John O'Hurley Dances on Stage as Host of the 29th Annual Mrs. America Competition September 7th in Palm Springs
Former Mrs. District of Columbia, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth (The
Apprentice) to serve as special correspondent
Competition to be broadcast on WE: Women's Entertainment
Wednesday, September 14th 8:00pm ET
JERICHO, N.Y., Aug. 24 -- America's favorite ballroom
dancer, John O'Hurley, will dust off his tux once again to host the 29th
Annual Mrs. America competition, September 7th at 8:00pm PT in Palm Springs,
CA. Helping O'Hurley get the backstage dish on all 51 contestants will be
Apprentice alum and former Mrs. District of Columbia, Omarosa Manigault-
Stallworth. WE: Women's Entertainment will broadcast the competition
Wednesday, September 14th at 8pm & 10pm ET (5 & 8pm PT).
The delegates, from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, will
converge on the world-famous Palm Springs Riviera Resort & Racquet Club for
two weeks of rehearsals and preliminary competitions, leading up to the
September 7th event. Judging the 51 ladies will be a diverse panel including:
actress Connie Stevens; Jessica Lynch, the first POW rescued from the Iraqi
war; swimwear designer Carol Wior; motivational speaker Jim Walkow; and Dr.
John Mahlmann, Executive Director, The National Anthem Project.
In celebration of the 65 million married women of America, the "Mrs.
America" Organization spotlights some of the most accomplished, youthful,
contemporary, poised, articulate and attractive married women -- "America's
greatest natural resource!" Judging will be based on interviews, evening gown
and swimwear competitions. As a special segment, the contestants will appear
in a unique costume symbolic of their home state.
This year's event returns to the Palm Springs Riviera Resort & Racquet
Club, whose beautiful poolside vistas provide the perfect backdrop for this
spectacular black-tie event. Ladies competing for the title of Mrs. America
2005 include a city mayor, U.S. Defense Department consultant and
professional ice skater.
Reigning "Mrs. America" Julie Templeton, a 31-year-old trial attorney in
Alabama, will appear along with "Mrs. World" 2005 Sima Bakhar of Israel at
this year's event. The newly crowned "Mrs. America" 2005 will compete in the
upcoming "Mrs. World" 2006 competition in March 2006, which will also be
televised nationwide on WE: Women's Entertainment. The Mrs. America and Mrs.
World TV Specials are also seen around the world at U.S. Military
installations, Embassies, Consulates and the ships at sea via AFN.
"We are very pleased to have a new television home for Mrs. America and
look forward to working with WE on this year's broadcast," said David Marmel,
President and Founder of the Mrs. America Organization.
David Marmel started Mrs. America in 1977 as the first and foremost
competition for married women in America. Mrs. America is a production of
Marmel Entertainment. For more information, please visit
WE: Women's Entertainment is the only cable network dedicated to helping
women connect to one another and the world around them. With quality original
programming including the hit series "Bridezillas," unique movie packages
like "Three Men and A Chick Flick," topical specials and its public affairs
initiative, WE Empowers Women; the network supports women and appeals to
their interests in pop culture, relationships and personal style. WE: Women's
Entertainment is a subsidiary of Rainbow Entertainment Services and is
currently seen in over 55 million homes.
The preliminary competition and final event are open to the public.
Tickets are available by contacting the Mrs. America Office (310) 829-9902 or
via e-mail: email@example.com. Hotel reservations can be made by contacting
the Palm Springs Riviera Resort & Racquet Club at 1-800-444-8311, the
Official Palm Springs Visitor Information and Hotel Reservation Center at
1-800-347-7746 or by visiting the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism Website:
SOURCE WE: Women's Entertainment
Web Site: http://www.mrsamerica.com http://www.palm-springs.org