America's Yankee Ms.

Before the pageant

On Stage

Posing for Judges

Crowning Moment!

Preparing For Our First Photo

First Official Photo

and Miss

Congratulations From Heather

Congratulations From Janet

Time to say goodbye...


Saying goodbye

Congratulating Erica


The crowning


Another smile

First Official Photo

Rocky Hill

Bel taps


Future "Miss A?"

Sisterly duet

Last chance photo!

Last song!

Crowning Moment!

Crowning Moment!




Here I am before the pageant in the hallway of the North Haven Holiday Inn. Interestingly enough, it is another pageant taking place on Halloween day!





After my speech, I make my way across the stage.






Here I am posing for the judges.




The crowning moment happened October 31, 1999
in North Haven, Connecticut. Everyone laughed as the crown was too big and slipped right down to my neck!





We are all smiles as we prepare for our first official photo.


Our Director, Christina Couto, is on the far right. (She's pregnant with her first child!)







Next to me is Mary Mudry, America's Yankee Miss. She and I would soon embark on an overseas tour for the Department of Defense and the U.S.O. combined entertainment office. We traveled to Turkey, Italy and Greece to entertain the troops and their families.
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Outgoing Americas Yankee Miss, Heather Turner shares a smile and congratulates me after the pageant.






Janet congratulates me as well. She was the Talent Winner. We also find a common bond as we discover that she was a former Miss U.S.O.!



The time has now come for me to give up my title. It has been a wonderful year for me.



One last group photo in the afternoon of the outgoing Queens.










Christina was gracious enough to let me perform before I gave up my title.











One last chance for the outgoing Queens to pose for a photo.


















Congratulating the new America's Teen Yankee Miss, Erica Durso.

















Here I am crowing the new America's Yankee Ms.


Saying goodbye









All smiles for the Ms ladies!










  A chance for one last photo!









  We all pose for a family photo of new and outgoing Queens with our Director, Christina Couto.







This is the first time my new group, Troupe Q.T., makes an appearance. I am so excited to have my sister queens travel to Rocky Hill VA Hospital (CT) to perform for our Veterans.

Here is one of my guest queens, Maricsabel, tap dancing for the delighted Veterans.

Preparing for the National Pre-Teen Pageant nationals, another Couto queen, Molly O'Lena, performs her talent of clogging...
...and her sister Meghan charms the audience as she sings, "Someday, When I Am Miss America."

Jenny and Caitlin sing a duet together.