Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Pageant Press: Miss Ohio Press

It's great to hear about a former Miss Ohio and her family still helping the program:

Harmonies take center stage at annual show

...The Rev. Bud Couts, the pastor of Goss Memorial Church in Kenmore, and a director of the Derbytown Chorus, will perform both nights with Miss Ohio winners. On Feb. 29, he’ll sing with the current Miss Ohio, Roberta Camp, and on March 1 he’ll perform with his daughter, Janelle Couts, who was Miss Ohio 2003....

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The city of Mansfield supports Miss Ohio, but I guess sometimes they use it for some comic relief too!

Mansfield's Town Roast pokes fun at local issues

MANSFIELD — Donna Parrella didn’t know what to make of the Rev. Cliff Schutjer’s alter ego, Miss Preachy.

“It’s so different from what he practiced in,” she said of Miss Preachy’s long green gown.

...Organizers settled on a spoof of the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program instead. Before the contestants vamped it up for the near-capacity crowd, a chorus performed “Proud Lydia” in homage to the longtime city mayor. The song noted Reid cut many ribbons during her tenure. were there to see the “beauty” contestants with names like Miss Behavior, Miss Conception and Miss Dysfunction.

Miss Westbrook, a.k.a. Richland County Common Pleas Judge James Henson, poked a little fun at his reputation when he told the crowd his platform. “Vote for me, I’ll set you free,” Miss Westbrook said.

In the question-and-answer session, Sharp asked Miss Westbrook, who looked like Howard Stern with bad glasses, to pick between hell and the News Journal, a frequent critic of the judge.

“It’s a tough call,” he said.Miss Conception, a.k.a. Hutch Blackstone, resembled a bloated Eminem and used unplanned parenthood for a platform.

“If you believe, you can conceive,” Miss Conception said before taking a tumble off the stage.

Miss Dysfunction, a.k.a. Commissioner Ed Olson, wore sparkly silver shoes to offset her stunning ensemble. Her platform was getting performance-enhancing drugs out of professional cornhole.

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