The Miss Florida USA & Miss Florida Teen USA

 Magazine of May 17, 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 hoping all of our faithful readers enjoyed their Mother’s Day as we celebrated with two competitive pageants in Orlando and West Palm Beach. Now that we have celebrated our Mom’s this weekend we celebrate the pageant championships in Palm Beach Gardens, Naples, Florida Keys and Hialeah as we now have only two weekends left of pageantry before our big July Miss Florida USA competition. Also on Monday we start our annual blogging from Las Vegas as we count down the days until Miss USA on June 3rd.

In today’s World Pageant News Report we have results from China and Jamaica for a wide ranging report. In news from our state we have all you need to know to attend this weekend as well as information on our final two qualifiers Memorial Day Weekend. In Friday’s Faces + Places we give you fitness tips from our Miss Florida USA 2012 Karina Brez 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.

Executive Producer

Miss Florida USA & Teen



1 Day until Miss Palm Beach Gardens & Juno Beach USA & Teen USA!


2 Days until Miss Naples & FL Keys USA & Teen USA!


2 Days until Miss Hialeah USA & Teen USA!











After coming up just short of her goal in 2011, Chantal Zaky can now call herself a Queen as the 24-year-old beauty was crowned Miss Universe Jamaica 2012 on Saturday night.

The Portland native emerged from a pool of 16 contestants during this year’s staging of the Miss Universe Jamaica pageant at the Centre in St. Andrew. As a result, Zaky will represent Jamaica at the Miss Universe pageant this December, which will reportedly take place in South Africa.  

This was sweet redemption for Zaky, who placed third in last year’s edition of the beauty competition but pointed to her renewed focus and positivity as sources for her triumph this time round. Model and art student, Racquel Jones copped the runner-up spot, Sherece Cowan earned second runner-up while Danisha Scott and Amanda Mitchell rounded out the top five.









The final round of the Miss Oriental Tourism 2012 competition was held in Guangyuan, southwest China's Sichuan Province, on May 8, 2012. The first place was won by the Lithuanian finalist, second place by the Siberian finalist and Chinese finalist Zheng Yangui ranked third. Nine other finalists also won individual awards.

The tourism ambassadors for Guangyuan were also chosen during the competition. Guangyuan is the hometown of the famous Empress Wu Zetian (624-705 AD) of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), who was the only female monarch in China's history, and ruled the empire for over half a century.









Miss Orlando USA & Teen USA

May 12, 2012


The Road to Hollywood concluded the Central Florida Pageant Season as we visited our states vacation capital for a fun day of pageantry at The Colonial High School Performing Arts Center in Orlando. A very vocal crowd came to cheer on the nine Miss USA and six Miss Teen USA delegates competed for the titles and to represent the 407 at state. Miss Orlando USA was one of the original six and celebrated her 11th anniversary of outstanding competition. The evening’s hostesses were Miss Orlando USA 2012 Avyaun Niles and Miss Orlando Teen USA 2012 Rachel Bradford with assistance from Miss St. Petersburg Teen USA 2013 Sydney Weldon and Miss Volusia County USA 2013 Cathryn Ferito. .


The show began by getting the crowd out of their seats as the opening introduced the delegates to the judges and audience.. Up first was the onstage interview segment followed by the swimsuit competition as the delegates competed in either one or two-piece suits of their own choosing. Then everyone’s favorite The Evening Gowns were up next. Fashion was on display as the delegate competed in gowns of their own choosing.


After a brief intermission it was time for the ceremonial finals walks of Ms. Niles and Miss Bradford before announcing the superlative awards. Miss Photogenic went to Emily Greenwood while Miss Amity went to Tiffany Neal. Then it was time for the judge’s results to be announced. Up first was the results for the Miss Orlando Teen USA division:  


1st Runner Up is Alissa Latow

Miss Orange County Teen USA 2013 is Annie McFarland

Miss Orlando Teen USA 2013 is Riley Williams

Then the USA division took center stage for the Miss Orlando USA results:
2nd Runner-up is Stephanie Beltran
1st Runner-up is Carly Gilbert

Miss Orange County USA 2013 is Nalini Herpal
Miss Orlando USA 2011 is Anastasia Pavlenko  



What a great afternoon of pageantry! Congratulations to the Tel-Air Interests Preliminary Production Team along with new Miss Orland USA Director Margie Toledo Padilla on another fun afternoon of pageantry. Now the Road To Hollywood heads South for the final four pageant weekend of the year as the 2013 Road to Hollywood is down to its final six events of the season with pageants in Palm Beach Gardens, Naples, Coral Shores and Hialeah next weekend!



Miss Williams and Ms. Pavlenko’s winning moments




Team Orlando USA 2013





» IF YOU GO:  

 WHAT: Miss Juno Beach USA + 

Miss Palm Beach Gardens Teen USA

WHEN: Friday May 18, 2012

7:00pm Show Start

WHERE: The Double Tree Hilton Palm Beach Gardens

4431 PGA Blvd

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

WHY: We begin the four pageant weekend with the second edition of Miss Palm Beach Gardens Teen USA + Juno Beach USA Pageants. Our only Friday evening pageant of the year sees a competitive group of delegates under the Directorship of Francia Lamus as we make the eighth and final stop of the season in Palm Beach County for the 2013 Pageant Season. 



The final event of the season in Palm Beach 

County takes place Friday evening







Miss Miami Beach USA + Teen USA

Sunday May 27, 2012

Florida International University North Campus Broad Theater

Show Start: 6:00pm

Pageant Director: Von Gretchen

Phone: (786) 683-6131

Email: MissMiamiBeachUSAPageant@


We conclude our season where it all began for Miss USA 

with our third edition of Miss Miami Beach USA






WHAT: Miss Florida Keys USA + Teen USA

WHEN: Saturday May 19, 2012

4:00pm Show Start

WHERE: Coral Shores High School Performing Arts Center

89901 Old Highway

Tavernier, FL 33070

WHY: We venture for the fifth time to Coral Shores Performing Arts Center for the nations southernmost pageant. For the first time under the direction of Fatima Coello and her Beauty by Fatima Pageant Team it promises to be a very competitive pageant. Interesting tidbit, the Florida Keys declared their independence in 1980 for a one day succession under the name of the Conch Republic.



It’s our annual trip to the Conch Republic

this Saturday afternoon







WHAT: Miss Naples USA + Teen USA

WHEN: Saturday May 19, 2012

4:00pm Show Start

WHERE: Edison State College Performing Arts Center

8099 College Pkwy,

Fort Myers, FL 33919

WHY: We return to the Southwest Coast for one final visit as we present the eighth edition of Miss Naples USA + Teen USA Competitions. For the first time under the Mother Daughter team of Directors as Blanca Nieves & Christina Apkarian continue the tradition. Held for the first time at the Edison State Performing Arts Center this plans to be a great ending for a very competitive pageant season on the Gulf Coast.


The season on the Southwest Coast closes 

Saturday with Miss Naples USA







Miss Miami Gardens USA + Teen USA

Saturday May 26, 2012

Pace High School Hennessey Theater

Show Start: 4:00pm

Pageant Director:  Trudy Williams

Phone: (561) 790-2041





Northwest Miami Dade crowns its representative 

to the state championships next Saturday






WHAT: Miss Hialeah USA + Teen USA

WHEN: Sunday May 20, 2012

2:00pm Show Start

WHERE: Miami Merchandise Mart Double Tree Hotel

711 Northwest 72nd Avenue,

Miami, FL 33126

WHY: The fifth edition of Miss Hialeah USA + Teen USA celebrates the fourth largest city in Florida. Quickly becoming a tradition in West Miami Dade this pageant has had several semi-finalist placements at both state pageants; will this year see the first Hialeah state titleholder? The final pageant of our four pageant weekend concludes with a 2:00pm matinee.



We conclude the weekend in West Miami Dade with Miss Hialeah USA











Welcome to our latest installment of our Miss Florida USA Channel Movie of The Week. This week we present another edition of our 10 Minute Pageants as put you in the front row at our Miss USA + Teen USA Qualifiers in Pensacola as we take in all of the excitement from the Five Flag City. 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

Miss Pensacola USA


Miss Orlando USA


   Click here for more YouTube Movies! 



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