The first pageant of the year is over(phew!)…and it was quite an exciting event!!!!
To everyone in Wisconsin – the National American Miss staff had such a wonderful weekend getting to know you and work with your daughters….who BTW were ALL AMMMAAAAAAAZZZZZZZIIIIINGGGG!!!!!!! I know the judges had one HECK of a time trying to pick the best representative out of a group of winners, and all of you girls are TRULY winners!! The pageant choreographers couldnt stop talking about the ROCKIN good time they were having with you (especially during the dance rehersal!)
And Girls – Dont EVER forget to think to yourself…..”I LOOK GOOD!!” *wink wink*
It is our sincere hope that EACH of you walked away from this weekend with National American Miss having far exceeded your expectations and that each girl takes home with her a crown…wheter it’s the one on her head or the one in her heart!!! YOU ARE ALL WINNERS!!!
During your reign as Miss America in 1984 you were involved in one of the most infamous beauty pageant scandals ever and gave up your crown after suggestive photos of you were published. Recently another pageant contestant, Miss California Carrie Prejean, came under fire after she spoke out against the right for same-sex marriage. Do you think it’s fair the way the media handled her response?
I’m surprised at how much this story has gone on and on. My personal opinion is really, “Who cares?” She’s not running for a government position that could make an actual change in policy, so who cares? Let it die.
Do you think they should have stripped her of her title?
Who cares! Really, who cares in the grand scheme of things?
Ten years ago, Debra Jakowicz decided to take a chance.
She had never been in any pageants and was overweight, but she decided to try a plus-size women’s competition.
“I said, ‘Hey, this is the way I am. They’re going to accept me the way I am,’” she recalled.
Jakowicz didn’t win that pageant, but going through the process only encouraged her.
Debra Jakowicz of Chippewa Falls was crowned Mrs. Wisconsin Galaxy in March. She will compete in the International Galaxy pageant in July.
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She was crowned Mrs. Wisconsin Galaxy in March.
After losing enough weight to begin competing in regular pageants, Jakowicz saw more success than in her first attempt. She was crowned Ms. National America in 2001 and Ms. U.S. Beauties in 2002 and has held other state titles.
As you most likely already know, our National Pageant, which is held every November in Anaheim, California, is one of the hottest tickets in pageantry! Every year Pageantry magazine does an article highlighting the show.
Today, I had the opportunity to tour the newly built Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless buildings before the Open House in June. I want to thank all of the staff for being so welcoming and providing an informational session and tour for me.
Once again, I am always humbled to meet people who work tirelessly to help those who may not be able to help themselves. We have wonderful services in Montgomery County and they would not be made possible if it weren’t for those dedicated to helping others! I can’t speak for other locales but during the winter we make sure all those living outside are brought into a shelter if they desire.