Jennifer L. Rose

Miss USO of Metropolitan New York


About Miss USO

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 January. 



Former Miss USO's


Laurie Ferdman - Miss USO 2002

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 "Grease."  





Emma 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.






Kellie 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.






      Ellen Sowney - Miss USO 1998


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 - Miss USO 1997    


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 Cillan - Miss USO 1995



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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