Miss America GLAM IT UP @ Planet Hollywood

Mrs. World 2007 (Mrs. America 2006) Diane and I
Miss National Sweetheart America, myself, Mrs. World 2007 and Liz (Mrs. NY America Pageant/MyPageantPlace.com)
Georgie (Miss NV USA 2009), Myself and Miss Washington USA 2009
GLAM IT UP - Miss America 2009
Janice McQueen Ward (former Mrs. USA) and I
Liz - Who I met through the incredible Mrs. New York America Organization
Gals modeling
Mrs. World 2008 modeling Sherri Hill Gowns
Jayme Shaw designer swimsuits
Sara Moses (owner of thepageantshop.com) myself, sara's sister and Holly Ernst

The Amazing Swimsuit Designer Jayme Shaw and I
MAO Class of 2008 reunion - 11:00 pm @ Platnet Hollywood (Miss NY MAO -front right)
Craig and I
Miss New York MAO 2008 (Elizabeth B) and I at her 2008 Reunion


Miss America Fashion Show @ The Fashion Show Mall

Each of the 2009 Miss America Contestants participated in a fashion show at the Fashion Show Mall. They donned a fashion of their choice that they themselves provided ~ each one looked beautiful!

It is incredibly difficult to try and pick who stands out when there are 52 gorgeous, accomplished young ladies in one place at once. Considering the next Miss America is chosen by her performance given to the judges, I always wait until the night of finals prior to choosing who I believe God has chosen to take on the Adventure of a lifetime as Miss America BUT of the 32 that I was able to meet/speak to/see, the 10 that stand out to me are:
Florida, District of Columbia, South Dakota, New Mexico, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Virginia, California. The others ~ Tennessee, Kentucky, Vermont, Nebraska, Maryland, Massachusetts & New York.
Of course, I do NOT know their talents, platforms or wardrobe so it will be interesting to watch the competition take place this Saturday night! ~Good Luck to each and every state on their journey to the Miss America Crown!

Below, the first few pictures are of the enclosed stage popping up from the ground. As soon as the stage popped up - the runway popped up from the ground as well! The doors to the stage opened and the contestants were introduced to the runway one at a time!

Miss America Contestants Autograph Signing @ Fashion Show Mall

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE FASHION SHOW, THE GIRLS WERE ESCORTED OVER TO AN AREA BEHIND THE STAGE THAT WAS PREPARED FOR THEM TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS TO THE PUBLIC. Time was short and there were lots of people so I only managed to get 32 of the 52 autographs......... Each girl was beautiful, kind and full of excitement!


Miss America 2009 - Good Luck Girls!