Brittany Ann Gordon crowned  Cover Model

at 2008 National American Miss
National Pageant at Disneyland

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Brittany Gordon wins Cover Model at 2008 NA Miss National Pageant

     Brittany Gordon of Pomeroy was crowned 2008 National Cover Model at the National All-American Miss pageant at Anaheim, CA. over the Thanksgiving Holiday. She competed with 50 other thirteen- to fifteen- year-old girls and was awarded a crown, sash and a dozen red roses. In addition to being crowned National Cover Girl, Brittany was awarded National Ambassador the first day of the pageant for positively portraying National American Miss in the media. Brittany won this award for getting press coverage for her pageant entry and her service projects over the last three years. Her prizes included a sash, crown,  and a trophy. Brittany also won the Spirit of America Award.

   Brittany competed in many areas at the Thanksgiving week event including talent, public speaking, volunteer service, fitness, art and creative writing, formal wear, interview, and personal introduction on stage. Her Spokesmodel speech for the public speaking contest was The Importance of Perseverance. For her talent presentation, Brittany sang "The Last Rose of Summer."

   The six days of competition wasn't all work. The 50 thirteen- to fifteen-year-olds enjoyed a VIP tour of Hollywood with a little window shopping on Rodeo Drive and a day at Disneyland which included a picnic with the Disney Characters, (because of rain it was held at Disney Stage 17 in California Adventure ), a seventies theme party and a Black-tie Thanksgiving Banquet. These events included the entire family. The National American Miss pageant awarded over $75,000 in cash, prizes and scholarships at the six levels of the competition. The winner of each level's queen title was awarded many prizes in addition to the scholarships including a new 2008 convertible Mustang!

   Giving away a new car to the queens was a new addition this year. Brittany has set her eyes on that car next year, since she will be getting her driver's license just before next national pageant. Brittany has been involved with National American Miss since she was nine. According to her father it is not all about winning titles and prizes, Brittany has learned many skills that will be useful throughout her life.

   "We think she has gained poise and self-confidence that is sadly lacking in many of today's young ladies. She has also honed her interview and public speaking skills," said her mother Beverly Adams-Gordon.

   The National American Miss Pageant is dedicated to celebrating America's greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Each year, the pageant awards thousands in scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide. All activities are age-appropriate and family-oriented. No make-up is allowed on girls younger than 13, suggestive movements in talent routines, or revealing clothing at any event are also not allowed at the pageant. The winner is selected based on inner beauty, as well as poise, presentation, and talents. Emphasis is placed on the importance of gaining self-confidence, learning new skills, learning good attitudes about competition, and setting and achieving personal goals. All participants are required to participate in community or volunteer service projects. The pageant seeks to recognize the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for the future.


Pictures of Brittany at this year's  National Pageant

Pictures of Brittany at this year's  State Pageant (coming soon)


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