Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss America Kira Kazantsev
The First of her Kind : Kira Kazantsev’s family has truly lived the American Dream, culminating with this first generation American’s very productive reign as Miss America.
Miss America 2015 Pageant
The Miss America Dream: A first generation American, Kira Kazantsev set her sights on her American Dream of capturing the title of Miss America.
Miss America 2014 exit Interview: Nina Davuluri
Head of the Class: As Miss America, Nina Davuluri has been a shining example of so much that the organization has to offer, including being set to return to school with her incredible scholarship earnings.
Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri
Homecoming Queens: In a triumphant and glamorous return to the famed Boardwalk Hall of Atlantic City, the Miss America Organization set another first by crowning Nina Davuluri.
Miss America 2013
The Last Vegas:
The Miss America Organization turned the lights out on a great run in Las Vegas with record breaking ratings as the world’s largest scholarship program heads back to where it all began—Atlantic City.
Pageantry Exit Interview:
Stepping Out into the World: As only the second Miss America ever to hail from the state of Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler never left her hometown until her year of service took her on a whirlwind tour.
Miss America 2012 Pageant: Laura Kaeppeler
Whisked Away: After an evening of record-setting ratings and the exceptional standard of elegance, Laura Kaeppeler became the second Miss America
from the great state of Wisconsin.
Pageantry Exit Interview: Teresa Scanlan
Scanning the Horizon
After a year of unparalleled service and philanthropic efforts, Miss America Teresa Scanlan is ready to hand off her title and embrace the path before her.
Pride of the Plains
Nebraska’s Teresa Scanlan might have captured the crown at only 17, but she’s already the pride of her state and years ahead of her peers as Miss America.
Where Are They Now: Phyllis George
Return of the Original
With another book and the 75th anniversary of the pageant that first made her a queen, Phyllis George is still one of the biggest names in the industry.
Pageantry Interview: Caresssa Cameron
Full of Surprises
With her reign as Miss America coming to an end, Caressa Cameron is proving that her fairy tale rise to the 2010 crown is simply the start of something greater.
While it took her four attempts to triumph in Virginia, it only took Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron one shot to capture America’s heart.
Miss America in Media
Now That’s Entertaining
The Miss America Organization has a long history of bringing talent from the crown to the television screen
Katie Stam’s time as Miss America is coming to an end, but the dream she once had as a three-year old is fueling her to inspire the dreams of many others.
Eighty-nine years after the first Miss America was crowned, Katie Stam brings home Indiana’s first title.
Pageantry Interview -
Taking a Bow
The Pageantry Interview featuring Kirsten Haglund. She grew up fast as Miss America 2008, and she promises that she’s hardly peaking at 20.
An All New America - Miss America 2008
A NEW, updated and relevant america... miss america, that is.
Miss America Interview: Lauren Nelson
The second Miss Oklahoma in a row to win at Miss America puts Internet safety on the national agenda.
Doubling Down in Las Vegas
Miss America 2007 goes back to the future with a savvy production combining new innovations and reclaimed traditions. In the end, it’s déja vu all over again for Miss Oklahoma.
Miss America Interview – Jennifer Berry
The first Miss America to win outside of Atlantic City meets the challenges of a new era.
Miss America ’05 Deidre Downs: THE Pageantry Interview
She explains why the Miss America Organization matters to so many other young women with similar dreams.
by Fred Abel
Ericka Dunlap, Miss America 2004
With hurricane Isabel trying to crash the Boardwalk Parade and an Ivy League-rich field raising the bar for all 51 candidates, the pageant ended in a photo finish, with "Ericka, Miss America" as its new anthem.
by Carl Dunn
Ericka Dunlap, Miss America 2004 Comes Home
Miss Florida's first African-American winner, Miss America '04 Ericka Dunlap, shares her message of inclusion, enjoys laughs with friends, and even inspires her struggling college football team on to victory.
By Fred Abel
Erika Harold, Miss America 2003
The 'Miss America' telecast borrows a page from 'reality' TV with a new quiz-show segment, 'Survivor'-type voting, and a sense of humor. The results were a fun-filled three hours with a nail-biting finale and a Harvard-bound winner.
by Fred Abel
The Pageantry Interview: Miss America 2003 Erika Harold
Reflections on a year gone by.
Miss America 2003 Erika Harold: Homecoming in Illinois
Homecoming Queen: On the Road with Miss America 2003 Erika Harold.
by Aimee Fuller
Katie Marie Harman, Miss America 2002
Under a cloud of terror's ashes, the country's beauty and talent rise phoenix-like to honor heroes and lift our flagging spirits.
by Fred Abel
The Pageantry Interview: Miss America 2002 Katie Harman
Katie Harman spreads her special brand of compassionate optimism as Miss America 2002. Along the way, she's learning that inspiring others can be life-transforming for the pageant winner as well.
Angela Baraquio, Miss America 2001
As with anyone who reinvents himself or herself, you are likely to find a number of new characteristics, a number of "firsts."
The Pageantry Interview:
Miss America 2001 Angela Perez Baraquio
Angela Perez Baraquio has tackled a tough assignment: To encourage character education in the nation's classrooms. In this far-ranging interview with Pageantry Editor Fred Abel, talks candidly about her challenges and successes.
by Fred Abel
The Pageantry Interview: Miss America 2000 Heather French
The Veteran's Miss America
by Carl Dunn & Lisa Nees
The Pageantry Interview: Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson
"(Being Miss America is) not about glamorous Hollywood events. It's being with real people in small-town America performing the greatest kind of service that you can perform as an individual -- giving of yourself, sharing your heart, your love, and your time."
The Pageantry Interview: Miss America 1998 Kate Shindle
As Kate's year of service winds to a close, Pageantry asked this brilliant and beautiful woman to summarize her year as Miss America 1998.
The Pageantry Interview: Miss America 1990 Debbye Turner
Most people know Debbye Turner as Miss America 1990, the motivational speaker, popular pageant emcee, and the dynamic TV host. However, there's a lot more to the former Miss America than the many hats she currently wears.
by Lisa Nees
Miss America: Celebrating Women for 80 Years
At 80 years of age, an octogenarian is never supposed to look this great.
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen
MAOTeen 2015 Pageant
Teen Titan:Like the superheroes she emulated in the 2015 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant, Olivia McMillan uses her crowning to empower other young women.
MAOTeen 2014 exit Interview: Leah Sykes
A Song in Her Heart: Leah Sykes sees the end of her reign as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen as a blessing, for the girl that she’ll soon crown and the next step in her music stardom.
Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2014: Leah Sykes
The Home State Hero: Florida’s Leah Sykes emerged from a field of 52 state delegates to be crowned Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in front of a vivacious Sunshine State audience.
Pageantry Exit Interview: MAOTeen 2013 Rachel Wyatt
KEEP ON DANCING: Rachel Wyatt will soon head off to college at Clemson University, but not before she leaves behind a shining legacy as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen.
Miss America's Oustanding Teen 2013 Pageant
A DANCE TO REMEMBER: Rachel Wyatt left her small town to follow big dreams, and it paid off with her becoming Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2013.
Pageantry Exit Interview:
Performance of a Lifetime: More than 100 million people were introduced to Miss America’s Outstanding Teen this year, and she’s only just begun to touch the lives of so many more.
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2012 Pageant
To Serve and Project: Elizabeth Fechtel borrowed a page from her sister by competing for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen before re-writing the book on winning.
Pageantry Exit Interview:
To Serve and Inflect:Miss America's Outstanding Teen Lacey Russ may come from a small town in Oklahoma, but she was more than prepared to inspire an entire nation during her reign.
The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant was laced with exciting twists, as Oklahoma’s Lacey Russ emerged into the crowning spotlight.
By Angel Anthony Mendez
MOATeen: Hail to the Chief
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Jeanette Morelan is leaving behind a year of dedicated service and philanthropic passion to embark on her path for glory.
Learning From the Best
How a series of selfless acts turned into the greatest life lessons a girl could ever receive.
By Taylor Fitch Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2008
MAOT: Taylor Fitch. Taylor Made Crown
The 2008 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant already had a reputation for producing queens of incredible character, and it wasn’t too hard finding 52 girls ready to take on the challenge.
It's Only the Beginning
As Caitlin Brunell’s reign as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen comes to an end, she already has a some big ambitions.
By Ashley Burns
A Girl's 'Super Bowl'
When the winner of this year’s Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant looks back, she’ll remember how her NFL quarterback father gave her the ultimate compliment: “She’s Super!”
By Fred Abel
Miss America's Outstanding Teen - Prime Time Ready
The Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant entered year two with a big new jewel in its crown - the scheduled debut on an MTV channel. All that did was further motivate the 52 high achieving teens seeking the title. By Fred Abel
A Thunderous Teen Success
After 85 years writing their Miss America success story, MAO steps into the spotlight with a major new scholarship competition that gives a scoring advantage to the nation’s most talented teens. By Fred Abel