Friday, October 30, 2009

Southern California Pageant Workshop

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Janice McQueen Ward

October 29 at 11:27pm


Just a reminder that the Mrs. California United States Pageant is hosting a workshop November 8th in Solana Beach, CA. Please contact me for details.
The workshop is open to anyone and will cover from A to Z in pageant tips! The workshop is from 2-4 PM and only $25.00
Come join the fun!
Contact me through facebook or at:

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Brittany Tiner Named Savvy Magazine's Girl of the Moment

azine, a national publication covering "The Best in Beauty, Style and Pop Culture", selected Miss Dallas 2009, Brittany Tiner as the Savvy Girl of the Moment. In this 2 page article, learn more about Brittany's aspirations, passion for volunteering as well as a few clumsy habits and her secret
celebrity crush! Savvy's latest issue, available today, also features pop icon Avril Lavigne, insight on the hottest holiday fashion, and fitness and beauty tips.

For more information on Savvy Magazine please visit:
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Miss La Crosse more than meets the eye

UW-L student uses pageant to promote deeply personal passion

Many people don't realize how much time and dedication go into beauty pageants. Being a pageant contestant requires much more than a pretty face; it requires hard work and a desire to be heard. Recently crowned Miss La Crosse, UW-L sophomore Raenna Johnson, has what it takes to succeed.
Johnson first became involved with beauty pageants her senior year of high school when she won Miss Holmen 2007. The chance to win scholarships was what pushed her towards being a contestant, and her Miss Holmen win rewarded her with $2,000 in scholarship money.
Johnson also wanted to use pageants as a way to project a message very important to her. About four years ago, her brother Tyler ended his life as the result of a methamphetamine addiction. This tragedy inspired Johnson to speak out on drug use prevention and awareness, which was her platform in the recent Miss La Crosse pageant.
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Taking Time For Life's SImplest Pleasures

The day I turned fifty the gift my daughter and son-in-law gave me was the news I was going to be a grandmother.  What a welcome to that golden age which is sometimes dismissed as a hallmark of the best being over.

Instead it was the signal of the infancy of what has proven to be the most incredible time in my life!  My little birthday present (also known as Maddie) continues to bring joy in our lives in ways I could not dream were possible.  Today was one of those days.

At a time in my life where possibilities abound and life is busy, my granddaughter's excitement reminds me we often get so enthralled in our vocations and avocations we sometimes forget to stop for a moment and take in the simplicity and wonderment of a less than two year old child.

When it was time to leave I was reminded of the importance of enjoying the simplest of things in life.  Spending time with Maddie was a moment that I would not have traded for all the flash bulb or client possibilities in the world.
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Marci is coming soon to the MageantCast
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Dear Potential Delegates:
Do you want an opportunity to showcase your volunteer work, your career, yourself, and meet incredible married in Delaware?
Then, enter the Mrs. Delaware United States Pageant!!! From the moment you enter, you will become part of a strong sisterhood and find supportive help from Siouxzan Moore (your director), your fellow contestants, and myself.
). All local titleholders are linked from my blog, so please email me your blog address when you create your own!!!
I look forward to meeting you and having you join us on our next fun pageant appearance!!!!

Warmest wishes,

Marci M. McNair, Esquire
Mrs. Delaware United States 2009
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Beauties of America Website News

The newly reformatted Beauties of America national website is up and running. We've added lots of photos from the 2009 national pageant. (Please click on the photos in those galleries to see a larger version of each one.) Look for 2009 national queens' bios and appearance photos, along with 2010 national delegates, to be added within the next week.

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Thank you and Photos

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Thank you to my Reining Titleholders and The Pageant Cast, and all the ladies that were on the call tonight! If you have questions please email or call me! Here are a few links of Photos from the national pageant from the Pageant Cast. Copy and paste into your browser:

If you missed the call...dont worry! Listen now!

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Sterling Reference Labs Welcomes Beauties of America's 50s

One of my goals as the 2009 titleholder for Beauties of America's 50s is to bring much needed attention the issue of alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment. A key partner is making this goal a reality is the nationally recognized Sterling Reference Laboratories, of Tacoma, Washington.

Sterling truly has proven to be the gold standard when it comes to lab services for businesses and government agencies that require drug testing to ensure the public's safety in the fields of transportation and healthcare. Their state of the art lab services and testing protocols ensure compliance with federal standards, and assist the addictions treatment field in serving those who are receiving care for their disease.
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Bonnie Screams!

Tonight was SO much fun! Doug & I joined a group of friends from the Wynn at "Bonnie Screams" for a night on a haunted - ghost town!
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Idaho USA Pageant

Mrs. Idaho Intl 2010 Brandi Townsend and Miss Teen Idaho Intl 2010 Taylor Lybbert were in attendance at the 2010 Miss and Teen Idaho USA pageant October 24th in Boise Idaho.
We were there to cheer on Miss Idaho Intl 2008 Lisa Hamman and Miss Idaho Intl 2009 Courtney Conner!!! Great job to both the ladies we are very proud of you!
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The Photo Shoot

from Idaho International
Today all three 2010 Idaho International Queens went for their photo shoot. What a fun time we all had getting ready! The ladies looked amazing and I am so excited to see all their pictures!
Top Photo: Miss Idaho Intl 2010 Lacey Vander Boegh, Teen Idaho Intl 2010 Taylor Lybbert with Makeup artist Delilah.
#2 Mrs. Idaho Intl 2010 Brandi Townsend getting her hair done by Alishia Jonas
#3 After the photo shoot Mrs. Idaho Intl 2010 Brandi Townsend with Teen Idaho Intl 2010 Taylor Lybbert.
#4 The director had to get in a photo too. Nothing like a self portrait at the gas station!
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World Record Thriller! with Mrs. Illinois

There was a reason why we got some serious rain and cold for the BC Walk Saturday Morning, because I needed some help in the "bad hair" department..."Why on earth would you want that?!" you ask? Because Saturday night was the Thrill the World Global Event at Six Flags Great America where we, along with parks, theaters, etc across the world, all perform "Thriller" at the same time in an effort to break the Guinness Book of World Records!
I was asked by Six Flags to teach the choreography and be a part of the event. So Saturday afternoon, scary hair, cobwebs and all, photographer and exceptional friend, Jason Pawlowski, and I were escorted into the deepest parts of Six Flags to be "Zombie-fied". I don't think I have ever seen anything so cool! I got to be made up by the extraordinarily talented team of JPM Productions...WOW!!! That's serious airbrushing, folks!
You can see the dance on YouTube: - can you find me in the crowd?!?! :)
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sexy Twins Win Pageant! Tracy Turnure

One sexy pair of fraternal twins have possibly made history
in the world of beauty

Beauty Tracy Turnure has been crowned the new Miss Washington USA 2010 by none other than her twin sister, Tara Turnure, who was Miss Washington 2009!

Tara said after the pageant: "It may never happen again...I think we made pageant history."

Tara also thinks the fact that they're fraternal twins is what allowed her sister to be crowned.

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