Wednesday at the Galaxy Pageants

I stopped by the Galaxy pageants this morning during their Orientation and noticed what a stunning group of beautiful young women have collected to compete for the magnificent tiara and Galaxy title.

Wen it came time for the swimsuit photoshoot, a freak “gullywasher” of a storm came through. The poolside shoot moved to the tropical Royal Caribe lobby. With these beauties posing within view of the front desk, I felt like suggesting to cone off the stairs…many a gentleman dealing with baggage was hopelessly distracted by the display!

I had a great laugh over it, but I’m not sure the ladies even noticed as they posed in the lush tropical settings among palm trees.

I came back in the evening and spoke briefly to director and president Maria Torres. Galaxy has continued to grow and next year they will be moving to a larger facility in Tampa, Florida. In addition, she was excited about the increased international presence at the pageant with delegates from the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Canada and the Caribbean now participating at Galaxy.

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WhyFi?

I definitely have a problem. Now I’m paying for WiFi on my vacation!

Expect some reports from Galaxy this weekend.



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Whitney Kudela, Miss International 2007 and Allie DeSantis, Miss Teen International 2007

Photos from this weekend’s International pageant are now available on Flickr.

Miss International and Miss Teen International final pageant night

What a beautiful evening! As always, you know it was a top notch production with 86 gorgeous and exciting contestants. After an uncharacteristicly tardy start, the program ran smoothly. I must admit I miss the dancers from last year, but the stage design remains one of the best in pageantry.

Let’s get right to the meat of it. You want to hear the results!

Online winner for Miss International: Montana
Online winner for Miss Teen International: Washington

Top Ten for Miss International: (in random order)
• Minnesota
• Missouri
• California
• Oregon
• Massachusetts
• Pennsylvania
• Virginia
• Oklahoma
• Arkansas
• Georgia

Top Ten for Miss Teen International: (in random order)
• Washington
• Missouri
• Alaska
• Minnesota
• Maryland
• Georgia
• Alabama
• Pennsylvania
• California
• Michigan

Final court placements:

Fourth runner-up Miss International: Oklahoma
Third runner-up Miss International: Oregon
Second runner-up Miss International: Arkansas
First runner-up Miss International: California
Miss International: Missouri, Jayna Altman

Fourth runner-up Miss Teen International: Minnesota
Third runner-up Miss Teen International: California
Second runner-up Miss Teen International: Georgia
First runner-up Miss Teen International: Pennsylvania
Miss Teen International: Alabama, Gabriella Lopez

Congratulations to all these wonderful young women on their accomplishment!

Reporting from the lobby of the Doubletree in Chicago–
Tim



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Miss International preliminary competition

Tonight in Skokie, IL was the Miss International preliminary pageant and I was lucky, once again, of being invited to attend. As always, the production and set design was top notch as was the caliber of the contestants.

Before the show, we sneaaked in four interviews with some of the lovely Teen competitors that were in attendance to cheer on their “big sisters” in tonight’s pageant.

Tonight I decided to type up these notes during the pageant on my Nokia internet tablet. I know it isn’t as cool as you cyber-texters, but give me a break–I’m an old man and trying to get with the times.

There are 43 Miss contestants this year–same as the Teen side. The Teen Int’l director of the year is Eddie Peterson and Miss Int’l director of the year is Allison Stedvrokas.

They don’t want us texting during the show so I need to pause.

Excellent rendition of Fun Fashion and Fitness. We had a close call, but no falls.

Okay. I’m back.

A lot of Faviana, Sherri Hill and Tony Bowls–so I’m told…I have no eye for that stuff…beautiful gowns from the top of the program to the bottom. Really amazing show.

Production singer Ryan Greenwalts did a fantastic job entertaining the audience throughout.

Special awards were:
Photogenic: Arkansas and California
Miss Congeniality: Missouri

Congratulations to this wonderful young ladies!

Reporting from the lobby of the Doubletree in Chicago–
Tim



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Miss Teen and Miss International on local television this morning

This morning, Fox WFLD did a morning news segment live during the rehearsals for Miss International. The segment was just about two minutes long but fairly complimentary.

Tonight, the Miss International contestants will have their preliminary competition. There are a number of stunning beauties here, so it should be a great competition.

Tim reporting from Skokie



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Miss Teen International preliminary awards

I was in Skokie, IL last night for the glorious Miss Teen International preliminary pageant, and as we’ve come to expect from International…it was a beautiful production. Obviously, Top Ten is announced on Saturday, but some special awards were given out last night. Specifically…

Photogenic: Miss Teen Alabama International™, Gabriela Lopez
Miss Congeniality (tie): Miss Teen England International™Amy Jackson and Miss Teen Virginia International™, Sarah Smoot

Congratulations, ladies! We’ll see you at Miss International pageant tonight!!!



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