Megan wins swimsuit preliminary Wednesday

January 10, 2013 0 Comments
Megan wins swimsuit preliminary Wednesday

Wow, what a night! Megan won the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness (swimsuit) award for her group. We are so proud of her. She also competed in her evening gown tonight and did amazing. Her gown was unique and so different than anything I’ve ever seen grace the Miss America stage. She felt great after the […]

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Photos during shoot at Mizumi Restaurant at Wynn

January 9, 2013 0 Comments
Photos during shoot at Mizumi Restaurant at Wynn

The Miss America contestants are going on location to several Las Vegas locations for the filming of the Parade of States, which will be seen during Saturday’s telecast on ABC. Today, Megan was among a group at the Mizumi Restaurant at Wynn Last Vegas. All contestants are wearing Joseph Ribkoff, according to the Miss America […]

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Megan answered on-stage question confidently

January 9, 2013 0 Comments
Megan answered on-stage question confidently

Megan did great on her on-stage question during the first night of preliminary competition Tuesday night. She answered confidently, calmly and had a great answer. Megan will compete in the prelim swimsuit/evening wear tonight and talent on Thursday. The Miss America contestants are divided into three groups for the prelims – Mu, Alpha and Sigma. […]

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Prelims start tonight; Megan has become ‘our’ Miss Illinois

January 8, 2013 1 Comment
Prelims start tonight; Megan has become ‘our’ Miss Illinois

Tonight is the first night of prelims! We are excited and nervous! Well wishes for Megan are pouring in from all over the state, not just from family and friends, but from those whose lives have been touched by one young woman who is representing our state of Illinois here at Miss America. Megan has […]

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Photos from the Neon Museum Las Vegas

January 8, 2013 0 Comments
Photos from the Neon Museum Las Vegas

The Miss America Organization just posted these photos from a shoot at the Neon Museum Las Vegas today.

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A special letter for Miss Illinois

January 8, 2013 1 Comment
A special letter for Miss Illinois

Megan received this letter today and wanted to share it: Dear Megan, “Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.” – Orison Swett Marden “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Throughout this week you will endure many challenges as you strive for […]

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Collection of photos from Miss America Facebook page

January 8, 2013 0 Comments
Collection of photos from Miss America Facebook page

The Miss America Organization posts photos daily from the competition in Las Vegas. Here are some of our favorite shots of Miss Illinois! For more photos from Las Vegas, go to the Miss America Organization Facebook page.

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Interview over; Megan able to be herself

January 7, 2013 0 Comments
Interview over; Megan able to be herself

Megan felt good about her interview, which took about 10 minutes. She felt that she had strong answers for each question and said she was able to be herself, which is good. Tomorrow she has rehearsals during the day and on-stage competition starts tomorrow night. Tomorrow she will do her on-stage pop question. Fans are […]

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WATCH: Megan interviewed for ABC affiliate’s story

January 7, 2013 0 Comments
WATCH: Megan interviewed for ABC affiliate’s story

Above is an interview with Megan on ABC7Chicago.com. The text of the story can be found here. Did anyone notice the Western Illinois University tee?

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Ervin family arrives in Vegas; Megan’s interview set for today

January 7, 2013 0 Comments
Ervin family arrives in Vegas; Megan’s interview set for today

Viva Las Vegas! Our family has arrived in Vegas. It has finally set in. We have not been able to see Megan yet, but I have spoken to her several times and she is doing well! She is definitely not getting many hours of sleep, due to nerves and long rehearsals. She is keeping a […]

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