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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"Dismal" by FearMakers Studio

Wilmington NC here I come to experience the premiere of the horror genre movie “Dismal”, directed by Gary King of New York and written by Bo Buckley! I admit I really wanted to attend the premiere because I spent a couple days last June working on the set of Dismal as Kimmie, and I really loved the cast and crew members that I met and worked with during the filming! I also met a band called “Breathing Amber” from Blakely, GA, and Chase the lead singer was my boyfriend for a day!
Check them out on myspace and give them your support! They are a great up and coming band that will be breaking out of GA with their awesome music soon!
To see more about “Dismal”, you can check it out on Fearmakers Studios website or search Dismal on IMDB, then you can get a full listing of the cast, crew, and the many dedicated people that it takes to make a movie!
If you like horror movies, you’ll love Dismal!!
Laurie Kimsey
America’s Teen 2008

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Beauty 101 by Miss America

“Confidence is a beautiful thing!”

Coastal Home & Lifestyle Magazine

The 2009 Prom Fashion Spread – Haute Couture for High Schoolers has finally arrived for the Coastal Carolina’s! Check it out and you just might recognize one of the models….yes it’s ME, America’s Teen 2008!
We shot this spread in November with the amazing photography of Scott Smallin of SC and the talented skills of New York make-up

artist Perry Foulke!
This dynamic duo is truly amazing, as I am sure I have probably mentioned in other blogs! They are so easy to work with and the results are awesome!!
Check out my new tearsheets, while getting your copy of Coastal Home and Lifestyle Magazine available at The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, SC!

I also want to thank Mrs. Ruth Cole Sheppard for allowing me to represent Sheppard’s Boutique in her 2009 ads!

Loving life and riding the wave!
Laurie Kimsey, America’s Teen 2008

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