OHIO * Michigan * Indiana * Utah
* Washington * Alabama * Oklahoma
* Rhode Island * Kentucky
* Pennsylvania * Virginia * New Jersey
* New Hampshire * Montana * Georgia
Of course, I'm ecstatic that Ohio's Cecili Weber made the Top 15! Interestingly, so did all our neighboring states - Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania AND Kentucky!
New England is also more represented than usual with New Hampshire, New Jersey and Rhode Island. Not only are the small state bringing the heat, there's also Washington, Montana and Utah, which usually aren't so big in competitive pageantry. On the other hand, some folks are surprised not to see the usual powerhouses like California, Texas, Arkansas or Florida!
The Top 15 are competing in Evening Gown and they've literally rolled out a red carpet on which the ladies will answer their Onstage Question, asked by former Miss America, Kirsten Haglund. After Gown and OSQ, the field will be cut to a Top 10. This bodes very well for Ohio's Cecili Weber, who won an Evening Gown Preliminary and charmed the audience with her prelim answer. Fingers crossed!!!