Miss Maine is already up and rolling… or should I say, up and ‘bowling’…
Yes, we found this photo on the Miss Maine Facebook page with a caption that said it was a great event to have the contestants ‘let their hair down’ and get to know each other.
Julia Furtado, Miss Maine 2011, arrived at Miss Maine having never competed in a pageant before… and subsequently WON! Meaning, Miss America was her second pageant ever (seriously – we still have a hard time comprehending the craziness of that statement). Julia was one of the winners of the Duke of Edinburgh Award – and really looked radiant on-state during Miss America all week!
Maine History: Maine has never produced a Miss America… but had back-to-back non-finalist Talent Award winners in ’03 and ’04.
Best Junkie Research Tool: All the contestants can be found here at the Miss Maine site…
Who to Watch:
Kacie Ferraro – former Rhode Island OT and Miss New Hampshire contestant. Super smart girl – now teaching in Maine
Marisa Butler – 1st runner up at Miss Maine Teen USA
Molly Bouchard – Miss Jr. Maine Teenager, Maine’s Junior Miss/Distinguished Young Woman/whatever theyre calling it now ’08
Gillian Ramsdale – the girl is going to do a basketball routine for her talent – and we’re ‘hooping’ to see pictures! (bad joke… sorry)…
All the best to everyone at Miss Maine!!!