This is the video from the Illinois Galaxy Pageant I MC’d a week or two back.

Beauties of America Pageant now partnered with Humane Society

The Beauties of America Pageant is pleased to announce that a portion of the proceeds from this year’s People’s Choice voting will be donated to the Grand Strand Humane Society. To learn more about the Grand Strand Humane Society, please visit their website at

People’s Choice voting opens in July, and more information will be posted soon about how to vote for your favorite delegate while helping animals in need.
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Competition Day and Personal Interviews!

Miss Oregon Courtney Caron and I meet with the contestant groups as Saturday morning as they arrived for their one on one interviews with the judges.    Pictured left are: Olga Kin-Mrs. Tigard, Kate Kristiansen-Mrs. Beaverton, Courtney, me, Kym Herrmann-Mrs. Willamette Valley, and Sandra Herder-Mrs. Portland.

The next group of ladies are: Mist McCord-Mrs. Medford, Brittany Moyer-Mrs. Columbia River, Courtney and me, Christine Wooley-Mrs. Multnomah County, and Deanna Bebeau-Mrs. Jackson County.
In the final group are pictured: Sheilja Patel-Miss Teen Washington County, Mandy Leason-Miss Teen Clackamas County, Courtney and me, Jessica Carlson-Miss Multnomah County, Bronwyn Gibson-Miss Teen Willmatte valley, and Crystal Gregg-Miss Teen Lake Oswego.
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Rehearsals, Rehearsals, Rehearsals!

The contestants quickly picked up the routine and relieved early jitters with practice! The women all began to show their humorous sides and had a lot of fun as they responded to my “practice” onstage questions with each of them.  
During a break, my daughter Megan arrived with my granddaughter Madeline to meet the staff and contestants.  Maddie was right at home with all of us as mommy had dressed her up in her crown and roses logo tee shirt and red shoes to match “Gigi” and the contestants!  
After rehearsals everyone enjoyed a gift exchange and settled into their rooms for a good night’s sleep before competition day.
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Mrs. Oregon International Pageant 2009 Begins!

The ladies arrived in the morning to get settled in at pageant central.   After an orientation of the weekend’s events, the ladies gathered in the lobby for photos and to catch up with each other since the workshop in February.
Pageant activities quickly began as a Hummer limo arrived to take the ladies for lunch at Thirst Bistro and an afternoon of shopping at some of Lake Oswego’s shopping hot spots. 
After a fabulous lunch and picking up some fun fashion accessories it was back to the hotel to get down to business and rehearsals. 
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Mrs. Illinois United States 2009 to be crowned May 10th!!!

I just want to remind the ILLINOIS, MISSOURI, OHIO and TENNESSEE ladies to contact Vanbros Associates to get involved with their premiere Pageant Directing year for Mrs. United States Prelims! — Website:
One thing I’ve been BLESSED with from January 2008 – now is to serve my communities as Mrs. Illinois United States and act as an advocate for Illinois Children’s Health – with Congressman Bill Foster on National Health Insurance for kids in need (needed more now than ever), reforming the No Child Left Behind Act, and educating those families at risk in our community about healthy living for their bodies, minds, spirits and our earth. I guess you can say my ‘platform’ as Mrs. Illinois grew quite a bit with all the people I’ve met these last 13 months. 😉
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Miss Earth

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Miss Earth is an annual international beauty pageant promoting environmental awareness. Along with Miss Universe and Miss World contests, Miss Earth is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals. The reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote environmental projects and to address issues concerning the environment.miss earth

miss earth

Pageant system

Since the Miss Earth pageant has an environmental cause, it is primarily looking for young women who will stand for the protection and preservation of the planet. These women are pageant winners or chosen by national Miss Earth directors from different nations.

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