1. Kristina Blackstock, Miss Ireland 2013, raised over $900 for CMN this year
2. Marsaili Knapp, First MAO pageant
3. Ashley Loggins
4. Rachel Cook, First MAO pageant
5. Taylor Burrows
6. Michaela Kenny, Teen New York
7. Marivi Howell-Arza, First MAO pageant
8. Lauren Crandall, Miss Mohawk Valley 2014
9. Allison Carlos, Miss NYs Outstanding Teen, Miss Forest Queen, Miss Thousand Island
10. Alex Davis, First MAO pageant
This pageant is impossible to predict. I would love to have a clearcut idea of who will win, but this pageant is never clear cut. I am confident that Allison Carlos and Lauren Crandall will make Top Five. I think Kristina Blackstock may also make Top Five. I would love for Michaela Kenny to be there with them, and could possibly see Ashley Loggins. But this is because I know them, and have competed with them. Despite my research, I know very little about the first time contestants, and simply cannot assume they will not stand up to the seasoned veterans.
Who do you think will be the 50th Miss Thousand Islands? Sound off in the comments below.
*The 2014 local titleholders have been very busy this week, promoting their personal platform and serving the local communities. Hours of dedication go into being a titleholder and representing the region, both before and after the State Pageant. This is not an extensive list of every titleholder’s journey, but rather a peek into their very active reigns. Some events may have been missed or omitted. Please follow each titleholder’s individual journey on their personal blog or fan page. Highlights of the great work done by Local Titleholders this week.
When Olivia registered for the 49th annual Miss Thousand Islands pageant the Clayton Opera House, she was expecting to make great friends, rock the stage with her vocal performance, and go home feeling overjoyed with excitement, ready to participate again. Somewhere in the back of her mind, of course she wanted to win; she knew that the Miss America Organization’s emphasis on service was the perfect outlet to make a difference. But as a recent high school graduate who had never competed before, imagine the surprise when she heard her name called, was crowned by Nina Davuluri (who would later go on to become Miss America), and she took her first walk as Miss Thousand Islands 2014.
Shortly after being crowned, Olivia jumped right into serving the Thousand Islands region. Even though she attends university up in Canada, she has attended nearly every preliminary pageant to see which future queens she would be competing with at the state pageant. Each year A Touch of Grace in Watertown sponsors a fashion show to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. Olivia not only hosted this event, but performed as well. While north of the border, Olivia promotes her platform, Unedited Beauty, through photo collages, banners, and inspirational posts the Facebook Page.