Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ohio Pageant News and Miss America PR


Vote for Miss Ohio!
Hopefully the Miss America judges will love Miss Ohio, Roberta Camp, but just in case... CLICK HERE to vote to possibly make her "America's Pick" and the 16th semifinalist. It literally took me 20 seconds to fill in my birthday, email and zip code in order to vote for her. Good luck Roberta!

Caitlin’s Closet Challenge
If you would like to help Ohio in Caitlin’s Closet Challenge, send dresses to Drena McCurdy's dress shop, Theresa Ann's 20 Industrial Dr # 20A Lexington, Ohio 44904. Note, Drena is leaving for Vegas January 20th, so get them in the mail today, and mark them accordingly. (What is Caitlin's Closet Challenge? CLICK HERE)

Help Miss Ohio Reach her CMN Goal!
CLICK HERE to help Roberta reach her $1,000 CMN donation for Miss America.


America’s Dream Queen

Last fall in St. Mary's I was crowned the "Great American Dream Queen;" this coming November the pageant will have a slightly different name and is seeking contestants from across the nation!

Phases of competition: Talent, Aerobic Wear, Evening Gown and Onstage Question

Ages 27-60

$1,000 to first place winner
$400 entry fee includes lodging and meals

Contestants may be married, single or divorced.

To be held at the Lima Civic Center; Now seeking contestants call Leslie Townsend at 419.852.0950

*** This is a national competition. ***

Ohio's International Pageant

Applications are now being accepted for Ohio's Miss International pageant title (age 19-29).

The State Pageant will take place March 13-16 at the historic Secrest Auditorium in charming downtown Zanesville, Ohio… centrally located along I-70. Submit your application today, along with a $50 deposit to secure your local title. We will accept the first 30 most qualified young women into the Miss International pageant. Applications are available online at www.ohiointernational.com. Contact us today with questions, and allow us to help make your dreams a reality!

The information I received was obviously targeted toward Miss; but I assume they're also looking for Teen (age 13-18) and Mrs. (age 21-56) contestants.

Miss Lexington Pageant scheduled April 26

The 31st Miss Lexington Pageant, sponsored by the Lexington Women's Club, will be April 26.

High school girls who live in the Lexington Local Schools district can sign up in the high school office. For more information, call Executive Director Drena McCurdy at 419-884-1992 or 419-884-2915.

The Miss Lexington Forum will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Eastern Elementary School, 155 Castor Road. Attendance is mandatory for all contestants. "We welcome and encourage parents to attend. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions and obtain all necessary forms for the pageant," McCurdy said.


Join Former and Present Miss Americas for a Special Luncheon at Neiman Marcus on Thursday, January 24 in Las Vegas

Neiman Marcus of Las Vegas will be hosting our much loved Miss Americas along with Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Caitlin Brunnell. This extraordinary event will be held on Thursday, January 24 at 12:15pm at the exclusive Mariposa Restaurant (second level, Neiman Marcus). Tickets can be purchased at the door, but space is limited so please call to make your reservation today. There will also be a raffle for fabulous baskets, one of which will have two tickets to the 2008 Miss America Pageant.

The cost for this event is $150.00, which will benefit the Miss America Scholarship Program. Your payment is tax deductable and all checks should be made out to The Miss America Scholarship Organization/CFNJ (payable at door).

Phyllis George, Miss America 1971 and Lynn Hackerman Weidner, Miss New Jersey 1971, will once again host this special luncheon. Please join us for this unique event and help us to raise money for the Miss America Scholarship Program.

To book your reservations, call 702-697-7368 by January 20.

The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. For more information please visit
www.missamerica.org. Thank you for your support.



Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson Makes Celebrity Appearance on FOX's ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? on January 17 when Lauren will earn cash for the MAO Scholarship Fund

A special celebrity edition of Fox’s Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? is set to hit TV screens on January 17 8:00-9:00PM ET/PT. Celebrity contestants this season have included
Clay Aiken and Kellie Pickler (both of American Idol fame), Regis Philbin (Live with Regis and Kelly), TV personality Billy Bush, skateboarder Tony Hawk, and this week, Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson.

The hit game show, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, is a game show that tests an adult’s knowledge against - you guessed it - a 5th grader’s. Contestants are asked questions in subjects from math to social studies to art, with the questions ranging from first to fifth grade-level. Watch as Lauren earns cash for the Miss America Scholarship Fund, which makes available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance at the state, local and national levels, helping young women all across the country to reach their dreams and goals.

Tune in this Thursday, January 17, to see Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? on FOX.


Miss America Ringtone and Wallpaper Features Bert Parks legendary song “There She Is”

With the new Miss America ringtone, fans of the 87-year tradition can experience the thrill of a Miss America crowning moment every time their cellular phone rings. “There She Is, Miss America,” as performed by longtime master of ceremonies Bert Parks is now available as a ringtone exclusively through select mobile carriers.

“The release of the new ringtone coincides with the build-up of excitement surrounding the countdown to Miss America Live!, which will air live on TLC from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 26, 2008,” stated Art McMaster, President and CEO of the Miss America Organization.

For just $2.49 you can download the classic Miss America theme song, “There She Is, Miss America” as a ringtone for your mobile phone. Download the ring tone today so that all the ‘Miss Americas’ in your life can have this classic song play every time they call your phone. Text the word MISS to 74466 to download the “There She Is, Miss America” ringtone. Charge will be added to your cell phone bill.

For only $1.99 you can download the official Miss America Crown as wallpaper for your mobile phone. Customize your mobile phone screen with this iconic symbol that is sort after by many, but worn by only a few. Text the word CROWN to 74466 to download the Miss America as wallpaper for your mobile phone. Charge will be added to your cell phone bill.


Note, the RSVP deadline has past for this event, so this is just an FYI of what’s going on…

Robin Leach to Host Miss America Evening of Dreams Gala Event At Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

On Friday, January 25, The Miss America Evening of Dreams Gala will be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. This exclusive gala event with all 52 Miss America contestants will take place the night before Miss America Live! and benefits Children’s Miracle Network and the Miss America Scholarship Fund. Our special Host for the evening will be the always fabulous “Luxe Life” bon vivant, Robin Leach, along with Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson.

A red carpet arrival with the contestants, the Mayor of Las Vegas and other dignitaries, guests will be swept into a magical evening of entertainment and gourmet dining. Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson will also perform and the special entertainment for the evening will be a live concert performance by Destino, the new “popera” tenor sensation.

Location: Planet Hollywood Resort & CasinoLas Vegas, Nevada
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $1,000/plate
Dress: Black Tie (optional)

Your $1,000 donation will benefit Children’s Miracle Network, which helps kids in children’s hospitals throughout North America, and the Miss America Scholarship Fund. Included in the cost of your donation is a VIP ticket, with preferred orchestra level seating, to the 2008 Miss America Live! event on Saturday, January 26.You may also sponsor the Evening of Dreams for $5,000. This will include placement of your corporate identity on stage and in the event program. Space is extremely limited. To reserve your place as one of only 200 guests, please fill out the
reservation form and submit your donation today.


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