Watch Newcastle’s Mandy Schendel compete for Miss America
January 8, 2013
NEW — 2:05 p.m. Jan. 8, 2013
Newcastle’s own Mandy Schendel, Miss Washington 2012, will head to Las Vegas on Jan. 2 in preparation for the 2013 Miss America competition.
Schendel will be among 53 national finalists who will vie for the Miss America title.
“The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison and “Dancing with the Stars” co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet will host the event.
Among the judges for the competition are Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney, dancer Cheryl Burke and television host Mary Hart.
More than 300 community members attended a farewell fashion show Dec. 8, where Schendel gave attendees a sneak peek at the fashions she plans to wear for the telecast.
The competition will be televised Jan. 12 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, and can be seen at 9 p.m. on ABC.
Learn more about Schendel’s quest for the Miss America title at www.misswashington.org.