - the Miss Latin America of the World pageant hosted annually in different Latin American countries.

Nineteen women, ages 18 to 27, will compete in the Miss Latina US Pageant. In the Miss Teen US Latina Pageant, 11 teenagers, ages 14 to 17, will participate.

"The titleholder of the Miss Latina US pageant will represent the United States on a global stage in the Miss Latin America of the World pageant, so the parameters are high," said Acirema Ayaleto, president and founder of Organización Miss America Latina Inc. "These pageants are awakening the country to what we've known all along, that Latinos have made significant contributions to the United States, that we are successful, talented and hard-working people, and our culture offers so much to society."

Miss Latina US 2008 Fatima Leonardo of Rhode Island and Miss Teen US Latina 2007 Nicole Korrody of San Antonio will crown their respective successors. Former Miss Latin America of the World Melissa Quesada, now a practicing attorney in New York, will host the pageant.

Tickets are $15 and $10. Call (210) 377-0033. For more information, visit www.missamericalatina.com.

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Goddess of Beauty: Miss Germany 2008 was Crowned

Miss Germany 2008 was Crowned

Miss Germany 2008 Beauty Pageant or locally called as Miss Deutschlands 2008 have chosen their three Beauty Queens to represent their country to international Beauty Contests.

Dajana Schult (photo)was chosen as Miss Earth Deutschland or Miss Earth Germany. She is 25 years old and stands 174cm. tall. She will be competing in Manila, Philippines for Miss Earth 2008 Pageant on November 9.

Katja Bondarenko was declared as Miss International Deutschland. She is from Niedersachsen and she will be competing at the Miss International 2008 Beauty Pageant to be held in Macau.
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Been a long time....




But I am finally updating my blog! My husband, Tony, is home after almost 4 months! His dad is stable, so keep him in your prayers. Tony is going back to England at Christmas time.
On August 3rd, I Hosted the Free to Breathe event in Los Angeles. While small, we are growing and growing. Your continued support of Lung Cancer Awareness initiatives and smoking cessation campaigns really help. Thanks to those who donate. If you wish to donate, please contact me for the link. Meanwhile, I will try to be better at updating on a weekly basis! 

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Pictures from Tucson . . .

Whew!! What a whirlwind the past couple of months have been. I spent most of my summer preparing for Mrs. America then spent 10 days in Tucson having the time of my life. The final outcome was not what I had hoped for but at the end of it all, a kiss from my husband reminded me of what I am most proud of . . . being Mrs. Sacha!!
I was honored with an ad page award and was a top ten finalist in state costume.
click on any gallery then you can "select a different gallery" and scroll down to Mrs. Colorado to see some prelim pics. Enjoy!

After competition I was able to capture a photo with Mrs. World 2008, Diane Tucker and Mrs. America 2008, Kelly McBee. Hmmmm, if only I were a foot taller!! L.O.L.

Myself with Andrea Pruess, Mrs. America 2006. It was such a pleasure to meet her! Who would have thought she was one of MY fans! LOVE HER!

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Mrs. Colorado 2008: National American Miss Pageant

I was able to go and support my favorite "pageant girl", Taylor Schettler, as she gave up her title as National American Miss Colorado Junior Teen 2007.

I met Taylor last year while competing with her mother, Janice, in the Mrs. Colorado pageant. She has been like a little sister ever since! Remember her name because she is going to be something great someday . . . who knows, maybe even Mrs. America! Okay, I'll settle for Miss Teen USA first!

Taylor crowning the new National American Miss Junior Teen Queen.

Myself with the National American Miss Colorado Teen 2007. She is just as sweet as she is gorgeous!
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Miss Iowa 2008 Olivia Myers: Appearance Photos and More

Hello, everyone!

I know that many of you have been patiently waiting to see photographs from my appearances. I would like to share the following links with you. Click on them, and you will be directed to a couple of photo albums I just completed. Enjoy!

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2293073&l=5c083&id=14833133

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2293115&l=705e2&id=14833133
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HerTube: There She Is, Miss America | wowOwow

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On this date in 1984 Vanessa Williams became the first African American Miss America. Though she later resigned after some then-controversial photos surfaced, her groundbreaking place in the history of the pageant will always remain. Click the play button below to see that incredible moment.

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Maria at Make A Wish-Wish Day!



September 13th was Wish Day at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina. The state fair grounds in Raleigh were jam packed with fun activities that all the kids seemed to enjoy! Wish Day is my favorite day at MAW because it offers a day for the kids free of needles, treatment and fear. I was so honored to be a part of it! The smallest things, like face painting or sand art lit up these wish kids faces, which in fact was the greatest satisfaction. Wish Day was a huge success :) Thank you all wish staff and volunteers!
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MissAmerica.org Blog » September 8, 2008

Happy September Everyone!

I must ask, just where do the months go? Is summer really over? I just wanted to fill you in on my latest activities including my Labor Day events…

Just last week, I flew to L.A. to participate in a photo shoot for Supermodels Magazine. The shoot went well and I had the chance to have the red carpet treatment by studio professionals! This photo spread will be featured in the November issue of Supermodels Magazine with some of the most powerful and influential women in business. The feature is highlighting women with power, beauty AND brains. Can’t wait to see the issue in print! I think maybe the neatest thing about the shoot was that there were the two most ADORABLE little dogs running around the entire time, a Chihuahua and a Jack Russell terrier that belonged to the photographer and one of the models. It was so precious to have all of us lined up for a shot, and then the photographer saying “HOLD” as one of these little guys came running into the shot. The two of them happened to LOVE my dress, and as I was seated for the group shot, they kept playing on my gold taffeta skirt. If the stylists weren’t so sweet, I would have thought they would be cringing as the two dogs couldn’t keep their noses away from the patent leather on our Yves-Saint Laurent heels. They were quite a hoot.
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Miss Michigan 2008 - Miss Michigan for President!

                             

 

If Sarah Palin can make a splash in politics, so can Miss Michigan! On Tuesday, I had the absolute honor to be recognized at our state capital and speak to hundreds of advocates about urging our lawmakers to act now and protect workers and Michigan citizens from secondhand smoke.  I had the distinct privilege in sharing the podium with Dr. Greg Holman, Chief Medical Executive for the State of Michigan; Dr. Larry Abramson, medical expert and smokefree air advocate; Senator Ray Basham; Representive Andy Meisner; Daniel Haberman, owner of the Bosco bar in Ferndale; and Dr. Ron Davis, Immediate Past President of the American Medical Association and medical expert who has worked on tobacco issues for more than 30 years.

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Totally New Moms: Miss America, Diabetes and You

Miss America, Diabetes and You

Believe it or not, I graduated from Regent University in 1998 sitting right next to Miss America! At the time, she was a fellow communication student, Nicole Johnson. But a few months later, she would become Miss America!

Nicole was in my hometown this week, speaking at the American Academy of Family Physicians conference about living with diabetes. Here she is pictured with my kids. I thought it would be fun for my kids to say they've been pictured with Miss America! How cool is that?
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