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Subject: Jane Park Smith Crowned Ms. America ® 2007-08

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Date Posted: 10/22/07 2:34:21pm


Jane Park Smith, of Valencia, CA was crowned Ms. America ® 2007-08 Saturday October 20, 2007 at the Verdugo Hills Country Club in Glendale, CA. With the title and crown, Jane won $3000.00 in cash and prizes, as well as the opportunity to represent the Ms. America ® Pageant at the Ms. World finals in spring of 2008.

Over 33 delegates applied for the competition where it was narrowed down to 13 finalists. Through out the three-hour competition, the finalists competed in three categories including, interview, evening gown and community service.

Jane Park Smith is the fifth woman to win the title and the first Korean/American to be crowned Ms. America ®. An accomplished actress, model, journalist and entertainer Ms. America ® 2007-08 has also earned 2 black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Mixed Martial Arts Noysing. Formerly an internationally recognized TV news reporter, Jane has parlayed that experience into a dynamic entertainment career. Her modeling work can be seen worldwide in hundreds of print ads for companies including The Ritz Carlton, Marriott Hotels, and on magazine covers such as Martial Arts World. A former national titleholder Miss Asian America 1994-95, Jane is currently an actress. She has been featured in over 10 movies and has worked with Jackie Chan and Regina King. Her heart’s greatest desire is to serve and speak out for the voiceless and oppressed worldwide. Jane enjoyed serving as a spokesperson and activist for The Katrina Family Relocation Project and is currently raising support for Kenyan orphans with the Global Volunteer Network, with plans to start a non-profit organization to more effectively reach hungry orphans across the globe.

First runner-up was Laura Hunter from Bellingham, WA, second runner-up was Eileen Marie Safford from Clinton, Utah, third runner-up was Rani Khetarpal from Ladera Ranch, CA and fourth runner-up was Lana Henry from San Bernardino, CA.

Judges for the Pageant were Councilman and former Mayor Dave Weaver from Glendale, California, Tram Ho - Ms. America ® International 2007, Debbie Nelson – Ms. America 2006-07, K.P. Bala Balkrishna – President of Commercial Bank of California and Quinn Fry – Journalist for Cox Communication and the newest addition to the TV show “The Real OC Housewives” shown on Bravo Network Television.

Sponsors of the Ms. America ® Pageant include: Martinizing Dry Cleaning of Costa Mesa, Ken Herczeg Photography, OC Internet Advertising and Verdugo Hills County Club.

The Ms America ® Pageant is a registered federal trademark with the USPTO in Washington D.C. since February 2000 and is owned by Susan Jeske. The pageant is for women 26 years of age and up who are single, divorced, widowed or married.


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