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!


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
Miss America 2012, Teresa Scanlan
Miss America 2008, Kristen Haglund Smith
Miss America 2004 Erika Dunlap and Miss America 2000 Heather French Henry
Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson
Miss America 1996 Shawntel Smith
Miss America 1994 Kimberly Aiken
Miss America 1989 Gretchen Carlson
Miss America 1988 Kaye Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson
Miss America 1985 Sharlene Wells Hawkes
Miss America 1981 Susan Powell
Miss America 1979 Kylene Barker
Miss America 1977 Dorothy Benham
Miss America 1972 Shirley Cothran Barret
Miss America 1974 Rebecca King Dreman
Miss America 1969 Judi Ford Nash
Miss America 1965 Vonda Van Dyke
Miss America 1963 Jacuelyn Mayer
Miss America 1962 Maria Beale Fletcher
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