Janice McQueen Ward, Life Coach

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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

Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields
(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 [email protected]unitedstatesnationalpageants.com.

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

 FOUR-NIGHT TICKET PACKAGES
AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH TICKETMASTER

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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Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields attends Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Annual Momentum in Orlando

MISS AMERICA 2017 SAVVY SHIELDS
ATTENDS CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS
ANNUAL MOMENTUM EVENT IN ORLANDO

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Atlantic City, NJ (March 28, 2017) – Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields traveled to Orlando, FL, last week to attend the annual Children’s Miracle Network Momentum events. Momentum is an annual conference where partners of CMN Hospitals are celebrated for their accomplishments in raising awareness and funds for the 170 member CMN Hospitals across North America.

Throughout the week, Savvy helped recognize fundraising innovations, celebrate major milestones, and highlight the Champion ambassadors representing the millions of kids who benefit from funds raised to support CMN Hospitals each year. Since 2007, Miss America contestants have proudly raised over $15 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships.

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Savvy was joined by the Chief Operating Officer of the Miss America Organization, Josh Randle, to host a Facebook Live event where they talked about the Miss America Organization’s partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, as well as Savvy’s service as the National Goodwill Ambassador.

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Savvy also helped during the medal ceremony, hosted by Nick Cannon, where Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Ambassadors were honored on stage for being courageous in light of battling life-threatening illnesses.

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This incredible week of events culminated in Gainesville, FL, where Savvy helped motivate dancers at the University of Florida Dance Marathon to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Savvy will continue to advocate for CMN Hospitals throughout her year of service, including the 3rd annual Miss America Serves event taking place across the country on April 8th. For more information on Miss America Serves and how you can get involved in raising funds for your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and Miss America State scholarships, visit:www.missamericaserves.org.

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.

Miss America Announces Official Partnership with FX Group

Atlantic City, NJ (May 15, 2017) – The Miss America Organization announced today it has reached a creative deal with FX Group to produce the annual Miss America Competition Magazine.

The agreement includes the development of new multimedia content, as well as the pursuit of sponsorship opportunities from luxury lifestyle, beverage, travel, automotive, and other brands.

“We are excited to welcome FX Group as a media partner,” said Josh Randle, chief operating officer of The Miss America Organization. “FX Group has earned a stellar reputation in the custom publishing, marketing, and advertising arenas, and we look forward to putting their expertise to work for us as we prepare to celebrate our 97th anniversary in September.”

The Miss America Organization selected FX Group because of its long-standing partnerships with some of the most well-known awards shows in the entertainment industry, including the GRAMMY, Latin GRAMMY, Billboard Music, Country Music, and American Music awards. FX Group produces the official commemorative programs of these and other awards shows.

“We look forward to connecting The Miss America Organization to other iconic lifestyle brands that we have worked closely with for years,” said Kristian Krempel, president of FX Group.

The Miss America Organization, based in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to women.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social media and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show: #MissAmerica.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missamerica
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamericaorg
Instagram: https://instagram.com/missamericaorg
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MissAmericaOrg
Tumblr: http://blog.missamerica.org/
Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

Tickets to “The 2018 Miss America Competition” will be available for purchase on Ticketmaster in the coming weeks.

For more information on “The 2018 Miss America Competition,” please visit the Miss America Organization’s website at www.MissAmerica.org.


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 FX Group
FX Group is a marketing and media company whose services include television and film production, events, public relations, marketing, advertising, design, and custom publishing for some of the most iconic brands including the Major League Baseball Players Association, GRAMMY Awards, American Music Awards, Emmy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, National Football League, Professional Golf Association Tours, America’s Cup, NASCAR, and the U.S. military.

 

Chrisinda Tkatch, Ms. Canada Globe 2016: Questions from Chatroom

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