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The new Miss America
January 9, 2008



For the first time in history, all 52 women competing for the Miss America 2008 title, live under one roof to undo everything they have learned about pageant basics. The goal is to determine if their smarts, attitudes and looks hold up in contemporary society. The women participate in an intense set of events and challenges designed to prepare them for the finale: a renewed, modern competition that will redefine what it takes to be Miss America.


Miss Universe
December 3, 2007


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Dec. 2) – Police probing allegations that someone put pepper spray on a Puerto Rican beauty contestant’s clothing said Saturday they would investigate whether anyone lied to them after tests found no traces of the substance on the woman’s belongings.

Miss Puerto Rico Universe Ingrid Marie Rivera and pageant organizers claimed that someone had laced her makeup and doused her clothing with a chemical they believed to be pepper spray during the November 23 contest in an attempt to knock her out of the running.

The 24-year-old from the town of Dorado said she broke out in hives and swelling during the pageant and was forced to ice down her face and body backstage during the event.

On Friday, the Caribbean island’s Forensic Sciences Institute said the brush and gown, delivered to police four days after the pageant, contained no traces of capsicum, pepper spray’s active ingredient. They did not test for other chemicals.

“I guess she has a lot of explaining to do,” police spokesman Stephen Alvarez said on Saturday.

Saying that he did not want his department used for purposes of publicity, Police Superintendent Pedro Toledo said he would investigate whether anyone provided false information to his detectives, which would be a felony.

Hometown Hero-Phil Stacey American Idol 2007
November 14, 2007

Former Pageant Girl from Jacksonville on this seasons “Biggest Looser” Tv show
November 11, 2007

Julie got her pageant start at the Miss Jacksonville Scholarship Pageant under the direction of Ruth Sidbury,she won the interview competition.

Julie has always struggled with her weight. Growing up, she was also known as the “chubby kid”. As she got older, she began to lose weight and enter beauty pageants. But, shortly after the birth of her son, she had trouble losing the weight, again. Now, Julie wants to begin living a healthy lifestyle again, in order to be a healthy role model to her son and a healthy wife for her husband of 18 years. Julie is tired of coming in as First Runner-Up and is now ready to be crowned a winner. bigloser.jpg


Julie Hadden appears as a contestant in the fourth season of the NBC reality television series The Biggest Loser. She is 34 years old and hails from Jacksonville, Florida. She has been described as having a Southern charm, yet she also has a sly fondness for the latest gossip. She was once a pageant girl, and it’s been said that she could’ve progressed even further were it not for her weight troubles. She has said that her greatest accomplishment so far in life has been her marriage and the birth of her son, whom she’s trying to raise as best as she can. Though she’s attracted to the idea of having another child, she has to lose weight first in order to have a healthy and stable pregnancy.

Home Town Hero-Leanza Cornett Miss America 1993
November 7, 2007


Leanza Cornett began competing in pageants to earn scholarship money for college at Jacksonville, FL. She garnered the titles of Miss Jacksonville and Miss Florida before becoming 1993’s Miss America. Since giving up her title, Leanza has served as a television correspondent and host. Among her credits are “Entertainment Tonight,” NBC’s “Weekend Today Show,” “The Miss America Pageant,” “Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?,” ABC Family’s “The Bachelor Tells All,” and the Fine Living Network’s “Tricks of the Trade.” In addition, Leanza has stage credits. She has appeared in productions of Barefoot in the Park, Godspell, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Bye Bye Birdie, and Voyage of the Little Mermaid. She, her husband, and their two children live in Los Angeles.