Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ms. Wheelchair CA 2010 wins 1st Runner Up at the Ms. Wheelchair America 2011 pageant!!


I was SO excited when I had the opportunity to crown my 1st Runner Up as the new Ms. Wheelchair CA 2010 back in April 2010 when I was Ms. Wheelchair CA 2009. I am now ecstatic to announce that Jennifer Kumiyama just placed 1st Runner Up at the national Ms. Wheelchair America 2011 pageant!!!! I could not be more proud of her as a contestant, a friend, and a sister.

Check out her blog here to read a little bit more about her winning. And here's how California has done in the past three years at Nationals (amazing!):

MWCC 2008, Shannon Coe - 1st Runner Up
MWCC 2009, Alyson Roth - 2nd Runner Up
MWCC 2010, Jennifer Kumiyama - 1st Runner Up

Way to keep in the Top 5 for the past three years ladies!!! I am SO HAPPY!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ms. Wheelchair CA 2010, Jennifer Kumiyama, at the Ms. Wheelchair America Nationals!

Hi everybody!! Can I just tell you how excited I am to have my 1st Runner Up who was then crowned Ms. Wheelchair California 2010 at Nationals right now?! If you have Facebook, you can keep up with her activities by clicking here. Be her friend!

The Ms. Wheelchair America pageant is being held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and I'm putting a strong vote in for Jennifer to win! Her bubbly attitude, spirit, and personality along with all of the advocacy she has done will surely land her in at least the Top 5!

Here is a link to a news interview she was in this morning alongside Ms. Wheelchair Michigan on the local news in Grand Rapids:

http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/eightwest/Ms_Wheelchair_pageant_is_West

I am so proud of all Jennifer has done - representing and carrying on the fabulous tradition of great title holders from California!

On Saturday, you can watch the live crowning by going to this link.

Good Luck, Jennifer!!! I know you'll do great!!