Madison Gesiotto

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Madison Gesiotto
Madison Gesiotto.jpg
Born Madison Mari Gesiotto
(1992-03-20) March 20, 1992 (age 26)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nationality United States
Alma mater Ohio State University
Occupation Commentator, Columnist, Miss Ohio USA
Years active 2013-Present
Website Official website

Madison Mari Gesiotto (born March 20, 1992) is an American conservative commentator,[1] columnist, figure skater,[2] model,[3] and beauty queen who won Miss Ohio USA 2014.[4] She represented the state of Ohio on NBC and Univision at Miss USA 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 8, 2014.[5] She is currently the author of a weekly column at The Washington Times titled "Millennial Mindset" and previously anchored daily news briefings before they were discontinued.[6]

Early life and education[edit]

Gesiotto was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended Jackson Local Schools in Massillon, Ohio and trained as a competitive figure skater in Lakewood, Ohio at the Winterhurst Figure Skating Club. Gesiotto was coached by Olympic figure skater and former actress Carol Heiss.[7] In 2010, she passed her gold/senior tests in free skating and moves-in-the-field, the highest tests in figure skating.[2]

Gesiotto graduated with honors from Ohio State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.[8] She graduated from Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University in 2017 with a juris doctorate degree.[9]

Pageants[edit]

Miss Ohio USA 2013[edit]

Gesiotto represented Columbus at the Miss Ohio USA pageant in 2013, where she placed third runner-up.[10] She praised pageant competition for the networking opportunities it provided.[11]

Miss Ohio USA 2014[edit]

Gesiotto represented Mid Ohio at the Miss Ohio USA pageant in 2014, where was crowned Miss Ohio USA 2014.[12][13]

After winning Miss Ohio USA, Gesiotto was featured on various television news outlets for her promotion of political awareness and her fundraising for Wounded Warrior Project, including NBC4i,[14] FOX28,[15] and Fox 8 News [16] where she "wowed" Kristi Capel and Stefani Schaefer.[17]

She was also featured in a New York Times article profiling pageant consultant Bill Alverson.[18][19]

Miss USA 2014[edit]

Gesiotto competed in the Miss USA 2014 competition on June 8, 2014, representing the state of Ohio.[20]

She passed on her title to Miss Ohio USA 2015 in November 2014.[21]

Career[edit]

Gesiotto in 2017.

Gesiotto is currently the author of a weekly column at The Washington Times titled "Millennial Mindset," which focuses on various American political, policy, and legal issues.[22] She previously anchored daily news briefings (The Washington Times Exclusive Weekend Briefing [23] and The Washington Times Exclusive Daily Briefing)[24] before they were discontinued.

Gesiotto previously worked for Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign and on the United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.[25] As a law student at Moritz College of Law, Gesiotto was a staff editor for The Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.[26]

Gesiotto, who is a pro-life advocate, wrote a column in which she referred to abortion as "the number one killer of black Americans," [27] a position that resulted in some controversy at her law school campus.[28]

When Donald Trump was accused of making sexist remarks to a Miss Universe pageant winner during his campaign for president, Gesiotto defended Trump in her Washington Times column.[29] Gesiotto described two instances in which she personally interacted with Trump, and described the reasons why she supported him for president.

On the February 17, 2017 episode of Hannity she described herself as having been the Regional Press Secretary for half of the country during President Trump's first political campaign.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Madison Gesiotto". washingtontimes.com. 
  2. ^ a b "Gesiotto takes lessons from rink to Miss USA". icenetwork.com. 
  3. ^ "Madison G". nvmodels.com. 
  4. ^ "http://missuniverse.com/members/profile/659917"
  5. ^ "Jackson Township's Madison Gesiotto is Miss Ohio USA". The Repository. 
  6. ^ "Millennial Mindset". washingtontimes.com. 
  7. ^ Sautters, Denise. "Ice dreams: What does it take to be an Olympic skater?". Watertown TAB. Retrieved 2017-03-28. 
  8. ^ "Madison Gesiotto". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2016-12-06. 
  9. ^ "Law Student Spotlight: 1L Miss Ohio USA Madison Gesiotto makes a difference". Ohio Law Students. 
  10. ^ "Madison Gesiotto - Miss Ohio USA 2014". Pageant Update. 
  11. ^ "Jackson Township's Madison Gesiotto is Miss Ohio USA". Retrieved 2016-09-30. 
  12. ^ "Madison Gesiotto is crowned Miss Ohio USA". The Repository. 
  13. ^ Miss Ohio USA 2014, Madison Mari Gesiotto, Crowning Moment. YouTube. 6 January 2014. 
  14. ^ Monica Day (8 December 2013). "Sunday Chat: Miss Ohio USA Madison Gesiotto". wcmh.com. 
  15. ^ MONDAY: Miss Ohio - Video Game Competition. YouTube. 18 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Miss Ohio 2014 Wows Stefani & Kristi". fox8.com. 
  17. ^ "Stefani Schaefer". fox8.com. 
  18. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/20/magazine/the-pageant-king-of-alabama.html?_r=0
  19. ^ ABC News. "Before They Become Miss America, They Talk to This Guy". ABC News. 
  20. ^ "Miss USA 2014". NBC. 
  21. ^ "Sarah Newkirk is Miss Ohio USA 2015". Pageants News ► Beauty Pageant Contestants & Winners News. 
  22. ^ "Millennial Mindset". Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  23. ^ "Exclusive Washington Times Weekend Briefing (July 11, 2015)". The Washingtion Times. 
  24. ^ "Exclusive Washington Times Daily Briefing". washingtontimes.com. 
  25. ^ "Caught Our EyeMiss Ohio USA takes Capitol Hill as law clerk for Senate committee". legistorm.com. 
  26. ^ "Moritz College of Law". osu.edu. 
  27. ^ Madison Gesiotto, The number one killer of black Americans, Washington Times, Friday, October 23, 2015
  28. ^ Jonathan H. Adler, A dust-up over dissenting views at Ohio State law, Volokh Conspiracy, December 11, 2015
  29. ^ http://www.washingtontimes.com, The Washington Times. "Why I'm a Miss USA competitor supporting and inspired by Donald Trump". Retrieved 2016-09-30. 

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