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Curtis describes itself as " Nebraska's Easter City ", and presents an annual pageant on Palm Sunday.
Minden bills itself as " Nebraska's Christmas City ", illuminating the courthouse square with a display of over 12, 000 bulbs and staging an annual Christmas pageant titled " The Light Of The World ".
In 1990 the pageant implemented major format changes in the competition itself.
In the 1980s, the pageant repositioned itself with the slogan Beauty With a Purpose, with added tests of intelligence and personality.
The pageant presents itself as a " scholarship pageant ," and the primary prizes for the winner and her runners-up are scholarships to the institution of her choice.
* Miss America, a beauty pageant, also the title itself
The pageant itself always around November 11, and many of the activities, such as the entire production of the Cromos magazines devoted to the pageant take place in the weeks preceding the pageant.
Less than a year later, she returned home and entered the Miss Maryland beauty pageant, a preliminary event to the Miss American Pageant, itself the final preliminary event to the Miss International contest, to be held in Long Beach, California, in mid-June 1965. Harrison won the contest over nineteen other girls, and in June 1965, as Miss Maryland, she traveled to California for the Miss American contest.

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Leila Lopes, Miss Angola 2011, was crowned Miss Universe 2011 in Brazil on 12 September 2011 making her the first Angolan to win the pageant.
Beauty pageant coach Victor Melling ( Michael Caine ), whose reputation was ruined after his last contestant criticized his methods, teaches the tomboyish Hart how to dress, walk, and act like a contestant.
* Jonbenet Ramsey ( 6 August 1990 – 25 December 1996 ) was a child beauty pageant contestant who was missing and found dead in her Boulder, Colorado home.
Sometimes, each play was performed on a decorated cart called a pageant that moved about the city to allow different crowds to watch each play.
The event was also highlighted by the appearance of four winners of the Miss Indonesia beauty pageant: Nadine Alexandra Dewi, Inda Adeliani, Alessandra K Usman, and Reisa Kartikasari.
His four children with Nancy are: Nancy Moore Thurmond ( 1971 – 1993 ), a beauty pageant contestant who was killed when a drunk driver hit her in Columbia, South Carolina ; James Strom Thurmond Jr. ( born 1972 ), who became U. S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina and is the current South Carolina 2nd Judicial Circuit Solicitor ; Juliana Gertrude ( Thurmond ) Whitmer ( born 1974 ), a married homemaker in Washington, DC ; and Paul Reynolds Thurmond ( born 1976 ), elected member of the Charleston County council.
She spoke of her ambition to study psychiatry, and also stated her intention to compete in the " Miss Washington " pageant in 1960, but before she could follow either course of action, Paul Tate was transferred to Italy, taking his family with him.
Some believe a fanciful story created for a popular early twentieth-century pageant held in Sarasota, that it was named after the daughter of famous explorer Hernando de Soto's daughter Sara.
The masque was a form of festive courtly entertainment that flourished in 16th and early 17th century Europe, though it was developed earlier in Italy, in forms including the intermedio ( a public version of the masque was the pageant ).
George Bell, the Bishop of Chichester, was instrumental in getting Eliot to work as writer with producer E. Martin Browne in producing the pageant play The Rock ( 1934.
One pageant performed on the streets of London in 1605 was described in Anthony Munday's Triumphs of Reunited Britannia:
The first modern American pageant was staged by P. T. Barnum in 1854, but his beauty contest was closed down by public protest., He previously held dog, baby, and bird beauty contests.
In that year Miss Lebanon, Christina Sawaya won the Miss International pageant, Miss Turkey, Azra Akın won Miss World, and the original winner of Miss Earth for that year was Džejla Glavović from Bosnia and Herzegovina ( before being replaced by Winfred Omwakwe of Kenya ).
She was reportedly persuaded by Puerto Rican make-up artist Carmen Andino to compete in the Miss Puerto Rico pageant, then owned by Puerto Rican modeling guru and businesswoman Anna Santisteban.
Due to her win in the Miss Universe pageant, she was honored with what was considered until then one of the biggest welcomings ever at San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, then known as Isla Verde International Airport.
Torres was discovered at age 17 while walking through the Plaza de Toa Alta in her hometown, and was invited to represent Toa Alta in the annual Miss Puerto Rico pageant.
Torres ' victory in the pageant caused some controversy because of the claim that she was still a minor ; however, Torres had turned 18 several months before the contest.

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Also extant are two pageants from a New Testament cycle acted at Coventry and one pageant each from Norwich and Newcastle upon Tyne.
Anne made her début at the Chateau Vert ( Green Castle ) pageant in honour of the imperial ambassadors on 4 March 1522, playing " Perseverance.
To cap its record-breaking speed run, the Zephyr arrived dramatically on-stage at the fair's " Wings of a Century " transportation pageant.
On Monday a carnival pageant is held on stage at Queen's Park, where costumes, themes and calypso queens are judged.
Notable events at the school district's campuses each year include a regional music student competition, a student musical theater production, and a community beauty pageant.
The Resaca Beach Poster Girl Contest, a swimsuit pageant at one time known throughout the South, was founded in the nearby city of Dalton in 1983 as a marketing gimmick of Conquest Carpet Mills, Inc.
The festival also incorporates a golf tournament, beauty pageant ( Miss Strassenfest ), fishing tournament, and a network of German " Polka Masses " at the three Roman Catholic parishes: St. Joseph's, Holy Family, and Precious Blood.
* Stacy Essebaggers-Shepherd, 2001 Miss Michigan and Top-10 semifinalist at the Miss America pageant.
The pageant was held at a small quarry lake on a natural amphitheater with a cast of 200 principals, chieftains, warriors, and dancers in their colorful costumes.
In September 1941, seventy-five years after Plymouth was incorporated as a borough, the town began a five-day celebration at Huber Field, including a pageant with the patriotic theme " America on Parade ".
At age 18, she represented Mayagüez in 1979 at the Miss Puerto Rico pageant where she placed 1st runner up in the competition.
In 1954, at the age of 20, Dalida competed in and won the Miss Egypt pageant, and was crowned Miss Egypt.
While a student at La Jolla High School in 1958, she won the Fairest of the Fair beauty pageant at the San Diego County Fair.
Leland and Nicholas Udall composed verses to be read or recited at the pageant of Anne Boleyn's arrival in London in 1533, which was staged for the occasion of her coronation.
The organization makes continual efforts to expand the pageant, but the participation of some countries such as Algeria has proven difficult due to cultural barriers to the swimsuit competition, while others such as Azerbaijan, Mozambique, Armenia and Nepal have balked at sending representatives due to the cost ( in fact, of all the major international pageants, the franchise fee for Miss Universe is the most expensive ).
* Three Miss World delegates placed as finalists / semifinalists in the pageant prior to their win at Miss International: Brucene Smith of USA, Top 7 finalist at Miss World 1971 ; Goizeder Azua of Venezuela, Top 10 finalist at Miss World 2002 ; and Anagabriela Espinoza of Mexico, Top 15 semifinalist at Miss World 2008.

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