Hannah Wagner is the kind of contestant Junkies absolutely love…
Hannah decided to enter her first local pageant because “the guy who sold prom dresses” convinced her to compete! She won her first local. And then she went on to win Miss Kansas – which means, Hannah’s third pageant ever was the one and only, Miss America Pageant. 🙂
Turns out “the guy who sold prom dresses” was also a local director in the Miss Kansas Organization… And he obviously knew how to spot a winner when she walked in the door (Nice work Larry!). Inside our recent podcast with Hannah (listen here), she talks about how she didn’t even know what the 4 points of the crown stood for when the judges asked her about it in her local interview! Just goes to prove if you’ve got what it takes, the judges will know it when they see it! 🙂
Instead of pageantry, Hannah pursued dancing – starting at the age of three and eventually performing with Ballet Wichita.
But even though Hannah didn’t grow up participating in pageants, it doesn’t mean she didn’t enjoy watching Miss America year after year… In a story from the TheSunflower.com, Hannah is quoted as saying,
“I remember sitting down with my mom watching Miss America when I was younger, seeing these ideal, fantastic women that I could never be,” Wagner said. “After I won, my mom said to me, ‘That’s you now,’ and I just broke down in tears.
“I hope I can do the same thing for some little girl.”
Congrats to Hannah for being one of those “ideal, fantastic women” who set the standard for the next generation. We know you’ve accomplished so much and will continue to do amazing things with your life in the years to come! 🙂
Hey – And just in case you missed the announcement…
JUNKIES ARE COMING TO KANSAS!!!
lol! Yes – it’s True! I haven’t seen the Miss Kansas pageant since 1997 when I went to watch a friend of mine win the title… That means it’s been 19 years since I pulled up in Pratt, Kansas – and equally as long since I’ve seen a few of my favorite people from Kansas! Good thing they’re celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Miss Kansas pageant this year! I’m hoping to hug everyone 19 times to make up for the past two decades!
Be sure to follow along on our social media pages – We’re going to do our best to keep everyone informed of all the other pageants going on that same night – But honestly, I’m going to be concentrating on my home state. 🙂
So – who do we think has the best chance at being named Miss Kansas 2016? You can check out our picks when you become a Premium Junkie… Find out more at this link…
ALL THE BEST LADIES!!! JUNKIES CAN’T WAIT TO BE BACK IN KANSAS!!!