Monday, June 29, 2009

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam Helps Veterans with Heroes at Home

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam

Helps Veterans with Heroes at Home

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam was in Colorado Springs this weekend helping a local veteran renovate his home to accommodate injuries he sustained in Iraq.

Katie joined Sears' Heroes at Home program, paired with Rebuilding Together, who have been working on the veteran's home for nearly a month.

As a part of Katie's platform, Promoting Community Service and Involvement, she has been traveling 20,000 miles a month across the country speaking about the importance of volunteering. Katie was thrilled to be able to give back to those that have given so much for us.

"It's hard to put into words this kind of feeling you get from helping out a military family," said Katie.

Katie will soon be off to Southern California to help celebrate the Fourth of July in style that will be completed with spectacular parades and festivities to mark the nation's birthday!

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Miss Georgia 2009 resigns after one day, Emily Cook steps up!

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The newly crowned Miss Georgia 2009 Emily Cook, received a different sort of coronation on Sunday, June 28th. The saturday night pageant announced Kristina Higgins as the winner of the Miss Georgia title, but then Sunday morning Higgins told the pageant officials she felt she could not fulfill the duties as Miss Georgia. According to an article from the Ledger Enquirer, Miss Cook received a phone call Sunday morning asking her if she would assume the responsibilities of Miss Georgia 2009 and she agreed to do so. Cook's talent is an oboe piece to "Carmen Fantasty" and her platform is "Breast Cancer Research and Awareness in Young Women". Congratulations to Miss Emily Cook and best of luck to Kristina Higgins in her endeavors!

Photo Courtesy of Miss Georgia website

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Oregon Queens Get Super Send-off!

With a theme of "topping it off in style" with hats, the reigning Oregon International queens had a fabulous send-off, today That's Jessica Carlson, Miss Oregon Int'l 2009 and me donning our best efforts for the hat competition.  

Mrs. Oregon Int'l 2007 Tamara Wissbaum opened her home as the reigning Oregon Teen-Sheilja Patel, Miss-Jessica Carlson, and Mrs-Sandra Herder, former queens, contestants, family and friends gathered for a fun day of pageant fashions and millinery.
Everyone nibbled on delicious goodies and cake while catching up, and sharing the latest goings on with each other.  
Along with 2009 Mrs. queen Sandra Herder are: 2008-Debra Gilmour, 2007-Tamara Wissbaum, 2000-Kym Wylder, 1999-Julia Johnson, and 1997-Lesley Nardini who is also the Oregon International Pageants executive director (seen below).
Thank you Tamara Wissbaum for your always spectacular hospitality, and Lesley Nardini for the great prizes!  
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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lost and found! Miss Nevada to have crown

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Unbeknownst to pageant organizers, a volunteer misplaced the headdress

An apologetic volunteer, not a thief, was to blame for the disappearance of the $400 crown, which turned up late Friday afternoon at a Reno alteration shop, said pageant organizer Teresa Benitez-Thompson.

Unbeknownst to pageant organizers, the volunteer misplaced the crown in a small box that accompanied other boxes and hanging bags of clothes to the business Thursday.

"The volunteer is so embarrassed. She loves the pageant and couldn't be any more apologetic," she said. "We sincerely thought an unauthorized person had the crown. Our belief in mankind has been affirmed with its discovery."

"I was so nervous we wouldn't have a crown, and I didn't get any sleep last night," said Benitez-Thompson, Miss America pageant director for the state and Miss Nevada 2002. "But we have our crown and couldn't be happier."

Twelve women will vie for the title.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

A new Miss New Jersey is crowned

A Monmouth County woman is the newest Miss New Jersey.

Ashley Shaffer, 22, of Millstone Township was awarded the state’s tiara during the final night of pageant competition on Saturday night in Ocean City. According to the Associated Press, Shaffer’s pageant performance included singing a piece from Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Turandot” during the talent portion of the competition.

shley Shaffer, 22, of Millstone Township was awarded the state’s tiara during the final night of pageant competition on Saturday night in Ocean City. According to the Associated Press, Shaffer’s pageant performance included singing a piece from Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Turandot” during the talent portion of the competition.

Shaffer is a student at Marist College in New York and competed in the pageant as the reigning Miss Columbus Day. Her platform is Enhancing Children’s Health Through Education and Support.”

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Miss America Katie Stam has a new title

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Miss America Katie Stam is the newest spokesperson for the American Dairy Association of Indiana .

Her new job includes recording radio commercials, appearing in advertisements, and educating people on the importance of dairy in your diet.

"Basically what I am doing is I am just getting the word out there about how milk obviously is going to be great for your bones, for your muscles, it's so nutritious. It's so good too, to eat, think of all the different options you have, you have cheese, you have milk, you have yogurt, you have ice cream, all of these different dairy products and they're so good for you," said Stam.

Stam grew up on a dairy farm where she learned the importance of raising healthy cows and the value of hard work.

Stam is a former WISH-TV intern.

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Tattle: Miss New Jersey rises from the Ashleys

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IF YOU WANT your daughter to be named Miss New Jersey, there's one clear path to success: Name her some variation of Ashley.

Ashley Shaffer, 22, of Millstone Township, won the title Saturday night at the Ocean City Music Pier.

First runner-up was Ashleigh Udalovas, 21, of Millville.

Last year's winner was Ashley Fairfield, of Egg Harbor.

Ashley S. will now compete in the Miss America Pageant, scheduled for Jan. 30 in Las Vegas, something so sacrilegious to Atlantic City that New Jersey shouldn't even send a contestant in protest.

"I have no idea what's going on right now," she said, shaking. "I'm going to Miss America! I can't believe it!"

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Miss America meets with Donny & Marie Osmond

There are perks to being Miss America.

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam met with Donny & Marie this week backstage at the Flamingo Hotel, where the brother-and-sister duo perform.

Katie also signed autographs at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino and met with Robin Leach before flying to West Virginia for the Miss West Virginia pageant.

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Thief steals Miss Nevada crown

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Miss Nevada might not have a crown at her coronation Saturday.

Organizers say the crown, almost identical to the one worn by Miss America, was stolen Thursday from the locked Reno hotel room of a pageant board member.

The crown had arrived earlier in the day from K.A. Concepts, the official maker of Miss America crowns.

Pageant spokeswoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson says the company makes one crown for each state, and getting a replacement before Saturday night is impossible.

She says Circus Circus hotel security is going through security tapes, and organizers will not press charges if the crown is returned in good condition before the pageant.

The crown, valued at $400, is fitted with rhinestones.

Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal,

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Recent News

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Shannon @ the Bryan Mudryk Golf Classic this past weekend in Boyle, AB.

Photo with Premier Ed Stelmach and TSN Host Bryan Mudryk
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Shannon Smadella for Miss Galaxy 2009

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Thank you for visiting the Official Site of TEAM CANADA!  As Shannon prepares to head down to Tampa for the Miss Galaxy pageant, her team prepares!!!

Make sure and check back for you-tube videos of the preparation and updates of the progress.

If you are interested in becoming part of TEAM CANADA and helping Shannon represent her country, please contact!

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Miss Hooters International 2009 Raechel Holtgrave

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Hooters 13th Annual International Swimsuit Pageant Top 5 Finalists, with Miss Hooters 2009 Raechel Holtgrave pictured in the center. (PRNewsFoto/Hooters of America, Inc.)

Raechel Holtgrave of Columbus, MO defeated 133 contestants to be crowned Miss Hooters International 2009, She will represent the 450 Hooters restaurants throughout the world for the next year.


“Raechel is well deserving of the title for reasons beyond her beauty,” said Beth Taylor, pageant director. “She is also intelligent, always has a smile on her face and is everything we look for in a Hooters Girl.”

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Miss Universe 2009 schedule

August 1 - 3 Arrivals and Registration
August 5 Location Filming
August 6 Reception at the Governor’s House
August 7 Visit to a shopping mall
Welcome Dinner
August 8 Location Filming
Exuma & Bimini Concert
August 9 Bikini Fashion Show
August 10 National Costume Competition, Rainforest Theater, Wyndham Hotel
August 11 Tour of the Islands
August 12 Miss Universe 2009 Fashion Show with local designers
August 13 National Gift Charity Auction
August 16 Miss Universe 2009 Presentation Show
August 17 - 18 One on one interviews with panel of preliminary judges
August 19 - 20 Rehearsals
August 21 Rehearsals
National Director Meeting
August 22 Rehearsals
August 23 Dress Rehearsal (noon)
Live Telecast (Time TBA) Coronation Ball
August 24 Departures
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USA won International Cattle Queen 2009

Montería, COLOMBIA, The second edition of International Cattle Queen beauty pageant crowned.
The new beauty queen Joanna De Los Ángeles Parra Córdova (right) from USA was crowned International Cattle Queen 2009 during the event held on last Sunday 21th June 2009 in Montería, Colombia.
The beautiful girl beside, María Astrid De La Espriella Simanca won the Colombian title, and will compete in 2010 International Cattle Queen beauty contest.
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National American Miss role models

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This is a fun picture of Nicole Renard, reigning National American Miss All-American Pre-Teen Queen and her sister Victoria Renard the reigning National Photogenic winner from our national pageant last November in Anaheim, California.

Nicole was recently named an All-American Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy. She was nominated by her Algebra teacher (she is taking high school Algebra in the 8th grade). Here is the link to the website.

Also, last week she was honored by her principal for having a 4.0 GPA for all semesters in Middle School. Way to go Nicole! Both of these girls are super talented and super sweet girls. We are so proud to have representatives like them for National American Miss.

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