Joanna Yvorchuk, the lovely 2006 Beauties of America 50’s, was interviewed by Tim Kretschmann recently. We will have her on the PageantCast soon!
This past week, Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson has been in the Virginia and Washington, DC areas promoting her personal platform of Internet Safety, MAO’s national platform, Children’s Miracle Network, and participating in numerous patriotic events.
Last Thursday, Lauren received in-depth training at the Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Center and received the key to the city of Bedford. She was also sworn in as an Honorary Deputy Sheriff – an honor also held by NBA basketball player Shaquille O’Neal.
On Monday, Lauren had the honor of participating in the Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
Tuesday night was the USO’s Annual Awards dinner that honors outstanding individuals for their commitment to public service and volunteerism. Lauren sang the National Anthem and met First Lady Laura Bush, country star Trace Adkins, and ‘America’s Beloved Tenor’ Daniel Rodriguez.
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Miss USA Rachel Smith received one of the most coveted crowns in the country Friday night. Smith, a Belmont University graduate from Clarksville, made her parents very proud, but they said she won’t let fame go to her head.
From the comforts of their rural, Montgomery County home, and just back from a whirlwind trip to Tinseltown, Beverly and Rodney Smith offered a glimpse inside their daughter.
* On Friday, “Miss USA 2007” delivered the night’s biggest audiences among women 18-49 and 18-34 and was the #1 non-sports telecast in its time period in adults 18-49 and total viewers. “Miss USA” grew by 30 percent in 18-49 rating and by 28 percent in overall viewers from its first to its final half-hour. NBC won Friday night among women 18-49 and 18-34.
|Miss America Lauren Nelson shows off her new honor as an honorary deputy sheriff with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.|
Seven years ago Lauren Nelson found herself almost the victim of an online predator. Now, the 20-year-old Miss America is helping children, teens and parents learn how to avoid similar situations.
Her experience came during a sleep-over with several friends, all in their early teens. While on the Internet they interacted with a man who approached them online. “We gave him information (about ourselves) not knowing how dangerous it would be,” she explained this week during a visit to Bedford. The man later approached one of her friends.
Now she uses her platform as Miss America to help others learn the truth about the dangers of the Internet.
“There are tips that I give to kids, there are tips that I give to parents,” she said this week. “Kids, don’t talk to strangers, don’t share personal information and involve an adult if you feel uncomfortable.