Road to Miss America 2012:
Miss Michigan 2011 will be held on June 18, 2011 at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts. The winner will represent Michigan in Miss America 2012.
Pageant activities begin Muskegon June 15 when preliminary competitions for Miss Michigan 2011 and Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts. Preliminaries for the two pageants continue on Thursday. Teen finals are on Friday, and a new Miss Michigan will be chosen Saturday night. Winner of the Miss Michigan pageant will travel to Las Vegas in January to compete for the Miss America 2012 crown. Winner of the teen pageant travels to Orlando in August for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant.
Katie LaRoche is the reigning Miss Michigan 2010, while Brooke Rowland is Miss Michigan’s 2010 Outstanding Teen.
“The experience competing for the title of Miss America and spending time with these young women from across our nation was truly incredible,” Katie wrote on her blog. “It is always a blessing to share a piece of yourself with a group of strangers, but to share it with a group of inspiring, kind, internally beautiful and driven women was beyond words.”