HELLO JUNKIE NATION!!!
THANK GOD IT’S NEARLY OVER!!! LOL!
What started on April 23rd is nearly complete… We’ve now crowned 51 out of 52 state contestants for Miss America 2017 – leaving only the state of Arkansas left to name their winner next weekend!
And after the last two weekends of watching/keeping up with 15 & 13 state pageants at time, I gotta admit, last night was a breeze to follow and report on social media… I almost wondered if someone slipped me half a Xanax in my favorite 4th of July weekend beverage! Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezey… 😉
However – Before we get to the 7 state pageants from last night – we need to congratulate a couple of winners from last weekend… On Sunday afternoon, we crowned a new Miss West Virigina and a new Miss Puerto Rico! Here are the results!
MISS WEST VIRGINIA – MORGAN BREEDEN
1st RU – Abigail Harmon
2nd RU – June Braunlich
3rd RU – Bethany Lojewski
4th RU – Katie Rose
And then… There was MISS PUERTO RICO – CAROLE RIGUAL
For the record – I didn’t make any predictions for Miss Puerto Rico. I couldn’t tell if there were 4 or 5 contestants – and I could only discover 2 names – So we just decided to punt. And I have no clue who the runners up were. Congrats to Carole – and I won’t count PR in my overall totals either way. 🙂
AND NOW –
Let’s talk about our amazing winners
from last night!!!
MISS KENTUCKY – LAURA JONES
1st RU – Talia Horn
2nd RU – Annie Franklin
3rd RU – Alex Francke
4th RU – Katherine Smith
MISS MASSACHUSETTS – ALISSA MUSTO
1st RU – Jillian Zucco
2nd RU – Brianna Bostick
3rd RU – Alyssa Weatherby
4th RU – Samantha Hawkins
MISS FLORIDA – COURTNEY SEXTON
1st RU – Lindsay Bettis
2nd RU – Victoria Humphrey
3rd RU – Kayla Foriere
4th RU – Taylor Tyson
MISS CALIFORNIA – JESSA CARMACK
1st RU – Katie Wayland
2nd RU – Izamar Olaguez
3rd RU – Julianna Johnson
4th RU – Heidi Cheung
MISS TEXAS – CAROLINE CAROTHERS
1st RU – Margana Wood
2nd RU – Sydney Webster
3rd RU – Madison Fuller
4th RU – Jizyah Shorts
MISS WASHINGTON – ALICIA COOPER
1st RU – Brittany Brown
2nd RU – Bailey Peters
3rd RU – Alexandria Fairell
4th RU – Taryn Smith
MISS OREGON – ALEXIS MATHER
1st RU – Jennifer Albertson
2nd RU – Veronica Norris
3rd RU – Rachel Warren
4th RU – Audri Rousseau
A couple of quick notes on the night…
- This now makes SIXTEEN former Outstanding Teen state winners who are headed to Miss America! AZ, DE, FL, IN, KY, LA, ME, MS, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, SC, WV, CA, By far the largest amount of OT’s we’ve ever had!
- So – I’ll admit… There was a point last night where I thought I was gonna miss 3 or even 4 states out of this group. NOT A GOOD FEELING TO HAVE… Especially when several ladies were my ‘6th pick’ (*cough*cough* – Caroline & Alicia). Nice work ladies – You guys totally proved me wrong! 🙂
- Just a reminder – The crazy part of my picks is that I make them BEFORE the prelims even begin! Trust me – LOTS of times my picks would change if I waited until after prelims are over… But that’s not the rules I set up for myself.
Now – How did Junkies do regarding our predictions for these 7 states? Let’s take a peek!
WEST VIRGINIA – 3/5
picked Morgan Breeden, June Braunlich, Katie Rose
KENTUCKY – 3/5
picked Laura Jones, Talia Horn, Annie Franklin
MASSACHUSETTS – 3/5
picked Alissa Musto, Jillian Zucco, Alyssa Weathersby
FLORIDA – 3/5
picked Courtney Sexton, Victoria Humphrey, Taylor Tyson
TEXAS – 2/5
picked Morgana Wood, Madison Fuller,
CALIFORNIA – 2/5
picked Jessa Carmack, Izamar Olaguez
WASHINGTON – 1/5
picked Taryn Smith
OREGON – 3/5
picked Alexis Mather, Jennifer Albertson, Audri Rousseau
That means we go 6/8 with this group and 20/40 overall. For those of you who haven’t been following along all state pageant season, let’s add in our previous predictions results and see where we currently stand:
40/50 = 80%
129/244 = 53%
(Identifying Top 5)
WHEW! Now that’s A LOT of pageants – But it’s not over yet!!!
As I mentioned earlier, Miss Arkansas will be crowned NEXT weekend, giving us our 52 contestants for the title of Miss America 2017!!! WHO WILL SHE BE??? I’m chomping at the bit already!!!
Couple of quick notes before we close this post –
First – there’s A LOT that’s about to happen between next weekend and Miss America… Including MISS AMERICA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN!!! And once again, Junkies are headed to Orlando to see MAOTeen in person – And YES – We will be making predictions for MAOTeen!!!
And of course, we’ll also be making our predictions for #MissAmerica come September! Believe it or not, there’s not much time between either of these events! It’s only 5 weeks until we crown Miss America’s Outstanding Teen – and 10 weeks until we crown MISS AMERICA 2017!!!
If you missed some of the craziness of state pageant season (or you just want to relive it all over again) – just click here to be connected to ALL the state results thus far…
Until then – We’ll be watching our state winners closely, in hopes of getting to know them a bit better between now and Atlantic City! OH! This means you also have one more chance to repeat our predictions mantra to yourself – or to random strangers on the street – Your choice…
If we say your name, we hope you prove us right
And if we don’t say your name, we hope you prove us wrong!
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND JUNKIES!!!