Saturday, July 16, 2011

Best of Luck to Miss Greater Cleveland / Cuyahoga County & Teen Pageant!

It seems like Miss Ohio was just yesterday, but it's already time to start crowning the class of 2011 - 2012!  The first local preliminary is tonight; Sylvia's Show, otherwise known as Miss Greater Cleveland & Miss Cuyahoga County, will be held at Al Koran Shriners Conference Center in Broadview Heights. 

The talented Marisa Buchheit, Miss Greater Cleveland (left) and stunning Jessica Nelson, Miss Cuyahoga County (right) will be giving up their titles!  Marisa was a Top 10 semifinalist during her second attempt at Miss Ohio.  Jessica, on the other hand, has had a whirl wind pageant experience, assuming her title only four short months ago.  Hopefully both of them return to the Miss Ohio stage next summer! 

Fourteen women are competing in the first local of the year.

I will hopefully add photos and more information later, for now an asterisk denotes the contestants who have previously competed at Miss Ohio.  This is the contestant order:

Lauren Gessner
Education: University of South Alabama
Talent: vocal
Pageant Past: Talent and Fitness awards and Top 8 at America's Jr. Miss in 2008 as Ohio's Jr Miss.

Nina Haaskivi
Education: Bowling Green State University / Sports Management 
Talent: vocal
Platform: Right to Life; Right to Play
Pageant Past: Runner-up in 3 of 4 locals last season, including Sweeps

Allison Vance
Education: Ohio State University / Music
Talent: vocal
Platform: “Suicide Prevention Awareness”
Pageant Past: competed a couple time last season 

Danielle Hackler
Education: Ohio State University 
Talent: dance?
Pageant Past: none found

Allison Goodwin
Education: Ohio University / Dietetics
Platform: Childhood Obesity 
Talent: dance
Pageant Past:  Miss Vacationland 2010; 1st RU at this pageant last year

Rebecca Ribley
Education: Ashland University
Talent: vocal
Platform: “Raising Awareness of Hunger in America”
Pageant Past: has competed for the past couple years; 3rd RU at this pageant last year

Haley Marie Sims
Pageant Past: Miss North Royalton 2010 (non-MAO)

Camille Dyquiangco
Education: Case Western
Talent: dance ?
Pageant Past: Miss Alameda County's Outstanding Teen 2009 (CA)

Education: Ashland University / Digital Media & Journalism
Talent: dance
Platform: Habitat for Humanity 
Pageant Past: competed a few times last year, including this pageant

Christina Muha
Education: University of Toledo / Nursing
Talent: French Horn
Platform: Heart to Heart: Be Smart
Pageant Past: Has competed for a couple years, including this pageant last year

Tera Coleman
Education: The Ohio State University / Law
Talent: vocal
Platform: Appalachian Ohio: Improvement Through Awareness
Pageant Past: Top 10 at Miss Ohio 2010 as Miss Heart of Ohio; competed once or twice last year

Marie Hassan
Pageant Past: none found

Priya Sharma - DID NOT COMPETE
Education: Ohio State University, graduate; Cleveland State University, Masters / Occupational Therapy
Talent: Bollywood dance
Platform: Promoting Cancer Research & Awareness
Pageant Past: Miss Huron County 2011

Des-tiny La Shae Robinson

Pageant Past: none found

While her sister competes for a Miss title, the seemingly spunky Michelle Goodwin will crown a successor!  She was Third Runner-up at her first try for Miss Ohio's Outstanding Teen; six girls are vying for the title: 

Marie Mastellone
Sarah Eash*
Melanie Drews
Erin Simonek
Emily Tabar*
Sicily Kiesel

*Sarah and Emily competed at Miss Ohio's Teen last month.

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