Miss & Mrs. United States Pageants Head to Orlando, Florida!

The United States National Pageants Organization®, invites you to join us for our national pageant at the Omni Orlando at Championsgate Resort July 1-8, 2017! Contestants from all across the country will compete for the opportunity to represent the United States over the next year and give a national voice to their platforms and causes.

The United States National Pageant Organization® celebrates intelligent women of all walks of life. Our system is based on a solid commitment to uphold the standards of fairness and integrity. It prides itself in providing an avenue for each young woman to give a voice to those needing to be heard, lend a hand to those less fortunate, and be a compass for those daring to dream. At the local, state, and national level, the Miss United States Pageant gives women the opportunity to promote a platform of community service. Featuring eight divisions – Little Miss, Pre-Teen, Junior Teen, Teen, Miss, Ms., Ms. Woman, and Mrs. – the United States National Pageant Organization® is recognized as “the premier event of its kind” and the largest pageant system for girls and women ages 8+ in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.

The winners of each division will be provided with travel, modeling, appearance, and spokesmodel opportunities throughout the year and will have the chance to make a difference beyond just the state and local level. Most recognized for our organization’s role in the 2000 film, Miss Congeniality starring Sandra Bullock, the Miss United States Pageant is part of the Mrs. United States National Pageants, Inc. brand. The divisions include:

  • Little Miss United States – ages 8-10
  • Miss Pre-Teen United States – ages 11-12
  • Miss Jr. Teen United States – ages 13-15
  • Miss Teen United States – ages 16-19
  • Miss United States – ages 20-29 (never married or given birth)
  • United States – ages 20-29 (may have previously been married and/or given birth)
  • Woman United States – ages 30+
  • United States – married women ages 21+

Over the course of one week, contestants will compete in private interview, evening gown, a state costume runway competition, sportswear (Little Miss and Pre-Teen only), swimsuit (Jr. Teen to Mrs.), and the all important on-stage question.

Press and special guests are invited to join us for the preliminary and final shows, as well as participate in interviews of our reigning national titleholders, national staff, and contestants. Preliminary show times will be announced shortly with a divisional breakdown. Finals will be held on:

  • July 5, 2017 – Little Miss and Miss Pre-Teen United States 2017
  • July 7, 2017 – Miss Jr. Teen, Teen, Ms., and Ms. Woman United States 2017
  • July 8, 2017 – Miss & Mrs. United States 2017

Interviews with the newly crowned titleholders will be permitted to those with press credentials following the after crowning photos on stage after each final competition.

Tickets to the competition shows will be available to the general public online beginning June 21, 2017.

SOURCE: Miss/Mrs. United States

You can learn more about our titleholders, directors, and divisions by visiting our websites:

www.unitedstatesnationalpageants.com

www.mrsunitedstates.com

Local Miracle Maker Awards

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Photo by Bruce V. Boyajian

Above (Left to Right): The 2017 Local Miracle Maker Award ceremony on the Miss America stage in Atlantic City with Kelli Davis, Director of Celebrity Relations, CMN Hospitals; Marc Angeli, VP of Field Operations, MAO; Local Miracle Maker recipients Hayley Barber (Alabama), Bailey Moses (Arkansas), and LincolnPearce (Louisiana); Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015 and Director of Community Engagement, CMN Hospitals; Betty Cantrell, Miss America 2016; and Josh Randle, President and COO, MAO.
Atlantic City, NJ (June 1, 2017) –  The Miss America Organization (MAO) and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) are pleased to once again present the Local Miracle MakerAward – a fundraising initiative to recognize our most selfless and successful fundraisers at the local level – on stage during the 2018 Miss America Competition in September.

Together, MAO and CMN Hospitals will recognize three (3) winners on stage with a special scholarship. We hope to see more local contestants going above and beyond their fundraising efforts to achieve this wonderful award and recognition.

Eligibility: Recipients must be local titleholders who raise the most funds from the start of their local fundraising efforts to the beginning of their state competition.

How funds will be calculated: Regardless of your State Miracle Maker Award deadline, all local titleholder fundraising that is processed no later than midnight the day before the State Competitionwill be counted to determine the winners for the Local Miracle Maker Award. To reiterate, this initiative does not change your own State Miracle Maker Award deadline. The Local Miracle Maker Award calculation will be consistent across the country.

Prizes: The top three (3) local titleholder fundraisers from across the country will be provided with airfare for two (2), competition tickets for two (2), and accommodations in Atlantic City. The winners will also be invited on the Miss America stage to receive the scholarships listed below during a Preliminary Night Competition.

Local Miracle Maker Award Scholarships:
1st place – $5,000
2nd place – $3,000
3rd place – $2,000

We are excited to honor our top three Local Miracle Makers on the Miss America stage this September. Thank you all for your continued fundraising efforts and your support of the Miss America Organization and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals!

Click the image below to view and download a video message from the CMN Hospitals Champions and Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields!

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About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually.  The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $15 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. For more information, visit www.MissAmerica.org.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals across North America. Every year, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals treat more than 10 million kids – that’s 32 million hospital visits annually. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through corporate partners and fundraising programs. These donations support research and training, purchase equipment, and provide charitable care, all in support of its mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn why member hospitals rely on community support at www.CMNHospitals.org.

Join the Miss America Centennial Club!

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Photos by Bruce V. Boyajian

Experience the “2018 Miss America Competition” like a true VIP! The Centennial Club provides premiere access to its members attending the 2018 Miss America Competition events, taking place September 6th – September 10th, 2017. This exclusive membership opportunity is limited so join today.

Centennial Club membership includes:

  • Six (6) premium runway box seats to the Miss America Competition.
  • Six (6) tickets to private cocktail receptions overlooking the beautiful Miss America stage at Boardwalk Hall prior to all three preliminary evenings and the final night of competition.
  • Two (2) VIP tickets and four (4) General Admission tickets to the official Miss America After Party.
  • Six (6) of the best seats on the Boardwalk for you and five guests to enjoy the annual Miss America “Show Us Your Shoes” Parade.
  • Get the “Miss America Experience” and walk the runway with Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields and enjoy an on-stage photo opportunity!
  • Take a group photo with the new Miss America.
  • Receive six (6) copies of the 2018 Miss America Competition Magazine, autographed by Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields.

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The Centennial Club is the perfect way to entertain your state delegations, corporate clients, VIPs, and sponsors. We invite you to join us for a week filled with exciting events and “members-only” access for the experience of a lifetime!

For more information, contact Liz Brown: [email protected] or call: 609-344-1800.

Source: The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually.  The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $15 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. For more information, visit www.MissAmerica.org.

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The Miss America Organization Announces New President, CFO

Sam Haskell, Executive Chairman & CEO of the Miss America Organization, announced today the elevation of Josh Randle to President and Eli Popicg to Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.

“A wise mentor told me years ago that our future depends on surrounding ourselves with talented and bright young people. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Josh Randle and Eli Popicg enables the vision I have for Miss America to be executed perfectly,” said Sam Haskell. “Our future is secure, and the camaraderie we share with Lynn Weidner and our talented board and staff is paramount.”

At its annual meeting in Washington, DC, the MAO Board of Directors elevated Josh Randle to President & COO of the Miss America Organization. Randle joined MAO in 2015 as Chief Operating Officer and has served as a volunteer Trustee of The Miss America Foundation since 2013. Prior to joining MAO, Randle was the inaugural National Executive Director of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation in the United States, one of the British Royal Family’s principal charities. At 29, Randle is the youngest president in the organization’s history.

“I am incredibly honored and humbled to serve in this capacity,” said Josh Randle. “Miss America is a movement of empowering young women to pursue an education and achieve their dreams, and I am excited to help expand and further that important legacy as we approach our 100th anniversary.”

Eli Popicg was named the new Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of the Miss America Organization. Popicg has served as MAO’s Finance Director since 2015. Prior to joining MAO, Popicg served as Deputy Controller & Deputy to the CFO at BGR Group in Washington, DC.

“I am truly honored and grateful for the opportunity to work for this iconic organization,” said Eli Popicg, “and I very much look forward to working with Sam, Lynn, and Josh to promote and enhance the Miss America brand for many years to come.”

Headquartered in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Miss America Organization was established in 1921 and remains today as the nation’s largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women. In 2016 – together with The Miss America Foundation – the Miss America Organization and its 52 state organizations awarded over $6 million in cash awards and in-kind tuition waivers to contestants at the local, state, and national levels.

Lynn Weidner, Chair of the MAO Board of Directors stated, “With Josh Randle as President & COO and Eli Popicg as CFO, joining our Executive Chairman & CEO Sam Haskell at the helm, I have great confidence in the future of Miss America, and I know that we can look forward to our upcoming second century with renewed energy and focus on our mission of service, scholarship, and the empowerment of America’s young women.”

Miss Multiverse Australia – ‘I Am Multiverse-AU’

 

MISS MULTIVERSE AU MODELS AT VIVID SYDNEY

 Model-contest style Reality TV Show, “I Am Multiverse – AU” will be teaming up with dLux at this year’s edition of sARTorial – VIVID SYDNEY on the 10th of June 2017.

Regional Finalists of this year’s ‘I Am Multiverse AU’ will work with the fashion designers and technology experts on a show like none other.

dLux is presenting sARTorial on 10 June as part of Vivid Ideas 2017 at The Connection, Rhodes in partnership with City of Canada Bay Council. This exciting initiative explores the relationship between fashion, art and technology in a part run-way, part performance-art exhibition. There will be interactive elements to explore and the opportunity to get up close with the futuristic garments and accessories that have been designed by collaborative teams of artists, designers, and technophiles. With a live DJ and a bar this is the most original party Sydney has ever seen!”

“We are so excited about having our models part of such a fantastic initiative. Miss Multiverse girls are modern and multifaceted with good education and an interest in technology. When we discovered sARTorial we could not believe how perfectly they represent what we stand for”, says Producer and National Director, Yolandi Franken.

dLux MediaArts is one of Australia’s key screen and media arts organisations, committed to supporting the development, engagement and experience of contemporary screen and digital media culture. dLux aims to develop partnerships which contribute to new opportunities for digital media practitioners in their local contexts through linking technologies and communities especially in remote and disadvantaged communities.

‘I Am Multiverse – AU’ is the TV Show of the model contest ‘Miss Multiverse – AU’ of which the international version has been going to air for the past few years in America and South America.

The show follows girls from across Australia on their journey to the crown.  Through mental, physical and emotional challenges girls will be eliminated until only one winner is selected to represent Australia at the world finals.

This is not a contest for the faint hearted and to be selected as a Regional or National Finalist girls must have qualities that demonstrate their ability to be multifaceted. Contestants are not only beautiful and fit but also educated, business minded and with great emotional and social intelligence.

Challenges and tests are not revealed to the finalists until they arrive at each challenge.

To find out more, please visit australia.missmultiverse.com

Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields Stuns in Glamorous Sherri Hill Gown on Billboard Pink Carpet

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(Photo courtesy Tom Donoghue Photography)

Atlantic City, NJ (May 22, 2017) –

traveled to Las Vegas yesterday to present an award on stage at the Billboard Music Awards. She was joined on stage by The Bachelorette’s Rachel Lindsay to present the award for Top Country Song to Florida Georgia Line.

Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields
Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields

The Daily Mail showcased Savvy’s glamorous arrival on the pink carpet where she stunned in a sleek Sherri Hill gown with a plunging neckline. Savvy used her EcoTools makeup brushes to highlight her natural beauty and complete her stylish look!

Source: Miss America Organization

Crown Garland, LLC – License Holder of United States National Pageants, Inc. – Named a Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award

President’s Volunteer Service Award
President’s Volunteer Service Award

Crown Garland, LLC, the license holder of The United States National Pageants Organization®, is proud to announce its selection as a Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award!

The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition. The President’s Volunteer Service Award is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and is administered by Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service. Through a shared mission of inspiring more to answer the call to service, the President’s Volunteer Service Award celebrates the impact we can all make in bettering our communities and our world. 
 
The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard through the measuring of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime. 
 
The United States National Pageants Organization® prides itself in providing an avenue for each young woman to give a voice to those needing to be heard, lend a hand to those less fortunate, and be a compass for those daring to dream. At the local, state, and national level, the Miss United States Pageant gives women the opportunity to promote a platform of community service. As the largest pageant system for girls and women ages 8+ in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories, this certification allows us to formally recognize the outstanding commitment to service our contestants and titleholders have exemplified since the founding of our organization 30 years ago. 
 
Recognition of the President’s Volunteer Service Award will begin at the 2017 Miss United States Pageant being held in Orlando, Florida June 30 – July 8, 2017. Official state preliminary pageants beginning this year will also have the opportunity to recognize contestants, titleholders, and community leaders who have met the qualifications for the award. More information about the President’s Volunteer Service Award can be found on the official website, www.presidentialserviceawards.gov. Further information on how to submit hours for the President’s Volunteer Service Award through the United States National Pageants will be available on our website soon.
 
For more information, appearance requests, sponsorship inquiries, or general questions, please contact Ashley Martinez at marketing@unitedstatesnationalpageants.com.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR “THE 2018 MISS AMERICA COMPETITION” LIVE FROM ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2017

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Atlantic City, NJ (May 26, 2017) – It’s time again for the countdown to the crown! Fifty-two talented contestants from across the country will compete for the title of Miss America 2018 onSunday, September 10th, 2017,  broadcast live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on ABC (9:00 – 11:00p.m. /ET).There are many exciting events leading up to the final night of competition, including three nights of preliminaries on September 6th, 7th, and 8th. Four-night ticket packages to the “The 2018 Miss America Competition” are on sale now through Ticketmaster.com or by calling toll-free at 1-800-745-3000.

On Saturday, September 9th, 2017, the 52 contestants will participate in one of Miss America’s most beloved traditions, the Miss America “Show Us Your Shoes” Parade on the Atlantic City boardwalk! Parade Producer Todd Marcocci and his talented team at Under the Sun Productions have created an amazing spectacle for all to enjoy. To purchase reserved seats in our prime viewing area at Kennedy Plaza, click here: Show Us Your Shoes.

For updates on competition week events and other information, visit: www.MissAmerica.org.

Source: Miss America Organization

Sarah Wall Beckman, Interview & Pageant Coach: Questions in the Chatroom

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