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MS. AMERICA
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Ms. America 2013
Ms. America 2013
Chiniqua Pettaway, Ms. America 2013 is from Houston, Texas was crowned Ms. America® 2013  at the national pageant held Sunday, June 23,  2013 at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa in California.
 
Ms. Pettaway, a Houston, Texas transplant, is originally from Richmond, Virginia. She is an entrepreneur, model, fitness instructor and community leader. Chiniqua owns and operates six income tax preparation offices in Houston, TX. She is currently working on her master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology and will complete her degree from Argosy University in March 2014. 

Ms. America® 2013, Chiniqua Pettaway is also a philanthropist and is especially passionate about her platform of service “Guard a Heart” a heart health awareness foundation. Guard a Heart’s mission is to fight heart disease with their campaign, "Know your Risk, Save a Life.” Heart conditions are the number-one killer of men and women in America. She enjoys traveling, dancing and mentoring young women through her platform and other community involvement.
Ms. America 2012
Ms. America 2012
Nicole Rash, Ms. America 2012 a Saint Louis, Missouri transplant, is originally from the small town of Plymouth, Indiana. She was Miss Indiana 2007, and received first runner-up in the Miss America Pageant in 2008. She is currently employed as a model, actress, and corporate spokesperson, and will complete her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Ball State University in May.

Rash is also a philanthropist and is especially passionate about her platform of service "Breath Easy - Keeping our Youth Smoke and Tobacco Free." After losing 3 of her grandparents to smoking related illness, her cause is close to her heart and she has spoken to over 25,000 students so far about staying smoke free.  She has her motorcycle license and has owned 3 motorcycles, she grew up on a farm in rural Indiana where they raise cows, and she is a Presidential Scholarship Winner and will graduate with an overall 3.85 GPA.
Ms. America 2011
Ms. America 2011

Tracy Broughton, Ms. America 2011 from Ladera Ranch, California rises above her own physical disability by being crowned Ms. America ® 2011 at the national pageant held Sunday, January 30, 2011 at the Doubletree Guest Suites Anaheim Resort in Anaheim, California. She is also the first African American to be crowned Ms. America ®. The 27 contestants who were selected for the competition came from all over America; the competition was narrowed down to 10 finalists. Throughout the three-hour competition, the finalists competed in four categories including: interview, evening gown, sportswear and final on-stage question. To learn more CLICK HERE...

Ms. America 2009-10
Ms. America 2009-10

Bridget Cleary, Ms. America 2009-10  is from BostonMassachusetts.  A motivational speaker, she teaches goal setting using the "SMART"method. On a "dare" Bridget was challenged to prove the validity of her method and chose a goal that has always been a dream of hers. She entered into the Ms. America® pageant without any prior pageant experience and walked away with the crown! Photo by: StewartSmithPhotography.com   
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Ms. America 2007-08
Ms. America 2007-08

Jane Park Smith, Ms. America 2007-08 is the first Asian/American to be crowned Ms. America and believes every gift and talent is created within each person for the purpose of serving and uplifting others. Formerly an internationally recognized TV news reporter for CNN, Jane has parlayed that experience into a dynamic career as an accomplished actress, model, speaker and entertainer. She says, "Live Fully, Live Wholly...No Limits!" Her developing entertainment career parallels and fuels her drive to nurture the desires in the hearts of others and birth them into greater possibilities.   TO READ MORE CLICK HERE . . .

Ms. America 2006-07
Ms. America 2006-07

Debbie Nelson, Ms. America 2006-07 is a veteran in the pageant industry and has held numerous state and national titles including 2006-07 Ms. America. Deborah can be seen on TV and in feature films including a principal role in the favorite “Miss Congeniality”! Ms. Nelson works as a CASA in the OC court system, and also travels to the far bush land of Africa working with AIDS and malaria children through Saddleback church. 

Ms. America 2005-06
Ms. America 2005-06

Vida Samadzai is the first Afghan woman to participate in an international pageant since 1974. Her appearance in a red swimsuit as Miss Afghanistan in the Miss Earth 2003 pageant was worn not as a "fashion statement" but as a "freedom statement", to raise awareness of Afghan woman’s rights which have been suppressed for over a decade. This created worldwide media attention including being featured in Time Magazine & US News & World Report. At the pageant Vida was given a special award "Beauty For A Cause" at the pageant and later on she received another award from the President of the United States.  A US Citizen, Vida won Ms. America 2005-06 on May 1, 2005 and is the first Middle East / American to hold the title. Her prize was to compete in the Miss Tourism International Queen Pageant held in China representing America.  During this pageant a female producer from "Bollywood" India approached Vida and invited her to model in several charity fashion shows including one with Miss Universe. Since then, she has been living in India and is a successful model, actress, spokesperson & humanitarian.  

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Ms. America 2004-05
Ms. America 2004-05

Deana Aburto, Ms. America 2004-05 is the first Latino/American to be crowned Ms. America and is a successful entrepreneur. She has held many pageant titles on both the State and National Pageant levels. A humanitarian, Deana volunteers her time to Meals-On-Wheels where she delivers meals on a weekly basis to senior citizens who needed extra care. For service to her country she received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award from the President of the United States.

The First Ms. America
The First Ms. America

Susan Jeske representing Colorado was crowned the first Ms. America ® on December 4, 1997 at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. During her reign she created the "Students Against Violence" assembly program where she received more than 30 awards, acknowledgements  and Proclamations for her program. In 2007 she received the Presidents Volunteer Service Award for her sustained commitment to volunteer service. 
To read more click here . . .

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MS. AMERICA INTERNATIONAL
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Ms. America International 2013
Ms. America International 2013
Robin Griffin, Ms. America International 2013 was raised in Orange County and she is the personification of the term, “OC Girl”. Multi-talented, she has studied telecommunications (San Diego State University) and fashion merchandising (FIDM) and holds licenses in cosmetology, personal training and real estate. Active in the fitness and wellness industries, she is an entrepreneur who has had her own successful business for over 20 years.
 
No stranger to the camera, Robin is a triple threat as an actress, dancer and model. She began as a child actress in films such as Disney’s Pete’s Dragon and shows such as Sesame Street. As an adult, she had roles in films such as Life Stinks, starring Mel Brooks, with whom she has done three films. You may have seen her in shows such as The Wonder Years and Baywatch. While her resume includes over 20 Disney movies alone, she has performed in over 60 national commercials, music videos, films and TV shows.
 
This busy wife and mother of twins, is also highly involved in the community. She’s involved a host of charitable organizations including the Breast Cancer Campaign, Miracles for Kids, Working Wardrobes, Guard a Heart, Girl Scouts, Ronald McDonald House and CHOC (The Children’s Hospital of Orange County), which is her charity of choice.
Ms. America International 2012
Ms. America International 2012
Carla Gonzalez, Ms. America International 2012 holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma and is a clinical social worker, working for the state in the Health Department for over 20 years.  A motivational speaker Carla travels to schools throughout Oklahoma giving educational presentations in Anti-Bullying, Internet Safety and Teen Dating Violence. A community activist she serves on various boards and committee including: Single Parenting Network Organization, Human Trafficking Taskforce, Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Advisory Committee and Violence Against Women and Girls Sub Committee.
Ms. America International 2011
Ms. America International 2011

Kimberly Vodang, Ms. America International 2011 was born in Vietnam. She came to the United States in 1989 with her parents and became a US Citizen in 1994. The second Vietnamese woman to win the prestigious title in the pageant system has lived in Panorama City for over 13 years with her husband and three children. Unlike an average beauty contest winner, she has two bachelor degrees in Biology and Computer Science from California State University Northridge and is a network engineer for Olive View UCLA Medical Center.To learn more CLICK HERE ...

Ms. America International 2007-08
Ms. America International 2007-08
Tram Ho of Tustin, CA was crowned Ms. America ® International 2007-08 on January 27 at Verdugo Hills Country Club in Glendale, CA. Over 30 delegates applied for the competition where it was narrowed down to 10 finalists. Through out the three hour competition, the finalists competed in three categories: interview, evening gown and community service.

Ms. America International 2005-06
Ms. America International 2005-06
Stephanie Brownell - Selected as the national titleholder from a group of applicants so she would be qualified to represented America in the Miss Globe International  Pageant in Albania. Placed 4th runner-up in the pageant. APPEARANCES   ~    PHOTOS AT THE PAGEANT
Ms. America International 2004-05
Ms. America International 2004-05
Raquel Beezley – Selected as the National title from a group of applicants so she would be qualified to represent the U.S. in the Miss Asia Pacific International Pageant in China. In 2008, Raquel won Miss California USA and placed in the top 15 at the Miss USA 2008 Pageant.  
PHOTOS AT THE PAGEANT
Ms. America International 2003-04
Ms. America International 2003-04
Jessica Schilling – Selected as the National titleholder from a group of applicants so she would qualify to compete in the Miss Earth PageantManila, Philippines – Produced by Carousel Productions. Deceased.
PHOTOS AT PAGEANT
Ms. America International 2002-03
Ms. America International 2002-03

Cassie Marie Burns – Selected Ms. America ® International at a live pageant held at the Multi-Cultural Festival in Westminster, California. Prize for the winner was a all expense paid trip representing the United States at the Miss Earth Pageant held in Manila, Philippines, produced by Carousel Productions.  PHOTOS AT THE PAGEANT

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MS. INTERNATIONAL
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Ms. International 2013 - Stacy Smith
Ms. International 2013 - Stacy Smith
Stacy Smith, Ms. International 2013 has a background of more than 20 years in performing in dance recitals throughout the world.  From these experiences, she gained the confidence and maturity to progress into modeling and acting.  After attending the University of Idaho and graduating with a major in Journalism Mass Media and a minor in Dance Choreography, she decided to enroll in cosmetology school.  Immediately finding this the perfect fit for her, upon graduation she began to professionally apply these skills and founded in 2011 her own company, OC Hair and Makeup where she manages a team of stylists working with brides and undertaking numerous formal events.  It is through this high level of artistic ability and dedication that OC Hair and Makeup has been voted the #1 Beauty Service of Orange County of 2013 by theknot.com.
 
Throughout her community, Stacy is known as a strong leader who enjoys giving back to those around her.  She has dedicated herself to her charity of choice, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.  This lifelong commitment began at an early age as her older brother Ryan was unfortunately born with the disease, and Stacy works hard to get the community involved to raise awareness and to find a cure.
 
Ms. International 2011-12
Ms. International 2011-12
Deana Molle, Ms. International 2011-12
 
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Read about Deana winning the title of Ms. International 2011-12 Click Here.
Ms. International 2010-11
Ms. International 2010-11
Amanda Delgado, Ms. International 2010-11
 
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MS. AMERICA FITNESS
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Ms. America Fitness 2007
Ms. America Fitness 2007
Kardena Pauza is a top Certified Personal Trainer and holds two of the nation’s top training certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and ISSA.  The owner of Cutting Edge Training and Vibrant Innergy, Kardena is an expert in fitness and nutrition. A professional speaker and motivator, Ms. America® Fitness 2007 has been the key note speaker in over 200 seminars and workshops teaching people her secrets to health, fitness and beauty. 
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MS. AMERICA BEAUTY TEEN
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Ms. America Beauty Teen 2007
Ms. America Beauty Teen 2007
Bethany Haas is a 2006 graduate from Linfield Christian High School with a 4.0 GPA. A world champion and gold medalist winner Bethany Haas is a competitor in the sport of Vaulting, which is performing gymnastics on the back of a running horse. In 2002 she was one out of nine athletes chosen to be on the United States Vaulting Team and compete at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez Spain where they placed 5th in the world!
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