Meghan Miller

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Meghan Miller
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Meghan Miller
Beaumont, Texas, U.S.
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Title(s) Miss Farmer's Branch Outstanding Teen 2005
Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen 2005
Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2006
Major
competition(s)
Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2006 (winner)
Official website

Meghan Miller (born c. 1988) is an American stage actress, beauty queen and ventriloquist from Beaumont, Texas, who has held the Miss America's Outstanding Teen title, and was a competitor on the second season of America's Got Talent.

Theatre Work[edit]

Meghan began her professional theatre career as the Queen of the Sugar Plum Fairies in Dallas Children's Theater's production of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas in 2013. That show earned her Equity Membership Candidacy. The next year she portrayed the role of Madeline Astor in Lyric Stage's Titanic (musical). In the fall of 2014 Meghan moved up to New York City where she landed her third audition as a lead puppeteer in the national tour of John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean. Shortly after returning to the city, Miller landed her first Off-Broadway role as Sister Bear in The Berenstain Bears LIVE! performing weekends at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center.

Beauty pageant work[edit]

Miller won the first ever Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen title in 2005, after competing in the state pageant as Miss Farmers Branch's Outstanding Teen pageant. She had placed as a semi-finalist in the Miss Teen Texas pageant the year before, the pageant which became Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen.

Miller went on to represent Texas in the inaugural Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant held in Orlando, Florida in August, 2005. In the national pageant, Miller won preliminary awards for evening gown and for her talent performance, a ventriloquism act featuring two talking puppets.[1] After making the initial cut at the final competition, Miller competed in evening gown, sportswear, talent and interview, and at the conclusion of the event was crowned Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2005.[2] Being the first titleholder, she was crowned by reigning Miss America, Deidre Downs.

Ventriloquism[edit]

Miller competed in the second season of America's Got Talent, with her ventriloquist act, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious with her two puppets, Abner and Shannon, but was eliminated at the first cut of the second round for her act, And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going with her puppet, Kat. She has performed her multiple characters at the House of Blues in Hollywood, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Universal Studios Orlando, Universal Studios Hollywood, numerous theatres and oprys across America, and the VentHaven Ventriloquist Convention.

She has appeared on a USA Network "Characters Welcome" segment, NBC's The Today Show, CMT Insider, Inside Edition, WB Kid Caster, etc.

Personal life[edit]

Miller graduated with honors in 2006 from West Brook High School in Beaumont.[3] She was a member of the school choir and cheerleading squad. Miller attended the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of Alpha Phi.[4] Meghan also is involved in theatre, she played the role of Amber Von Tussle in the musical, Hairspray, at the Collin Theatre Center(Collin College) in 2012.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reed, Travis (August 19, 2005). "52 teen girls dress, sing to impress Miss America officials". Associated Press. 
  2. ^ Reed, Travis (August 21, 2005). "Texas teen ventriloquist wins Orlando Miss America youth pageant". Plainview Herald. Plainview, TX. Associated Press. 
  3. ^ The Beaumont Enterprise - West Brook grad on 'America's Got Talent'
  4. ^ Celect
  5. ^ 2011-2012 Season

External links[edit]

Preceded by
None
Miss America's Outstanding Teen
2006
Succeeded by
Maria DeSantis
Preceded by
Holly Gonzalez
Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen
2005
Succeeded by
Heather Harris