DothanEagle.com – Eufaula native, Peyton Brown, was crowned as Miss Alabama USA 2016 Saturday night during the annual competition held in Montgomery at the Performing Arts Centre.
Brown competed Nov. 7 against 43 other women from across the state for the coveted title of Miss Alabama USA, and commented that when she was first called into the Top 5, she was thrilled. “Since it was my first year competing in Miss Alabama USA, I was so excited to make the Top 5.” The other women named along with Brown as the top five finalist were Barron Rae Williams of Lake Martin, Alyssa Knight of Capstone, Hannah Godwin of Oak Mountain and Synette Hawkins of Homewood. Read the full article here.
Patriots.com – They say the third time’s the charm, and that certainly proved to be true for rookie Patriots cheerleader Jessica Strohm in her quest for pageant glory. After competing in two previous pageants in the region, she was crowned Miss New Hampshire USA on Nov. 1 and is now set to represent the Granite State in the national Miss USA pageant next summer.
“I am so excited,” she said of her new job. “Once I was called for top five, I just had this feeling that it was going to be me. I set myself up for success. I did everything I possibly could to win this pageant and it was in God’s hands at that point.”
DailyProgress.com – Desiree Williams of Newport News was crowned Miss Virginia USA 2016 at Charlottesville’s Paramount Theater.
The winner of Sunday’s finals competition, a physical therapist and author, is an assistant professor at her alma mater, Hampton University. She will compete in the nationally televised Miss USA Pageant.
Two Central Virginia women were right behind her — first runner-up Delesia Watson of Louisa and second runner-up Hannah Uhlig of Earlysville.
Caelynn Miller-Keyes of Richmond was third runner-up, and fourth runner-up was Alexis Johnson of Lynchburg. Watson also was named Miss Photogenic, and Faatima Brown of Lorton was this year’s Miss Congeniality. Read the full article here.
Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega attends the 19th Annual My Hero Gala in support of Aid for AIDS in New York, NY. AID FOR AIDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to empowering communities at risk of HIV and the population at large, by developing their abilities and capacities in comprehensive prevention through access to treatment, advocacy, education and training to improve their quality of life and reduce stigma and discrimination.
MyChamplainValley.com – Less than 24 hours after being crowned Miss Vermont USA and Miss Vermont Teen USA, Neely Fortune and Tammy Vujanovic join Local 22 & Local 44’s Mike Curkov to talk about plans for their time with the crown.
Tammy is a 16-year old student at South Burlington High School. She says the most unusual thing about her is that she’s bilingual, speaking Serbo-Croatian.
Neely is 23 and lives in Burlington but graduated from South Burlington HS. She’s a multi-time Spartan Race champion and ultra-marathoner. Click to watch the interview here.