Sunday, February 25, 2007

Congratulations to the New Miss Greater Dayton, Jillian Dansko!

This afternoon Jillian Dansko was crowned the new Miss Greater Dayton! Jillian is a Communications major at John Carroll University; she performed a tap dance to "Drums" and promotes artistic involvement for the disabled. Jillian exemplifies the perseverance which is necessary for success with her extensive pageant resume. After competing in many preliminary pageants she won the last pageant of the season, Miss Buckeye State, back in 2004. With her first title she was named to the Top 10 at Miss Ohio, after which she went back to a lot of competing, finally winning one of the very first pageants of the 05/06 pageant season, Miss North Coast. Thus, Miss Greater Dayton will be her third attempt at the Miss Ohio crown.

Tonight Jillian also won the Outstanding Interview and Swimsuit awards. [Above, Becky Minger crowns Jillian; photo by PSK Innovations.]

First Runner-up, Alyssa Hanson, a student at Oakwood High School, is new to the Miss Ohio pageants. Her platform is "Embracing Identity Through Personal Achievement" and she sang “Reflection."

Katie Camp was named Second Runner-up; she also won the Outstanding Evening Gown and Talent awards, appropriately considering she is a dance major at Wright State University. Katie performed a tap dance to "Sandman" and promotes the arts as her platform. Katie has no doubt raked in the money by often being a runner-up, but is still in search of a crown!

Amy Allen was named Third Runner-up. She is a graduate student at Mt. Vernon Nazarene College pursuing a Master of Business Administration. Amy sang "I'll Forget You," and works with Habitat for Humanity. She often wins Spirit Awards and I’m so excited some judges have finally opened their eyes to what the rest of us have been seeing!

Kyrsten Chamber was named Fourth Runner-up; Kyrsten studies Political Science and Communications at Miami University of Ohio. She is quite devoted to her platform, Youth Literature and performed a Tahitian dance. She is looking for her second crown, having been Miss West Central Ohio.

Congrats to all! Sorry this blog was a bit delayed… I don’t work too quickly while watching the Academy Awards! So far it seems off-the-shoulder cap sleeves or asymmetric single straps on the gowns is the “it” look, as well as silvers, red and black. Also, I’m so disappointed that Jennifer Hudson just won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar… Dreamgirls was good, but not that good!

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