Flying to the Miss America Pageant

New adventures await! Today I donned my metal wings and soared across the country to Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood where the Miss America Pageant is held.  And there I will launch the product of the last two years of my life – Pretty Smart: Lessons from our Miss Americas.  How fun is that!  The week is sure to be full of new adventures. 

 

Two years ago when I went off  to the Pageant in search of former Miss America sightings and, hoping to make contact, I was just a face in the crowd.  This year, I’ve been welcomed into the fold.  I’ll be speaking to a large group of state and local Miss America directors, doing book signings and speaking to the press. 

 

Stay tuned for lots of inside information!

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Miss America Week!

It was a snowy trip to the Miss New Hampshire Tea Party but a great day! There were dozens of DELICIOUS desserts to enjoy while watching some of the incredibly talented women of the Miss New Hampshire Organization. It was also so great to talk and dance with some special guests like Emilee and Brooke Mills (Emilee a former little sister queen of mine!).

I’m off to Las Vegas tomorrow morning at 5am so be sure to stay tuned for Miss America LIVE updates!
xo Jenn

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Miss America Week!

It was a snowy trip to the Miss New Hampshire Tea Party but a great day! There were dozens of DELICIOUS desserts to enjoy while watching some of the incredibly talented women of the Miss New Hampshire Organization. It was also so great to talk and dance with some special guests like Emilee and Brooke Mills (Emilee a former little sister queen of mine!).

I’m off to Las Vegas tomorrow morning at 5am so be sure to stay tuned for Miss America LIVE updates!
xo Jenn

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Former Miss USA Kelli McCarty trades soap opera acting gig for porn role

clipped from www.nydailynews.com

Another tiara tarnished?

A former Miss USA – who’s since made a name in soap operas and sitcoms – is raising eyebrows with a racy career change.

Kelli McCarty, a Kansas native who won the crown in 1991, played the part of “Beth” on the NBC soap opera “Passions.”

But after her character was killed off in a freak train explosion in 2006, McCarty apparently left daytime television to play an onscreen lady of the night.

The actress and ex-beauty queen has just completed work on a pornographic film titled “Faithless,” according to TMZ.com.


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Actress Kelli McCarty arrives at the inaugural ‘Design A Cure’ charity event benefiting Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Research Institute, held at a private estate on.

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Miss America Podcast for Jan 20, 2009

Today’s podcast episode may be found here. It is in .mp3 format, meaning you should be able to import it into most iPods and .mp3 players. You can also listen online, but it’s better that you download so you can listen at your leisure.

Got any suggestions for the podcast, or the blog? E-mail pageantude@gmail.com with your ideas!

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Fun at Miss America

Blair is in the middle, in the zebra stripes.

Blair is is the upper right, waving.


Blair is in the lower right corner, in red.
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Miss America Contestants Experience the Las Vegas Spectacular, Phantom of the Opera

PRESS CONTACTS:
Sharon Pearce
Miss America Organization
609-653-8700 x117
sharon@missamerica.org

Miss America Contestants Experience the

Las Vegas Spectacular, Phantom of the Opera

On Monday evening, 52 exquisite Miss America Pageant Contestants enjoyed “The Music of the Night” at Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino.

After the performance they had the opportunity to meet and take photos with the lead cast members Andrew Ragone (Raoul), Kristi Holden (Christine) and Tony-Award Winner Anthony Crivello (The Phantom) inside the famed Phantom Theatre. The contestants, many of them performers themselves, were enthralled by the production and the show was a highlight for them.



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Miss America Contestants Gather in Front of Planet Hollywood to Celebrate a Historical Event

PRESS CONTACTS:
Sharon Pearce
Miss America Organization
609-653-8700 x117
sharon@missamerica.org

Miss America Contestants Gather

in Front of Planet Hollywood

to Celebrate a Historical Event

Our 2009 Miss America contestants gathered together this morning to witness the swearing in ceremony of our new Commander-in- Chief, President Barack Obama, on the jumbo screens outside of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

The contestants watched the Inauguration of America’s 44th President and joined all of America in the celebration of this historical event.

Contestants took a break out of their busy rehearsal schedule for the 2009 Miss America Competition to watch this event. And our own Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund was in Washington, D.C. to be a part of the festivities that include riding on the USO Float in the Official Inaugural parade and also performing tonight at the USO’s Heroes Red, White & Blue Inaugural Ball and the Commander-In-Chief’s Inaugural Ball where President Obama is expected to stop by.



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A Special Luncheon Invitation With Our Miss Americas

Join our Miss Americas for a Special Luncheon at Neiman Marcus on Thursday, January 22 in Las Vegas

Neiman Marcus of Las Vegas will be hosting our beloved Miss Americas, along with Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Taylor Fitch. This extraordinary event will be held on Thursday, January 22 at12:00 pm at the exclusive Mariposa Restaurant (second level, Neiman Marcus). Tickets can be purchased at the door, but space is extremely limited so please call to make your reservation today. There will also be a raffle for fabulous baskets, one of which will have two tickets to the 2009 Miss America Pageant.

The cost for this exclusive event is $150.00, which will benefit the Miss America Scholarship Program. Your payment is tax deductable and all checks should be made out to MAO/CFNJ (payable at door). We can accept credit cards however, please note our charitable foundation does not accept American Express.

Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008 and Lynn Hackerman Weidner, Miss New Jersey 1971, will once again host this special luncheon. Please join us for this unique event and help us raise money for the Miss America Scholarship Program.

To book your reservations, call 702-697-7321 by January 19.

The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. For more information please visit www.missamerica.org.


Thank you for your support.



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