Thursday, May 28, 2009

MORE 2009 National American Miss Wisconsin Results

I had a great time helping judge this weekend! What a great group of young women!
2009 Miss Wisconsin Jr. Teen
Teaka Griesbach
2009 Miss Wisconsin Teen
Alyssa Quinn
Dont forget to check out ALL of the 2009 Miss Wisconsin results by visiting
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Mrs. Pennsylvania and Maryland US 2009

More pictures to come thanks to the husband of Melissa (MD US 1st runner up).
It was great to see everyone - and I only wish that I had a lot more time for photos!!!
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What a GREAT Memorial Day weekend at National American Miss Wisconsin!!

The first pageant of the year is over(phew!)...and it was quite an exciting event!!!!
To everyone in Wisconsin - the National American Miss staff had such a wonderful weekend getting to know you and work with your daughters....who BTW were ALL AMMMAAAAAAAZZZZZZZIIIIINGGGG!!!!!!! I know the judges had one HECK of a time trying to pick the best representative out of a group of winners, and all of you girls are TRULY winners!! The pageant choreographers couldnt stop talking about the ROCKIN good time they were having with you (especially during the dance rehersal!)
And Girls - Dont EVER forget to think to yourself....."I LOOK GOOD!!" *wink wink*
It is our sincere hope that EACH of you walked away from this weekend with National American Miss having far exceeded your expectations and that each girl takes home with her a crown...wheter it's the one on her head or the one in her heart!!! YOU ARE ALL WINNERS!!!
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Vanessa William talks about Miss California Carrie Prejean

During your reign as Miss America in 1984 you were involved in one of the most infamous beauty pageant scandals ever and gave up your crown after suggestive photos of you were published. Recently another pageant contestant, Miss California Carrie Prejean, came under fire after she spoke out against the right for same-sex marriage. Do you think it’s fair the way the media handled her response?
I’m surprised at how much this story has gone on and on. My personal opinion is really, “Who cares?” She’s not running for a government position that could make an actual change in policy, so who cares? Let it die.
Do you think they should have stripped her of her title?
Who cares! Really, who cares in the grand scheme of things?
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City woman represents state after pageant win

She was crowned Mrs. Wisconsin Galaxy in March.

After losing enough weight to begin competing in regular pageants, Jakowicz saw more success than in her first attempt. She was crowned Ms. National America in 2001 and Ms. U.S. Beauties in 2002 and has held other state titles.
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Ten years ago, Debra Jakowicz decided to take a chance.

She had never been in any pageants and was overweight, but she decided to try a plus-size women’s competition.

“I said, ‘Hey, this is the way I am. They’re going to accept me the way I am,’” she recalled.

Jakowicz didn’t win that pageant, but going through the process only encouraged her.

Debra Jakowicz of Chippewa Falls was crowned Mrs. Wisconsin Galaxy in March. She will compete in the International Galaxy pageant in July.
Photo for the Herald

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National American Miss in Pageantry Magazine

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As you most likely already know, our National Pageant, which is held every November in Anaheim, California, is one of the hottest tickets in pageantry! Every year Pageantry magazine does an article highlighting the show.

Here is a link to check out the article on last years national program:

I hope to see you there in 2009!

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Today, I had the opportunity to tour the newly built Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless buildings before the Open House in June. I want to thank all of the staff for being so welcoming and providing an informational session and tour for me.
Once again, I am always humbled to meet people who work tirelessly to help those who may not be able to help themselves. We have wonderful services in Montgomery County and they would not be made possible if it weren't for those dedicated to helping others! I can't speak for other locales but during the winter we make sure all those living outside are brought into a shelter if they desire.
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Mrs. Arizona America

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The new Mrs. Arizona America, Elisa Rister, in her La Casa Hermosa winning gown!
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Pageantry Magazine :) Thanks BOA!!!

Thank you to the Beauties of America pageant for allowing me to be featured in Pageantry Magazine!!
Carter Studios did another amazing job on my photo to prepare for the new Pageantry and I was so excited to be representing the BOA system as America's Teen!
Thank you Jennifer!
Much love to all of my pageant sisters!!
Beauties of America is such a wonderful system that really focuses on the accomplishments and successes of women of ALL ages!
AND just want to give a BIG THANK YOU and SHOUT to Tim at The Pageant Cast!! He supports and endorses the Beauties of America's system! We were also the WEBSITE of the WEEK and we just want to say "THANKS TIM!" we've just gotta set up that interview soon! :)
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Tonight, I attended the Mrs. Maryland and Mrs. Pennsylvania United States Pageant! Once again Moore Pageant Productions put on a time efficient and fabulous pageant. There were numerous reigning and past queens in attendance and it was a wonderful opportunity to touch base with everyone.

Mrs. Pennsylvania United States - Kate Cohen
Mrs. Maryland United States - Ginny Meerman
Good luck at Mrs. United States in July!
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Someone once told me that "the grass never gets green under my feet"...I am pretty sure that it meant that I am not one to sit still and watch the world go by. At least that is my interpretation and I am going to stick with it, LOL!!
Last month I felt an urge to do more - something that would help me not only promote my platform "Relay for Life" and the importance of breast cancer awareness and education ~ but also be an example that once you hit "that age" (don't you just "love" it when these two words work their way in to a diagnosis, LOL!!) LIFE AS WE KNOW IT DOES NOT END! I am now the very proud Beauties of America Oregon's 40's 2009!
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A Casa Bella - Charity film premiere

I was a guest to the film premiere and charity event for A Casa Bella ( Traditional housing for singe mothers) . I starred in the film title "Stories of Hope" . It was very moving to see the film after the final editing . It always amazes me no matter how many films I do how different the final product from the original shooting scenes turn out (That is show business)
Please check out their website for information donation or you might know a single mom in need of help especially during these challenging economic times.
In the picture with Shermaine SaCasa Executive Director
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Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Memorial Day!!!

**********************************************************************************************************************Happy Memorial Day from Beauties of America's Teen, Laurie Kimsey!
What a special day to remember the men and women from years and decades past and take the time to honor them with decorations, flags, parades, memorial services, and ceremonies! This day represents the true meaning of Patriotism and the love of our country!
Til next time!
Laurie Kimsey, America's Teen :)
***Photos copyrighted by JMT PHOTOGRAPHY of Charlotte NC/USO Poster***
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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Thank You Claymont Elementary

This past Wednesday (May 20, 2009), I spoke to the FABULOUS 5th and 6th graders at Claymont Elementary School about internet etiquette and safety. Joining me to speak about other etiquette topics were Ms. Delaware US 2009, Trisha Tarantino, Mrs. Delaware Galaxy, Shana Williams, Mrs. Christiana DE US 2010, Krista Brazell, and Mrs. New Castle County DE US 2010, Angie Bell.
Thank you to Mrs. Mary Crowley for the invitation to speak at the school. We were all honored to be asked and really enjoyed our experience - the students were fabulous!!!!
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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for those who have died in service to our country. We honor American veterans and soldiers by visiting monuments, attending parades, and observing a nationwide moment of silence at 3 p.m. Often times we have forgotten the true meaning of this day and simply take the well deserved long weekend and have BBQs, go to the beach, spend time with our loved ones and friends.
I ask that you each take a few moments this weekend to simply remember. Remember those who risk their lives so we can have ours, those who have fallen, those who served in the past and those who currently serve and those who love a Servicemember. Those children who have lost a parent , the parents who have lost a child. Throughout your weekend talk about it to your families. Make sure they know and that they never forget.
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