Beauties of America has a very long tradition of celebrating beauty and achievement at every age. Women from across the country converged in Myrtle Beach South Carolina to compete for the titles of 2010 Beauties of America's teens through 50s and up, vying for the prestigious national crowns. In fact, it is the first such pageant system to recognize that women of all ages should be celebrated and has spent the past 26 years doing precisely that.
All the while MORE Magazine staff mingled and mixed with the ladies to get a feel for what was so special about this pageant experience and learn about what motivates women age 40 and over to compete in pageants.
After a fun lunch and informal roundtable discussion with the MORE Magazine writer, the ladies began rehearsals for the stage production. Tim Kretschmann of Pageant Cast was also on hand to interview the ladies for his national podcast.
The evening ended just as the skies opened enough for the traditional queens photo in front of Planet Hollywood. Paula Preston was camera ready and you can view all the photos on her website under the "events" section at: Paula Preston Photography.
A huge THANK YOU to MORE Magazine for coming to the pageant, and the fabulous photo shoots. Be looking for the story in a future edition of MORE Magazine on newsstands slated to be released sometime after the new year.
Most importantly, my heartfelt gratitude to Jennifer Reed for making this such a wonderful experience! You are a woman of character and honor, and I appreciate the privilege to be able to now call you my friend.
Kathy Lauer-America's 50s, Tamara Wissbaum-America's 40s, Siouxzan Moore-America's 30s, Jana Murrell-America's 20s, and Brooke Hidde, America's Teen.
See you all next year in San Antonio, Texas as Beauties of America continues to grow! As for the 2009 queens, we will be there with cowgirl boots and hats on, cheering the 2011 delegates and our successors!