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Miss America 2009, Katie Stam is already off to a busy and exciting year! Join Valerie as she talks with Katie about preparing to compete at the national level, the Miss America 2009 pageant competition, and what shes been up to since winning the crown. Then Valerie will be joined by the Miss Puerto Rico Executive Director, Joselo Sostre ,to talk about preparations for the first Miss Puerto Rico pageant. Plus, well hear from Julie Anne Wieland of FourPoints Magazine about next exciting issue and what shes talking about on her blog. Whether youre a contestant, family member, director or pageant fan you wont want to miss this Miss America update show!
Episode Segments:
Valerie talks to Miss America 2009
Miss America 2009 Katie Stam tells Valerie all about her amazing pageant experience, and shares a few insider secrets about what takes place prior to the pageant you see on television every year. She also talks about what shes gained personally from competing in pageants, as well as her work with the USO, the Childrens Miracle Network and the Zero Smoke Program.
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And now introducing... Miss Puerto Rico
In this segment, Valerie speaks with The Executive Director of The Miss Puerto Rico Scholarship Program, Joselo Sostre. He explains the importance of including Puerto Rico in the Miss America competition. Puerto Rico returns to the pageant in 2010 for the first time in 50 years. In addition, Julie Anne Weiland of Four Points Magazine joins the show in this segment. She tells listeners about what they can expect to read in upcoming issues of the magazine.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Joselo Sostre
Joselo Sostre is Executive Director of The Miss Puerto Rico Scholarship Program. Sostre is a logistics officer by trade and has extensive business experience in the areas of strategy, creative development, design, production and staging of event programs. Joselo is joined by Vice President, Arlette Velez; Secretary, Darwin Cabrera; Fashion Designer, Steven Rosengard, and veteran Choreographer, Brett DeBeaulieu.

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Katie Stam
Miss America 2009 Katie Stam is originally from Seymour Indiana

Age: 22

Education: Seymour High School

University of Indianapolis Communication, Emphasis in Electronic Media

National Platform Issue: Miss America 2009 Katie Stam is the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network and is the official spokesperson for Zerosmoke.

Platform Issue: Passion for Service: Promoting Community Service and Involvement

Scholastic Ambition: To obtain a Bachelor's degree in Communication

Scholastic Honors: 1st Place IASB News Anchor; 1st Place IASB News Reporter; Elisa Bowen Outstanding Student in Television Award.

Career Ambition: To become a television news reporter and anchor

Talent: Vocal

Local Scholarship Pageant: Miss Duneland Scholarship Pageant

State Competition Sponsor: Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant

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