Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015

Miss America Travels to Canada with Joseph Ribkoff

 

Miss America Travels to Canada with Joseph Ribkoff
Miss America Travels to Canada with Joseph Ribkoff

 

This week, Miss America has traveled through Canada, making stops in two major cities, Montreal and Toronto.  In Montreal, she had the pleasure of visiting the official Miss America wardrobe provider, Joseph Ribkoff, where she took a sneak peek at some of the newest trends for the spring 2015 season.

Acting as the fashion correspondent for Joseph Ribkoff designs, Kira will be posting her latest Joseph Ribkoff fashion outfits and styles daily to the Miss America Instagram page. Joseph Ribkoff will also be posting some of the greatest Ribkoff looks of the season daily to the Joseph Ribkoff Instagram page. Be sure to check out these updates by following us @MissAmericaOrg on Instagram and Twitter, and by following Joseph Ribkoff @JosephRibkoff on Instagram and Twitter. You will not want to miss out on some of the latest trends happening in the fashion world!

Tonight, Kira is honored to be making a special appearance at The National Women’s Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. She will be joining some of the world’s leading beauty and fashion experts in workshops to learn different, insightful health and beauty tips in maintaining a healthy lifestyle while touring the nation.

This eventful occasion will also feature a first-class runway, where Joseph Ribkoff’s spring collection will be specially showcased. For an inside look at the latest trends and styles of the evening, follow @JosephRibkoff and @MissAmericaOrg.

During her Canada tour, Kira also had the opportunity to promote her platform and the #VOWtoEndIt campaign.  She also made TV appearances on Breakfast Television and Canada AM.  

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MISS TEEN OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP & RECOGNITION PAGEANT REIGNS UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP

MISS TEEN OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP & RECOGNITION PAGEANT REIGNS UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP

New CEO, Sarah Bazey, is excited to build upon the strong foundation of celebrating excellence within the youth of America

(Minneapolis, Minnesota) – November 3, 2014 – The Miss Teen of America Scholarship and Recognition Pageant will now reign under new leadership. Built upon a tradition of celebrating excellence in our country’s youth for more than 30 years, Miss Teen of America will set the standard for high achievement in academics, leadership, personal awareness and development.

The Miss Teen of America Pageant was founded in 1983 by Mr. Warren Alexander, a former educator and pageant director, and designed to help young women reach their full potential. The scholastically based pageant recognizes young women ages 13-18 for their outstanding personal achievements, leadership abilities, and artistic, creative or athletic talents.

Dedicated to preserving the essence and integrity of the Miss Teen of America Pageant, the leadership team is excited to build upon the already strong foundation. CEO Sarah Bazey is not new to pageants. As a former Miss Teen of Minnesota, Mrs. Minnesota International and Mrs. International, as well as a business owner and Harvard Business School graduate, Bazey offers a unique combination of experience, knowledge and business savy. Rounding out the Leadership Team are Carla Beaurline and Becky Thoreson. President Carla Beaurline is the Founder and Host of “Around Town TV” and brings a wealth of pageantry, entrepreneurship and philanthropic contribution experience. Executive Director Becky Thoreson, a former Miss Minnesota International, has over a decade of experience working for civic and charitable organizations and brings a public relations and communications background to the position. The trio is excited to guide the future of the Miss Teen of America Pageant and invite all to engage in the journey.

For more information, please find us on Facebook.

Source: Miss Teen of America Press Release

2013-2014 Global United Queens

2013-2014 Global United Queens

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2013-2014 Global United Queens

  • Erin Caroline, Ms. Global United 2013-2014; newly inducted Lifetime Ambassador
  • DJ Chivis, Sr. Ms. Global United 2013-2014
  • Savanna Ross, Global United Ambassador for Community Service; newly inducted Lifetime Ambassador

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Special thanks to Wendy Lindberg and Lisa Jacobson, directors of Global United, for their incredible hospitality (and home cooking) at the pageant! I felt like an honored guest and part of the family!

Learn more about Global United at http://www.globalunitedpageant.com/!

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Beauties of America Ohio/Indiana/Kentucky 2007

Beauties of America Ohio/Indiana/Kentucky 2007

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Original Release: 5/1/2007

Beauties of America Ohio/Indiana/Kentucky 2007

This week’s show:

  1. Opening Notes
  2. Mentioned: Pageant Talk International every Wednesday at 3 PM PST.
  3. Friday & Saturday update
  4. Interview with Jennifer White, national & state director of Beauties of America
  5. Interview with Christy Stucker, Mrs. U.S. Globe 2005
  6. PODSAFE MUSIC: In A Long Time byn 46bliss
  7. Beauties of America Ohio/Indiana/Kentucky 2007 results announced
  8. Interview with Rocco Castellano, Author/Speaker/Fitness Personality from askROCCO.com
  9. PageantCast Tattler
  10. Pageants on Television
  11. Closing

Special thanks to Jennifer White and the entire Beauties of America pageant system for their assistance in making this episode of the program possible.

To see photos from the Beauties of America Ohio/Indiana/Kentucky 2007 pageant, go to our Flickr account or follow this link .

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Misti and Jim

Misti Raman is off to the Races!

Misti and JimDid you know that Misti Raman, Mrs. Galaxy International 2013 is competing on this year’s Amazing Race?

(Of course, she’s bringing along her hubby Jim, too.)

You can see their cast listing page at http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/photos/1002236/meet-the-cast/60971/misti-jim/

Misti was one of my MOST PATIENT interviews (we had to redo the interview a few times to get it on tape) and a lovely person to get to know. She has what it takes to win this thing!

You can see our interview with Misti Raman, Mrs. Galaxy International 2013 by following the link: http://pageantcast.com/2013/05/misti-raman-mrs-galaxy-international-2013/

 

 

Casandra Tressler, Miss U.S. International 2010

Casandra Tressler, Miss U.S. International 2010

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Original Release: 3/1/2011

Casandra Tressler, Miss U.S. International 2010

  • Interview with Casandra Tressler, Miss U.S. International 2010

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Siouxzan Moore, America’s Mrs. Delaware

Siouxzan Moore, America’s Mrs. Delaware

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Original Release: 05/18/2012

Siouxzan Moore, America’s Mrs. Delaware

Interview with Siouxzan Moore, America’s Mrs. Delaware
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Miss America STEM Scholarship Recipients Announced

Miss America Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Scholarship Recipients Announced

Five winners will participate in White House virtual “We The Geeks” hangout on STEM careers

Atlantic City – On Sunday, September 14, the Miss America Organization awarded five $5,000 scholarships to contestants pursuing education in STEM-related fields. Today, the Miss America Organization is pleased to announce that tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17 at 3:00pm ET, the White House will host the five STEM scholarship recipients for an episode of We the Geeks: Miss America. During the virtual hangout, all five recipients will share their stories from crowns to classrooms, discuss their own personal role models, and provide advice for the next generation of women in STEM. Viewers can join the conversation by asking questions on Twitter using #WeTheGeeks and can view the hangout by visiting http://ift.tt/1wAHakJ 2009, President Obama launched an “all-hands-on-deck effort” called Educate to Innovate to move American students from the middle to the top of the pack in STEM education of the next decade.”This year, the Miss America Organization is proud to award scholarships to these five talented and accomplished young women who have dedicated their studies to pursuing STEM careers. We are pleased to continue our collaboration with the White House, and the five extraordinary scholars joining tomorrow’s event not only exemplify the next generation of women leaders in this country, but also serve to show young girls across America how bright their futures can be by committing to education. The Miss America Organization inspires leadership, scholarship, and achievement in young women, and we are the leading provider of college scholarships for women in America,” said Sam Haskell, CEO of the Miss America Organization. “Our STEM initiative supports this important mission by encouraging young women to pursue opportunities in STEM fields, which not only help contribute to the greater public good, but also offer meaningful, long-lasting career opportunities.”

This year’s Miss America STEM scholarship winners are:

Miss Georgia Maggie Bridges: Maggie studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology and is working to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a double minor in pre-pharmacy and information technology. She hopes to one day work for a pharmaceutical company in information technology.

Miss Massachusetts Lauren Kuhn: Lauren graduated from Gonzaga University and now attends the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She plans to graduate from Harvard in 2017 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), with an endodontic specialty.

Miss New Mexico Jessica Burson: Jessica studies at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell and hopes to attend medical school and obtain a degree in dermatology.

Miss Ohio Mackenzie Bart: Mackenzie attends the Ohio State University and hopes to obtain a master’s degree in atmospheric science and one day become a meteorologist.

Miss Vermont Lucy Edwards: Lucy is pursuing undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont and hopes to pursue medical school to become a neurosurgeon.

To be eligible to win a STEM scholarship award, state titleholders must be enrolled with a declared major field of study in science, technology, engineering, or math at a public or private two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. The five winners were selected from ten finalists who were invited to meet, discuss, and substantiate the importance of their studies to a judges’ panel. The 10 finalists for the award were announced during a visit to Washington, D.C., on September 2, and then met with officials from the office of First Lady Michelle Obama. Later all 53 contestants visited with top STEM officials at the Department of Education.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Dr. Jo Handelsmen and Dr. Danielle Carnival will moderate the Hangout, focused on encouraging more underrepresented groups such as women to pursue degrees and careers in these critical fields.

This year, the STEM scholarship program was funded by Gray Television and MomsEveryday.

For more information, visit us at www.MissAmerica.org. Join the #MissAmerica conversation on social media at http://ift.tt/1xEUfLj, Twitter @MissAmerica and @MissAmericaOrg, Instagram missamericaorg, and http://ift.tt/WOruLs

Source: Miss America

The Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings rank Miss America Competition #1!

The Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings Rank Miss America Competition #1!

The 2015 Miss America Competition on Sunday, September 14th, was ranked #8 in all of television for the week and #4 in all NON sports programming in all of television while viewers witnessed the crowning of Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev live on ABC.

The social media results during the Miss America telecast quickly became the #1 trend worldwide on Twitter and held 6 of the top ten trending twitter spots in the US during the live show. The conversation hit the top trend slot on Facebook and was a hot topic of conversation on Instagram which was driven through behind-the-scenes coverage by hosts, Chris Harrison and Lara Spencer and the Miss America contestants. Other social media highlights included the mention of Tony Bowls, Miss America’s official gown provider, who hit the top 10 trend list for the United States on Twitter during the night.

Sam Haskell, Miss America Chairman & CEO stated, “We are so proud of our 2015 Miss America Competition Telecast live from Atlantic City’s famed Boardwalk Hall. Though our numbers were down 15 percent from the prior year due to the San Francisco/ Chicago Football Game on NBC and coming off a 9 year high benchmark the year prior, Miss America still delivered ABC its highest ratings in four months on Sunday night and averaged an incredible 7.6 million viewers throughout the night!”

Opposite stiff competition from NBC’s Sunday Night Football (Chicago-San Francisco) and CBS’ NFL overrun-inflated lineup, ABC’s Sunday 9-11pm broadcast of The 2015 Miss America Competition jumped over its lead-in and gained 1.7 million viewers and 31% in Adults 18-49 from its first half-hour to its final half-hour. During its final half-hour from 10:30-11pm, as Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned, The Miss America Competition drew 7.6 million viewers and a 1.7 rating, 5 share with young adults.  In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, ABC earned its strongest entertainment numbers in the time slot in 4 months – since the Billboard Music Awards on 5/18/14. ABC’s Miss America topped NBC’s 2014 broadcast of Miss USA by 1.1 million viewers and 7% in Adults 18-49.  Please see the attached link published in TV Media Insights:http://ift.tt/1tfwh5v

Source: Miss America

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