April Lufriu was crowned Mrs. America 2011
The pageant was hosted by America’s favorite married woman, Mrs. Brady, Florence Henderson and her daughter Barbara Chase.
From the 51 delegates, the judges selected ten semi-finalists following Tuesday’s preliminary competition. They were:
* Mrs. California, Jennifer Glava
* Mrs. Colorado, Janell Ames
* Mrs. Florida, April Luifriu
* Mrs. Georgia, Tiffany Marsha
* Mrs. Hawaii, Lara Leimana Fonoimoana
* Mrs. Idaho, Kristie Bear
* Mrs. Michigan, Teresa Tafoya
* Mrs. Minnesota, Yasmine Ryback
* Mrs. Oregon, Aspen Droesch and
* Mrs. Texas, Abby Tracy
Two additional semi-finalists, selected through online voting, were Mrs. Virginia, Rachel Travis and Mrs. West Virginia, Kayla Tilley.
The two staff-selected semi-finalists were
* Mrs. Arkansas, Amanda Patterson and
* Mrs. Nebraska, Karalyn Hoefer.
Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier, drew the 15thsemi-finalist name at random, Mrs. New York , Karen O’Hara. The delegates spent two weeks at The Greenbrier where they toured the Cold War-era Congressional bunker, learned the art of falconry and discovered the fun of fly fishing. They also spent a morning hanging drywall and siding on the Habitat for Humanity Women Build home in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
The Mrs. America pageant will air as a two-hour primetime special on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, on My Family TV, R&R TV, Retro TV and the Dish Network.
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