Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Our Very Own Beauty Queen!

From July 7 thru 10, 2011, our very own Carol Tuohy represented the Virgin Islands as Mrs. U.S. Virgin Islands in the United States All World Beauties Pageant held at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg, Illinois.

There were 17 other contestants, the oldest of them being 40; she is 71!  She won Best Talent by doing ribbon dancing - she danced to the Everly Brothers song “Wake Up, Little Susie.”  She started with a “poodle skirt” which was then ripped off to reveal a black leotard for dancing!  At her age, she still can jump high in the air, get down on the floor and back up with no assistance, all the while twirling her ribbons on sticks.  The crowd went wild!

She also won Best Fashion Wear.  She wore a black sleeveless sheath dress with a drop waist, a hounds-tooth black and white long scarf through the belt loops, black and white jewelry, black and white heels, and topped it all off with a black straw hat with a turned up brim of black and white hounds-tooth.  All the other contestants wore cocktail dresses, she thought she did the wrong thing, but went with it. And what do you know, it must have pleased the judges!

She would have loved to bring the title home, but 1st Runner-Up was not bad... =)

She has won 3 titles in the past 10 years representing the Virgin Islands: 
Ms. V.I. Senior America 2001, Ms. Senior Sweetheart of America 2008,
and Ms. Classic Queen of Hope 2010.

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