Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Congrats to the New Miss Open City, Samantha Eggers and New Miss Brookville, Amanda Pitcock!

*This post has been edited; scroll below for more info on Amanda Pitcock. **

It’s okay to proudly, publicly display illegal activity and still be a pageant titleholder.

April Fools!

Maybe that's why it took so long to do something about this situation, so it could be an April Fools joke... But we all know it's not a laughing matter and I'm happy to report that it's over!

It's official- Zephylia Khooblall is no longer Miss Open City. While I don't know if she stepped down on her own, or was forced to, her First Runner-up has taken over.

The new Miss Open City is Samantha Eggers; she was the Outstanding Talent Award winner at the local pageant. This is not surprising considering she debuted on Broadway as Lisa (and understudy for Sophie) in MAMMA MIA!

This website, where I got the picture, says she's the youth spokeswoman for migraine research with the National Headache Foundation. I assume that's her platform, but I'm not sure; nor do I know her schooling or if she's still performing in MAMMA MIA. Anyone know?

Samantha’s not the only new titleholder… You may recall two years ago Miss America released rules by which a fair, festival or homecoming queen could apply to compete at the state pageant. CLICK HERE for the guidelines.

Well, it's finally happened here in Ohio... Amanda Pitcock will compete at Miss Ohio as Miss Brookville. She is a Political Science student at Bowling Green State University. She will perform a monologue and she’s selected the timely platform, Rock the Vote.

On a networking site she lists herself as Miss BGSU, but she will compete as Miss Brookville since she also won a pageant there. I was originally confused by this and didn't think BGSU had any such pageant; forgive me, I and scattered and emotional from packing and don't have time to do my usual research. Indeed there was a Mr. and Miss BGSU held this year for the first time. Miss Maumee Valley Becky Minger was a judge; check out HER BLOG for an entry about it.

It had seemed Miss Ohio was not implementing this new rule; thus, it is understandable that contestants who have worked very hard to compete in locals will be frustrated. Had they known this was a possibility I'm sure some would have found college or community pageants to sponsor their way to Miss Ohio.

Miss Brookville is simply taking advantage of a legitimate opportunity, but I think she is at a distinct disadvantage entering Miss Ohio and this situation is going to create some justifiable unrest.


  1. There is info online: They had sportswear and evening gown. I believe she won out of 3 girls in her age division.(which normally a MAO local needs 5)

  2. Thanks for the info... I did a quick google search but didn't find anything, would you mind sharing the URL?



  3. Myspace page. Google myspace with the title and that should lead you to it.


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