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Reality TV meets the pageant world
in the America's Junior Miss Finals

By Staff
special to The Star
June 27, 2004
Ever wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes of a pageant? On July 3, you'll get your chance.
The 47th annual America's Junior Miss National Finals will be presented on the PAX network as a reality show rather than the stage show familiar to those who have watched the program throughout the years.
AJM will be the first established pageant to take such an approach to its television broadcast.
For the two weeks of June 12-26, camera crews will follow the 50 AJM contestants around Mobile, Ala., while they participate in pre-finals activities. The final product will be a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and triumphs experienced by the young women.
Ridgeland resident Christina Myers will be in the mix as Mississippi's Junior Miss during the two-hour special. She will have the opportunity to win a portion of the more than $100,000 in cash scholarships awarded during the competition including the $50,000 scholarship given to the winner.
The 47th annual AJM National Finals will air July 3 at 8 p.m. on PAX.
About AJM and PAX
America's Junior Miss, the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school senior girls, makes available over $63 million dollars in college scholarships annually.
More than 700,000 young women have competed in the program since its inception. Past participants include Diane Sawyer of "ABC News," Deborah Norville of "Inside Edition" and Debra Messing, co-star of NBC's "Will &Grace."
For more information about AJM, visit www.ajm.org or contact Rhea Edwards, public relations director at (800) 256-5435 or by e-mail at rhea@ajm.org.
Paxson Communications Corporation owns and operates the nation's largest broadcast television distribution system and the PAX TV network. PAX TV reaches 89 percent of U.S. television households via nationwide broadcast television, cable and satellite distribution systems.
For more information, visit www.pax.tv.

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