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THE AMAZING RACE
MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION
Amy’s Amazing Race
Fenzau Wows Crowd
ormer Pageantry & PromTime
cover model Amy Diaz and
boyfriend Jason Case, proved to be
an unbeatable force when they won
the twenty-third installment of the
reality television show The Amazing
Race. After having six second-place
ﬁnishes overall, the "Dating Couple"
team was the ﬁrst to cross the 23rd
season of The Amazing Race's ﬁn-
ish line in Juneau, Alaska, claiming
the $1 million grand prize.
"Now that we completed the
Race, we've experienced so many
highs and lows. I really do feel we
can undertake everything. This is
deﬁnitely the beginning of my happi-
ly ever after," Amy said.
Amy Diaz was a two-time fea-
tured Model for the Pageantry &
PromTime Fashion Showcase, and cover model for the Spring
2004 edition. She also held the titles of Miss Rhode Island Teen
USA 2001, Miss Rhode Island USA 2008 [in which she ﬁnished
in the Top 15 of the Miss USA competition], and Miss Earth Unit-
ed States 2009.
iranda Fenzau, a featured model
in the Pageantry & PromTime
2013 Fashion Showcase, will represent
Illinois at the 2014 Miss Teen USA Pag-
eant. Donning a white one-piece swim-
suit and light pink mermaid gown during
preliminary competition, she went on to
capture the crown of Miss Illinois Teen
USA 2014. She entered the pageant as
Miss Orland Park Teen USA.
“I don't even know what to say,” Miranda told the audience,
“I'm just super excited and so blessed, thank you so much!”
The third time was a charm for the 18 year old, as she had
placed ﬁrst runner-up in both the 2013 and 2012 pageant. □
OBITUARY Award-winning Equestrian and
Miss Montana Passes On
M iss America 2007 Lauren Nel-
son Faram and her husband,
Randy, welcomed son Mason to the
world, October 1, 2013. He was 7
pounds and 6 ounces and 21 inches
long. Both mom and baby are doing
great. Lauren was working as a News
Anchor for New 9 in Oklahoma, but
has since stepped down to spend
quality time with the new addition to
the family. Congratulations Lauren,
Randy and baby Mason! □
MISS AMERICA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN
L eah Sykes has kickstarted her bud-
ding music career after traveling to
Nashville to work with grammy winning
songwriters. You can hear the 2014 Miss
America’s Outstanding Teen’s music at:
I n 1948, Carol Fraser competed in a Triple Crown of riding, in-
cluding competitions in Chicago and Louisville, Kentucky, beat-
ing a ﬁeld of professionals. She was the only amateur to ever win
the prize, according to her niece, René Rosell Yarbrough.
The next year, Fraser won the Miss Montana pageant.
According to the Miss America archives, Carol was the last
contestant to ride her horse on stage during the 1949 Miss Amer-
ica pageant competition in Atlantic City.
“Animal acts were banned from the talent competition after
Miss Montana’s horse nearly fell into the orchestra pit,” according
to pageant history of the ’40s.
Carol studied dressage, the classical art of riding personiﬁed by
the Lipizzaner horses in Germany, in the former Yugoslavia, Texas
and New York. To Carol, riding was “an airborne activity.”
Carol died on December 11th, 2013 at age 85 at the Primrose
Personal Care Home in Billings, Montana, one of a family of tal-
ented riders who also succeeded in many other ﬁelds. □