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New Miss Iowa Crowned!!!

The new Miss Iowa 2007 was crowned on Saturday night at North Scott High School in Eldridge, Iowa.

Crowning of Miss Iowa 2007 by Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

Her name is Diana Reed, Miss Capital City, who is 23 years old and a student at the University of Iowa where she received the Highest Distinction, a 4.0, and has been the Golden Girl from 2002-2006!  Diana is also a Ten Time National Show Twirl Champ, the 2004 Iowa State Fair Talent Search Champ!  Her career ambition is to perform on Broadway and open a Baton and Dance Studio.  Diana's proud parents are Douglas & Debra Reed of Norwalk, Iowa (where Diana was the 2002 Valedictorian of Norwalk High School).

                                   Miss Iowa 2007

She excelled at her interview session with the judges on Thursday afternoon, which score carries a 25% weight for the competition!  Her platform is Keeping Character Alive: The Importance of Character Education.  During the interview, contestants must: exhibit strong communication competencies (speech, vocabulary, and grammar); show leadership and a sense of accomplishment; have knowledge of and commitment to a community service advocacy issue; have validated aspirations, opinions and responses; and have qualities, abilities and sincere desire to be Miss America!

Miss Iowa 2007 and Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

She also did very well with the lifestyle and fitness and evening wear portions which she competed in on Thursday evening.  Criteria for these two areas include: physical fitness; sense of confidence and stage presence; drive, energy, charisma and composure; walk, posture, carriage and grace; style and personality; physical beauty; and appropriate attire.  These two competitions together carry a total of 35% of her total score.

On Friday night, Diana excelled in the Talent competition   Her Dance Twirl performance was flawless as she proudly and ambitiously entertained the audience.  Her excitement and enthusiasm is very contagious!  The talent portion carries a weight of 35% by itself and is therefore the single most important aspect of the total competition.  Contestants must show: true talent and entertainment abilities; interpretive ability; technical skill level (execution, technique, synchronization, and control); stage presence and on-stage personality; totality of all elements (including costume, props, voice, use of body, and choreography).  Diana competed against some excellent talent including Anne Michael Langguth, Miss Johnson County, who won the Talent competition and received the Lucky Lang Realtor(R) Award which included a college scholarship!

Friday Night Talent Winner - Anne Michael Langguth by Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

Diana also had her On-Stage Question portion on Friday night (it actually is comprised of two questions) which she handled well.  This is no surprise as she was featured in 2006 as Fortune Small Business Management Magazine's Student Entrepreneur, named the 2007 Outstanding Business Student, and is President of the Beta Gamma Honor Society!  During this phase contestants earn 5% of their total score and must show: an ability to articulate both a sincere, engaging personality and her own opinions; confidence and stage presence; an ability to answer the questions in the time allotted and in context; and an ability to be a spokesperson for the Miss America Organization.

                                   Miss Iowa 2007 with new fur by Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

Miss Iowa will go on to compete next year in Las Vegas for the title of Miss America.  The Miss America Organization is the single largest source of college scholarships for women in the world!  She also will be the National Goodwill Ambassador for the Children's Miracle Network by making appearances throughout the country at the 170 children's hospitals that help over 17 million children every year!  The total in-kind scholarships offered to 2007 Miss Iowa contestants is $631,400!  The Miss America Organization and it's state and local organizations together have made available over $45 million in cash and college scholarship assistance to the thousands of women who have competed throughout 2007!

Miss Iowa 2006 Emily Nicholas by Lucky Lang qcfsbr.com

Farewell to Emily Nicholas, Miss Iowa 2006.  We wish you continued success as you prepare for your career and your marriage in September to Cory.

Lucky :)

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Comment balloon 14 commentsLucky Lang • June 10 2007 12:29PM

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I meant to comment on this one!  I subscribe to yours and when I scrolled down ....I scrolled down past the pictures to the second one!  Okay...I repeat...must have been hard work for you to do this one! Haha!
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 12 years ago

Sally,

I wish I would've taken a video of her talent to do a "YouTube" on here.  She was fantastic!

She is a talented, articulate, smart young lady who will have a very bright future!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Marco Island) almost 12 years ago

Got get 'em Diana!

-from a fromer Iowa as of two years ago.

Posted by David Lang (The Lang Team - Keller Williams Realty) almost 12 years ago

Very nice job on the entry, Lucky.

 It looks like it was a great time! 

 

Conrats Miss Iowa!

Posted by Lois almost 12 years ago

David,

Where are you from in Iowa?

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Marco Island) almost 12 years ago
Congratulations!  looks like a fun time.  thanks for the post.
Posted by Ron Pickett, REALTOR® Coldwell Banker Laguna Beach (Coldwell Banker Global Luxury) almost 12 years ago

Lois,

It was an excellent event!  The talent of the young ladies, the talent of the Iowa Dancers from Above the Barre Dance Academy, the singing talents of Andrew Robinson and Paula Perez, Jim Mertens as emcee, and all the production workers behind the scene made for a fantastic 3 nights of entertainment!

Davenport, Iowa is very fortunate to have the honor of hosting this event since 1965!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Marco Island) almost 12 years ago

Ron,

As you can tell, your California Girls have got nothing on our Iowa Girls! :)

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Marco Island) almost 12 years ago
What a difficult chore, but SOMEONE had to blog about this, right?  ;o) 
Posted by Sarah Cooper (Real Estate Shows) almost 12 years ago
Lucky, showed this to my hubby.  He is from Pella and loves stories on anything from Iowa.  Thanks for the great post.  Must have been a hard job!  LOL
Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX) almost 12 years ago

Sarah,

I took a break from my alphabetical meme list to cover this story just for you!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Marco Island) almost 12 years ago

Kay,

With a last name like Van Kampen, it's no wonder you have roots to Pella! 

Pella is one of the cleanest cities in the country!

Their tulip festival is unbelievable!

The Dutch bakeries with the famous Dutch Letters are to die for!

Someday I'll have to do a post on it!

Thanks for stopping by.

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Marco Island) almost 12 years ago
I'm glad to see that the judges take talent into consideration, I think it says allot that some one can win a beauty pagent through hard work!
Posted by Don Smith almost 12 years ago

Don,

The interview session can be very difficult as well!  The average person in the public wouldn't be able to successfully keep their composure while fielding various questions on heavy subjects from five different judges for several minutes straight! 

Diana, being a 4.0 student at Iowa, is one smart cookie who handled her interview well!

Thanks for stopping by.

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Marco Island) almost 12 years ago

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