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Megan Ervin: Thanks for the love and support during my journey

January 22, 2013 0 Comments
Megan Ervin: Thanks for the love and support during my journey

Editor’s Note: Mallory Ervin wrote this Chasing the Crown blog during her sister Megan’s participation in the Miss America pageant. But now that Megan is back from her adventure, she wanted to write the final entry. My experience in Vegas was absolutely a dream come true. As a little girl, I had this huge dream […]

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Megan was living her dream right before our eyes

January 14, 2013 0 Comments
Megan was living her dream right before our eyes

Well, we’ve all packed up and left Vegas. I think I speak for all of Megan’s fans when I say that Saturday night was a night that we will remember forever. Megan placed in the top 10, which is absolutely amazing. After every cut that Megan made Saturday night – 15, 12 and finally 10 […]

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A Top 10 finish! … Some comments from Megan’s well-wishers

January 13, 2013 0 Comments
A Top 10 finish! … Some comments from Megan’s well-wishers

Congratulations to Megan for her Top 10 finish! For a story about the finals, Megan’s journey and reaction of supporters, click here. The Herald-Whig held a live chat during the pageant and followed the conversation on this blog, and on Facebook and Twitter. Here are some of our favorite comments: Candice Caldwell (Megan’s high school […]

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Miss Quincy exec on Megan: ‘She was born to do this’

January 12, 2013 2 Comments
Miss Quincy exec on Megan: ‘She was born to do this’

Lindsey Hess, Miss Quincy 2006 and the executive director of the Miss Quincy Scholarship Program, is in Las Vegas to watch the reigning Miss Quincy and Miss Illinois Megan Ervin compete in the Miss America pageant. Lindsey talked to Megan last night. “Her exact words were nervous and anxious,” Lindsey said. But Lindsey is confident […]

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A letter for Megan: ‘Reach down deep inside, give them your best’

January 12, 2013 0 Comments
A letter for Megan: ‘Reach down deep inside, give them your best’

Tonight’s the big night and letters of support for Megan keep pouring in. Here’s one: Dear Megan, As I mentioned to (your) business manager after meeting you, “You have a winner here.” However, take nothing for granted, stay confident, and stay focused; the ultimate goal is not to have any regrets when it is over. […]

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The numbers never lie:
Preliminary winners fare better in finals

January 11, 2013 0 Comments
The numbers never lie: <br />Preliminary winners fare better in finals

Herald-Whig Staff Writer David Adam tries to use previous years’ results to project Megan’s chances of making the Top 15, making the Top 5 and even winning the Miss America crown. OK, it’s impossible to handicap the Miss America pageant unless you’re in Vegas during the week and getting to watch the contestants perform. However, […]

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Photos from Thursday’s preliminary competition

January 11, 2013 0 Comments
Photos from Thursday’s preliminary competition

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Powerful moment before taking the stage; Grandpa Jim was with us

January 11, 2013 0 Comments
Powerful moment before taking the stage; Grandpa Jim was with us

What a great performance by Megan last night. Her lyrical dance was beautiful and elegant. She danced to the song “Faithfully” by Journey. One of the most touching moments of the evening was at the meet-and-greet after the pageant. Megan came out and had tears in her eyes. She said that before she went on […]

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Join the Whig’s live chat on Saturday night

January 11, 2013 7 Comments
Join the Whig’s live chat on Saturday night

Miss America 2013 Live Chat

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A beauty in red: More photos from Wednesday

January 10, 2013 0 Comments
A beauty in red: More photos from Wednesday

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