Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Beautiful You MRKH Foundation offers support and increases awareness of a syndrome that causes woman to be born without a uterus.
Miss Michigan USA, Jaclyn Schultz, of Wyandotte, was recently named spokeswoman for a foundation that offers support to women with a little known syndrome called Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH). Schultz, 24, said she is one of about 75,000 women in the United States to be born without a uterus, in an interview with WXYZ.com. Beautiful You MRKH Foundation creates a supportive community that partners with health care professionals to increase awareness and empower women of all ages with MRKH to feel beautiful, just as they are, according to the foundation website. One of the foundation's founders, Amy Lossie, an assistant professor at Purdue University, said Schultz has an opportunity to raise awareness of MRKH from her platform as …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Department of Public Service employees will begin creating signs to commemorate Wyandotte's own Jaclyn Schultz--Miss Michigan USA.
Soon everyone who enters Wyandotte will know about a local celebrity who is poised to compete in the 2013 Miss USA Competition. City council members approved a request to place signs at various entrances to the city stating Wyandotte is the "Home of 2013 Miss Michigan--Jaclyn Schultz." Schultz was crowned Miss Michigan USA in September 2012 in Port Huron. Mayor Joseph Peterson said he wants people to know how special it is to have one of Wyandotte's own competing for Miss USA. Department of Public Service employees will begin creating signs, which will be placed at designated locations in the city. There was no word Monday night as to when the signs would be completed or where they will be placed. For the latest Wyandotte news and …
Friday, April 5, 2013
The date of the 2013 Miss USA Competition was released Thursday and the former Miss Wyandotte and current Miss Michigan, Jaclyn Schultz, will be part of the show.
Wyandotte is known for beauty of different kinds. The Detroit River. Bishop Park. Jaclyn Schultz. The former Miss Wyandotte and current Miss Michigan will be competing in the 2013 Miss USA Competition on June 16 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The competition is scheduled to air live on NBC from 9 to 11 p.m., according to a Miss USA release. Schults, 24, was crowned Miss Michigan USA on Sept. 29 at McMorran Theater in Port Huron. She was selected among 70 other contestants competing for the crown. The Miss USA Competition is a joint venture between Donald Trump and NBC Universal. “The Miss USA Competition is one of the most anticipated live events of the year,” Donald Trump said in the release. “Teaming with Las Vegas…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Shelby Township native and former Miss St. Clair Shores, Angela Venditti, competed for the title of Miss America on Saturday.
Miss Michigan represented the Mitten State with pride but won't be bringing the Miss America crown home to the Motor City in 2013. Angela Venditti, of Shelby Township, competed against 52 other women Saturday night at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the title of Miss America. Miss New York, Mallory Hytes Hagan, was ultimately crowned and will be the recipient of a $50,000 scholarship. Venditti arrived in Las Vegas earlier this week to take part in a series of preliminary competitions leading up to the Jan. 12 pageant. She did not advance to the semifinal round. A former Miss St. Clair Shores, Venditti traveled to the Miss America competition toting her platform of "Above the Influence: Keeping Kids Drug Free." Crowned…
Macomb County native Angela Venditti will compete tonight in the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas.
Miss Michigan will try to outshine 52 other women tonight at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to become Miss America. Angela Venditti, of Shelby Township, has been competing all week in preliminary competitions leading up to the pageant at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. The pageant, hosted by Chris Harrison and Brooke Burke-Charvet, will be broadcast on ABC-TV nationally and on WXYZ-Channel 7 locally. Venditti, who was Miss St. Clair Shores when she was crowned Miss Michigan in June, has a platform of "Above the Influence: Keeping Kids Drug Free." Patch will have results after the pageant. And if you want to wish her well, say "break a fingernail," Venditti told Patch previously.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
After several stops in Wyandotte a few months ago, Miss Michigan Angela Venditti is Las Vegas bound to compete in the Miss America Pageant on Jan. 12.
After years of dreaming, and months of preparation, Miss Michigan Angela Venditti begins her journey Wednesday to be crowned Miss America. Venditti, of Shelby Township, was Miss St. Clair Shores when she was crowned Miss Michigan in June. Since the Miss Michigan Pageant in Muskegeon, she has been preparing for the Miss America Pageant Jan. 12 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. "It has been a whirlwind," said Venditti, who has traveled thousands of miles and covered nearly the entire state. "There has been a lot of planning for Miss America." Since the crown was placed on her head in June, the 24-year-old has been crossing the state in Chevrolet Volt, speaking to audiences and representing the Miss America pageant to groups, …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Before Miss Michigan Angela Venditti competes in the Miss America Pageant on Jan. 12, supporters can cast a vote to make her the People's Choice.
Angela Venditti will soon be heading to Las Vegas to compete in the Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Before she competes, though, supporters can cast a vote for her as People's Choice for Miss America. Click on People's Choice for Miss America to watch Venditti's video vote once before voting ends on Jan. 10. The final pageant when the People's Choice will be named and Miss America will be crowned will be Saturday, Jan. 12. The show will be broadcast on WXYZ-TV Channel 7. Wyandotte residents supported Venditti when she came to town earlier in the year (see links below). Now's your chance to do so one last time before the big pageant. MORE: Miss Michigan Shares Anti-Drug Message with Wyandotte Students You've…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Wyandotte woman, 24, adjusting to life after capturing the crown; will represent Michigan at Miss USA pageant.
Jaclyn Schultz, of Wyandotte, was networking in her career as a media strategist when she decided to enter the Miss Michigan pageant as a new challenge. A newcomer to pageants, Schultz was hoping to finish in the top 15. But instead, she won the crown. Schultz, 24, who works for Brogan & Partners in Birmingham, was crowned Miss Michigan USA 2013 at ceremonies in Port Huron. She was among 70 women who competed for the title of Miss Michigan USA on Sept. 29 at McMorran Theater in Port Huron. “I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I was sobbing in all the pictures.” She was a little nervous about being in the Miss Michigan pageant, but it was more excitement on her part, Schultz said. “I channel my nerves toward it being a positive thing.” On …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The 2006 Roosevelt High School graduate will move onto the Miss USA contest.
Wyandotte's Jaclyn Schultz was crowned Miss Michigan USA on Saturday night. More than 100 young women from throughout the state gathered in Port Huron this weekend for the two-day contest. Schultz, a 2006 Roosevelt High School graduate, recently won the title of Miss Wyandotte USA, which allowed her to compete in the Miss Michigan USA contest. Now that she's won that, she'll be competing in the Miss USA 2013 contest, which will be broadcast live on NBC in June. Schultz is a graduate of Central Michigan University and is currently enrolled for her master's degree at Michigan State University. She works as a media buyer for Brogan and Partners in Birmingham. Check back later as more information is released.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
In the wake of a relative's death, Angela Venditti has focused her platform on reaching young people.
Having volunteered with anti-drug causes since she was 14 years old, Angela Venditti said a family tragedy struck her especially hard at age 20. Her close friend and cousin, Natalie, died of a heroin overdose in 2008. And now as the reigning Miss Michigan 2012, Venditti is sharing her personal story in hopes of reaching other young people. While her focus is on prevention, the 24-year-old said she tailors her talk depending on the age of her audience. "With the younger kids, it's about working on decision-making skills and things like that," she said. "With an older group, it's possible they may have already tried or are maybe using drugs or alcohol. With an older group, my message is it's never too late to start over and good things can …