Monday, August 31, 2009

Jake Owens Concert

clipped from

The Concert was in Winston, N.C where Nick got to tell Jokes on stage and got to sing with Jake at the end. This little boy is a very sweet and has a Brain Tumor.

 blog it

Miss Universe rigged in Venezuela`s favour: Former Miss Brazil

This is a cliche...a non-finalist complaining a pageant is rigged. Don't do it.
Former Miss Brazil Adalgisa Colombo has said that this year`s Miss Universe pageant, which was won by Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez, was "rigged" in favour of Venezuela that has taken the last two titles.
"It was rigged. The contest was very dumb, very commercial, with the special interests of (pageant co-owner) Donald Trump, who must have interests in Venezuela," Colombo told the O Globo newspaper`s online edition.
Colombo, who was Miss Brazil 1958, said her country`s representative this year, Larissa Costa, was one of the favourites and should have been one of the 10 semifinalists, but she did not even make the final 15.
The former beauty queen said her favourite contestant in this year`s pageant was Miss Dominican Republic Ada Aimee de la Cruz, who made it to the final three.
 blog it

Bridgestone hosts Miss America 2009 Katie Stam

clipped from

Japanese tyre company Bridgestone has provided footage of its hosting of Miss America 2009 Katie Stam at its US arm’s United Way event in Nashville, Tenn. The video features Miss Stam, and Bridgestone Americas chairman and CEO Mark Emkes.

 blog it

Some pics from Miss America/Miss TN Vandy visit

clipped from

Miss America, Katie Stam, of Indiana, and Miss Tennessee, Stefanie Wittler, visited patients Thursday at Vanderbilt children’s hospital.

 blog it

Beauty in Venezuela is matter of pride, and scalpels

clipped from

CARACAS — Venezuela's afterglow of winning yet another Miss Universe crown has not only illuminated national pride in its Latin beauties -- but also its women's widespread recourse to cosmetic surgery.

Surgical enhancement to the body has become such a norm in the South American nation that it has emerged as a top destination for "scalpel tourism" by foreigners looking for a lift or new contours at a cheaper price.

"There are patients who come from Colombia, the United States, Ecuador, the Caribbean islands... They have surgery and then spend a few days on vacation," explained Rosi Oyon, head of a French subsidiary selling silicon brest implants.

For non-Venezuelans visiting to improve their neckline, the difference in cost can be significant. In Caracas, breast enlargement goes for around 2,500 dollars, compared to several thousand more in other countries.

 blog it

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam Demonstrates Her Volunteer Spirit at American Legion National Convention

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam was on hand at the American Legion National Convention in Louisville, KY this week to support their community service initiatives and talk about her own volunteering experiences.

On Sunday, Katie spoke to the Sons of the American Legion about the importance of community service and rode in the National Convention Parade in Downtown Louisville.

The next day she spoke to the America Legion Auxiliary and commended them for initiating their new service project, Call to Service Corps, which is designed to enhance the capacity of Auxiliary to generate volunteer service targeted toward poverty alleviation by and for military veteran families.

On her final day in Louisville, Katie had the wonderful opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the National Convention Opening Ceremonies. Later that evening she had the honor of attending the National Commander's Head Table Reception and Banquet.

The convention was a great opportunity for Katie to honor the American Legion and promote her passion for community service and involvement!

PageantCast Home
Podcast Pickle Page
Our Feed
One Click Subscribe in iTunes


Americas Perfect Junior Teen, Teen and Miss Nationals Top 15

clipped from

Congratuations to the following Contestants that made Top 15 for their age division at The Americas Perfect Junior Teen, Teen and Miss
Top 15 Perfect TEEN
Cassandra Sinclair
Bryiana Flores
Alyssa Sopenasky
Brandi George
Angelica Cecere
Brianna Lupo
Ashley Witt
Lacey Morgan
Amanda Barnes
Brandi LaCertosa
Samantha Fruendt
Jacqueline Carroll
Christina Monello
Chrissy Oakes
Allison Donato
Top 15 Perfect MISS
Julianne Pruitt
Ava Beilke
Elizabeth Robinette
Gina DeSimone
Brittany Kent
Stella Groome
Cristal Roopchandsingh
Shantelle Chin-Quee
Heather Richards
Stacy Vigna
Danielle Bounds
Jordon Dawkins
Alexis Semach
Brielle Erickson
Jessie LaVoce
 blog it

Friday, August 28, 2009

Miss Plastic Surgery: Cosmetic surgery is centre of Hungary pageant

clipped from

Breast implants, facelifts and liposuction have taken the place of swimsuits and talent competitions as criterion on which contestants will be judged in a beauty pageant in Hungary.

A contestant in Miss Plastic Hungary contest:  Miss Plastic Surgery: Cosmetic surgery is centre of Hungary pageant

Women competing in the "Miss Plastic Surgery" pageant, which celebrates beauty achieved through cosmetic surgery, must submit their medical records along with their vital statistics.

The contest is open to women between 18 and 30 years old who have undergone at least one cosmetic procedure that involved general or local anaesthesia.

A team of judges drawn from the country's best plastic surgeons will judge the peageant, the final of which is on October 9. The winner will receive a new flat, the runner up a new car, and the bronze prize recipient will win a trip for two to Kenya.

In 2004, Chinese women competed in a Miss Artificial Beauty pageant.

 blog it

A quick recap of MAOT

clipped from

Last week I made an exciting trip to Orlando to support Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen, Brianna Godshalk, as she competed at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. First off, Brianna performed brilliantly and truly represented Georgia well! She also earned a full scholarship to Troy State University in Alabama, which I know she (and her parents) are thrilled about!

Today, I’m going scuba diving at the Georgia Aquarium! I am so very excited about this and have to say many thanks to the Miss Georgia Board, the Georgia Aquarium, and the Atlanta Georgia Constitution for setting this up. I gave the Miss Georgia Board a “bucket list” of things I wanted to do during my year as Miss Georgia, and this is the first item we have accomplished! Look for a spread in the AJC sometime this week!

 blog it


Donald Trump on the David Letterman Show this week said that you only have to be beautiful to win Miss Universe.  The Donald dismissed the Miss America Pageant and its scholarship program when Letterman brought it up.  Here’s the clip.

Miss USA is actually an offshoot of the Miss America Pageant. The Catalina Swimsuit Company, a sponsor of the Miss America Pageant in the 1950’s, walked off in a huff when Yolanda Betbeze, Miss America 1951, a serious opera singer, refused to model the sponsor’s swimsuits during her reign. She told them to start their own pageant – and they did.

Yes, I’ll watch Miss Universe on NBC this weekend, and I’ll cheer on the winner. These young women still show admirable qualities of persistence and discipline. But frankly, they’re no Miss America.

 blog it

Miss Universe 2009 Crown Fell!

Did anyone watch the Miss Universe 2009 Pageant Sunday night? I sure did. It has been years since I last watched a Miss Universe or any beauty pageant for that matter live on television. I recall my elementary school days when I used to watch these pageants year after year and admire these pretty ladies parading around in swimsuits and gowns with their gorgeous figures. I guess as I mature, these pageants are less entertaining to me.
I recalled trying out for the local Miss Universe pageant when I was 19....didn't make it very far in the competition but still at least I had a slight taste of it. There weren't any cat fights but there were certainly some very mean contestants who were just bullies. They got special attention, the best selection of sponsored clothing, jewelry, swimsuits, make up artists....and the list just goes on. Anyway, that's not what this blog post is all about. It's about the Miss Universe crown falling...check out this video! Click here.
 blog it

Miss Universe 2009 Stefanía Fernández

Stefanía Fernández
Stefanía Fernández
Stefanía Fernández
Stefanía Fernández born on September 4, 1990 in Mérida, Venezuela. She is 5ft 10in tall Venezuelan model.

She is the reigning Miss Universe 2009 who was crowned Miss Universe on August 23, 2009 by outgoing titleholder Dayana Mendoza at Atlantis Paradise Island, in Nassau, Bahamas.

Fernández won the Miss Venezuela 2008 title in a pageant held in Caracas on September 10, 2008.

This marks the first time in Miss Universe history the same country won the crown in consecutive years.

Ekta Choudhry was the official participant from India.

 blog it

Miss USA bikini photos, video – Miss Universe Pageant

clipped from

Kristen Dalton of North Carolina is America’s favorite to win the Miss Universe pageant.

She is impressing those who know her with her charm and beauty.

We’ll find out Aug. 23. The pageant will be broadcast at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Miss USA bikini photos
 blog it

Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez bikini pictures, video – Miss Universe

clipped from

Can lightening strike twice?

The reigning Miss Universe hails from Venezuela and Stefania Fernandez is gaining ground.

We’ll find out Aug. 23. The pageant will be broadcast on NBC at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez bikini pictures – Miss Universe
 blog it

Fabulous 40s? Oh Yeah!!

We've all heard the phrase "Fabulous 40s." Someone asked me just the other day, "Is being in your 40s really fabulous?" I quickly responded without hesitation, "Absolutely, you better believe it is!" And what could be more fabulous than being crowned America's 40s?
I can't believe it's been just a little over a week since I received the honor of being crowned America's 40s. I am still on cloud nine. A dream came true for me and it is an opportunity that I will always treasure.
It means so much to me to be your America's 40s. I promise to represent all of you with honor and pride. I have already scheduled many appearances and look forward to many, many more over the next year, so please check back for pictures and updates.
~With Love~
Sam Britt
America's 40s
 blog it

Miss America blog: August 26, 2009

Dear Friends,

What an incredible month it has been for me! July flew by so fast, I can hardly believe August is almost ending. I guess what they say is true, time flies when you’re having fun! I started off the month of July with a national interview on The 700 Club and was interviewed by co-host and Miss America 1973 Terry Meeuwsen about her year of service. It was an amazing interview! If you missed it, visit: to check it out!

I’m now in Kentucky for the National American Legion Convention! I’ll be back in Indiana this weekend to sing the National Anthem at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix! Until next time… stay safe and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Warmest wishes,

 blog it

Miss Universe Pageant 2009

Miss Houston2009/ Mr Trump / Miss Universe

la Musa de Carlos Alberto / Delegates from Israel/Germany and Egypt
the other picture is with Miss Brazil
and finally a picture of Carlos Alberto Sponsor and high couture designer from Puerto Rico - I am wearing his gown
What an amazing weekend - Stephen was my body guard ,my photographer, my coach,my husband and of course my best friend .
 blog it