Miss America is Around the Corner!

Kandice Pelletier Swimwear is honored to be suiting over half of the contestants at this year's Miss America pageant.

Miss America 2015 draws near. The contestants are settling into life in Atlantic City this week. We decided to sit down with Miss California (Bree Morse), Miss Florida (Mary Katherine Fechtel), Miss Georgia (Betty Cantrell), and Miss Oklahoma (Georgia Frazier) to chat about how they stay fit, their confidence on stage, and their Kandice Pelletier swimsuits!

All of the four ladies agreed that balance is the key to a healthy lifestyle. Each Miss California, Miss Florida, Miss Georgia, and Miss Oklahoma have their own workout routines. Generally, our four contestants like eating healthy foods. However, even when training for a national pageant where these four will be competing against some of the most beautiful ladies in the United States, our contestants said they try not to restrict their diets too much.

Miss California 2015, Bree Morse

Miss California 2015, Bree Morse

Miss California, Bree Morse, said she makes her favorite meals healthy. She does this by swapping less beneficial ingredients for others. “You can get a burger ‘lettuce wrapped’ instead of eating it on a bun,” she told us.  

Miss Oklahoma 2015, Georgia Frazier

Miss Oklahoma 2015, Georgia Frazier

Miss Oklahoma, Georgia Frazier, says she loves the endorphins that she gets from exercising. She quoted Elle Woods, Reese Witherspoon’s character, from Legally Blond, “Working out gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy…” She is a cancer-survivor and loves filling up on foods with antioxidants that help to fight cancer, like berries, broccoli, and walnuts.

Miss Florida 2015, Mary Katherine Fechtel

Miss Florida 2015, Mary Katherine Fechtel

As far as confidence goes, it can be nerve wracking to be in a swimsuit strutting on stage on national television. Miss Florida, Mary Katherine, says once she is fully prepared, she likes to take the mental focus off of herself. She said, “I shift my focus onto the things that make me come alive, like my faith, family, and friends. There is something empowering about performing with your loved ones in the back of your mind.”  

Confidence stems from something else entirely for Miss California, Bree Morse. Bree told us that she suffers from Alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that attacks hair follicles and stops them from growing. She says losing her hair negatively affected her perception of herself. She says the disease caused her to rethink what makes her beautiful. She realized that she needed to not let the disease define her and chose to overcome its effect on her self-perception. She says she is confident on stage because of her positive self-perception.

Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell

Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell

Some of our Miss America contestants have interesting histories. Did you know Miss Florida, Mary Fechtel, drove a pick-up truck before becoming Miss Florida? Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell, grew up on a farm in the country and her favorite show is Andy Griffith.

As for what they like about their Kandice Pelletier Swimsuits, Miss California, Bree Morse, stated that she loves the construction and fit of her custom swimsuit. She said “it’s as flattering as it is fabulous.” Miss Florida, Mary Katherine, said in addition to fit, she loves the gold accents on her swimsuit and the comfort of it. Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell, said that she loves the sporty style and raspberry color of her swimsuit. Miss Oklahoma, Georgia Frazier, said that she loves that her suit is bright, fun, and sophisticated.

We can’t wait to see these ladies rock their Kandice Pelletier Swimsuits on the Miss America stage! Catch the show live on September 13, 2015 at 9:00 PM on ABC.