The Miss Florida USA & Miss Florida Teen USA
Magazine of April 12, 2012
Dear Miss Florida USA Family:
Welcome to another edition of YOUR Miss Florida USA & Miss Florida Teen USA Magazine. YOUR information source for everything pageantry in the Sunshine State. Here’s to a great holiday we spent last weekend as the weather was perfect throughout the Sunshine State. So with a weekend of rest it’s now full speed ahead on the “Road to Hollywood” as we enter the last two months of qualifying for our best Miss Florida USA ever. If you near Lakeland, Hollywood or Tallahassee this weekend join us for the best of pageantry that Florida has to offer.
This week’s World Pageant News takes us to Sri Lanka for their national championships. In Florida USA News we have results from Riviera Beach as well as all you need to know to attend one of our Tripleheader Weekend events. Friday’s Faces + Places takes you shopping with Miss Florida Teen USA 2012 Sydney Martinez while this week’s Miss Florida USA Channel Movie of The Week features another edition of our 10 Minute Pageant Series. All the news that fits to print on Thursdays and Fridays only at YOUR Miss Florida USA Ezine, the only Ezine in the pageant world celebrating blogging for ten years…
Grant H. Gravitt, Jr.
Miss Florida USA & Teen
2 Days until Miss Lakeland USA & Teen USA!
3 Days until Miss Tallahassee USA & Teen USA!
PAGEANT NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
» Dual Winners of Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka
The glamorous and most outstanding Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka for Miss World 2012 pageant was concluded last week and the specialty at this year's pageant was that the Miss Sri Lanka 2012 title was shared by two contestants who were chosen as joint winners to the title. They are Vinu Udani Siriwardhana and Sumudu Prasadini.
The official Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka 2012 pageant was held last Saturday at Blue Water Wadduwa. The event was colored with many entertaining acts by professional entertainers namely Naadro, Natanda Dance Theatre of Sri Lanka - Choreography by Kapila Paliyawadana and Beat Box with Corrine Almeida provided the music.
There were fourteen mini pageants which took place during the past three months and the winners were announced at the event. Finally the Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka 2012, the prestigious award of the pageant which everyone was eagerly awaiting was announced and the title winner was selected as Vinu Udani Siriwardhana.
Even though at the official event, the Miss Sri Lanka 2012 was recorded as Vinu Udani Siriwardhana, last Wednesday Derana made an announcement that there was a calculation error and they crowned Sumudu Prasadini also as joint winner of the Miss Sri Lanka 2012 and the title is now shared by Vinu and Sumudu.
At the ceremony held last Wednesday at Galle Face hotel to crown Sumudu Prasadini as the Miss Sri Lanka 2012, Chairman Derana, and Laksiri Wickramage, said, "Though we crowned Vinu Udani Siriwardhana as the Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka 2012 last Saturday, there was a calculation error. Since we are in an industry where there is human involvement, it is obvious that these issues occur from time to time. However, being a responsible TV channel, we are ready to accept that the fault lies with us and we won't hesitate to correct the lapse, because as I believe not only in business but also in personal lives.
MISS FL USA NEWS!
» THE ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD
Miss Riviera Beach USA & Teen USA Results
April 7, 2012
This week’s stop on The Road to State celebrates the second anniversary of the Miss Riviera Beach USA + Teen USA Pageants. Held Newcomb Hall in the Riviera Beach Marina Park the five Miss USA and eight Miss Teen USA contestants took the stage to an enthusiastic and sold out audience. Hosted by Miss Riviera Beach Teen USA 2012 Isabella Martinez and Miss Riviera Beach USA 2012 Amisha Shockency we celebrated planting the Miss USA flag in the town of Riviera Beach. This is always one of our most exciting events as the audience is always loud and supportive of their delegates.
The evening started with an Indian themed dance number starring our Riviera Beach USA delegates. Then in their matching white outfits it was time for self-introductions which allowed the audience and judges could to gain insight before the two competitions began. First up were swimsuits as the delegates hit the stage in one or two piece suits of their own choosing. Then it was the audience’s favorite as fashion was on display in the Evening Gown competition. Earlier in the day the Interview Competition took place with the delegates and judges in a panel style format.
After the judging was over it was time for the Miss Riviera Beach Teen USA Results:
The 2nd Runner Up is Kali Baker
The 1st Runner Up is Maya Jean-Charles
Our first ever Miss Singer Island Teen USA 2013 is Majesty Smith
The new Miss Riviera Beach Teen USA 2013 is Jordanne Levy!
Then the Miss Riviera Beach USA Delegates were asked to move center stage for the results:
The 1st Runner Up is Ariyonne Kimbro
The new Miss Riviera Beach USA 2013 is Joanne Jeffers!
Congratulations to Miss Smith, Miss Levy and Ms. Jeffers as each wins a ticket to our state pageant championships! A big hand also goes to Executive Producer Ceci Martinez and her outstanding group of volunteers who made this a memorable evening. Up next on The Road to Hollywood is next Saturdays Miss Lakeland USA + Teen USA competitions followed by a doubleheader Sunday of Miss Hollywood USA + Teen USA Pageants followed by Miss Tallahassee USA & Teen USA as we continue our qualifying rounds for this year’s state championship of pageantry.
Ms. Jeffers and Ms. Levy’s winning moment
Team Riviera Beach USA 2013
» IF YOU GO:
WHAT: Miss Lakeland USA + Teen USA
WHEN: Saturday April 14, 2012
4:00pm Show Start
WHERE: Lakeland Civic Center – Lake Hollingsworth Ballroom
701 West Lime Street
Lakeland, FL 33815
WHY: The eighth edition of Miss Lakeland USA + Teen USA returns the glamour of Miss Universe to the Polk County Region. For the first time under the direction of Tel-Air Interests we return to where we worked on the first Miss Teen USA; two Miss USA Pageants as well as ten years as the home of Miss Florida Teen USA. We also return to the Lakeland Civic Center which hosted all of the above events.
We return to the birthplace of Miss Teen USA next weekend
WHAT: Miss Hollywood USA + Teen USA
WHEN: Sunday April 15, 2012
5:00pm Show Start
WHERE: Long Key Nature Center
3501 Southwest 130th Avenue
Davie, FL 33330
WHY: The ninth annual Miss Hollywood USA + Teen USA Pageant selects the hometown representative for both the Miss Florida USA and Miss Florida Teen USA competitions. For the first time under the direction of Barbara Ewald and Lulu Orange this promises to be a very competitive evening of pageantry. This pageant has had several finalists during its tenure but is seeking their first state crown, can this be the year?
The host city titleholders for this year’s state pageants are
selected amongst the trees at Long Key Nature Center
Miss Tallahassee USA + Teen USA
WHEN: Sunday April 15, 2012
WHERE: Women’s Club of Tallahassee
1513 Cristobal Drive Los Robles
Tallahassee, FL 32303
WHY: Always a spring tradition in our Capital City we return for the ninth year for a rousing edition of Miss Tallahassee USA + Teen USA. Another pageant being run by a new director as the North Florida arm of Tel-Air Interests will run the event for the second time in its history. We unveil a new venue as we stage our first event at the Woman’s Club of Tallahassee.
Sunday April 15, 2012
Tallahassee Women’s Club
Pageant Director: Grant Gravitt & Miriam Baptista
Phone: 954 924-4949
The Capital City send’s more representatives on Sunday
Miss Tri-County USA + Teen USA
Saturday April 21, 2012
Show Start: 7:00pm
Union County High School
Co-Pageant Director Candace Cragg Olsten
We premier a new opportunity for our North Florida friends as
plant the Miss USA Flag in the town of Lake Butler
Miss Doral USA + Teen USA
Sunday April 22, 2012
Doral Resort and Spa
Pageant Director: Maggie Mestre
We return to the home of Miss Florida USA 2000 as we premier the Miss Doral USA and Teen USA titles at the Doral Spa and Club.
» MISS DORAL USA MOVES TO DORAL RESORT & SPA:
The Miss Doral USA and Miss Doral Teen USA, official preliminaries to the Miss Florida USA and Miss Florida Teen USA have changed locations and will now be held at the world famous Doral Golf Resort and Spa on Sunday April 22nd, 2012! Make your dreams come true! Call now for more information on how you can become the first to represent the beautiful City of Doral simply contact the pageant director Maggie Mestre at (786)-316-9117 or email us at email@example.com
We unveil a new title for our friends in Western Miami Dade County
Welcome to our latest installment of our Miss Florida USA Channel Movie of The Week. Today we put you in the holiday spirit as you can follow our fun-loving Little Sisters as they compete for the prizes at the annual City of Hollywood Marshmallow Drop. For the complete Florida pageant fan simply surf to our dedicated YouTube Channel where you will find over six hundred and eighty pageant movies for you viewing pleasure. Today we present all new programming as we work hard to program fun viewing for the first Beauty Pageant Channel on the Internet at www.YouTube.com/MissFloridaUSA.
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