Sunday, January 11, 2009

Candid Karissa: Miss Ohio Videos Galore!

TLC has posted multiple videos of the Miss America contestants on YouTube. It's great to get to know the titleholders, but I share many of the critical questions raised by fans online: Why YouTube instead of either the TLC or Miss America websites? Why didn't TLC film these while the women were in LA, instead of making each state make them (which in many cases looks horribly amateur)? Finally, why oh why are they chopped into short segments instead of a single two to three minute video?

Anyway, here are Karissa's videos... The lighting is bad, but her hair looks gorgeous and her answers are charming and concise.

To view other states simply types "TLC - Miss _____ " in the YouTube search box.

Also, be sure to check out Roberta's blog for video clips from Karissa's send off and Becky's blog for photos. The bundle of joy seen in a couple of clips might belong to Miss Ohio's business manager; even if it's not, congrats to Terri on her recent delivery! In the last video Karissa sings "Astonishing" from the musical Little Women. I'm not sure if that is just a song she sang to entertain the crowd, or if she has changed her competition song (which was Kristen Chenoweth's "The Girl in 13G" at Miss Ohio). Does anyone know?


  1. Abby, Karissa is still singing Girl in 14-G for Miss America :)

  2. Hey Abby!

    Yes, Karissa performed a 15 minute repertoire for us at her send-off. She was wonderful! She will be performing "Girl in 14G" at Miss America! Can't wait!


  3. Oh, and I LoVe these you tube clips of Karissa!

  4. Thank you both for the info. I don't know why, but I can never manage to remember it's 14 and not 13G... That's where the jazz singer lives! :)


  5. Hey Abby - the videos are actually linked to YouTube from the TLC website. You go to TLC's youtube website - then click on the different states at the top to get all of her videos (it will play continuous through all the clips). As for why on YouTube? I would imagine that it is because the amount of people who visit youtube on a regular basis rather than TLC. It would be much easier to stumble across a MAO video there rather than having to specifically go to the TLC website. It is just a way to raise awareness seperately from already known fans/fanatics.


  6. Hey Pam,

    When I looked yesterday the videos weren't TLCs site, but now that they are, I totally agree with you. Using YouTube is a smart and current marketing tool.



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