It wasn’t the intent of the comedy bit, but now a national television show is boosting interest in an organization that provides financial help to women who want to become engineers.
Miss Kansas, the tattooed Army sergeant, and the injured Miss Florida, wearing a bejeweled knee brace, were among contestants advancing to the semi-finals of Sunday’s Miss America finale in Atlantic City as the pageant returned home to where it all began in 1921.
As the pageant honored the victims of the 9/11 attacks a dozen years earlier, Miss America contestants from Oklahoma and Minnesota won the second night of preliminary competitions in the pageant on Wednesday. Miss Oklahoma Kelsey Griswold won a $1,000 scholarship for the swimsuit competition.
Detroit Lakes native Siri Freeh, 2012’s Miss Minnesota, called in to visit on the WCCO Morning News Friday.
The nation’s newest Miss America is a 23-year-old Wisconsin brunette who had long conversations with her family mulling whether or not to make her father’s jail time for mail fraud the heart of her campaign in the beauty pageant.
A 23-year-old beauty queen from Kenosha, Wis., won the Miss America pageant Saturday in Las Vegas after singing opera and strutting in a white bikini and black beaded evening gown.
Miss Minnesota Natalie Davis of Dassel paid a visit to Dave Lee at the WCCO Radio State Fair Booth.
Miss Arkansas had a unique “talent” she displayed for the Miss America pageant. We’ve got a link to that video as well as some other humorous beauty pageant moments.