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Miss America dream ends for Mitchell’s Dee

September 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — After more than two months of preparation for Miss America, and nearly two weeks of appearances, rehearsals and preliminary competitions at this year’s pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., the whirlwind is over for Miss South Dak…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

A good first impression: Grand Forks woman calm for Miss America bid

September 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS For Laura Harmon, the final week before leaving Grand Forks for the Miss America pageant was the equivalent of cramming for finals.
Preparations for representing North Dakota included:
Visiting a seamstress for an alteration, as her sequined, firetruck red gown for the pageant’s talent competition was drooping at the shoulders. Continue Reading

Miss America contestant pursuing double mastectomy (with video)

January 11, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Win or lose Saturday, Miss America contestant Allyn Rose will have conveyed a message about breast cancer prevention using her primary tool as a beauty queen: her body. The 24-year-old Miss DC plans to undergo a double mastectomy after she struts in a bikini and flaunts her roller skating talent. Continue Reading