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Miss DC: The interviews

Miss DC organization's Teri Galvez with Washington Post's John Kelly, a judge

Pageants are work. A lot of work. We had day one of judging the Miss DC pageant and what an impressive of group of young women we have this year. As someone who enjoys public speaking I have to admit I would be terrified if I was in their shoes. Our panel of judges (6) spent hours grilling the gals on everything from Obama’s healthcare plan and Bachman to fundraising tactics and tech trends. The range of ambition stretched from world renowned opera singer to Middle East global ambassador.

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What are we told to look for? The full package of course: Sharp public speaker with confidence, brains and of course a good look.

“This isn’t a beauty pageant… but it’s not an ugly pageant either, ” one official reminded.

MORE: Pick your favorite contestant

After nearly 4 hours of private interviews with the contestants there is no doubt it’s going to be a very hard decision. There are 3 women who stand out to me at this point but there’s still a lot that can change as the competition continues.

Why don’t you join us for the journey? This Sunday you’ll get the stuff made for TV. Swimsuit, formal gown, talent. It’s happening July 10th at 7pm at The Arena Stage.

Judges Chef Spike Mendelsohn and Angie cut loose between contestants

 

Heavy Sifting: Judges had to study bio, platforms, personal statements of 20 contestants and come up with personalized questions for all.

Search for the next Miss DC

Stephanie Williams will relinquish her crown this Sunday

The contest starts tonight. My judging duties at Miss DC  begin with 5 hours of constant one on one interview with the contestants. 15 women are up for the crown to represent the District at the Miss America Pageant. You can still get tickets to watch the formal pageant this Sunday. Read more

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HELP: What should I ask the contestants?

Judge Angie… really?

Don’t worry… I won’t be mediating anything in a courtroom. Instead, I get to help pick who wears the next crown for Washington!

I never competed in pageants but I have to admit I love watching them. Miss America  is especially one of my faves– you’ve got to have a talent to compete in that one. Plus a lot of my girlfriends have competed in the internationally famous competition to include TV gal pals Natasha Curry, Leanza Cornett and Tara Wheeler.

Of course “the interview” is vital. What question would you want me to ask the future Miss DC?

Below, it’s obvious I’m not fit for a crown

Gold Cup with Sisters

The weather was more than perfect.. and my company couldn’t get any better at Gold Cup. My two sisters Jenny and Tricia joined me in The Plains for the day. I enjoyed judging the hat contest and tailgates. From derby pie to mint julep jello shots… it was quite the tasty task. We watched a couple races and then headed to downtown Middleburg to get a bite at The French Hound.

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My sisters… Tricia and Jenny

Hats Hats Hats

A winner..what a shot!

Too young for the infield.. maybe next year baby 😉

For the children

Angie reports on DTC’s Gala on WUSA9 Below


There’s an event I’ve had the honor of attending for the last three years. It’s put on by one incredible woman, Rosemary Tran Lauer. She was an immigrant from Vietnam, a mother of 5 who struggled to succeed but was determined. Once she got on her feet, her experience and story inspired her to help other families in need.

Rosemary created Devotion to Children. The group provides everything from healthcare, daycare, childcare and educational services to families with young who cannot afford it.  DTC has helped hundreds of families across Virginia thanks to successful fundraisers and nights like last night. The Red Heart and Soul Gala is in it’s 8th year and it was an honor to serve again as the emcee.  Together, DTC hopes to raise $200,000 in 2011 to help more families. We hope that you will join in the pledge to break the poverty cycle that exists amongst so many local families.

Some of DTC’s Biggest Supporters: The Hogettes

 The awesome Devotion to Children Board

Foul Bean: What's up with chili cook-off Entry names

I don’t think I’ll ever volunteer to judge green chili again. Not because it doesn’t taste good (it tastes great) but perhaps because of how it looks… 22 times over. I’ll stick with red. Another thing I don’t get is why contestants insist on naming their prized bowl after things that trigger gag reflex. It appears many of them try to blow up just how hot their stuff is but in all reality don’t they know chili judges are told to pick something balanced with the right spice. I can’t post pics of many of the tents at the DC101 Chili Cook-Off but I’ve shared a couple below. Despite the names RFK smelled amazing!

Fellow judges WUSA9’s Anita Brikman and hubby support the National Kidney Foundation

More judges FOX5’s Will Thomas here with friends Barrie Friedman and Keith Melancon

Oh yeah,  that’s the aftertaste I’m looking for.

Left behind the hometown pride?

OMG 3/17/10: Tiger Woods "South Park" Episode

OMG on WUSA9 March 17, 2010 

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)– Oh My GOFF! Angie reports on Tiger Woods on South Park episode, Angelina Jolie’s donation to Afghanistan, Paula Abdul’s new show. More on St. Patrick’s Day events and singer Janelle Monae performs in DC.

Come See Justice Sotomayor Saturday

Federal judge Sonia Sotomayor

The public is invited… Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is being honored at a special celebration this Saturday afternoon at the Fort Myer (199 McNair Rd, Arlington).  It’s part of the Gospel Congregation Black History Month Closeout Celebration. The event starts at 1:45PM at the Memorial Chapel.  Special guest also include Maj. General Reuben Jones, commanding general and Sheila Stewart from WKYS FM.

RSVP/Questions: Edgar Brookins edgarb@afro.com

OMG 2/17/10: Model Falls at Fashion Week

Model Falls at NY Fashion Week, AP Photo

OMG on WUSA9 on February 17, 2010

OMG is in NYC where a British model falls twice on the runway and finally takes off her shoes to finish the show barefoot! Also, Sarah Palin slams the show Family Guy and Angie’s ARMY reports on the locals running around the Capitol in their undies and food fights to come on national TV!

Oh Snap! Backstage King

We caught up with Vogue’s  American editor-at-large Andre’ Leon Talley  (The September Issue) backstage at Carolina Herrera’s show. Sitting in the corner like a king… we watched as media and friends flocked to the man dressed like the fanciest friar I’ve ever seen!

Robes, Heels, What’s Haute What’s Not: Andre’s most outrageous outfits

Andre Leon Talley at Carolina Herrera

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