Miss America’s Oustanding Teen

I’m just back from Orlando where 52 talented Teen contestants competed in the Miss America’s Outstanding teen pageant, a sister pageant to Miss America. Congratulations to Maria DeSantis, Miss New York’s Outstanding teen, on her win! Also, congratulations to my Outstanding Teen, Elizabeth Payne, for a wonderful performance!

In additon to attending the Teen pageant, I was able to spend time with 34 of the other Miss America state candidates over the long weekend. We enjoyed a special VIP tour of Disney World, where we met all of the characters, had our pictures taken with the Disney Princesses, and didn’t have to wait long in line for any of the amazing Disney attractions! We were also hosted by Planet Hollywood for a special lunch and photo shoot for Planet Hollywood and CMT. (This gives much fuel to the rumors that the Miss America pageant will be held at the Planet Hollywood-Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas!)

It was an incredible weekend, a chance to meet some of the beautiful contestants I will be competing with, and an honor to meet for the first time our current Miss America, Jennifer Berry.

Photos to come!