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nyapbp 05-06-2018 09:36 PM

Miss America 2019
 
Amazingly, the first sorority woman competing in Miss America 2019 is a sorority sister of Miss America 2018. They are both Kappa Delta members from the Brown University chapter.

Here's the list and names will be added as state winners are chosen.

https://wp.me/P20I1i-5tU

NYCMS 05-07-2018 06:17 PM

Pretty wild!

Now it will be even wilder if she were to win. Sorority sisters from same chapter have won in the past...in 1957 Lynda Lee Mead, a Chi Omega at Ole Miss, won Miss America. She crowned her sorority sister, Mary Ann Mobley, as Miss American 1958.

After that happened, it was reported that the pageant "banned" the same state winning back-to-back as there apparently was a lot of backlash from other state organizations about that happening. Not sure if that was true, but you never saw the same state win back-to-back until about 10-15 years ago when Oklahoma gals won back to back.

clemsongirl 05-07-2018 10:20 PM

As a native Rhode Islander, it thrills me that she's actually from Rhode Island. Sometimes with states that are less popular for pageants women who live there for school will choose to represent them (which is perfectly allowed) but it is nice to feel like I can relate to her.

I have a couple friends from that Brown chapter doing amazing things so I'm not surprised there!

MSKKG 05-07-2018 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NYCMS (Post 2456269)
Pretty wild!

Now it will be even wilder if she were to win. Sorority sisters from same chapter have won in the past...in 1957 Lynda Lee Mead, a Chi Omega at Ole Miss, won Miss America. She crowned her sorority sister, Mary Ann Mobley, as Miss American 1958.

After that happened, it was reported that the pageant "banned" the same state winning back-to-back as there apparently was a lot of backlash from other state organizations about that happening. Not sure if that was true, but you never saw the same state win back-to-back until about 10-15 years ago when Oklahoma gals won back to back.

You have that backwards, NYCMS. Mary Ann Mobley won first. Lynda Lee Mead won the next year.

NYCMS 05-08-2018 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MSKKG (Post 2456275)
You have that backwards, NYCMS. Mary Ann Mobley won first. Lynda Lee Mead won the next year.

You're right - my bad! As a native Mississippian I should have known that.

Either way, it was a back-to-back win by sorority sisters from the same chapter and same state. I don't think that's ever happened again (from the same state, yes but not same sorority/chapter).

nyapbp 05-27-2018 08:28 AM

As of today, two of the three state winners who have been chosen are sorority women.

https://wp.me/P20I1i-5tU

Gretchen Carlson, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Miss America 1988, is the Executive Chairman of the Miss America organization, a position she accepted earlier this year.

nyapbp 06-03-2018 12:55 PM

With the addition of Miss Hawaii, three of the four women who have been named state winners are sorority women. https://wp.me/P20I1i-5tU

Also, Miss America 2018, Cara Mund, a Kappa Delta and P.E.O., was in attendance at the convention of the North Dakota State Chapter of P.E.O. As a high school student, she won a STAR scholarship from P.E.O. and later became a member of organization.

Sister Havana 06-05-2018 03:55 PM

Major changes will be made to the Miss America competition this year. The swimsuit and evening gown portions will be scrapped and contestants will no longer be judged on their physical appearances. Gretchen Carlson announced these changes on Good Morning America this morning.

nyapbp 06-11-2018 09:44 PM

Several more sorority women won. As of 6/11, this is the list:

Miss Hawaii 2018, Penelope Ng Pack, Delta Gamma, American University

Miss Illinois 2018, Grace Khachaturian, Chi Omega, University of Illinois

Miss Nebraska 2018, Jessica Shultis, Alpha Chi Omega, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Miss Oklahoma 2018, Ashley Thompson, Delta Delta Delta, University of Oklahoma

Miss Rhode Island 2018, Allie Coppa, Kappa Delta, Brown University

Miss Vermont 2018, Julia Crane, Alpha Delta Pi, University of Vermont

clemsongirl 06-11-2018 09:47 PM

Miss Alabama is a member of Alpha Psi Omega, the coed theater fraternity.

Sister Havana 06-16-2018 09:32 PM

Miss Alaska, Courtney Schuman, is an Alpha Sigma Alpha (per her Instagram).

Griffins&Quills 06-16-2018 10:05 PM

Via Instagram, it looks like the new Miss Georgia, Annie Jorgensen, is an alumna of Zeta Tau Alpha at the University of Georgia

Sister Havana 06-17-2018 12:22 AM

Miss Arkansas, Claudia Raffo, is an Alpha Gamma Delta from Arkansas State. (Per Twitter)

unarose 06-17-2018 12:56 AM

Miss Michigan Emily Sioma is an alumna of UMich’s Alpha Gamma Delta chapter, per Facebook.

FSUZeta 06-17-2018 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Griffins&Quills (Post 2457155)
Via Instagram, it looks like the new Miss Georgia, Annie Jorgensen, is an alumna of Zeta Tau Alpha at the University of Georgia

Yes. Another Gamma Pi sister is one of the 5 finalists, and the outgoing Miss Georgia is a Gamma Pi Zeta.

ChioLu 06-17-2018 11:46 AM

Miss South Dakota, Carrie Wintle, is a Theta from the University of South Dakota.

FSUZeta 06-17-2018 05:50 PM

Fun fact: Miss Alabama 2018 is the daughter of Miss Alabama 1985 per pageant experts.wordpress.com.

Sister Havana 06-17-2018 10:22 PM

The new Miss District of Columbia, Allison Farris, is a Theta from the University of Alabama.

clemsongirl 06-24-2018 11:58 PM

Miss North Carolina is a Delta Zeta from Clemson, Miss Maryland an Alabama Alpha Chi Omega, and Miss Tennessee a Phi Mu from Ole Miss.

unarose 06-25-2018 05:41 AM

Miss Louisiana is a Delta, per her Instagram.

NutBrnHair 07-16-2018 09:34 AM

Madeline Collins, Miss WV is a Chi Omega

celebcj 07-16-2018 09:37 PM

Miss Nevada is an Alpha Phi from USD (San Diego), who later transferred to UNLV, not sure if she re-affiliated.

ChioLu 07-17-2018 02:20 PM

Wow — looks like 20 of the contestants are NPC or NPHC members!

honeychile 08-28-2018 01:54 PM

There's not much on each contestant, but Parade Magazine has a slideshow of the contestants. For those who don't know, the big day is September 9th.

Miss America 2019 Contestants

ChioLu 09-06-2018 05:00 PM

Miss America is this Sunday 9 pm on ABC.

honeychile 09-06-2018 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChioLu (Post 2460139)
Miss America is this Sunday 9 pm on ABC.

Thank you for the reminder!!

Cheerio 09-09-2018 05:24 PM

BUMPING for tonight's program at 9PM Eastern, 8PM Central time...

It's always fun to preview available photos and videos online (missamerica.org website and fb page) and see which young woman may have what it takes to become the winner!

honeychile 09-09-2018 06:13 PM

Here's Fran's list:

The sorority women currently competing in Miss America 2019 are:
Miss Alaska 2018, Courtney Schuman, Alpha Sigma Alpha, University of Alaska
Miss Arkansas 2018, Claudia Raffo, Alpha Gamma Delta, Arkansas State University
Miss District of Columbia 2018, Allison Farris, Kappa Alpha Theta, University of Alabama
Miss Georgia 2018, Annie Jorgenson, Zeta Tau Alpha, University of Georgia
Miss Hawaii 2018, Penelope Ng Pack, Delta Gamma, American University
Miss Illinois 2018, Grace Khachaturian, Chi Omega, University of Illinois
Miss Louisiana 2018, Hollií Conway, Delta Sigma Theta, Northwestern State University
Miss Maryland 2018, Adrianna David, Alpha Chi Omega, University of Alabama
Miss Michigan 2018, Emily Sioma, Alpha Gamma Delta, University of Michigan
Miss Nebraska 2018, Jessica Shultis, Alpha Chi Omega, University of Nebraska Ė Lincoln
Miss Nevada 2018, Alexis Hilts, Alpha Phi
Miss North Carolina 2018, Laura Matrazzo, Delta Zeta, Clemson University
Miss Oklahoma 2018, Ashley Thompson, Delta Delta Delta, University of Oklahoma
Miss Pennsylvania 2018, Kayla Repasky, Alpha Phi, University of Alabama
Miss Rhode Island 2018, Allie Coppa, Kappa Delta, Brown University
Miss South Dakota 2018, Carrie Wintle, Kappa Alpha Theta, University of South Dakota
Miss Tennessee 2018, Christine Williamson, Phi Mu, University of Mississippi
Miss Texas 2018, Madison Fuller, Kappa Alpha Theta, Texas A&M University
Miss Vermont 2018, Julia Crane, Alpha Delta Pi, University of Vermont
Miss West Virginia 2018, Madeline Collins, Chi Omega, West Virginia University

Plus, Miss Alabama 2018, Callie Walker, is an Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society, an honor society for participants in collegiate theatre, at the University of Alabama.

Sciencewoman 09-09-2018 08:21 PM

^^^ Thank you!!! :)

honeychile 09-09-2018 09:31 PM

15 Semi-Finalists:

Alabama
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia*
Florida
Idaho
Indiana
Louisiana*
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Nebraska*
New York
Oklahoma*
Washington
Wisconsin


*GLO members

APhi4Ever 09-09-2018 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by celebcj (Post 2457839)
Miss Nevada is an Alpha Phi from USD (San Diego), who later transferred to UNLV, not sure if she re-affiliated.

We do not have a chapter at UNLV.

Sciencewoman 09-09-2018 10:24 PM

I'm liking the Irish dancing!

Does anyone have a favorite? There are no Gamma Phis and Miss Michigan is out, so I have no irons in the fire.

thetalady 09-09-2018 10:48 PM

"I don't have the luxury of walking away from my child...." so fathers should raise their own kids. Sorry I can't remember the entire statement. My brain froze after the "luxury" part.

Oh my, not a winning answer.

unarose 09-09-2018 10:54 PM

Miss New York was flipping fantastic singing “Quando m’en vo”

Sister Havana 09-09-2018 10:56 PM

I'm DVRing but it sounds like they finally got rid of the way they'd call the finalist's name and that person had to do their talent right away. GOOD.

unarose 09-09-2018 10:56 PM

4th - Massachusetts
3rd - Florida
2nd - Louisiana
1st - Connecticut
Miss America 2019 - New York!

unarose 09-09-2018 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sister Havana (Post 2460323)
I'm DVRing but it sounds like they finally got rid of the way they'd call the finalist's name and that person had to do their talent right away. GOOD.

Yes, Iím glad they didnít do that, also. I started watching right near the beginning of Talent, so I missed most of the new stuff. Hope I can find a way to watch it later (maybe itíll be on the ABC app, which usually only requires a provider to watch live stuff) so I can see how they actually did it.

Sciencewoman 09-09-2018 11:06 PM

Not such a great year for Greek women, but the two finalists were both amazing, in talent and in their question responses.

AGDee 09-10-2018 07:27 PM

And that Alpha Gam from Michigan sure has her name out there :). How I love those Alpha Gams!! Our water situation is getting worse and a lot of it hasn't been on national news yet!

Cheerio 09-11-2018 06:22 PM

Not a big fan of the editorializing by co-hostess Carrie Ann Inaba after some contestants (not all) made their presentations/answered their questions. Hope her comments weren't swaying the judges.

Also not a fan of generally calling contestants by the name of their state (Louisiana, please ask Massachusetts her question...). At least SOME of the contestants called one another by their given first names during the first question competition.

Does anyone here think pageant bigwigs will eventually do away with a competition involving one contestant from each state, instead opening-up the process to a group of thirty to fifty specifically-chosen women from anywhere in the USA? Nothing against Miss Vermont, but she's never been a final ten contestant (nor final fifteen, nor twenty) and there are nearly twenty states that have never won the competition.

Other than that, I continue to enjoy the Miss America tradition and look forward to their 100th anniversary in a few years.


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