Miss Maryland 2011, Carlie Colella’s crowning moment happens to be on You Tube… tears and all… and yes, that’s Susan Powell, Miss America 1981 emceeing the event! 🙂
It was Carlie’s first trip to Miss Maryland and she certainly made the most of it!
Interestingly enough… all of Carlie’s runner ups are back for the crown this year… along with 3 other ladies who were Miss Maryland Outstanding Teens! Given that background, this might be the most competitive Miss Maryland we’ve seen in recent history! So – let’s get to it!
Maryland History: They’ve never produced a Miss America, but Maryland is actually a strong pageant state with Miss USA and several other types of pageants. If this state can tap into that experience, you could see a surge from them! We’ll always remember Marina Harrison Miss Maryland 2003 who was 3rd runner up to Ericka Dunlap, Miss America 2004 (Marina was also a Miss Maryland USA 2005 and placed in the Top 10).
Best Junkie Research Tool: Besides this photo above (which is pretty good), the Miss America site has all the headshots of each contestant here..
Who to Watch: As we said, there are 4, count ’em 4 former State Winners of MAO Teen competing for the Miss Maryland Title this weekend!
Joanna Guy – MD OT 08, 3rd runner up to Taylor Fitch MAOTeen 2009
Hannah Mollerick – MD OT in ’06, 4th runner up in ’10 and ’11, National Sweetheart contestant in ’10
Mary Teal Mulligan – MD OT in ’10
Stephanie Meadowcraft – MD OT in ’09, Miss MD International in ’09, Delaware Teen America in ’06
Others to watch include:
Jessica Bermuez – 1st runner up in ’11,
Stephanie Kelman – 2nd runner up in ’11, Top 10 in 10, 3rd time at Miss MD
Danna Thomas – 3rd runner up in ’11, Maryland Teen America in ’06
Lauren Kolozski – Top 10 in ’11
You never know who’s going to win in states like this! Could be anyone’s crown to take home! Good Luck To All!!!