Fashion Show Cruise!
Cruise, you say? That’s right… the S.S. Wrangler from the Red WilkCruise Lines embarked from The Orleans Showroom tonight with a BOAT LOAD of beautiful contestants in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant.
The master of the ship, Captain Creed Roberts, set the stage for each port of call. The contestants were divided into two groups. The first “port of call” was Mardi Gras in New Orleans, which featured all of the contestants modeling clothes from Wrangler. The second “Port of Call” was Viva Las Vegas, featuring contestants Alabama through Montana The third “Port of Call” was Aloha Hawaii, featuring contestants Nebraska through Wyoming doing a Hawaiian dance. The fourth “Port of Call” was the Mexican Riviera Fiesta and the first group of contestants came out with maracas and did the limbo. The final port of call was Rock ‘n Roll in New York, and the contestants had sunglasses and pink guitars.
Captain Creed welcomed some special guests onto the cruise, including the pageant judges, the escorts: Mr. Berlyn Miller from LasVegas Events, Mr. Joe Hertz - Wrangler Vice President and General Manager, Mr. Craig Errington - Wrangler VP of Consumer Marketing, and Kelly Baxley, from the MRA Scholarship Foundation.
Special entertainment was provided by MJ2 of Las Vegas. They are two sets of twins with wonderful voices, from Las Vegas - and ironically, each sets of Twins has one Mollie and one Jackie! You can find them on facebook, twitter, and myspace; and their new song “You Can’t Say Love Enough” is available for download on itunes.
The contestants then came out one at a time, in alphabetical order by state, in their fashion show dress. This year, there were four black dresses, along with just about every other color of the rainbow. At the very end, Miss Rodeo America Maegan Ridley came out in a stunning floor-length black gown with gold trim, an off-the-shoulder dress that was complimented with her Landstrom’s Original Black Hills Gold Jewelry and Crown atop a black hat.
The performance lasted approximately 90 minutes after which the contestants were able to come out and visit with family and friends.
The Fashion Show Committee and Sponsors deserve a special thanks for putting on such a great show!
Jeana Allen, NE - Production Coordinator
DeShanon Davis - Choreographer
Sponsors: Red Wilk Construction, Red & Cindy Wilk
Shumway Farms, Weekley Brothers/David Pro Rodeo, Miss Rodeo Florida Pageant, Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Pageant.