Miss America

Advancements in reproductive medicine available at Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) can reduce the inheritance of genetic diseases like breast cancer

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:45pm

Individuals and couples with known genetic diseases can turn to Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) with preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic/single gene defects(PGT-M) to reduce the risk of passing genetic mutations to future offspring.

Key Points: 
  • Individuals and couples with known genetic diseases can turn to Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) with preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic/single gene defects(PGT-M) to reduce the risk of passing genetic mutations to future offspring.
  • Additionally, patients at risk for dominant gene mutations, such as breast cancer or inherited forms of colon cancer, can have individualized testing for these diseases.
  • While Rose is not a carrier for the breast cancer gene, she is a carrier of a rare X-linked genetic mutation called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome.
  • We are so fortunate to live in a world where we can now reduce the inheritance of deadly genetic diseases via IVF.

Proof® and Miss America Join Forces to Empower Women Ahead of Period Action Day

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

The partnership launches on October 8th, ahead of Period Action Day on October 9th, a national day of advocacy and action established by Period.org to raise awareness and funds to eradicate period poverty and empower women globally.

Key Points: 
  • The partnership launches on October 8th, ahead of Period Action Day on October 9th, a national day of advocacy and action established by Period.org to raise awareness and funds to eradicate period poverty and empower women globally.
  • To celebrate the launch of their partnership, Proof will donate 100 percent of proceeds to the Miss America Organization on October 8.
  • Plus, in a nod to Proof and Miss America's shared commitment to empowering and educating women nationwide, Proof will help fund college and post-graduate scholarships for Miss America candidates in all 50 states and Washington, DC.
  • The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) (4), is one of the most recognizable household names in America working to empower young women through education and service.

Marcelle LeBlanc of Alabama Crowned Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2022

Monday, August 2, 2021 - 2:55pm

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen, Marcelle LeBlanc of Birmingham, was named Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2022 and awarded a $30,000 scholarship on Friday night, July 30, in Orlando, Florida in front of a sold-out crowd.

Key Points: 
  • ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen, Marcelle LeBlanc of Birmingham, was named Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2022 and awarded a $30,000 scholarship on Friday night, July 30, in Orlando, Florida in front of a sold-out crowd.
  • The new Miss America's Outstanding Teen was crowned by outgoing MAOTeen Payton May (Vancouver, Washington).
  • Candidates represented 50 states and the District of Columbia to compete for the title of Miss America's Outstanding Teen.
  • ABOUT Miss America's Outstanding Teen: Miss America's Outstanding Teen, the "little sister" of Miss America, is one of the nation's leading achievement programs.

With an eye on history and ideals of beauty, Rowan students digitize Miss America archives

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 7:07pm

The storage contains a treasure trove of floor-to-ceiling artifacts from the competition.\nThe Miss America Organization will continue to retain the physical artifacts.

Key Points: 
  • The storage contains a treasure trove of floor-to-ceiling artifacts from the competition.\nThe Miss America Organization will continue to retain the physical artifacts.
  • This collection will be an invaluable source for the study of American history, culture, women\'s history, business history, media studies, and many other topics.
  • She started with the 1984 Miss America magazine, where Williams is featured prominently.
  • I have a complicated history with Miss America.

New Documentary Film Celebrates 75th Anniversary of the One and Only Jewish Miss America: Bess Myerson

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:15pm

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of this equal opportunity milestone, award-winning filmmaker David Arond produced "The One and Only Jewish Miss America," a 51-minute documentary that premieres Tuesday, September 8, at New York City's Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Key Points: 
  • To celebrate the 75th anniversary of this equal opportunity milestone, award-winning filmmaker David Arond produced "The One and Only Jewish Miss America," a 51-minute documentary that premieres Tuesday, September 8, at New York City's Museum of Jewish Heritage.
  • A concert pianist and the pageant's only college graduate, Bess Myerson represented a new kind of post-war poise, intelligence, and feminism.
  • "The One and Only Jewish Miss America" recreates the era with 1940s music, vintage photographs and film clips.
  • "The One and Only Jewish Miss America" has won more than two dozen best documentary feature awards and will be screened at film festivals around the world.

Gander Group, Vanessa Williams And kathy ireland® Worldwide Bring Fashion, Jewelry And Housewares To Casino High Rollers With New Partnership

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 2:00pm

The exciting announcement was made jointly by Gander GroupCEO and Founder, Josh Blake, icon Vanessa Williams - who is in London, England, Kathy Ireland - Chair and CEO and Stephen Roseberry - President and CMO, kathy ireland Worldwide (kiWW), respectively.

Key Points: 
  • The exciting announcement was made jointly by Gander GroupCEO and Founder, Josh Blake, icon Vanessa Williams - who is in London, England, Kathy Ireland - Chair and CEO and Stephen Roseberry - President and CMO, kathy ireland Worldwide (kiWW), respectively.
  • "We are thrilled to partner with the incredible artist Vanessa Williams and debut our product line of chic handbags, sophisticated jewelry and fine-quality housewares to casinos worldwide.
  • The new partnership follows the incredible success of Ms. Williams' fashion line debut on HSN.
  • The new Vanessa Williams product range will be available for the North American gaming industry in the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Mohegan Sun Toasts Miss America 2020 Competition With Specialty Cocktail Menu

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 8:45pm

The all-encompassing Integrated Entertainment Resort boasts more than 45 bars and restaurants that will roll out select cocktails from this extensive and mouthwatering menu during the month of December to complement the Miss America 2020 Competition.

Key Points: 
  • The all-encompassing Integrated Entertainment Resort boasts more than 45 bars and restaurants that will roll out select cocktails from this extensive and mouthwatering menu during the month of December to complement the Miss America 2020 Competition.
  • "Our property-wide Miss America-themed cocktail menu is just another fun way for our guests, contestants and visitors from around the world to celebrate The Miss America Competition coming to Mohegan Sun for the very first time."
  • Available through Tuesday, December 31st, Mohegan Sun's regional cocktail menus provide the ultimate opportunity for guests and Miss America fans alike to toast the 2020 Competition.
  • Tickets to "Miss America 2020" are still available for purchase through ticketmaster.com and the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

Mrs. Utah International, Robin Towle, Crowned Mrs. International 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 11:18am

CHARLESTON, W.Va., July 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Mrs. Utah International, Robin Towle, 48, of Alpine, was crowned Mrs. International 2019, Saturday, July 20 at the annual Mrs. International Pageant held in Charleston, W.Va.

Key Points: 
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va., July 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Mrs. Utah International, Robin Towle, 48, of Alpine, was crowned Mrs. International 2019, Saturday, July 20 at the annual Mrs. International Pageant held in Charleston, W.Va.
  • The International Pageants system emphasizes community service with half of each contestant's competition score based on knowledge of and work with her platform.
  • The Mrs. International Pageant is the only platform- based system and is owned and operated by International Pageants, Inc., which also operates the Miss, Miss Teen and Miss Pre Teen International competitions.
  • In 2020, International Pageants will move its final competitions to Kingsport, Tenn. For more information, visit www.mrsinternational.com .

Riti Chikkerur Represents India in the Ms. World Pageant 2018 Wearing a GPS Ankle Monitor

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 1:45pm

SEATTLE, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Riti Chikkerur, who now resides in Austin, Texas, represents India in the Ms. World Pageant in Seattle, Washington on June 17, 2018 wearing a GPS ankle monitor.

Key Points: 
  • SEATTLE, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Riti Chikkerur, who now resides in Austin, Texas, represents India in the Ms. World Pageant in Seattle, Washington on June 17, 2018 wearing a GPS ankle monitor.
  • Riti represented her birth country India and she has represented her country in several pageants nationally and internationally.
  • She was crowned Ms. International 2014 in California, organized by CEO Susan Jeske of the Ms. America Pageant ( www.msamericapageant.com ).
  • When asked the reason for the GPS Ankle monitor on her foot, she declined to provide any details.