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There she is.. Miss DC 2011

What a night! The swimsuits, the interviews, the talent oh my.  In the end there could only be one winner to represent DC in the 2011 Miss America pageant. Here she is!

Ashley Boalch age 23 is crowned Miss District of Columbia 2011 (Photos by Vithaya Phongsavan)

Miss DC Outstanding Teen Lauren Seely


Celebrating the crown after at Station 4 Restaurant




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.


My sisters… Tricia and Jenny

Hats Hats Hats

A winner..what a shot!

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

"Coleman's Juice" is top cocktail at Artini 2011

12 of DC’s best mixologists competed to create the most delicious and artistic martini. Each martini was showcased on their ‘Feature Night’ throughout March, but the moment of truth arrived at Artini.


The Critics’ Choice winner was announced late evening- Ronald Flores of Art and Soul with William Christenberry sculpture inspired ‘Coleman’s Juice’. The Gentleman Jack Tennessee whiskey based drink was garnished with a homemade Slim Jim and had a smokey flavor. Corcoran Art Gallery by trade was transformed into an upscale party by night with Washingtonians in their best cocktail dresses sampling each martini.

DC Bartender Wins Nat'l Model Search (ps- he's single!)

Take one look at his picture… and do you even ask why?

Congrats to DC’s Yonas Kutlu who won the Macveneers Model search for 2010 this fall.  He used to complain of little teeth and didn’t smile with his mouth open.  When he walked into Aesthetic Dental Spa, he didn’t even know that there was something Dr. Alex could do for him.  Two visits later, he had a smile makeover with 10 Veneers.Depending on Macveneers’ ad campaign this year, you may see him in Vogue and In Style Magazines!

PICTURES: Yonas’ teeth before smile makeover

BUT you’ve probably seen him around town already. Yonas (who’s single!) is currently a bartender at The Park at 14th and has even been on the cover of  On Tap magazine as best bartender.

Read the full story here at

Blonde's Big Win, Break 5 Year Losing Streak

Click to see BVB TV shout out on WUSA9

I admit it.  It took a couple days to accept it.

The BLONDES win big… the BRUNETTES gave it their best. Fellow Bru Carissa Maguire was not bitter after the heartbreaking loss saying it was a ‘great game in overtime.’ In the end the Blondes prevailed beating Team Brunette in O-T 26-20.  The MVP goes to…. all of the wonderful ladies regardless if they sport the pink or blue. Together they raised more than $100,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.  It’s the kind of touchdowns… that touch lives.  Way to go Blondes vs Brunettes 2010.




Photo Credit: Stewart W. Small Photography

Oh Snap! Gold Cup brings big hats, runaway horse!

Congrats to Bubble Economy the big winner in the 85th Running of the Virginia Gold Cup! The ladies were styling, the tents were packed, the tailgates were immaculate and the weather so darn good… even a horse didn’t want to be contained! [Photo Credit: Vithaya Photography]

 Becky Lee & Tanya Russell

Pro Tailgaters including Lily Mazahery, Makeda Sackey-Saggau and Nadine Namoff

 Leia Warren sent us this awesome shot of  horse on the run!

Soldier Can Smile Again

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)– ClearChoice, WUSA & USA Today are sponsoring Star Spangled  Smiles, a contest to award free dental implants to a deserving military member. Watch my report on a prize that changed a life.

The contest is open to active service members and veterans in the DC, Md. and Va. area. To nominate someone fill out the form at  .All entries online and via mail must be postmarked by Friday, April 23, 2010.
Watch: Dr. Alex Naini On How Your Dentist Can Cure Sleep Apnea 

Related: Many Americans Say They Forgo Routine Dental Care 

Ex-CIA Agent's Cook Book, Daffodil Show

Watch the story as aired on WUSA9 Morning Show

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)– Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports on Ex-CIA officer Kay Shaw Nelson’s new book ‘Cloak and Dagger Cook: A CIA Memoir’ Also, the Upperville Garden Club’s Daffodil Show awards a winner and Metromix  list FREE shows at the Kennedy Center this week and how to help troops through Operation Sand Flea.

Nominate Military Member for Free Smile

I’m running out to shoot a story with Mark, last year’s winner of our Star Spangled Smile, a contest for military members or veterans that awards free dental implants!  You can nominate an active service member or veteran til next Friday April 23rd! WUSA9, USA Today and ClearChoice are contest sponsors.

Submit the Star Spangled Banner Nomination Form

Peep Show featuring Salahis, DC Snowstorm

My buddy Jennifer Lee at the Washington Post reminds us of the paper’s annual Peep Show Contest. This year the entries were out of this world– in fact there’s some real mushy magic in an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ entry. The big winner was the Pixar inspired ‘EEP!’ modeled after the movie UP. A peaceful, non-heat packin’ “Peepocalypse 2010” was also impressive… along with the White House ‘Party Peepers’ featuring marshmellow Salahis stuck beside President Barak Obunnypeep. [Right: White House Party Peepers by Cori Wright of Falls Church]

Slideshow: 2010 Peep Show Entries

Related: Salahis working on book deal

Winner: EEP! by Michael Chirlin and Veronica Ettle of Arlington

Peepocalypse 2010: Dupont Circle Snowball Fight by Dennis Chong and Carolyn Prince Racich

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