Miss USO of Metropolitan New York
Each year the USO of Metropolitan New York
selects a young woman to become Miss USO. As a USO Ambassador of Goodwill,
Miss USO entertains at military
ceremonies, veterans facilities and special events and is frequently asked to sing
the National Anthem. Auditions for Miss USO are held in New York City in
Former Miss USO's
Laurie Ferdman - Miss
Laurie is originally from
Deerfield, Illinois and is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BFA
degree in musical theatre. Laurie is a member of Actor's Equity and has toured nationally in the musical
Lampert - Miss USO 2001
Emma had a very busy year as
Miss USO 2001 which included spending many hours with the workers at ground
zero. She was the first Miss USO to produce her own CD comprised
of the music she sang in USO shows throughout the year.
Her USO travels took her to Sasebo, Japan to perform for USO
Sasebo's Anniversary Gala on the USS Juneau! Other overseas tours include
Korea, Spain and Italy. Emma
hails from Park Ridge, New Jersey. She is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music.
Erin Wheatley- Miss USO 2000
Erin is originally from Magnolia,
Arkansas. Erin held the title of Miss Arkansas in 1998
and was a top ten finalist in the Miss America Pageant. During her year as
Miss USO she was delighted to have her first passport stamped in Saudi Arabia, Jordan,
Egypt, Kuwait, Bosnia, Germany, Norway, Hungary, Holland, Japan and
Korea! Erin is
currently finishing her degree in Broadcast Journalism at the University of
Arkansas in Little Rock.
Mills - Miss USO 1999
Kellie is originally from Maysville, North Carolina and is a
former Miss Onslow County. She has a degree in Speech Communication from the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill. Kellie's USO overseas travel took her to Saudi
Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan and Egypt. Kellie now
works and resides in Connecticut.
Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ellen holds a degree in theatre from New York
University. She originated the role of Pocahontas at Disney World in
Florida and was in Disney's Hercules Spectacular at the New Amsterdam Theater
in NYC. Ellen has also performed in Victor/Victoria at Papermill Playhouse.
You will see Ellen periodically on "As the World Turns." Ellen rejoined
the USO Troupe for the last 3 months of 2001. She is now working
for Disney and living in Florida.
Jennifer Patty is originally from
Kansas City and is a graduate of the University of Kansas. A member of Actor's
Equity, Jennifer has toured
nationally as Ado Annie in Oklahoma. Jennifer now lives in Vero Beach, Florida,
where she was an instructor/director at Riverside Children's Theatre. She is currently the
technical director for the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts and recently
has served as the co-creator and producer of a weekly television program
educating children on all aspects of the performing arts.
Marcia received her MBA from the Wharton School of
Business and her undergraduate degree from Georgetown
University. Marcia is a former Miss New York. She has also served as
Talent Coordinator for the USO of Metropolitan New York. Marcia now works and resides in
Boston. She is very active with the USO in New England.
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