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The DVD features Miss America 2018 Cara Mund,
Miss Alabama Jessica Procter, Miss District of Columbia Briana Kinsey,
Miss Missouri Jennifer Davis, Miss New Jersey Kaitlyn Shoeffel,
Miss Louisiana Laryssa Bonacquisti, and Miss Texas Margana Wood.

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2018 Miss America Interview DVD
2018 Miss America Interview DVD
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 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.
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In Case You Missed It: Gretchen Carlson’s Exclusive First Interview on GMA

Gretchen Carlson's Exclusive First Interview on GMA

Click the link below to watch Gretchen Carlson’s
exclusive first interview since being named
Chair of the Miss America Board of Directors.

Good Morning America Interview


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 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM

MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM
GRETCHEN CARLSON, MISS AMERICA 1989, TO ASSUME CHAIRMAN OF THE MISS AMERICA BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Monday, January 1, 2018

The Miss America Organization Board of Directors announced today the election of Gretchen Carlson, Miss America 1989, as the organization’s new Chairman effective immediately.

Also effective immediately, the Board approved the addition of Laura Kaeppeler Fleiss, Miss America 2012, Heather French Henry, Miss America 2000, and Kate Shindle, Miss America 1998 to the Board as Directors.

Most previously serving Directors have resigned from the Board.  According to Dan Meyers, the interim Board Chairman, resignations from the Board were timed to ensure the organization had a continuing governance structure.  “It has been important to the Directors that incoming leadership be provided with what it needs to drive this American icon in a new direction.” said Meyers.

Incoming Chairman Gretchen Carlson thanked the Board of Directors for their personal and financial support to the organization over many years.  “Everyone has been stunned by the events of the last several days, and this has not been easy for anyone who loves this program. In the end, we all want a strong, relevant Miss America and we appreciate the existing board taking the steps necessary to quickly begin stabilizing the organization for the future.”  She added she wanted to personally thank Mr. Meyers for facilitating the transfer of the organization’s leadership.

Ms. Carlson further stated that she and the new Board would immediately work with all Miss America stakeholders, including the organization’s state executive directors and former state titleholders, to continue an ongoing inclusive and transparent process to identify additional new board members and management. She added that the new Board also looks forward to working with the organization’s many sponsors, seeking input while creating a viable, forward-looking Miss America Organization for this and future generations of young women.


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 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

Press Release from Miss America Organization

Happy New Year! From Miss Multiverse

Happy Holidays from all of us at Miss Multiverse!

Letter from the Chairman of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen

I received this in email and really hadn’t seen this in other blogs. So, I offer it here, unaltered:

Dear MAOTeen friends,
I know that many of you are wondering about the future of MAOTeen in light of the recent issues reported in the media concerning the Miss America Organization.  I honestly do not know how this is going to affect MAOTeen, but the MAOTeen Board of Directors are committed to safeguarding this organization.
Today, I want to focus on this incredible program that began 13 years ago as an idea that would help our big sister, Miss America.  Realizing that we were adding a new program with more work to make it successful, I still marvel that so many embraced this new idea and at the success that we have been able to acquire.
Along the way, there have been a few roadblocks, but we have always worked our way through every obstacle, thinking about the teens and parents who have benefitted so tremendously through this program.
I am thinking about the volunteers across this country who give so freely of their time and resources.  These people deserve our applause, respect, and a million heartfelt “thank you’s”.  I am thinking about our sponsors and college partners who have seen the value of the young women who participate in the well-being of their own communities and world.  I am thinking of the parents who nurture in their daughters this desire to be outstanding young women, and I am thinking of each teen (many now adults with families of their own) who joined our MAOTeen family and brought such energy and passion in their participation. ALL of our former winners and the current titleholder are outstanding young women who are exemplary of what this is all about! There are literally thousands of young women across this country who can say they are a part of this family and I am proud of each of them!
A benchmark of this organization has always been respect, in word and deed.  Without respect, it is impossible to build a program that honors the accomplishments of the teens who put their trust in our leadership.  We must respect everyone who participates in this organization and we must honor every person, male or female, who believes in the mission of MAOTeen, Inc.  Without respect, this organization would not and cannot survive.
In the age of internet communication, our words have the power to build up and destroy.  The internet has added a layer of judgement and control that we do not fully understand. There are no secrets anymore.  My husband has often said that he uses his phone as if it is tapped and the internet as if his words were being read to his wife and children. Wise advice from a very wise man.
My friends, as we travel the journey of the next few weeks and beyond, I hope we will all remember our individual gifts that we have so freely given to the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organizations.  The sum of these very special gifts has formed the basis for a program that has few equals.  Let us be proud of what we have ALL built and let us respect and love each other as we work to save these valuable programs for future generations.
Blessings for a beautiful holiday season,
In kindness and respect,
Donna Bozarth
Chairman of the Board
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Inc.

Shop Miss America this holiday season!

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Still searching for the perfect holiday gift?Shop the Miss America Store for great gifts including
the one-of-a-kind commemorative ornament
featuring Miss America 2018 Cara Mund
or the Miss America crown cookie cutter for just $15!

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Also available through Miss America’s official jeweler,
the 2018 Miss America Collection by American Gem Co
has some sparkle for everyone this holiday season.
This beautiful line of jewelry is made with gems
that are mined and hand-crafted in the United States.
Shop the Miss America Collection today.

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 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.
Don’t forget to get social!
Follow us on Twitter: @MissAmerica & @ MissAmericaOrg
Instagram: @MissAmerica and
www.Facebook.com/MissAmerica

Tune-in Alert: Miss America 2018 Cara Mund in the QVC West Chester Christmas Parade

Miss America 2018 Cara Mund at Christmas
Miss America 2018 Cara Mund at Christmas

Tune-in to catch Miss America 2018 Cara Mund in the
QVC West Chester Christmas Parade!

Local- Philadelphia Market 6ABC

12/23: 7:00 PM

National- QVC Network
12/24: 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 11:58PM
12/25: 3:16 AM, 8:25 AM, 11:48 AM, 4:15 PM, 7:00 PM
12/26: 12:41 AM

*All times (EST) check your local listings

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 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.
Don’t forget to get social!
Follow us on Twitter: @MissAmerica & @ MissAmericaOrg
Instagram: @MissAmerica and
www.Facebook.com/MissAmerica