Saturday, May 30, 2009

Congrats to Miss Relay for !!!

Hi All!
I had a wonderful time tonight, well last night???, hanging out at the North Myrtle Beach High School Relay for Life Event! It was so much fun!
The highlight of the evening was the Miss Relay for Life Contest. These young "women", okay so young fellas that look like women, turned on the charm as 14 delegates worked the stage and answered an onstage question relating to themselves and a school "rumor" about them! It was so funny! Some of the contestants answered, "Yes, it is okay to sleep in class if I'm tired!", or "I don't really think it makes a difference whether or not you go to class.", and the ultimate interview answer of the night was simply, "Ummmm, I am just here for the cancer."

After showboating and interviews, each of the contestants posed, okay played around, onstage while their escorts scurried around collecting dollars.

At the top of the evening, MISS Bryant Stacy was crowned with a Wal-Mart tiara and given a bouquet of beautiful roses for winning the event! He tearfully requested his photo to be taken with his best friend, ME - America's Teen !
Throughout the lightening in the background, the intermittent drizzle, and soggy luminaires, North Myrtle Beach is rocking through the night with a fantastic Relay for Life!

On a serious note, let's all never forget the race for the cure and the need for ongoing support of your local, state, and national American Cancer Society and events like Relay for Life! These are so important for the fight against cancer and the need for a cure!

Congrats once more to Miss Relay for Life, Bryant Stacy!
Laurie Kimsey, America's Teen :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Today is May 25, 2009....Memorial Day 2009.
This day is such a bittersweet holiday, especially for us remembering a specific Veteran today.
My thoughts, prayers, and love to all of you families and friends that are thinking about a special someone today and thinking about how so many men and women are out there fighting for our country....some that have dedicated their entire lives to the service of our country and others whose lives were shortened while sacrificing their lives for our freedom, safety and well-being.

As many of you know, that have read my blogs, my Uncle Jerry was in the military for over 20 years. He was my sponsor that helped me get into pageants, modeling, and acting. He paved the way for me to have the life that I have achieved to this point and for that I am so grateful. He was a Navy man, that until he passed in 2007 he always showed respect and love for our country. As I spend this Memorial Day in remembrance of the Veterans and those who allow us to live in the great USA I think of how lucky and blessed we all are to have such wonderful family, friends, acquaintances, and many men and women that have given their lives for our country.

My freshman year of high school, I was actually in the NJROTC, yes I really was! lol
I remember how proud Uncle Jerry was of me for signing up. He came to my ceremonies and meets. He even rented a limosine for my NJROTC friends and I to ride in to the Military Ball. So many of the ROTC members knew Uncle Jerry and appreciated his quiet discreet support of the club.
As I said before, this is a bittersweet holiday, so as I really miss my Uncle Jerry, I am so thankful for the Patriotism he taught me.

It is also a wonderful for appreciating my Dad, Brett....once a Marine always a Marine! Sempre Fi!!! The hamburgers, hot dogs, and fun in the sun are always pretty special and GREAT memories in the making!

So Happy Memorial Day everyone!
May it be a happy day of wonderful memories past as well as new memories for the future!!

Laurie Kimsey
America's Teen

Pageantry Magazine :) Thanks BOA!!!

Thank you to the Beauties of America pageant for allowing me to be featured in Pageantry Magazine!!
Carter Studios did another amazing job on my photo to prepare for the new Pageantry and I was so excited to be representing the BOA system as America's Teen!
Thank you Jennifer!
Much love to all of my pageant sisters!!
Beauties of America is such a wonderful system that really focuses on the accomplishments and successes of women of ALL ages!

Give our website a try at and join us in the August 2009 pageant!

AND just want to give a BIG THANK YOU and SHOUT to Tim at The Pageant Cast!! He supports and endorses the Beauties of America's system! We were also the WEBSITE of the WEEK and we just want to say "THANKS TIM!" we've just gotta set up that interview soon! :)

Sending my love! Hope to see everyone at BOA in August!
Laurie Kimsey
America's Teen

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Back home in Myrtle Beach ! I am blessed !

Hello Everyone!
It's really been a busy couple of weeks! Two Verizon commericals, Paranormal, and several auditions! I am having the time of my life, and I am thankful for so many things and so many people that have affected my life.
This is really a chance to thank a few of the many important people in my life!
First of all I want to say Happy Birthday Mamaw!! My Grandparents attended my pageant last August when I won my title of Beauties of America. It was so awesome to have them there. After the pageant I invited them to come up on stage for a photo and my Mamaw fell and broke her leg! It was a tough ending to such a wonderful night, but I still believe all things happen for a reason! She turned 67 today and Papaw just turned 71 last week on the 12th! They are such a strong God-fearing couple, and I am so thankful to have them as my Grandparents.
Next I want to thank a close friend that help me really step up my modeling a few years ago. Mike Eaddy from Lake City SC (near Florence)took me under his wing as a 15 year old and saw a spark in me that he wanted to develop....and that he did! Mike Eaddy has contributed to my life in such a positive way. I will ever be grateful and thankful for his friendship. We shot again today with Dan Nunnally, the owner of Sexy Vision Swimwear and he is such a trip! Dan traveled here to Myrtle Beach this weekend to finally meet his Top Model in person and to shoot with me himself. It was truly a lot of fun! You guys truly have the ability to make me look like a Barbie Doll !!!
Mom, guys are truly a blessing to me! Brett has given me stability and security for the past 8 years of my life. Mom, you will always be my best friend...and worst! She taught me about constructive criticism and has been such a support system in my year as America's Teen and in my acting and modeling career endeavors.
Life is really good! Thanks Jennifer for your ongoing support and direction of the Beauties of America pageant! This opportunity that has presented itself in my life would not have been possible without you and of course your wonderful Mom too!
I have hundreds more, but I just wanted to take a moment to see that I am blessed!
I will def be back soon!
Laurie Kimsey, America's Teen

Monday, May 18, 2009

Paranormal filming and Nascar Event!!

Hi All!

I had a great time on Friday May 15, 2009 at Gordon's BBQ in Apex NC where I had the opportunity to not only film my role as Caraline....but I got to make an appearance at the same time as Beauties of America's Teen!
The producers of Paranormal at Cross Shadow Productions were such wonderful people! We had a great time, filmed my scene, and signed some autographs to talk up not only the film that will be released in fall 2009, but the Beauties of America Pageant!
Paranormal is produced by a Christian production company combining the current trend and interest in the paranormal with a Christian production that will be mysterious, fun, yet family oriented!
Thanks again for casting me Cross Shadow Productions....and for asking me to make an appearance for BOA!

Then on Saturday May 16th I traveled South toward Charlotte NC where I was booked as a Verizon Wireless Promotional Girl for the Justin Allgaier #12 Verizon Wireless race car! Beauties of America's Teen once again made herself known at the All Star Race and cheered everyone along! Congrats to Tony Stewart for taking the checkered flag!!

Until next time....
Laurie Kimsey Americas Teen!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Relay For Life

On April 24, 2009 I had the wonderful opportunity to support the Myrtle Beach Relay for Life program at the Ripken Center in Myrtle Beach, SC. At 7:00 pm I sang the National Anthem with the support of the local NJROTC Colour Guard supporting me! I walked in the opening parade with the multitude of cancer survivors and it made my heart so warm to see that people are beating this dreadful disease. The Cancer Survivors were dressed in their purple t-shirts and I was so happy to see their smiling faces. It was totally amazing! The event had tents set up to raise money for the Relay for Life Teams and at 11:00 pm, America's Teen had a great laugh as I crowned "Miss" Relay for Life, and I do use the term "Miss" loosely!
You see each of the teams had one of the men dress as a woman and rally the teams during the 7 to 11 hours at the event. As I crowned Miss Relay the crowds roared and I thought it was just so much fun!

Earlier in the week on Tuesday, I had a cool job working in Charlotte NC as part of the Verizon Team staying connected while meeting Nascar driver Justin Allgaier. In the commercial I was there filming we yelled, "Go Lil Gator!", which as most of you know was quite easy for me since I am the worlds most obnoxious Florida Gator fan, but that's another blog!!...and of course another "Gator" :)

Let's all keep supporting our favorite charities whether it be fighting cancer, fighting against ALS, or whatever is in your heart to support! Most of all, just find a cause and support it! I am so thankful for my health, for my family, and for the safety that God bestows upon my life each and everyday....and I hope to NEVER take it for grantid!

Til next time,
Laurie Kimsey, America's Teen