Friday, July 4, 2008

Weekend Three of June -Third-time was a charm for Blond Dancers *

Miss Arizona Erin Nurss

Age: 23
Talent: Gymnastics/Dance
Platform: Healthy Habits = Healthy Life
Awards: Swimsuit

She won on her third attempt at state, having previously been First and Third RU.

Miss Colorado Jamie Dukehart-Conti

Age: 23
Talent: Jazz Dance
Platform: Investing in Miracles: Changing Lives with Change
Awards: none

She won on her third attempt; she was a Semifinalist last year and Third RU in 2006.

Miss Illinois Katie Lorenz

Age: 24
Talent: Lyrical Dance
Platform: Volunteerism with
Awards: none

This was her first try in Illinois, but Third attempt at a state title, having placed in the Top 10 in Michigan last year; she is a former Michigan Outstanding Teen.

* Miss Maryland is not at dancer and is the only blond this weekend who doesn't fit the third-time profile.

Miss Maryland Louise Sclegel

Talent: Vocal "If I Had My Way"
Platform: Adoption is an option, not a last resort
Awards: Talent and Swimsuit

She won on her Second try.

Miss Michigan Ashley Barcay

Age: 23
Talent: Jazz Dance
Platform: Breast Cancer Awareness and Educaton
Awards: "Kristen Haglund Swimsuit Award" and "Kaey Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson Community Service Award."

This was her Third try, having been Second and Third RU.

* Miss Wisconsin is not a dancer, but did win on her third try.

Miss Wisconsin Briana Rose Lipor

Age: 22
Talent: Classical Vocal "Chi il Bel Sogno di Doretta
Platform: Save the Arts
Awards: Talent and Swimsuit

She won on her Third try; she'd been a Semifinalist the past two years.


  1. Wow, Wisconsin is a looker! Holy moly.

  2. Miss Arizona, Erin Nurss was Jaycie's roommate at Junior Miss. What a great girl, we just love her! GO ERIN.


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