June 5, 2008

Miss Rodeo America

My current book that I'm writing has a main character who is a former Miss Rodeo Kansas queen. This has been a fun project to research, especially when I learned that the 2008 Miss Rodeo America (MRA) is from Kansas! How cool is that? Amy and her advisors have been very helpful in answering the many questions I have about MRA. I wanted to thank them for their time and assistance and also share with you a few tidbits I've learned. You may visit the MRA site http://www.missrodeo.com/ for even more information.

Kansas cowgirl Amy Wilson is the 2008 Miss Rodeo America. She captured the coveted crown at the conclusion of a weeklong competition featuring 27 contestants from across the country at the 53rd Annual Miss Rodeo America Pageant, held at The Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas in December. Amy is the first cowgirl from Kansas to win the title since Diana Putnam Friend held the title of Miss Rodeo America 1980.

A statuesque beauty at 5’8”, Miss Wilson has blonde hair, blue eyes and an all-American smile. She is the 21-year-old daughter of Lonnie and Lori Wilson, and the sister of five siblings including Kayla, Brenda, Sally, Dana and Brent. They are residents of Colby, KS.
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