Man, we just loved Sydney Friar, Miss Missouri 2011. She was so ‘out of the box’ different! Seriously – who can forget her Miss America video with the mustache??? And, in case you didn’t know, Sydney sang Aerosmith’s ‘Dream On’ at Miss America in a rock-n-roll costume that would make even Adam Lambert look twice! After 5 trips to Miss Missouri, we were very excited to see her claim the title!
Lots of people are very excited about the Miss Missouri pageant this year… in fact, the Junkies seriously thought long and hard about whether we should attend Miss Missouri or Miss Oklahoma 2012 (both are held on the same weekend)… who knows if we might be making our way to the Show Me State next year!?!
Ok! Let’s get to it!
Miss Missouri History: One Miss America hails from Missouri — Debbye Turner in 1990 claimed the crown after several attempts at Miss Arkansas on the drums. In Missouri, she switched to the Marimba and the rest is history. Debbye’s mom even hand-beaded her evening gown, with the words “Miss America” in the back train of the gown!
Best Junkie Research Tool: The Miss Missouri site is wonderful — giving all kinds of details here! 🙂 A total of 27 contestants vying for the crown…
Who to Watch:
Tippe Emmot – 1st runner up in ’11, it’ll be her 4th year at Miss MO… was also 1st runner up at Miss Sweetheart… beautiful girl and a strong ballet dancer
Mary Bauer – 2nd runner up in ’11, prelim talent in ’11, 4th runner up in ’09 and ’10, MO Outstanding Teen in ’07
Amanda Williams – 3rd runner up in ’11, 4th year at Miss MO, prelim swimsuit in ’11
Emily Wood – prelim talent and ‘most talent points’ award in ’11 (clogger)
Alison Hebron – sister to Miss MO 2010, Erica Hebron
In other news… Miss Missouri is one of the states who will be webcasting this year! So if you don’t live near Mexico, Missouri, you can still watch the entire show right from the comfort of your own computer screen. 🙂
Junkies say YAY for Missouri!!! All the Best, Ladies!!! 🙂