Italian American women living in the U.S. are invited to compete in the Miss Italia USA contest. Winners at the state level will travel to Stamford, Ct., on April 22-26 to compete for the title of Miss Italia USA 2010.
The young lady chosen as Miss Italia USA will travel to Italy in June to compete against 49 candidates from other nations for the title of Miss Italia nel Mondo. The pageant will be held in Jesolo, outside of Venice and will be broadcast internationally by RAI Italia and in Italy by RAI 1.
To participate in the Miss Italia USA competition, a woman must be a U.S. resident (for at least six months before June 30, 2010) and be between 17 years old and 26 (by Dec. 31, 2010). She must be of Italian origin, with either an Italian parent or at least one Italian grandparent, and she must have a basic knowledge of Italian.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS - Miss Italia USA State Contests
- January 15 - Washington, DC
- February 20 - New York City
- February 21 - New Jersey/ Pennsylvania
- February 27 - Michigan
- March 5 - Florida
- March 21 - Connecticut/Massachussets
- March 27 - Long Island
- March 28 - Washington
- April 10 - California
- April 16 - Illinois
The Final Competition of Miss Italia USA 2010 will be held on Sunday April 25, 2010, at 5 PM at "The Palace " Theatre located in Stamford Connecticut. The following is the list of the contestants who have qualified to date, to compete in the final competition:
STEFANIA RIZZO - AZ | CARLY FRANCAVILLA - MI | DESER'E GITULLI - MI | TANIA CARINGI - MI | DANIELLE MONTMORENZY - FL | MOLTISANTI LIGEIA - NY | JOHANNA SAMBUCINI - NY | MARGHERITA MEDICI - NY | ALESSANDRA PAOLUCCI - NY| MELISSA FIORE - NY | SYRA MARUOTTI - NY | CHRISTINA CARLUCCI - DC | MARIA HANSON - PA | CELESTE DI GREGORIO - PA | KASSANDRA VIRGILIO - PA | VANESSA LA MARCA - NJ | MARIA MICHELA CAPORRINO - NJ | ANDREA CIRILLO - NJ | TONY MONTAGNA - NJ | ALISSA ROMANO - NJ | CHRISTINA CIRILLO - NJ | CHRISTINA DE FLAVIIS - NJ | RACHEL SALERNO - MD | JENNIFER CONSALVI - CA
YOU CAN BUY TICKETS FOR THE EVENT AT: https://tickets.stamfordcenterforthearts.org/public/
For more information and for tickets to the 20th annual Miss Italia USA pageant, you may also call 646-498-1292 or write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Pictured above is Christina Marraccini, the Miss Italia USA 2009, photo by Francesco Isgro)
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