Savvy Shields is Miss America 2017

Savvy Shields from Arkansas Crowned Miss America 2017

Savvy Shields from Arkansas was crowned Miss America 2017 in the 96th edition of Miss America pageant on September 11, 2016  at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Savvy Shields succeeds Betty Cantrell of Georgia as the new Miss America.

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During the same event, Miss South Carolina, Rachel Wyatt was titled as the first runner up, Miss New York, Camille Sims was adjudged as the second runner up, Miss Washington, Alicia Cooper was announced as the third runner up and Miss Mississippi, Laura Lee Lewis was declared as the fourth runner up.

The show was hosted by Sage Steele and Chris Harrison and judged by Sharlene Wells Hawkes, Cole Swindell, Sara Foster and Mark Cuban.

Savvy Shields is not new to pageants and has formerly won Miss Arkansas’s Outstanding Teen in the year 2009. Her platform for Miss America was “Eat Better, Live Better,” a campaign to encourage healthy living. She performed a jazz dance for the talent portion of the contest.

Arkansas now holds three Miss America crowns under the representation of Donna Axum in 1964, Elizabeth Ward in 1982 and Savvy Shields in 2017. Heartiest congratulations to Savvy Shields on this win! 🙂

Picture Credits: Miss America Organization Facebook

 

Miss America 2017 To Have Rio Olympics Gold Medalists in Jury!

Miss America 2017 Jury Panel Will Witness Rio Olympics Gold Medalists

Miss America 2017 is the 96th edition of Miss America pageant and is slated to take place on September 11, 2016  at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the conclusion of the Miss America 2017 pageant, Betty Cantrell from Georgia will pass on her crown to her successor.

While United States of America has managed to walk home with maximum number of medals in the Rio Olympics, the Miss America pageant is welcoming the two dazzling gold medalists of USA, Gabby Douglas and Laura Marano in its jury panel.

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The announcement was made official on Monday, August 22, 2016 at Miss America Official Facebook Page. Gracing the jury panel apart from Olympic gymnast, Gabby Douglas and musician and actress, Laura Marano will be Sharlene Wells Hawkes, Cole Swindell, Sara Foster and Mark Cuban. 

Chris Harrison will return as host of Miss America pageant for his eighth year, alongside Sage Steele, who would be taking the Miss America stage for the very first time.

Miss America 2017 contestants will be judged on the basis of talent performances and interview. The event will be broadcast by ABC in the United States, the first in the network’s newest agreement to carry the pageant until 2019, with Dick Clark Productions producing the ceremony. 52 candidates will be vying to succeed Betty Cantrell of Georgia as next Miss America.

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Meet The Contestants of Miss America 2017 Here!

Meet The Hosts For The Coronation Eve of Miss America 2017

Meet The Coronation Gala Hosts of Miss America 2017 

The 96th edition of Miss America pageant is scheduled to take place on September 11, 2016  at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the conclusion of the Miss America 2017 pageant, Betty Cantrell from Georgia will pass on her crown to her successor.

With about only one month left for the grand finale of Miss America 2017, Miss America Organization announced the hosts of the coronation night of Miss America 2017. This year Chris Harrison will return as host of Miss America pageant for his eighth year, alongside Sage Steele, who would be taking the Miss America stage for the very first time.

TV personality, Chris Harrison is best known for ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”. While Sage Steele is an esteemed host and commentator for ABC’s and ESPN’s “NBA Countdown”.

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On his return as host for Miss America pageant, Chris Harrison said, “For 96 years, Miss America has shone light on some of the brightest and most talented young women in the country. This year will surely be a fun-filled night showcasing talent, glamour, fitness, presentation and community achievement as the country’s brightest compete for the crown!”

On the other hand, Sage Steele, who will make the debut as the host for Miss America pageant opined, “There’s always such a high level of drama and competitiveness during the Miss America Competition that rivals many sporting events that I’ve covered. I can’t wait to host alongside Chris Harrison to see what this year brings.”

Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 -- Bristol, CT -- Building #12 -- Sage Steele

On the other hand, gracing the eminent jury panel for Miss America 2017 pageant are none other than, Sharlene Wells Hawkes, Cole Swindell, Sara Foster and Mark Cuban. (More details about the judges here!)

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Meet The Contestants of Miss America 2017 Here!

Meet The Eminent Jury of Miss America 2017

Meet The Jury of Miss America 2017

The 96th edition of Miss America pageant is scheduled to take place on September 11, 2016  at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the conclusion of the Miss America 2017 pageant, Betty Cantrell from Georgia will pass on her crown to her successor.

With about only one month left for the grand finale of Miss America 2017, Miss America Organization announced the jury panel for the pageant, who will judge 52 delegates competing to fill the shoes of the reigning Miss America, Betty Cantrell. So let us have a look at the jury panel of Miss America 2017.

Mark Cuban

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Mark Cuban is a businessman and investor. He owns the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres and Magnolia Pictures. Mark Cuban is also the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV. Furthermore, he is a “shark” investor on the television series, Shark Tank. In 2011, Cuban wrote an e-book, “How to Win at the Sport of Business”, wherein he chronicles his life experiences in business and sports.

Sara Foster

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Sara Foster is an American actress, best known for her role as Jen Clark on 90210. She was a fashion model before joining the film industry. Sara Foster is the daughter of music producer, David Foster and former model, Rebecca Foster, and is married to tennis player Tommy Haas.

Cole Swindell

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Cole Swindell is an American country music singer and songwriter. Swindell has written singles for Craig Campbell, Thomas Rhett, Scotty McCreery, and Luke Bryan, and has released two albums for Warner Bros. Records Nashville. The first album has produced four singles: “Chillin’ It”, “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight”, “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey”, and “Let Me See Ya Girl”, all of which have charted in the top 5 of Hot Country Songs.

Sharlene Wells Hawkes

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Sharlene Wells Hawkes is a former Miss America titleholder, who was crowned as Miss America 1985. She was the first foreign-born, bilingual Miss America. Hawkes currently serves as Executive Vice President of Story Rock Electronic Publishing, and as president of its military division, Remember My Service, producing historical records for each military personnel.

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Savvy Shields is Miss Arkansas 2016

Savvy Shields Crowned Miss Arkansas 2016

Savvy Shields from Fayetteville was crowned Miss Arkansas 2016 on June 9, 2016 in Hot Springs. Savvy Shields succeeds Loren McDaniel, who was a Top 15 finalist at Miss America pageant last year. Savvy will now compete at Miss America 2017, hoping to be crowned as next Miss America by the reigning beauty queen, Betty Cantrell from Georgia.

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Savvy Shields is not new to pageants and has formerly won Miss Arkansas’s Outstanding Teen in the year 2009. Her platform for Miss America is “Eat Better, Live Better,” a campaign to encourage healthy living. She performed a jazz dance to “They Just Keep Moving the Line” for the talent portion of the contest.

Arkansas has twice won the Miss America title through Donna Axum in 1964 and Elizabeth Ward in 1982.

Complete Results

Top 11-

  1. Stoni Butler-Camden
  2. Maggie Benton-Jonesboro
  3. Destiny Quinn-Jonesboro
  4. Samantha Hudon-Hot Springs
  5. Jennifer Ulloa- Jonesboro
  6. Caitlyn Cook-Conway
  7. Bailey Moses- Cabot
  8. Savannah Skidmore- Calico Rock
  9. Brooke Cornelius- Hope
  10. Ashton Purtle- Russellville

Top 5-

  1. Savannah Skidmore
  2. Brooke Cornelius
  3. Bailey Moses
  4. Ashton Purtle
  5. Savvy Shields

Voting Poll for People’s Choice Poll of Miss America 2017 Opened! VOTE HERE!

Meet The Contestants of Miss America 2017 Here!

Alexis Mather is Miss Oregon 2016

Alexis Mather Crowned Miss Oregon 2016

Alexis Mather, Miss Portland was crowned Miss Oregon 2016 at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center at the Oregon Coast on July 2, 2016. Alexis Mather succeeds Ali Wallace, Miss Oregon 2015 and will now compete at Miss America 2017, hoping to be crowned as next Miss America by the reigning beauty queen, Betty Cantrell from Georgia.

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Katie Harman, Miss America 2001 is the only titleholder of Miss America crown from Oregon.

At the same event, Abigail Marie Hoppe was crowned as Miss Oregon’s Outstanding Teen 2016.

Complete Results

Top 9

People’s Choice- Miss Clatsop County, Ryen Buys
Marion-Polk County- Audri Rousseau
Douglas County- Raechel Warren
Mt. Hood- Gabriella Sturgill
Miss Coos County- Quinlyn Deming
Miss Rogue Valley- Hannah Pearcey
Miss Cascade- Jennifer Albertson
Miss Southern Jewel- Veronica Norris
Miss Portland- Alexis Mather
Miss Three Rivers- Alyx Amber
Miss Southern Gem- Katie Noyed

Top 7

Marion-Polk County, Audri Rousseau
Douglas County, Raechel Warren
Mt. Hood, Gabriella Sturgill
Miss Rogue Valley, Hannah Pearcey
Miss Cascade, Jennifer Albertson
Miss Southern Jewel, Veronica Norris
Miss Portland, Alexis Mather

Meet The Contestants of Miss America 2017 Here!

Alissa Musto is Miss Massachusetts 2016

Alissa Musto Crowned Miss Massachusetts 2016

Alissa Musto was crowned Miss Massachusetts 2016 on July 2, 2016. Alissa Musto succeeds Meagan Fuller and will now compete at Miss America 2017, hoping to be crowned as next Miss America by the reigning beauty queen, Betty Cantrell from Georgia.

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Alissa Musto is a well known personality in America as an American singer and child pianist. She is the winner of the 2007 New England Performs competition, a talent competition with thousands of competitors from all over New England.  She held the 2008 championship title for “Rhode Island’s Got Talent” where she beat several adults.When she was nine years old, she was on the national television show “America’s Most Talented Kid”.

She has performed numerous charity events for Mayor David Cicilline, Make A Wish Foundation and PARI. She has performed all over New England including the Hard Rock Cafe and the Fox Theatre at Foxwoods Casino.

Massachusetts is yet to win its first Miss America crown. Lauren Kuhn was the last representative from the state to bag a placement at Miss America pageant. Lauren was adjudged as the fourth runner up at Miss America 2014.

Meet The Contestants of Miss America 2017 Here!

Alicia Cooper Is Miss Washington 2016

Alicia Cooper Crowned Miss Washington 2016

Alicia Cooper was crowned Miss Washington 2016 on July 2, 2016. Alicia Cooper succeeds Lizzi Jackson, Miss Washington 2015 and will now compete at Miss America 2017, hoping to be crowned as next Miss America by the reigning beauty queen, Betty Cantrell from Georgia.

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Washington is yet to win its first Miss America crown, though they have won many special awards at Miss America pageant. Mandy Schendel was the last representative from Washington to place at Miss America. Mandy was adjudged as the Top 10 finalist at Miss America 2012.

Meet The Contestants of Miss America 2017 Here!

Caroline Carothers is Miss Texas 2016

Caroline Carothers is Miss Texas 2016

Caroline Carothers, Miss Plano was crowned Miss Texas 2016 on July 3, 2016 at Eisemann Center In Richardson. Caroline Carothers succeeds Shannon Sanderford, who was a Top 10 finalist at Miss America pageant last year.

Caroline Carothers will now represent Texas at Miss America 2017, hoping to be crowned as next Miss America by the reigning beauty queen, Betty Cantrell from Georgia.

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During the same event, Heather King was crowned as Miss Texas Outstanding Teen 2016.

Miss Texas competition was founded in 1937 as a scholarship contest for young women. Three women from Texas have gone on to be crowned Miss America, amongst whom are, Shirley Cothran (1974), Phyllis George (1970) and Jo-Carroll Dennison (1942). Texas has been placing consistently at Miss America since 2004.

Complete Results

Fourth Runner Up- ‎Miss Sam Houston-‬ Jizyah Shorts
Third Runner Up- ‎Miss Park Cities-‬ Madison Fuller
Second Runner Up- ‎Miss Lubbock-‬ Sydney Webster
First Runner Up- Miss Houston‬– Margana Wood

Top 12

Miss Central Texas‬– Hannah Uhlig
Miss North Texas-‬ Katelyn Marak
Miss DFW‬– Catherine Hicks
Miss Austin‬- Christina Dillon
Miss Park Cities‬- Madison Fuller
MissPlano‬- Caroline Carothers
Miss Abilene Christian University‬- Chera Chaney
Miss Houston‬- Margana Woods (People’s Choice Winner)
Miss Grand Praire‬- Kaitlyn Ayrton
Miss Sam Houston- Jizyah Shorts
Miss Collin County‬- Cora Drozd
Miss Richardson‬- Spencer Davis
‪‎Miss Lubbock‬- Sydney Webster
Miss Midland Odessa-‬ Bailey Tate (People’s Choice Winner)

Meet The Contestants of Miss America 2017 Here!

 

 

Laura Jones is Miss Kentucky 2016

Laura Jones Crowned Miss Kentucky 2016

Laura Jones, Miss Danville  was crowned Miss Kentucky 2016 on July 2, 2016 at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Laura Jones succeeds Clark Janell Davis, Miss Kentucky 2015 and will now compete in the coming edition of Miss America 2017, hoping to be crowned as next Miss America by the reigning beauty queen, Betty Cantrell from Georgia.

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Laura Jones also won the swimsuit competition at Miss Kentucky 2016 pageant.She bested 29 other competitors to clinch the crown.

Kentucky has won the Miss America crown once in 1999 through Heather French, who was crowned as Miss America 1999.

Official Results

4th Runner- up: Kathleen Smith
3rd Runner-up: Alex Francke
2nd Runner-up: Annie Franklin
1st Runner-up: Talia Horn
Miss Kentucky 2016: Laura Jones

Top 11

Taylor Parks
Molly Matney
Sidney Cobb
Alex Francke
Laura Jones
Kathleen Smith
Talia Horn
Dakoda Trenary
Annie Franklin
Cynthia Thomas
Georgia Gardner

Meet The Contestants of Miss America 2017 Here!

 

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