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Subject: Barberino commercial


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Date Posted: 00:22:22 09/25/16 Sun

Read the following posting on the Miss CT voy board. I am beyond shocked that the Miss CT Org. would maintain any type of contact with Barberino for obvious reasons. There are morals clauses that need to be lived up to by the organization in addition to the contestants!


"I cannot tell you how much it pains me to see our beautiful Miss CT in a Barberino commercial saying the words "ALLS it takes is $100 and a job"... this is a scholarship organization. Alyssa is an educated young woman. Why she was made to read Johnny Mac's catch phrase "ALLS it takes" line is a mystery to me and maybe she felt like she had to read it verbatim but it's embarrassing. That's beyond poor grammar, it's not even English."

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Subject: Miss Louisianna's talent was very good. How she not win anything?


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Date Posted: 00:04:40 09/25/16 Sun


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Subject: I heard a rumor that Sam takes private jets all over and expenses them to Miss America. Is this true and is there a way to find out? We locals work way to hard to support a system where someone wastes money raised on things like this. Miss America takes commercial airlines as do many celebrities so why does Sam think we should be paying for private jets? I really wish he would go away. Does anyone know how to pull records? Miss America is a 5013c so this has to be filed and public, right? Sam has lined the BOD with people who are afraid of him or who he has in his pocket so they will never get rid of him. We need a pageant movement to take our pageant back! Who is on board?


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Subject: Congratulations to @MissAmericaMI who was the recipient of a $1000 Non-Finalist Talent Scholarship Award for her piano performance!


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Subject: Congratulations to @MissAmericaNC who was the recipient of a $1000 Non-Finalist Talent Scholarship Award for her lyrical dance performance!


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Date Posted: 23:23:24 09/24/16 Sat



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Subject: top 5 in final question


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Date Posted: 21:15:20 09/24/16 Sat

my t 5 in the final question only are
texas
Mississippi
Maryland
Arkansas
and washington

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Subject: Congrats to Mikaela Shaw- Miss Wyoming 2015 and Wyoming Sweetheart 2013 was just crowned Miss Wyoming USA 2017. Also congrats to Addison Treesh= Miss Wyoming's Outstanding Teen 2014 was just 3rd runner up to Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2017


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Date Posted: 21:49:33 09/18/16 Sun


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Subject: MA track record


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Date Posted: 02:42:12 09/22/16 Thu

Someone asked me to do this so I did. These are all of the placements by all states. Contestants ranking in Top 6-10 were labeled in the Top 10 and those 11-20 were labeled in either the Top 15, 18, or 20 depending on the state placement. I will also be ranking all the states from 1 to 52 based off of their track record which will be posted as a response below.

Alabama: Winner- 3, 1RU- 3, 2RU- 5, 3RU- 5, 4RU- 5, Top 10- 18, Top 12- 1, Top 15- 8, Prelim Talent- 14, Prelim Swimsuit- 11
Alaska: Top 10- 1, Prelim Swimsuit- 1
Arizona: Winner- 2, 3RU- 3, 4RU- 3, Top 10- 5, Top 15- 1, Prelim Talent- 2, Prelim Swimsuit- 2
Arkansas: Winner- 3, 1RU- 4, 2RU- 2, 3RU- 3, 4RU- 1, Top 10- 10, Top 16- 6, Prelim Talent- 2, Prelim Swimsuit- 11
California: Winner- 6, 1RU- 9, 2RU- 5, 3RU- 8, 4RU- 7, Top 10- 11, Top 20- 5, Prelim Talent- 13, Prelim Swimsuit- 21
Colorado: Winner- 2, 1RU- 1, 2RU- 2, 3RU- 2, Top 10- 3, Top 12- 1, Prelim Swimsuit- 2
Connecticut: Winner- 1, 2RU- 1, Top 10- 5, Top 16- 4, Prelim Talent- 4, Prelim Swimsuit- 2
Delaware: Top 10- 4, Top 15- 2, Prelim Talent- 4, Prelim SS- 1
DC: Winner- 2, 1RU- 3, 2RU- 1, 3RU- 2, 4RU- 2, Top 10- 3, Top 15- 7, Prelim Talent- 10, Prelim Swimsuit- 6
Florida: Winner- 2, 1RU- 2, 2RU- 4, 3RU- 4, 4RU- 9, Top 10- 15, Top 16- 11
Georgia: Winner- 2, 1RU- 3, 2RU- 3, 3RU- 1, 4RU- 1, Top 10- 7, Top 15- 4, Prelim Talent- 5, Prelim Swimsuit- 7
Hawaii: Winner- 2, 1RU- 1, 2RU- 2, 4RU- 1, Top 10- 14, Top 15- 1, Prelim Talent- 5, Prelim Swimsuit- 8
Idaho: 1RU- 1, Top 10- 1, Top 15- 3, Prelim Swimsuit- 1
Illinois: Winner- 5, 1RU- 3, 2RU- 3, 3RU- 3, 4RU- 2, Top 10- 9, Top 16- 6, Prelim Talent- 8, Prelim Swimsuit- 9
Indiana: Winner- 1, 1RU- 4, 2RU- 2, 3RU- 1, 4RU- 4, Top 10- 7, Top 20- 5, Prelim Talent- 7, Prelim Swimsuit- 5
Iowa: 1RU- 2, 2RU- 2, 3RU- 1, 4RU- 1, Top 10- 7, Top 15- 2, Prelim Talent- 4, Prelim SS- 3
Kansas: Winner- 3, 2RU- 1, 3RU- 3, Top 10- 7, Top 16- 1, Prelim Talent- 5, Prelim SS- 7
Kentucky: Winner- 1, 2RU- 1, 3RU- 1, 4RU- 4, Top 10- 10, Top 18- 10, Prelim Talent- 4, Prelim SS- 5
Louisiana: 1RU- 4, 3RU- 4, 4RU- 2, Top 10- 9, Top 18- 3, Prelim Talent- 5, Prelim SS- 6
Maine: 2RU- 1, 4RU- 1, Top 18- 1, Prelim Talent- 1
Maryland: 1RU- 1, 3RU- 2, 4RU- 1, Top 10- 8, Top 20- 2, Prelim Talent- 4, Prelim SS- 4
Massachusetts: 1RU- 3, 2RU- 1, 3RU- 1, 4RU- 1, Top 10- 10, Top 16- 3, Prelim Talent- 6, Prelim SS- 2
Michigan: Winner- 5, 2RU- 2, 3RU- 1, 4RU- 1, Top 10- 7, Top 18- 4, Prelim Talent- 7, Prelim SS- 4
Minnesota: Winner- 3, 1RU- 1, 3RU- 1, 4RU- 5, Top 10- 4, Top 15- 3, Prelim Talent- 10, Prelim SS- 5
Mississippi- Winner- 4, 1RU- 4, 2RU- 4, 3RU- 4, 4RU- 4, Top 10- 9, Top 20- 5, Prelim Talent- 5 Prelim SS- 14
Missouri: Winner- 1, 1RU- 1, 2RU- 1, 3RU- 2, 4RU- 2, Top 10- 4, Top 20- 5, Prelim Talent- 2, Prelim SS- 2
Montana: Top 10- 2, Top 16- 2, Prelim Talent- 4
Nebraska: Winner- 1, Top 10- 4, Top 20- 3, Prelim Talent- 4, Prelim SS- 1
Nevada: 2RU- 1, 3RU- 1, Top 10- 3, Top 16- 1, Prelim Talent- 1, Prelim SS- 2
New Hampshire: 4RU- 1, Top 10- 1, Top 15- 2, Prelim Talent- 2, Prelim SS- 2
New Jersey: Winner- 2, 1RU- 1, 2RU- 4, 3RU- 3, Top 10- 5, Top 16- 6, Prelim Talent- 3, Prelim SS- 2
New Mexico: Top 10- 7, Prelim Talent- 1, Prelim SS- 1
New York: Winner- 6, 1RU- 3, 2RU- 2, 3RU- 3, 4RU- 2, Top 10- 12, Top 16- 14, Prelim Talent- 9, Prelim SS- 12
North Carolina: Winner- 1, 1RU- 4, 2RU- 4, 3RU- 1, 4RU- 3, Top 10- 2, Top 16- 6, Prelim Talent- 6, Prelim ss- 8
North Dakota: Top 10- 3, Top 16- 1, Prelim Talent- 2
Ohio: Winner- 6, 1RU- 3, 2RU- 1, 3RU- 2, 4RU- 1, Top 10- 6, Top 16- 7, Prelim Talent- 10, Prelim SS- 5
Oklahoma: Winner- 6, 1RU- 2, 2RU- 6, 4RU- 6, Top 10- 10, Top 20- 5, Prelim Talent- 10, Prelim SS- 6
Oregon: Winner- 1, 1RU- 2, 2RU- 1, 3RU- 2, Top 10- 7, Top 15- 4, Prelim Talent- 3, Prelim SS- 2
Pennsylvania: Winner- 5, 1RU- 1, 2RU- 2, 3RU- 2, 4RU- 2, Top 10- 11, Top 20- 15, Prelim Talent- 8, Prelim SS- 2
Puerto Rico: Prelim SS- 1
Rhode Island: 3RU- 1, Top 10- 1, Top 15- 1, Prelim Talent- 3, Prelim SS- 3
South Carolina: Winner- 2, 1RU- 7, 2RU- 3, 3RU- 1, Top 10- 9, Top 20- 4, Prelim Talent- 4, Prelim SS- 11
South Dakota: 1RU- 1, Top 10- 3, Top 15- 1, Prelim Talent- 2, Prelim SS- 1
Tennessee: Winner- 2, 1RU- 1, 2RU- 4, 3RU- 1, Top 10- 12, Top 15- 5, Prelim Talent- 5, Prelim SS- 5
Texas: Winner- 3, 1RU- 2, 2RU- 3, 3RU- 4, 4RU- 3, Top 10- 24, Top 16- 7, Prelim Talent- 8, Prelim SS- 7
Utah: Winner- 2, 2RU- 2, 4RU- 1, Top 10- 6, Top 16- 4, Prelim Talent- 7, Prelim SS- 5
Vermont: Prelim Talent- 1
Virginia: Winner- 3, 1RU- 3, 2RU- 1, 3RU- 3, 4RU- 2, Top 10- 1, Top 15- 2, Prelim Talent- 6, Prelim SS- 5
Washington: 2RU- 3, 3RU- 3, 4RU- 1, Top 10- 8, Top 18- 3, Prelim Talent- 2, Prelim SS- 5
West Virginia: 2RU- 1, Top 10- 2, Top 18- 6, Prelim SS- 2
Wisconsin: Winner- 2, 1RU- 3, 2RU- 2, 4RU- 1, Top 10- 4, Top 18- 5, Prelim Talent- 5, Prelim SS- 4
Wyoming: 1RU- 1, 3RU- 1, Top 10- 1, Top 15- 1, Prelim SS- 1

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Subject: how can i meet miss america


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Date Posted: 16:52:10 09/24/16 Sat

let me know. thanks

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Subject: Does anyone know where I can find a video of Kate Shindle's Miss America talent??


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Date Posted: 16:13:03 09/24/16 Sat


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Subject: I've been meaning to post, just forgotten each time. I'm curious how bad the hangovers were for those of you that participated in the drinking game...... ?????? :D


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Date Posted: 16:11:33 09/23/16 Fri


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Subject: Congratulations to our new Miss America!! Just curious if they have named the new Miss Arkansas yet.


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Date Posted: 05:38:39 09/13/16 Tue


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Subject: Congratulations to @MissAmericaNH who was the recipient of a $1000 Non-Finalist Talent Scholarship Award for her vocal performance!


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Date Posted: 03:50:18 09/23/16 Fri



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Subject: Fun critique of the pageant..http://www.afterbuzztv.com/2016/09/10/2016-miss-america-afterbuzz-tv-aftershow/


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Date Posted: 19:40:24 09/21/16 Wed


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Subject: Who here thinks PR will ever be awarded the title of Miss America while they are still only a commonwealth?


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Date Posted: 09:56:02 09/22/16 Thu


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Subject: Can we talk about ticket sales? Why was Boardwalk Hall so empty this year for Preliminary Competition? Were state delegations smaller? How do we grow participation to 10,000 at the local and state level? Would increasing the competition age drive higher participation and a bigger audience?


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Date Posted: 10:10:09 09/21/16 Wed


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Subject: States continuing to do well: NY (exept last year), AR, MS, OK, TN, IA, KY, TX and MD. All of these have made the first cut the last three years.


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Date Posted: 17:48:32 09/18/16 Sun


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Subject: This goes with more of recruitment and recruiting new contestants. I have been recruiting girls on college campuses. I see a wide range of girls and looking at all group types (sorority girls, athletes, etc) I am seeing more and more face piercings and tattoos. I know we always say be who you are doing change, but is it acceptable for the girls to appear with visible tattoos and face piercings. thanks for your input.


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Date Posted: 07:32:37 09/23/16 Fri


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Subject: Louanne Gamba Instrumentalist Scholarship of $500 was awarded to @MissAmericaMI for her piano performance. Congrats Arianna! #MissAmerica


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Date Posted: 02:33:25 09/22/16 Thu



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Date Posted: 00:34:45 09/12/16 Mon


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Subject: "There She Is ...."


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Date Posted: 10:47:21 09/21/16 Wed

After the crowning this year it sounded like it was a recording of Bert Parks singing "There She Is". When did the MAO get this song back? The songwriter's estate sued the MAO over the rights to the song and for many years it was not heard. When did they get the song back?

Also, what happened to Bert Parks statue? There was a replacement with the Mallory Miss America statue in 2014, but what happened to Bert's statue ?
Thank you.

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Subject: Sweetheart clarification one more time, please


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Date Posted: 19:46:11 09/19/16 Mon

I know it's been discussed but I'm still unclear. If someone competed for state last year then went to Sweetheart can they compete at the state again this year?

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Subject: Miss Michigan talent honors


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Date Posted: 17:23:07 09/23/16 Fri


I guess its only appropriate or at least a coincidence that this Louanne Gamba Instrumentalist Scholarship announcement be seen today, September 23 shown here:
http://www.voy.com/229344/67808.html#post

All because it was exactly six years ago today that Louanne died on September 23, 2010, see obituary here: http://www.thequinnfuneralhome.com/obituary/Louanne-Gamba/_/1045219

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Subject: Question


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Date Posted: 15:33:26 09/23/16 Fri

Do former miss americas get to keep the sash?? I know they get a crown. But do they get a sash replica

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Subject: Rules on fundraiser pageants?


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Date Posted: 16:52:07 09/22/16 Thu

Are there any national/state rules for fundraiser pageants for children? The funds raised would benefit the scholarship for the girls at the state pageant.

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Subject: http://www.zachsangshow.com/2016/09/21/miss-america-savvy-shields-interview-watch/ THIS girl will be one of the best Miss Americas EVER!! Love her.


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Date Posted: 11:33:08 09/23/16 Fri


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Subject: Congratulations to @MissAmericaCO who was the recipient of a $1000 Non-Finalist Talent Scholarship Award for her vocal performance!


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Subject: Finally a picture that pays tribute to top five, not Miss MD.


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Date Posted: 09:46:33 09/18/16 Sun

I felt that top five were robbed. No system has multiple pictures of a winner standing away from her runner-ups, with girls who scored lower. I think it was outrageous! I think Rachel, who is incredibly beautiful ( without MD' heavy makeup), should have been featured more. My co- workers thought MD was beautiful but her heavy black eyeshadow made her look outdated while Rachel and WA looked classy.

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Subject: My annual Arrival Ceremony predictions


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Date Posted: 21:10:15 09/02/16 Fri

For the last five years, I have watched the Arrival Ceremonies and from evaluating the contestant's performance onstage, I choose my winner and a few runner ups. I have done very well in the past: Picking Mallory and Kira and having Nina as a runner up. Last year, I didn't include Betty in my list.

They are not being judged on their pre-pageant career; or hype on the boards. I am not picking the best outfit or hairstyle. I judge them strictly on three areas:

1) PRESENTATION: How they presented themselves. Their poise; how they carried themselves onstage; their eye contact, confidence and how engaging they were.

2) SPEAKING ABILITY: The sound of their voice. All 52 are saying the same personal information, so how did she make her time onstage stand out. Did she hold the audience's attention? Could I have listened to her speak longer?

3) PERSONALITY: Was she able to shine? How warm and inviting did she seem? Did she project herself "beyond the footlights"? Did she seem age appropriate, real and present.

Then overall, could I see her doing the job? Representing this organization in all types of events. Did she seem to connect to what she was saying and to the audience.

Miss America should be a strong communicator who can endear herself to the sponsors and audiences she will come across. This year, I didn't find many contestants who fit these areas. Many of them, I know nothing about except for this first impression. I believe the national judges will weigh heavily on first impression, which for most would be similar to what we saw here.

First, here are a few that made a strong impression:

Hawaii-- Darling
Florida-- Direct and pretty
Idaho--Very nice presentation
Indiana- Very poised and engaging
Massachusetts--Mature, confident, well spoken
Ohio--A poised girl-next-door
Alabama- Professional, very appealing

My two alternates are:

Maryland: Beautiful with a strong speaking voice. She is poised and present onstage. She could certainly hold our attention in a room.

Michigan: Great personality, poised, very smart and well spoken. A contestant who will really stand out.

And my winner this year was a very easy choice. This contestant stood out in every area. She has an amazing smile and always appears to be engaged, friendly and enjoying herself. During the entire ceremony, my eyes kept going back to her. While most of the contestants were off in their own thoughts, she was always present. I have never met her or seen her in person, but I was completely sold.

I predict that Miss America 2017 will be Miss Arkansas, Savvy Shields.

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Subject: This year's Non-Finalist Overall Interview Scholarship was awarded to @MissAmericaFL. Congratulations, Courtney! #MissAmerica


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Subject: As I look through the pictures of the former Miss America's, there is a woman with black hair in her 60s (?) who I cannot identify when compared to the list of formers. Which former is she? She is obviously one of the very active ones.


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Subject: There is a video on youtube of the pre-show by Kathleen Gagg. My word, Dorothy Benham looks fabulous! Does she ever age?! Teresa Scanlan dressed extremely inappropriate for this event, very scandolous! They honored gold star mothers and made them honorary Miss Americas, very touching.


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Subject: The John Curran Non-Finalist Interview Scholarship for $1000 was awarded to @MissAmericaNE. Congratulations, Aleah! #MissAmerica


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Subject: Voted by the #MissAmerica contestants, the #MissCongeniality $2000 scholarship was awarded to @MissAmericaMN. Congratulations, Madeline!


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Subject: Longest Streaks By State


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Date Posted: 14:55:30 09/21/16 Wed

I'll do some more stats by request.

Longest placement streaks by state:

Alabama- 7 (1950-1956. 1 winner, 1 2RU, 2 3RU, 3 Top 10)
Alaska- 1 (1998. 1 Top 10, the state’s only placement)
Arizona- 3 (1955-1957. 1 RU, 2 Top 10)
Arkansas- 4 (2007-2010 and 2013-2016. 1 winner, 1 1RU, 1 2RU, 1 Top 12, 3 Top 15, 1 Top 16)
California- 11 (1927, 1933, 1935-1943. 2 winners, 3 1RU (Rosemary LaPlanche, who competed in both 1940 where she was 1RU and 1941 where she won), 1 2RU, 2 3RU, 1 4RU, 1 Top 12, 1 Top 15)
Colorado- 4 (1987-1990. 1 1RU, 1 2RU, 1 3RU, 1 Top 10)
Connecticut- 2 (2013 and 2014. 1 Top 16, 1 Top 10)
Delaware- 1 (6 placements by this state in 1940, 1953, 1972, 1976, 2008 and 2010)
DC- 3 (1943-1945. 1 winner, 1 4RU, 1 semifinalist)
Florida- 5 (2011-2015. 2 3RU, 1 Top 10, 1 Top 13, 1 Top 16)
Georgia- 6 (2003-2008. 2 1RU, 1 2RU, 2 Top 10, 1 Top 15)
Hawaii- 4 (1961-1964. 1 2RU, 1 4RU, 2 Top 10)
Idaho- 5 (5 placements by this state in 1931, 1960, 1971, 2014 and 2016)
Illinois- 4 (1939, 1942 and 1943. 1 1RU (As Miss Chicago), 2 Top 10 (1 as Miss Chicago), and 1 Top 15 (As Miss Chicago)
Indiana- 3 (2001-2003 and 2007-2009. 1 winner, 1 1RU, 1 Top 10, 2 Top 15, 1 Top 20)
Iowa- 3 (1990-1992 and 2014-2016. 1 1RU, 1 3RU, 2 Top 10, 2 Top 12)
Kansas- 3 (1994-1996. 1 winner, 2 Top 10)
Kentucky- 4 (1933-1936 and 1982-1985. 1 2RU, 4 Top 10, 2 Top 15 (1 as Miss Blue Grass), 1 Top 18)
Louisiana- 3 (1972-1974. 1 3RU, 14RU, 1 Top 10)
Maine- 2 (1970 and 1971. 1 2RU, 1 4RU)
Maryland- 3 (2001-2003. 1 3RU, 1 4RU, 1 Top 20)
Massachusetts- 2 (1937, 1940, 1955-1956, 1968-1969, 2001-2002. 2 1RU, 1 3RU, 4 Top 10, 1 Top 16)
Michigan- 4 (1939-1942. 1 winner, 2 2RU, 1 Top 15)
Minnesota- 3 (1943-1945. 1 4RU, 1 Top 10, 1 Top 12)
Mississippi- 6 (1980-1985. 1 winner, 3 2RU, 1 3RU, 1 Top 10)
Missouri- 2 (1933, 1935, 1986-1987, 1991-1992. 1 1RU, 1 2RU, 1 4RU, 2 Top 10, 1 Top 18)
Montana- 1 (5 placements by this state in 1940, 1948, 1961, 1994, and 2012)
Nebraska- 2 (1 winner, 1 Top 10)
Nevada- (6 placements by this state in 1950, 1957, 1963, 1971, 1987, 2002)
New Hampshire- (4 placements by this state in 1936, 1951, 1967, 2003)
New Jersey- 2 (1942-1943, 1949-1950, 1993-1994, 1999-2000. 1 2RU, 1 3RU, 4 Top 10, 1 Top 15, 1 Top 16)
New Mexico- (7 placements by this state in 1961, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1974, 1985, 2009)
New York- 5 (2010-2014. 3 winners, 1 2RU, 1 Top 10)
North Carolina- 2 (1937 (one as Miss Charlotte), 1950-1951, 1957-1958, 1960-1961, 1997-1998. 1 winner, 1 1RU, 3 2RU, 1 4RU, 1 Top 10, 2 Top 16)
North Dakota- (4 placements by this state in 1976, 1988, 1997, 2014)
Ohio- 4 (1937-1938. 1 winner, 1 Top 15 (as Miss Cleveland) 2 Top 16 (1 as Miss Cleveland)
Oklahoma- 8 (2009-2016. 1 1RU, 2 2RU, 1 4RU, 2 Top 10, 2 Top 12)
Oregon- 3 (1995-1997. 1 1RU, 1 2RU, 1 Top 10)
Pennsylvania- 4 (1970-1973. 1 2RU, 1 3RU, 2 4RU)
Puerto Rico- No contestant has placed in the semifinals
Rhode Island- (3 placements by this state in 1967, 2003, 2010)
South Carolina- 4 (1951-1954. 1 RU, 3 Top 10)
South Dakota- 2 (1950-1951. 1 1RU, 1 Top 10)
Tennessee- 3 (2007-2009, 2014-2016. 1 2RU, 2 Top 7, 2 Top 10, 1 Top 16)
Texas- 8 (2009-2016. 1 Top 7, 5 Top 10, 1 Top 12, 1 Top 16)
Utah- 2 (1960-1961, 2006-2007. 1 2RU, 2 Top 10, 1 Top 16)
Vermont- No contestant has placed in the semifinals
Virginia- 2 (1936-1937, 1986-1987, 1993-1994, 2010-2011, 2014-2015. 3 1RU, 1 4RU, 2 Top 10, 3 Top 15, 1 Top 16)
Washington- 2 (1933, 1939, 1973-1974, 2006-2007. 2 2RU, 3 Top 10, 1 Top 18)
West Virginia- 2 (1933, 1940, 1946-1947. 2 Top 15, 1 Top 16, 1 Top 18)
Wisconsin- 2 (1972-1973. 1 winner, 1 1RU)
Wyoming- 2 (1947-1948. 1 1RU, 1 Top 15)

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Subject: No Parade Pics? I figured there'd be a montage of favorite parade outfits by now? Love to see them - some were great some odd as heck!


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Subject: Best singers this year?


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Date Posted: 20:23:47 09/09/16 Fri

Who was everyones favorite singer this year? Some strong talent but I think Oregon was a standout.

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Subject: Does anyone have an intel about the makeup some of these ladies wear?


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Date Posted: 19:00:49 09/18/16 Sun

I'm always amazed by how flawless their skin looks & photographs! Would love any suggestions.

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Date Posted: 02:26:35 09/21/16 Wed


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Subject: New scoring system


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Date Posted: 19:27:34 09/19/16 Mon

I am not unhappy at all with the new Miss America, however, If 30% of your total score is on talent, why are girls eliminated before they even get to perform their talent? Don't cut the most talented girls in swim suit and evening ware.
My thoughts, sorry to rant.

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Subject: Crown Question


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Date Posted: 00:39:42 09/20/16 Tue

What year did the MA crown have red stones in it? Why did it have red stones in it to begin with?

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Subject: Can't find the NON FINALIST TALENT list. Can someone post? Thank you!


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Date Posted: 20:38:02 09/16/16 Fri


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Subject: Did Sam ever meet with the state E.D's during pageant week? Or, was there any meetings for state volunteers and boards with MAO?


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Date Posted: 20:46:47 09/13/16 Tue


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Subject: How the Miss America Final Night Scoring Process Affects the Results


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Date Posted: 14:42:15 09/11/16 Sun

For anyone who's ever wondered why some girls who were obviously better in ss/eg/talent are cut, here's your THROUGH explanation.
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TL;DR: The prelim judges composite scores decide who will advance to T10; the final night judging process makes all the difference between who ŅshouldÓ win based on onstage competition and who actually wins.
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The 7 preliminary judges award the Top15 a composite score from 6-10 which is weighted 25%. High and low scores are thrown out, so the Top15 start out with between 75 and 125 points.*

Remember, the celebrity judges have not seen any of the preliminary stage competitions. They donÕt know the girlsÕ strong or weak competitions to Ņthrow points toÓ or how they compare to other contestants to manipulate so the ŌbestÕ pianist/singer/dancer is seen on TV.

Show starts. They score ss. One or more of those cut had better ss than those that advanced!!

What happened? #1- ss counts only 10% in finals = 30 Š 50 points. #2- HereÕs where the ŅhiddenÓ composite score comes into play. If Killer Comp Katie gets the highest possible comp- 125pts and has a lousy ss- 30pts, her 155pt total allows her to advance over Hottie Hannah who has a marginal comp (say 7Õs) 87.5 and a fantastic ss- 50 = 137.5.

The moral of the story (and why people at home are scratching their heads when hot girls get cut): * A marginal or worse composite score is impossible to overcome in onstage finals.

Now eg, weighted 20% for finals. 60 Š 100 points available. LetÕs say Killer Comp Katie cut down grandmaÕs drapes for her eg fabric and gets the least amount of points possible- 60pts. +155 = 215. Here comes Middle of the Road Molly in eg and scores 8s for 80pts, +8 comp= 100 and 8 ss =40, sheÕs got 220pts. Middle Molly is edging out Killer Comp Katie, but KatieÕs still in the running.

The moral of the story: *A great comp can take you through a bad ss and eg.

Now Talent. Professional Pianist Paula, who won a Talent prelim, planned to ride her 20 years of piano training all the way to MA but she didnÕt advance! But Bad Technique Dancer Dolly is embarrassing us all on National TV! How could a girl with such an awful talent advance?

What happened? The obviousŃ Talent does not factor into who advances to the Talent round! The less obviousŃ the order of competition (ss> eg> talent> osq) and the elimination of 5 competitors as they go favors girls with strong early competitionsŃ interview, ss & eg, to make it into the 10, regardless of their talent.

This is an important distinction to get. As important as how composite scores affect the outcome. If all 15 finalists were judged in every category, girlsÕ strong talent scores (30%) would bump them to the T10/5. But because they may have cut those 5 with strong talents prior to talent because of weak ss and/or egÕs (or composite scores killed them) theyÕre out, and girls with strong beauty/ss/eg (and high composite scores) advance despite their mediocre talent.

The moral of the story: When Sam says a girl doesnÕt have to win talent to win MA, now you realize the process that allows that to happen.

Now they announce T5/7 and Off Pitch Polly is in, but Riverdance Robin is left clapping! How could this happen when Talent is 30%??

On finals night only, judges factor into their talent score ŅWhoÕs the best girl for the job?Ó. Off Pitch can warble through the National Anthem well enough but has shown amazing stage presence all night, so she is awarded more points than her onstage performance would merit, whereas Riverdance doesnÕt have the face or spark and gets less points for her stellar performance.

The moral of the story: ŅWhoÕs the best girl for the job?Ó counts in Finals Night talent.

Finally they do OSQ and Broadway Betty bombs it, but wins! How could this happen when Harvard Hannah cured cancer on stage?

The judges loved Betty from the start and rather than judging her response to OSQ, they instead used it as a Ōfinal ballotÕ of sorts. They got the girl they wanted.

The moral of the story: OSQ still doesnÕt matter.

So my MAO fan friends, keep this in mind when you start shredding the next Miss America because she doesnÕt have a killer body, had the ugliest dress onstage, played the cups, and/or bombed OSQ.

The moral of the story: the prelim judges composite scores decide who will advance to T10; the final night judging process makes all the difference between who ŅshouldÓ win based on onstage competition and who actually wins.

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Date Posted: 22:20:35 09/11/16 Sun


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Subject: Please please please understand what I'm saying I would never offend this 52 young ladies. But this had to be the worst Miss America pageant in all the years that I've been involved. I will always love the Miss America Pageant I will always support it and I will always give money to it. But it was so sad to see the top 10 that was chosen. I know none of these young ladies I know nothing about them. But, wow I hope the deposit can be resurrected next year and still be on major television.


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Date Posted: 19:01:38 09/12/16 Mon


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Subject: Caroline Carter, Miss New Hampshire at Miss America 2017 - Talent Prelim Night 1


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Date Posted: 03:06:41 09/18/16 Sun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rdCRHHYUHs&feature=youtu.be

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Subject: EVening Gown Designers


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Date Posted: 19:38:50 09/17/16 Sat

Does anyone know who designed Oklahoma's Green evening gown?

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Subject: Evening Gown Collage


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Date Posted: 17:06:18 09/10/16 Sat



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Subject: Please share if you KNOW who choreographed Savvy's awesome dance routine!


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Date Posted: 13:01:13 09/19/16 Mon


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Subject: K, what the hell was that?! Did anyone see Savvy's interview from Lunchtime with Tanya? Savvy was amazing, but the interviewer was asking her some very weird questions, who is she voting for President? What does she think about Miss MO being gay? She handled it well, but seriously, all these personable questions already?! Was disappointed in MAO making all the OSQs political this year, but now it's continuing? For real, she got asked about this more than her platform, CMNH, her life...


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Date Posted: 00:21:38 09/17/16 Sat


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Subject: Savvy on Live with Kelly: http://youtu.be/zx4aHjK4kos


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Date Posted: 07:44:58 09/14/16 Wed


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Subject: It's only been 1 week, but Savvy seems like she will be great! I went back and looked at Miss Arkansas final night awards and while she won Overalll EG and Swimsuit (which was a tie with the new Miss AR) she did not win Overall Talent or Interview. Arkansas must have some amazing contestants! Looking forward to a great year with our new Miss America!


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Date Posted: 10:59:40 09/18/16 Sun


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Subject: Ann Schoonover Danly February 9, 1917- August 23, 2016 (99)


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Date Posted: 11:13:14 09/12/16 Mon


Ann Schoonover Danly of River Forest, Illinois, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2016, in her home in Naples, FL. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/naplesnews/obituary.aspx?n=ann-schoonover-danly&pid=181249493&fhid=5725#sthash.0R0U0vYq.1egiq34A.dpuf

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Subject: Arkansas Interview


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Date Posted: 07:33:24 09/16/16 Fri

Does anyone have a picture of what Savvy wore for interview and/or can you describe it? I would also like to see SC as well.

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Subject: I'm feeling very nostalgic today. Does anyone else remember this? The television networks fall premier used to be a big deal every year in September. TV Guide would publish a huge issue with a short article and info on the new series that were premiering. This usually always fell on Miss America weekend, as the pageant would be one of the first big specials of the year. I was just going through some old boxes and found some of these issues that I had kept as a child. Most of them also have articles about the pageant. Makes me kind of wish I was 12 or 13 again, Lol.


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Date Posted: 10:33:09 09/16/16 Fri


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Subject: MISS AMERICA FULL INTERVIEW ON FOX & FRIENDS


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Date Posted: 12:19:26 09/17/16 Sat

https://youtu.be/VBqDvdTFudQ

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Subject: Miss America On Her Love For Knitting, Lipstick And Beyonce


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Date Posted: 12:13:45 09/17/16 Sat

https://youtu.be/LqAB0GrnTU4

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Subject: Wall Street Journal Interview with Savvy Shields, Miss America 2017


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Date Posted: 12:05:16 09/17/16 Sat

https://youtu.be/Z9ogqHpqPV4

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Subject: Was there ever a collage with gowns and state names? The one on this board is so confusing to me because it's not labeled with the state's I can't tell who's talking about what.


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Date Posted: 05:44:21 09/17/16 Sat


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Subject: http://chicagocrusader.com/cierra-jackson-encouraged-not-wear-natural-hair-miss-america-pageant-anyway/


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Date Posted: 06:18:29 09/17/16 Sat

and not just there:

http://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Miss-DC-Wears-Natural-Hair-Miss-America-2016-42377368

Pearl clutchers quit giving your opinion, its backfiring and hurting the organization. Get with the times.

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Subject: I tried to reach someone privately to no avail but Arkansas friends there is a glaring error in your July 9th press release on your website. It says McDaniel will represent AR in the Miss America 2017 pageant. No T, no shade, just noticed it.


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Date Posted: 21:12:46 09/16/16 Fri


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Subject: Is is scandelous that MA had another national title in a different system??? MA needs to get over that issue. we are pushing girls away


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Date Posted: 10:58:13 09/16/16 Fri


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Subject: the difference in florida


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Date Posted: 12:01:54 09/15/16 Thu

I follow muo and mao mao a bit more but this is just a opinion I usually like the mao ladies who win but usa seems to be lacking in the Florida ladies they choose. IS there a difference in the ladies in Florida who do Mao vs muo?

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Subject: I may be jumping the gun, but does anyone know the date for Miss New York yet?


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Date Posted: 18:35:32 09/16/16 Fri


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Subject: Fl was named non finalist interview winner.


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Date Posted: 13:24:11 09/12/16 Mon


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Subject: the comment that she held a different national title keeps getting deleted


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Date Posted: 13:45:02 09/16/16 Fri


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Subject: Does MAO put out a month to month schedule of her appearances? Ive looked on the website but can't seem to find anything


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Date Posted: 11:42:13 09/12/16 Mon


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Subject: Feeling nostalgic this afternoon and started following some of our formersite on soctal media & want to congratulate Katie on the pending birth of her son & congratulations on the birth of her baby boy! I wish I knew how to post photos, the ones on her Facebook are stunning.


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Date Posted: 15:14:29 09/15/16 Thu


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Subject: I've been following this board for years and i want to congratulate Savvy. There is usually a huge number of messages from folks dis-satisfied with the new Miss America. This year? NONE. The closest I have seen was "she was not my choice;" otherwise, she is the most popular winner i can recall. I hope the details of the job don't jade her so she loses her almost universal appeal. Congrats to a fantastic new Miss America!


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Date Posted: 14:24:16 09/15/16 Thu


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Subject: Interesting...


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Date Posted: 17:12:09 09/14/16 Wed

I want to share something important. This morning I interviewed the new Miss America, Savvy Shields. She was a delight. She is super smart, witty, informed and ready to take on the task. I have watched the Miss America pageant for decades. I have always admired the scholarship program and service of this pageant. It's a ton of workout to compete, and the girls very work, sometimes for years, to prepare. And because you are competing To become a spokesmodel, many undergo rigorous coaching for the interview contest. They have an answer for EVERYTHING.

Well, I need to share what I think is an important story. This is what happened this morning : as I started to interview Miss America for Inside Edition and ask her opinion on an important news headline, the Miss America "handlers" aka PR people stopped her answer. Literally interrupted her and stopped her from answering.

I asked Savvy "as a spokesperson now for our country, you will be asked for your opinion on anything and everything!" She laughed and agreed. And I continued "so, here we go. Let me ask your thoughts on some current issues. What is your take on football players that make statements during the national anthem?"

Savvy started to give an excellent answer. She is articulate and smart. She never missed a beat as she responded. (This may have even been a question she had practiced with. I know these contestants are drilled on current events as they prepare) But guess what? Her PR person interrupted her and told me to not ask those questions. That I needed to just ask about the pageant. I was shocked. I even tried to politely ask the PR person to let her finish, that she is giving a great answer, and we always ask Miss Americas these things. But no, they said. Nothing controversial, no current events. Has this PR person watched the pageant? Do PR people interrupt the judges when they ask tough questions? No way. Would a PR person interrupt you in a job interview when you were asked a tough question? No way.

- I know pageant girls. I was proudly once one. And I knew plenty of girls who would have had AWESOME, well articulated and thoughtful responses to that question I asked and more.
I'm thinking of Allie Curtis- who wants to run for office and works for Running Start. Ali would have LOVED the chance to answer tough questions! Or my good friend Kirsten Haglund- who is a former Miss America and brilliant commentator on Fox News. She gives her take on these topics daily! Or up and comers like Robynne French and Nicole Renard, who would rock their answers! Jada Newkirk sure would!

So, my message to the PR folks at Miss America and any other organization that tries to "shield" or "protect" people from tough questions?

My message is this: Don't prepare the road for people, prepare people for the road.

We love that about Miss America. You give these ladies an incredible platform. Let them use it! Let Savvy speak! She earned it and She knows how to handle herself, just fine. Let Miss America speak her mind and be more than just a pretty face.

And so to all my friends who aspire to be Miss America? When you do win, turn to your PR person and say "it's ok. Let them ask anything. I got this." smile emoticon:)
- Megan Alexander

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Subject: OFFICIAL TALENT SELECTIONS


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Date Posted: 12:25:55 09/10/16 Sat

AL -Hayley Barber – Tap dance – “Big Noise from Winnetka” by Bette Midler
AK -Kendall Bautista – Piano – “Tarantella” by Albert Pieczonka
AZ -Katelyn Niemiec – Baton – “Wings”
AR –Savvy Shields – Jazz dance – “They Just Keep Moving the Line” from Smash
CA -Jessa Carmack – Acrobatic dance – “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis Presley
CO -Shannon Patilla – Vocal – “Something’s Got a Hold on Me”
CT -Alyssa Taglia – Tap dance – “Proud Mary”
DC -Cierra Jackson – Blues Vocal – “Natural Woman”
DE -Amanda Debus – Contemporary dance – “Fight Song”
FL -Courtney Sexton – Contemporary dance – “I Got Love” by Jennifer Hudson
GA -Patricia Ford – Ballet en pointe – “Explosive” by Bond
HI -Allison Chu – Operatic vocal – “O Mio Babbino Caro” from Gianni Schicchi
ID -Kylee Solberg – Ballet en pointe – “Kitri’s Variation - Don Quixote”
IA -Kelly Koch – Ballet en pointe – “Pirates of the Caribbean”
IL -Jaryn Franklin – Vocal – “You Don’t Own Me”
IN -Brianna DeCamp – Tap dance – “Dr Jazz” from Jelly’s Last Jam
KS -Kendall Schoenekase – Vocal – “Ain’t No Sunshine”
KY -Laura Jones – Electric violin – “Smooth Criminal”
LA -Justine Ker – Piano – “Fantasie Impromptu” by Chopin
MA -Alissa Musto – Piano –Bach: “Solfeggietto in C Minor” in classical & jazz variations
ME -Marybeth Noonan – Vocal – “I Got Rhythm”
MD -Hannah Brewer – Vocal – “God Bless America”
MI -Arianna Quan -Piano – " Balakirev's L'ouette (The Lark)" by Mikhail Glinka
MN -Madeline Van Ert – Vocal with Piano – “What a Wonderful World”
MO -Erin O’Flaherty – Vocal – “The Mad Hatter” from Wonderland
MS -Laura Lee Lewis – Vocal – “A Piece of Sky” from Yentl
MT -Lauren Scofield – Piano – “Game of Thrones Theme”
NE -Aleah Peters – Baton – “I Got the Music in Me”
NM -Stephanie Chavez – Vocal – “That’s Life”
NV -Bailey Gumm – Tap dance – “Sax” by Fleur East
NJ -Brenna Weick – Vocal – “Someone Like You” from Jekyll & Hyde
NH -Caroline Carter – Vocal – “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables
NY -Camille Sims – Jazz Vocal (English and Spanish) – “Sway”
NC -Mckenzie Faggart – Lyrical dance – “Rise Up”
ND -Macy Christianson – Ballet en pointe – “Skyfall”
OH -Alice Magoto – Vocal – “Astonishing” from Little Women
OK -Sarah Klein – Piano – "Horowitz’s Carmen Fantasy Variations”
OR -Alexis Mather – Operatic vocal – “Der Hölle Rache (Queen of the Night)” from The Magic Flute
PA -Samantha Lambert – Acrobatic dance – “Game of Shadows”
PR -Carole Rigual – Monologue - “Crossroads”
RI -Shruti Nagarajan – Bollywood fusion dance – “Maranji”
SC -Rachel Wyatt – Jazz dance – “Something in the Water” by Carrie Underwood
SD -Julia Olson – Operatic vocal – “Quando M’en Vo (Musetta’s Waltz)” from La Boheme
TN -Grace Burgess – Vocal – “Desperado”
TX -Caroline Carothers – Baton – “Hot Honey Rag” from Chicago
UT -Lauren Wilson – Contemporary dance – “Libertango” by Bond
VT -Rylee Field – Spoken Word Poetry – “Say Yes” by Andrea Gibson
VA -Michaela Sigmon – Tap dance – “Baby, I’m a Star”
WA -Alicia Cooper – Tap dance – “Let’s Get Loud”
WV -Morgan Breeden – Original piano composition – “From Hurt to Hope”
WI -Courtney Pelot – Jazz dance – “Burnin’ Up” By Jessie J
WY -Jordyn Hall – Jazz dance – “Can’t Stop the Music” by Justin Timberlake

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Subject: Here's an article from a local Arkansas newspaper about AR's 3 Miss Americas:http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2016/sep/15/miss-america-says-art-post-reign-aim-20/?f=news-arkansas#/ The article includes quotes from Elizabeth Ward Gracen why being MA is not on her resume.


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Anon BTW, I hear Savvy's homecoming is scheduled for October 21-23.
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Date Posted: 13:20:10 09/15/16 Thu


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Subject: Just saw the ratings went down 13.3 points from last year. The pageant faithful are no longer watching and no one else cares.


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Date Posted: 17:37:18 09/12/16 Mon


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Subject: TV Ratings


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Date Posted: 15:42:37 09/12/16 Mon

Initial numbers are not good More than 20 million viewers watched NFL Football. The show leading into the pageant (Celebrity Family Feud) had more viewers. If a major network is going to invest millions into a show (game shows cost nothing to produce), it wants ratings

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Subject: Miss America 2017 Crowns New Queen, Delivers Tone-Deaf 9/11 Tribute


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Date Posted: 02:40:48 09/15/16 Thu

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/is-miss-america-relevant-or-offensive-i-attended-201916515.html

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Subject: This may have been mentioned already but there's a really good article on Cosmo about former Miss Americas...especially Kate Schindle's Q&A


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Date Posted: 00:17:26 09/11/16 Sun


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Subject: I hate the elimination process and having the girls sit on stage waiting to perform talent!


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Date Posted: 23:53:39 09/11/16 Sun

Announcing a top ten and then having all ten perform in each phase of competition makes so much more sense!!!

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Subject: In case if anyone is still coming on here looking for full result from tonight, here they are:


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Date Posted: 22:06:09 09/11/16 Sun


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Subject: Saw the link to this article on Kate Shindle's Twitter. It is a "must read."


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Date Posted: 00:31:44 09/15/16 Thu

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/is-miss-america-relevant-or-offensive-i-attended-201916515.html

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Subject: This person with their annual Arrival Ceremony critique hot it right again!


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Date Posted: 08:14:25 09/12/16 Mon


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Subject: I just want to give a quick shout out to Miss MN when they interviewed her and she did the Shania thing. I loved her. So much spunk and cuteness. Adorbs.


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Date Posted: 07:15:33 09/12/16 Mon


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Subject: Photo courtesy of Bruce Vartan Boyajian


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Date Posted: 11:29:51 09/12/16 Mon



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Subject: Miss America appearances in NYC


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Date Posted: 16:19:55 09/13/16 Tue


As usual and expected again this month, the two biggest questions in September regarding Miss America that we rarely know the answer to until the very last moment, or worse after the fact:

1--Who will be named Miss America?
2--What tv shows can we see the new Miss America?

Even now today, there are several posted comments and even links to Miss America 2017, Savannah (Savvy) Shields appearing on Good Morning America, and also she was on the Live With Kelly show, also airing on ABC.

We rarely know when and what shows to tune to for a newly crowned Miss America national television show appearance/interview.

Now that Good Morning America and the Kelly Ripa show is over this morning, what other shows today and later this week is she Savvy scheduled to appear on or very likely will appear on, so...as usual, we don't hear or see it after-the-fact (thanks to YouTube postings, etc.)???

I know things are subject to change with tv shows, but they don't take Miss America all the way up to New York City and basically say "We are here", these shows have been in contact with MAO staff for weeks, what others can see Savvy on? By the way, from past experience, it would be likely Savvy will be seen on today's Tuesday episode of "Inside Edition" when she visits their "newsroom".

Thanks.

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Date Posted: 18:16:33 09/13/16 Tue


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Subject: MISS AMERICA RATINGS


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Date Posted: 16:19:37 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: Savvy's prep from state to national


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Date Posted: 20:34:13 09/13/16 Tue

Correct me if I am wrong, but it looks like Savvy wore the same gown, same talent costume, performed the same dance and wore a black bikini at both pageants.

Did she change anything besides her hairstyle? I'm just wondering how many Miss Americas kept everything from the state level to the national level.

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Subject: Special awards


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Date Posted: 21:18:51 09/13/16 Tue


In the three days now since Sunday's Miss America pageant, has it yet been confirmed, announced, or at least rumored who won the non-finalist talent and interview awards...and any special vocal or instrumental talent awards at Miss America this year??

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Subject: Is this a record for the number of dancers in top ten? Six out of ten and four singers.


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Date Posted: 12:49:32 09/13/16 Tue


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Subject: 9/11 Tribute: Where was Angie Perez Baraquio


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Date Posted: 16:00:42 09/14/16 Wed

Was Heather a fill in for Angie ? Just curious because I figured it would be Angie and Katie

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Subject: Just my opinion but the complaints are that the right states did not make top 15. Then the celebrity judges got it wrong and should leave it to the professions. If I am not mistaken the professional judges picked the top 15 so the celebrity judges cannot be blamed for getting it wrong. Everything has an opinion that is what makes us unique. Whether you love a talent or stlying is going to vary but the questions. I have defended the Miss A as being a scholarship pageant and it is for tight reasons like being a positive role model for young women but I am sick of the queston unrelated to anything that a Miss A has any power to control. Why ask those type of questions with 20 seconds to answer all it does is make everyone make fun of the org. Why not ask questions that pertain the the org that are relevant to the role of Miss A.


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Date Posted: 13:52:18 09/12/16 Mon


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Subject: I haven't seen anyone else mention the opening sequence of the telecast this past Sunday night, but seriously, that's the best they could come up with? If they think having the contestants stand outside in gale-force winds is doing Atlantic City tourism any favors, they're nuts. And those poor girls looked hideous. How about a "Plan B", or better yet, come up with an actual production for the opening, rather than the same old boring self-intros that they've been using for years? And while I'm venting, what was that statue in the middle of the stage? The crown emerging from a golden egg, or what?


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Date Posted: 15:02:08 09/14/16 Wed


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Subject: My photos from Miss America (parade, pageant and toe dip)


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Date Posted: 18:52:29 09/13/16 Tue

I was in Atlantic City this past weekend to cover the Miss America pageant as press. I got into town for the

Show Us Your Shoes parade
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrstinkhead/albums/72157672498343340

the main Pageant and then the Toe Dip
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrstinkhead/albums/72157672676872481

This is my fifth time covering Miss America. I also shoot the Miss District of Columbia pageant.

I wanted to share my photos with you, hopefully there's a viewpoint unique to the other photos you've seen. I'm happy to try and answer any questions you may have also.

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Subject: Yesterday, Savvy did an interview with Megan Alexander from Inside Edition. Here's how it went according to Megan's Facebook page:


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Date Posted: 11:03:28 09/14/16 Wed

I want to share something important. This morning I interviewed the new Miss America, Savvy Shields. She was a delight. She is super smart, witty, informed and ready to take on the task. I have watched the Miss America pageant for decades. I have always admired the scholarship program and service of this pageant. It's a ton of workout to compete, and the girls very work, sometimes for years, to prepare. And because you are competing To become a spokesmodel, many undergo rigorous coaching for the interview contest. They have an answer for EVERYTHING.

Well, I need to share what I think is an important story. This is what happened this morning : as I started to interview Miss America for Inside Edition and ask her opinion on an important news headline, the Miss America "handlers" aka PR people stopped her answer. Literally interrupted her and stopped her from answering.

I asked Savvy "as a spokesperson now for our country, you will be asked for your opinion on anything and everything!" She laughed and agreed. And I continued "so, here we go. Let me ask your thoughts on some current issues. What is your take on football players that make statements during the national anthem?"

Savvy started to give an excellent answer. She is articulate and smart. She never missed a beat as she responded. (This may have even been a question she had practiced with. I know these contestants are drilled on current events as they prepare) But guess what? Her PR person interrupted her and told me to not ask those questions. That I needed to just ask about the pageant. I was shocked. I even tried to politely ask the PR person to let her finish, that she is giving a great answer, and we always ask Miss Americas these things. But no, they said. Nothing controversial, no current events. Has this PR person watched the pageant? Do PR people interrupt the judges when they ask tough questions? No way. Would a PR person interrupt you in a job interview when you were asked a tough question? No way.

- I know pageant girls. I was proudly once one. And I knew plenty of girls who would have had AWESOME, well articulated and thoughtful responses to that question I asked and more.
I'm thinking of Allie Curtis- who wants to run for office and works for Running Start. Ali would have LOVED the chance to answer tough questions! Or my good friend Kirsten Haglund- who is a former Miss America and brilliant commentator on Fox News. She gives her take on these topics daily! Or up and comers like Robynne French and Nicole Renard, who would rock their answers! Jada Newkirk sure would!

So, my message to the PR folks at Miss America and any other organization that tries to "shield" or "protect" people from tough questions?

My message is this: Don't prepare the road for people, prepare people for the road.

We love that about Miss America. You give these ladies an incredible platform. Let them use it! Let Savvy speak! She earned it and She knows how to handle herself, just fine. Let Miss America speak her mind and be more than just a pretty face.

And so to all my friends who aspire to be Miss America? When you do win, turn to your PR person and say "it's ok. Let them ask anything. I got this." :)

- Megan Alexander

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Subject: Does anyone else have weird separation of pageant systems in their state?


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Date Posted: 19:20:35 09/12/16 Mon

I'm from Louisiana and in the pageant world, it is well known that the MLO favors girls from the north of the state while LA-USA favors girls from the south end. There's definite prejudice and bias in both organizations for their preferred zip codes and the girls who step out of the box to compete in organizations that aren't in the favor a few and far between - girls who are successful while doing this are even more scarce. Just curious if this is an unusual occurrence for Louisiana or if any other states experience the same separation.

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Subject: Sorry if this shows up twice I thought I did the captcha but maybe i didnt. But I was trying to find the thread on OK and SC where it talked about them and other states possible contenders for next year. Did it get deleted or am I missing it?


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Date Posted: 12:43:36 09/14/16 Wed


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Subject: Dont Understand the Crowing


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Date Posted: 08:19:17 09/14/16 Wed

What I mean is , why were the top 5 moved way off to the end of the stage while Maryland and Texas where shown throughout the crowning They weren't even in the top 5 The Top 5 should have been in the background not the two that werent even called

Just sayin

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Subject: is there a arrival ceremonyfor thye teens? and why don't we see any departure photos


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Date Posted: 22:40:57 09/13/16 Tue


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Subject: Now that Miss America is over and the focus returns to state prelims, I have a question about Sweetheart. Are the girls who competed at Sweetheart THIS year elidgable to compete in an MAO prelim THIS year or do they have to wait a year?


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Date Posted: 18:15:30 09/13/16 Tue


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Subject: I am not a huge fan of learning dance numbers for filler, but does anyone but me miss the days of seeing your State queen multiple times throughout the telecast? I mean, Lady in Red? Listen to my heart number? Loved seeing my non-sash states as they usually didn't make the 10. Now it's you didn't make it- we will never see you again.


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Date Posted: 14:43:15 09/13/16 Tue


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Subject: I hate the format of final night. These women compete all year in every category for qualified judges and when it counts most they are eliminated in phases? So a girl has an awesome swimsuit anfd goes on and the US viewing audience is subjected to bad talents? Bring back a legit top 10 and let them compete in every phase for the judges. Stop the dramatic some left standing drama it's not a reality competition like American Idol. It's awful! Don't do 15 so you can sexy walk 15 girls in bathing suits for ratings. Ugh it's awful !


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Date Posted: 13:10:09 09/13/16 Tue


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