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May 06, 2011

Pageant Fab Fitness
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We all want to get high marks for how FABulously fit we are, but do you know the secrets that the winners use to get a top score? Join Valerie as she talks with the Miss America 2011 Lifestyle and Fitness winners Ashley Davis, Miss Alabama; Emoly West, Miss Oklahoma, and Jalee Fuselier, Miss Hawaii about how they created their pageant ready physiques. Learn what eating plans really work, how you should be working out, the importance of stretching, and of course achieving the perfect tan. If you're wondering how to increase your fitness score at your next pageant, you won't want to miss this episode!

Photos courtesy of Miss America.org
Episode Segments:
 
PTR: Miss Alabama Ashley Davis
Ashley talks about the honor of being Miss Alabama, and her eating plan that helped her win the fitness competition. We also get her advice on picking the perfect swimsuit, and how to perfect that competition walk.

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PTR: Miss Oklahoma Emoly West
Emoly believes the key to shaping that perfect swimsuit body is by knowing your body type, and how to shape it in the gym. She shares her nutrition and workout plan, as well as how you should be eating and training.

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PTR: Miss Hawaii Jalee Fusellier
It’s hard enough working with a trainer. But believe it or not, while she was training in Hawaii, her personal trainer was actually in South Caroline. Learn how that worked, and get the dish on her diet and workout routine. And get her most important piece of advice for competing in lifestyle and fitness – just have fun with it!

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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Ashley Davis
On June 12th Ashley Davis of Dothan was crowned Miss Alabama 2010. Ashley's local title was Miss West Central Alabama, and she was also Miss UAB in 2009. A graduate of Northview High School, Ashley is a senior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham pursuing dual degrees in Politial Science and Public Relations. She plans to obtain a Juris Doctorate and a Master's of Public Administration, and her career ambition is to work in a corporate governmental affairs department. Ashley is a first generation college student and the daughter of retired military parents. She is of Native American heritage and was born on an American military base in Germany. Ashley's community service work centers around the March of Dimes and the official national platform of the Miss America Organization, the Children's Miracle Network. She also organized and hosted a "Hearts for Haiti" benefit. Ashley was the recipient of the 2010 Student Service Initiative Award, a UAB University Scholars Award, and is a member of the University Honors Program. She has served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Metro Birmingham March for Babies, President of the UAB University Programs Council, Vice President of Recruitment, Social Chair, and Greek Awards Chair for Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, Vice President of Membership for Public Relation Student Association, and the SGA Finance Committee Secretary. Ashley is a vocalist and enjoys swimming, traveling, Zumba, and watching NCIS.

Miss Alabama Website

 
Emoly West
Emoly Ann West holds the title of Miss Oklahoma 2010 and was 4th Runner-Up in the Miss America 2011 Pageant on January 15, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She competed at Miss Oklahoma as Miss Edmond LibertyFest and it was her fifth try for the title. She had previously been 2nd runner-up to Miss Oklahoma 2009 and 4th runner-up to Miss Oklahoma 2008. She is a 25-year-old senior at the University of Central Oklahoma, who is majoring in Dance and minoring in Broadcast Journalism. Her talent is Ballet en Pointe and she has studied many types of dance, including jazz, tap, lyrical,modern, and hip hop since the age of 4. She has also been teaching dance since she was 14. Her platform is Leadership and Character Development.

Miss Oklahoma Website

 
Jalee Fuselier
Jalee Fuselier was raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii and has traveled to 21 countries doing volunteer service. Some of her adventures include backpacking in Cameroon, building an orphanage in Uganda, and Teaching English in Thailand. She graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with her undergraduate degree in International Relations. Jalee has dedicated her year as Miss Hawaii 2010 to the youth of Hawaii through the non-profit organization she founded called Ready for the Real World, which helps youth get connected to volunteer opportunities. It also rewards community service through scholarships for youth to go to college or volunteer internationally. Jalee represented her state with pride at the Miss America pageant and was honored to place 2nd runner up and win the Preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness Award.

Miss Hawaii Website