Between state-season burnout; the ever-evolving, confusing direction of Miss America leadership; busy summer schedules; national pageant in-fighting; a horrific family tragedy; the start of school; Miss America 2.0 changes; and dealing with our own complicated mess of kid-parent dynamics; I’ve sort of holed up and hunkered down. I’ve been putting priorities in other areas of my life – and rightfully so – and it has just made Miss America drama simmer to a low heat on the back burner.
Jessica (Colwell) Pohn and I competed together in the Miss Iowa 2006 pageant season, and she went on to become first-runner-up to Miss Iowa 2007 Diana Reed. Although we hadn’t kept in touch much the last decade, we’ve recently reconnected in a BIG way 😉 Jessica is a driven, ambitious, and spunky former, and I know you’ll love hearing from another contestant who left her mark on that Miss Iowa stage!
Catch Part One and Part Two of this blog series to get all caught up. Today is Part Three, the final post of the New Era, Miss America blog series! I appreciate the opportunity to share my thoughts as somewhat of a “voice of reason” around hot topics. I’ve learned a few lessons in my…… Continue reading A New Era, Miss America, pt 3
If there was an equivalency of the #metoo movement in Miss America, this would be it. There are four “S” points to the Miss America crown – swimwear isn’t one.
It’s a New Era for Miss America – but what does that actually mean? Come check out our thoughts on the blog!
Last week, we heard all about Katie’s extensive experience in pageantry. Today, we go a little more “behind the scenes” and get some true wisdom from this seasoned competitor.
Katie Kenny (formerly Katie Cole) was one of the girls I was privileged to coach and mentor in my first year as a Miss America local director. I worked with her on every area of competition, and our local came away with a Miss Iowa and a second-runner-up that year. But that wasn’t even close to the beginning – or the end – of Katie’s pageant career.