PageantCast Mail Bag: 12/13/2017

We know no one uses mail anymore, but here in the mailbag we put a selection of Instagram posts, Facebook posts and Twitter posts that we’ve been tagged in.

Here’s this week’s selection:

So excited to see who will be crowned tonight! ๐Ÿ‘‘ #MissSilverState #MissNVUSA

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About The Miss America Organization (MAO)
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, oversees a national network of 51 organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $16 million for Childrenโ€™s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

AMERICAN PAGEANTS CROWNS 2018 NATIONAL TITLEHOLDERS IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA

(Orlando, Florida) โ€“ November 20, 2017 โ€“ American Pageants crowned five new national titleholders this past Saturday in Orlando, Florida.

Little Miss of Texas, Kailey Turner was crowned Little Miss of America 2018. Kailey is a 9-year-old from Floresville, Texas. Kailey is active in her school choir, an honor roll member and serves as a volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House.

Young Miss of Texas, Lindy Harano was crowned Young Miss of America 2018. Lindy is a 11-year-old from Burleson, Texas. Lindy is a competitive dancer and is a BISD Texas Reading Bee Champion.

Junior Miss of Texas, Haven Watts was crowned Junior Miss of America 2018. Haven is a 15-year-old from Joshua, Texas. Haven is the founder of Humble Wishes, a charity for chronically ill children from newborn to teen. She also serves as a member of the youth advisory council for Cook Childrenโ€™s Hospital.

Miss Teen of Pennsylvania, Alana Castle was crowned Miss Teen of America 2018. Alana is a 17-year-old from Canton, Pennsylvania. She is ranked first in her class, a national honor society member and a 4-year athletic letterman in Track and Cross Country.

Miss of Washington, Sarah Jensen was crowned Miss of America 2018. Sarah is a 21-year-old from Weiser, Idaho attending Washington State University where she majors in elementary education. Sarah is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi, a fraternity for the top 20% of education majors.

Throughout the pageant the candidates competed in six distinct categories of judging: Scholastic Achievement, Service to School and Community, Personal Development, Personality Poise and Projection in evening wear, a General Awareness Test and Interview. President, Sunny Hill, stated: โ€œThis pageant is not a typical beauty pageant, with sixty percent of our judging completed prior to the judges even seeing the young ladies. American Pageants Organization highlights achievement and promotes confidence in the leaders of tomorrow.โ€

The outgoing titleholders crowned their successors at the conclusion of the event: Little Miss of America 2017, Bailey Oโ€™Dell, Young Miss of America 2017, Chesney Seagraves, Junior Miss of America 2017, Giselle Ashton, and Miss Teen of America 2017, Serena Zamarripa.

Other highlights of the weekend include: Special Olympics Inclusion Event at Wonder Works, Charming Charlie Shopping Event at Pointe Orlando, and a Pajama Jam get-acquainted party to meet all of the candidates. Haley Clover, Miss Teen of New York 2006, emceed the Pageant Final and Pageant Planet hosted the live event on social media networks. Candidates greatly enjoyed time at both Pointe Orlando and the Hyatt Regency, which was American Pageants host hotel.

About the American Pageants Organization:

The Miss Teen of America Scholarship and Recognition Pageant was founded in 1983 by Mr. Warren Alexander, a former educator and pageant director, and designed to help Americaโ€™s youth reach their full potential. The scholastically based pageant recognizes young women for their outstanding personal achievements, leadership abilities, and artistic, creative or athletic talents. With no judging focused on beauty or attire, the pageant strives to promote confidence and anย Accent on Achievement. In 2017, the Miss Teen of America Organization rebranded as American Pageants to include additional age divisions: Little Miss of America (ages 7-9), Young Miss of America (ages 10-12), Junior Miss of America (ages 13-15), Miss Teen of America (ages 16-18) and Miss of America (19-26).

To schedule a titleholder for an appearance, please contact American Pageants atย 952-405-8882ย orย [email protected]. For more information, please visitย www.americanpageants.org.

Full List of Awards:

Little Miss of America

  • Little Miss of America 2018: Kailey Turner โ€“ Floresville, Texas
  • First Runner-Up: Haylee Wilke โ€“ Brock, Texas

Young Miss of America

  • Young Miss of America 2018: Lindy Harano โ€“ Burleson, Texas

Junior Miss of America

  • Junior Miss of America 2018: Haven Watts โ€“ Joshua, Texas
  • First Runner-Up: Star Diavolikis โ€“ Toppenish, Washington
  • Second Runner-Up: Shelby Smith โ€“ Fitzgerald, Georgia
  • Third Runner-Up: Grace Brody โ€“ Chattanooga, Tennessee

Miss Teen of America

  • Miss Teen of America 2018: Alana Castle โ€“ Canton, Pennsylvania
  • First Runner-Up: Shelby Bellah โ€“ Murray, Kentucky
  • Second Runner-Up: Anna Becker โ€“ Maple Lake, Minnesota
  • Third Runner-Up: Maya Roberts โ€“ Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Merit Finalists: ย 

  • Katlyn Mass โ€“ Bolivar, Missouri
  • Julissa Virrey โ€“ Walla Walla, Washington
  • ย Charnae Payne โ€“ Cinnaminson, New Jersey
  • Mahala Doyle โ€“ Chelsea, Iowa
  • MaKaylee Steiner โ€“ Mineral Wells, Texas

Miss of America

  • Miss of America 2018: Sarah Jensen โ€“ Weiser, Idaho
  • First Runner-Up: Ashley Becker โ€“ Maple Lake, Minnesota

Preliminary Judging Category Awards

General Awareness:

  • Miss Teen of Iowa โ€“ Mahala Doyle
  • Miss of Iowa โ€“ Alex Place

Academic Excellence:

  • Miss Teen of Texas โ€“ MaKaylee Steiner

Service & Achievement:

  • Young Miss of Minnesota โ€“ Ava Ernst

Personal Development:

  • Junior Miss of Texas โ€“ Haven Watts

Interview:

  • Little Miss of Texas โ€“ Kailey Turner

Personality Projection & Poise:

  • Miss Teen of Washington โ€“ Julissa Virrey

Optional Event Awards

Creative Writing:

  • Miss Teen of the Big Sky โ€“ Kristi Kollar

Photogenic Informal:

  • Young Miss of Minnesota โ€“ Ava Ernst

Photogenic Formal:

  • Junior Miss of Tennessee โ€“ Grace Brody

Art:

  • Miss of the Lone Star State โ€“ Amy Vacek

Sportswear:

  • Junior Miss of Tennessee โ€“ Grace Brody

Talent:

  • Young Miss of Minnesota โ€“ Ava Ernst

Fun Fashion:

  • Little Miss of Central Texas โ€“ Haylee Wilke

Personal Introduction:

  • Little Miss of Texas โ€“ Kailey Turner

Other Awards

Pageant Planet Award:

  • Junior Miss of Georgia โ€“ Shelby Smith

Pageantry Magazine Award:

  • Miss Teen of the Big Sky โ€“ Kristi Kollar

Spirit of American Pageants:

  • Young Miss of Georgia โ€“ Victoria Carroll
  • Miss Teen of the Sooner State โ€“ Sierra Smith

PageantCast Vault: Erin Golden Autograph Card

Erin Golden, Miss International 2009
Erin Golden, Miss International 2009

Erin Golden, Miss International 2009, was one of my favorite titleholders at International that I was able to see crowned. She’s a lovely lady!


If you would like your autograph card featured here on a future Thursday with the PageantCast Vault, autograph your card and either scan it and send it to [email protected] or contact me at the same email and I’ll send you the physical address to mail it to me.

PageantCast Mail Bag: 12/6/2017

We know no one uses mail anymore, but here in the mailbag we put a selection of Instagram posts, Facebook posts and Twitter posts that we’ve been tagged in.

We include posts from silviapessoarodrigues, holly_weselowski, and legalnurse1

Here’s this week’s selection:

I Dare You โš ๏ธ. …. I dare you, no, I triple dare you to NOT wait for the ‘opportune’ time to go after something you have been wanting in life ๐Ÿ™ŠSeriously though, don’t wait for perfect conditions to start your goals or dreams because those conditions of ‘perfect’ are very unlikely to occur anytime soon๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘. ….. The truth is that the most talented, the most successful, the brightest, hardest, hustle savvy & might I add worthy individuals are often incredibly tapped out, busy, up to their ears in ‘to do’ lists and are bouncing off the walls, beating their heads against walls, falling, failing and coming across unsightly obstacles – โš ๏ธโš ๏ธโš ๏ธ. …. But this doesn’t stop them. They aren’t pushed down or discouraged by the trials, they understand that despite all the imperfect crap they endure that there will never be a more perfect time to address their goals ๐Ÿ‘‘๐ŸŽ–๐Ÿ†. …. If I would’ve waited for the ‘right’ time… well any of the goals I’ve achieved it be to late. The time would have passed me by now and I would still be ‘wishing’ for: ______ – I think it’s very important to remember to be satisfied with your life, but I don’t think there is anything wrong with BETTERING your life and in my eyes, that starts with a goal, a dream ๐Ÿ’ซโœจ๐Ÿ’ซ. ….. So, I really do dare you to step outside of your busy lifestyle box and realize whatever it is you want, go after it! There will never be a more perfect moment to chase after those aspirations ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ˜ Whether it’s physique, career, relationship or personal goals … Go getter baby, I DARE you !! AND Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฆƒ. . . . Photo: @dave_laus ๐Ÿ“ธ. MUA: @lorifabrizio from @twochicksandsomelipstick ๐Ÿ’‹. Location: @studiotwo22 ๐Ÿ›. Fueled by: @dynamisonline ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป. . . . #RN #MrsCanadaGlobe #BikiniPro #OnlineCoach #Trainer #Model #PageantQueen

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PageantCast Vault: Britani Madala Autograph Card

Britani Madala, Miss Racine 2007
Britani Madala, Miss Racine 2007
Britani Madala, Miss Racine 2007
Britani Madala, Miss Racine 2007
Britani Madala, Miss Racine 2007
Britani Madala, Miss Racine 2007

I’ve been lucky enough to know Britani for some time now. This autograph card is from when Britani Madala, Miss Racine 2007 was competing for Miss Wisconsin. Obviously, when she got married, she won Miss Wisconsin United States a few years later as Britani D’Alie.


If you would like your autograph card featured here on a future Thursday with the PageantCast Vault, autograph your card and either scan it and send it to [email protected] or contact me at the same email and I’ll send you the physical address to mail it to me.

PageantCast Mail Bag: 11/29/2017

We know no one uses mail anymore, but here in the mailbag we put a selection of Instagram posts, Facebook posts and Twitter posts that we’ve been tagged in.

Here’s this week’s selection:

Purple Sparkles๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ’Ž. …. I am packing up my day after a fun filled day with @seaneveringham at @powerhousegym it was a lot of fun to go through some of my training I perform to get me into the best bikini shape possible๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ. …. Funny story, we were supposed to video all my body parts today buttttt we realized quickly that this bikini girl has TO MANY Glute exercises to count so we legit only finished my Leg/Glute training cause there are SO freaken many ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ‘. …. So I’ll be filming again this coming spring BUT do stay tuned as the UFE will be showcasing their pros training in a new app we have coming out! And yours truly didn’t skip one Glute exercise that’s for sure ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป I wanted to give the audience all the tools I use to get my glutes stage ready ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป. …. Thank you @seaneveringham & @ufeshows for this incredible opportunity I can’t wait to share it with our audience โค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ. …. Location: #toronto #glengouldstudio. Bikini: @ingridromerobikinis. Spray Tan: @monacosunevents. Brows: @browdownsaskatoon. Fuel: @dynamisonline. . . #BikiniPro #RN #OnlineCoach #ufeworldchampionships #MrsCanadaGlobe

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#MrsCanadaGlobe & #UFE ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ†. …. My evening is filled, I placed 3rd in the pro Glamour category & 1st in the professional Bikini category – 3 World Championships & I cried like it was my 1st time ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ I was able to also present our miss congeniality award as @mrscanadaglobe ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ in of course a red suit โค๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘  I am truly blessed and can’t wait for the rest of my trip as I have a shoot, some travel and some workouts to perform with @seaneveringham as he has a new project he is working on !! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ. …. #Dreaming #PageantQueen #UFEWorldChampionship

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Your Beauty๐Ÿ‘‘. … As a young girl I was bullied, I think we all were at some point in our lives, I was flat chested, boyish and self conscious a lot of my life. I tried to conform to societyโ€™s standards, appease others to the point where I was on egg shells at work, in my relationships and life in general – Iโ€™ll tell you what though: trying to fit into someone elseโ€™s mold or caring what other people think, (or say) about you is a garbage way to live ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™Š …because everyoneโ€™s going to have an opinion about what you are doing, why youโ€™re doing it and allllll the things you SHOULD be doing ๐Ÿค”. … IMO it is MY job to sift through all the negativity, distinguish those that actually care about you (and you care about in return) and utilize the feedback as you see fit ๐Ÿ‘€. … A lot of people might misinterpret my hustle for beauty on the outside as โ€˜tryingโ€™ to fit a societal mold, to me itโ€™s not. My sport is actually very unappealing to some: Iโ€™ve been called too muscular, manly, and the most recent and laughable โ€˜to lean for some guys to handleโ€™ (really?) – I loved this and smiled. My continued quest for health and wellness could never be so superficially based – it would NEVER be sustainable to me! … Do I run outside and breath the fresh air to make others happy? Do I lift weights to fit some image of what a woman โ€˜shouldโ€™ look like? No. … No. No. No. I do it for multiple reasons: because it feels good, because I can be a stronger nurse at work, because I love the sport of bodybuilding and enjoy seeing my body transform, OH and because I donโ€™t need an excuse to adventure and journey in fitness ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š. … I am my own person. On my own mission. With my own goals and dreams. … As long as you are happy, ROCK YOU – forget the noise, be kind to others and be beautiful inside AND outside to reap ALL the benefits health and fitness can offer you ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’•. … Photo: @dave_laus. MUA: @nik1cort. Location: @studiotwo22 #TO. Weekend: @ufeshows Representing: @mrscanadaglobe in anticipation for @mrs_globe in #China anddddd only 2 weeks out ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป. . . #RN #MrsCanadaGlobe #BikiniPro #OnlineCoach #yxe

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Miss Universe photos available at our Facebook Page!

Rachel Peters, Miss Philippines 2017 competes on stage in her evening gown during the MISS UNIVERSEยฎ Preliminary Competition at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on November 20, 2017. The contestants have spent the last week touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Las Vegas, NV. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, November 26, live from the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to see who will become the next Miss Universe. HO/The Miss Universe Organization
Rachel Peters, Miss Philippines 2017

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