Yes, she was my dear friend! Always supportive of everything I did...The tributes just keep coming....
Chelsi Smith, Houston-area native who won Miss Universe, dies https://abc13.com/4187700/ via @ABC13Houston as they should!
I’m still in shock. Cancer takes so many too young...
We will miss you
My friend Chelsi Smith passed away a a few weeks ago. Recently I understand they held a memorial service. I could not attend,
but it had taken me until now to come close to finding the right words...
In memory of my friend, Chelsi Smith:
Miss Texas USA
Miss Universe 1995
I will always miss my dear friend Chelsi Smith. She was someone I never thought I’d have the opportunity to meet, although
I admired her since watching her crownings on television in 1995.
But once we met we found we had more in common than our mutual love of pageants.
We also enjoyed the Sugarbaker sisters of the sitcom “Designing Women,” in fact Chelsi often privately referred
to me as “John (Sugar-baker)!”
Also, Chelsi knew of my love of figure skating, and really took an interest, sending me photos, videos and old movie clips
she found, and asked questions ( good questions) so she could learn more about the things she would send!
Chelsi, like her 1995, MUO sisters, Keylee and Shanna, had a wonderful way of taking a genuine interest in others, and helped
to make dreams come true for those they met. She exemplified what it truly means to be Miss USA and/or Miss Universe in the
best possible way.
Knowing Chelsi was a gift I was never able to payback, but I’ll do my best to pay forward, as she would want! I love
Miss America is scrapping its swimsuit competition, will no longer judge based on physical appearance - ABC News - https://gma.abc/2xJ325M
#missamerica So whats to watch? Bye Miss America! Ill love all my former titleholders friends... but.... Ill remember you
fondly... kind of ironic its on the same network as the bachelor/bachelorette?
Whats wrong with evening gown! Dont get it!
My Miss America Memories....
Some of them anyway!
...with Susan Powell, Miss America 1981 (Oklahoma)
#MissUSA rule change
Via Will Henderson aka thepageantguy.com
I’m fine with it....
Residency requirements for #MissUSA state contestants have changed. Instead of establishing 6 months of residency, contestants
need only 3 months. If you weren’t a fan of state hopping before, you certainly won’t be now ✈️
@WonderWomanFilm @RealLyndaCarter @GalGadot @MissUniverse @MissWorldLtd #Israel Wonder Woman Star Gal Gadot Dazzled
as Miss Israel via @enews
Current #WonderWoman represented Israel at #MissUniverse ... TV Wonder Woman Lynda Carter represented US at #MissWorld...
Gal Gadot and more pageant winners turned actors: Read about Halle Berry and more...
What a weekend it was! Deshauna. I love you! Your represented yourself and the Country so beautifully and I know there is
so much more for you ahead as #MissUSA and beyond!
Iris, we have not met yet but I wish you the best as #MissUniverse and hope we meet someday soon!
To Paula Shugart Rachel Frimer Esther Swan Shawn McClain and everyone and MUO! Well done!John Baker. And family
Congratulations to our new Miss Universe from France!
You are Confidently Beautiful
Wow! What a night THANK YOU SO MUCH Stevi McShane Liz Fogg
and everyone at Crowned One Productions Inc. (Pageants) for your friendship, kindness, an amazing seat and most especially
for the new award named in my honor "The John Baker Spirit Award" in pageantry presented to Jordyn Kogler , Miss
Teen California American Beauty 2014! It is overwhelming for me... and Jordyn is an extremely deserving first recipient! Congrats
to all the wonderful winners last night! Best of luck at Nationals...especially to my dear friend Alexa Jones , our
new Miss California U.S. International 2015! So happy for you! Wonderful to see Maureen Atwell and
Samantha Hart too... Hope to see everyone again SOON! XOXO, John
#RealityCheck In fact, I believe all people are "REAL PEOPLE!" There has to be better terminology! Anyone?
#RIPJoanRivers #JoanRivers #MissUSA quote from 2010: "I just hosted the Miss USA Pageant and, let me tell you,
beautiful gets you everywhere. The New York Times had an article maybe six months ago: Babies respond to pretty faces. So
stop telling everyone it’s OK not to be pretty! If you can fix it, fix it!" she told Entertainment Weekly in 2010. "If
it makes you happier. I love to look in the mirror and say, 'For 77, you look good.' That’s all. I don’t care
what anyone says. Not bad for 77." I attended that pageant, didn't meet her wish I had... Refreshing... IMHO, the world can
be too politically correct. Life is more beautiful with a sense of humor and what adults choose to do with their bodies, is
their business... Here's to Joan... You'll be missed! :)
"Those who #Pageants bring together, never come apart!"
-Me (John H. Baker)
PAGEANTS ON SITCOMS
(Because the ability to laugh at ourselves is beautiful!:)
Working on my new 2015 #MissUniverse webpage ! Still a work in progress, but so far http://www.jhbonline.net/pageants/id54.html Thank you Paula Shugart Rachel Frimer Esther Swan Shawn McClain Olivia Giudice
Nia Sanchez Linda Rondinella-Osgood Larry Parra Kristen Bradford Pam Wilson and
everyone I couldn't tag... Love you all! <3 John
Well home again.... And I would just like to say I make mistakes, we all do, I'm just thankful
mine have not been made in front of one billion people (so far) my heart goes out to Colombia, Phililpines, and , yes,
But even as I was almost trampled and could've been injured coming out of the theatre by understandably
upset fans at the theatre (Thank you to my family and PH security for their assistance ) I understand that those who were
injured and killed by the auto incident outside the Planet Hollywood were the truly tragic victims of that evening on the
Las Vegas Strip during this Holiday Season... I truly extend my deepest wishes to them!
To Pia Wurzbach, Congratulations!
Philippines you've waited a long time! To Miss Colombia! I can't imagine what you've gone through.... But you will be the
most famous runner up in Miss Universe history. I hope to come to wear that with the pride you've earned. To Miss USA Olivia
Jordan and the other competitors Congrats on a job well done!
To my friends at Miss Universe thank you for
all your support and otherwise wonderful week. Happy Holidays, John
Congrats Miss USA 2015, OLIVIA JORDAN, The 1st from Oklahoma! (Here in photo with your webmaster (John Baker); Miss FL-USA
2016, Brie Gabrielle and Miss PA-USA 2015, Elizabeth Cardillo at the 63rd Miss Universe in Doral, FL,USA
Just found this Paula Shugart FB page! Where have I been? Sick, in hospital! Better now! Thank Goodness and ALL of you!
Just got a lovely surprise from #MissUSA Nia Sanchez ! A photo of us from Miss Nevada USA 2013... the year BEFORE
she competed for & won the title... didn't know it existed! I was judging the TEEN event! Can't wait to cheer her on at
#MissUniverse! Love you, Nia! <3
FYI, the so-called #MissUSA residency controversy, the requirements for US Senate require even less: http://uspolitics.about.com/b/2008/11/03/about-residency-requirements-for-congress.htm It saddens me that US media (& many in society) are focused on "scandal," "gossip'' and so-called "controversy" rather
than achievement... Soon, good people will not want to achieve anymore as they will only get "hated" for it! #HaterFreeZone
Thanks for posting this Nia Sanchez Esther Swan Linda Rondinella-Osgood
.... Nice to see so many of my Miss USA friends -- even if it is just on video! Hope to see Paula Shugart
Rachel Frimer Roston Ogata Shawn McClain Tricia Nash Langa Olivia Giudice and the
gang soon! Nia Sanchez's First 48 Hours as Miss USA 2014: http://youtu.be/a1y0BinVbOM via You Tube
#MissUSA is currently the #1 topic on FB! Missing Paula Shugart Esther Swan Rachel Frimer Shawn
McClain Roston Ogata Tricia Nash Langa Olivia Giudice and the whole #MUO team! Erin Brady you did an incredible
job as Miss USA -- a tough act to follow! Good luck 2014 contestants! :) This is YOUR NIGHT! Can't believe I'm not there!
Thanks to everyone I've met during the past 10 years or so... I never would 've dreamed of the memories we have made, like
these: https://www.facebook.com/jhbonline/media_set?set=a.10152544247957783.739877782&type=3 I love & miss you all ! Here's to more memories in the future! See you Tonight at 8 pm/7ct on NBC, that is <P>
Congrats Jordan Blais Krinke on your top 10 placement at Miss California 2014 tonight.... So Honored to be part of your
incredible journey and thank you Lynda Blais Krinke and Gary Krinke for the gift of Jojo in my life... #TeamJordan for ever
PS You'll always be my MISS CA & MISS AMERICA! — with Jordan Blais Krinke. You were & are amazing but I can't
believe your growth since I first "mock interviewed" you at Miss Placentia Scholarship Pageant 2009 ! I am forever
grateful to Jordan Blais Krinke Lynda Blais Krinke and Gary Krinke for that experience as well as Kathi Baldwin.
Can't wait to see where "#TeamJordan " takes us from here! I know it will be awesome ! <3 John