Saturday, March 15, 2008

Best of Luck to the Ohio International Program!

Today in Zanesville not one, or even two state crowns will be given, but three!

The Ohio International program, which used to be held here in the Toledo area, has been taken over by Andy and Vickie Le Veck and will be held at the Seacrest Auditorium. The Teen pageant will be at 2 p.m., Miss at 5 p.m. and after they put their kids to bed, the Mrs.’ will compete at 8 p.m.!

Miss Ohio local titleholders are invited to wear their crowns and watch for free.

The women above who will be giving up their crowns are Miss Teen Ohio International, who went on to win the national title Miss Teen International (Miss Teen Cincinnati), Alexandra Desantis, Mrs. Ohio International (Mrs. Cincinnati), Kecia Pringle and Miss Ohio International (Miss Columbus), Britany Jordan.

Now, allow me to answer your three burning questions:

#1. Why didn’t I compete? I thought about it, but I’m moving to LA at the beginning of April; thus, had I won, I couldn’t have fulfilled my duties.

#2. Am I going and taking pictures? Yes, Lauren Hogan and I are going to the Miss pageant and meeting a few other fabulous ladies of Ohio pageantry. Of course I’ll take photos, unless an announcement is made otherwise.

#3. Who’s competing? Scroll below...

Teen contestants:

Sierra Moore of Muskingum County
* She was Second Runner-up to the only preliminary pageant, Miss Southeastern Ohio Teen.

Brittney Louise Stahl of Paulding County
* She was a contestant last year.

Kelsey Stevens of Northeast Ohio
* She was Second Runner-up to Miss Ohio Teen USA this year.

Brittani Renee Williamson of Cleveland
* She Second Runner-up last year.

Emileigh Brocklehurst of Central Ohio
* She was Spirit, Gown and Fitness winner at Miss SEO Teen.

Scarlett Rachael Jean Blackmore of Chillicothe
* She was in the Top 15 this past yeat at Miss Ohio Teen USA.

Renae Wright of Southeastern Ohio
* She won entry this pageant in September when she was crowned Miss Southeastern Ohio Teen.

Lisa lwasaki of Pickerington
* She has experience in the Cinderella and Ohio National TeenAger programs.

Taylor Parks of Perrysburg

Athena Maria Hunter of Worthington

CLICK HERE for their photos and platforms.

Miss Contestants:

Miss Muskingum Ashleigh Lemon was Miss Southeastern Ohio 2007, crowned by Miss Ohio contestant, Jenna Wilson.

Miss Bolivar is Amanda Danielle Wanner.

Miss Cincinnati Aliea Smith represented Green Township in 2006 at Miss Ohio USA and made the Top 15 there in 2007; she was 4th Runner-up to Miss Teen Ohio USA 2005.

Miss Cuyahoga County Krystle Formosa is a frequent competitor in Miss Ohio locals.

Miss Dayton Jacquelyn Adams was Third Runner-up to the Teen International crown last year and competed in the past in Miss Ohio locals.

Miss Greater Columbus Meghan Boyd Leak was Fourth Runner-up to Miss Ohio USA 2007 and Congeniality winner, having made the Top 15 the pevious year.

Miss Greene County Heather Lindsay won a Swimsuit preliminary award last year at Miss Ohio (America) as Miss Hamilton, she then made the Top 15 at Miss Ohio USA.

Miss Kent Amanda Stevens represented the Buckeye State at Miss Teen USA as Miss Ohio Teen USA 2003 and made the Top 15 this past November at Miss Ohio USA.

Miss Lake Erie Islands is Ashley Brown

Miss Loveland Kally Addis has competed for the title Miss Ohio USA a few times.

Miss North Central Ohio Ashley Heuberger was Third Runner-up to Miss SEO 2008, Kylie Johnson. She also won the Interview and Commitment to Community Service award.

Miss Rossford Tiffany Schramm was a Top 15 semifinalist at Miss Ohio USA in 2007 and a Top 10 finalist while representing Ohio in 2005 at National American Miss. She is also a former Cleveland Cavalier Girl.

Miss Seven Hills Jillian Dansko is a Miss Ohio (America) Top 10 semifinalist, preliminary Swimsuit winner and three-time local titleholder.

Miss Southeastern Ohio Kylie Johnson won entry into this pageant by besting fourteen other women in the Miss Southeastern Ohio pageant in December. The woman who crowned her, friend, Ashley Lemon will compete with her tonight!

Miss Southern Ohio is Cassie Ann Rice, a past contestant at Miss Portsmouth/ Miss Scioto Valley.

CLICK HERE for their platforms and contestant order (the order above is from a Zanesville Times Recorder photo gallery).

Mrs. Contestants:

Christine Williams of Zanesville

Sherry Holland of Y-City

Gerri Walczak of Perrysburg
* She was First Runner-up last year.

Robin Anderton of Muskingum County

Kristi Szudlo of Greater Columbus

Ocipare “Key” McKinley of Columbus
* She is the production manager of Miss Black Ohio USA and was a contestant last year.

Tammy Harrison of Marion County

Jenny Lewis of Miami Valley

Sandy Dwyer of Greater Dayton
* She was a contestant last year.

Heather Torres of Stark County
* She competed at Miss Ohio (America) as Miss Circleville.

Catherine Todd of Johnstown

Karie Kohl of Circleville
* She was a contestant last year.

Sunny Jergens of Dayton

CLICK HERE for their photos and platforms.


  1. Teen contestant Scarlett Blackmore was top 15 @ Miss Ohio Teen USA 2008.

  2. THANK YOU! I knew her name was familiar, but my late night, half asleep research couldn't figure out why!

    If anyone else has similar info or corrections, please leave a comment... Being a one-woman show means I need your help from time to time. :)


  3. Lisa I. (who won Ohio Teen) is a former Cinderella Teen Pageant winner, Ohio National TeenAger top national contender and some others - I can't remember them all...She is also the current Miss Columbus Teen. :) ~Rachel C.

  4. Thank you so much for printing information about us Abby! I am very appreciative. How did you know that I am the production manager of the Miss Black Ohio USA Scholarship Pageant?! LOL! The Mrs. Ohio International competition was great, the staff "A Class", the judges fantastic and the ladies were fabulous. What a great way to spend the weekend. But the highlight for me was showing off for my husband Markus and winning the Mrs. Ohio Spirit of Competition Award. I was totally humbled and honored! I am totally looking forward to next year!

  5. Thanks for your comment Ocipare.

    I love covering all types of pageants and it’s great to hear the experience was enjoyable for the contestants. I wish I could have watched and photographed the Teen and Mrs. Pageants as well, but I could only make the Miss program.

    I googled all the contestants to find my information. :)



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