January 8, 2010
Putnam samples Miss America Pageant for public
at ULM Jan. 9
Putnam, a senior music performance major at ULM, said she is looking forward to giving her family, friends and fans a preview of her wardrobe prior to competing for the Miss America title at the end of the month.
“The past six months as Miss Louisiana have flown by and I've experienced growth in every aspect of my life – physically, emotionally, and spiritually,” she said. “I feel as though my entire life has prepared me for this moment, and I'm excited about this new chapter in my life chapter holds.”
Putnam will model about 10 different outfits for Saturday’s event at ULM, according to Darris Waren, vice president of the Miss Louisiana Organization. Among the attire she plans to model are her departure outfit, evening gown, and interview ensemble, swimsuit and talent gown for the Miss America competition. Putnam will also don additional outfits she will wear for different events in and around Las Vegas during the week of the 2010 Miss America Pageant.
Saturday’s event at ULM also features Putnam’s piano performance of The Hallelujah Chorus, which she will perform during the talent portion of the 2010 Miss America Pageant.
The pageant returns to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas this year for a week of preliminary competitions, culminating in the live telecast at the end of January. The final competition airs Jan. 30 at 7 p.m., Central Standard Time, on the TLC Channel.