Ms. America Pageant / Pageant Scamp
On Sunday, September 6, 2009, sixteen contestants competed for the chance to become Ms. America 2009. Besides being judged on their overall presence, the ladies competed in a lifestyle and fitness in sportswear competition, interview, evening wear competition and on-stage question. The event was hosted by Ms. Susan Jeske; emcee by the former Miss California USA Alisa Kimble and evaluated by a panel of un-known judges. The winner of this pageant was Ms. Bridget Cleary, from the state of Massachusetts. The runners up are: Christy Van Der Westhuizen-1st runner up; Catherine Blades-2nd runner up; Daphne Rice-3rd runner up and Heidi Ritz-4th runner up. Contestants are well-prepared because the on-stage questions are giving one day before the pageant. However, the outcome of this pageant was kina surprising. The previous queen, Ms. Jane P Smith did not show up to crown her new queen. According to Ms. Jeske, Jane has a family emergency. The emcee, Alisa Kimble crowned the new queen which makes this pageant look funny. In addition, I did not see any facial expression on Bridget face and it seems to me that Bridget knows that she will be crown that day. No surprise at all. Usually when the winner is announcing, either she will cry or show some surprise expression because she win but in this case, it was totally different. Anyway, from my observing plus there are so many negative though about this pageant, I believe that this pageant is fix and I think that the organization should be shame for themselves for taking money from these innocent ladies.