Lu Parker, Miss USA 1994


Lu Parker, Miss USA 2004
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I recently had the thrill to talk to Lu Parker, our Miss USA 1994 and the author of “Catching the Crown.” She is a broadcaster out in Los Angeles and was an incredibly generous interview guest. I couldn’t believe that this superstar gave us so much time to talk and to learn about her incredible Miss USA experience.

By the way, if you haven’t checked out her book, “Catching the Crown,” try this link and get a few copies for all the pageant participants you know!

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Tyra Banks, Ashton Kutcher Team Up

Duo to produce unscripted series for ABC

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

The masterminds behind The CW’s two most successful reality series will collaborate on a new project — for ABC.

“America’s Next Top Model” co-creator/host Tyra Banks and “Beauty and the Geek” executive producer Ashton Kutcher have joined forces for a new unscripted show. ABC has ordered eight episodes of the untitled project, the showbiz trade papers report.

The producers and the network are keeping quiet about the show’s premise, and maybe even spreading a little bit of disinformation about it. Depending on whose account you read, the series will involve either “beautiful people living in a house together” (Variety) or “contestants competing in a beauty pageant” (Hollywood Reporter). Those concepts, of course, are not necessarily mutually exclusive.

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From Joy Pfister’s blog: Turn For The Judges Features UV Protection Article


Thank you TFTJ! You can see my story on UV protection and saving lifes at TFTJ.com

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Photos from 2008 Miss America Live! are now available at www.Printroom.com/MissAmerica

Photos from 2008 Miss America Live! are
now available at
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Purchase your photos today and begin to create special photo gifts such as greeting cards, t-shirts, coffee mugs, magnets, calendars, key tags, mouse pads and so many other collectable items featuring legendary moments from this year’s Pageant.

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Honey Lee’s acting debut

Former Miss Korea Lee Ha-nui, otherwise known as Honey Lee, has been busy acting as a television broadcast MC and as a model for various CFs and clothing brands ever since she placed in the finals for last year’s Miss Universe pageant. And now she’s branching out into acting, preparing for her debut — in a musical.

Her rep explained that she’d considered making her acting debut in a drama or film, “but chose a musical in order to showcase her particular skills.” As you may know, she’s a noted classical musician, having majored in traditional music (gayageum, pansori) at Seoul National University. Not only that, she reportedly was in training as a vocalist under YG Entertainment prior to her Miss Korea win. She’ll begin rehearsals for the musical next week, produced by PMC productions (Nanta, which is what’s described as a “non-verbal performance,” conveying its message via music, dance, and movement, while incorporating a fair amount of traditional folk music elements).

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Miss America finishers to perform in Muskegon

MUSKEGON — Ten of the top Miss America finishers and 18 Miss Michigan contestants, former titleholders and teen winners return to the Frauenthal Theater, site of the annual state pageant, to honor the new Miss America, Kirsten Haglund, one of our own.

Friday’s contestant showcase at 7 p.m. will be a fast-paced production — full of pageantry, fanfare and fantastic talent. Themed “Dreams Come True,” the two-and-a-half hour show will involve a cast and crew of 130 people, including performances by Haglund with her father and brother, said Producer Dori Matkowski of Walled Lake.

Matkowski, a former Miss Farmington (now Oakland County), has known Haglund since she was a young girl and asked to produce her homecoming show. Matkowski also owns Dance Dynamics Performing Arts Center in Walled Lake and came to know Haglund through Oakland County’s pageant program. Her children also attended Walled Lake Western High School with Haglund and her brother, Lars.

Haglund, 19, of Farmington Hills, will arrive at the theater via a horse-drawn carriage.

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Message from Mrs. United States 2007-08, Stephanie Hunt

Hello everyone!
Please visit my website www.stephanie-hunt.com and BUY your “Every Child a Cure” t-shirt. Proceeds will benifit the Rubinstein- Taybi Family Research Organization!
Thanks for your support!
MRS. UNITED STATES 2007-08
Stephanie Hunt Mrs. United States
www.mrsunitedstates.com
www.rtsresearch.com
www.rarediseases.org
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