Monday, 16 September 2013

Miss America, 2014: The Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail, Story

             So the news is out, Miss New York, Nina Davuluri (24), the first contestant of Indian heritage and second consecutive contestant from New York, wins the Miss America pageant Sunday night. Davuluri performed a classical Bollywood fusion dance for her talent competition. And Miss California, Crystal Lee (22) was named as the first runners up.

Nina Davuluri  reactions after being announced as Miss America, 2014.
             The pageant which started in Atlantic City in 1921 as a way to extend the summer tourism season for an extra weekend, had pitted 53 contestant – one from each state, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands – in swimsuit, evening gown, talent and interview competitions.






Nina Davuluri pose for camera after crowning as Miss America, 2014.





 





















Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail, June 8.
           Much attention had been given to Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail (22), and why not? She is believed to be the first Miss America contestant to openly display tattoos. During her swimsuit walk, she openly displayed her Serenity Prayer tattoo on her rib cage and the insignia of U. S. Army Dental Corp on the back of her shoulder. During the “Show-Us-Your-Shoes” parade, she even decides to wear a camouflage gear and Army boots while the other contestants wore glamorous costumes and elaborately decorated footwear on Saturday night.

          Not sure why many fashion bloggers are not talking about her (except for fashion news blogs), she became a die-hard fan over here at our end. Vail, who wants to become a military dentist, is majoring Chemistry and Chinese at Kansas State University and she is already breaking the stereotype that woman with visible tattoos don’t compete in pageants. A military sergeant and an archery expert, Vail says on her blog that she got rib cage tattoo as a reminder of her childhood days of bully and neglect, of days of daily questioning and asking God for answers and strength. She never wanted to forget those days and the prayer reminds her of that, she never regretted it.

Theresa Vail swimsuit walk for Miss America, 2014.
        Life might have so much changed since she won the title of Miss Kansas back in June between fashionable dress, high heels and smile for cameras and crowds; she still hopes to incorporate some of her outdoors loves in fundraising events for Children’s Miracle Network, a platform for the Miss America pageant. She is also selling T-shirts on her website miss out door girl where all profit goes to charity. Maybe she didn’t win the Miss America Title this year, but she won heart and that matters in the end. And we wish her all the best. By the way, did you know that she is the second service member to compete in the Miss America pageant, she also loves bow hunting, race motor cycle, sky diving and she is fluent in Chinese. Here we are sharing a few pictures inside the life of very gorgeous and outdoor beauty, Theresa Vail.

Theresa Vail, showing her Military Boots during "Show-Us-Your-Shoes" parade for Miss America, 2014.




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  2. Miss kansas? ohhhh I was born in Wichita (Kansas) jajajja I'm very happy ;)
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  4. I had read about her...so cool. I have a bunch of tats so I love that she's representin'!
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  10. They all are so beautiful!!

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  13. I love this post. I missed the show, but all of those ladies were beautiful!

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  20. wow...Miss Kansas is wonderful and a great woman!

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  22. It's great that we are seeing more diversity in the pageant world, both in terms of race and hobbies. Vail is truly inspiring, but I'm also glad that Crystal is representing! Thanks for visiting, I'll follow you on bloglovin' :)

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    1. Yes that's true, i guess time is changing for better in some way and sure its a good thing.
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  23. Great post! I love Miss America!

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  25. Still deciding how I feel about the tattoos, but awesome post! xo

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    1. Ahahaha...I guess that's normal and i don't have a tattoo either ehehehe :)
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  26. Hi, dear!Thank you so much for the lovely comment!
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  28. Theresa Vail is prolly the first beauty i saw that has tattoo on her body ^^ i thought this wasnt allowed in the competition :P shes really pretty like the other girls that you included :)

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    1. Ahaha...Well, i guess its allowed now.lol...By the way, last year's Miss America has a cross tattoo on here neck but mostly covered by her hair. Thank you.
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  30. I so wish she would have won! Good news, though, is that she is getting so much publicity for who she is. Hopefully some good will come for her from it!

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    1. Yes that's true. I wish she win too but anyway, its good.
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  35. thanks for dropping by :) followed back on gfc..

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  36. i saw this last night!!! what an amazing woman.. never knew about this! i only noticed her tattoo and i thought she rocked it! :)

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  41. I Love her :)

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  43. Miss New York is stunning and definitely deserved to win!
    The racist comments being made are so upsetting though and I hope it all blows over,
    Miss Kansas is also stunning and I love that she's a bit of a tom-boy!
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    1. Thank you Serena and yes she deserves it and that's what she got it. Its was just shame for all this losers for such remarks. Ahahaha.....i love here too :)
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  47. Miss Kansas is beautiful and lovely! I lived in Wichita, Kansas for almost 8 years and glad to hear about her!
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    1. Yes she is amazing and wow!!! That's nice. And yes, i will follow you now.
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  48. They are all so beautiful! Nice post!

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  49. Miss America sure is gorgeous! I do love Miss Kansas though! It is so fantastic to see something different! She is so cool with the tattoos and combat boots!

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    1. Yes she defo was daring enough to do what she did and is awesome to see. Love her, hope she wins next time :)
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  51. the next one was more beautiful

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  52. Great post! I already read it!

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  53. I love the kansas winner, the way she doesn't conform to expectations by wearing military clothes. I admire that. I have followed you, maybe follow back if you want? :) XX

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    1. Thank you Grace and yes that's very daring. Gotta love her. Thank you for the follow, of course i will follow back :)
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  54. I'm not a fan of this sort of contest, but I know it's really important for others, so I congratulate them. And I looove Miss Kansas fucshia dress.
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    1. That's okay, everyone has choice and there is no wrong with that. Yes she is cute.
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  55. Great post!
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  58. I'm happy for both of them. However, I was disappointed in the negative attention paid to Nina's race on Twitter. Even if someone doesn't agree with the judges, they shouldn't throw around racist remarks!

    Brittney

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    1. Yes that's true. Its was not very good to bring up some freaking racist comment on a show like this which is totally as tourist attraction center.
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  60. i say congratulations to all three of them!

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  76. What a fun article! Nina is killer gorgeous!

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  77. Hats off to Miss Kansas! This is a great post! You are right, more people should be talking about this. I goes on show the diversity at such pageants

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  78. I just started following your blog and adore all of your posts. Such pretty girls and I love that you chose to do a post about this :)

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  80. She is so pretty! They all are to be honest! I love how she displays her tattoos! I don't think tattoos are anything to be ashmed off if they are done tastefully like hers!

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  82. Beautiful pictures! I wish I could of seen it, I was busy that night. I love their dresses, so cute.


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    1. Even i missed it but i got to see it because by friend recorded it for me. :)
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  83. Hi, nice to meet you, i'm your new follower from Italy :)
    Great post....wow beautiful girls in this miss America.....how many beauty :)
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  84. Hello there! Greetings from Greece!
    You have an awesome blog and i really enjoyed reading the inspiring story of new miss America!

    I'll follow you and we'll be intouch!
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  86. i wait for new post!!!

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  87. Even though I liked Miss New York, especially here dance for talent competition. I kind of wanted Miss California to win, cause...well...asians RULE! (Coming from a biast opinion) but then again, coming from the great cornhusker state, miss Nebraska should've win, again coming from a biast opinion. In her intro she talked abouta little kid being the biggest play for Husker Nation, a little kid with an illness...

    Also with Miss. Kansas (The state below my state) I feel like the only reason she got past the preliminary rounds is because of her controversial things. I really think she the exact same as everyone else, we just know more background on her, which makes her unfair person for opinions.

    GO NEBRASKA!

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    1. Ahahaha...So much bias...lol...We didn't say she should win, we just appreciated her guts doing what she did :)
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