Each year, the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Organization presents the Footprint Award to volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their service to MAOTeen. The award, created several years ago by Chairman of the Board Donna Bozarth, is presented at the annual Evening of Stars Extravaganza during MAOTeen week and recognizes the state who raised the most money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, as well as volunteers who have significantly contributed to the year's success.
Stacey Schieffelin, owner of ybf Beauty and MAOTeen Board member, donated nearly $2,000 in product to Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2014 Leah Sykes and her family. As a way to show her support for the organization, Stacey donated products that will help our titleholder, her mom, and her sister stay fresh and fabulous throughout the busy year ahead.
Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri, as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, was honored to have a personal meeting with President of the United States Barack Obama in the Oval Office as she toured the White House with the courageous young children representing Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri, the National Goodwill Ambassador for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, was honored to kick off The Celebration of Champions 2013 in Orlando, Florida. This special celebration was created to honor champion children of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals who hail from each state of the nation and show their true spirit as they have overcome their challenges in battling life-threatening illnesses.
The Miss America Organization is happy to congratulate Miss America 1989 and Miss America Board Member Gretchen Carlson on the debut of her new show, The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson, on Fox News Channel. The former FOX & Friends co-host took over the 2 p.m. hour on the network starting Monday, September 30.
The Miss America Organization had a triumphant return to Atlantic City with its ABC telecast Sunday, September 15, 2013, setting a new rating record high—the best ratings in over nine years.
"The 2014 Miss America Competition averaged a 2.0 adults ages 18-49 rating from 9 to 11 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights, its best number since 2004. That was up 19 percent over last year's telecast. The show averaged ten million total viewers in the last half hour, also its best since 2004," stated Sam Haskell, chairman and CEO of MAO.
On Sunday, during the 8 p.m. hour, 20/20's Pageant Confidential: The Road to Miss America earned strong increases with total viewers (more than 40 percent) and adults ages 18-49 (more than 50 percent) over the special's most recent airing (on January 12, 2013) leading into the competition. Opposite strong competition from NBC´s Sunday Night Football (Seattle vs. San Francisco) and CBS' NFL overrun-inflated lineup, ABC´s Sunday 9-11 p.m. broadcast of The 2014 Miss America Competition surged over its most recent telecast in total viewers (more than 21 percent) and adults ages 18-49 (more than 25 percent) to deliver the program's best numbers since 2004.
Hosted by ABC´s Chris Harrison and Lara Spencer, Miss America recorded its fourth straight year of viewership gains. ABC was the number one non-sports network in the time period with viewers and young adults. Building steadily throughout its two-hour telecast, the numbers for The 2014 Miss America Competition grew by three million viewers and by 44 percent in young adults from its first half-hour to its final half-hour. During its final half-hour from 10:30-11 p.m., as Miss New York Nina Davuluri was crowned, The Miss America Competition drew ten million viewers and a 2.3 rating, six share with young adults. In total viewers and adults ages 18-49, ABC earned its strongest entertainment numbers in the time slot in four months since May 19, 2013.
"We are so proud to return home, to Atlantic City and want to thank our network partner, ABC and Tall Pony Productions for this spectacular television event," said Miss America Organization President Sharon Pearce. "We are also so grateful to all of our partners in Atlantic City and our Miss America sponsors who have made this television event such a monumental success!"
Source: Miss America Organization
During her year of service as Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri will promote her personal platform, "Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency." Nina has been working on these issues for several years and will now use her national platform to raise awareness.
Throughout this week of Miss America Organization competition, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri displayed her commitment to diversity. Performing a classical Bollywood fusion dance for her talent, Nina swept judges away and engaged the entire audience. Nina was asked during preliminary competitions how she would have Americas embrace diversity. She said the solution goes beyond opening the discussion to practicing "cultural competency." By "engaging in other cultures" through food, dance, and language, Nina said cultural barriers will break down.