Newly crowned, Miss Iowa USA - Katherine Connors, speaks out in the Quad City Times about her pageant experience. A self-described "tom-boy growning up," Katherine says it wasn't until she received an invitation to participate in the National American Miss pageant. Her first year, she made the top 10, but having so much fun came back the next year..and WON! Since then, she has continue to compete in pageant, with her eye on the BIG PRIZE, that of MISS USA, which she will compete for
HOwever, in the article, Katherine isn't the only one owing her success to National American Miss. Miss Iowa TEEN USA, Erica Lansman also knew that pageantry was something she wanted to accomplish after receiving an invitation from NAM in the mail.