Miss America Pageant 2011 to 1921

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Miss America pageant 2011 to 1921- The first Miss America Pageant was held 90 years ago, start in 1921, an activity designed to attract tourists to extend their Labor Day holiday weekend and enjoy festivities in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Atlantic City's Inter-City Beauty Contest, as it was initially called, attracted over 1,500 photographic entries from around the country, all vying to win the "Golden Mermaid" award and cash prizes. The first winner, Margaret Gorman decided to enter the contest the following year and, as Washington D.C. had already selected a contestant to represent their area, the contest officials allowed her entrance as Miss America just two weeks prior to the follow-up competition. +Atlantic City's Inter-City Beauty Contest.
Miss America 1921

Miss America 1980

Then: Miss America Cheryl Prewitt overcame a childhood tragedy to become Miss America.cheryl prewitt automobile accident.
Now: Cheryl Prewitt owns c.p. annie productions. 
Cheryl Prewitt, the 1980 Miss America winner, has moved on and become a successful entrepreneur. She designed her own pageant line which has the distinction of being “The only pageant line created by a Miss America winner”. Her website can be found here: C.P. Annie Productions.
Her company, C.P. Annie Productions, has been featured in numerous publications such as Gladys Magazine and Pageantry Magazine, as well as Supermodels Unlimited. It was also on the TLC channel on television. The “Wholesale Company” does not sell individual items at this time and only supplies their products to wholesale buyers.

Miss America 1981

Then: Miss America Susan Powell was an opera singer.
Now: Susan Powell host "home matters" discovery channel
The winner of Miss America 1981, is Susan Powell. Mrs. Powell was born in Elk City, Oklahoma. Susan Powell was the host of the famous “Home Matters” show on the Discovery Channel. The show ran for a total of nine seasons after it’s premiere in 1993, making it quite a success. Susan Powell was also a judge for the Miss America pageant in 2007. Information on her family life, marriage, and divorce is not public knowledge.

Miss America 1982

Then: Miss America Elizabeth Ward reportedly wore a gown made from a tablecloth and used her pageant money to study acting.
Now: Since then, she went on to have an acting career, elizabeth ward gracen filmography , appeared on the cover of Playboy "may 1992" and claimed she had a one-night stand with a future U.S. president.
Elizabeth ward Gracen + Bill Clinton
Elizabeth Ward Gracen is an American actress who won the title of Miss America in 1982. She was born Elizabeth Grace Ward but should not be confused with another Elizabeth Ward who worked as a television actress during the first half of the 1980s.
She was born on April 3, 1961 in Ozark, Arkansas, and raised in Booneville, Arkansas, U.S., the daughter of Jimmy Young Ward and Patricia "Pat" (Murphy) Ward. She later moved to Russellville, Arkansas with her family, where she graduated from Russellville high school in 1979. She won the titles of Miss Arkansas in 1981 and Miss America in 1982. She used her Miss America scholarship money to study acting at HB Studios in New York City before moving to Hollywood to pursue a film and television career. During this time, Gracen says she had a one-night stand with future President Bill Clinton. She posed nude for Playboy magazine's May 1992 issue.

Miss America 1983

Then: Debra Maffett had been in TV.
Now: Debra Maffett anchor TNN Country News
Debra Sue Maffett (born November 9, 1956) was Miss America 1983. Although she competed in the Miss Texas pageant several years without winning, she moved to California and was subsequently crowned Miss California. She represented California when she won the Miss America crown. Debbie graduated from S.P. Waltrip High School in Houston, Texas in 1975.
Maffett, from Cut and Shoot, Texas, has served as host on The Harvest Show, Hot, Hip and Country, and TNN Country News.

Miss America 1984

Then: Vanessa Williams became the first black Miss America before losing her crown due to a nude photo scandal, Vanessa Williams miss America scandal.
Now: She married an NBA star, rick fox, and became a successful TV and movie actress, "Ugly Betty" and singer.
Then: Suzette Charles took over Miss America duties after Vanessa Williams relinquished her crown.
Now: She became an actress and singer and began a friendship with a controversial boxer. "Suzette Charles" mike tyson

Miss America 1985

Then: Miss America Sharlene Wells was the only foreign-born Miss America, she was born asuncion, paraguay, and played the harp.
Now: She later became a sports reporter for major network, Sharlene Hawkes Espn president of Remember My Service. Follow her on Twitter, Sharlene hawkes twitter.

Miss America 1986

Then: Miss Mississippi Miss America Susan Akin had to contend with her family's connection, susan akin granddaughter of bernard akin conspirator Mississippi Burning, to an infamous civil rights murder case, Mississippi Burning Case of 1964. The case was turned into a Mississippi Burning movie.
Now: She now lives in a small town, signal mountain tennessee, in Tennessee. Miss America Susan akin challenges she's handled post-pageant life. 

Miss America 1987

Then: Miss America Kellye Cash, the grandniece of a famous country singer, johnny cash, was a singer like her great-uncle.
Now: She portrayed another famous singer, patsy cline + kellye cash on tour and is active in a political party. Republican kellye cash

Miss America 1988

Then: Kaye Lani Rae Rafko used her reign to advocate for hospice programs.
Now: She appeared in a Michael Moore documentary. Kaye Lani Rae Rafko executive director of Gabby's Ladder, she does for a living.
Kaye Lani Rae Rafko + roger and me
Kaye Lani Rae Rafko Wilson (born August 26, 1963) is the winner of the 1988 Miss America Pageant. She is from Monroe, Michigan where a street is now named for her.
On September 19, 1987, Rafko was named as the Miss America 1988, after winning the Miss Michigan pageant of 1987. Rafko has participated in a number of fundraising activities and has been a vocal advocate for nursing and hospice programs. She has addressed medical professional organizations around the world on the topic of nursing, including groups in Malaysia, Paris, Rome, and Singapore.
Rafko is a Registered Nurse and is married to Charles (Chuck) Wilson, with whom she has three children. She is the president of Gabby’s Ladder, a bereavement program for children and their families, an organisation she founded after the death of her fourth child. Other family included a younger brother, Nick, who played football at the University of Wisconsin–Madison from 1989 to 1993, and who was killed in a car accident on June 26, 1994.
In the Miss America competition her platform included help for hospice services and her talent was a Tahitian dancing performance.

Miss America 1989

Then: Gretchen Carlson was the first classical violinist to win the Miss America crown.
Now: gretchen carlson fox & friends, what she does now.
Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (born June 21, 1966) is an American television personality who currently co-hosts the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends along with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade. A gifted violinist, Carlson won the Miss America Scholarship Pageant in 1989 while representing her native Minnesota. After graduating from Stanford University, she embarked on a career as a television journalist, gaining experience as anchor and reporter for several local network affiliates before joining CBS News as correspondent in 2000, later becoming co-host of the Saturday Early Show. Carlson moved to Fox News in 2005, and became the regular co-host of Fox & Friends a year later. Married with two small children, Carlson continues to work with the Miss America pageant and serves as a national celebrity spokesperson for March of Dimes.

Miss America 1990

Then: Debbye Turner was the first Miss Missouri to win the title and played the marimba.
Now: Debbye turner contributor "the early show"  she does now.
Debbye Turner-Bell born September 19, 1965 in Honolulu, Hawaii is an American veterinarian, talk show host, former beauty queen and winner of the 1990 Miss America pageant.
Debbye Turner, raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas, was first runner-up at the Miss Arkansas Pageant, a state preliminary competition for the Miss America program in 1988. In 1989, she won the Miss Missouri title and went on to win the 1990 Miss America crown. Turner was the third African-American national titleholder and the first Miss Missouri to be crowned Miss America.
Turner transferred from Arkansas State University, and attended Columbia University in MO. In 1991, she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She became a spokesperson for Purina and pursued a career in veterinary medicine before going into television.
Turner's first hosting job came at St. Louis' NBC affiliate KSDK, on a show called Show Me St. Louis in 1995. Six years later, Turner joined CBS News as a reporter and contributor on The Early Show, a position she still holds. Turner is also a fill-in anchor on the CBS Morning News when Michelle Gielan is absent.
She has also appeared on Animal Planet's Cats 101 and Dogs 101 series.
Turner is a singer, pianist, and skilled percussionist, evidenced by her marimba rendition of '"Flight of the Bumblebee"' in the talent portion of the 1990 Miss America contest. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Debbye Turner's older sister, Suzette Turner, is married to Houston megachurch pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell.

Miss America 1991

Then: Miss America Marjorie Vincent played the piano for her talent and campaigned against domestic violence.
Now: She became a Marjorie vincent news reporter for a while and reportedly went back to law school, marjorie vincent florida coastal school of law.
Marjorie Judith Vincent is a former journalist and beauty contestant who was crowned Miss America 1991.
Vincent's parents, Lucien and Florence Vincent of Cap-Haïtien, Haiti migrated to the United States in the early 1960s; Marjorie was the first of their children to be born in America. She grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, going to Catholic school and taking ballet and piano lessons. Vincent entered DePaul University as a music major, switching to business in junior year and graduating in 1988. Money from beauty pageants helped to pay for school.
After two unsuccessful pageant tries, at Miss North Carolina and Miss Illinois, she won Miss Illinois, allowing her to advance to Miss America. At the Miss America pageant, she performed the Fantaisie-Impromptu (Op. posth. 66) by Chopin, won the crown, and became Miss America 1991 on 7 September 1990, succeeding Debbye Turner.
Vincent, who already had two years in law school at Duke University before becoming Miss America, changed her goal from international law to television journalism, becoming a news anchor at WGBC in Meridian, Mississippi in October 1993. She later worked at WHOI in Peoria, Illinois, and the Ohio News Network in Columbus, Ohio, for the next six-plus years.
As of 2008[update], Vincent was completing her law degree at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida.

Miss America 1992

Then: Miss America Carolyn Sapp, the first Miss Hawaii to wear the crown, starred in a TV movie, miss america behind the crown movie, about her relationship with an abusive boyfriend.
Now: Carolyn Sapp abused women she does now. 

Miss America 1993

Then: Leanza Cornett was the first Miss America to campaign for awareness of this illness, Leanza Cornett AIDS and refused to wear her crown in public. Leanza Cornett "How do you talk about practicing safe sex when you've got this thing on top of your head"
Now: She became an entertainment correspondent and married a fellow entertainment reporter, mark steines Entertainment Tonight.

Miss America 1994

Then: Kimberly Aiken Miss America won when she was only 18 years old and advocated for the homeless.
Now: Miss America Kimberly Aiken image consultant she does now. 

Miss America 1995

Then: Heather Whitestone became the first deaf Miss America.
Now: She has written several heather whitestone books and underwent a controversial procedure, heather whitestone cochlear implant, in 2002.

Miss America 1996

Then: Miss America Shawntel Smith was Miss Oklahoma, and her platform was getting high school students to work, school-to-work reinventing america's workforce, after graduation.
Now: shawntel smith motivational speaker she does now. 

Miss America 1997

Then: Tara Dawn Holland, Miss America 1997 was an advocate for literacy and a singer.
Now: She's married, husband's a former Congressman Jon Christensen, and her public appearances focus on a controversial topic.
Tara Dawn Holland sexual abstinence
Tara Dawn Holland born 2 October 1972 is an American beauty pageant contestant, who was Miss America 1997.
Holland was born in Overland Park, Kansas. After six years as a local literacy advocate and tutor, she took her cause to the national spotlight when she was crowned Miss America 1997. She spent the year fighting for literacy education for people of all ages and backgrounds, as well as raising funds and motivating those involved in the cause. Since her year of service, she has continued to speak for local, state, and national organizations on this critical issue.
In addition to traveling as a speaker, Holland has enjoyed many opportunities to perform musically. She has been featured as a vocal soloist with the Kansas City Symphony, the U.S. Air Force Band, and the NATO Band in Italy. She was also a featured vocalist in the nationally-televised Boston Pops Fourth of July Celebration and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In addition, she had the honor of singing for two of President George W. Bush's inaugural events, including the Armory Ball, the largest official Inaugural Ball.
Holland has appeared in various media outlets, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, Today, Fox News Sunday with Tony Snow, Parade, People, and Focus on the Family radio show, among others. In addition to commercials, public service announcements, and her cameo role on The Nanny, some of her other highlights include the 1997 Kansan of the Year, President Bush’s Daily Point of Light #723, and the 1997 Kansas Woman of Achievement.
Today, Holland is very active with youth, both in her local community and as a national sexual abstinence speaker to tens of thousands of students per year. She also sings and speaks for women’s groups, fundraisers, and churches. In December 2002, Holland graduated summa cum laude with her master’s degree in music education from the University of Missouri–Kansas City. Holland and her husband, former U.S. Congressman Jon Lynn Christensen, make their home in Franklin, Tennessee; they have two daughters Petra and Sela.

Miss America 1998

Then: Miss America Kate Shindle used her platform to advocate, kate shindle AIDS activist, for AIDS prevention around the world.
Now: She went on to a successful Broadway career.
Kate Shindle Broadway roles
Kate Shindle (born January 31, 1977 in Toledo, Ohio) is an American actress, singer, dancer, and AIDS activist. She came to fame as Miss America 1998, where she represented the state of Illinois as Miss Illinois 1997. She was attending Northwestern University at the time, though she was raised in Moorestown Township in southern New Jersey and graduated from the Bishop Eustace Preparatory School. She graduated from Northwestern University in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in theatre.
In 2007, she was cast in the Broadway musical, Legally Blonde, based on the 2001 Reese Witherspoon film, playing the role of Vivienne through the musical's entire Broadway run.

Miss America 1999

Then: Miss America Nicole Johnson, who has diabetes, advocated for diabetes education during her time as Miss America.
Now: She has helped raise millions for diabetes research miss america nicole johnson $26 million and wrote a book, living with diabetes + nicole johnson, about living with the disease. 

Miss America 2000

Then: Miss America Heather French, the first Miss Kentucky to win the crown, advocated for homeless veterans.
Now: She married a controversial Kentucky politician, former lieutenant governor steve henry plea deal, spoke to Oprah Winfrey about a personal tragedy, heather french henry bicyclist accident, and continues to work for veterans, heather french foundation.

Miss America 2001

Then: Angela Perez Baraquio was the first Asian-American to wear the crown.
Now: Angela perez baraquio + isle entertainment she does now.

Miss America 2003

Then: Miss America Erika Harold stirred up controversy when she announced a new platform, erika harold abstinence platform after she won.
Now: She spoke at the 2004 Republican National Convention.
Erika Harold republican national convention
Erika N. Harold born 1980 was Miss America 2003, having qualified for the pageant by being selected Miss Illinois 2002. Her official platform was "Preventing Youth Violence and Bullying: Protect Yourself, Respect Yourself." This platform choice was said to have grown out of personal experience; she recounts having been the subject of racial and sexual harassment while growing up. However, in the first week of her reign, she also adopted a dual platform for Sexual Abstinence, causing some pageant observers to accuse her of harboring a hidden agenda. She held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington during which she claimed the Miss America organization was bullying her.

Miss America 2004

Then: Ericka Dunlap, the first black Miss Florida, used her platform to celebrate diversity.
Now: She is pursuing a country music career, Ericka Dunlap music and she and her husband competed on a popular reality show. 
Amazing Race
The Amazing Race is a reality television game show in which teams of two people, who have some form of a preexisting personal relationship, race around the world in competition with other teams. Contestants strive to arrive first at "pit stops" at the end of each leg of the race to win prizes and to avoid coming in last, which carries the possibility of elimination or a significant disadvantage in the following leg. Contestants travel to and within multiple countries in a variety of transportation modes, including planes, balloons, helicopters, trucks, bicycles, taxicabs, rental cars, Jeepneys, trains, buses, boats, and by foot. The clues (cryptic hints) provided in each leg lead the teams to the next destination or direct them to perform a task, either together or by a single member. These challenges are related in some manner to the country wherein they are located or its culture. Teams are progressively eliminated until three are left; at that point, the team that arrives first in the final leg is awarded a grand prize.
Created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster, the original series has aired in the United States since 2001 and has earned eight Primetime Emmy Awards, including the first seven awards, from 2003 to 2009, for "Outstanding Reality-Competition Program" (Top Chef broke Race's streak in 2010). Emmy-award-winning New Zealand television personality, Phil Keoghan, has been the host of the show since its inception. The show has branched out to include a number of international versions following a similar format.

Miss America 2005

Then: Deidre Downs Miss America advocated for a cure for childhood cancer during her extra-long reign, deidre downs longest reign.
Now: She got married, deidre downs wedding in 2008 and last year graduated from medical school.

Miss America 2006

Then: Miss America Jennifer Berry was a ballet dancer and an advocate for an anti-drunk-driving group, mothers against drunk driving.
Now: She got married in 2007 and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Jennifer Berry-Gooden
Jennifer Berry-Gooden born July 18, 1983 in Houston, Texas was crowned Miss America on January 21, 2006. A resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma, she was the fifth Miss America from Oklahoma to hold the title.
She won the Miss Oklahoma 2005 title in a state pageant held Tulsa on June 11, 2005. She competed as Miss Grand Lake, and was a double preliminary winner, winning awards for both talent and swimsuit. This was Berry's fifth attempt at the state title, as she placed third runner-up in 2004 and 2003, made the top 10 in 2002 and was unplaced in 2001.
Berry represented Oklahoma in the Miss America 2006 pageant broadcast from the Theatre for the Performing Arts on the Las Vegas Strip on January 21, 2006, the first time the pageant was held outside Atlantic City, New Jersey. During the preliminary competitions Berry won a preliminary talent award for her ballet en pointe performance. At the end of the final night, which involved interview, swimsuit, evening gown and talent competitions Berry won the Miss America title, the first titleholder crowned outside Atlantic City.
Her platform issue as Miss Oklahoma and Miss America was "Building Intolerance to Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking." She acted a national spokesperson for Mothers Against Drunk Driving during her reign and also worked on behalf of numerous other charities. Berry also had the opportunity to host the second annual Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant held in Orlando, Florida.
Berry graduated from Jenks High School in 2001, and attended the University of Oklahoma with a major in elementary education. She hopes to attain a Master's in education and become an elementary school teacher. She is a member of the Churches of Christ. She currently lives in North Carolina. On April 28, 2007 she married Nathan Gooden in her hometown of Tulsa.

Miss America 2007

Then: Miss America Lauren Nelson used her platform to bring awareness to protecting children from online dangers.
Now: She posed as a teen, miss america sex sting to catch sexual predators. Lauren nelson "first at four", she does now.

Miss America 2008

Then: Miss America Kirsten Haglund used her own struggles, kirsten haglund anorexia , to bring awareness to eating disorders.
Now: She founded a group, Kirsten haglund foundation to help people with eating disorders and has made several appearances, Kirsten haglund hannity, on a Fox News talk show.

Miss America 2009

Then: Miss America Katie Stam, the first Miss Indiana to win the title, appeared with her fellow contestants on a reality show, Miss america countdown to the crown.
Now: Katie stam "I Want to Be Miss America" she does now.

Miss America 2010

Then: Miss America Caressa Cameron sang a Beyoncé tune on her way to winning the crown.
Now: In a later interview she speculated about another Miss America first.
Miss America Caressa Cameron lesbian wear crown

Miss America 2011

Then: Teresa Scanlan, the pageant's youngest winner Teresa Scanlan 17 years old, since Margaret Gorman, Margaret Gorman miss america, in 1951 and its first from Nebraska.
Now: She's enjoying a full tour schedule, teresa scanlan tour, as the reigning beauty. She recently gave her opinion, teresa scanlan tour of Newsweek's cover photo of Michele Bachmann, Mewsweek bachmann cover.
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