HELLO JUNKIE NATION!!!
WHEW! Ten state pageants in one night – and while you’d think I’d be pooped – I’m PUMPED instead!
First of all – I need to say what an amazing night I had Miss Kansas… Actually – let me re-phrase that… It’s been a pretty amazing weekend at Miss Kansas!!! It had been 19 years since I saw the Miss Kansas pageant, and it was pretty incredible to see so many formers come back to Pratt, Kansas…
Only about 1/3 of them are pictured above… Caressa Kelley, Lesley Moss, Alyssa George, Amy Keller, Amy Shaw and Jennifer Vanetta! Ladies – You ALL look stunning!!! 🙂
Also – Please me to be a Junkie for just a moment…
I also had the chance to chat with Robin Wasson (Miss Kansas 1991) who was kind enough to tell me how much SHE LOVES the Junkies!!! Considering I was 17 when I watched Robin make the Top 10 at Miss America – you could say I was a little overwhelmed at her kind words and overall enthusiasm for everything we do!
Seriously – Such. Encouraging. Fun! #SoHappy
In addition to seeing so many formers, it was pretty great to catch up with other long-time friends, and meet so many new friends as well!
And although her Cheeze-its box isn’t pictured here – I still love me some Hannah Marie Wagner any time I can get it…
Honestly – I couldn’t have asked for more! Thank You Kansas for your hospitality and for being soooooooooo incredibly welcoming! I am absolutely blown away by how fabulous my weekend truly was!
Whew! Now – Let’s talk State Pageant Results!!!
TEN state titles were awarded last night – and let me tell you – it was fast and furious on social media! In case you missed our posts (or just wanna re-live the fun and fanaticism) – Here’s a full list of your finalists/winners:
Miss Nebraska is ALEAH PETERS!
1st RU – Savannah Rave
2nd RU – Lianna Prill
3rd RU – Jenni Wahonick
4th RU – Allison Baird
MISS NORTH DAKOTA – MACY CHRISTIANSON
1st RU – Cara Mund
2nd RU – Reyna Bergstrom
3rd RU – Kylie Helm
4th RU – Lizzie Jensen
MISS MONTANA LAUREN SCOFIELD
1st RU – Alysse Charlesworth
2nd RU – Savannah Leidholt
3rd RU – Julie Thies
4th RU – Abigail Helland
MISS IOWA KELLY KOCH
1st RU – Johanna Vittetoe
2nd RU – Jessica Baker
3rd RU – Meredith Olson
4th RU – Molly Schnick
MISS DELAWARE – AMANDA DEBUS
1st RU – Katelyn Mayers
2nd RU – Kendra Braithwaite
3rd RU – Emily Beale
4th RU – Mikayla Ryan
MISS ALABAMA – HAYLEY BARBER
1st RU – Callie Walker
2nd RU – Cassidy Jacks
3rd RU – Brianna Kinsey
4th RU – Jessica Proctor
MISS COLORADO – SHANNON PATILLA
1st RU – Meredith Winnefeld
2nd RU – Janelle Osborn
3rd RU – Kristen Schubert
4th RU – Bella Vitale
MISS OKLAHOMA – SARAH KLEIN
1st RU – Ashten Vincent
2nd RU – Ali Brooks
3rd RU – Julianne Thomison
4th RU – Sarah Harris
MISS HAWAII – ALLISON CHU
1st RU – Chelsea Clement
2nd RU – Tesia Melani
3rd RU – Halia Parish
4th RU – Tiffany Johnson
MISS KANSAS – KENDALL SCHOENEKASE
1st RU – Cassie Lohmeyer
2nd RU – Krystian Fish
3rd RU – Cari Anne Cashon
4th RU – Jennifer Salva
WOWZERS! That’s a lot of FABULOUSNESS!
Big Junkie Congrats to all our winners and those who placed last night… If your pageant was anything like what I saw at the Miss Kansas pageant, I’m sure you enjoyed quite an amazing show with extremely talented, articulate and beautiful young women!
Now – It’s great to see young women achieve their dreams – But it’s time to hold the Junkies accountable for their picks! Therefore – let’s check it out! How did we do???
NEBRASKA – 2/5
picked Lianna Prill and Aleah Peters
NORTH DAKOTA – 3/5
picked Cara Mund, Kylie Helm, Reyna Bergstrom
IOWA – 4/5
picked Meredith Olson, Jessica Baker, Johanna Vittetoe and Kelly Koch
MONTANA – 2/5
picked Alysse Charlesworth and Loren Scofield
picked Mikayla Ryan, Emily Beale, Katelyn Mayers and Amanda Debus
ALABAMA – 4/5
picked Jessica Proctor, Brianna Kinsey, Callie Walker and Hayley Barber
COLORADO – 4/5
picked Kristin Schubert, Janelle Orsborn, Meredith Winnefeld and Shannon Patilla
OKLAHOMA – 3/5
picked Ali Brooks, Ashten Vincent and Sarah Klein
HAWAII – 3/5
picked Tiffany Johnson, Halia Parish, Chelsea Clement
picked Jennifer Salva, Cari Ann Cashon, Krystian Fish and Kendall Schoenekase
That means, we finished 33/50 and only missed only 2 state winners (North Dakota and Hawaii) making us 8/10 this weekend!
When you add these numbers to our grand total thus far for Miss America 2017, here’s where we land…
14/17 = 82%
(identifying the winner)
51/82 = 62%
(identifying Top 5 finishers)
While I would consider that a PRETTY DARN GOOD WEEKEND – I also have to caution everyone… Because there are FIFTEEN state pageants next week!
Yes – It’s another HUGE weekend of state pageants coming up – And honestly, we still have A LOT of states that need another round of research before we post any predictions!
By the way – In case you missed any of our predictions this week, you can still receive them for next weekend by signing up here…
Who will be the next set of ladies to attend Miss America 2017???
Guess we’ll have to wait and see…
In the meantime – Again Kansas – Thank You for a Fabulous weekend! Just goes to prove incredible people come from the Land of Oz…
Until Next Week!