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Am I done? [03 Aug 2006|01:01pm]

merilynn
[ mood | contemplative ]

Just finished my second MAO prelim a couple weeks ago. Made top 10, but not top 5... Tied for non-finalist Interview (last time i won that one outright) and got Miss Congeniality (again). got less than 1/2 the scholarship I did last time, while placing higher. The judges told me that had it been any other year I probably would've been in the top 5 if not the top 3, but there were so many girls with such high interview and talent scores that one little dip in scores here or there crushed some girls.

Everyone encouraged me to come back once again, but do I want to? 3rd Time around? Last year of eligability? I have no idea... I'm seriously considering making the jump to Miss USA - almost unthinkable a few weeks ago being that i was raised backstage at MAO (mom was on the local executive board). I know there's politics everywhere, but maybe a change of scenery is what i need. Plus, it'd give me a chance to go to state...

Any comments, thoughts, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

x-posted @ pageantry

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Funny [29 Jul 2006|01:34am]

americwomensux
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060725/us_nm/obesity_dc;_ylt=AgQEqeZHVZmSgVrgBjvapnis0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3ODdxdHBhBHNlYwM5NjQ- 

Hey,that is funny news in USA. After 18-22 y.o. all of you get fat. :) My friends in Europe agree with me.We see it here every summer,american stupid fat tourists,women in men`s t-shirts,fat stomachs,ugly faces,hunting for sex american girls at night bars.Wow,and u talk here about some stuff which is not about u at all. :))) Miss Universe 2005- russians,2006- not even american again.2007,probably,again russians,ukrainians,or some other girl from Europe.
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Miss America goes to Hollywood! [12 Jun 2006|02:55pm]

bebedebroadway
CMT AND MISS AMERICA GO HOLLYWOOD WHEN
THE NEW DOCUMENTARY SERIES
“FINDING MISS AMERICA” FILMS IN LOS ANGELES IN AUGUST

SERIES TO SHOWCASE THE PAGEANT PRELIMINARIES


NASHVILLE, TN and ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – June 12, 2006 – Miss America contestants are Hollywood bound as CMT and the Miss America Organization announce that FINDING MISS AMERICA, the documentary series that follows each contestant through the pageant preliminaries, will take place in the Los Angeles area September 5-13, 2006. The location for the 2007 MISS AMERICA PAGEANT FINALS will be announced at a later date.

“We’re looking forward to shooting the series in the LA area, which gives us access to great locations and will provide some real excitement for all of the contestants,” said Paul Villadolid, vice president, programming and development, CMT. “We plan to produce the pageant preliminaries like never before, with a keen eye towards showcasing the hard work and dedication of these accomplished young women.”

“Bringing the Miss America pageant preliminaries to Los Angeles is a first for our organization and an extraordinary opportunity to expose the entertainment industry to one of the most exciting competitions in the country,” said Sam Haskell III, chairman of the board for Miss America Organization. “We are thrilled to conduct the preliminaries in LA, so that our contestants can be a part of this multi-cultural city with wonderful landmarks and incredible scenery as the backdrop for this new series.”

FINDING MISS AMERICA, the seven episode CMT documentary series, follows the 52 Miss America finalists through the preliminary competitions prior to the 2007 MISS AMERICA PAGEANT. The series will air in the days leading up to the two hour Pageant Finals, which are scheduled to premiere live in first quarter 2007 on CMT.

FINDING MISS AMERICA is produced by Julie Pizzi and Patty Ivins at PB&J Television, with Paul Villadolid and Nicole Zien serving as executive producers for CMT.

The 2006 MISS AMERICA PAGEANT, hosted by James Denton, premiered on CMT last January and ranks as the most-watched telecast in CMT’s history with total viewers*. Since its premiere, re-airings of the Pageant have been seen by over 22 million different viewers.

For the first time in its 85 year history, THE MISS AMERICA PAGEANT took place outside of Atlantic City and debuted in Las Vegas. Jennifer Berry, of Oklahoma, is the current reigning Miss America.

CMT, America’s No. 1 country music network, carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches 82.5 million households in the United States. Go to country music’s biggest web site at www.CMT.com.

Tune in to Access Hollywood tonight for this exclusive announcement.

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. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. For more information, go to www.missamerica.org.

*Nielsen Media Research
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So Excited!!! [06 Apr 2006|10:59am]

merilynn
[ mood | excited ]

I just got my call from the committee, I've been selected as a contestant in my local MAO Prelim again!

Not that I was terribly worried, but you never know what other kind of talent/interview/etc. is out there :) now I can breathe a sigh of relief and just have fun in Vegas this weekend!

(x-posted in pageantry)

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WHAT? Miss American Idol? [02 Apr 2006|11:32am]

nekoexcel
http://missamerica.org/news/press-releases.asp

CMT GOES BEHIND THE SCENES WITH PAGEANT CONTESTANTS
IN THE NEW DOCUMENTARY SERIES "FINDING MISS AMERICA" PREMIERING IN JANUARY 2007



JUDGES TO SELECT TOP EIGHT FINALISTS
CMT VIEWERS TO CHOOSE ADDITIONAL SEVEN FINALISTS
TO COMPETE IN THE 2007 MISS AMERICA PAGEANT


SERIES TO SHOWCASE THE PAGEANT PRELIMINARIES
INCLUDING THE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN JUDGES INTERVIEWS


NASHVILLE, TN and ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - April 1, 2006 - The road to becoming Miss America just took another twist as CMT and the Miss America Organization announce FINDING MISS AMERICA - a seven episode documentary series that follows the 52 Miss America finalists through the preliminary competitions prior to the 2007 MISS AMERICA PAGEANT. The series will air in the days leading up to the two hour Pageant, which is scheduled to premiere live in January 2007 on CMT.

For the first time in the Pageant's 85-year history, viewers will be given the opportunity to cast their votes via phone and CMT.com for their favorite contestants, thereby determining finalists to compete in the 2007 MISS AMERICA PAGEANT. In addition, viewers will get an inside look at the crucial, never-before-seen judges interview portion of the preliminary competition.

"One of our goals with last year's Pageant was to give viewers the opportunity to really get to know these contestants and root for their favorites," said Paul Villadolid, vice president, programming and development, CMT. "With the creation of this documentary series, viewers are now introduced to these contestants like never before, and are able to vote for seven of their favorites to make the finals. Now, in addition to their talent and smarts, personality will play a huge role in determining these finalists."

"This is a great change in direction for the continued evolution of the Miss America Organization," said Art McMaster, president/CEO of the Miss America Organization. "While we deeply value and honor our organization's traditions, we believe that this series will only increase viewer interest while showcasing the talents and character of these amazing women."

"These young women are educated, compassionate and beautiful and it's about time that viewers are finally able to see the hard work and dedication that goes into becoming Miss America," said Phyllis George, Miss America 1971 and member of the Miss America Organization Board.

The series will begin with each of the Miss America contestants traveling to the Pageant's host city in the Fall of 2006, where they will be divided up by random order into seven groups. Each of the seven episodes of the docu-series will focus on one particular group, as they live together and compete in the preliminary competitions -- evening wear, swimwear, talent and the one-on-one judges interviews, which have been previously conducted behind closed doors. At the end of the preliminary period, judges will tally their votes and secretly select the top eight finalists to be revealed live at the 2007 Pageant.

FINDING MISS AMERICA will begin airing in January 2007, in the days leading up to the 2007 MISS AMERICA PAGEANT. At the end of each episode, viewers will be able to vote for their favorite contestant via phone and CMT.com. Both viewer and judges selections will be announced live during the Pageant telecast, with 15 finalists advancing. The judging of the 15 finalists will follow the same established rules as in years past.

Villadolid adds: "This series will reflect the type of original programming that CMT does so well -- positive, heartfelt storytelling. FINDING MISS AMERICA will reveal the sacrifice and character of these accomplished contestants."

FINDING MISS AMERICA will be produced by Julie Pizzi and Patty Ivins at PB&J Television. The one-hour, seven episode series will be executive produced by Paul Villadolid and Nicole Zien for CMT.

The 2006 MISS AMERICA PAGEANT, hosted by James Denton, which premiered on CMT in January ranks as the most watched telecast ever in CMT's history with total viewers*. Since its premiere, re-airings of the Pageant have been seen by over 22 million different viewers. CMT has the rights to telecast the MISS AMERICA PAGEANT through 2007, with options to renew through 2011.

For the first time in its 85 year history, THE MISS AMERICA PAGEANT took place outside of Atlantic City and debuted in Las Vegas at the Aladdin Resort & Casino. 2006 also marks the first time the Pageant has aired on cable television. Jennifer Berry, Miss Oklahoma, is the current reigning Miss America.

CMT, America's No. 1 country music network, carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches 80.9 million households in the United States. Go to country music's biggest web site at www.CMT.com.

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. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. For more information, go to www.missamerica.org.



Allowing the audience to pick the finalists? Gross, and NO. Hope it's an amazing April Fool's Joke from the pageant

Discuss! lol (it's like Coffee Talk from SNL)
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[27 Jan 2006|03:09pm]
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Let's Network [16 Nov 2005|11:16am]

nekoexcel
http://www.frappr.com/beautyqueensanonymous

I'm getting a networking together. Join up, folks!
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Does size really matter? [07 Nov 2005|12:21am]

kasumi_ishida
[ mood | frustrated ]

Hi! My name is Janna, and I am from Minnesota. I have competed in only one local pageant, Miss Waseca County Sleigh and Cutter, where I won the best non-finalist talent award for my monologue, and I am competing in the Miss South Central pageant next Saturday. I'm very excited, but I have a question for all of you.

Do you think size really matters? What I mean is, dress size. I am about a size 10-12, and that's as small as I get without starving myself. I used to be a lot bigger but I lost around 30 lbs when I was an exchange student in Japan. I eat right and I work out, but I still don't get any skinnier so I would assume this is the size that is healthiest for me. I don't look "fat", really, but I'm not thin. I have large thighs but they are very muscular. Overall, I just have a large frame. Do you think this will hurt me in competition?

I would like honest answers to this. It really makes me sad when I am shopping online for pageant gowns and other clothes and see only sizes two through six, with an occasional size eight. It's so hard to find things for girls my size competing in pageants. It's like nobody wants a "fat girl" to wear a crown, although I am not fat and I am "physically fit". It's all very frustrating.

So yeah, honest answers would be nice. Thank you <3

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few mao questions [16 Aug 2005|10:21pm]

nekoexcel
I just finished competing in my second national pageant (not MAO or USA) and am now going to try for my University's MAO prelim title.

I don't know much about the system, though I have a few books and the usual pageant tomes (101 secrets, the crowning touch, ect).

What kind of dresses are good for prelims? I've never had a prelim to the state pageants that I've done and I obviously don't want to spend as much on my prelim dress as I did for my last nationals dress. dressCollapse )

Here are some of my favorites from the crown collection
My fave -> http://spring.bonny.com/crown/6424.html
http://spring.bonny.com/crown/6425.html
http://spring.bonny.com/crown/6403.html
http://www.cinderellasgowns.com/pageantgallery/thumb/TBtn24-39.jpg
http://spring.bonny.com/crown/6508.html I like that one, but I'm afraid with the illusion top it is too "Miss USA" overdone.
As is this one, but I LOVE the green. http://i.b5z.net/i/u/1627444/i/SH206.jpg

http://spring.bonny.com/crown/6509.html


I really like the royal blues. I want to stay away from black. If I win my school's title, the dress I'm wearing for state and possibly nationals is a white lacy claire's collection dress.

What are your favorite designers to buy from?

Obviously landas and sherri hills do well as well.

I am in LOVE with the halter dress with the chiffon skirt and the slit in the middle, but that style is SO already overdone, sadly.

Would this be an appropriate swim suit? http://www.queenschoice.com/swim3

I am also unsure of the "fashion" outfit that they have us wear for onstage interview... I'm used to wearing my onstage interview suit and am unsure what would be TOO MUCH for the system.

Thanks so much.
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Miss TN [22 May 2005|04:44am]

tickingtimeless
x-posted to a couple of pageanty communities :)

taken from http://www.misstennessee.org
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Miss Tennessee Update

We are excited to announce that the 2005 Miss Tennessee Pageant will be web cast live over the internet. All three preliminary nights as well as the final night will be broadcast at

http://www.eplustv6.com/misstenessee

This link will not be active until closer to pageant time but we want to publicize this exciting announcement. You may also access the link through the Miss Tennessee site.


======================

I'm so excited. It hasn't been televised in TN since the tornados hit Jackson, TN back in 2002/2003. Of course I already have my tickets for all four nights but in case something happens, it's nice to know I can watch it online! :)
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[19 May 2005|09:21am]

_heygreeneyes

Join MAO Teen!

Members Wanted-

www.livejournal.com/community/maoteen

 

Layouts, Banners, Community Icon, MODs, and everything else is NEEDED! =)

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Miss America! [19 May 2005|09:03am]

_heygreeneyes

Hey Guys!

      I was just making a general "newbie" post.  I'm going to open up a MAO Teen community if you would like to join.  I will promote (if allowed) in here.  If not it should be in my journal.   All members are free to join its an open community.  I'd like to have MOD'S who know what they're doing i.e layouts, banners, stuff like that.  So if anyone would like to join, you're all more than welcome!  I will try to post regularly in here.  Ya'll are great!!!

 

Elizabeth Danielle Taylor

Contestant in Miss Mississippi's Outstanding Teen Pageant

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Queens of Hope Pageant!... [27 Apr 2005|12:43pm]

oninekotonya
Hello all you Beauty Queens!

I am going to be competing in a pageant in May called the Queens of Hope pageant. This is a very special pageant, since there will be no prizes awarded. Why you ask? Because this is a fundraiser! 100% of ALL money raised for this pageant is going to be donated to the local Relay for Life Cancer Foundation. All of the participating contestants have been asked to raise as much money as possible by the pageant date to help in this noble cause.


This is a cause that is very close to my heart. When I was 15 I was diagnosed with cancer. After going through 3 surgeries in less than 2 months I was healthy. My boyfriend’s mother is a breast cancer survivor. After months of intense Chemotherapy treatments she is now cancer free.


I would personally like to raise a minimum of $250 to donate to this cause. This is where I need your help. I would like to ask everyone to donate just $1. Even a small donation such as that will help fund cancer treatment research. Please, mail just $1 dollar bill. A stamp only costs $0.37. So for a total of just $1.37 you can help save someone’s life. Please mail all donations no later than May 15th to: Queens of Hope C/O Tonya P.O. Box 236 Sand Fork, WV, 26430


Or if you would like to make a larger donation, or if you would like to donate instantly via PayPal, please use the PayPal Button below...


Thank you everyone. Any amount you could provide would be GREATLY appreciated.
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[14 Mar 2005|12:38am]

jade_o
I was actually just in the miss green bay pageant. I didn't win, but I met so many awesome ppl and I intend on doing it again next year. I have been involved in modeling since I was a yound child and I think this sort of stuff is an absolute blast. Plus... it give me a great oppertunity to make change and express my platform.... heres some photos from this years pageant....


"http://www.jadospictas.myphotoalbum.com"
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Tips Needed [18 Feb 2005|09:53pm]

munchkin1616
I just got a job where I'll be wearing a bikini. Other than the basic working out, can anyone give me tips to look even better? Thanks tons!
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Selling Pageant Wear [06 Jan 2005|07:40pm]

nekoexcel
Hey guys. I'm selling a brand new pair of Tan Pageant pumps that are great for swim suit, interview, or fun fashion competitions. I'm also selling my competition dress from last year. I figured since the pumps were brand new (still in box) you guys might be interested in them.

Gown: http://cm.ebay.com/cm/ck/1065-22702-9746-0?uid=108980691&site=0&ver=LC080104B&lk=ViewItem&Item=5353153769
Shoes: http://cm.ebay.com/cm/ck/1065-22702-9746-0?uid=108980691&site=0&ver=LC080104B&lk=ViewItem&Item=5353133844
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[16 Dec 2004|06:58pm]

pinksparkla
hey girls! im new in the community! i just wanted to say hello .. :)

laura
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[03 Dec 2004|11:41am]

queenceline
I have a dress up for auction on eBay, and I thought I would post the link here in case anyone is interested. I only wore it once, and it was when I competed for Miss Louisiana Teen USA. I don't see myself wearing it again anytime soon, so hopefully someone else will be able to. It's in perfect condition, and it's an absolutely gorgeous dress. It was really expensive, so I'd love to see someone else get some good use out of it. Feel free to take a look if you're interested!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5344608711&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT
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[31 Oct 2004|03:04pm]

saphfireangel
Hello my lovelies! Well, I am new to the community. Ive always loved watching pageants on the tellie and such, but I am have only recently decided to perhaps pursue entering one...

Could you guys just give me the 411 on all that is expected. Maybe a few books to look into.

What are weight recommendations/clothing size that judges like?
And I guess you get the jest of what I mean.

Thanks, Elle
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