There She Is.. The 2011 Miss America- Teresa Scanlan

Seventeen year old Teresa Scanlan from Nebraska won the Miss America pageant and a $50,000 scholarship on Saturday, January 15th! I am very excited to see what she does during her year of service as Miss America. 

Talent and Swimsuit

Top 5

Miss America 2011- Miss Nebraska- Teresa Scanlan 
1st Runner Up- Miss Arkansas - Alyse Eady
2nd Runner Up - Miss Hawaii - Jalee Fuselier
3rd Runner Up- Miss Washington - Jacquie Brown
4th Runner Up- Miss Oklahoma - Emoly Wes

Teresa's post-crowning press conference 

With Love,


Ohio Fair's Queen Pageant

Last week my best friend, Haley Bittaker, competed for the title of Ohio Fair's Queen and represented the Summit County Fair. Her parents and her invited me to come to do her hair, makeup, and use a few of my dresses. It was very different for me to be watching a pageant instead of competing in it, lol. I had a lot of fun getting to know a few of the other girls (they thought I was competing, haha). Out of 88 counties, 67 sent their queen to compete in interview, introduction, evening gown, and on-stage question. Although Haley didn't make the Top 15, she did a fantastic job representing Summit County!

Queen's Pizza Party

I haven't had much experience with round crowns before, so we had a fun time trying to figure out how to get it to stay on Haley's head.

Interview (featuring my local interview dress :p)

Evening Gown

All the redheads 
(Misses: Jackson Co., Muskingum Co., Summit Co., and Mercer Co.)


After the pageant

And now, I'm back at Ashland University and starting my second semester! This semester I will be taking: writing for the media, human communications, broadcast reporting, logic & computing, field production, and english composition 2. 

Shortly after arriving on campus yesterday, I found out that I am going on the Habitat for Humanity Spring Break trip in Georgia! I'm VERY EXCITED about this opportunity to work with Habitat and meet more students who are as passionate about volunteerism as I am!

Here's to a great semester!

With Love,


It's Miss America Week!

Next Saturday, January 15th at 9pm, the 2011 Miss America will be crowned on ABC at 9pm! The Miss America pageant is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year!

The pageant began in 1921 as a bathing beauty contest to promote tourism after Labor Day in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 16 Year old Margaret Gorman was the first Miss America. You can learn more about the history of the Miss America pageant in this picture slideshow: http://www.capzles.com/#/f24033f8-197b-4833-acf2-978efaa85473

This year, 53 women will be competing for the title (50 states+Miss District of Columbia+Miss Virgin Islands+Miss Puerto Rico) 

This past Thursday (January 6th) the contestants arrived in Las Vegas to begin the pageant festivities!

Arrival Ceremony video:

Contestants at Arrival Ceremony

Quality of Life Finalists
Misses: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Virginia
The Quality of Life Award was created in 1988.This award goes to the contestant who excels in community service and enhances the life of others through volunteering.

Contestants at the Barry Manilow Show

Misses: Florida, New Jersey, Michigan, Texas, New York, North Carolina, Illinois, California, Pennsylvania and Ohio were selected for On The Red Carpet interviews: http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/Miss-America/111?tag=miss-america

My predictions in no specific order:
1 Ohio
2 Virginia
3 Oklahoma
4 Georgia
5 Delaware
6 Washington
7 DC
8 New Jersey
9 California
10 New York
11 North Carolina
12 Hawaii
13 Florida
14 Pennsylvania
15 Texas
Bubblers: Minnesota, Michigan, Puerto Rico
Sentimental Favorites: Ohio and Vermont

Make sure to tune in at 9pm on ABC and watch the 90th Anniversary of the Miss America Pageant!!

With Love,


Hello 2011!

Another year gone and another year has just begun! 2010 was a great year! I traveled all over Ohio to various festivals as the 2009 Olde Canal Days Queen, passed on my title, met my Grandma Roni, traveled to Oklahoma, went to college, started competing in Miss Amercica Locals, and have made so many new friends who have truly blessed my life.

My three goals for my first semester at college were 1)Lose five pounds, 2)join a sorority, and 3) make the Dean's List. I am proud to say I accomplished all three of those goals!

People usually make one or two new year's resolutions, but as you all know me, I'm quite the overachiever. Haha. For the past few years, I've made lists of fun and crazy things to do during that year. In 2009, it was the 365 Things To Do and in 2010 I lowered it to 100 Things To Do. So this year, I am yet again lowering the number.

I now present you with the 10 Things To Do In 2011!

1. Compete at Miss Ohio 2011 OR Win a local title to compete at Miss Ohio 2012. (Scholarship, Fun)
2. Make the Dean's List. Again. :] (Scholarship)
3. Lose 5 pounds. (Fitness)
4. Do at least 200 hours of community service. (Service)
5. Be the best Director of Chapter Events *Alpha Phi!* and Off-Campus Fundraising Chair *Habitat For Humanity!* I can be. (Leadership)
6. Run a 5K. (Fitness)
7. Visit a state I haven't visited yet. (Fun)
8. Commit a conscious act of kindness everyday. (Service)
9. Open a savings account. (Financial)
10. Get involved with Ashland's Collegian or WRDL 88.9, or both! And continue my involvement with TV2. (Career)

So here's to another great year!

With Love,