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Subject: Holding Titles in more than one system


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Date Posted: 07:28:07 07/15/14 Tue

On the TX message board, someone named BryBoy522 has posted that the Miss TX board gave Miss Dallas the approval of competing at Miss TX even though when she was crowned she held an international title in another system.

This is against the contract that Miss America mandates. Can a state organization overrule the national office?

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Subject: Miss Nevada investgation


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Date Posted: 14:15:46 07/24/14 Thu

Finally!!! There is another news source reporting on this so important story. If you google Vegasinc you will find the article about the two teens competing in the MNOT and about how haileyanne was indeed leading the scoring in the competition. It's amazing to me that they don't even mention the name Hailey at all....yet we all know who their talking about. Unbelievable what's going on here. Truth is getting out there!!!

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Subject: Another article


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Date Posted: 04:01:08 07/25/14 Fri

By MIKE WEATHERFORD
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
They crowned the wrong teen queen. Now two Nevada girls may be headed to Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando, Fla.

After parents of other contestants challenged the results and pushed for an audit, national pageant officials agreed there were “scoring irregularities” in the June 1 state competition that crowned 15-year-old Amy Smith of Henderson as Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen.

Contestants including Smith begin gathering in Orlando Friday for the contest that culminates Aug. 2.

A news release attributed to Donna Bozarth, chairman of the pageant’s national board, said the “unfortunate situation” has resulted in the decision that “there could be two winners,” and that “each of them individually would receive the recognition and awards for being Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen and would compete separately in the national competition in Orlando.”

However, the rightful winner — said to be Haleyann Hart of Henderson — was not named in the release, and only Smith and her family had agreed to the proposal on Thursday.

“An agreement has not yet been reached with the other young lady, but we are hopeful that a resolution can be reached so that she can participate in the national competition and represent the state of Nevada as well,” the statement continued.

Hart’s mother, Marcia Cope-Hart, said Thursday she could not comment on the situation.

Amy’s father, Rick Smith, was traveling to Orlando on Thursday but emailed a statement to the Review-Journal. “Amy was crowned Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen on June 1. Since that time she has continued uninterrupted in that capacity and will represent the State in the national (pageant). Other questions are beyond me, and would need to be directed to national organization.”

Amy Hacker, state executive director of the Miss Nevada Organization, could not be reached for comment Thursday.

The state competition already was newsworthy for the rarity of having two sisters win twin titles. Ellie Smith, a previous Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen, was crowned Miss Nevada in the competition for ages 17 through 24 and will go on to compete in the Miss America pageant.

The sisters live in Henderson but traveled to Elko to compete in a less-crowded preliminary, the Miss Northeast Nevada Contest.

When Amy Smith also won the state finals competition held at the Las Vegas Academy, parents and other pageant officials challenged the results based on several factors. Primarily, Hart was the announced winner of the teen talent award, so the proportionate percentage of scoring for that award should automatically have placed her among the five top finalists.

Instead, the five finalists excluded Hart and included three 13-year-old first-year contestants, which parents cited as another red flag.

After the contest, it was determined that Hart won the interview portion of the competition as well.

In a July 17 letter obtained by the Review-Journal, Bozarth told parents: “I have spoken to most of you in the past 2 days with the news that there was a scoring error due to an incorrect ballot being used in the Scholastic Achievement portion of the competition. When our national auditor in Orlando reviewed the ballots for a re-audit of the scores, he immediately noticed the error because the scores were so inflated.

“Our auditor, using the original ballots, re-entered the Private Interview, Lifestyle and Fitness in Sportswear, Talent, and Evening Wear & Onstage Question on to the tally sheet. He then entered the correct Scholastic Achievement Scores, which resulted in a different top 5.”

Contact reporter Mike Weatherford at mweatherford@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0288.

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Subject: A message to all


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Date Posted: 03:54:09 07/24/14 Thu

I've been trying to decide what to do about allowing the posts about NV on the board without anything official being sent out. I decided to give a lot of leeway, but someone is now taking it too far. I will allow discussion about this. I will not allow this board to be used to shame a teenager into giving up her crown when it appears she has a legal right to keep it. This is for the lawyers to fight, not someone on a crusade. And I say someone because 95% of the things said about this girl and her family is coming from one poster. You can discuss it, but leave the teens alone.

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Subject: I find it interesting that no one ever talks about Nina. Why is that?


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Date Posted: 23:09:46 07/13/14 Sun


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Subject: Cinderella Internationals


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Date Posted: 23:39:42 07/23/14 Wed

Could someone explain the judging system at Cinderella Int'ls? I don't quite understand how they do it if they don't use points when there are 75 or so contestants in a division.

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Subject: Truth about MNOT


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Date Posted: 20:37:26 07/23/14 Wed

I will make this as short as possible: The Smith sisters received special treatment and broke rules from the minute they were crowned at their preliminary. The Smith family has a very close personal relationship with the former ED, Amy Hacker. She allowed them to break rules all along – some that were broken at the pageant were: having/using cell phones, leaving their room without a chaperone, their mother going backstage and speaking with production staff and mandatory paperwork not being handed in at check-in.
Haleyann was the preliminary talent winner for the teens. In such a small pageant (14 contestants), this holds a lot of value. The prelim talent winner is “usually” either the 1st RU or the winner. When the top 5 was announced and Haleyann did not place, red flags went up. Amy was not a stand out and an unexpected winner, therefore, more red flags went up. Immediately following the pageant, the President of the board resigned. Most of the parents and directors, along with others, all submitted complaints to MAOT and MAO requesting the ballots be audited and the broken rules/regulations be investigated. The Miss NV Board was allowed to basically investigate themselves and the lies continued. They audited themselves and surprise, the results came out the same. When MAOT finally requested the ballots and audited them, it was found that the scholastic scores were all incorrect. The entire Miss Nevada Board was fired. Amy Hacker claimed that Haleyann never submitted her transcripts, which was a lie and there is proof that they were submitted. Once these scores were added in correctly, the top 5 changed, leaving only two of the original top 5, one being Amy Smith. Haleyann was now in the top 5. The judges were sent ballots with the new top 5 and were asked to rank them. The winner was Haleyann. End of story. Haleyann should be the only MNOT. The reason Amy Smith won was that the Miss Nevada Board cheated and changed scores so she would win. It wasn’t a close race between the two. The Smiths have hired an attorney and are refusing to have Amy step down. Not sure how they are getting away with it, but they are insisting she still competes along with the real winner at MAOT, which is ridiculous. Again, she is not the winner – Haleyann is the winner and they are turning the whole thing into a circus. Do the right thing and step down, Amy. You and your family have all caused the other contestants and their families enough heartache.

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Subject: Guru and the Nevada mess?!?!?!


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Date Posted: 14:47:14 07/23/14 Wed

Anybody else wondering if the Guru mod may somehow be involved in the Nevada mess? Mighty odd that every single mention is removed--and a friend just told me she has been banned for asking an innocent question about how they'd handle two OTs. Nothing inflammatory, just a simple question. Maybe some of this is hitting close to home??? Perhaps friendships are at stake here?? Perhaps favors are being called in???

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Subject: Thoughts on NAM or IJM for girls?


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Date Posted: 18:58:55 06/25/14 Wed

Hi - my 7 year old has been asking to compete in a pageant. I've done a bit of research and NAM & IJM keep popping up. Does anyone have experience or opinions on these two systems?

I know we won't just want to walk in as total newbies, so I would hire coaching if needed. Is there any help from the directors on things like stage walk, wardrobe, etc before the state pageant?

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Subject: Absolutely! If the ED eliminated 3 of the 5 top five just to get a result of the girl she wanted as a winner, what do you suppose she probably did to the Miss contestants?? Hmmm, not to hard to figure out, right?


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Date Posted: 15:57:51 07/22/14 Tue


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Subject: What the Nevada decisions could mean to MAO


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Date Posted: 06:50:19 07/24/14 Thu

If indeed MAO/MAOT has allowed the original winner and the leader after prelims to both compete at nationals, doesn't it hurt their other decisions this season?
Miss DE and CO's OT both had their titles removed because of not fulfilling age requirements. Both clearly stated their ages and were okay by state (and in DE's case local) boards. They were not given an exception.
Miss FL was removed because of a tabulation error. Her state director knew about this for days, but still allowed Elizabeth to drop out of school and make significant changes in her life. Elizabeth wasn't given an exception.
Now, NVOT crowns a girl who was the clear points leader after prelims and who the Teen Director removed from the Top Five list. She was rightfully given the title, but the announced winner, who most likely wouldn't have beaten her in the final ballot is allowed to keep her title.
Why was she given an exception?
And more importantly, will MAOT/MAO making that exception not weaken their cases in all the other decisions they have made this summer.
I forsee more lawsuits and two Miss DEs being allowed to compete.

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Subject: How can this be?


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Date Posted: 12:14:04 07/23/14 Wed

If both the actual winner and the original winner of Nevada OT can compete, why can't both Miss Floridas compete?

Why are they letting the name NVOT compete when she wasn't the actual winner?

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Subject: Miss Nevada and OT


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Date Posted: 21:22:28 07/22/14 Tue

Just a warning to everyone, This Nevada mess is going to unfold soon. The whole board of directors no longer exists and both pageants are under investigation.

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Subject: Mallory named one of the 30 Under 30, changing the face of fitness


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Date Posted: 18:35:40 07/21/14 Mon

http://www.fitocracy.com/knowledge/30-under-30-the-young-professionals-changing-the-face-of-fitness/

Way to go, Mallory!

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Subject: Miss Nevada investigation


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Date Posted: 08:19:04 07/22/14 Tue

The Smith Sisters also did indeed know the rules and broke many of them. Sharing the same hotel room....Abuse of cell phones...etc. There will be much more to come on this stuff, believe me. Oh, and the MAO shouldn't be as worried about a lawsuit from the smith Sisters as they should about a class action lawsuit from the other parents. Do the right thing!! Take there Crowns. They did not win fairly.

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Subject: what's the latest with the NVOT saga?


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Date Posted: 12:22:23 07/22/14 Tue

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Subject: Miss DCOT, Cydney Taylor Hill is raising money to help offset the costs of traveling to Orlando to compete. Her mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer for the third time and any little bit of money would be greatly appreciated. To donate or read her story, visit this link: http://www.gofundme.com/DCOutstandingTeen (NT)


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Date Posted: 08:10:18 07/23/14 Wed


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