America’s Teen Takes New York City!

One of my ambitions while vying for the crown of Beauties of America’s Teen was one of my personal goals of attempting to attend the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts; School of Film and Television in New York City! I achieved the next step in my quest for life in New York with a one on one personal audition for the school on Monday January 12! The school was so unbelievable! The staff was more than friendly and accomodating, the dorms were so nice (especially the orange hall with the beautiful tile bathrooms!!) Charlie F, my admissions coordinator is one of the nicest people I have ever met and he really made me feel comfortable!
This amazing adventure made my fairy-tale year as America’s Teen even more special than I could have ever imagined! New York, get ready, here I come!!!

Til my next adventure….it’s Laurie Kimsey, America’s Teen 2008

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America’s Teen Takes New York City!

One of my ambitions while vying for the crown of Beauties of America’s Teen was one of my personal goals of attempting to attend the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts; School of Film and Television in New York City! I achieved the next step in my quest for life in New York with a one on one personal audition for the school on Monday January 12! The school was so unbelievable! The staff was more than friendly and accomodating, the dorms were so nice (especially the orange hall with the beautiful tile bathrooms!!) Charlie F, my admissions coordinator is one of the nicest people I have ever met and he really made me feel comfortable!
This amazing adventure made my fairy-tale year as America’s Teen even more special than I could have ever imagined! New York, get ready, here I come!!!

Til my next adventure….it’s Laurie Kimsey, America’s Teen 2008

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www.SexyVisionBikinis.com

….and the new model/spokesmodel for SexyVisionBikinis is…..Laurie Kimsey, America’s Teen 2008! Sexy Vision Bikinis, a new franchise company from Nashville TN for Ujena Swimwear has selected America’s Teen for their 2009 website and national swimsuit promotional campaign! Mike Eaddy of Florence, SC was also selected as Chief Photographer for SVB! Mike and I will be working together to create some incredible promotional location photos for the new franchise! I will also be making appearances for the company and my images will be used for promo posters, calendars, brochures, and of course the website and catalogues!!
Having a wonderful New Year! Laurie Kimsey, America’s Teen 2008

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America’s Teen shoot for Milano Fashion

Laurie Kimsey officially wins the PageantCast’s most frequent blogger award! Great articles, Laurie!

As January cranked up so did my traveling!! New Years Eve from South Carolina to North Carolina and then back to South Carolina….then on January 4, 2009 I headed out to Atanta GA for a photo shoot for the prom catalogue for Milano Fashions! Thank you to Stevee Ashlock for your hospitality and for the photo ops! Stevee is not only the owner of Stoneybrook Productions in Atlanta GA, a fantastic non-exclusive modeling agency in the Atlanta area, but she is also an amazing pianist from Las Vegas! She has been in the entertainment industry for years and still works hard and does an a great job for her talent and with her own talent!
We had such a great time and all the girls were wonderful! It was a fantastic shoot, and a ton of fun!

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Fairest of the Fair competes for statewide crown

From Tennessee…

clipped from www.t-g.com

Ask any girl and she is bound to tell you that getting all dressed up in a gorgeous gown and having her hair styled in a lovely fashion is an enjoyable experience.

Devon Ward, 16, has been dressed up for the past 16 years. The 2008-2009 Fairest of the Fair queen has been participating in beauty pageants since she was a toddler.

“My mom [Rita Ward] was the one who got me into pageants, but I’ve really grown to love it … I just love getting all dressed up,” said Devon, a Shelbyville Central High School student.

Ward’s determination and love of pageantry has paid off in a huge way. She will be competing in the Fairest of the Fairs state competition in Nashville this weekend.

“I’m very excited … The last time I went just to watch and see what goes on, and there were around 50 girls there competing,” said Ward. “It’s definitely going to be a tough competition.”

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December 2008 America’s Teen Update

Wowww! I can’t believe it’s been so long, but now I get to update everyone on my December events! December started off with an amazing Christmas Event that my pageant sister Suzanne, our director Jennifer, and I got to attend at Dillards-Coastal Grande Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Prior to being crowned America’s Teen 2008, I had won the SC Peach Festival Pageant in Gafney SC! It was a cold but beautiful day.
After the 10:00 am parade, I traveled down to Charleston SC to visit the Charleston Art Institute and meet many of the key people that are working on the 2009 Charleston Fashion Week in March 2009. I hope to attend that also, because Charleston really does it up right and in an amazing way comparable to the New York Fashion Week in the park.
I spent Christmas in Thomasville NC with family and old friends! It was truly wonderful to take some time off for family and be thankful for the Christmas season!

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Miss Oregon prepares for Miss America pageant later this month

clipped from www.oregonlive.com

Bosnia-born Danijela Krstic, now of Bethany, throws her heart into helping kids

In 2006, while Danijela Krstic was pursuing a dental hygiene degree at the Oregon Institute of Technology, a friend encouraged her to compete in a local pageant.

Krstic agreed and went on to win the title of Miss Klamath County, a $7,000 scholarship and a position among the top 10 contestants for Miss Oregon, a title she would later win.

It’s a long way from her birthplace. Born and raised in Bosnia, Krstic, now 24, recalls a good life before the Bosnian war began in 1992. She remembers the abrupt shift as an 8-year-old from the familiar comforts of home, to shots fired, home set ablaze and fearing for her life.

“We had to leave everything behind,” she said. “As a child, you don’t really understand.”

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