Who are the Top Pageant Girls to Follow on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook? Here is thePageantGuy.com's Top 25 Pageant Girls to Follow on Social Media for September 2014.
This month's list includes 2 newcomers and a brand new #1 to top our Top 25 list! With the new Miss America 2015, Kira Kazantsev, crowned and the pageant and non-related pageant coverage that soon followed, it was a no brainer that Kira should top the list. Take a look at current and former pageant girls relevant in today's pageant world, those succeeding outside of pageantry, up-and-comers to keep an eye on, and a few who are way too entertaining not to follow!
Again, not included in the rankings are celebrity icons such as Oprah or official pageant accounts like @MissUniverse, @MissUSA, or @MissAmerica.
Agree? Disagree? Do you know someone that should be on this list for next month? Let me know here! (photos courtesy of Twitter)
1) Kira Kazantsev Twitter | Instagram (NEW)
Newly crowned Miss America 2015, Kira Kazantsev, tops this month's Top 25 list, rightfully so as the 3rd Miss New York in a row to win the coveted Miss America title. As is the case with nearly every new national titleholder, scrutiny follows close behind. This year it was Kira's "red cup" talent performance and sorority hazing allegations. However, if Kira's follows her previous New York predecessors, she too will have an incredible year of service and promoting her platform across the country.
2) Nia Sanchez Twitter | Instagram (DOWN 1)
Recently crowned Miss USA 2014, her personal social media accounts are exactly that...a glimpse into her personal life. Follow her as she lives her dream as Miss USA, her relationship with her pageant sisters and her close friends, an upbeat positive attitude on life, and her unwavering faith.
3) Maria Menounos Twitter | Instagram (DOWN 1)
This former Miss Massachusetts Teen USA is undoubtedly one of the more accomplished women in entertainment today. After spending over 10 years working as a host/correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, and Extra!, Maria recently signed on with E! Entertainment to host her own show, Untold with Maria Menounos.
4) Amy Willerton Twitter | Instagram (DOWN 1)
As the first British woman to place in the Top 10 at Miss Universe in over 30 years, the popularity of this former Miss Great Britain Universe continues to rise. With nearly 1 million followers on her social media accounts, could this Darling of the UK become the next British Invasion?
5) Kenya Moore Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
From movie roles to television appearances, there's been no stopping this "Real Housewife" and former Miss USA. Since 2012, Kenya has been the shining star of Bravo's hit show The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Be prepared to watch more of Moore (couldn't resist) as a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice 7 airing sometime in 2014.
6) Shanna Moakler Twitter | Instagram (DOWN 2)
Even after a career in entertainment spanning nearly 2 decades, who still doesn't enjoy watching what Shanna does next! Always speaking true to her heart on social media and on her VH1 hit show, Hollywood Exes, this former Miss USA has crowned 2 Miss USA's in the past 4 years serving as a Miss USA state director.
7) Allie LaForce Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
This former Miss Teen USA is the new face of female sports reporters whom you'll now see on the sidelines of SEC college football games on CBS. Effortlessly comfortable on camera, coupled with her love of sports, Ali's meteoric rise to the top is no surprise!
8) Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
I'm not a huge follower of the children's pageant system, but over the past year "Honey Boo Boo" has undoubtedly captured the attention and laughter (often times ridicule) of America. Love it or hate it, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has established itself as one of the most popular reality shows on television.
9) Gretchen Carlson Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
This former Miss America served as the co-host of Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends since 2006 until her departure last year. Gretchen now hosts her own weekday daytime news program on Fox called The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson. Follow her to stay updated on all of the country's pressing news stories.
10) Megan Alexander Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
This former pageant girl from Washington has been a correspondent for Inside Edition since 2007 and has not looked back! Aside from traveling across the country for the latest news story, not only does she remain active in pageantry as an emcee for NAMiss, this woman of faith also finds time to volunteer for numerous charities. Along with her usual duties at Inside Edition, you can also find her covering NFL Football this fall on CBS.
11) Susie Castillo Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
One look at Susie's resume over the past 10 years will reveal that she is one of the most successful Miss USA's to work in Hollywood. From her beginnings on MTV as a VJ and host on TRL, to countless television, movie, and hosting roles, to her current role as Oxygen Network's on-air personality, Susie doesn't stop there, She's still involved in pageantry as one-half of the pageant coaching duo, Pageantology.
12) Katherine Webb Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
Last year, then Katherine Webb would've easily topped our Top 25 list. After rising to celebrity stardom since being spotted in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game, Katherine was featured in Sports Illustrated, starred in a celebrity reality show, and recently married AJ McCarron, famed Alabama quarterback. Now as Katherine McCarron, I'm curious to see what's next for this former Miss Alabama USA.
13) Kim Gravel Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
Kim Gravel debuted and starred in her reality show last year on Lifetime, Kim of Queens. Apart from her show, this pageant entrepreneur also runs a full-service coaching/cosmetics business. So what's next for this former Miss Georgia? Well she's back on Lifetime for a 2nd season of her hit reality show. A positive reality show about pageantry? Really!? That's why I'm a fan of Kim!
14) Alyssa Campanella Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
If you follow Alyssa on social media, you would think that this former Miss USA is still in reign. Whether it's traveling the world, making red carpet appearances, wearing the latest in fashion, and even making it to a few pageants...Alyssa does it in true style. The best part is that she now shares it with you in her new lifestyle and fashion blog, JumpersAndJasmine.com.
15) Kirsten Haglund Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
Since giving up her crown as Miss America 2008, Kirsten has been busy helping educate and increase awareness about eating disorders through her organization, the Kirsten Haglund Foundation. In addition to her tireless efforts battling this disease nationwide, Kristen frequently appears as a panelist on multiple Fox News Channel programs weighing in on women's health and celebrity issues.
16) Brittany Oldehoff Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
A Top 5 finalist at Miss USA 2014, not only has Brittany graced the covers of GQ and FHM, walked the runway for the top fashion houses, appeared as the face for Conair Hair, but she recently signed with Trump Model Management in New York. Follow Brittany to find out what's next for this former Miss Florida USA.
17) Olivia Culpo Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
Still dating pop star Nick Jonas, this former Miss Universe still remains in the headlines in her post pageant life. Like everyone else (including her nearly 500k social media followers), aren't you interested what this power couple is up to next?
18) Kandice Pelletier Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
This former Miss New York and Radio City Rockette was featured on MTV also competed on The Amazing Race...twice! What is she up to now? She's the creator of own swimsuit line, Kandice Pelletier Swimwear and is the official swimwear sponsor for the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants.
19) Amy Diaz Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
Amy Diaz is a winner. Not only was this former Miss Rhode Island USA and Miss Rhode Island Teen USA successful in pageantry (she also won Miss Earth 2009), but she also won The Amazing Race last year, sharing the $1 million grand prize with her partner.
20) Joanne Nosuchinsky Twitter | Instagram (NEW)
This former Miss New York USA debuts on our Top 25 list and is certainly one to follow in the months to come! First appearing on Fox News' Red Eye just over 1 year ago, this New Yorker is now the co-host and featured panelist on the cable news network's late night show. What's next for this former off-Broadway actress and pageant girl turned Fox New contributor...follow Joanne to find out!
21) Kristen Dalton Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
A true beauty on the inside and outside, this former Miss USA does it all. Modeling, hosting, guest appearances, speaking engagements, and blogging. Kristen is the current national spokesmodel for LA Fitness and the founder of SheIsMore.com, a women's empowerment blog sharing stories of encouragement, inspiration, and faith.
22) Sydney Robertson Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
The sixteen-year-old, current Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2014 is one of the youngest to appear in our Top 25 list, yet holds her own with some of giants in our industry. Since her recent placement in Top 5 at the Miss Teen USA 2014 pageant, this blonde, pixie cut darling has been featured in the Hairstyle Guide magazine and in Teen Vogue. Follow Sydney to see what's next for this rising star!
23) Kamie Crawford Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
Whether shes talking music, TV, sports, pop culture, or pageants…this former Miss Teen USA is truly entertaining to follow on social media. Make no mistake, Kamie ALWAYS spits real talk! Still highly involved in pageantry, Kamie works closely with the Miss District of Columbia USA pageant with her mother, who serves as the state director.
24) Sydney Graus Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
A former Miss Wyoming Teen USA, currently signed with Elite and Wilhelmina, this up and coming model was one of a handful recently invited to Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Casting Call. Will she be in the 2015 issue? Follow Sydney to stay updated as she ascends in her modeling career.
25) Shandi Finnessey Twitter | Instagram (SAME)
Shandi IS the reason why #WCW is in existence. This former Miss USA has enjoyed success on the pageant stage and in Hollywood. From numerous television hosting roles, acting roles, modeling, and even a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, what's Shandi up to now? Well, she's currently a correspondent for OK! TV, and remains active in pageantry as the co-founder of Pageantology, a pageant coaching business.
This article was written by Will the Pageant Guy
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