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The Pageantry Newsline brings you the most up-to-date news about the leaders of the Glamour Lifestyle Industry. The Pageantry Newsline covers such industry icons as Miss America, Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. The Pageantry Newsline also keeps your informed on your favorite pageants with exclusive news from National American Miss, Miss American Coed, Royal International Miss, and more!

Miss USA

Miss USA

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Miss USA 2021 Elle Smith

Miss USA 2021 Elle Smith of Kentucky captured the title of Miss USA during the competition at the Paradise Cove Theater, River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Elle Smith is a 2020 graduate of the University of Kentucky where she majored in Broadcast Journalism. As Miss USA, Elle will represent the USA in the Miss Universe Pageant to be held on December 12 in Eilat, Israel.

Miss Teen USA

Miss Teen USA

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Miss Teen USA 2021 Breanna Myles

Miss Teen USA 2021 Breanna Myles of Florida captured the title of Miss Teen USA during the competition at the Paradise Cove Theater, River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Miss America Organization

Miss America Livestream

miss america pageant, peacocktv, beautypageant, scholarship pageantPeacock and The Miss America Organization announced that this year’s historic event will stream live on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 8PM ET from the award-winning 10,000 seat Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut where Miss America Camille Schrier will crown her successor as Miss America.

To sign up for FREE and watch the 2022 Miss America Competition, please go to or download the Peacock TV app on your Smart TV, mobile device or tablet.

Also, prior to the finals on the 16th, the two nights of preliminary competitions will be available to be streamed on Sunday, December 12 and Monday, December 13 at 7pm ET. The prelims will take place in Mohegan Sun’s Earth Expo Center.

Miss Universe Organization

Carnival Mardi Gras Christening

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Miss Universe Andrea Meza, Shaquille O’Neal, and Miss USA Asya Branch

Miss Universe Andrea Meza, Shaquille O’Neal, and Miss USA Asya Branch celebrate during the christening of the new Carnival cruise ship, Mardi Gras. The Carnival Mardi Gras is the world’s first cruise ship to be powered by eco-friendly Liquefied Natural Gas. Following the christening featuring the ship’s godmother Miss Dominican Republic Universe Kimberly Jimenez, Andrea and Asya set sail for a weeklong adventure.

Miss America

Miss America 1958 Marilyn Van

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Miss America 1958 Marilyn Van

Miss America 1958 Marilyn Van Derbur has decided to auction her one-of-a-kind crown and bracelet to benefit teachers in her hometown of  Denver, Colorado. In addition to her Miss America crown and bracelet, she will also auction her Miss America trophy and the sequined gown she wore to the 75th Miss America anniversary in 1995. Marilyn Van Derbur is a philanthropist and author of Miss America By Day chronicling her survival and and healing from childhood sexual abuse. The items will be auctioned between Nov. 4 and 7, during the Hollywood & Entertainment Memorabilia Signature Auction.

Miss America

Miss America Tickets On Sale

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It’s finally here! The Miss America Organization is thrilled to announce that their 100th Anniversary Competition will be held on Thursday, December 16th at Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut!

The 51 outstanding young women vying for the job of Miss America will begin their competition week on Sunday, December 12th with the first evening of preliminary competition followed by round two of preliminary competition on Monday, December 13th.

The week continues with anniversary events on Tuesday and Wednesday and wraps up with the final night of competition on Thursday, December 16. To purchase your tickets… Click Here!

Miss America

Happy Birthday Miss America

Pageantry Newsline, Pageantry News, miss america, miss america 100 yearsFor the past 100 years, Miss America has been one of the country’s most recognizable household names and has been at the center of everything from national trends to social movements to the birth of television. The young women involved have made a significant difference in people’s lives through their charitable and community service endeavors, using the national platform to educate millions of Americans on issues facing the nation.

To celebrate their 100th anniversary, they are asking you to donate $100 for the 100th! A portion of the proceeds will fund scholarships and help support the Miss America Organization! To donate to the Miss America Organization, Click Here!

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Miss Texas USA 2019 Alayah Nicole Benavidez

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Alayah Nicole Benavidez

Former Pageantry and PromTime model and Miss Texas USA 2019 Alayah Nicole Benavidez joins the “Bachelor in Paradise” reality series. Alayah, featured in the spring 2017 editions of both Pageantry magazine and PromTime magazine joins the cast in searching for and hoping to be chosen by Mr. Right. Alayah Benavidez was also featured in the 24th season of “The Bachelor.”

Miss USA

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Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih

Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih is featured in the latest edition of Maxim magazine. Rima Fakih speaks about her childhood as an Arab immigrant from Lebanon, her the journey to becoming the first Arab-American to capture the title of Miss USA, and her current philanthropic and family endeavors.

Miss America's Outstanding Teen

Miss America’s Outstanding Teen

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The Miss America Organization Announces 2021 MAOTeen Fundraising Scholarship Winners

The Miss America Organization is proud to announce the fundraising scholarship winners from the 2021 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition. The organization awarded more than $100,000 in cash scholarships with seven universities making in-kind tuition scholarships available, totaling nearly $30 million in awards to Candidates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Marcelle LeBlanc of Birmingham, Alabama, received the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2022. In addition to a $30,000 scholarship, LeBlanc received an additional $500 for top overall interview and $500 for top talent in the preliminary competition.

An additional $3,000 in cash scholarships will be awarded to the top three 2021 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Candidates and the top three state organizations in the amount of $500 each for their fundraising efforts for the MAOTeen program.

Top three MAOTeen national candidates in fundraising:
Dabria Aguilar, Miss South Carolina’s Outstanding Teen – $4,896
Isabella Freund, Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen – $2,625
Gracie Hendrickson, Miss Kansas’ Outstanding Teen – $1,792
Top three state organizations and Teen Directors:
Miss South Carolina’s Outstanding Teen and Teen Director, Dixie Covington – $67,413
Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen and Teen Director, Abby Houseworth – $25,496
Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen and Teen Director, Susan Nicolle – $23,286

Miss America's Outstanding Teen

Miss America’s Outstanding Teen

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Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Marcelle LeBlanc

Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen, Marcelle LeBlanc of Birmingham, was named Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2022 and awarded a $30,000 scholarship on Friday night, July 30, in Orlando, Florida in front of a sold-out crowd.

Miss LeBlanc, age 18, attends Laurel Springs School. For her talent presentation, she performed “On My Own” from the Broadway Classic Les Miserables. She developed the social impact initiative S.T.A.R.S. – Supporting the Arts Through Resources & Scholarships

Miss Universe Organization

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Miss Universe

The 70th Anniversary Miss Universe pageant will be held in Eilat, Israel in December 2021. Recently crowned Miss Universe Andrea Meza of Mexico will crown her successor as the Miss Universe Pageant airs live on FOX and Telemundo.

Miss Universe 2021

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Miss Universe 2021 Andrea Meza

Miss Universe 2021

Miss Universe 2021 Andrea Meza captured the title of Miss Universe during the live broadcast from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on the FYI Network. As Miss Universe, Andrea Meza becomes the third woman from Mexico to capture claim the title of Miss Universe.

Andrea Meza has a degree in software engineering and is proud to be a woman who graduated in a male dominated field of study.

Andrea is an activist, focused on women’s rights and inclusion and currently works closely with the Municipal Institute for Women, which aims to end gender violence.

Miss USA Pageant & Miss Teen USA Pageant

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Miss USA & MIss Teen USA

Miss USA Pageant & Miss Teen USA Pageant

The Miss USA and Miss Teen USA stage competitions will be held in the state-of-the-art Paradise Cove theater at River Spirit Casino Resort. Separate preliminary competitions for Miss and Teen State Titleholders will be held on Friday, November 26th. Miss Teen USA 2021 will be crowned on Saturday, November 27th, and Miss USA 2021 will be crowned on Monday, November 29th in Paradise Cove. The winner of the Miss USA Pageant will compete at the 2021 Miss Universe Pageant.


Miss Universe Organization

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Vanessa Lachey

Vanessa (Minnillo) Lachey

Vanessa (Minnillo) Lachey, Miss Teen USA 1998 has been chosen to play the lead detective in the new ABC network series NCIS: Hawaii. Vanessa will make history as her character, Jane Tennant, will be the first female lead in the NCIS stable of shows as Special Agent in charge of NCIS Pearl.

Vanessa’s character, Jane Tennant, is a keen investigator who can navigate a crime scene and inter-bureau politics with equal aplomb. She’s also a single mother mother who often finds herself torn between running a family and running NCIS.

Miss America Organization

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Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier
There She Is… Miss America 2.0! Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment and the Miss America Organization have signed a contract that will keep Miss America events and the televised December 2021 finals, including the 100thanniversary Miss America competition, at the Mohegan Sun Arena for the next three years.

Miss World Pageant

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Miss World Pageant

The Miss World Organization (MWO) has announced that it will hold its 70th anniversary pageant for the first time in Latin America.
The Miss World Pageant will broadcast December 16, 2021, from the Coca Cola Music Hall in in San Juan, Puerto Rico, featuring past winners, as well as 22 Head-to-Head challenges in half-hour segments. The two-hour show highlights will showcase the best seven decades of the pageant, and as a red carpet event building-up to the finals.

Miss Universe Organization

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Crystle Stewart

Miss USA & Miss Teen USA

Former Miss USA 2008 Crystle Stewart is set to take on a new leadership role as the national director for the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant system. The Miss Universe Organization is announcing that it is licensing both pageants to the former titleholder, actress and entrepreneur. As stated by Crystle Stewart, “I’m so thrilled, and I’m so excited for the new things and the new ideas that I want to bring to the Miss USA pageant system. Miss USA will be pageantry re-imagined.”

Miss Earth USA 2021 Marisa Butler

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Miss Earth USA 2021 Marisa Butler

Miss Earth USA 2021 Marisa Butler

Marisa Butler of Maine has been named Miss Earth USA 2021 during the final national competition broadcast January 17, 2021, from the Chapin Theater inside the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Marisa Butler is a graduate of Stonehill College holding a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Business. She was on the collegiate cheerleading, soccer and lacrosse teams. She now enjoys a career as a financial advisor. Butler also represented Maine at Miss USA 2016 and served as America’s representative for Miss World in 2018.

Miss USA 2020 Asya Branch

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Miss USA 2020 Asya Branch

Miss USA 2020 Asya Branch

Asya Branch of Mississippi was crowned Miss USA 2020 at Graceland in Memphis, TN.

Before a live studio audience at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, Asya Branch of Mississippi, captured the crown of Miss USA 2020. Broadcast live on the FYI Network, Asya was awarded the Miss USA crown by the selection committee, earning the Miss USA 2020 title after competing with 50 other Miss USA state representatives.

Having never left the state of Mississippi alone, at the age of 17 Asya attended Harvard University for summer school. This experience transformed her life and allowed her to grow exponentially as an individual. The 6th of 8 siblings, Aysa is a life coach and entrepreneur  who has also developed her own cosmetic line called Branch Beauty.

Miss Teen USA 2020 Ki'ilani Arruda

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Miss Teen USA 2020 Ki’ilani Arruda

Miss Teen USA 2020 Ki’ilani Arruda

Ki’ilani Arruda of Hawaii was crowned Miss Teen USA 2020 at Graceland in Memphis, TN.

Ki’ilani Arruda is an honor roll senior in high school with a 4.00 GPA and is Student Body President. After obtaining a degree in molecular and cellular biology in college, she plans to continue her education at Stanford Medical School to become a dermatologist.

Ki’ilani is a varsity member of the volleyball, swim, and track and field teams. Growing up on the Garden Island of Kaua’i, Ki’ilani enjoys spending her free time outside at the beach, hiking, and gardening. Inspired by her brother, she is an advocate for autism awareness and hopes we can build a world that is accepting and inclusive for all people.


Miss America 1993 Leanza Cornett

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Miss America 1993 Leanza Cornett

Miss America 1993 Leanza Cornett Passes Away

Leanza Cornett, Miss America 1993 passed away at the age of 49 on October 28, 2020, after suffering a head injury during a fall at her home in Florida.

Her death was confirmed by the Miss America Organization on Wednesday in a statement reading, “Leanza had a bright and beautiful spirit and her laugh was infectious. We know she meant so much to so many, including all of you.”

“We are devastated by this sudden loss in our Miss America family and we are deeply sorry for her family and close friends for their loss,” the statement read. “At the moment, we do not have any further information regarding a service for Leanza and we ask that you please respect her family during this difficult time. Hold on tight to those you love today. Time is certainly precious,” the organization added.

In a heartfelt statement, former husband Mark Steines stated, “It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the passing of my ex-wife, Leanza the mother to our two extraordinary sons Kai and Avery,” he wrote alongside a photo of Cornett with their children. “We will always remember the wonderful times shared during her short time here on earth. I find comfort knowing Kai and Avery will forever have the best guardian angel watching over them as they navigate life’s path. I ask that you please keep them as well as Leanza’s parents and her family in your prayers.”

Miss Earth USA 2020 Lindsey Coffey

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Miss Earth USA 2020 Lindsey Coffey

Miss Earth USA crowns Lindsey Coffey

Lindsey Coffey, representing Atlantic Ocean, captured the crown of Miss Earth USA during the virtual Miss Earth Pageant broadcast on August 8, 2020. Lindsey Coffey will represent the United States during the virtual Miss Earth Pageant. Lindsey hold a dual degree B.A. in Political Science and a Communications Art minor, as well as a concentration in Professional Writing. A passionate supporter of ecotourism, Lindsey is a vocal advocate for the preservation and cleanliness of the world’s precious water supply

Miss Universe 2012: Olivia Culpo

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Miss Universe in 2012, Olivia Culpo, named as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue Cover Model

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models Olivia Culpo, Jasmine Sanders and Kate Bock will share the 2020’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, which was unveiled Monday morning [7/13/2020]. This is the first cover for Culpo, 28, Sanders, 29, and Bock, 27, E! News reported. The trio was photographed in November by veteran Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photographer Yu Tsai in Bali.

In addition, the women will each appear in their own individual covers [pictured left].

Olivia has built an influential platform and garnered millions of followers on Instagram, a space that she has used as a launching pad for many successful projects. Most recently, in response to COVID-19, Culpo created MoreThanAMask. The company is a line of fashion face coverings, and 100% of the proceeds go to Feeding America. Culpo’s résumé is endless. She is an advocate, fashion designer, actress, entrepreneur—and now an SI Swimsuit cover model.

“Olivia Culpo is one of the hardest working people in the industry. I have never seen her give anything less than 200% toward whatever goal she sets for herself. Her accomplishments speak to that and are vast and impressive,” MJ Day, the editor of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, says. “It gives me great joy to celebrate such an exemplary professional and hardworking individual whose unapologetic enthusiasm will shine from the cover of our magazine. We are excited to have Olivia represent our brand in a way that celebrates the multifaceted women who pursue their dreams and fill the pages of our issue.”

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Miss America

Miss America 1971 Phyllis George

Miss America 1971 Phyllis George

We have lost a true icon! Miss America 1971 and longtime Pageantry magazine friend Phyllis George has passed away at the age of 70. A two-time Pageantry magazine feature model, Phyllis was the 50th Anniversary Miss America. Not only was Phyllis an iconic representative of the Miss America Organization, she was a true pioneer in opening the doors in the male dominated world of broadcasting that so many others enjoy today. R.I.P. Phyllis… we have lost a true friend and you will be missed by all. #phyllisgeorge #missamerica #missamerica1971 #pageantrymagazine

Miss America

Miss America Postpones Annual Broadcast and Competitions to 2021 

NEW YORK, NY (May 8, 2020) –  The Miss America Organization announced Friday that the Miss America 2021 Competition, previously scheduled for December, is being delayed to next year due to the nation-wide impact of COVID-19.

For the safety, health and welfare of the enormous community necessary to make the Miss America competition possible, including participants, volunteers, organizers, and fans, the Miss America Board of Directors has unanimously voted in favor of postponing the Miss America 2021 Competition and has advised the 51 qualifying competitions across the country to do so as well.

“As we all know, this moment in our history is one that will change the course of many programs, businesses, and institutions, and the Miss America Organization is not alone in navigating these challenges,” said Shantel Krebs, Board Chair. ”At this time, as an organization, our greatest concern is to make sure the thousands of people who are involved in or volunteer for our program are safe. This coming year will be our 100th anniversary for this iconic American institution, and we want to make sure that we take the time to ensure our annual broadcast and the surrounding experiences reflect our time-honored tradition.”

Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier was crowned live on NBC from Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut in December of 2019. An honors graduate of Virginia Tech with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Systems Biology, Schrier is now pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University.

“As Miss America 2020, a large part of my message is that science really is all around us,” said Schrier. “It is imperative that science and safety are at the forefront of our concern during this pandemic year, and it is with that in mind that I applaud the Miss America Organization’s decision to move this year’s competition to 2021.”

As a participant in the Miss America Organization, Schrier has earned over $77,000 in scholarship assistance to further her education. Camille will continue to serve in her role as Miss America 2020 until she passes the torch to her successor in 2021.

“While I am sad that I am unable to promote my social impact initiative, Mind Your Meds, at events in person, I am grateful for the innovative ways we are broadening the conversation around prescription drug safety at home, such as the four-part webinar series on opioid addiction with Advanced Recovery Systems that launched this week. I remain hopeful that it will be safe to share my message in person soon. In the meantime, I will continue promoting the mission of Miss America while creating lasting change with my social impact initiative.”

The Miss America Organization is working with the state qualifying organizations to amend rules and eligibility for the 2020 and 2021 competition years. For updates on the Miss America 100th Anniversary, please visit

Miss Teen USA

Miss Teen USA 2004 Shelley Henning stars as Daisy in the NBC comedy Crazy For you
Miss Teen USA 2004 Shelley Hennig

Shelley Henning, Miss Teen USA 2004, is set as the lead in NBC’s dating comedy Crazy for You. “With her life stalling, Daisy re-enters the dating scene only to discover that while she was out of the game, the game sort of, totally, completely changed,” reads the official logline. “Realizing she is a bit rusty at being “normal” and “appealing” on first dates, she’ll need the support of her friends as she strives to succeed while being her true self in today’s quick-to-dismiss dating culture.” Congratulations Shelley!

Queen Beauty USA

The Queen Beauty USA, the pageant for models, was won by Stormy Keffeler representing Washington.
Queen Beauty USA 2020 Stormy Keffeler

Stormy Keffeler, representing Washington state, captured the Queen Beauty USA 2020 title in New York City. The Queen Beauty USA Top 5 consisted of 4th Runner-Up  Rachel Stacey (GA), 3rd Runner-up Tyeshaa Hudson (RI), 2nd Runner-Up Corrin Stellakis (MI), and 1st Runner-UP Natalie Miller (WY).

Miss America

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The Miss America Organization has announced the return of the Evening Gown presentation to the official judging format! This is great news for our fashion designer and boutique friends throughout the industry. Although much was written and said about the original decision to eliminate the most glamorous part of the event during Miss America 2.0, this was not an unexpected announcement due to overwhelming support of Evening Gown across the entire Glamour Lifestyle Industry and the hundreds of events it encompasses.





Miss Universe

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peteers marries former Florida Gators quarterback and Heisman winner Tim Tebow in her homeland of South Africa before an estimated 300 guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Tebow

Tying the Knot: … Miss Universe 2017 Deim-Leigh Nel-Peters married Tim Tebow in her homeland of South Africa this past weekend.Tebow said when the couple was deciding where to have the wedding — after they got engaged in January of 2019 — he knew how much having it in South Africa would mean to his then fiancee.

“I could see it on her face, that nothing would be the same if she wasn’t home,” he said.

Throughout the week, Tebow said they were able to bring both sides of their friends and family together to blend cultures and traditions.

When it came to the ceremony and reception, Tebow told People the three things he was most looking forward to.

“The first moment I see her in her wedding dress, the first kiss, and the first dance together as man and wife. It’s such a special night,” he said. We wish Demi-Leigh and Tim a lifetime of happiness and love.

Miss America 2020: Camille Schrier

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Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier
There She Is… Miss America 2.0! Miss America 2020 is Camille Schrier who represented the State of Virginia. Camille Schrier is a scientist and performed a science experiment with hydrogen peroxide. Her Social Impact Initiative is: Mind Your Meds: Drug Safety and Abuse Prevention from Pediatrics to Geriatrics. Congratulations to Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier!

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Pageantry Newsline Breaking News: Miss America Organization and the Miss America Foundation Announce New Equity and Justice Scholarship

The Miss America Organization and the Miss America Foundation are pleased to announce the establishment of a new scholarship to be awarded during the 2020 Miss America Competition.

The Equity and Justice Scholarship will be a $3000 scholarship awarded to the candidate who best exemplifies inclusion and acceptance of these principles into her social impact initiative.

While the scholarship will be awarded through a family trust, the donor chooses to remain anonymous. In reaching out to the Miss America Organization, the donor made clear the important reason for the generous gift. As a young woman who wanted to compete in a local Miss America competition in the 1980’s, she was discouraged by her parents because they believed “Miss America does not look like us, and an educated woman does not parade around in a swimsuit.”

“Miss America 2.0 represents the attributes of a program that puts inclusivity and diversity at the core of preparing great women for the world and prepare the world for great women.” said Shantel Krebs, Miss America Organization board of directors chair, in welcoming the scholarship.

“The Miss America Foundation is pleased to offer this scholarship which represents such important issues this generation of young women will have to address as they finish their educations and move into their careers,” said Greg Petroff, Miss America Foundation board of trustees chair.

All 51 candidates for Miss America 2020 are eligible to apply for the scholarship by writing a one page essay that shows specific examples of how equity and justice are integrated into the candidate’s social impact initiative to date; what ideas the candidate puts forward that, if selected for the job of Miss America, will build on her work; and how the candidate will use the scholarship to advance her education by building on her social impact initiative work.

Miss Universe

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Olivia Culpo

Pageantry Newsline Breaking News: Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe 2012 has captured another crown, this time as Maxim’s “Sexiest Woman Alive.”.

After learning of the Maxim honor, Olivia Culpo posted the news to her legion of fans, writing, “I’ve always looked at the Maxim Hot 100 with admiration,” she stated. In addition, “There have been so many smart and successful women featured who have inspired me and my career in countless ways which makes this cover so meaningful to me. It still doesn’t feel real!” Congratulations Olivia Culpo!

Miss America

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Gretchen Carlson

Pageantry Newsline Breaking News: Gretchen Carlson, Miss America 1989, is stepping down as board chairwoman of the Miss America Organization.

“When I was asked to take this volunteer position over a year ago, I dedicated myself to helping the organization build on its history while working to secure its future, and am extremely proud of the work we have collectively done,” Carlson said. “With a promising network partnership, the time is ideal to give new leadership the opportunity to move forward with what has been accomplished. Miss America will always be a part of who I am and I will enthusiastically watch as the organization continues to grow and succeed.”

Regina Hopper, the organization’s CEO, said, “We are grateful for the talents, expertise and time Gretchen gave to move this organization to relevancy, diversity and inclusion for a new generation of young women. We are thrilled she will continue to move this transition forward as an adviser to the board as we work toward a successful Miss America 2020 on NBC, and the 100th anniversary of this American icon in 2021.”

Carlson was Miss America 1989.

She will be replaced by Shantel Krebs, the former South Dakota secretary of state. Attorney Brenda Keith will be vice-chair.

“As a female legislator, statewide elected official and entrepreneur, I understand how important it is to empower the coming generations of women to seek out how they can have a positive impact on our society by stepping up to the plate,” said Krebs.

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For Immediate Release: We would like to extend our sincere appreciation for presenting the Tom & Charlotte Ambrose Lifetime Achievement in Media Award to Pageantry magazine CEO Carl Dunn during the Global Beauty Awards. A sincere Thank You to The Global Beauty Awards, James Kimsey and Kat Ray of the Sr. USA and Sr. Universe Pageant for the nomination, and to all of our loyal partners and readers around the globe. We are extremely humbled and could not have accomplished so much with out all of you. Thank you all for a glamorous and rewarding 40 years of helping our team to promote the unparalleled positives of our industry as we all continue the Celebrate the Glamour Lifestyle.

In celebration of the Global Beauty Awards, we would lie to congratulate our fellow recipients:
Stacey Schiefflin – Lifetime Achievement
Denise White – Best Entrepreneur in Sports & Entertainment
Lu Sierra – Best Coach
Dani Walker – Best Content/Social Media
Jacqueline Siegel – Best Non-profit/Volunteer
Peggie Fowler – Denise White Award
Jennifer lloyd – Best Pageant Parent
Jeff Cohen – Best Sponsor
Miss Washington MAOTeen Organization (Kelly Goodman & Sarah Wahlen – Best Productions
Sonia Keshwani – Best talent
Grace Grell – Best Story/Most Impactful
Jovani – Best Evening Gown/Fashion Designer
Arya Lukka – Most photogenic/Physical Fitness
Lisa Opie – Best Makeup/Hair Stylist
Shree Saini – Best titleholder
Dharmatma saran – Best Director/Producer
Pamela Curnel – Best Director/Producer

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