Lizzie Rovsek, star of The Real Housewives of Orange County, has announced her company Sun Kitten Swimwear by Lizzie will be providing the swimwear for the upcoming Miss USA 2015 Pageant.
You may remember her as Lizzie Arnold, Miss Kentucky Teen USA 1998 (shown left) and Miss Kentucky USA 2002.
Did you know that Kenya Moore and Lizzie Rovsek are not the only Real Housewives who competed in pageants? Check out this list of pageant queens who became stars of The Real Housewives on Bravo.
Among the many beauty queens in attendance at the Fall 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC were the reigning Miss USA Nia Sanchez and current Miss America Kira Kazantsev.
Pageant queens who attended NY Fashion Week
Perhaps the most groundbreaking news so far at NYFW has been the appearance of American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewer, who became the first Fashion Week model with Down Syndrome to take the runway. She also has some inspirational advice for her fans!
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This year's Miss Universe Pageant was not without its controversy. Miss USA has been criticized for her answer to a judge's question, and Miss Jamaica won the fan vote on Twitter.
But one of the biggest Miss Universe stories to go viral this year centered around the sport of hockey. Miss Canada's national costume gained notoriety from critics who clearly didn't know that a horror film costume designer made the costume for Miss Canada.
Speaking of stories, have you heard what happened at the 2015 Miss Amazonas Pageant? Aka the Miss Amazon Pageant, this event brought some attention to pageants as one disgruntled runner-up had a complete meltdown on stage and did the UNTHINKABLE. Read about how a crown was ripped from a pageant queen's head.
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The Miss California USA Pageant has been making headlines since a new winner was crowned at the Long Beach Convention Center back in early January. Check out the latest news about this state preliminary to the Miss USA Pageant.
Natasha Martinez captured the title of Miss California USA. She will go on to represent California at the next Miss USA Pageant. So, what should you know about Natasha Martinez? Meet the new Miss California USA 2015
In other news, the 4th Runner-up at Miss California USA Pageant lost her top during the swimsuit competition. OOPS! Read the full story about Miss Beverly Hills USA and what was arguably the biggest recovery of the year - days before the Super Bowl!
The Miss USA 2014 preliminaries are in full swing, with the final competition set to happen this coming Sunday, June 8th at 8pm EST, Live on NBC.
This year's hopefuls include many talented, smart, and beautiful young women, so it was quite a challenge to pick a top 15 from their contestant bios and preliminary information. But here goes!
These are my Top 15 picks for Miss USA 2014, and if you want to see who I think could be the winner - check out my latest Modeling Examiner article which features my favorite Miss USA contestant this year.
In random order:
Congratulations to all the state titleholders! Looking forward to watching the pageant this weekend :)
*This blog post originally linked to a Modeling Examiner article by Cherie Wimberly, feature writer for Examiner.com