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The Best Gowns of Miss America 2013!

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Since most fashion bloggers are focusing on the “best and worst” dressed of the Golden Globes, I thought it was only appropriate that I focused my fashion attention on the 2013 Miss America Pageant! And I must say it was indeed spectacular! Out of respect of each contestant’s gown choice, I have decided to only share the “best gowns” rather than highlight the ones that I did not like.  As we all know fashion is subjective! What one gal loves could be what another gal hates and vice versa. Enough of the small talk…here we GO!

Miss Tennessee, Chandler Lawson

Seeing lots of white gowns at Miss America is very typical, but Chandler made a great choice but adding blue stone work to the neckline. Also love the split..not too high and not too low. And lastly love the fact that she parted her hair opposite side of the split!
Miss TN

Miss Wyoming, Lexie Madden

Let’s just say…you can never go wrong with black! This gown is simple and sleek, but FABULOUS.  Love the neckline, bead work and of course the split. This dress is a custom design by Gasper Cruz of Crown Couture.  Considering that this dress has received better reviews than Eva Longoria’s black gown at the Golden Globes, I’m sure he will be receiving a couple of phone calls and rightful so! Miss WC

Miss New York, Mallory Hagan 

And guess what? Another white gown! First and foremost I absolutely LOVE jersey material so that sold me first.  Secondly I’m a huge fan of one shouldered anything.  So naturally I found this gown stunning. The sleek, classic ponytail and the black jewelry sealed the deal for me.  In my opinion this dress screams trendy/red carpet Miss America. Miss NYAnd I guess the judges felt the same way…because Mallory Hagan was crowned Miss America 2013 in that very dress!

Miss A

What are your thoughts about the dresses shown above? As always, I’m curious to know your opinion.

There She Is…Miss America!

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

In just four days we’ll have a new Miss America! woot woot. And just in case you did not know in pageant land Miss America is basically the equivalent of the Superbowl. So yes, this time of the year is a big deal! Out of 53 contestants one young lady will be crowned Miss America (affectionately known as Miss A) with the opportunity to travel the globe representing the World’s largest scholarship organization for women, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Artistry by Amway to name a few.

Like most young girls, I too dreamed of becoming Miss America! And thankfully I had a chance to compete for the title of Miss Georgia for not one, but three years! Although I did not win the title I learned more about myself than I could have ever imagined. Additionally my participation with the organization granted me some amazing life experiences that I would not change for anything in the World. One of those experiences included working with the Pageant Planet, an online resource for pageant girls (yes, this means you should check it out!). During my time with the Pageant Planet, I had the the pleasure of interviewing my favorite Miss America, Kirsten Haglund (now Smith). In celebration of Miss America Week I would like to share my interview with her! In our time together she shared some of her experiences as Miss America 2008, how she began the pageantry journey and words of advice to aspiring young ladies who have the same dream. Hope you enjoy!!