Katharyn Nicolle, Miss New Jersey 2011 was a beautiful representative at Miss America this year! If there was a ‘Miss Photogenic’ award, she’d be our pick!!! 🙂
Plus – we also love ‘her love’ of shoes – as evidenced by her own blog! Check out these pretty pink babies! 😉 The Junkies firmly believe that good taste in shoes will take you far!
Katharyn was also a Miss NJ Outstanding Teen… which we’ll talk about in our next blog (so stay tuned).
Items to Note: The ever-fabulous Dena Blizzard (Miss NJ ’94) will once again emcee the Miss New Jersey pageant… Dena is a comedian who also has been seen emceeing the prelims of the Miss America pageant. Feel free to check out her full bio here… One of our favorite moments at Miss America 2012 was when Dena and Kris Jenner were sharing the stage, talking about spanx and Kardashian wigs (I’m sure you had to be there… but the photos can also be seen here…)
Item of Note #2: While we don’t normally take time to discuss judges in State Competitions, we wanted to note that Miss Oklahoma 86 Mignon Merchant is one of the judges at Miss NJ this year. She was also Miss OK USA in 83 and a Non-Finalist Talent award winner at MA with her comedy routine. We found a great article where she speaks candidly about her pageant background here… Well worth the read! 🙂 The Junkies saw her at Miss OK last weekend in the role of ‘David Letterman’ on stage in Tulsa and she was a Hoot! We’re guessing there’s bound to be stories about her and Dena before the weekend is through! Makes us wish we would’ve picked NJ to watch this year!!!
New Jersey History: Betty Cooper in 37 and Suzette Charles (the infamous 1st runner up to Vanessa Williams) in ’84
Best Junkie Research Tool: The Miss New Jersey website has everything you need right here…
Who to Watch: Truthfully – New Jersey could be won by any number of contestants this year… so without listing 9 different girls, here’s our best picks…
Lindsey Petrosh – former NJ OT – lovely vocalist
Vanessa Baez – 3rd runner up twice (’10 and ’11), Top 10 twice (’09 and ’08), 5th time at NJ
Cierra Kaylor-Jones – Prelim Talent and photogenic award in ’11
Anna Negron – 4th runner up in ’11, Prelim Swimsuit
Lauren Talvacchio – musical theater major, 3rd or 4th time at NJ
All the Best to Everyone at Miss New Jersey! Never been the same since Atlantic City birthed the Junkies’ Obsession with Miss America!!! 🙂