The Miss America Organization has debuted the Miss America 90th Anniversary Doll to commemorate this very special anniversary of the beloved Pageant.
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WHAT: Miss Arizona has a cactus-themed ensemble, The famous Hollywood sign adorns Miss California’s shoes and since Virginia is for lovers, Miss Virginia will be dressed as Cupid. The Miss America Organization has announced the highly-anticipated return of a beloved tradition, the Miss America Parade, renamed the “DSW Show Us Your Shoes Parade” presented by DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse! The parade will be hosted by the incomparable Robin Leach, who will serve as Master of Ceremonies and will feature the 53 current Miss America contestants showcasing their own unique shoe and costume creations along with a number of former Miss Americas. In addition, to commemorate the pageant’s 90th anniversary, it will be announced that the following day, Saturday, Jan. 15 will officially be “Miss America Day” in Las Vegas. The proclamation was designated by the office of Mayor Oscar B. Goodman. For the first time since 2005, the 2011 Miss America Pageant festivities will include this unique tradition in the host city of Las Vegas. The event is open to the public.
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 12 p.m. Media call time: 11:30 a.m* *Media and camera coverage is encouraged. Participating media are required to have media identification and RSVP to either Marina Nicola at email@example.com or Deanna Pettit at firstname.lastname@example.org Media can park in the self-parking lot at Paris Las Vegas.
WHERE: Arc de Triomphe at Paris Las Vegas – located at the main entrance porte cochere 3655 Las Vegas Blvd, South Las Vegas, NV 89109
Tune in to Inside Edition* and Extra* tonight to watch as Miss Arizona 2010 Kathryn Bulkley expresses her feelings about Congresswoman Giffords and shares her personal story on how the Congresswoman was Kathryn's mentor. Kathryn was interviewed by both TV outlets today in between rehearsing for the 2011 Miss America Pageant presented by DSW, which airs on ABC this Saturday, Jan. 15, live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
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Miss America's Outstanding Teen (MAOT) Organization welcomes Michael Hannah as a new member of the MAOT Board of Directors. Michael brings with him a great deal of experience. Most recently he served as Treasurer of the Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization Board of Directors and was the State Director for the Miss Nevada's Outstanding Teen Program.
"It is an honor and a privilege to be part of the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Organization Board of Directors and it comes with tremendous responsibility," said Hannah. "I continue to be amazed by the growth and accomplishments of the teens who participate in this program. I am committed to expanding my involvement with the MAOT organization and its vision to provide some of the best opportunities for scholarships and community involvement to teens across the United States."
Michael has been affiliated with the Miss America Program for 21 years. During this time he has had the opportunity to judge State and Local Pageants in 33 states and the District of Columbia. He has served on the Miss Texas Organization's Board in various roles. And in 2004 Michael's efforts were recognized and he was inducted into the Miss Texas Organization Hall of Honor.
Throughout his professional career, Michael has served in managerial roles with IBM, British Petroleum, and Enron Corporations, and earned a Top Secret National Security Clearance while engaged on a three-year project with the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC. Michael is currently the President and CEO of H3, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in Financial Systems Implementations, Business Process Improvement, and Business Realignment/ Reengineering. This position requires him to spend lots of time in the air commuting between his residence in Houston and his projects around the world.
He is a graduate of California State University, Fresno, with an undergraduate degree in Accounting and is the father of two grown sons: Kristoffer "Kit" Hannah and Jonathan Michael Hannah, both residing in Northern California.
As they gear up for the 2011 Miss America Pageant presented by DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse on ABC Saturday, Jan. 15, the 53 contestants armed with forks and spatulas and donning aprons and their state sashes, gathered in Las Vegas...
Kim Parrish, president of Miss America's Outstanding Teen, recently announced that the organization is unveiling a new program called Teens in Training.
This program is geared toward young women who are interested in participating in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen program, but would like more information and an in-depth look at the competition.
"You don't have to be a titleholder to participate, although you can be," says Kim. "It's really a workshop that shows you what it is like to compete at the pageant. We think it is going to be a great opportunity for mentoring and learning."
Kim hopes that the first Teens in Training program will take place at the 2011 MAOT pageant in Orlando. Tawny Darby, a former Miss Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen, will be spearheading the new program.
Stay tuned for more information!
MAO Contestants show off their Joseph Ribkoff opening number dresses.
For the sixth consecutive year, the 53 Miss America contestants walked the runway at the Fashion Mall.