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Thursday, 27 October 2011 10:55


My inspiration this week is Miss South Carolina Bree Boyce. I know you have all heard of her, and I am far from the first person in the pageant world (or the world at large) to point out what an incredible story she has. Bree managed to lose over 100 pounds and went on, obviously, to win the Miss South Carolina crown. She has been featured on many television programs and has done dozens of speaking engagements about her story.

Bree is inspiring to me not only because of her weight loss—that is an incredible feat that I can't totally wrap my head around— but because she is the embodiment of one of my favorite things about the Miss America Organization. I once said that I believed any young woman could become MIss America, and I was challenged on that point. Doesn't it take years of training, thousands of dollars, coaches, dresses, etc.? No, it doesn't. I firmly believe that anyone can be Miss America, and Bree is proof of that. Well, proof that you can live your dream (of being Miss South Carolina, of losing 100 pounds) if you put your mind to it. Bree didn't get an expensive weight loss surgery or have a fancy trainer come to her house every day, nor did she have a 24 hour pageant coach or a $10,000 gown. She was just determined. And that is pretty darn inspiring!

Published in Pageant Blog
Tuesday, 05 July 2011 14:26

Welcome to Eight New Titleholders

Mississip Miss Mississippi 2011 Mary Margaret Roark
Education: Mississippi State University
Platform: J.E.W.E.L.S. For Alzheimer’s
Talent: Piano



Miss Washington 2011 Brittney Henry
Platform: Promoting Higher Education for Low Income Families
Talent: Fiddle


Miss Oregon 2011 Caroline McGowan
Education: Oregon State University
Platform: Eating Disorder Awareness: Empowerment Through Attitude
Talent: Classical Vocal


Miss Puerto Rico 2011 Laura Ramirez
Platform: Transforming Lives: Promoting Values and Developing Dreams
Talent: Ballet en Pointe


Miss Texas 2011 Kendall Morris
Education: Texas Christian University
Talent: Piano—New World Symphony
Platform: Leukemia: Living for a Cure


Miss Illinois 2011 Hannah Smith
Education: McHenry County College (transferring to NIU)
Platform: Mentoring Young Girls Regarding Body Image
Talent: Ballet en pointe


Miss Nevada 2011 Alana Lee
Education: Dixie State College
Platform: Improving Relations Through Effective Communication
Talent: Vocal


Miss South Carolina 2011 Bree Boyce
Education: Francis Marion University
Platform: Eating Healthy and Fighting Obesity
Talent: Classical Vocal

Published in State & Local News
Monday, 31 January 2011 12:13

South Carolina Welcomes New Titleholders

bildeCAU2SNW8The Miss South Carolina pageant recently welcomed two new titleholders, Miss Fountain Inn Teen Lauren Waynick and Miss Fountain Inn Susannah White. Lauren Waynick a sophomore at Travelers Rest High School, Travelers Rest South Carolina. Susannah is a senior at Clemson university. Both will be competing in the Miss South Carolina pageant in July.


Congratulations, and welcome!

Published in State & Local News