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news & views ● scoops News Reports from the World of Pageantry PAGEANTRY MAGAZINE LE O TM ER’S CIRC NN WI Welcome to the Club INTERNATIONAL MODELING & TALENT ASSOCIATION ur fans demanded it, and Pageantry delivered it. It’s here—our first major update to Club Pageantry in almost 7 years! Yes, PAGEANTRY our Club Pageantry members still CLUB receive special offers on subscrip- tions, member-only merchandise discounts from the Pageantry Mall, personalized daily birthday greetings, and much more. Are you sitting down? Pageantry is extremely honored to an- nounce the exclusive Winner’s Circle showcase. Yes, you can now feature yourself and your glamour lifestyle accomplishments within your industry leading Pageantry magazine. Our founders started the first international competitions for young ladies in 1962, so we understand how important each winning moment is to you. It could be that first state or national crown or that first modeling contract. It may not even be a first for you. As a member of Club Pageantry’s Winner’s Circle, we are happy to showcase your accomplishments to the world in both Pageantry newsstand as well as our digital sister magazine, PageantryDigital. That’s right, we can showcase you to the entire Glamour Lifestyle industry, in both Pageantry magazine and PageantryDigital magazine. Your very own Winner’s Circle show- case page... print and digital. Pageantry... Celebrating the Glam- our Lifestyle (it even says so on our glamorous covers). □ IMTA Goes Improv C ontinuing the expansion of their international brand across all entertainment spectrums, IMTA recently announced the ad- dition of its newest competition. In an industry first, Improv will be added to the standard repertoire of Modeling, Acting, Dance, and the newer Singer-Songwriter competitions. The exciting Improv competition, limited to specific age divisions, takes place on stage in an open-set competition before a panel of judges. During line- up, contestants are provided a brief scenario of a character (per- son), a place, and an object (thing); IMTA Improv contestants will have 30 seconds to perform an improvised monologue based on the three pieces of information. Judging is on creativity, the con- testant’s ability to incorporate all three elements into their mono- logue, and talent for vocal and physical expression. □ MISS TEEN USA Arrest made in Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf ‘Sextortion’ case PAGEANTRY & PROMTIME Dresses, Dresses, Everywhere Dresses T he annual preview of the Pageantry & PromTime Fashion Showcase is coming soon. Don’t miss the hottest and most fash- ion forward gowns coming to boutiques near you as featured in the world’s largest on-site photo shoot for prom, pageant, and home- coming fashions. Showcasing the top de- signers in the industry this is definitely a fashion must-see. To check out the Pageantry & PromTime 2014 Fasion Showcase preview, look for the special fashion section within the Winter 2013 edition of PageantryDigital. □ PAGEANTRY TALENT & ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES Who you gonna call? P ageantry CEO Carl Dunn has been in high demand as the Glamour Lifestyle industry expert. Recently, Mr. Dunn has been a featured guest on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and on National Public Radio. To catch up on his latest views, please visit the Newsline section the website. 12 PAGEANTRY □ D irectly preceding our interview with Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, authorities made the case against her cyberstalker. Great news for everyone! A college student was arrested Thursday for allegedly hijacking the webcams of young women—among them reigning Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf—taking nude images, then blackmailing his victims to send him more explicit material or else be exposed. Jared James Abrahams, a 19-year-old computer science stu- dent from Temecula, California, surrendered on Thursday to the FBI on federal extortion charges, the agency announced. Author- ities say he victimized young women surreptitiously, by taking control of their computers then photographing them as they changed out of their clothes. When he admitted what he’d done in June, Abrahams said he had 30 to 40 “slave computers”—or other people’s electronic de- vices he controlled—and has had as many as 150 total, accord- ing to a criminal complaint. His arrest came six months after a teenager identified in court documents as C.W. alerted authorities. She has since publicly identified herself as Cassidy Wolf, the recently crowned Miss Teen USA [see page 72]. She touted news reports of her alleged tor- menter’s arrest on her Twitter feed. □