Miss America 2014: Forever Miss America Signing

We knew we wanted to meet with the “Former Miss Americas”. We learned, however, that they are not “Formers”, they are “Forevers”. I love this. It really embodies the idea that Miss America is forever. You may only serve for one year, but you will forever be a part of the Miss America sisterhood.

Carrie and I woke up early, mainly because we could not sleep. The signing did not start until 10am, but we got there just after 9am and there was already a line. Thankfully we were at the front end because by the time 10am rolled around it had increased dramatically and looped around the back. So many people wanted these beautiful ladies’ signatures!

IMG_4813

And this was so evident. These beautiful, classy ladies were so excited to be back together. Many of them were chatting and joking around and catching up as we made our way through the line. I was so excited. At least 3 of them told me they liked my dress, so I told them I bought it for $8 at Plato’s Closet. One of them liked my necklace. 1988, Kaye Lani and I talked for a few moments. I told her she was one of my favorites and she joked that she won before I was even born. 2011, Teresa told me to tweet her the picture I took. She actually follows me on Twitter, so it is kinda a big deal.

Miss America's Outstanding Teen, Leah Sykes
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Leah Sykes
IMG_4788
Miss America 2012, Teresa Scanlan
IMG_4789
Miss America 2008, Kristen Haglund Smith
IMG_4791
Miss America 2004 Erika Dunlap and Miss America 2000 Heather French Henry
IMG_4792
Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson
IMG_4793
Miss America 1996 Shawntel Smith
IMG_4794
Miss America 1994 Kimberly Aiken
IMG_4795
Miss America 1989 Gretchen Carlson
IMG_4796
Miss America 1988 Kaye Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson
IMG_4797
Miss America 1985 Sharlene Wells Hawkes
IMG_4798
Miss America 1981 Susan Powell
IMG_4799
Miss America 1979 Kylene Barker
IMG_4800
Miss America 1977 Dorothy Benham
IMG_4801
Miss America 1972 Shirley Cothran Barret
IMG_4802
Miss America 1974 Rebecca King Dreman
IMG_4803
Miss America 1969 Judi Ford Nash
IMG_4804
Miss America 1965 Vonda Van Dyke
IMG_4805
Miss America 1963 Jacuelyn Mayer
IMG_4806
Miss America 1962 Maria Beale Fletcher
IMG_4807
Miss America 1

IMG_4808 IMG_4813

Advertisements

2 Replies to “Miss America 2014: Forever Miss America Signing”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s