Happy Easter! Watch for this tomorrow! Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri To Participate at The White House Easter Egg Roll

On Monday, April 21st Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri will be part of the White House’s largest annual event,  The White House Easter Egg Roll, a 136-year old tradition. This year more than 30,000 people are expected to attend and the theme is “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape” in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.The day-long event will feature egg-rolling, live music, sports, cooking stations and storytelling, where Nina will be one of the featured readers on the Storytime Stage. There she will join other celebrity readers Jim Carrey, former NFL player and NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, DJ Lance Rock, Debby Ryan from the Disney Channel’s JESSIE and Sesame Street’s Mando, Rosita, Abby Cadabby and Cookie Monster.

Other highlights of the day will include yoga sessions, healthy eating demonstrations as well as appearances by numerous celebrities, world renowned chefs and athletes and of course President Obama and the First Family.

To learn more about the Easter Egg Roll visit www.WhiteHouse.gov/EasterEggRoll. Tune in for live streams from the South Lawn on April 21, 2014 on WhiteHouse.gov/live. You can also join the conversation online using the hashtag #EasterEggRoll and get the latest updates by checking out Let’s Move! on  Twitter and Facebook.

Source: Miss America Organization

Miss America partners with Tony Bowls and MonCheri!

Source: Miss America

Linwood, NJ- April 8, 2014 - The Miss America Organization and renowned designer Tony Bowls/Mon Cheri are thrilled to announce they have entered into a partnership to have Tony Bowls/Mon Cheri as the Official Evening Gown Sponsor of Miss America.

Sam Haskell, III, Chairman and CEO of the Miss America Organization stated,  “We are truly excited to have Tony Bowls and his company, Mon Cheri now on board as the official evening gown provider/sponsor for the 2015 Miss America Competition. Tony is a master of detail in creating beautiful collections that will now grace the Miss America stage in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall this September.”

Tony Bowls’ groundbreaking designs will showcase the 53 beautiful Miss America contestants and captivate the attention of millions of viewers. The Tony Bowls Collection will make its debut on the Miss America stage during this year’s competition at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

The Miss America Organization is excited to work with Tony Bowls to showcase his unique and stylish collections that will enhance the look of the show with added elegance and grace.  Tall Pony Productions will once again produce the Miss America Competition and telecast onSunday, September 14, 2014 live on ABC in the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Tony Bowls stated, “Miss America embodies the type of elegant confidence that inspires me as a designer. I’m beyond thrilled with this partnership and to be able to make pageant history with the Miss America Organization.”

Tony Bowls/Mon Cheri support the mission of The Miss America Organization and together, they are proud to continue helping young women across America in fulfilling their aspirations and their dreams for education. Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri was crowned last September upon the organization’s return home to its birthplace in Atlantic City, New Jersey and she will now serve as the new spokesperson for Tony Bowls/Mon Cheri.

About Tony Bowls

Tony Bowls, who is also official designer for the Miss America Outstanding Teen Pageant, has over 25 years within the evening wear industry. Tony is a two time DEBI Award Winner whose gowns are sold in numerous stores internationally. Bowls designs have been worn by several Miss Americas, featured on numerous television shows and has been the evening gown of choice for various celebrities during red carpet events. To explore designs by Tony Bowls, follow him on  Instagram, @TonyBowls or visit TonyBowls.com.

About Miss America

The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. The Miss America Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization provides academic, community service and other scholarships to women between the ages of 17 and 24. Last year, the Miss America Foundation, together with the Miss America Organization and its state and local pageant organizations made available more than $45 million in total scholarship assistance. The Miss America Foundation, Inc. is a duly recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization.  For more information about the Miss America Organization, please visit www.MissAmerica.org.

www.MissAmerica.org

2014 Illinois Galaxy Pageant

Going Up with Illinois Galaxy 2014

Going Up with Illinois Galaxy 2014

Oak Lawn, IL – This past weekend, I had the honor of being the Master of Ceremonies for the 2014 Illinois Galaxy Pageant. Thank you to Christine Boll, the magnificent director, for her hospitality and invitation.

We recorded a few interviews on Saturday which was also the orientation night. I had a great time getting to know the outgoing group of queens: Miss Teen Great Lakes Galaxy 2013 Colleen Clennon, Miss Teen Illinois Galaxy 2013 Erin Noaln, Miss Wisconsin Galaxy 2013 Francesca Reed, Ms. Illinois Galaxy 2013 Soraya Maciel, and Mrs. Illinois Galaxy 2013 Rachel Marks.

2014 Illinois Galaxy Court

2014 Illinois Galaxy Court

The pageant itself was a blast and I had a great time. Matty Jacobsen of Magic Dreams Productions was there, so you can order a video from him if you would like to see it! For photos, order from Vicky and John Cape of LeCape Weddings. Of course, I took some behind the scenes photos that, as always, are available on our Flickr page.

I know you want me to get right to the results…so…

Preliminaries

  • Congeniality: Ruthie Jager
  • Photogenic: Sylvia Leszanczuk
  • Swim Wear: Katie Cox
  • Fashion: Sylvia Leszanczuk
  • Evening Gown: Sandra Marstellar

Miss Teen Illinois Galaxy 2014: Rachel Janovsky

First Runner Up: Katie Cox

Miss Illinois Galaxy 2014: Sylvia Leszanczuk

First Runner Up: Brandy Flatley

Ms. Illinois Galaxy 2014: Wendy Harper

Mrs. Illinois Galaxy 2014: Sandra Marsteller

Thanks again to Christine and all the great friends and volunteers. Can’t wait for next year’s pageant already!

Michele Cook, Montana's SUPER Mrs. & Rebekah Cook, America's SUPER PreTeen 2013

Michele Cook, Montana’s SUPER Mrs. & Rebekah Cook, America’s SUPER PreTeen 2013

 

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Michele Cook, Montana’s SUPER Mrs. & Rebekah Cook, America’s SUPER PreTeen 2013

Interviews with:

  • Michele Cook, Montana’s SUPER Mrs.
  • Rebekah Cook, America’s SUPER PreTeen 2013

The interviews here were taped in Hamilton, MT at the America’s SUPER Pageants. Special thanks to Janet Bierer, Director, for making this interview possible.

Website: http://www.americassuperpageant.com/

THE 2014 MISS USA® COMPETITION HEATS UP THE BAYOU JUNE 8 ON NBC (8-11 P.M. ET) LIVE FROM THE BATON ROUGE RIVER CENTER IN LOUISIANA

New York, NY – March 13, 2014 – NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that the 2014 MISS USA® Competition will air LIVE from Baton Rouge, Louisiana on NBC Sunday, June 8 (8-11 p.m. ET) from The Baton Rouge River Center. “Since the inception of its Film Commission in 2007, the city of Baton Rouge has quickly become a filming destination for the entertainment industry,” says Trump. “There has been an astounding amount of growth in a short amount of time with over 127 productions generating 700 million dollars directly for the city,” adds Trump. “We are happy the Miss USA telecast will put a focus on the huge economic development that has occurred there.”

“We developed strong ties with Mayor Holden and everyone in the Baton Rouge community when they hosted the Miss Teen USA pageant in 2005 and we anticipated coming back the following year. However, three weeks later, the city was faced with challenges left by Katrina when the population doubled overnight due to people in damaged areas seeking safety and shelter,” explains Shugart. “The sense of community that Baton Rouge has is incredibly inspiring and the hospitality shown to us while we were there was second to none. I am looking forward to bringing an event back to Baton Rouge to experience the charm of the Capital City.”

Erin Brady, Miss USA 2013 (photo courtesy of Miss USA)

Erin Brady, Miss USA 2013 (photo courtesy of Miss USA)

“We are delighted to host the 2014 Miss USA pageant,” said Paul Arrigo, President and CEO of Visit Baton Rouge. “The 2005 Miss Teen USA pageant was a huge promotional success. In 2014, we can look forward to prime-time television exposure, international television distribution to almost 70 countries, vast web traffic, endless social media mentions, press coverage, and local economic impact,” adds Arrigo. “In partnership with the Louisiana Office of Tourism, the city of Baton Rouge, the Baton Rouge River Center and L’Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge, we look forward to this tremendous opportunity for Louisiana’s Capital City!”

Known as the “Capital City,” Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana’s vibrant culture and is recognized for its lively music scene, unique food and proud people. The thriving city is home to two major universities, diverse career options, booming business opportunities and endless arts and entertainment attractions. The Miss USA coverage will highlight the wonderful growth of the destination and its many offerings for visitors and locals alike. Whether it’s Mardi Gras, food, music, or the tradition of tailgating, Baton Rouge takes advantage of every opportunity to revel in the good times. “It is an honor to host the Miss USA pageant in Louisiana,” Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne said. “It is an incredible opportunity for Baton Rouge to shine on a national stage and I expect the delegates will enjoy our unique culture and joie de vivre.” Continue reading

Amanda Palmer, Mrs. United America 2013

Amanda Palmer, Mrs. United America 2013

Amanda Palmer, Mrs. United America 2013

Amanda Palmer, Mrs. United America 2013

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Amanda Palmer, Mrs. United America 2013

  • Interview with Amanda Palmer, Mrs. United America 2013

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Join Tim at the Illinois Galaxy Pageant! http://www.illinoisgalaxy.com/

NOTE: There is a venue change since this message was recorded. The pageant will be held at 5:00 p.m. at the Hilton Oak Lawn, 9333 S Cicero Ave in Oak Lawn, IL. See you there!

Autumn Short, America's SUPER Mrs. & Lexi Short, Idaho's SUPER PreTeen

Autumn Short, America’s SUPER Mrs. & Lexi Short, Idaho’s SUPER PreTeen

Autumn Short, America's SUPER Mrs. & Lexi Short, Idaho's SUPER PreTeen

Autumn Short, America’s SUPER Mrs. & Lexi Short, Idaho’s SUPER PreTeen

PageantCast

Autumn Short, America’s SUPER Mrs. & Lexi Short, Idaho’s SUPER PreTeen

Interviews with:

  • Lexi Short, Idaho’s SUPER PreTeen
  • Autumn Short, America’s SUPER Mrs.

The interviews here were taped in Hamilton, MT at the America’s SUPER Pageants. Special thanks to Janet Bierer, Director, for making this interview possible.

Website:  http://www.americassuperpageant.com/

PageantCast Gazette

PageantCast Gazette: 2014 SE Wisconsin MAO Prelims

PageantCast Gazette

PageantCast Gazette

PageantCast Gazette

PageantCast Gazette: 2014 SE Wisconsin MAO Prelims

PROMO: Tim Kretschmann to emcee at Illinois Galaxy Pageanthttp://www.illinoisgalaxy.com/

 

 

 

PageantCast Gazette: SUPER Farmer's Market

PageantCast Gazette: SUPER Farmer’s Market

PageantCast Gazette: SUPER Farmer's Market

PageantCast Gazette: SUPER Farmer’s Market

PageantCast Gazette

Special Report: America’s SUPER Pageants field trips

America’s SUPER Pageant at the national pageant in Hamilton, MT, featured a trip to the Farmer’s Market and the photo shoot at Mildenberger Motors.

Special thanks to Janet Bierer, Director, for making this coverage possible.

Websites:

AMAZON SUGGESTION: Pageantry Magazine Summer Edition 2012 Laura Kaeppeler Cover (Miss America)http://www.amazon.com/Pageantry-Magazine-Summer-Kaeppeler-America/dp/B008OAO680/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1365337724&sr=1-5&tag=pageantcast-20

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