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Saturday, May 29, 2010

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron Shines Brightly in D.C. and NYC!



Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron

Shines Brightly in D.C. and NYC!



Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron had a busy week full of exciting activities! On Monday, Caressa enjoyed a private lunch at Cafe Milano, hosted by MAO Board Member, Tammy Haddad for media outlets from the DC area.  Caressa enjoyed a private luncheon with the writers and was able to discuss a broad range of topics.  At the end of the meal, restauranteur Franco Nuchese surprised her with his own creation – a chocolate Miss America sculpture.  



Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron opening up the

140 Characters Conference in NYC


After D.C. Caressa traveled to NYC where she had the opportunity to open the 140 Characters Conference. This event was the largest worldwide gathering of people interested in the effects of real-time Internet on both business and "we" the people. Click here to watch Caressa open the conference! Caressa has been tweeting personally since Monday @MAOtravels, so she enjoyed being a part of this day!



Miss America ringing the NASDAQ closing bell with members of

Keep America Beautiful and the NYC Department of Sanitation


The next day Caressa teamed up with Keep America Beautiful to promote Earth Day, and rang the closing bell at NASDAQ. To watch Caressa ring the closing bell, click here. (Must be logged into Facebook)


Caressa and actress, Aisha Tyler


That evening, Caressa attended a gala event where Pepsi Co. and Waste Management announced their recycling initiative. The host for the evening was actress Aisha Tyler, and Caressa was so excited to meet her!



Caressa and Keep America Beautiful President & CEO, Matthew McKenna

at the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day Celebration


Caressa celebrated the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and the annual Great American Cleanup effort, in Times Square where she helped launch Keep America Beautiful's "Green Starts Here" rally. The Earth Day festivities included an appearance by Mayor Bloomberg, a performance by Broadway stars and a performance by our very own, Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron!


Tonight, Caressa is in D.C. to receive the Whitman Walker Award for her dedication to HIV/AIDS Awareness and then performing at Talladega this weekend!

Follow Caressa on Twitter @MAOTravels - she is now personally tweeting from the road!

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Miss America 2010 to Help Keep America Beautiful!





On Saturday, March 27, Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron will lend a hand to Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup campaign in Pass Christian, Mississippi. This event spotlights the state of Mississippi's involvement in the 2010 Great American Cleanup, which mobilizes millions of volunteers for 30,000 community improvement events in all 50 states from March 1 through May 31.


Caressa will help kickoff the Great American Cleanup in the morning with the Green Starts Here rally, where state and local officials, volunteers from across the state, school children and members of the Keep America Beautiful organization will come together to show their support for green living and beautification. She will then participate in several cleanup projects throughout the day around Pass Christian.


To find out how you can participate in the Great American Cleanup in your own state, visit the Keep America Beautiful website!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

In Loving Memory - Miss America 1952 Colleen Kay Hutchins


In Loving Memory

Miss America 1952 Colleen Kay Hutchins




Our beloved Miss America 1952 Colleen Kay Hutchins passed away early this morning in her home in Newport Beach, California at the age of 83, according to her son, Kiki Vandeweghe. Kiki said his mother had been ill for about six months.


Colleen was a Salt Lake City resident when she was crowned as Brigham Young University Homecoming Queen in 1947. Five years later she won the Miss America title. Crowned just prior to the television era, Colleen graciously stood over six feet in heels, and was said to have stopped a basketball game at the University of Pennsylvania by arriving late and walking down the sidelines. As a Miss America contestant she was not only an accomplished athlete, but had already achieved an undergraduate degree and was well on her way to earning a Master's Degree in Drama.


Following Colleen's year of service as Miss America, she performed on Broadway and toured Europe. She married her husband who was a physician and a member of the New York Knicks. They honeymooned at Queen Elizabeth's Coronation. The Hutchins made Wiesbaden, Germany, their home for some time, developing lifelong friendships with many prominent Europeans. They later settled in Bel Air, California, and raised four All-American College and Olympic athletes who are now accomplished professionals in their own right. Colleen and her family have enjoyed a happy and fulfilling life, contributing to many social and community causes. She resided in Palm Springs, California, and devoted much energy to her philanthropic objectives and enjoyed the opportunity of guiding her grandchildren in their athletic and scholastic accomplishments.


Colleen is survived by her husband and four children, including Kiki Vandeweghe, who is the interim coach and general manager of the NBA's New Jersey Nets.


Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to Colleen's family at this time of sorrow.  We will treasure the memories and the legacy of our beloved Miss America 1952 Colleen Hutchins.


Blogging from San Francisco Airport

The first weekend of March I drove to Tulare County with Kathi Baldwin for the Miss Tulare County pageant. We had a great time! Everyone was so very sweet and hospitable and I stayed with the Smiths which was too fun! The pageant was wonderful and I had so much fun with the contestants at rehearsals and during interviews! And I had an incredible dinner before the pageant with the judges... complete with creme brulee! Yum! Congratulations to Anne Baker, Miss Tulare County 2010!
The next morning Kathi and I left bright and early and headed down to Malibu for Isabella's birthday party. It was a great day and the girls had their own sashes, had a chance to show their talents and had fun learning about the different phases of competition. Happy Birthday Isabella and thank you for inviting me to your party!
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Wife Swap Teen Beauty Queen Suing ABC

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But this latest drama that involves a child getting bullied, is making me a little bit uncomfortable.

Alicia Guastaferro appeared on Wife Swap with her absolutely appalling parents two years ago where she became known as the biggest brat in America. Now she's eighteen and is suing ABC for $100 million accusing the show of misrepresenting her. The pageant winner has faced taunting, online and in real life after she said on national television that she felt sorry for people who were not gorgeous, and showed off her pageant glam and "sparkle."

Guastaferro also claims the mistreatment was the reason she went from being on the honor roll to a special eduction class. (Although it's obvious from watching the show the school discovered her parents were doing her homework, and put a stop to it. That would make your grades drop pretty danged quickly.)

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Go Red for Women

Being that February is Heart Month, every year at the Sheraton the American Heart Association has a Go Red for Women luncheon and fashion show. I had the honor of being a part of it and modeling my Heather French Henry gown from Miss America. This year they had to have it in the atrium and ballroom of the hotel in order to seat the number of guests that attended! All of the models looked fabulous. Local businesses had women model their fashions in support of heart health awareness.
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Miss America- Puerto Rico

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Mimi Pabon Miss America Puerto Rico

As you all may know, Miss Puerto Rico is now representing in the Miss America pageant. For the first time since 1961, Miss Puerto Rico was finally added to the lineup for the Miss America 2010 pageant. Miss Puerto Rico Miriam Pabón won the preliminary Swimsuit contest in the 2010 pageant, and now Miss America Puerto Rico is looking for the next Miss America – Puerto Rico! Here are the details:

Miss Puerto Rico Scholarship Organization
PO Box 16559
San Juan, PR 00908
Tel. (646) 924-6106
(787) 729-9695
Facebook Group: Miss America Puerto Rico

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Former Miss America Colleen Kay Hutchins dies

In this Sept. 11,1951 file photo, Miss America, Colleen Kay Hutchins of Salt Lake City, Utah poses for photos during an interview at the Waldorf-Astoria on the annual visit to New York following the beauty Pageant at Atlantic City, N.J. Hutchins died early Wednesday March 24, 2010 in her home in Newport Beach, Ca. She was 83. (AP Photo/Jack Harris, File)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Former Miss America Colleen Kay Hutchins has died. She was 83.

The 1952 winner of the beauty pageant died early Wednesday in her home in Newport Beach, Ca., according to her son, Kiki Vandeweghe, the interim coach and general manager of the New Jersey Nets of the NBA.

Hutchins was a Salt Lake City resident when she was crowned as Brigham Young University Homecoming Queen in 1947. Five years later she won the Miss America title. Vandeweghe said his mother acted on Broadway for a couple of years.

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2009 Miss Teen Michigan Galaxy

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Ashlee Dark 2009 Miss Teen Michigan Galaxy

Find out where Ashlee is going to be and keep up with the events she has appeared at by visiting:

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2009 Miss Michigan Galaxy

Jessica Willis - 2009 Miss Michigan Galaxy

Jessica Willis - 2009 Miss Michigan Galaxy

2009 Miss Michigan Galaxy

Find out where Jessica is going to be and keep up with the events she has appeared at by visiting:

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MISS INTERNATIONAL 2009 – Swimsuit Portrait

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MISS INTERNATIONAL 2009 – Swimsuit Portrait Sudan – Suna William finally arrived at Chengdu, made the number of entrants increased to 65, but she never took part at the official swimsuit portrait.

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Turkish newspaper reports wedding of Yilmaz Bektas and former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera

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Zuleyka-Rivera-MendozaTurkish businessman Yilmaz Bektas will tie the knot with 2006 Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza.

This was published in Hürriyet, which was tagged by Wikipedia as “an influential, high-circulation Turkish newspaper,” early this morning, March 24.

Bektas is the estranged husband of Filipino TV host-actress and former beauty queen Ruffa Gutierrez.

According to the article, which was written in Turkish and translated by a Turkish national for PEP (Philippine Enetrtainment Portal), the supposed wedding of Yilmaz and Zuleyka will take place on June 21 at the Sardinia Island, the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It was also reported that the wedding ceremony will begin aboard a yacht.

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Pageant Makeup Tips from Gaspar Cruz

Gaspar Cruz, founder of Miss Teen World, has been responsible for coaching more titleholders to the crown than I can list without getting carpal tunnel. :) He has also been responsible for the makeup of Beyonce, Faith Hill and other celebrities…including our newest celebrity, Miss America, Caressa Cameron. Gaspar not only has one of the highest success records of any pageant coach that I have heard of but is also known throughout the country as a makeup artist and evening gown designer.

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Steven: What’s the difference between stage makeup and interview makeup?

During your pageant interview you need to apply a full face…lashes, eyeliner, foundation, lips…the works. The difference between stage makeup and interview makeup is that you do not need to go as dark.

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