Ms. America 1997
MS. AMERICA PAGEANT
Susan Jeske, Ms America 1997
Susan Jeske, Ms America 1997

Susan Jeske representing Colorado was crowned the first MS AMERICA® on December 4, 1997 at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jeske won a valuable package of cash and prizes totaling $75,000. The pageant was based on evening gown, interview, fitness and on-stage question. She impressed the judges and audience when asked by the emcee about a World Record that she set. Susan holds the World Record, published in the Guinness Book Of Records for singing the National Anthem at the most events in a 24-hour period.

During her reign, Susan created the “Students Against Violence" assembly program where she received more than 30 awards and Proclamations for her presentation. 

 

A professional Image and Beauty Consultant, Susan donated “Makeovers By Ms. America® to charity events throughout Southern California for live and silent auctions raising thousands of dollars for various non-profit organizations. A professional makeup artist, Susan has been the makeup artist for several magazines and weddings and is in demand as a featured instructor at workshops where she has taught hundreds of women skin care and step-by-step Advance Glamour Makeup application.

In 1997, the founder and owner of the Ms America® Pageant was Richard Simon from Houston, Texas, who used the Corporate name Ms. America Inter-nationale Inc.. In 1999, Susan purchased the Ms. America Pageant from the Ms. America Inter-Nationale Inc. and received the registered federal trademark from the USPTO in Washington DC in February 2000.

Two years later in 1999, Ms. Jeske was given ownership and in 2000 received a registered federal trademark for the pageant from the USPTO in Washington DC.

 

To learn more about the Ms. America® Pageant go to: www.MsAmericaPageant.com

 

Announcement that the new Ms America is Susan Jeske from Colorado!

Announcement
The new Ms America
is Susan Jeske from
Colorado!

First walk as the new Ms America.

First walk as the new
Ms America.

Congratulations from all the Contestants!

Congratulations from
all the Contestants!

On Stage Interview with Emcee

On Stage Interview
with Emcee

The new Ms America and her court!

The new Ms America
and her court!

Evening Gown Competition

Evening Gown Competition

CELEBRATING WITH HER FAMILY
CELEBRATING WITH HER FAMILY

Ms. America & her court with the founder/owner of the pageant Richard Simon.
Ms. America & her court with the founder/owner of the pageant Richard Simon.
KNIGHTED IN SCOTLAND
Not to be confused with being Knighted in England by the Queen. 
City Line Newspaper
City Line Newspaper
Knighted in Scotland by Prince Michael. Standing in front of Sterling Castle in Scotland after being Knighted.
Knighted in Scotland by Prince Michael. Standing in front of Sterling Castle in Scotland after being Knighted.
Littleton Independant
Littleton Independant
APPEARANCES
Appearance with the Astronaunts before they take off in the STS 101 space shuttle launch.

USO Navy appearance on the Ship the Constellation while at sea.

Swearing In Ceremony for New US Citizenship - 56,000 People

CA Big Spin Lottery TV Appearance for the Hero in Education Award.