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Kattera’s Fave List – Miss USA 2013


It saddens me that I wasn’t able to properly cover Miss USA 2013. But I am just as enthusiastic to share with you the girls who made a mark during the course of the pageant and my favorites to place in the finale later today! My fave list for Miss USA 2013 is a bit different from my previous lists. This is just plain old enumeration of my favorites! I wish all the ladies the best of luck in the finale!

Thanks to http://www.missusa.com for the pictures that were used in the collage!

The Alternatives

Alternatives

North Carolina (Ashley Love-Mills)

Michigan (Jaclyn Schultz)

New Hampshire (Amber Faucher)

Ohio (Kristin Smith)

California (Mabelynn Capeluj)

Top 16

Top16

16th: Florida (Michelle Aguirre)

15th Nevada (Chelsea Caswell)

14th: New York (Joanne Nosuchinsky)

13th: Louisiana (Kristen Girault)

12th: Texas (Ali Nugent)

11th: West Virginia (Chelsea Welch)

Top 10

Top10

10th: Connecticut (Erin Brady)

9th: South Carolina (Megan Pinckney)

8th: Maryland (Kasey Staniszewski)

7th: Oklahoma (Makenzie Muse)

6th: Illinois (Stacie Juris)

Top 5

Top5

4th Runner-up: Utah (Marissa Powell)

3rd Runner-up: New Jersey (Libell Duran)

2nd Runner-up: Minnesota (Danielle Hooper)

1st Runner-up: Virginia (Shannon McAnally)

Miss USA 2013: Alabama (Mary Margaret McCord)

–Kattera–

Miss USA 2013 (13th Update): Preliminary Competition Video


Due to the time difference, the schedule for the preliminary competition of Miss USA 2013 was in conflict with the schedule of my day job. So, I wasn’t able to see it via live streaming. Thank you to some kind-hearted individual, we can all see the preliminary competition because a video was uploaded just hours after the show. Sharing the video to you:


Video Credits: fabianf8 of YouTube

Why is preliminary competition so important! For Miss USA (and also Miss Universe), preliminary competition is actually the first battle royal for the candidates because through this competition, the Top 15 will be decided upon! The competition is usually divided into 3 parts: swimsuit and evening gown (which is open to public) and a closed-door interview. So this is literally the “make-or-break” competition for the delegates! Now, who performed well in the preliminary competition of Miss USA 2013?

“Had Me at Hello” – The girls who made great first impression! 

Alabama (Mary Margaret McCord), Connecticut (Erin Brady), Florida (Michelle Aguirre), Georgia (Brittany Sharp), Illinois (Stacie Juris), Kansas (Staci Klinginsmith), Maryland (Kasey Staniszewski), Mississippi (Paromita Mitra), New Hampshire (Amber Faucher), Ohio (Kristen Smith), Oklahoma (Makenzie Muse), South Carolina (Megan Pinckney) and Virginia (Shannon McAnally).

“Elegance at Its Finest” - The girls who glided in their evening gown in a very elegant manner :D

Alabama, Connecticut, District of Columbia (Jessica Frith), Iowa (Richelle Orr),  Louisiana (Kristen Girault), Maine (Ali Clair), Maryland, Massachusetts (Sarah Kidd), Nevada (Chelsea Caswell), New Jersey (Libell Duran), New York (Joanne Nosuchinsky), North Carolina (Ashley Love-Mills), Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah (Marissa Powell), Virginia, Washington (Cassandra Searles) and West Virginia (Chelsea Welch)

“Confidently Fit” – The ladies who are confident in their swimsuit because they are fit :D

Alabama, California (Mabelynn Capeluj), Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota (Jessica Albers), Texas (Ali Nugent), Utah and Virginia.

So, you’ve seen my favorites from the preliminary competition of Miss USA 2013. This will have the biggest impact as I complete my fave list. Please feel free to share your faves by leaving a comment below.

–Kattera–

Miss USA 2013 (8th Update): The Evening Gown Photos


I posted HERE the pictures of Miss USA 2013 candidates from the Great Gatsby – inspired photo shoot with The Fadil Berisha. Now, I am ready to share the evening gown photos of the candidates.

What am I looking for in an evening gown photo of a candidate? I usually look at the choice of gown. Sometimes, it boils down to the fit and appropriateness of the chosen gown. I also observe on the sophistication of the photo. This covers the pose, hand placements and angles. So let’s check all the evening gown photos and verify who nailed this round.

Photo Credits: Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP (www.missuniverse.com/missusa)

Alabama – Mary Margaret McCord

Alaska – Melissa McKinney

Arizona – Rachel Massie

Arkansas – Hannah Billingsley

California – Mabelynn Capeluj

Colorado – Amanda Wiley

Connecticut – Erin Brady

Delaware – Rachel Baiocco

District of Columbia – Jessica Frith

Florida – Michelle Aguirre

Georgia – Brittany Sharp

Hawaii – Brianna Acosta

Idaho – Marissa Wickland

Illinois – Stacie Juris

Indiana – Emily Hart

Iowa – Richelle Orr

Kansas – Staci Klinginsmith

Kentucky – Allie Leggett

Louisiana – Kristen Girault

Maine – Ali Clair

Maryland – Kasey Staniszewski

Massachusetts – Sarah Kidd

Michigan – Jaclyn Schultz

Minnesota – Danielle Hooper

Mississippi – Paromita Mitra

Missouri – Ellie Holtman

Montana – Kacie West

Nebraska – Ellie Lorenzen

Nevada – Chelsea Caswell

New Hampshire – Amber Faucher

New Jersey – Libell Duran

New Mexico – Kathleen Danzer

New York – Joanne Nosuchinsky

North Carolina – Ashley Love-Mills

North Dakota – Stephanie Erickson

Ohio – Kristen Smith

Oklahoma – Makenzie Muse

Oregon – Gabrielle Neilan

Pennsylvania – Jessica Billings

Rhode Island – Brittany Stenovitch

South Carolina – Megan Pinckney

South Dakota – Jessica Albers

Tennessee – Brenna Mader

Texas – Ali Nugent

Utah – Marissa Powell

Vermont – Sarah Westbrook

Virginia – Shannon McAnally

Washington – Cassandra Searles

West Virginia – Chelsea Welch

Wisconsin – Chrissy Zamora

Wyoming – Courtney Gifford

I am underwhelmed with the quality of gowns…

However, there are some who scored really exquisite evening gowns here!

Please watch out for my Top 10 favorite evening gowns…

VOTE for your favorite Miss USA 2013 candidate!

Click HERE to VOTE!

–Kattera–

Miss USA 2013 (7th Update): The Great Gatsby-Inspired Glam Shots


I mentioned HERE about the photoshoot of Miss USA 2013 candidates with The Fadil Berisha. Now, the Glam Shots were released and they are just amazeballs! The girls did deliver and the pictures are glamorous and enchanting! The candidates and Mr. Berisha treated us with a Great Gatsby-inspired Glam Shots.

I did a quick research and it seems that if we will follow a Great Gatsby theme, we are talking about flapper dresses, pearls and chic headbands. You also have to consider that Great Gatsby equates to luxury, glitzy and excess. Now, remember these all because these are my basis in choosing my favorite glam shots.

Photo Credits: Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP (www.missuniverse.com/missusa)

Alabama – Mary Margaret McCord

Alaska – Melissa McKinney

Arizona – Rachel Massie

Arkansas – Hannah Billingsley

California – Mabelynn Capeluj

Colorado – Amanda Wiley

Connecticut – Erin Brady

Delaware – Rachel Baiocco

District of Columbia – Jessica Frith

Florida – Michelle Aguirre

Georgia – Brittany Sharp

Hawaii – Brianna Acosta

Idaho – Marissa Wickland

Illinois – Stacie Juris

Indiana – Emily Hart

Iowa – Richelle Orr

Kansas – Staci Klinginsmith

Kentucky – Allie Leggett

Louisiana – Kristen Girault

Maine – Ali Clair

Maryland – Kasey Staniszewski

Massachusetts – Sarah Kidd

Michigan – Jaclyn Schultz

Minnesota – Danielle Hooper

Mississippi – Paromita Mitra

Missouri – Ellie Holtman

Montana – Kacie West

Nebraska – Ellie Lorenzen

Nevada – Chelsea Caswell

New Hampshire – Amber Faucher

New Jersey – Libell Duran

New Mexico – Kathleen Danzer

New York – Joanne Nosuchinsky

North Carolina – Ashley Love-Mills

North Dakota – Stephanie Erickson

Ohio – Kristen Smith

Oklahoma – Makenzie Muse

Oregon – Gabrielle Neilan

Pennsylvania – Jessica Billings

Rhode Island – Brittany Stenovitch

South Carolina – Megan Pinckney

South Dakota – Jessica Albers

Tennessee – Brenna Mader

Texas – Ali Nugent

Utah – Marissa Powell

Vermont – Sarah Westbrook

Virginia – Shannon McAnally

Washington – Cassandra Searles

West Virginia – Chelsea Welch

Wisconsin – Chrissy Zamora

Wyoming – Courtney Gifford

I am hoping that you enjoyed the glam shots because I am in heaven with these photos. Who are your favorites?!? Feel free to leave a comment…

VOTE for you favorite Miss USA 2013 candidate in our poll. Our poll is for FREE and voting is UNLIMITED. To vote, click HERE!

– Kattera –

Miss USA 2013 Poll


I introduced to you the official candidates of Miss USA 2013 HERE. I hope that you already have your bets because I am officially opening my very own Miss USA 2013 Poll. As a tradition of my blog, this poll will give you a chance to vote for your favorite Miss USA 2013 candidate. Why should I vote?!? – a reader/friend asked me before. Simple, I am sure that as a fan you want to see your favorite on top of “everything” – ranking, poll, predictions, etc. So help your candidate be on top of this poll by voting.

Before you vote, remember that: (1) This poll will NOT affect the official results of Miss USA 2013 (2) This poll is not a sponsored poll and is solely for the use of this blog and (3) This poll is FREE and voting is UNLIMITED! So, start voting now and express your LOVE for your candidate!

Thanks again for voting!!!

– Kattera –

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Miss USA 2013 (1st Update): The Official Candidates


I went to heaven the moment I heard about the official start of Miss USA 2013. This is really one of the pageants that I follow. The pageant is owned by Miss Universe Organization which means that the pageant production quality is superb. The winner of the pageant will represent USA in Miss Universe 2013 and you know that Miss USA is one of the most talked about pageant in every Miss Universe competition. Upon reviewing the picture of the official candidates, I also saw a lot of beautiful ladies armed with picture-perfect faces! I am all excited and giddy :D

Click HERE to vote for your favorite Miss USA 2013 candidate. Voting is FREE and is UNLIMITED!

So, to start my official Miss USA 2013 coverage, here are the 51 lovely candidates!

Photo Credits: http://www.missusa.com

Alabama – Mary Margaret McCord

Alaska – Melissa McKinney

Arizona – Rachel Massie

Arkansas – Hannah Billingsley

California – Mabelynn Capeluj

Colorado – Amanda Wiley

Connecticut – Erin Brady

Delaware – Rachel Baiocco

District of Columbia – Jessica Frith

Florida – Michelle Aguirre

Georgia – Brittany Sharp

Hawaii – Brianna Acosta

Idaho – Marissa Wickland

Illinois – Stacie Juris

Indiana – Emily Hart

Iowa – Richelle Orr

Kansas – Staci Klinginsmith

Kentucky – Allie Leggett

Louisiana – Kristen Girault

Maine – Ali Clair

Maryland – Kasey Staniszewski

Massachusetts – Sarah Kidd

Michigan – Jaclyn Schultz

Minnesota – Danielle Hooper

Mississippi – Paromita Mitra

Missouri – Ellie Holtman

Montana – Kacie West

Nebraska – Ellie Lorenzen

Nevada – Chelsea Caswell

New Hampshire – Amber Faucher

New Jersey – Libell Duran

New Mexico – Kathleen Danzer

New York – Joanne Nosuchinsky

North Carolina – Ashley Love-Mills

North Dakota – Stephanie Erickson

Ohio – Kristin Smith

Oklahoma – Makenzie Muse

Oregon – Gabrielle Neilan

Pennsylvania – Jessica Billings

Rhode Island – Brittany Stenovitch

South Carolina – Megan Pinckney

South Dakota – Jessica Albers

Tennessee – Brenna Mader

Texas – Ali Nugent

Utah – Marissa Powell

Vermont – Sarah Westbrook

Virginia – Shannon McAnally

Washington – Cassandra Searles

West Virginia – Chelsea Welch

Wisconsin – Chrissy Zamora

Wyoming – Courtney Gifford

Who are your favorites…

Care to share?!?

– Kattera –

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