It’s the final podcast in our Tribute to Miss America series, and today it’s all about the 90’s through today. How did Miss America go from a well-respected, highly paid spokesperson to being dumped on to cable television? Special guest Gene Hill and I discuss that question, as well as where we think the program is headed… All on today’s Pageant Junkies Podcast
Here are some additional photos/videos from the 90’s through today… Leanza Cornett – Miss America 1993 from Florida… Her yellow dress was striking on stage!!!
All the Miss America contestants flying to DC in their red, white and blue business suits!
In today’s podcast, Gene Hill talks about both Marjorie Judith Vincent and Heather Whitestone’s Talent… Here they are… Oh – It’s also Marjorie’s 25th Anniversary this year!!!
And Heather’s crowning moment is a classic one… Here’s video of it as well…
Another striking “crowning moment” came when Erika Harold crowned Ericka Dunlap Miss America 2004
Deidre Downs was the last Miss America crowned in Convention Hall before the move to Las Vegas… Junkies LOVE this photo!!!
Back to Back Oklahoma wins in 2006 and 2007… Jennifer Berry and Lauren Nelson
And of course… The New York 3 peat!!! Mallory Hagan, Nina Davuluri and Kira Kazantsev…