The Miss Florida USA & Miss Florida Teen USA

 Magazine of July 15, 2010



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. What an amazing week we had at this years Miss Florida USA 2011 Pageant! It was truly the pinnacle of state pageantry as 61 of the finest delegates competed valiantly. Combine that with the World Class Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa as well as our new stage, show format and great television ratings and it all added up to our best pageant ever! Congratulations to our new Miss Florida USA 2011, Ms. Garcia, as we know it will be a wonderful year!


In World Pageant News we have twelve (12) results from Honduras to Spain to Botswana and its Miss Universe time! In our Miss Florida USA News we give you the results from our State Championship on Saturday and inform you of a hectic August of Pageantry the Miss Florida USA way! Today’s Faces & Places starts our behind the scenes photo series from state. While Saturday’s Magical Moment is our Miss Florida USA Channel Movie of The Week! All the (pageant) news that fits to print on Thursdays and Fridays only at YOUR Miss Florida USA Ezine, the only Ezine in the pageant world!

EDITOR'S NOTE: We begin our Miss Teen USA Coverage on Thursday, as it's Miss Teen USA Weekend beginning July 21st from Nassau, Bahamas.

Grant H. Gravitt, Jr.

Executive Producer

Miss Florida USA & Teen



» 19 Days until Miss FL Boca Raton USA 2012!






Miss Spain Universe 2010


Adriana Reverón was crowned Miss Spain Universe 2010 at the Casting July 13, 2010. She will represent Spain in Miss Universe 2010 in Las Vegas Nevada, USA next August.



Miss Germany Universe 2010


Kristiana Rohdel, 26 years old, was crowned Miss Universe Germany 2010 on July 10th, during an event held at the luxury Berlin Capital Club at the famous Gendarmenmarkt, in Berlin. Ms. Rohdel holds a degree in International Business. She has studied in München, London and Australia, and speaks fluent English. Kristiana will now represent Germany at the Miss Universe 2010 

pageant in Las Vegas next August.




Miss Universe Ireland 2010



Rozanna Purcell, 19,  was crowned Miss Universe Ireland 2010 in the Finale held on July 10th at the Wright Venue. She stands 5′9” and will represent Ireland in Miss Universe 2010 pageant.




Miss Lebanon 2010 



During a ceremony sponsored by Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation, LBC Rahaf Abdullah was crowned as Miss Lebanon for 2010. The ceremony was attended by tourism ministers Fadi Abboud, Interior and Municipalities, Ziad Baroud, and culture Minister Salim Wardeh and several journalists. Just like Miss USA 2010, Miss Lebanon 2010 comes from south Lebanon.





Miss Universo Honduras 2010


Kenia Martinez was crowned Miss Universo Honduras 2010 in the Finale that has just finished . Kenia Martinez is 22 years old and stands 5 feet and 9 inches. This stunning beauty 

will represent Honduras in Miss Universe 2010 in Las Vegas this August.




Señorita Panamá 2010 



Ányoli Ábrego Sanjur, a 23-year old professional model from Santiago, was crowned Señorita Panamá 2010 during an event held at the Sheraton Hotel in Panama City on July 8th. Anyoli, who stands 1.80 m in height, will represent Panama at the 2010 Miss Universe pageant to 

be held in Las Vegas, August 23. 





Miss Sri Lanka 2010

Ishanka Madurasinghe was declared Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Universe 2010 during the Miss Sri Lanka finals held in Colombo a short while ago. Ishanka was among 12 contestants who were selected for the finals held late this evening. The 23 year old Kelaniya University student is pursuing 

a degree in history.




Miss Universe Italy



Jessica Cecchini was crowned Miss Universe Italy 2010 at the Finale held at Teatro Antico Greco-Romano in Taormina, Sicilia last night. Jessica is 20 year old (born on March 1st 1990) and stands 5′10”. She will represent Italy in Miss Universe 2010 pageant in Las Vegas this August.













Miss Miami Tropic Lissette Garcia The New Miss Florida 2011!

HOLLYWOOD, FL. – The new Miss Florida USA 2011 titleholder is Lissette Garcia who will represent the state of Florida during next spring’s Miss USA pageant. On July 10th, 2010 during the widely televised state competition, judges selected Ms. Garcia out of 61 contestants, all vying for a shot at the crown.


Ms. Garcia, 24, is the daughter of Cuban natives, Miguel and Carla Garcia and is well-known to her family and friends for her determined, sincere and charismatic attitude. She is a skilled dancer and has excelled in the arts since childhood. Ms. Garcia currently attends Miami-Dade College in Miami where she is pursuing a Bachelors of Science degree as a Physicians Assistant. Her main career goal is to one day specialize in Pediatric Cardiology. She currently works as a Cardiology Polysomography Technician. Ms. Garcia has had the opportunity of traveling the world, and has been to countries such as Germany, Austria, Mexico, Paraguay and many of the islands in the Caribbean. She is a firm believer that with devotion, fortitude and self-sacrifice she can achieve any goal she sets her mind too and lives accordingly.


Sixty-one contestants from all over the state traveled to the city of Hollywood for their chance to become the next Miss Florida USA.  Through much hard work and perseverance, Ms. Garcia graced the stage and won the coveted title.


With her reigning year ahead, she plans, among other things, to devote much of her time to promoting the awareness of Ovarian Cancer. At the age of 8, she lost her grandmother to the disease known as the “silent killer.” Many of the early symptoms go un-detected due to lack of education that should be given to females concerning the disease. Ms. Garcia plans to work alongside the American Cancer Society to bring awareness to all females in the state of Florida about the dangers of Ovarian Cancer. 


The Miss Florida USA Pageant is produced by Tel-Air Interests, which also produces the Miss Florida Teen USA Pageant. For more information about the Miss Florida USA Pageant, click on to the site: Entry information may be obtained by calling 1-800-USA-FLA1.


Ms. Garcia’s winning moment









Channel 27

7/17/10 - 3PM



7/18/10 Noon



7/25/10 Noon



7/24/10 - 1PM




Watch the action as it happened on the stages of Miss Florida USA





» Miss Florida USA + Teen USA - August “Mini-Season” 

Since we love pageantry and it sure has been a hot summer so we decided to hit the air-conditioning for our super special “August Mini-Season”. We have scheduled five preliminary qualifiers in North, Central and South Florida as final calls for Miss Florida Teen USA 2011 and first calls for Miss Florida USA 2012. For our friends in North Florida it’s Miss Escambia County (Pensacola) USA and Miss Panhandle USA (Panama City). We re-establish a pageant tradition in Miss Space Coast USA (Melbourne) for our Central Florida friends. Then in South Florida it’s Miss Boca Raton USA and Miss West Park USA.


We don’t know where we are heading to, but the “Road to Miss Florida USA” begins in but a few weeks. Let the fun begin!


Miss Boca Raton USA & Teen USA

Sunday August 8th, 2010


Boca Marriott Towne Centers Grand Ballroom


Open to all young women of South Florida. Titles awarded will be Miss Boca Raton USA 2012 and Miss Boca Raton Teen USA 2011. If more than 6 delegates in an age division a second title will be added (Miss Boynton Beach USA +/or Teen USA). 



The crowning tradition begins this August 8th for the 9th 

edition of Miss Boca Raton USA & Teen USA




Miss West Park USA & Teen USA

August 15, 2010 

El Palacio Hotel - Ft. Lauderdale 




Open to all young women of South Florida. Contact Director Rafael Gallego via traditional telephone at 954-534-2824 or via email at




We return to the scene of Miss Broward County USA 

for the first ever West Park title



Space Coast USA & Teen USA

August 22nd  

Site TBD 




Open to all young women of Central Florida. Titles awarded will be Miss Space Coast USA 2012 and Miss Space Coast Teen USA 2011. If more than 6 delegates in an age division a second title will be added (Miss Cocoa Beach USA +/or Teen USA).




We resume the tradition that is 

Miss Space Coast USA & Teen USA


Miss Panhandle USA & Teen USA

Saturday August 28, 2010

The Martin Theater

Downtown Panama City






We crown our 6th Miss Panhandle USA & Teen USA 

this upcoming August 28th 



Miss Escambia County USA & Teen USA

Sunday August 29, 2010

Pensacola Civic Center





Ms. Cooper and Miss Simmons will crown our third 

Miss Escambia County USA + Teen USA




Contact Information:


Telephone: Grant Gravitt, Jr. Pageant Director (954) 924-4949

Mariam Baptista, Contestant Relations Director (305) 801-9741









Our YouTube team had it easy this week as we bring you the broadcast version of last week’s Miss Florida USA 2011 State Championship. Our Miss Florida Lissette Garcia took the title amongst the toughest competition we have seen in years. Next week we start bringing you backstage with our 6 Part Behind The Scenes at Miss Florida USA Series brought to you by our friends at 


Click here for more YouTube Movies! 






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