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Subject: GREAT ARTICLE ABOUT SALLY MILLER, FORMER MISS ARKANSAS AND HILLARY CLINTON


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Date Posted: 00:07:59 10/23/16 Sun

LINK BELOW:

http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh358.htm

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Subject: HILLARY'S BRIGADE OF FANS


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Date Posted: 02:24:14 10/29/16 Sat

https://youtu.be/YB91BBPt8g4

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Subject: Online Dating


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Date Posted: 03:18:27 11/17/16 Thu







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Date Posted: 22:06:16 11/22/16 Tue


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Subject: Why is last year's MA picture still at the top ?


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Date Posted: 17:20:43 11/29/16 Tue


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Subject: Sam


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Date Posted: 05:22:44 04/20/16 Wed

With all the issues this pageant has, MAO is led by a nasty and catty little self-promoter still has the time to divert into things that do not matter. An example is all the effort he has devoted into sabotaging DEFINE, much less all the other consultants he has decided he does not like. Though I have no skin in that game, that alone defines what is wrong with his pageant.

The brand is dying. Though there may be some issues with the current girl's marketability, it's doubtful that this team would succeed with a budding superstar. The focus of the brand identity is gone, there is a rotating door in terms of sponsors, and sentiment aside , what organization with any future, chooses to join itself at the hip to Atlantic City?

Then there is the question of television ratings. Though it's admirable that ABC has allowed the pageant to buy time on a dead ratings night, you have to wonder who Sam can apologize to this year to pump up the ratings? In order to bring relevance to Miss America , it's leadership needs to be semi-receptive to all that has happened in the 21st century. That goes beyond posting selfies during the national broadcast. It means some focus on a platform component that is truly spoken of. It means seeking out contestants that are great communicators, able to project them selves adequately in speaking engagements and broadcast television.

Finally there are the optics of how things are done. There have been serious issues and abuses in many state organization. There has been a conscious effort to 'pay back" folks like Kate Shindle and Mallory Hagan for going rogue, and much less known attempts at economic retaliation against long respected figures like Valerie Clemons. The business relationship between CMN and MAO is south of transparent. The business of scholarships is well documented. The purging of hundreds of strong supporters in the volunteer ranks has decimated the grass roots of this program.

There is a culture of arrogance and cynicism towards any person or idea that might just help. Even uttering an unapproved thought, will buy it's author a blackball. That in and of itself is a recipe for disaster when things are going well. By every measure, things are not going well. In order to save this program, there needs to be leadership that is transparent, accountable, and competent. Instead we have this nasty little man, with his inexperienced and incompetent staff, and enabled by a stacked board of directors, who has forgotten the meaning of the term fiduciary responsibility.

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Subject: Talented Miss Americas


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Date Posted: 21:20:19 10/28/16 Fri

I have been watching Miss America for 50 years. In my opinion Betty was the most talented and the prettiest. I can watch her talent over and over again and not grow tired of it. The only other two who were both pretty and talented were Leanza and Kim A.

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Subject: Guru block me.


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Date Posted: 06:42:27 11/21/16 Mon

I was blocked for calling out guru for deleting my posts that The current Miss America looks like Allison Demarcus in one picture. Lol

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Subject: THIS PAGE HAS DETERIORATED FASTER THAN HILLARY CLINTON'S DEPENDS.


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Date Posted: 22:12:00 11/20/16 Sun


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Subject: I wasn't a fan of Betty during her reign but I am definitely having more fun following her (and even Kira and Nina) than Savvy. The MA marketing team needs to kick it up a notch!


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Date Posted: 04:57:43 11/01/16 Tue


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Subject: Any news about Savvy at the AMAs this weekend? Excited to see her on the red carpet again!


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Date Posted: 09:18:26 11/11/16 Fri


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Subject: THIS BOARD IS OFFICIALLY DEAD


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Date Posted: 16:50:10 11/07/16 Mon


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Subject: JOIN THE ILLUMINATI BROTHERHOOD SOCIETY AND BECOME A MILLIONAIRE !!!


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Date Posted: 23:43:43 11/11/16 Fri

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Subject: Social Media


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Date Posted: 17:31:20 10/26/16 Wed

It is clear that people have too much time on their hands. Useless hours wasted on senseless matters. One of the great minds of our generation, Dr Malioko said that the Internet was the work of the devil. He went on to predict it would be the end of pageants, mainly due to nameless people giving opinions on very stupid matters. Dr Malioko went on to say any woman who invests love, hardwork and dedication into a goal of becoming a title holder and role model for young women should be treated with more respect. Heather Whitestone was quoted when asked how she heard the music, she said " I hear it with my heart" . More people should listen and speak with their hearts. It saddens my heart as a follower of Dr Malioko, to see the nameless comments that are based in hatred and poor up bringing. We can be better people. We can do it together.

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Subject: THIS MESSAGE BOARD IS TRULY FUCKED UP.


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Date Posted: 23:51:49 10/26/16 Wed


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Subject: Remember...ALWAYS a Miss America


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Date Posted: 08:08:56 12/02/15 Wed

Mallory Hagan tweet below from Dec. 1:

I'm in the middle seat and the guy next to me, at the window, is no less than 400 lbs. I don't understand how having half a seat is ok.

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Subject: SIGN THE PETITION: REMOVE JOHNNY MAC FROM THE MISS CT LEADERSHIP TEAM


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Date Posted: 12:26:34 10/05/16 Wed

http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/remove-john-mocadlo-from-miss-ct-scholarship-leadership-team

Since the Barberino Corporation has taken over as the leadership team of the Miss Ct Scholarship Program there has been nothing but DRAMA. John Mocadlo (Johnny Mac) clearly should be removed as ex officio member along with his ex wife Teresa Scanlan given their bitter divorce. Johnny Mac has no business near those contestants or title holders. Given his track record cheating on his ex fiance Brittany Decker with his now ex wife Theresa Scanlan, it's just a matter of time before he strikes again. These young women are in their early 20's and should not be subjected to John Mocadlo using them as his exclusive dating pool. The internet and blogs are on fire over his actions, google for yourself

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Subject: Message from Moderator


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Date Posted: 09:31:58 11/01/15 Sun

Yes, I've been MIA. Yes, I've been skimming the posts now and then. No, I haven't been deleting anything. No, I did not change the photo at the top of the page. No, I don't owe anyone an explanation. I had personal stuff to take care of and the majority of my online time was spent on a phone in the middle of airports, so I was not moderating this board. I have been back for 2 weeks now and as you can imagine, after being gone for months, a pageant message board isn't exactly your top priority. I got to it when I could and that means today.

Photo is now changed. Congratulations to Betty.

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Subject: So, uh, has the 1st RU been informed yet?


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Date Posted: 13:10:20 12/20/15 Sun

Who's the 1st RU to Miss PR? Something tells me she'll soon have a crown on her pretty little head.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/miss-puerto-rico-destiny-velez-suspended_567661efe4b014efe0d5cf0f

http://www.latintimes.com/pulse/miss-puerto-rico-destiny-velez-stands-donald-trump-muslim-ban-360389

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Subject: Betty


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Date Posted: 17:19:51 02/29/16 Mon

Can some of the GA people here clear up some stories we have been hearing about our Miss America?

1) She is getting married as soon as she gives up her title.

2) She dropped out of school to prepare for last year's Miss GA pageant?

3) DCP doesn't care for Betty and that is why she is getting so few appearances?

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Subject: Sorry, but it also has to be said....


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Date Posted: 04:17:08 01/25/16 Mon

This has been a tough year for Miss america's bookings. Any ideas why this winner has been non embraced by the public?

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Subject: What does this mean?


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Date Posted: 19:38:45 03/10/16 Thu

From Twitter:

Mallory Hytes Hagan ‏@ItsMalloryHagan
It's hilarious that someone is spending money on legal fees and (likely) countless hours on conference calls to discuss little ole me. Hehe

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Subject: Betty's January appearance


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Date Posted: 17:09:19 01/17/16 Sun

Since New Years weekend, Betty has only made appearance in GA. It must be true that Betty is not popular in terms of bookings

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Subject: A sore winner is someone who wins and spends far too much time gloating over it, to the point that the rest of the people feel poorly about even participating.


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Date Posted: 06:43:59 12/10/15 Thu


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Subject: Great Article by Mallory in Bustle...


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Date Posted: 22:16:50 12/25/15 Fri

I won Miss America In 2013 And Here Are 5 Surprising Truths About Pageants

MALLORY HYTES HAGAN


High-maintenance women. Fake boobs. Mean girls. Butt glue. “Iraqis and such as.” Movies like Miss Congeniality, coupled with the occasional live TV mishap (Hello, Steve Harvey and Miss Universe), have certainly helped craft a stereotype of what it means to participate in a beauty pageant. I’m sorry, scholarship organization. If you watched Miss Universe on Sunday, I’m almost positive that one of those images crossed your mind — even before you were completely shocked to death by Harvey announcing the wrong winner. Congratulations Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtbzach!

For the last 13 years of my life, I have simultaneously been a part of the Miss America Organization and defying the “pageant girl” stereotype. There are a ton of positives to participating in the pageantry. I believe it promotes adaptability, independence, and greater cultural awareness, and the good qualities I gained by participating are endless. As a former Miss America, I’m here to let you in on five surprising truths about pageants.

1. It's Networking Gold


Holding a pageant title means that you have infinite opportunities to network in the community. When you see a woman wearing a sash and crown at an event, I assure you that she’s there for more than photos. Each event is a chance to meet people and create relationships with community leaders, advocates, and business owners. So many doors open for you when you become “Miss [insert title here],” and the women who are participating in pageants are smart and driven, often making connections that lead to job opportunities in the future. Not too shabby.

2. You Gain Mad Interview Skills
Speaking of jobs … Preparing for pageants requires an intense amount of interview practice. The Miss America and Miss Universe Organizations require that every contestant be interviewed by their respective panels of judges. While the interview styles are different for each, both are looking for someone who can handle tough questions with smart, articulate, thoughtful responses. Becoming Miss America or Miss USA means that you are the face of an entire brand and its sponsors for 365 days. As such, it's important that the woman who wins can handle anything the media throws her way. After the pageants are over, the ability to position yourself in an interview room and pivot between topics becomes a great asset.

3. There Are Substantial Scholarships
The Miss America Organization is the one of the largest providers of scholarship dollars to young women in the country, and the winner of Miss USA walks away with a two-year scholarship to the New York Film Academy. Many participants have used their scholarships to completely fund their college educations, pay back student loans, or continue on to graduate school. In my years competing in the Miss America Organization, I tallied a little over $70,000 in scholarships, and continue to use it today at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

4. It's Very Service-Oriented
One of the most important aspects of major pageants like Miss America and Miss Universe is that they are huge proponents of service. Miss USA focuses on topics like awareness for ovarian and breast cancers, attending events and advocating for early detection screening. Miss America is the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In addition, both women have the chance to visit Washington, D.C. throughout their reigns and meet with lawmakers about their respective interests.


5. You Make Friends for Life


No mean girls here. I've found the ladies I've met while competing in pageants to be among the most uplifting, inspiring, kind women I know. The women who rise to the top are there to gain friendships and support one another. At the end of the day, you can only bring your best self to the process, and as such, that confidence means that you are not competing with the women next to you. Rather, you're celebrating them and their accomplishments as well as your own. Pageant “sisters” turn into lifelong friends, confidants, and sometimes even bridesmaids.

So while there is certainly some truth to those silly things you hear about the world of pageantry, the reality is that, while participating admittedly places you on a stage to be judged while wearing a barely-there swimsuit, it can lead to some surprising opportunities both in life and in business. There’s more to it than what you see on television. I look forward to seeing where Pia Wurtbzach’s year as Miss Universe takes her.

Mallory Hagan was Miss America 2013, and is currently a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Follow her @ItsMalloryHagan or www.ItsMalloryHagan.com

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Subject: Now that the pageant is over do you expect the girls who worked with Define to go public?


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Date Posted: 14:29:06 09/16/15 Wed

I'm curious how many state titleholders they worked with. It's also a shame they have to be so secretive because if they had several girls that did well it would certainly help business.
It was always assumed by many AL was one because of her connections with Mallory's mom and a 4th runner up would be something to brag about.
I also thought perhaps OK because I remember her getting help from Mallory on interview the year before she won her state title but that was before Mallory was a real coach and before the big coaching issues.

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Subject: Looking for a place to get custom vocal accompaniment tracks... other than Musica creations.


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Date Posted: 16:22:32 11/04/15 Wed

I am looking for a source for accompaniment track for my daughter. We have used musical creations in the past but they do not have the songs we are looking for.

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Subject: banned


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Date Posted: 17:19:50 11/15/15 Sun

I got banned from the other forum for defending Betty against those people who say all the nasty things about her. I am not sure how that works. An opinion is just that but I thought things like saying she looked 50 years old at and tired in one post and that her dress should be put back on the bed where it belonged were jut plain nasty and tasteless. So if scolding them for posting those got me banned well so be it. Lol!

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Subject: Is anyone else tired of the #teambetty phenomena.


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Date Posted: 18:39:23 11/30/15 Mon


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Subject: REMOVE JOHNNY MAC: SIGN THE PETITION: http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/remove-john-mocadlo-from-miss-ct-scholarship-leadership-team


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Date Posted: 13:01:36 10/05/16 Wed

TO ALL SPONSORS OF THE MISS CT SCHOLARSHIP ORGANIZATION

http://www.voy.com/223730/

http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/remove-john-mocadlo-from-miss-ct-scholarship-leadership-team

Since the Barberino Corporation has taken over as the leadership team of the Miss Ct Scholarship Program there has been nothing but DRAMA. John Mocadlo (Johnny Mac) clearly should be removed as ex officio member along with his ex wife Teresa Scanlan given their bitter divorce. Johnny Mac has no business near those contestants or title holders. Given his track record cheating on his ex fiance Brittany Decker with his now ex wife Teresa Scanlan, it's just a matter of time before he strikes again. These young women are in their early 20's and should not be subjected to John Mocadlo using them as his exclusive dating pool. The internet and blogs are on fire over his actions, google for yourself.

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Subject: Is this why the title holders seem to be exclusive to the Barberino Nissan dealership? Kind of seems like a conflict of interest doesn’t it? The official Attorney on record for The Miss Ct Organization Attorney John Conway is the same Attorney on record for Barberino Nissan and a close personal friend of yours Jonny Mac and the Barberino family…. And you have Brittany Barberino who is on the Board for Miss Ct Organization and she works for and is growing the Barberino Nissan dealership. Can we, the public, get an update if there have been any changes in the new and exciting direction of the organization? Since you posted a big announcement only 8 months ago that you and your wife Teresa Scanlan would both be serving as ex officio members, has that changed given your recent divorce?


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Date Posted: 19:23:55 10/01/16 Sat

Is this why the title holders seem to be exclusive to the Barberino Nissan dealership? Kind of seems like a conflict of interest doesn’t it? The official Attorney on record for The Miss Ct Organization Attorney John Conway is the same Attorney on record for Barberino Nissan and a close personal friend of yours Jonny Mac and the Barberino family…. And you have Brittany Barberino who is on the Board for Miss Ct Organization and she works for and is growing the Barberino Nissan dealership.
Can we, the public, get an update if there have been any changes in the new and exciting direction of the organization? Since you posted a big announcement only 8 months ago that you and your wife Teresa Scanlan would both be serving as ex officio members, has that changed given your recent divorce?

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Subject: HILLARY EATS THE SHIT OFF OF DONALD'S SHOES.


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Date Posted: 16:39:20 10/01/16 Sat


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Subject: Mallory's Mom


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Date Posted: 15:27:16 10/08/16 Sat

What just happened between MAO and Mallory? Her mom wrote on FB that she will no longer be supporting the organization.

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Subject: Isn't great that we have a beautiful and kind Miss America we can be proud of again?


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Date Posted: 03:14:14 09/14/16 Wed


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Subject: Any chance we can get a new picture up top? Someting a bit more current would be lovely!


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Date Posted: 17:07:26 10/10/16 Mon


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Subject: What are the best (most successful and marketable) platforms?


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Date Posted: 10:18:22 10/14/16 Fri


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Subject: SAVVY is.............


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Date Posted: 20:27:41 10/03/16 Mon

Adorable, charming, has a great, positive attitude, talented, communicates well, is liked by everybody.....but.......

I'm already really BORED. I can't figure it out. When was the last time we had a Miss A that everyone supports and who doesn't bring a bunch of controversy?? We have one and I'm snoring...couldn't care less what she's up to, it's all just so bland. Maybe I need to watch more reality tv.

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Subject: What's the news?


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Date Posted: 10:08:00 09/14/16 Wed

51 contestants have now returned home from AC. What are they saying of their experience? Love it? Did it live up to their expectations? Who impressed them? Who or what disappointed them?

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Subject: What is going on in NM? I saw on the Guru board that both the Miss and Teen are no longer the state titleholders as posted on their Facebook pages but the thread was deleted. Does anyone have information on what is going on?


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Date Posted: 09:34:00 10/06/16 Thu


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Subject: Just wanted to say a fond farewell to our friends at #teambetty. Whether they called themselves "Jay" or "Nonya" or "Betty Fan" or today's racist "Joyce Hamilton" .. They have made us appreciate Tara Dawn, Kira, and all the others so much more. Thanks to them we learned about places like Conyers, Jonesboro, and "Warner Podunk " as places to avoid. As the sunsets on Betty's reign, we hope that our friends at IP address 107.216.90.106 give the new girl a chance. And stop picking on Teresa and Kira and Mallory too.


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Date Posted: 15:42:48 09/11/16 Sun


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Subject: Glad others feel the same. The other board deletes all comments about davvy if they do not claim to love her.


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Date Posted: 07:17:25 10/04/16 Tue


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Subject: So that's why the Miss Ct title holders seem to only do appearances for the Barberino Nissan dealership


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Date Posted: 19:33:23 10/01/16 Sat

So that's why the Miss Ct title holders seem to only do appearances for the Barberino Nissan dealership, that ,,,and Brittany Barberino is on the Board of Directors

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Subject: Shannon Oliver takes down the unfortunate Baciliky Andris Cantrell


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Date Posted: 21:36:24 08/18/16 Thu


A RESPONSE TO MISS AMERICA’S ‘PARADES ARE THE WORST’ INTERVIEW


Alrighty. Most of you crazy people reading this are pageant aficionados who already know the ins and outs of the latest Miss America controversy (same!), but for those of you who’ve never been a girl, had a daughter, or coached someone who knows how to apply butt glue while simultaneously reviewing facts about the economy, let me catch you up real quick.

The current Miss America, Betty Cantrell, participated in an interview with Broadly, a channel of Vice “Magazine,” which calls itself a website “devoted to representing the multiplicity of women’s experiences.” If you skim through their rolodex of articles, you’ll find that they specialize in feeding stereotypes. Overt femininity, reality television, or anything that doesn’t revolve around liberal feminism=easy target. And what’s easier to spin than an interview with a beauty queen? Unfortunately, Betty didn’t do herself or the Miss America Organization any favors, so the pageant world is pretty disenchanted with her at the moment.

In this “interview,” which is a word that gives more professional credit to this writeup than it deserves, the “journalist” closely examines Betty’s “richly pigmented makeup” and the pickiness of her diet.

“Someone suggests the chicken paillard, but Miss America is unmoved by this dish’s description and ends up settling on the rotisserie chicken sandwich, which will be dismantled by the end of our meal.”

With quotes like that, it was extremely hard for me to take this “profile piece” seriously. Obviously, the whole thing was spun to fit the “spoiled, bratty pageant girl” narrative, which, to me, is a painfully unoriginal cliché at this point in the entertainment world. But what can I expect from a 20-something author whose “rich” history of writing for Playboy and The Daily Beast revolves around attention-hungry journalism, instead of smart, compelling writing?

And if you think the author didn’t mean any harm, I hardly think someone would fact check the ingredients of a sandwich without deliberate intention to use said sandwich as a key component to the tone and spin of her article:

You may think I’m being harsh, but so is choosing to use your talent in such a selfish and unimaginative way. This chick is a strong writer– the kind of talent that shouldn’t be wasted on projecting her own, uninformed issues with pageantry onto a story that could hold so many other possibilities.

However, there is a flip side. And that is what came out of Betty’s mouth to aggravate the author’s already-critical eye.

“And I’m not having anyone do my hair and makeup all week? That is so irritating.”

“Parades are the worst. You just stand there and wave.”

“[During the July 4th parade] I just wanted to die. It was really, really hot, and I was so tired… and I was not having a good hair day, and I didn’t like the dress I had to wear.”

“There was no water for me, and the float I was on was, like, a bunch of random people that wanted to talk the whole time…It was a nightmare.”


I don’t care how picky she is about her chicken. I don’t care that she wants to become a country singer instead of finishing her education. I don’t care that she wishes she could post pictures of her boyfriend on social media.

What I do care about is that she’s not mature enough to represent the Miss America Organization with class and respect. Or, you know…gratitude. I have heard rumors of her attitude throughout this year of service, so I can’t say I was entirely surprised by what I read in this article. Heck, from her onstage question down to her personal style, you can tell she’s rather sheltered, which often coincides with a spoiled nature. Not always, but often.

Now, I don’t know Betty personally, so I can’t say with certainty that she is bratty, diva-esque (not in a good way), and completely ineloquent, but where there’s smoke, there’s fire. We don’t know the ins and outs of why she publicly let her guard down to the point of completely throwing a clothing sponsor under the bus and complaining about something as shallow as hair and makeup, but I honestly don’t think anything going on behind the scenes is an excuse for such careless and downright ugly comments. I have quite a few friends who are former Miss Americas, and while they’ve certainly revealed to me some of the frustrating, tiresome aspects of the job, they knew to respect their role as the face of the organization during their year. Goodness knows they would never have been so haughty as to lament over doing their own makeup.

Even if this “journalist” asked leading questions like, “What’s the worst part of the job?” or “Parades must be awful…tell me what you think,” Betty should have had the wherewithal to respond with grace. I tried to put myself in her shoes, but even with some soul searching of my own issues, I can assuredly say I never would have even thought to complain about an actual aspect of the job. I think I would have said something like, “I will say it’s tough to be away from my family for an entire year.” Or perhaps, “Parades are part of the job, and even though they can be long, I’m happy to be part of such exciting events.”

As a public figure, YOU need to be in charge of developing your public persona– don’t let journalists do that on your behalf. This isn’t to say pageant girls always need to have boring, PC answers, but they can’t say whatever they want. They’re not typical celebrities who work solely for themselves. They’re paid by an organization, so their demeanor needs to reflect such obligation. When you’re no longer getting a paycheck from the MAO office, be as candid as you please.

I doubt that Betty is a completely ungracious, immature woman at heart. But the stressful year as Miss America seems to have certainly stirred those qualities within her. My hope is that this VICE article– and the backlash in response– is enough for her to re-check her attitude. At the moment, I’m sure she’s feeling defensive, horrified, and angry. But once those feelings subside, it’s her responsibility to use this article as a tool for self-awareness, self-improvement, and practice for future run-ins with cut throat media sources. After all, if she plans on pursuing a career in entertainment, she better get used to spinning her image the way she wants it. Otherwise, plenty of people will happily take the reins.

When it comes to this specific article, both the interviewer and interviewee are at fault for such a negative depiction of Miss America. As a woman who continuously fights the stereotypes placed upon me whenever someone finds out I was Miss New York, I am disappointed in both women involved.

To the angry feminist journalist, I’m disheartened that a woman of your intelligence and drive would choose to tear down another woman. Don’t be a living contradiction.

To Betty Cantrell, you messed up, but it’s not the end. It is your choice to decide if this will define your legacy, so have a glass of wine, take a a deep breath, and reconsider the way in which you present yourself. Miss America may be a tough, sometimes maddening job, but it comes with responsibility to represent the organization that pays you– and other women in pageantry– well. At least during your year of service, present yourself to the public with dignity, as so many exhausted, frustrated, and talented formers have done before you.

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Subject: Since this board is being trashed by the Hillary detractors and the friends of the last Miss America..here's another grossly uncalled for topic? Which Miss America was the best in bed? I figure this will either be a lively discussion or (fingers crossed) it might cause some posts to go away .


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Subject: The Veil was lifted


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Date Posted: 12:05:36 09/12/16 Mon

I liked Betty and Drank the Kool Aide and I am sorry. I was a little shocked as I watched the telecast last night. Did anyone else catch when she took her final walk, she looked to her right to someone offstage and it looked like she said "You Don't want this Job?" Then when is put the Sash on Savvy and it was Flipped she says "Oh Shit!" ...I may seem prud, but those are not appropriate dialogue befitting an reigning or an outgoing queen.

I did see on her Instagram that she did infact get engaged this morning. Congrats. I am worried about the duration though, it seems he has been in her life for the full year, if you look at his Instagram he loves using firarms and has the Crown tattoed on his Arm and is present in a Lot of her photos on his instagram. I wish her the best. Now lets change the picture above to SAVVY and have a Great and very different year in here!!!

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Subject: Since this board is being trashed by the Hillary detractors and the friends of the last Miss America..here's another grossly uncalled for topic? Which Miss America was the best in bed? I figure this will either be a lively discussion or (fingers crossed) it might cause some posts to go away .


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Subject: Guru Access


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Date Posted: 13:42:33 07/12/16 Tue

Question for all of you who are more web savvy than me.
Since the Guru board has come back, I have been banned from viewing that site. I have three devices I can use. Since Guru's return, I haven't been able to view it on two devices ever and on one device, I can occasionally.

What is the reason this is happening?

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Subject: THOSE QUESTIONS


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Date Posted: 22:12:25 09/11/16 Sun

Come on!!!!!!! A bunch of liberals wrote those questions and you know it! Baiting contestants to give a political opinion one way or the other is WRONG! Who was it though that laughed when they got the HIllary Clinton question. Had I been asked that I would have been honest and lost on the spot. I would say, 'honesty in a candidate is everything. When you are caught in so many lies it's important the media calls the candidate on those issues. What we have this year is an obvious attempt to swing the election to someone whose health is questionable, not to mention her judgement and level of honesty." BOOM

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Subject: A very interesting interview with a very disillusioned and bitter Miss america. https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/parades-are-the-worst-miss-america-reflects-on-her-reign


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Subject: MISS ALABAMA'S FIRST CONTESTANT


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Date Posted: 23:28:27 09/12/16 Mon

It comes from a great Birmingham pageant authority that a first timer will compete and perform a talent not seen on the state pageant for several decades. She will be shooting tater tots from her cooch to Yankee Doodle Dandy. I hear that she'll be a shoe in for a preliminary talent award. My only concern is if those tater tots will be cooked first.

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Subject: SO BETTY CANTRELL SAID SHIT.


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Date Posted: 14:08:05 09/13/16 Tue

why the fuss? You say far worse every single day! That girl can sing.I wish her nothing but success.

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Subject: MISS AMERICA RATINGS


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Date Posted: 13:18:47 09/12/16 Mon

ABC’s broadcast of the Miss America competition earned a 1.3, off 0.2 vs. last year. TOTAL OF 6.23 MILLION VIEWERS. Down from last year.

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Subject: Who is your favorite underdog this year?


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Date Posted: 18:27:38 08/08/16 Mon

We all seem to see the same girls get recognized as strong competitors, but are there any girls you see sneaking their way into top 15 without being recognized now? Seems like a strong class all around!

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Subject: 3 QUESTIONS YOU PROBABLY WON'T HAVE AT MISS AMERICA.


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1. Black people tend to burn down and loot their communities, when they interpret injustice. Why don't you think Caucasians and Asians do this?

2. Why do you feel race relations, home ownership, and jobs have decreased for the black community under President Obama?

3.Why do you think all of the cities leading with gun violence are led by Democrats?

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Subject: Anyone have a favorite to win Miss America, Please no bashing. Just name the state that you think has the best chance of winning. There is no sense in bashing anyone.


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Subject: Miss wisconsins mouth


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Date Posted: 08:59:15 09/11/16 Sun

I have to go to all Miss America followers on this
WHY cant Miss Wisconsin CLOSE HER MOUTH DURING PHOTOS!!!!!
PLEASE LETS GET INPUT ON THIS

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Subject: OK folks...Miss America Top 10...GO!


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Subject: MISS PUERTO RICO'S TALENT PRESENTATION


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Having sat through all of the preliminary competitions I can clearly say in my opinion Miss Puerto Rico had the most bizarre talent this year. Really felt sorry for her.

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Subject: Please get this post about this Teresa off of here. It is tired.


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Subject: Any chance MAO will follow Miss USA's lead and FINALLY change age out to 26 or more?


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Subject: Outside of Betty, who were the most difficult and disliked Miss America's. I keep seeing Betty compared to Tara Dawn Holland. Was TDH that bad?


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Subject: Competition Magazine


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Date Posted: 14:22:30 08/22/16 Mon

Hi I ordered my 2016 magazine over 2 weeks ago and the pageant is in 3 weeks. Does anyone know when it might Ship?? Plus I was going to Contact MAO directly, but the site seems to be down?

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Subject: Night 2 Prelim Winners


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Date Posted: 17:42:12 09/07/16 Wed

Congratulations ladies!!!!

Miss Arkansas - Talent
Miss Maryland - Life Style and and Fitness!

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Subject: After a Year....are you going to miss the #teambetty phenomena? Any farewell messages for our friends as they leave the board on pageant night?


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Subject: What happened to this?


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Date Posted: 18:14:56 07/04/16 Mon

Last September, Sam announced that Miss America 2016 would work with Michelle Obama and The White House on a new project

Anyone know what happened?

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Subject: One Question : Who was really "the best Miss America ever?" And why? What is your criteria?


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PS- In order to have a fair and serious discussion, its really too early to assess the past 5 (possibly 10) winners. (I think their career after matters some.) Serious answers only. Please.

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Subject: VIDEOS ARE NOW POSTED


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Come see your favorites! There are hundreds of videos from this year's contestants. See your favorites in interviews, talent and more. There's even a proposal. Also, starting tomorrow night, LIVE REPORTS from Atlantic City through Sunday night.

voy.com/209312/

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Subject: Brittany Barberino filed for divorce too


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The whole Barberino family is an absolute trainwreck. Tom Barberino Sr had a longtime affair too, and from what I hear his wife LouAnn is no prize either. She had an affair as well, and the guy she had an affair with is a family friend name Frank. These people are complete trash no amount of money can change that. SO GROSS!

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Subject: 5 months & 5 days to go. Then we can hope for a girl with a nice family


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Subject: Great podcast on Pageant Junkies from nurse Kelly! Take a listen...


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Subject: DOES ANYONE THINK KARLIE HAY SHOULD GIVE UP HER CROWN SHE WON OVER THE WEEKEND FOR MISS USA-TEEN, FOR MAKING RACIST REMARKS?


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Subject: Miss NH silence


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Date Posted: 12:51:54 07/26/16 Tue

Interesting that the Miss NH people never care to update on local titleholders or happenings. Their message board is empty and their state queen rarely tweets. Doesn't sound promising for an organization promoting social media competence.

NH will never make it out of their rut if they insist on no attention/publicity for their girls.

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Subject: I know this is an MAO board, but in related news - Oklahoma wins again!


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Subject: MAOT-WINNERS TONIGHT ANYONE


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Subject: Will anyone be live tweeting at MAOT? I would love to follow!!!


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Subject: MAOT- What is going on?


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Subject: MISS CA is supposedly friends with one of the judges that picked her........?


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Date Posted: 22:14:06 07/11/16 Mon

I saw a thread on the CA message board that the new Miss CA is friends with one of her judges, but now the entire post has been removed. I want to know more. Jackie Geist (former Miss CA) was one of the judges and is best friends with Jessa's Director?? People are deducing that from Facebook posts. Can anyone provide factual info? I was trying to decipher the thread but CA has removed it. Any idea why?

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