Friday, January 18, 2013

Miss Wyoming Represents Ranchers In Miss America Pageant

In 2009, former 4-H member Katie Stam wowed the judges and earned the crown, all while boasting about her good old days representing the four-leaf clover of 4H. In 2011, Miss America Teresa Scanlan’s winning platform stressed the importance of agriculture to support our nation’s economy. In fact, she often called farmers and ranchers the “backbone” of the U.S. economy. The 2013 Miss America pageant aired over the weekend, and the third runner-up was Miss Wyoming Lexie Madden. She was stunning in a timeless black dress, with a talent of a piano number she composed herself, and her interview reflected her rural upbringing in the small town of Torrington, where she participated in 4-H and showed goats. "I actually used to show goats in 4H. I know that's something very unique and odd, but it was fun and it taught me a lot about responsibility," Madden said during her pageant interview...more

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