Archive | August, 2015

FORMIDABLE YANKEE TALENT

27 Aug

NYDailyNews.com – Baseball is all about hits and misses. Miss USA Olivia Jordan, Miss Universe Paulina Vega and Miss Teen USA Katherine Haik came out Wednesday to see the Bronx Bombers get blasted by the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. If only the Yankees’ pitching staff could control their curves like these winners.

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Read the full article here.

MISS THE 2015 MISS TEEN USA PAGEANT?

25 Aug
Katherine Haik, Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2015, is announced as Miss Teen USA 2015. She celebrates on stage after the crowning from Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas on Saturday, August 22, 2015. HO/ Miss Universe L.P., LLLP

Katherine Haik, Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2015, is announced as Miss Teen USA 2015. She celebrates on stage after the crowning from Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas on Saturday, August 22, 2015. HO/ Miss Universe L.P., LLLP

Check out Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2015, Katherine Haik crowned as Miss Teen USA 2015 Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u9DIADVDKc&feature=youtu.be

The Miss Universe Organization announced today that Katherine Haik was crowned Miss Teen USA 2015 this past Saturday at the beautiful Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas on August 22, 2015.

Final Results:

First Runner-Up: Miss California Teen USA, Melanie Mitchell will assume the duties
of Miss Teen USA 2015 if for some reason the winner cannot fulfill her
responsibilities.

Second Runner-Up: Miss North Carolina Teen USA, Jane Axhoj

Third Runner-Up: Miss Tennessee Teen USA, Hannah Greene

Fourth Runner-Up: Miss Massachusetts Teen USA, Sophie Baird

Rest of Top Fifteen:
Miss Alabama Teen USA, Taylor Ryan Elliott
Miss Arizona Teen USA, Neda Danilovic
Miss Arkansas Teen USA, Arynn Johnson
Miss Missouri Teen USA, Christina Stratton
Miss New York Teen USA, Geena Cardalena
Miss Oklahoma Teen USA, Cherokee Pearce
Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA, Jasmine Daniels
Miss South Carolina Teen USA, Wesley Mitchell
Miss Texas Teen USA, Chloe Kembel
Miss Vermont Teen USA, Alexandra Marek

Miss Photogenic Teen USA™ Award: Miss Missouri Teen USA, Christina Stratton was voted the delegate who best connected with her audience through a photograph.

Miss Congeniality Teen USA™ Award: Miss West Virginia Teen USA, Cora King. This award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate’s peers, who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant.

FASHION SHOW WINNERS FOR 2015 MISS TEEN USA ARE ANNOUNCED!!!

25 Aug

Congratulations to the Fashion Show Winners!!!

SHERRI HILL:
Winners will have the chance to model for one of Sherri Hill’s Market Shows in Atlanta and an invitation to attend Sherri Hill’s fashion show during NYFW.

O.P. COSMETICS:
Winner will recieve 1 year supply of O.P. makeup studio products.

CHINESE LAUNDRY:
Winner will recieve an All NEW shoe wardrobe.

SHERRI HILL WINNERS:
Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2015, Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2015, Miss Missouri Teen USA 2015, Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2015, Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2015, Miss Vermont Teen USA 2015

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O.P. COSMETICS WINNER:
Miss Georgia Teen USA 2015

Mary Calkins, Miss Georgia Teen USA 2015, walks the runway in a Sherri Hill dress and Chinese Laundry shoes during 2013 Miss Teen USA Pageant Fashion Show.

Mary Calkins, Miss Georgia Teen USA 2015, walks the runway in a Sherri Hill dress and Chinese Laundry shoes during 2013 Miss Teen USA Pageant Fashion Show.

CHINESE LAUNDRY WINNER:
Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2015

Wesley Mitchell, Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2015, walks the runway in a Sherri Hill dress and Chinese Laundry shoes during 2013 Miss Teen USA Pageant Fashion Show.

Wesley Mitchell, Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2015, walks the runway in a Sherri Hill dress and Chinese Laundry shoes during 2013 Miss Teen USA Pageant Fashion Show.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWLY CROWNED MISS TEEN USA 2015

23 Aug

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KATHERINE HAIK, 15, from Franklinton, Louisiana is the newly crowned Miss Teen USA 2015. Congratulations Katherine, we can’t wait to welcome you to the Miss USA family. Did you miss the Miss Teen USA pageant? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u9DIADVDKc

Watch the 2015 MISS TEEN USA Preliminary Competition

22 Aug

The 2015 MISS TEEN USA PAGEANT

Watch all 51 contestants compete in swimwear and evening wear to earn their spot in the Top 15! Hosted by Nick Teplitz and Miss Teen USA 2014, K. Lee Graham streaming from Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas.

Tune in to the 2015 MISS TEEN USA Pageant August 22 8p ET/5p PT in Atlantis, Paradise Island streaming live on http://www.missteenusa.com/

TUNE-IN ALERT: 2015 MISS TEEN USA Pageant

21 Aug

The 2015 MISS TEEN USA Pageant

DATE: Saturday, August 22nd · TIME: 8pm ET

WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming LIVE on missteenusa.com

Final Pageant or you can watch it on YouTube.

Being a Feminist and Being a Pageant Winner are Not Mutually Exclusive

21 Aug

Miss Teen USA 2014 K. Lee Graham
by Miss Teen U.S.A 2014 K. Lee Graham

This weekend, I will leave my current job as Miss Teen USA to attend the University of South Carolina Honors College and study international business and marketing. The pageant itself may still be weathering the controversy stemming from the presidential campaign but I am confident that the focus of the Miss Universe Organization will remain firmly centered where it has been for more than 60 years: on giving young women a voice and empowering them to become advocates for positive change.

Beauty queens are frequently associated with certain labels, both positive and negative, and unfortunately feminist is not usually one of them. I’m Miss Teen USA. In some people’s eyes I am narcissistic, superficial, pretentious, apathetic, an anti-feminist… a pageant girl. Critics find all of that in my job title — labels, assumptions, judgment, but with no experience or interaction to support their claims. They wonder how could I ever be a feminist?

A feminist is defined as one who advocates social, political and economic rights of women equal to those of men. They’re forward thinking and motivated to not just talk about change, but to initiate it. And that’s exactly what Miss Universe titleholders do. I don’t think that embracing femininity, like I do during a pageant, undermines my belief in these concepts.

The word beautiful also does not mean the same thing today as it did years ago. Today our society embraces character-driven beauty and confidence. Modern ideas of beauty and the characteristics of the modern feminist are the same. Both celebrate a woman’s strength, self-reliance, independence, drive and response to adversity.

By recognizing the beauty of a woman as dictated by her poise and values, we recognize that she is just as capable of success as anyone else, and deserving of equal opportunities to pursue that success in any given field. And by instilling in girls the desire to develop these character-driven values of beauty, we develop an irrevocable sense of self-worth that transforms them into our future leaders, philanthropists, businesswomen, artists and role models. A recognition of confidence-driven beauty elicits the change feminism aims to achieve because it reveals the value of women.

But how can beauty pageants, traditionally thought to glorify only a woman’s physical form be used to promote a message of inner beauty? I believe that pageants, and specifically the ones that are a part of the Miss Universe Organization, are feminist entities. Pageants give young women the platform to have a voice, presence and opportunity to pursue their personal goals. And just as society’s perception of beauty has evolved, the Miss Universe Organization also has evolved to recognize the beauty of an independent, driven, proactive and socially conscious woman – a woman that, by owning these qualities, should be considered a feminist.

As Miss Teen USA, I represent and advocate for independence and self-reliance in women. Working with the Miss Universe Organization and the powerful women they employ has inspired me to become a powerful woman myself. It has influenced my professional goals, encouraging me to study marketing, communications and business when I attend university in the fall. The president of our organization is a woman, as are 85 percent of its employees. In addition to volunteering with incredible organizations and community groups, I started my own social campaign and blog, Live Beautifully, that has enabled me to speak to hundreds of young women about my struggle with self-worth and how I overcame it by basing my value on my character rather than my appearance.

Our motto at the Miss Universe Organization is “Confidently Beautiful,” and our entire mission is to empower women by giving them opportunities to lead, inspire and learn. My goal as a titleholder is to make everyone that I meet recognize that they are beautiful, valuable and can conquer any challenge that comes their way. As Miss Teen USA, I have a message and a voice. I will not shy away from using both to elicit changes in the culture around me. I want to impact the world in a positive way, and I don’t want to be hindered because I am a woman. I am Miss Teen USA. I am a feminist.

The 2015 MISS TEEN USA® Pageant will stream LIVE from Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort on Saturday, August 22nd at 8 p.m. ET on http://www.missteenusa.com. Reigning Miss Teen USA K. Lee Graham will crown her successor at the conclusion of the pageant. The event will feature contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Contestants will compete in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.