Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Olivia McMillan, has been admitted to the Juilliard School’s Bachelor of Music degree program, majoring in voice and was also named the recipient of a Kovner Fellowship.

Established in 2014, the Kovner Fellowship is a merit-based scholarship award that covers the full estimated cost of attendance to The Juilliard School. Kovner Fellows benefit from comprehensive scholarship support covering tuition, room and board, and additional expenses, and by enhanced programmatic content. Juilliard is extremely grateful to Bruce and Suzie Kovner for their pioneering generosity and visionary leadership in establishing this program.


As the only scholarship program that covers all expenses for the entire course of study at Juilliard, Kovner Fellows are chosen based on three primary criteria:

  • Artistic merit of the highest caliber (as determined by faculty nominations, audition comments/ratings, jury comments, and resumes.)
  • Successful academic history (as measured by academic transcripts and, when applicable, English language proficiency in accordance with prevailing admissions standards.)
  • Personal capacity for intellectual curiosity, commitment to the value of art in society, and potential for leadership in the field (as determined by application essays and letters of recommendation.)

In addition to her scholastic success, Olivia was named by Teen Vogueas a Top 10 teen who changed the world in 2014. Olivia’s mantra? “I’m all about self-love and appreciating your life no matter what cards you’re dealt,” she says. That’s how she got where she is today. Olivia has already performed and spoken to audiences totaling over 1 million and will continue to inspire others.

Olivia is also part of the #aerieReal campaign. “The purpose of ‘aerie Real’ is to communicate there is no need to retouch beauty, and to give young women of all shapes and sizes the chance to discover amazing styles that work best for them,” said Jennifer Foyle, aerie’s Chief Merchandising Officer. “We want to help empower young women to be confident in themselves and their bodies.” As part of this campaign, Olivia has been able to spark a conversation with consumers about the true meaning of beauty.
Prior to departing for Juilliard in August, Olivia will spend six weeks touring the country performing and speaking about her personal platform, focused on the siblings of children with special needs.

The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and has made available more than $18 million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance since its inception in 2005.  The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization encourages positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement of our nation’s youth.  MAOTeen provides educational scholarships for deserving young people and has developed mentoring programs and community-based initiatives.  The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization has a long standing relationship with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Through this partnership, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization has raised nearly $1 million to help improve the lives of children across the country.

Source: Miss America’s Outstanding Teen

Elana Koh, Miss Ohio U.S. International 2014


Elana Koh, Miss Ohio U.S. International 2014

  • Interview with Elana Koh, Miss Ohio U.S. International 2014


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Teens in Training Camp 2015!


1 TNT LogoMiss America’s Outstanding Teen is excited to announce that we’re getting ready to launch the 5th annual TEENS IN TRAINING CAMP! Teens in Training Camp provides its participants with the opportunity to learn about what it takes to compete in a national competition, become an outstanding titleholder, and learn the skills necessary to succeed as a confident, poised and prepared young woman.  TNT Camp will be held in Orlando, FL, July 27- August 1, and is open to all teens, ages 13 to 17.  No pageant experience is necessary!

This year’s camp will feature a full MAOTeen experience; extensive workshops in onstage introduction, modeling, style, hair, make-up, poise and platform development, and participants will enjoy their own high-fashion photo shoot and mock interview.

 BRAND NEW this year:

-Leave with a headshot and a modeling photo so you are prepared for your next competition or agent interview.

-TNT Camp participants can register to perform a talent in front of a panel and recieve feedback on her performance.  This does not require a talent wardrobe, only a CD with a 90 second music selection if applicable.

Discounted general registration for all first-time participants is $600using the discount code TNT15.   This code is only valid until May 29th and has limited availability.  Full Price is $900 and that is what this camp will go for next, so ACT NOW!!!

Each Camper will also recieve one complimentary ticket to the“Awards Ceremony & After-Party”, in addition to tickets to all four nights of the MAOTeen competition, a badge, program book, and TNT Camp t-shirt.

 Please email kristin@MAOTeen.org with questions or for more information.  We hope to see you at Camp this summer!

Source: MAOTeen

Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev to Present at The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards


Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev to Present at
The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards

Tune-in Sunday, April 19, 2015, at 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network to see Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev join the biggest names in country music forThe 50th Academy of Country Music Awards.
The ceremony, presented by dick clark productions and co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, will be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Don’t miss this star-studded evening dedicated to showcasing and honoring the biggest names and emerging talent across the country music industry!
LIVE Sunday, April 19th 8/7c on CBS

Source: Miss America Organization

Tiffany Furbee, 2014 National Ms Pure American Sweetheart


Tiffany Furbee, 2014 National Ms Pure American Sweetheart

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