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Competing for the Crown
The Miss America competition will be broadcast to a national audience on Saturday, and University of Hartford student Emily Audibert '13 will be among the 53 contestants vying for the crown.
Audibert, a senior in the Barney School of Business, is the reigning Miss Connecticut, having won the title in June. She left for Las Vegas on Jan. 2 for 10 days of preliminary competition in the Miss America contest.
The finals of the 2013 Miss America competition will take place on Saturday, Jan. 12, and will be broadcast live beginning at 9 p.m. on ABC television. Those who are announced as finalists at the beginning of the broadcast will go on to compete for the crown on national television.
You can help send Audibert to the finals by watching her video and voting for her on the Miss America website. Voters will choose one contestant as “America’s Choice,” and that contestant will win an automatic spot in the finals. Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. PST on Thursday, Jan. 10.
Audibert is pursuing a triple major in accounting, entrepreneurial studies, and economics/finance in the University's Barney School of Business. She expects to graduate in May 2013 with 150 credits, 30 credits beyond the average bachelor’s degree requirement.
But that is just the beginning of her exceptional record of achievement. A former student member of the University’s Board of Regents, Audibert currently serves as executive vice president of the Student Government Association. Audibert is a member of the University Dance Team, served as president of the Economics/Finance Club, and helped start the "Hawks Helping Hartford" Day of Service in 2011, serving as student co-coordinator of the program this past year.
A former dance instructor who has been dancing since the age of three, Audibert will perform a dance routine for the talent portion of the Miss America competition.
This fall, Audibert juggled her already jam-packed schedule of classes and extra-curricular activities with her new duties as Miss Connecticut, including public appearances, intense preparation for the Miss America competition, and her personal platform as Miss Connecticut – the fight against childhood obesity.