America's Perfect pageant

  • Miss America 2018 Cara Mund Wins In JOVANI!

    Another year has gone by, and a new Miss America has been crowned! Sunday, September 10, 2017 marked the Miss America 2018 pageant, held in our hometown of Atlantic City, NJ. The 91st Miss America crown was given to a first-time state winner. The history-making Miss America is Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund!

    Not only is this the first time North Dakota has won the crown, but it's also the first time that a woman from her state has placed in the top five. Cara Mund did an amazing job, from being judged in categories like talent, evening wear, lifestyle, fitness, and their answer to an onstage question. During the talent portion of the pageant, Cara wowed the judges with a jazz dance performance to Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel." Our favorite part of Cara winning the Miss America crown, though, was what she was wearing when crowned. She won in a Jovani dress!

    Miss North Dakota Cara Mund

    Cara represented North Dakota in a beautiful chic and sophisticated black velvet Jovani gown that featured a unique keyhole detail on both the front and back. It's style 27462, and is available for custom order.

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  • Miss America 2017: Miss Arkansas, Savvy Shields!

    Even though we're still in awe over Miss America 2016's winning dress, another year has come and gone, and a new Miss America has been crowned! The Miss America 2017 pageant was held this past Sunday in our very own hometown of Atlantic City, NJ. It was certainly a fun event to watch, especially with the presidential election coming up.

    While all 51 of the contestants looked beautiful and had the talent and smarts to back up that beauty, Miss Arkansas, Savvy Shields, walked away with the Miss America 2017 crown.

    With a first name like Savvy, we expected her to have some savvy skills, and she definitely did! During the talent portion, she put on an amazing jazz routine, which won her the preliminary talent competition earlier in the week.

    She was asked a controversial question about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the question-and-answer portion of the competition. The judge asked, "Hillary Rodham Clinton, what do you think?"  Continue reading

  • Betty Cantrell Miss America 2016's Winning Dress

    Everyone's been talking about our new Miss America 2016, Betty Cantrell. She stunned all of the judges during the 95th Annual Miss America pageant, and all eyes are on her to see what she has planned for changing the world during her reign. Her operatic singing was obviously incredible, but there's one thing from the pageant that we're still totally obsessing over: the dress that she won her crown in!

    Miss America 2016 in Panoply 44284

    Did you recognize the gown she wore on her big night? The Miss America 2016 winning dress is by one of our very own designers: Panoply, which is part of House of Wu! Former Miss Georgia wore Panoply style 44284, a stunning two-piece evening gown that features an off-the-shoulder 3/4-length sleeve trimmed in bugle beads and AB stones. The skirt on this gown is a very fitted mermaid in Mikado that starts with a beaded waistband and flows into a generous explosion of a two-tiered mermaid skirt, and finishes with a sweeping train.

    This two piece mermaid gown is such a glamorous look for not only a pageant, but for homecoming or prom, as well. And, with winter right around the corner, this is also a great choice for winter formal events... because it never gets more classy than winter white! All that you'll need to add is your very own crown to top the look off. This is definitely a one of a kind gown, and one that you can rock yourself, which is our favorite part about this look.

  • Miss America 2016: Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell!

    The 95 Annual Miss America pageant was a night to remember, from the various competitions of the pageant, to seeing gorgeous Sherri Hill dresses on the runway, to the moment of truth: seeing Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell being crowned... in a Panoply gown! As usual, all of the contestants wowed the crowd, but Betty took it to a whole new level and is our new Miss America 2016. Her opera performance showed off her unique and wonderful talent, and her thoughtful response when asked about the Tom Brady scandal showed just how up-to-date she is on current events.

    Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell

    Now that we have a new Miss America, it's time to learn more about her! E! Online recently got the scoop on our new pageant queen and put together 5 must-know things about her. Check them out below! Continue reading

  • Sherri Hill Named Official Gown Sponsor For Miss America Organization

    Our favorite dress designers are taking over the Miss America pageant left and right! Just last year, we had announced that Tony Bowls was the Official Evening Gown Sponsor for Miss America 2015. Well, we have a new surprise for the Miss America 2016 Pageant: organizers of the competition recently announced that Sherri Hill will be the event's official gown sponsor!

    Miss America 2016

    The designer's dresses will be featured during the live broadcast of the 95th Annual Miss America Competition in Rissy Roo's very own hometown of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The 2016 Miss America Competition will air on Sunday, September 13, on ABC-TV, so make sure not to miss out. Amongst getting to wear the crown and represent Miss America in various ways for an entire year, this year's winner will also wear Sherri Hill dresses to the various events and public appearances she attends throughout the year. Rocking Sherri Hill is definitely a perfect way to compliment any crown. Miss America 2015, Kira Kazantesev, certainly rocks Sherri Hill perfectly in the photo below, even without her crown on! Continue reading

  • Miss America 2015: Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev!

    We've kept you posted on the Miss America 2015 competition for a couple of months now because one of our favorite designers, Tony Bowls, is the exclusive evening gown sponsor of the event...and the wonderful pageant has officially come to an end as of last night! We're very excited to announce that Miss America 2015 is Kira Kazantsev of New York!

    Miss America 2015 Contestants

    Does something about that statement sound familiar? It's because this is the third year in a row that Miss New York took the Miss America crown...that's right, this is a threepeat! Last year, Nina Davuluri took the Miss America 2014 crown, and she must have been very happy to pass it down to her fellow New Yorker, Kira, last night.  That's not all, though...even Miss America 2013 was from New York, Mallory Hytes Hagan!

    Miss America 2015, Kira Kazantsev!

    While Kira is our new Miss America, all of the girls looked stunning... especially in their Tony Bowls dresses! The first runner up is Courtney Garrett, Miss Virginia, the second runner up was Ashton Campbell, Miss Arkansas, the third runner up was Victoria Cowen, Miss Florida, and the fourth runner up was Lauren Kuhn, Miss Massachusetts.

    Kira's got the smarts and talent all rolled up into one - she's a vocalist, and is a future law student, having been accepted to Fordham's law school. For her talent portion, Kira surprised everyone by singing Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor! And, she named combatting sexual assault in the military as the issue which she would want female U.S. Senators to press their male counterparts. She clearly has a very unique mind, very deserving of the Miss America crown!

    Kira was crowned in a stunning backless Tony Bowls couture white long sleeved gown. She looked so elegant and graceful in it! If you want her look for Prom, or Homecoming, go with Tony Bowls Evenings TBE11457, a long sleeve jersey slim-fitting gown with beaded triangle bodice inset, beaded center front, softly gathered front bodice, beaded cuffs, open back with cowl drape, and a skirt with a flared back and train.

    Tony Bowls Evenings TBE11457 Long Sleeve Gown

    Are you happy to see that Miss New York took the crown again? Leave a comment and let us know!

    Source: USA Today; Mel Evans, AP

  • Tony Bowls Miss America 2015 Custom Gown Giveaway!

    Back in April, we wrote an article about how one of our favorite dress designers Tony Bowls was announced the Official Evening Gown Sponsor of Miss America, which is to be held in September in our home town of Atlantic City, NJ. Well, September is finally here, and the Miss America 2014 Pageant is only 4 days away - this coming Sunday, September 14th! Between the pageant being held in South Jersey, and it featuring one of our very own dress designers, you better believe we're excited for Miss America 2014! We're also particularly excited because of some news about the pageant that was recently announced. Read on!

    For the first time in pageant history, every single contestant will wear a different gown by the same exact dress designer... you guessed it... Tony Bowls! Not only that, but designer Tony Bowls decided to create 53 custom gowns to showcase his designs to more than 10 million people who will be tuning in on September 14th.

    Miss Arizona Alexa Rogers

    Twitter was abuzz as each contestant received her custom gown before heading to Atlantic City. Miss Arizona Alexa Rogers tweeted, "Got my @TonyBowls @MissAmericaOrg gown today and WOW!! Beyond my wildest dreams! It. Is. Perfection."

    Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray tweeted, "It is here!! @JasmineSMurray loves her @MissAmericaOrg gown by @TonyBowls!"

    What's even more exciting is that the contestants are not the only ones who can get their hands on a custom Tony Bowls creation! One lucky pageant viewer will be able to look like Miss America at her Homecoming or Prom. Every woman in America will have the opportunity to win any gown that graces the Miss America stage. For the chance to win, simply visit, "Evening Gowns" and post a Tweet on Twitter or Like the Tony Bowls Fan Page.

    The lucky winner will be able to select her prize from the Miss America stage and Tony Bowls will personally make a replication of the dress according to her size. How cool is that - a Tony Bowls Miss America custom gown?! Talk about a unique Prom or Homecoming dress!

    Source: PRWeb.com

  • Miss America Announces Tony Bowls as Official Evening Gown Sponsor

    An important announcement from our very own hometown of Linwood, NJ! Tony Bowls has teamed up with Miss America to be the official Evening Gown sponsor of the pageant.

    Tony Bowls Miss America Partnership

     

    Here's Tony Bowls' press release about the partnership:

    The Miss America Organization and renowned designer Tony Bowls / Mon Cheri are thrilled to announce they have entered into a partnership to have Tony Bowls / Mon Cheri as the Official Evening Gown Sponsor of Miss America.

    Sam Haskell, III, Chairman and CEO of the Miss America Organization stated, "We are truly excited to have Tony Bowls and his company, Mon Cheri, now on board as the official evening gown provider/sponsor for the 2015 Miss America Competition. Tony is a master of detail in creating beautiful collections that will now grace the Miss America stage in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall this September."

    Tony Bowls' groundbreaking designs will showcase the 53 beautiful Miss America contestants and captivate the attention of millions of viewers. The Tony Bowls Collection will make its debut on the Miss America stage during this year's competition at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

    The Miss America Organization is excited to work with Tony Bowls to showcase his unique and stylish collections that will enhance the look of the show with added elegance and grace. Tall Pony Productions will once again produce the Miss America Competition and telecast on Sunday, September 14, 2014 live on ABC in the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

    According to Tony Bowls, "Miss America embodies the type of elegant confidence that inspires me as a designer. I'm beyond thrilled with this partnership and to be able to make pageant history with the Miss America Organization."

    Tony Bowls/Mon Cheri support the mission of The Miss America Organization and together, they are proud to continue helping young women across America in fulfilling their aspirations and their dreams for education. Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri was crowned last September upon the organization's return home to its birthplace in Atlantic City, New jersey and she will now serve as the new spokesperson for Tony Bowls/Mon Cheri.

    About Tony Bowls

    Tony Bowls, who is also official designer for the Miss America Outstanding Teen Pageant, has over 25 years within the evening wear industry. Tony is a two time DEBI Award Winner whose gowns are sold in numerous stores internationally. Bowls designs have been worn by several Miss Americas, featured on numerous television shows and has been the evening gown of choice for various celebrities during red carpet events.

    Head to the Tony Bowls section of RissyRoos.com to check out their beautiful dresses for prom, homecoming, and all other semi-formal and formal events!

    About Miss America

    The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. The Miss America Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization provides academic, community service and other scholarships to women between the ages of 17 and 24. Last year, the Miss America Foundation, together with the Miss America Organization and its state and local pageant organizations made available more than $45 million in total scholarship assistance. The Miss America Foundation, Inc. is a duly recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization.

    We can't wait to hear more about the Miss America Tony Bowls partnership, and definitely can't wait to watch the event in Atlantic City in September!

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