April 22nd, 2013
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January 29th, 2013
Miss North Carolina Sweeps Pageant
We are thrilled to announce the return of our Miss North Carolina Sweeps Pageant. This years Sweeps Pageant will be held on Saturday, April 6th at the Garner Performing Arts Center. Start time is 7:00pm. We will crown three Miss contestants and three Outstanding Teen contestants, giving six ladies the opportunity to compete in the 2013 Miss North Carolina and Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen Pageant. Interested candidates should meet the following requirements:
-Must have competed in a local preliminary pageant.
-Has given up a title and seeks opportunity to compete again.
Potential contestants must continue to compete in any local which she residentially qualifies. Simply said, you cannot just wait for the sweeps pageant to compete. Although we wish we could allow all ladies the opportunity to compete, we must limit participation to no more than 12 Miss and 12 Teens. Ladies who have any interest should send an email to email@example.com to guarantee that you are on the e-mail list of potential contestants. Once the last Local Preliminary has taken place, which is currently March 10th, 2013, an instructional e-mail will go out to all Miss and Teens who have sent in an e-mail stating interest in competing in the sweeps pageant. The first 12 Miss and the first 12 Teens to respond will be guaranteed a spot as a sweeps contestants.
Both Miss and Teen contestants will complete a standard Miss America/MAOT/Miss North Carolina preliminary contract. Miss contestants will follow the $100.00 CMNH donation entry method, and the Outstanding Teen contestants will pay a $100.00 entry fee to the Miss North Carolina Organization. Winners of the Miss/OT Durham, Tar Heel, and Raleigh titles are released to re-compete after the state pageant in June. However, sweeps title holders may continue to represent their title until she enters a local Miss NC preliminary pageant or until March 2014. Once a sweeps title holder enters another local she can no longer represent her title whether she wins that local pageant or not.
September 7th, 2012
Hello North Carolina! This time of year is always exciting– everyone squeezes in those last fun summer vacations, a fresh school year gets started, and pumpkin spiced lattes go from a distant dream to a fabulous reality! But for me, it’s been an even more thrilling season than usual. From meeting the other 52 contestants to drawing my contestant number, Miss America preparations have really kicked into high gear. It’s all starting to sink in! The last month has been filled with a lot of those exciting Miss America milestones, and let me tell you: pumpkin spiced lattes aint got nothing on this!
I had the awesome opportunity to travel to Orlando for the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in mid-August.It was really wonderful to get to know all of my fellow contestants there, as well as hear a lot of details about the Miss America experience. We got production information, exciting news regarding a special project with ABC (stay tuned!) and we even got to hear from Laura Kaeppler, Miss America 2012, herself! We also had consultations with Artistry Cosmetics, where we each got our own favorite shade of light-up lip gloss and marvelous skincare products– I think we should all look pretty fab by the time we get to model our gorgeous swimsuits by Catalina Swimwear in Vegas!
The trip was made even more special by my first ever visit to Disney World! North Carolina’s wonderful Princesses and I had a great time in Hollywood Studios and the Magic Kingdom, riding roller coasters and exploring attractions. I even had the chance to perform in The American Idol Experience, where I ran into Marc Caglia, who judged Miss North Carolina in 2008! It was really nifty to sing on that big Disney stage! The real star that week, however, was North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen Alexandra Badgett! Alex
an absolutely fantastic job all week long, from her flawless talent to her beautiful evening gown to her polished fitness routine. She was nothing short of excellent, and she made our state very proud!
While I was in Orlando, I also had the opportunity to work with the 81st Regional Support Command on their Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. Designed for Army Reserve soldiers just coming home from serving overseas, this program aims to make the transition to life on the home front run more smoothly for service members and their families. Although there were several units from different states, the 805th Military Police Company out of Cary, NC comprised a large chunk of the attendees. I sang the National Anthem at the opening ceremony, spoke to the 805th on volunteerism, and did a meet and greet with program attendees. I also had the chance to read to several of the children of the military members in attendance, and it was a blast! I was very honored to be a part of such a wonderful event– it’s really special to get to have a small part in letting our nations heroes know how much we appreciate all that they do.
When I returned from the sunshine state, I hit the road right here in NC! I headed to the West, stopping in Charlotte to volunteer with Reverb at the Jason Mraz concert. This organization partners with major artists to make their time on the road more environmentally friendly, and raises funds for grassroots sustainability organizations in each city that the tour visits. I got to work with a great team of volunteers, and the event was really neat! The next morning, I headed to the NC Child Support Council convention in Asheville to sing the National Anthem, where I received a very warm welcome! While I was in the area, I got to visit the Biltmore Estate with Miss Asheville co-ED’s Jeff Jones and Jon Vance. My first visit to “America’s castle” since the eighth grade was an awesome experience! I had so much fun learning about the North Carolina landmark, and I can’t wait to visit again! I then headed to the Winston-Salem Open, part of the US Open Series. John Isner, currently the highest-ranked American male tennis player and a Greensboro, NC native, played in the match that I sang for– it was all kinds of cool!
I also did some smashing events in the Triangle! I sang and signed autographs at the Children’s Good News Spectacular alongside Miss Garner Johnna Edmonds and Garner’s Outstanding Teen Maya Bryant, and we had a great time. That night, I attended the Jimmy V Foundation’s Celebrity Golf Tournament Gala with Miss North Carolina 2010 Adrienne Core. We had a ball! We did our fair share of “stargazing,” and we were both very excited to meet celebrities like John Forslund, Scotty McCreery, Charles Barkley, and more! The Jimmy V Foundation was Adrienne’s platform, and I can certainly see why– it is an amazing organization that has raised millions of funds for cancer research over the last nineteen years, and I was thrilled to be a part of this years efforts. Though I didn’t golf myself (somehow I feel as though my putt-putt prowess might not have carried over to the green) I sang the National Anthem, and I really enjoyed meeting the people who give back to the organization so selflessly each year. I spoke to several volunteers who have been a part of the tournament since it started in 1993, and I was so impressed by their dedication to the cause. The motto of the event was “ordinary people doing extraordinary things…” and you didn’t have to look far to see just that.
I also recently spoke to the Army Reserve Teen Panel, a group of outstanding teenagers from military families across the country who convened in our state capital to discuss ways to make a difference. They were very receptive to hearing about my platform, The Domino Effect, and had so many excellent questions about volunteerism and life as Miss North Carolina. I told them about how I was headed to Las Vegas, and the teens visiting from the West coast had lots of great advice for ME about traveling past the Appalachian mountains! It left me all aflutter about Miss America just in time for the contestant number lottery! For those of you who have never watched the MAO lotto, it is pretty nifty: contestants are selected at random, whereupon each has five minutes to select her placement in the pageant. I must say,I never realized how LONG five minutes is when you’re waiting to be picked and how SHORT five minutes is when you’re choosing a spot! Before I knew it, I had made my selection… I’m happy to say I’m contestant #17 in the Sigma group! That means I’ll have my Interview on Tuesday morning, the Evening Gown and Swimsuit competitions on Tuesday night, Talent on Wednesday, and Onstage Question on Thursday! To say “I. CAN’T. WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” would be the understatement of the century… yes, as you can imagine, I’m mildly ecstatic!
I’ve taken several more in this amazing journey over the last few weeks, and I couldn’t feel more blessed to have this experience. The Miss America Organization recently released a video that you can see here
that left me feeling very humbled… and very, VERY excited! Follow my Miss America preparations on the Miss North Carolina Facebook page or @MissNC2012 on Twitter. I can’t wait to share this experience with YOU!
All my love,
Miss North Carolina 2012
August 30th, 2012
Thursday, Oct 11th: Miss North Carolina 2012, Arlie Honeycutt
Friday, Oct 12th: Arlie Honeycutt
Saturday, Oct 13th: Arlie Honeycutt, Emily Outen Miss Statesville, Alexis Gonzales Miss Wilmington, Elizabeth Adkins Greater Cape Fear’s Outstanding Teen
Sunday, Oct 14th: Arlie Honeycutt, Taylor Cuthbertson Central Carolina’s Outstanding Teen, Caroline Dunn Miss Capital City
Monday, Oct 15th: Arlie Honeycutt, Megan Anna Griffin Archdale Trinity’s Outstanding Teen, Blair Mozingo Miss Goldsboro
Tuesday, Oct. 16th: Arlie Honeycutt, Hannah Webb Miss Gaston County
Wednesday, Oct 17th: Arlie Honeycutt
Thursday, Oct 18th: Arlie Honeycutt, Johna Edmonds Miss Garner, Hannah Webb Miss Gaston County
Friday, Oct 19th: Arlie Honeycutt, Ava Taylor Mumford Spivey’s Corner Outstanding Teen, Mary Catherine Tucker Miss Spivey’s Corner
Saturday, Oct 20th: Arlie Honeycutt, Emma Carter Fayetteville’s Outstanding Teen, Kaycey Hall Miss Fayetteville
Sunday, Oct 21st: Arlie Honeycutt, Cassie Carson Metrolina’s Outstanding Teen
August 9th, 2012
Greetings NC! The last couple of weeks have been packed with all kinds exciting events and experiences… it’s really hard to believe I’ve only been Miss North Carolina for a little over one month!
I most recently spent time in the Sandhills area, where I attended two parades: the first was the US Kids Golf World Championship Parade, kicking off a major international tournament featuring golfers between the ages of six and twelve from over forty countries; soon after was the Robbins Farmers Day parade and festival, both of which were absolutely lovely! That same week, I had the opportunity to have dinner with the friends and family of Ava Shores, a nine year old in the midst of Crohn’s disease. It was such a privilege to meet Ava! She really impressed me with her courage, poise, and sweet disposition, and she and her friends were so much fun to dine with! I met several other remarkable young ladies at the Little Miss North Carolina and North Carolina’s Outstanding Little Miss pageants last month. It was amazing to hear of all of the accomplishments they have already made in their schools and communities! I celebrated my 20th birthday at the end of July as well, spending the day speaking to several hundred young girls through Fayetteville Parks and Recreation
. It was a very happy birthday, these ladies couldn’t have been more charming! All things considered, I have no doubt I’ve met a future Miss America or two in the last month!
Dinner with Ava Shores and Friends
There have been a some very glamorous experiences as of late as well! I had the opportunity to emcee the Charlotte’s Best Dance Crew competition, an awesome fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association that was organized entirely by students! It was wonderful to see everyone involved give back to the community in such a unique way. I also visited Myrtle Beach for the Carolinas Food Industry Council Convention. Not only did I get to know the awesome new Miss South Carolina, but I met several delightful convention attendees as well! While I was in the area, I did a fabulous photo shoot with Carter Studios, where I had a great time working with the very talented Heather and Johnathan! It was the first of many shoots that have taken place in the last few weeks, including those that accompanied interviews for Triangle Style and Cary Magazines… too neat! And best of all, I am slowly mastering my own take on “Blue Steel!”
About this time a month ago, I spent a morning reading to kids in military families at a USO “Pirates and Princesses” event, which was a blast! Not only did I meet Redbeard the pirate (who, despite his name, was clad in purple and gold… arrghhh!) I also got to make tiaras and play dress up with several sweet little princesses that could not have been cuter! Afterwards, I headed towards Fort Bragg, N.C. for a tour of Pope Field, a visit with the Golden Knights, and my very own trip overseas– in a helicopter flight simulator, that is! I must have said, “This is SO COOL!” at least 300 times! I think the thing that I found most interesting about the tour, however, was getting a behind the scenes look at the immense collaboration involved in running such a huge military base. Each and every soldier and civilian that I was introduced to was clearly an important member of the team, whether it was the General in charge of the entire airborne unit or the guys who sew the seat cushions. Every person on every level is so dedicated– they all want to do their part to see America at its very best, and that kind of unity is what our country is all about!
Touring the Golden Knights Headquarters
We can all likely agree that the Miss America Pageant an excellent example of a fairly different type of “Americana,” but I think it’s that same spirit of solidarity that has made it so iconic for over ninety years. There are thousands of contestants on the local, state, and national level that serve as the cogs and gears, but it’s the volunteer efforts of our committees and sponsors that truly make the machine run so smoothly! I am so blessed to have experienced amazing local committees– my very first, the Miss Garner organization, and my most recent, Miss Kinston-Lenoir County, recently hosted homecoming celebrations that absolutely floored me! There is a wonderful grassroots network in our state, and each local committee member that I’ve interacted with thus far has been exceptionally welcoming– that Southern hospitality keeps me feeling totally at ease wherever I travel in NC! The state committee is equally fabulous. I honestly couldn’t imagine a more enthusiastic and committed group to work with throughout this adventure! We are all so fortunate to have amazingly generous sponsors that support Miss North Carolina. This month alone, I’ve visited amazing wardrobe sponsors such as Reign Fine Apparel, Gregory Ellenburg, Cousin Couture, and The Foxy Lady. I was received with the utmost kindness at Furnitureland South, who contributed a beautiful dining set to my apartment. Joe Wynns of Toyota of Sanford gave the INCREDIBLE (marvelous/wonderful/amazing/not enough adjectives to describe it adequately!!!) gift of a brand new Camry for the year, and Ashley Tart of the Chocolate Melt Boutique has me ready to hit the road to Orlando with beautiful luggage in tow. That’s not to mention Melinda Crews at the Hair Affair, Rufus Singleton of Fitness Personified, and SO many others that have come together to help me begin to become the best Miss NC that I can be! Cliché though it may be, it truly does take a village… and the teamwork that I have witnessed throughout our state on behalf of this organization is nothing short of spectacular!
Thank you so much, Toyota of Sanford!!!
That being said, many congratulations to the first titleholders of the 2013 season, Miss Gaston County Hannah Webb, Miss Gastonia Tiffany Payne, and Miss Statesville 2012 Emily Outen! I couldn’t be more excited for these ladies to join this team, and for many others to do the same in the upcoming weeks and months! I also am SUPER psyched to cheer on North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen, Alexandra Badgett, as she competes for the America’s Outstanding Teen crown in Florida next week!!! She’s sure to make our state very proud!
That being said, I’m off to Orlando! Feel free to “Like” the Miss North Carolina Facebook page for more photos and news, and check out @missnc2012 on Twitter for updates in 140 characters or less! Thank you so much for your support, and I’ll see you in September…. I’m going to Disney World!!!
All of my love,
Miss North Carolina 2012
July 11th, 2012
When I attended Miss NC Work Weekend back in April representing Kinston-Lenoir County, Susan Williams, Miss NC’s wonderful business manager, spoke to us about the “WOW” factor that accompanied the Miss North Carolina title. Boy, was she right! From the moment on June 23rd that I received the honor of being crowned the 75th Miss North Carolina, it has been an absolute whirlwind of WOW!
I kicked off the year with a busy week of media appearances. Immediately after the pageant I spoke with News 14 Carolina, then headed to WRAL bright and early (and I mean early– 1.5 hours of sleep early!) the following morning. I soon hit the road to visit several television stations in the Piedmont-Triad and Eastern regions of the state, all while doing numerous interviews with radio stations and newspapers across NC. Every time I was introduced as Miss North Carolina 2012, I had to pinch myself! I was frequently asked me about that special “crowning moment,” and what always came to mind was when I glanced down at my shaking hands and thought, “Okay Arlie, you can wake up now!” When I looked up at the audience, I realized that this dream was actually coming true! Surreal!!! My mother had actually competed as Miss Wilson exactly thirty years to the day that I was crowned, and sent me the Miss NC 1982 ticket stub that her mother had saved from all those years ago the afternoon before the pageant. It is pretty awesome to consider all the dreams that have come true on that Miss North Carolina stage, but even more fantastic to consider the dreams that this scholarship organization has helped turn into reality after the stage has gone dark! The dedication to academic achievement, healthy lifestyles, and especially service to our state that these women exemplify has touched so many lives, including my own. It was incredibly inspiring to stand among the forty-four former Miss North Carolinas in attendance after the pageant. Having looked up to this remarkable group of women for so long, I could not have been more amazed or honored to join the sisterhood!
My life sort of started to feel like something out of a movie during that first week. That Thursday, I had my first official photo shoot with the one and only Jordan Chan! I had a blast getting glam with the help of Brielle Chapman and channeling my inner Tyra Banks in front of the camera! And I did far more than just “smize” when I visited Cousin Couture in Fuquay-Varina for the first time– my shopping spree there was simply to die for! They sent me home with all kinds of fabulous additions to my wardrobe, and everywhere that I’ve been in their clothes and shoes I’ve been told, “I LOVE your outfit!” Thanks, Cousin Couture!
Before I knew it, Independence day had rolled around and I was in Southport! I had a ball riding in the huge parade, but I think what I enjoyed the most was greeting the kids at the celebration afterwards! The little ones there were incredibly sweet, and made me feel so special. One little girl ran up and hugged me before we had even been introduced, simply overwhelmed with excitement at the sight of a real life “princess,” and it absolutely made my day! Everyone that I encountered in Southport was so welcoming, and I adored their wonderful celebration of our nation! After my visit there, Mr. Jack Norris escorted me to Fort Bragg for the second half of the holiday, where Mr. Tommy Bolton introduced me to some of the amazing men and women serving our country, as well as their wonderful families. It was such an honor to spend the evening with them, and I had so much fun making new friends while I was there!
In the midst of these first two weeks, I’ve also moved in to the marvelous Manor Six Forks! I couldn’t be more in love with my new home, from the great location to the fabulous swimming pool! The job of Miss NC doesn’t slow down for moving day, however… the Monday after I was crowned, I had a consultation with Renee Sprink, a great member of my excellent Miss America prep team, as my family helped me get settled into the apartment. Having carried in heavy, albeit hastily prepared, boxes of necessities throughout the hot day, I was decked out in shorts, a fun tee shirt from Miss NC sponsor The Finishing Touch, and a baseball cap, making for a very casual meeting over the din of my younger brother Jackson unpacking kitchen supplies and the cable man installing the internet in the background! We were discussing the year ahead when my mom got a call informing us that WRAL wanted to feature us both in a story for that evening’s 10 o’clock news… and they’d be at the Manor Six Forks in about 20 minutes to do an interview! Needless to say, our meeting was cut a bit short as I hastily got “camera ready,” and discovered what I think I might find to be a recurring theme in my Miss NC journey… always expect the unexpected!
One thing that I truly did not expect was the outpouring of suport that I have received from across our beautiful state. Emails, calls, texts, Facebook posts, Tweets, letters, cards, you name it– I’ve been so overwhelmed with love and appreciation for each and every kind word that has been sent my way! I cannot say thank you enough. I’m unbelievably blessed to have the opportunity to represent our state over the next year, and so incredibly grateful to do so with such a spectacular network of support behind me! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
The beginning of this journey has been absolutely… wow. And if this is just the beginning, I can’t wait to see what the future holds! I’ll be blogging again soon, but in the meantime, feel free to follow @missnc2012 on Twitter and “Like” the Miss North Carolina Facebook page for updates on the daily life of Miss NC! I’m so excited to experience this year! Here’s to the adventure of a lifetime!
All of my love,
Miss North Carolina 2012