Ann Blair Thornton, Miss Kentucky 2011 did Kentucky proud by bringing home this year’s Quality of Life award from Miss America. And while I desperately wish they’d come up with a better name for this award (as evidenced in this blog we posted back in January), I can’t argue with the ‘heart’ of the award. Ann Blair lived her platform every day and as she shares, her ‘platform journey’ and her ‘pageant journey’ go hand in hand…
If you didn’t get the chance to see Ann Blair’s finalist video for the QoL, check it out here! We LOVED the “little reminder” she reveals near the end of this video regarding so many important people she met throughout her journey with her platform.
Here’s wishing Ann Blair all the best in the future!
Miss Kentucky History: The one and only Heather French, Miss America 2000 is the only Miss America from Kentucky.
Best Junkie Research Tool: You can still vote for your favorite contestant at the Miss Kentucky Website and see each contestant’s pertinent information right here…
Who to Watch:
Jeffra Bland – KY Teen USA 09 & 4th runner up at Teen USA, 3rd runner up in 10, 2nd runner up in 11
Jenna Day – 1st runner up in 11, Prelim Talent winner, poli-sci major, Top 10 at Miss Sweetheart
Ashley Ferry – Miss KYOT 08, 4th runner up in 11
Annie Franklin – 4th runner up in 10, Top 10 last year, daughter of Miss KY 88
Olivia Henken – Semifinalist in ’11, lead singer in a band, already has a couple of albums produced
Ramsey Carpenter – Non-Finalist Talent and Non-Finalist Interview in ’11
Person of Interest! Melissa Cox is the sister of the new Miss Indiana 2012, Merriebeth Cox! They’re both Baton Twirlers and both adorable blondes! We’ve seen lots of sisters compete in the same year at the same state pageant, but different states are certainly more rare!
All the Best to Miss Kentucky! Good Luck to Everyone in the Bluegrass State!!! 🙂