Miss America Models Ann Hand at Milano

(Miss Americas – Phyllis George (1979) and Lauren Nelson (2007))

Lauren Nelson, Miss America 2007, was in Georgetown at Milano last night modeling the newest jewlery designs from Ann Hand’s new Miss America collection. Ann Hand has been named the Official Jeweler of Miss America, and created some incredible pieces to showcase the coveted crown. In addition to the lovely pieces, Miss America wins big, because 25% of sales go to the Miss America Scholarship fund! I’m particulary in love with the long strand of pearls Lauren was wearing on her entrance last night!

(After a long day of events, I am pictured here with Teri Galvez, Executive Director, Miss DC Organization; Art McMaster, President MAO; and Sonya Gavanker, Miss DC 1998.)