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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Miss USA 2015 Review: Maryland - New Hampshire

As they say in the entertainment industry: the who must go on... no matter what. And this is exactly the case at this year's Miss USA Pageant. 51 one of America's most beautiful representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia have been preparing for years and dreaming about this moment for months. But pageant owner, Donald Trump, and his outspoken views dumped the Miss Universe Organization in its biggest crisis ever. We don't know if the organization will survive, but we certainly hope so. We do hope that Trump will just sell the pageants, because he has not exactly been great for this organization. So this year as the contestants embarked on what was going to be a fantastic journey, the "toupee" hit the fan. Univision and NBC dumped the pageant. Hosts, performers and judges withdrew. Through it all, the Miss Universe Organization vowed that the show will go and begged their audience and fans to keep the focus on the 51 delegates. They did manage to secure a new broadcaster, the REELZ channel (which very people have heard of) and vowed that the pageant will be streamed live on their website. We would like to pay tribute to the organization for making sure things go on as planned and especially to the 51 delegates who have put on very brave faces. We do hope that they have enjoyed the experience and we hope the best girl wins on Sunday night. After following the pageant for the last couple of weeks, here are our thoughts about the delegates:

POSSIBLE WINNER - ******
POSSIBLE TOP 5 FINALIST - *****
POSSIBLE TOP 10 SEMI-FINALIST - ****
POSSIBLE TOP 15 QUARTER FINALIST - ***
UNLIKELY TO PLACE - **
HIGHLY UNLIKELY TO PLACE - *


MARYLAND: MAME ADJEI ******

Mame is just absolutely stunning. She is tall, gorgeous and she is amazing onstage, which is to be expected from a delegate who made it to Cycle 22 of America's Next Top Model. She ticks all the boxes and definitely could become the next Miss USA on Sunday and I will be absolutely delighted if she does. The only thing I would suggest is that she gets a better gown. Her preliminary gown does nothing for her beauty.

MASSACHUSETTS: POLIKSENI MANXHARI ******

Since I saw Polikseni's crowning shots, I knew she would be one of my favorites at Miss USA and she keeps growing on me. For me, she has one of the most gorgeous faces of the pageant and I was very impressed with interview and onstage presentations during the preliminary competition. This girl has what it takes to do very well and with a little bit of luck, she might be the next Miss USA... and might I add, what a cool name! :)

MICHIGAN: RASHONTAE WAWRZYNIAK *****

Rashontae is one of the most striking and recognizable beauties of the group. It's hard to find fault with her because she is just so gorgeous. She looked good in every shot and I thought she was super strong in swimsuit. There's just one thing I didn't like: her evening gown. Yes, it's different, but the color is too much for me. I would be very interested to see if the judges respond to it. For me, it's too "costumey". I really hope she changes it, because if she does, she could go all the way to the top 5.

MINNESOTA: JESSICA SCHEU *

This is a strong year at Miss USA. There are about 25 beauties who could make it to the top 25. Jessica represented her state well but it really will be an uphill battle for her to place.

MISSISSIPPI: COURTNEY BYRD **


Courtney was not really on my radar before or even in the run-up to the preliminaries, but I was pleasantly with her preliminary performances, which were really polished. Do I think it could be enough to place? There are so many girls who did very well, so I am not sure.

MISSOURI: REBECCA DUNN *

Rebecca represented her state with pride and dignity, but as I have said this is a strong year and there are many deserving delegates. I feel that she was outshined by several other delegates during the preliminaries. I did like her interesting evening gown though.

MONTANA: TAHNEE PEPPENGER ***


Tahnee is the oldest delegate of this year's group at age 27. I think she is very pretty and I definitely took notice of her. She is one of the better delegates Montana has sent in recent years. I didn't really give her much of a shot, but let  me tell you this: she BROUGHT IT during the preliminaries. She gave it her all and really worked the stage. That might just have been enough to propel her to the top 15.

NEBRASKA: HOANG-KIM CUNG ***

It's cuteness overload with this one! Isn't she just absolutely adorable. Hoang-Kim made people take notice of her due to her energy and killer smile. At 5'5 she is tiny though, but she makes up for it in energy and confidence. I think she has an outside shot of placing in the top 15.

NEVADA: BRITTANY MCGOWAN ****

Last year, Nevada's Nia Sanchez secured her state's first ever Miss USA title, which of course gave Brittany a very daunting task: trying to keep the crown in her state. In most cases, that is almost mission possible, but Brittany came super prepared. She sizzled during the preliminaries and is definitely in the running to keep her state's streak alive at the very least. I am not sure if she would secure a back-to-back, but if it's only based on her preliminaries performances, she could make the top 10 at the very least.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: SAMANTHA POIRIER *

Representing your state at a contest like Miss USA is a massive honor and Samantha will always have the bragging rights of telling people that she was one of the delegates that competed at perhaps the most controversial ever Miss USA Pageant. I thinks he represented her state well.

 Photos: Miss Universe Organization and www.pageantupdate.info

2 comments:

  1. For MISSISSIPPI you used the picture of MISSOURI.

    Love your blog btw.

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  2. Oh thanks so much for pointing that out. Really appreciate it and thanks for the support!!! :)

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