Your Gown should fit…your FACE!

Field Guide to Pageants

Your Gown should fit…your FACE!

Pageant coach Michelle Field gives us another great tip about pageants today…your face may be the key to picking the perfect gown for your pageant competition. Learn more in the video!


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PageantCast Gazette: Miss Wisconsin USA 2016

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Original Release: 11/19/2015

PageantCast Gazette: Miss Wisconsin USA 2016


  • Interview with Haley Laundrie, Miss Wisconsin USA 2015 and Kenna Mia Harke, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2015
  • CROWNING CHAMBER: Miss Wisconsin USA 2016
  • Quick shout with Kate Redeker, Miss Wisconsin USA 2016 and Karly Knaus, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2016

Special thanks for all the video and photos from the Miss Wisconsin USA and Miss Wisconsin Teen USA Organization for the incredible access and hospitality!


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The Miss America Foundation – 2016 Scholarship Recipients

Atlantic City, NJ (February 6, 2017) –  The Miss America Foundation proudly offers academic and community-based scholarships for current and former contestants to pursue their education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications are received annually and recipients are selected from a national pool based on a variety of criteria. The Miss America Foundation is honored to congratulate and recognize the following 2016 Miss America Foundation scholarship recipients:

Victoria Humphrey & Makayla McCoskey
Victoria Humphrey & Makayla McCoskey

2016 Dr. and Mrs. David B. Allman Medical Scholarship – the recipients are Victoria Humphrey, a 2011 contestant in Florida, and Makayla McCoskey, a 2016 contestant in Pennsylvania. Established in memory of Dr. David B. Allman, a past president of the American Medical Association, the Allman Medical Scholarship is a $7,000 scholarship awarded annually, in whole or in part, to one or more current or former contestants who currently study or aspire to enter the field of medicine. This scholarship is funded annually by the Allman Medical Trust, an endowed fund of The Miss America Foundation, Inc.

Autumn Simunek
Autumn Simunek

2016 Jean Bartel for Military Awareness Scholarship – the recipient is Miss South Dakota 2015 Autumn Simunek. Millions of Americans have answered the call to serve their country, and Miss America 1943 Jean Bartel was an ardent supporter of the Armed Forces – having raised over $2.5 million in Series-E war bonds during her reign as Miss America – approximately $34 million in today’s dollars. Established in Jean’s memory, this $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a qualified applicant who has fulfilled a legitimate need in their community through the creation, development, and/or participation in a community-based project or event to support and raise awareness of the brave men and women who dedicate their lives to protect our freedom.

Sarah Kingsbury
Sarah Kingsbury

2016 Tiffany Phillips Scholar-Athlete Scholarship – the recipient is Sarah Kingsbury, a 2016 contestant in Ohio. The Tiffany Phillips Scholar-Athlete Scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of Tiffany Phillips, the teenage daughter of Steve and Dana Phillips of Oregon. Tiffany, who lost her life in a tragic accident in 1998, was both an outstanding scholar and an exceptional athlete. This $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding scholar-athlete who competed at the local, state, or national level during the current year, regardless of whether a title was won. This scholarship is funded jointly by Steve and Dana Phillips and The Miss America Foundation, Inc.

We congratulate these outstanding young women and wish them continued success in their scholastic endeavors!

Applications are now available for the 2017 MAF scholarships. To apply, please contact your Local or State Executive Director for an application.

To establish an endowed scholarship in honor of a loved one or to support our scholarship program, please call 609-344-1800 or visit

About The Miss America Foundation (MAF)
The Miss America Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, proudly offers academic and community-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as endowed scholarships for those young women attending medical school, working in special areas for military service awareness, and in the performing arts.About The Miss America Organization (MAO)

The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, oversees a national network 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.

Source: Miss America Press Release


“The 2018 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live
From Historic Boardwalk Hall In Atlantic City

Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields toe dip
Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields taking part in the traditional toe dip
in Atlantic City wearing a dress by Joseph Ribkoff the morning after her crowning.
(Miss America Organization/Bruce V. Boyajian)

Atlantic City, NJ (February 1, 2017) – The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that the 97th Miss America Competition will return to Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network.  Packed with glitz and glam, the spectacular evening will showcase the serious smarts and tremendous talent of 52 women representing their home states and territories as they compete to bring home the crown. At the conclusion of the intense competition, one woman will win the coveted Miss America title.

“As we barrel towards our 100th Anniversary, I am so proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with dick clark productions, ABC, and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) in Atlantic City as we join forces to create great television and continue celebrating the empowerment of America’s most outstanding young women,” said Sam Haskell, Executive Chairman & CEO of the Miss America Organization.


“The 2018 Miss America Competition” follows three days of Preliminary Competitions and two weeks of various Miss America events held on and around the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk. The 52 contestants will also participate in the celebrated, fan-favorite “Show Us Your Shoes” Parade, which will travel along a two-mile route on the Atlantic City Boardwalk Saturday, September 9.

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Anthony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce “The 2018 Miss America Competition.”

Ticket on sale information for “The 2018 Miss America Competition” will be announced soon.

For updates and information on “The 2018 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at

Press Release from Miss America

Miss & Mrs. United States Titleholders to Visit New Orleans February 9-12, 2017

The United States National Pageant Organization® is excited to announce a local visit to the New Orleans area for community service, appearances, and tours for the national titleholders of the Miss & Mrs. United States pageant!

In conjunction with the Miss Louisiana United States Organization and its sponsors, the national titleholders will be attending two local Mardi Gras Balls, giving back to the community through service projects in town, and riding in the Krewe of Perseus Parade on Sunday, February 12, 2017 in Slidell.

The national titleholders arriving to New Orleans on Thursday, February 9, 2017 include:

  • Little Miss United States 2016 Angel Guerrero of Hawaii
  • Miss Teen United States 2016 Mary McGeorge of Virginia
  • Miss United States 2016 Alayah Benavidez of Texas
  • Ms. Woman United States 2016 Katie Hill of Florida
  • Mrs. United States 2016 Ashley Stremme of North Carolina

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Iris Mittenaere of France crowned Miss Universe

Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe
Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe

Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe France 2016 is crowned Miss Universe at the conclusion The 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Telecast airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29 from the Mall of Asia Arena. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization.

First runner up was Miss Haiti, Raquel Pelissier and second runner up was Miss Colombia, Andrea Tovar.

We’ve attached a gallery of pictures of the lovely Iris Mittenaere, Miss Universe below.

All photos are courtesy of Miss Universe Organization

Camille Anderson, former Miss Fort Worth Texas USA and current television and movie actress

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Original Release: 2006

Camille Anderson, former Miss Fort Worth Texas USA and current television and movie actress

This week’s show:

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  3. Shoutouts to friends on the Frappr Map
  4. Mail Bag: Coed Idol Talent Competition and Forum
  5. Upcoming Interviews
  6. Pageants on Television: Tiara Girls, Miss World on WE, and Miss Universe
  7. Interview with Camille Anderson, former Miss Fort Worth Texas USA and current television and movie actress
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Angel Bhathal, Ms. Galaxy Canada


Angel Bhathal, Ms. Galaxy Canada

  • Interview with Angel Bhathal, Ms. Galaxy Canada


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The new Pageantry Digital is now available

Pageantry Spring 2017

Pageantry Spring 2017
Pageantry Spring 2017

Featuring:Spring is the time of rebirth and everything new… especially when it comes to fashion. This special annual must-have edition sets a new record with over 40 eye-popping pages within our top-rated exclusive Fashion Showcase featuring the industry’s top fashion designers’ newest creations for the 2017 pageant, prom and social occasion season. Keep up with the season’s latest hair and makeup tips to complete your professional or every day look or glide gracefully into the evening with glamour and elegance. We don’t stop there! Catch up with Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach as she prepares to crown her successor. Venture to Anaheim California as we bring you all the highlights of the National American Miss Pageant, and then we’re off to Minnesota for our in-depthcoverage of the Miss Teen of America Pageant. In this current edition meet our featured Winners Circle honorees, Allison Dae, Tricia Travis and Kristabel Kenta-Bibi. Don’t forget, our writers always have you in mind with their expert advice. The Spring 2017 edition of Pageantry will provide you with all the latest fashion, beauty info, inspiration and insider secrets you need to succeed and look your best. From the team who helped found the Glamour Lifestyle Industry in 1962… Pageantry… Celebrating the Glamour Lifestyle!

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Ashley Martinez Appointed as the Director of Marketing for All Divisions of the Miss United States Pageant System

Ashley Martinez
Ashley Martinez

Press Release just received….

Stephi Barton Williams, national director of the Miss United States Pageants, along with Rená Lantrip, national director of the Mrs. United States Pageant, announced internally to the directors and staff on Saturday, January 16, 2017 the appointment of Ashley Martinez as the new Director of Marketing for all divisions of United States National Pageants, Inc. effective immediately.

Martinez is no stranger to pageantry or the Miss United States System. Martinez reigned as Miss Colorado United States 2005 during her undergraduate days living in Denver, Colorado and later reigned as Ms. Louisiana United States 2014 where she was an integral part of rebuilding the system in her home state of Louisiana where she currently resides. Martinez was named the In-State Coordinator for the Miss Louisiana United States Pageant in late 2015 and was responsible for management in state of the titleholders, contestants, and sponsor relations. In that role, Martinez was pivotal in arranging national service projects, partnerships, and state sponsorships to benefit all parties and especially the people of Louisiana following the disastrous floods of 2016. Most recently, Martinez was named the Co-Director for the 2017 Miss Louisiana United States Pageant.

Martinez brings over 10 years of marketing and business acumen to our system. She has worked and excelled in multiple industries and now heads up her own business consulting and literary agency out of Southeast Louisiana with clients that include major literary publications, USA Today Bestselling authors, and international speakers. Martinez also sits on the Board of Directors for Louisiana DECA, the official state organization for DECA, Inc. (one of the largest Career and Technical Education organizations in the world) and volunteers her time serving as the State Association Advisor for the collegiate division.

Following in the steps of her predecessor Shana Teel Purkey, Martinez will now be the official contact for all events and aspects related to the marketing of the United States National Pageants. This includes the handling of all national titleholder appearance and interview requests and acting as the official liaison for national sponsors and prospective sponsors. Martinez will also be developing and implanting an overall corporate marketing strategy and working with the national team of staff members to translate the business objectives into an effective marketing package that will assist in the continued growth of the system and its partnerships.

Stephi Barton-Williams stated, “We are so blessed to have worked with Shana since taking over as the national directors for the United States National Pageants and we are eternally grateful for all she has done for our system. We are excited to have Ashley on board as our new Director of Marketing. We know she will be able to pick up where Shana left off and will work to further strengthen our organization.”

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