Wednesday, April 24, 2013


And we begin with the lovely ladies from Miss New Hampshire!

Megan Lyman, Miss New Hampshire 2012 (center, in the fabulous white dress) has an amazing story... While still a pre-teen, Megan was diagnosed with muscular cancer and was introduced to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Megan 'wished' to have a dance studio created in the attic of her home and when that wish was granted, Megan's parents said they began to see a change in her as she looked forward to dancing each day.

Fast forward many years... Megan recovers from cancer, becomes Miss NH's OT in 2008 and Miss NH 2012 - and her platform is of course, the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  What a wonderful way to give back to an organization which gave her hope when she needed it most!
Now!  Of the 27 girls competing for the title of Miss NH 2013 - Here's our picks!

Kendall Wipff - Miss Mass OT in 2010, SF at Miss NH 2012
Julia Neveu - Miss NH OT in 2007, 3rd Runner up in 2012
Sara Mousseau - 2nd Runner up in 2012, Top 10 in 2010
Lauren April - Miss OT 2010, 3rd runner up to Miss NH in 2011, SF in 2012
Kelsy Ferdinando - Miss NH National Teenager 2010 and her talent is 'speed painting' :)

If you'd like to watch the first state pageant of the year - YOU CAN!  Right here... 

Click this link above for Thursday and Friday night preliminaries... $10 per night.
To watch the finals on Saturday night:
No charge for Saturday night!

And with that - may the State Pageant Season Begin!

Good Luck to All! :)




Samantha Russo, a graduate of Emerson College, won the preliminary talent competition singing "Don't Rain on My Parade."  She also won the preliminary swimsuit competition earlier in the week as well.  This was her first year at Miss New Hampshire.

First Runner Up = Kendall Wipff
Second Runner Up = Sarah Mousseau
Third Runner Up = Jessica Avelar
Fourth Runner Up = Julia Neveu

Congrats to Samantha!  Best of Luck in Atlantic City!!! :)


Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Fellow Junkies:

Is it actually possible that the Junkie Blog can be fired up once again as we attempt to provide uncommon insight and extraordinary wisdom to the state pageant season?  Is it me, or didn't we just do this?  Anyone... Anyone... Buhler???

Truthfully, I can't hardly believe it's time for another state pageant season... and considering we attempted to review all 53 states last year (50 plus DC, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico --- check it out in the 2012 archives on the right), we're going to take a stab at it again this summer.  It's no easy feat... for a couple of reasons...

1.  Have you SEEN the State Pageant Calendar this summer???  O.M.G.  Take a peek... You can even click on the photo if you need to see it closer...

2.  Based on this list above and the INSANE amount of pageant-ing that's about to take place in a matter of weeks, if the Junkies had any brains whatsoever, we'd be researching the first 20 state pageants RIGHT NOW in order to get ahead and help make our lives easier.  However, one of our favorite sites for research is no longer accessible ( May Penny Geiszler rest in peace...) which means our uncommon insight and extraordinary wisdom is actually going to have to come from... us.  And by 'us'... I mean, me.  

So - I confess... this isn't going to be easy... But I'm up for the challenge.  Not because I need a hobby... or have nothing to do but watch Sex and the City re-runs each night... But because being a Miss America Junkie is at my core.  And interacting with people who feel the same way about the Miss America Organization is like discovering a new planet full of people... whose mascara never runs when they cry... while they graciously and humbly accept a new crown every night... and walk around in super-fabulous high heels which leave no lasting pain on their feet whatsoever!!!    

So - here we go!  Miss New Hampshire is up first!  And we can't wait!!!