CNN iReporter Amanda Wamunyima Hits The Spotlight! Emerges Ms. America 2016

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It was obviously a joyous moment for Amanda Wamunyima, from Orlando, Florida when she was crowned Ms. America 2016 at recently beating a dynamic array of contestants from across the nation.

This year’s pageant consisted of four uniquecategories of competition including: Evening Gown, Interview, Sportswear and Finalist On-Stage Question.

Amanda Wamunyima’svictory walk to accept the crown marks her journey into stardom making her an ambassador of young single, divorced or married women with a dedicated platform or cause they can advocate for.


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Not only is she a model, actress, entrepreneur, CNN iReporter and TV host, Amanda Wamunyima, is alsoa humanitarian and Founder of ieEmbracean organization that assists to provide medical and school supplies to underserved nations.

She teamed up with the American Red Cross touring all 67 Florida Counties and is looking forward to doing the same across the United States raising awareness and honoring the thousands of people who volunteer for this life changing organization.


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Ms. America 2016 Court is as follows:

First Runner-up: Ms. Utah – Julie Harman

Second Runner-up: Ms. District of Columbia – Allison Hill

Third Runner-up: Ms. California – LaHoma Caudill

Fourth Runner-up: Ms. Florida – Dee Lane


Internet Voting Award – Ms. South Carolina, Deborah Valis-Flynn

Spirit of America – Ms. Illinois, Deborah Tuttle

Power of the Crown – Ms. Oregon, Desiree Quinn

Crown for a Purpose – Ms. Pennsylvania, Rena McQuaig

Media Award – Ms. Michigan, Rachael Adams

Woman of Distinction – Ms. North Carolina, Lisa Hedin

Photogenic Award – Ms. Southeast, DeAnnaEmborski

Congeniality Award – Ms. Utah, Julie Harman

Community Service Award – Ms. Florida, Dee Lane





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