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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: 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: This is amazing! LOVE IT!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dywj7AnLQAo


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I'm from Florida
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Date Posted: 14:47:28 09/13/16 Tue


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Subject: Cool new song for Pianists


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Date Posted: 17:03:15 09/13/16 Tue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOL9OvxWqh0

This same guy wrote the Pirates of the Caribbean arrangement that's been making the rounds

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Subject: Any records broken for any states this year? Did any contestant advance more than any previous contestants in their state?


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Date Posted: 22:03:16 09/11/16 Sun


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Subject: If you want to win Miss America, you need to wear either a black, white, yellow, or beige/nude/gold evening gown...look at the last 15 years!


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Date Posted: 00:16:02 09/12/16 Mon

Red - Angela Perez Baraquio
Black - Katie Harman
Gold - Erika Harold
Yellow - Ericka Dunlap
White - Deidre Downs
White - Jennifer Berry
Black - Lauren Nelson
Nude - Kirsten Haglund
Nude - Katie Stam
Yellow - Caressa Cameron
White - Teresa Scanlan
Black - Laura Kaeppeler
White - Mallory Hagan
Yellow - Nina Davuluri
White - Kira Kasantsev
White - Betty Cantrell
Black - Savvy Shields

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Subject: Were all of the top 5 former state OTs? Not sure about WA.


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Date Posted: 01:49:12 09/12/16 Mon


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Subject: Had been searching for this Gem for a while now. Here's SUSAN AKIN on the Late Show after she won Miss America!


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Date Posted: 22:50:53 09/10/16 Sat

Her Segment starts at about 15:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sh05kplpeY

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Subject: 6 FORMERS INTERVIEWED BY COSMOPOLITAN


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Date Posted: 12:33:18 09/11/16 Sun

Goodness, they perhaps interviewed the most relevant formers and these gals got it just right.

Love the truth they all spoke and have to congratulate Mallory and Kate for not trying to present MAO as even close to running a perfect organization....MAO imperfect in most everyday, just as most of us.

I just wish MAO would be ready to change itself.......we all know the one person holding MAO back. Let's hope the organization survives his self absorption and comes back to place of truth and integrity sooner than later and perhaps let's Miss America be the person she went to Miss America to be, not the one he tried to make her be during her reign.

Here's the article: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/news/a63810/miss-america-pageant-winners-what-happens-next-interviews/

and here's Kate....

KATE SHINDLE, MISS AMERICA 1998

Now: Broadway actor and president of Actor's Equity; soon to star in "Fun Home"
national tour

The day after you crowned the new Miss America, what did you do?

I was ready to be done. I didn't have any regrets. I was excited for the next chapter. Four days after I crowned the next Miss America, I started my senior year of college.

I remember reading an interview with you where you described waiting tables in New York, and trying to break into acting. You said your manager didn't find out you had been Miss America for a few months. Did you find the title helped or hindered you in showbiz?

I would say it's a mixed bag. When you're 22 years old and you're showing up in New York as an actor, you're one of thousands. There have been times when it absolutely got me into more audition rooms than some of my friends, the fact that it was a sort-of novelty thing that people would take interest in. But I had to take it from there.

When I was just starting out, I got the chance to star in the national tour of Cabaret during a period when the show was traveling to smaller markets one-week stays in places like Des Moines and Indianapolis and Fort Worth. I don't think I would have gotten to be in that position if I didn't have something that they could sell [in those regions]. But I still worked my butt off and had to fly to London to audition for Sam Mendes. They had to be sure I was up to the task. Anyone that tells you you're going to get hired just because you were Miss America probably isn't aiming that high.

Even 19 years later, does having been Miss America play a part in your life?

It continues to be a force in my life but it's not a major factor day-to-day. When the Fun Home tour news was announced, the Associated Press tweeted the story and said something like, 'Fun Home tour boasts Broadway veterans and an ex-Miss America.' I tweeted the writer back like, 'I've actually done some theater too. I haven't been sitting around polishing my crown for 19 years.' Even though I've stayed marginally involved through the years, it's not the thing that I think of when I brush my teeth in the morning and look in the mirror. It's not 'Good morning, Miss America!' you know?! [Laughs] I'm an actor.

At the end of your book, Being Miss America: Behind the Rhinestone Curtain, you talk about changes you think need to happen in the Miss America Organization. Do you still think there are things to improve?

There is a mentality within the Miss America organization at a high level that, if you question anything or the way things are being done, you're a hater. For an institution that is supposed to be about teaching young women to be leaders within the context of a very quirky and anachronistic competition, sure, but it does achieve that to alienate people instead of encouraging the exchange of free thought and idea and passions is so ironic to me.

IN THE TELECAST, THEY'RE TELLING US THESE ARE THE MOST FASCINATING, TALENTED, INTELLIGENT, ACCOMPLISHED WOMEN WE COULD FIND, AND THEN THEY PUT UP THESE STUPID FACTOIDS ON THE SCREEN THAT MAKE THEM LOOK LIKE IDIOTS.
When I last looked at [the Miss America Organization's] tax returns, the CEO was taking in more in compensation than the organization was giving out in cash scholarships. The pageant is operating at a loss every year. Until they get some of those business practices under control, they're always going to be scrambling for gimmicks and ratings. In the telecast, they're telling us these are the most fascinating, talented, intelligent, accomplished women we could find, and then they put up these stupid factoids on the screen that make them look like idiots. You have a woman playing a concerto and then you have a bubble pop up in the corner of the screen that says, 'She was once chased by a cheetah.' It's not good messaging. And I think Miss America is better than that.

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