What Others Are Saying About “The 2018 Miss America Competition”

What Others Are Saying

Photo: The Miss America Organization/Bruce V. Boyajian
Photo: The Miss America Organization/Bruce V. Boyajian
The Washington Post

New Miss America: US needs seat at Paris climate pact table:
“On Monday, after taking the winner’s traditional morning-after dip in the Atlantic City surf, Mund reiterated that the U.S. should be part of the talks on greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming. “My onstage question answer was just my personal opinion,” she told The Associated Press. “I think everyone has a right to think what they want. But it’s important to have a spot at the negotiating table.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer

At Miss America 2018, a refreshing turn from sizzle to substance:
“The evening gowns, the epic smiling, and all those waterfalls of hair onstage in the appealingly venerable venue of Boardwalk Hall were almost intoxicating… this year’s competition may well be remembered for taking its contestants seriously enough to ask them serious questions.”

USAToday.com

Miss America 2018 Cara Mund on wanting to run for office and winning the crown:
“Politics played a large part in the competition this year, with several politically-minded questions from judges during the question and answer segment. “We are the largest scholarship provider, so you should be up-to-date on your current events, and you should also have an opinion,” she said. “I don’t think other people are going to share the same opinion nor do I expect them to but the fact that each one of us knew exactly what was going on in the world, we were able to form an opinion and also to back it up.”

CNBC.com

The Ivy League grad who just became Miss America says this mentality led to her success:
“Mund believes that by entering the political arena, she can be a champion for change as it relates to reproductive rights and health care. “We need equal perspective. I’d love to see equal representation,” says Mund. “It’s important for women to join this conversation.”

The Press of Atlantic City

Miss America Cara Mund talks “dreams coming true” and granting wishes
“…Mund will also spend her year working with the Miss America Organization’s official charity partner, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Mund’s personal platform as Miss North Dakota was “Make-A-Wish Passion with Fashion,” and she was a “Certified Wish Granter” with the Make-A-Wish organization.”I think one thing people don’t realize is that Make-A-Wish children are often Children’s Miracle Network children,” Mund said. “While Children’s Miracle Network saves children’s lives, Make-A-Wish can enhance it.”

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About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, awards millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 51 organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $16 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007.

Rebekah Negrete, Mrs. International™ 2007

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Original Release: 12/19/2005

Rebekah Negrete, Mrs. International™ 2007

Interview with Rebekah Negrete, Mrs. International™ 2007

Interview was recorded July 2011 at the Mrs. International Pageant in Chicago, IL

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Miss Megaverse blasts off on the pageant scene!

A new pageant is in town folks!

Siria Ysabel Bojorquez, Miss Multiverse 2016 - Siria's passions and platform
Siria Ysabel Bojorquez, Miss Multiverse 2016 – Siria’s passions and platform

Miss & Mrs Megaverse an international personality contest and & reality TV program coming to Punta Cana the second week of December! Megaverse is run by friend of the PageantCast, Liinda Grandia. You may know Liinda as the director of Miss Multiverse and Miss Power Woman. We’ve had some of her contestants on the show in the past, such as Yolandi Franken, Miss Multiverse Australia 2016, and Siria Ysabel Bojorquez, Miss Multiverse 2016, and Elvira Fernandez Ocaña, Ms. Power Woman.

Yolandi Franken, Miss Multiverse Australia 2016
Yolandi Franken, Miss Multiverse Australia 2016

You can see those interviews by clicking on the links there. What you’ll learn is that these lovely ladies had an AMAZING experience at their pageants and the competition was really tough. I definitely suggest taking a look at all of them!

Miss & Mrs. Megaverse Logo

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You can find all of lovely Liinda’s pageants and reality TV shows at these links:

PageantCast Vault Autograph Card: Skylar Witte

Skylar Witte, Miss Wisconsin USA 2017
Skylar Witte, Miss Wisconsin USA 2017

I wanted to prove I would include newer autograph cards that I received as well, so here’s one I received recently (in fact, I’ll tend to move the new acquisitions to the head of the line.)  Skylar Witte, Miss Wisconsin USA 2017 recently interviewed on the program and came out to the mighty, might TKPN Studios. We had a blast with our interview of her.


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: 09/27/2017

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:

Annie Jorgensen, Miss High School America 2013

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Original Release: 12/12/2013

Annie Jorgensen, Miss High School America 2013

  • Interview with Annie Jorgensen, Miss High School America 2013

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PageantCast Mail Bag: 09/20/2017

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:

Amanda Moreno, Miss International 2016 – Questions from the Chatroom

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Amanda Moreno, Miss International 2016 – Questions from the Chatroom

  • Amanda Moreno, Miss International 2016 takes questions from the chatroom

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MISS MULTIVERSE AUSTRALIA WINNER ANNOUNCED

Photos by: Aris Suwirto 

Miss Multiverse Australia, Gabrielle Keaton
Miss Multiverse Australia, Gabrielle Keaton

The winner of the model contest ‘Miss Multiverse Australia’ and its Reality TV Show ‘I Am Multiverse – AU’ have been announced last night after a glamorous awards night, held at the Sydney Aquarium.

Miss Multiverse Australia, Gabrielle Keaton
Miss Multiverse Australia, Gabrielle Keaton

Gabrielle Keaton (NSW) was announced the winner of this year’s contest and Season One of the TV Show. She will now represent Australia at the World Contest and TV Show in the Dominican Republic in November.

Miss Multiverse Australia / I Am Multiverse AU is a mix between ‘Next Top Model’, ‘The Apprentice’ and ‘Survivor’.  The show is looking for ladies who are multi-faceted, strong, successful with good physical, emotional and social intelligence.

Miss Multiverse Australia, Gabrielle Keaton
Miss Multiverse Australia, Gabrielle Keaton with runners up Sheralyn Hill and Joie Serrano

Starting with 700 applications, and narrowing it down to 50 finalists, contestants had to survive rigorous challenges and tests. Those contestants who stood out and demonstrated exceptional qualities were chosen as the Top 10 who will fight it out for the winning title – mentally, physically, emotionally and socially.

Testing spans over a period of months where girls are given pre-regional-challenges, followed by the Regional and National Finals. Girls did challenges such as upside down abseiling, flying trapeze, ice skating, cooking challenge, escape hunt, skypeak, photoshoots and much more.

Miss Multiverse Australia contestants
Miss Multiverse Australia contestants

Gabrielle displayed qualities of great business skills, fitness and beauty. She stood out from other contestants throughout the competition and was a hands down winner.

“I am just a girl from the country that loves food” says Gabrielle after being asked how she feels about winning.

The runner up was Sheralyn Hill from Victoria and the second runner up was Joie Serrano form Queensland.  Joie and Sheralyn’s scores were very close and both displayed wonderful qualities and beauty.

The Awards Night was uniquely held at the Sydney Aquarium in Darling Harbour and provided a beautiful and unique backdrop.

Miss Multiverse Australia, Gabrielle Keaton
Miss Multiverse Australia, Gabrielle Keaton with runners up Sheralyn Hill and Joie Serrano and director Yolandi Franken

Over the next few months the National Director, Yolandi Franken, will work closely with Gabrielle Keaton to prepare her for the world finals. The focus will be fitness and endurance so that she is physically prepared for the physical tests at the world finals.  They will also perfect her photographic and catwalk skills as well as mental preparation.

Miss Multiverse Australia contestants
Miss Multiverse Australia contestants

It was a very successful year for Miss Multiverse Australia and had fantastic sponsors such as Sealife Aquarium, Quest Macquarie Park, Moet and Chandon, Captain Cook Cruises, GoCatch, Woolworths Marsfield, Pure Fine Foods, MiWater, Vitamin by Sonalika, StarCentral Managzine, Green Frog Adventures, Urban Quest in Melbourne, The Port in Darling Harbour, Status Anxiety, Kapow Teeth Whitening, Kingpin Strathfield, Isabella Jewellery, Hair & Beauty Expo, Cirque Espace, AHC, Bondi Pizza, Stylish Pics, Macquarie Ice Skating, Escape Hunt, Skypeak, Go Bananas.

‘Miss America’ Makes ABC the No. 1 Non-Sports Net in Its 2-Hour Time Slot, Generating 3-Month Highs Against the NFL on Sunday From 9-11 p.m.

‘The 2018 Miss America Competition’ Holds Strong
Against Big NFL Competition and the Impact of Hurricane Irma,
Growing Year Over Year With Women 18-34

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (September 13, 2017) – “The 2018 Miss

Cara Mund, Miss America 2018
Cara Mund, Miss America 2018

America Competition” (9:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.6 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49): On a night where millions of viewers lost electricity due to Hurricane Irma and opposite big NFL-fueled competition from the season opener of NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” (New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys) and Fox’s NFL overrun-inflated lineup with the highly promoted series debut of “The Orville,” ABC’s Sunday 9:00-11:00 p.m. broadcast of “The 2018 Miss America Competition” built on its lead-in and surged by 1.3 million viewers (5.0 million to 6.3 million) and 18% in Adults 18-49 (1.1/3 to 1.3/5) from its first half-hour to its final half-hour.During its final half-hour from 10:30-11:00 p.m. as Miss North Dakota Cara Mund was crowned, “The Miss America Competition” pulled in 6.3 million viewers and a 1.3 rating, 5 share with young adults. ABC stood as the No. 1 non-sports network in the 2-hour time slot with Total Viewers (5.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.2/4).

• In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, “The 2018 Miss America Competition” attracted ABC’s best numbers in the 2-hour time period in 3 months – 6/11/17.

• Despite the extraordinary weather circumstances and competition, “The Miss America Competition” retained nearly all of its year-ago results with Total Viewers (89%) and Adults 18-49 (92%), while holding 100% in Adults 18-34 and growing 8% in Women 18-34.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 9/10/17.

[PAGEANTCAST: 5.6 Million is the lowest rated Miss America since 2010. This press release was written by Miss America. ]