Hello Again Junkies! Hope everyone in the Junkie Nation is enjoying a wonderful Memorial Day holiday… Please be sure to take a few moments today in appreciation of those who’ve died in service to our country. Freedom is not Free. End of Rant.
Let’s Talk Pageants!!!
Big Junkie Congrats go out to the new MISS VERMONT, RYLEE FIELD and MISS NEW YORK, CAMILLE SIMS!!!
Based on the photos we’ve seen, both of these ladies were STUNNING on stage and I’m sure they’re thrilled to be heading to Miss America in a matter of months!
We’ll start with Vermont…
Here’s your final results:
4th Runner Up = Julia Crane
3rd Runner Up = Nipunika Coe
2nd Runner Up = Shaniah Bartlett
1st Runner Up = Erin Connor
Winner = Rylee Field
Rylee is a graduate of Colby-Sawyer College with her BA in Creative Writing. She performed a “spoken word” talent to “Mockingbird” by Rives – and her platform is “Find A Happy Place: Positive Mental Health & Wellness”. You can catch Rylee’s crowning video here…
She was a little excited to win the crown on Friday night…
Congrats Rylee and everyone at Miss Vermont – Junkies are super proud of the direction Vermont is going – and we know you’re going to be Fabulous at Miss America!
Moving on to New York…
Final results included:
4th Runner Up = Mackenzie Perpich
3rd Runner Up = Kristina Blackstock
2nd Runner Up = Meghan Sinisi
1st Runner Up = Baylee Simpson
Winner = Camille Sims
Camille is a former Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen who finished as the 2nd RU to Lacey Russ at MAOTeen. Last year, Camille was the 4th Runner Up to Betty Cantrell in Georgia, and in 2013, she was a Top 10 finalist at Miss New York. A graduate of Cornell, Camille won both Prelim Talent (Singing “Sway” in Spanish) and overall interview this year at Miss New York – And by the looks of this video, she was a pretty popular choice (at least among the contestants…)
Fun fact – the announcer’s voice you hear in this video – is none other than Miss America 2015, Kira Kazantsev, who emceed the show yesterday 🙂
Junkies wish a hearty Congratulations to Camille and everyone at Miss New York! She’s going to be one to watch in Atlantic City come September!
HOWEVER – Before we completely wrap things up today, it’s time to see how well Junkies predicted Miss Vermont and Miss New York… Hmmm…
Vermont – Junkies picked Julia Crane, Erin Connor, Nipunika Coe and Rylee Field (4/5 including the winner)
New York – Junkies picked Mackenzie Perpich and Camille Sims (2/5 including the winner)
That makes us 5/6 thus far in picking state winners and 15/27 when picking top 5 placements overall. For some perspective, in 2015 we finished 39/52 in picking state winners (75%) and 142/263 when picking Top 5 placements (54%). The question is, CAN WE DO IT AGAIN??? Or will we fall short this year??? lol – Good Lord knows, anything can happen… I’m not running to Vegas just yet…
Real quick – just a reminder that we’ve got one more week of simplicity before the insanity starts… We’re crowning Miss Alaska THIS FRIDAY, June 3rd, before launching into the remains 46 state pageants in June and July! Ummm… and in case you didn’t realize it, that’s 46 state pageants in 5 weeks. Someone bring on the Xanax.
If your favorite state pageant is coming up, we’d love to have you play along in the predictions game with us! To see who makes our Top 5 lists each week, just sign up for Pageant Junkies Premium (right here). Easy Peasy! Or of course, you’re always welcome send us an email with your picks for your favorite state/states at ThePageantJunkies@gmail.com.
That’s it for our latest Weekend Wrap-Up post! Next Up – MISS ALASKA! GOOD LUCK LADIES!!!