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MS. AMERICA PAGEANT
 
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The MS. America Pageant is not
associated with the MISS America Pageant.
  • MISS AMERICA is for single women 17-24 years of age. MissAmerica.org
  • MS. AMERICA is for women 26 years of age and up who are single, divorced or married, with or without children.
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Ms. America® 2016, Amanda Wamunyima from Orlando, Florida was crowned Ms. America 2016 at the Curtis Theater in Brea, California on August 29, 2015. This year’s pageant was comprised of four distinctive areas of competition included: Evening Gown, Interview, Sportswear and Finalist On-Stage Question. Ms. America 2016, Amanda Wamunyima’s walk across the stage to accept the crown marked her first steps on a journey that will take her from spotlight to spotlight representing women 26 years of age and up who are single divorced or married with a dedicated platform or cause they are an advocate for. Amanda Wamunyima, Ms. America 2016 is a model, actress, entrepreneur, CNN iReporter and TV host.  She is a humanitarian, Founder of ieEmbrace organization, that helps provide medical supplies to hospitals in underserved nations.  She is looking forward to volunteer with the American Red Cross during her reign, raising awareness through her WE ARE UNITED program. 

First Runner-up:  Ms. Utah - Julie Harman
Second Runner-up: Ms. District of Columbia - Allison Hill
Third Runner-up: Ms. California - LaHoma Caudill
Fourth Runner-up: Ms. Florida - Dee Lane
 
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Ms. America International® 2016 is for women 40 Years and up. This years title went to E-Dee Martin from Ms. Colorado. E-Dee works to inspire others to go from helpless to helpful by reminding them we all have the power to make a difference in someone’s life “one starfish at a time”.  A Colorado native, E-Dee enjoys home improvement projects, weight lifting, movie night and spending time with friends and family including her three Miniature Schnauzer fur-babies.  Ms. Martin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management and is a Vice President with one of the largest bank-owned equipment leasing/financing companies in the United States.
 
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Ms. International® 2016 went to Deborah Valis-Flynn, Ms. South Carolina. Deborah has more than 25 years of volunteerism which spans the country as a National Ambassador for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and as a fundraiser and volunteer for several children's charities and child advocacy centers. She currently dedicates her time instructing "SMART GIRLS" group sessions and addressing women's organizations on women's health and wellness. Deborah has received more than 30 awards for her professional and civic work.
 
SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS
 
Internet Voting Award - Ms. South Carolina, Deborah Valis-Flynn
Spirit of America - Ms. Illinois, Deborah Tuttle
Power of the Crown - Ms. Oregon, Desiree Quinn
Crown for a Purpose - Ms. Pennsylvania, Rena McQuaig
Media Award - Ms. Michigan, Rachael Adams
Woman of Distinction - Ms. North Carolina, Lisa Hedin
Photogenic Award - Ms. Southeast, DeAnna Emborski
Congeniality Award - Ms. Utah, Julie Harman
Community Service Award - Ms. Florida, Dee Lane
 
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