John M. Vannatta Jr. John has enormous pride in young women who have been VANBROS titleholders, and he attempts to not only serve as director for his titleholders, but a mentor and a friend. His goal for the state pageants is that they provide a forum in which young women can gain more self confidence, improve themselves as individuals, and make an impact in their community. He believes that it's important for young women who compete in pageants to be able to feel as though they are better individuals the day after the pageant, than they were the day they decided to enter. John uses the pageant to encourage his titleholders, as well as all the contestants, to become socially aware and active.
Miss Kansas Teen USA
Miss Kansas USA - Wikipedia
The pageant is directed by Vanbros and Associates, headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas. Kansas did not place at Miss USA until , the third-to-last state to make their first placement. From then, no delegate from Kansas made the cut until , when Kelli McCarty won the crown. This included two first runners-up, including Danielle Boatwright , winner of Survivor: Guatemala , one second runner-up, one third runner-up, and one fourth runner-up, among others. All but three of Kansas's ten placements have been runners-up, the most recent placement was Alyssa Klinzing, placing Top Kansas holds a record of 11 placements at Miss USA. This beauty pageant article is a stub.
Hello, and welcome to our web site! I was Miss Kansas America , and can tell you first hand that being a part of pageants is a rewarding and life changing experience. During my year as Miss Kansas, I had the honor of traveling throughout the state meeting with many interesting and wonderful people. Looking back, I realize that my year as Miss Kansas will always be one of the most dynamic and positive experiences in my life. However, I also realize that even if I had never won the actual title, I would still be a stronger, more confident, self-assured, and goal oriented person simply as a result of my participation in pageants.
This pageant has been part of the Vanbros organisation since , and in , they celebrated their fifteen-year anniversary with a reunion of former titleholders at the pageant. In , the pageant was moved to Wichita. In , the pageant directors moved the event to the small town of Maize, just outside Wichita,  where it was also held the following year, before it was brought back to Wichita proper from — The pageant was held in Overland Park for the first time in and also in In , it moved to Lawrence.