Allie LaForce

Pageant titleholder bio
title=Miss Ohio Teen USA 2005
Miss Teen USA 2005
nationalcompetition=Miss Teen USA 2005 (winner)
location= Vermilion, Ohio
birthname= Alexandra Leigh LaForce
alias=Allie LaForce
birth = birth date and age|1988|12|13
eye color= Blue
hair color= Blonde
ethnicity= White/Caucasian

Alexandra Leigh "Allie" LaForce (born December 13, 1988) is a beauty queen from Vermilion, Ohio who held the Miss Teen USA 2005 title.

LaForce won the Miss Ohio Teen USA 2005 title in September 2004, in her first attempt at the title. She went on to represent Ohio in the Miss Teen USA 2005 pageant held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 8 August 2005, five days after her sixteenth birthday. After becoming the first delegate from Ohio to make the semi-finals since 1993, LaForce competed in the evening gown, swimsuit and final interview competitions, and was crowned Miss Teen USA 2005 by outgoing titleholder Shelley Hennig of Louisiana. [cite news|title=Ohio teen crowned Miss Teen USA|publisher=Associated Press|date=2005-08-08] The first runner-up was Catherine Laurion, Miss Michigan Teen USA 2005. Laurion and LaForce were roommates and good friends during the pageant, and had the same directors for their state pageant. [cite news|title=Miss Teen USA Pageant; Ohian beats Michigan friend|publisher=The Columbus Dispatch|date=2005-08-10|first=Lori|last=Geller] [cite news|title=Spotlight shifts, doesn't fade |publisher=The Plain Dealer|date=2005-09-05]

Her winnings included a one year modelling contract, with Trump Modeling Management and scholarship to the School for Film and Television in New York City. It also earned her a guest appearance in the NBC soap opera "Passions". Her "sister" 2005 titleholders were Natalie Glebova (Miss Universe, of Canada) and Chelsea Cooley (Miss USA, of North Carolina). LaForce made numerous appearances throughout the United States, promoting causes such as drug and alcohol awareness, as well as continuing to attend high school in Ohio. [cite news|title=Miss Teen USA will focus on drugs, alcohol awareness |publisher=Deseret Morning News|date=2005-08-10] One appearance involved riding 90 miles in the Best Buddies Challenge bike race from Boston, Massachusetts to Hyannisport. [cite news|title=7th Annual Volvo Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port; Fundraising Bike Ride From Boston to Cape Cod Benefits Best Buddies International |date=2006-05-03|publisher=PR Newswire] LaForce's reign ended on 15 August 2006 when she passed on her crown to Katie Blair of Montana. [cite news|title=Montana girl crowned Miss Teen USA 2006 |publisher=The Cincinnati Post|date=2006-08-16]

Prior to winning the national crown, LaForce organised a successful fundraiser, Teens for Tsunami, which raised over $1,200, given to the Red Cross to support victims of the Boxing Day Tsunami. LaForce graduated from Vermilion High School in 2007, as valedictorian of her class. [cite news|title=Make your mark on the world - Vermillion High Graduation|first=Rania |last=Shakkour |publisher=The Chronicle-Telegram|url=|date=2007-06-10|accessdate=2007-06-11] She will attend Ohio University, and will play under head coach Semeka Randall as a guard on the Bobcats' women's basketball team. LaForce will major in broadcast journalism, and has said that her career ambition is to be a sports commentator on ESPN.

Her mother Lesa LaForce (née Rummell) was Miss Ohio USA 1977. [cite news|title=Correction: Miss Teen USA story |publisher=Associated Press|date=2005-08-09]


External links

* [ Miss Teen USA]
* [ "Miss Teen USA 2005"] , "VermilionOhioHarbourTown"; URL last accessed March 18, 2006
* [ Allie LaForce's Ohio Women's Basketball Profile]

Miss Universe Organization titleholders
Miss Universe=Natalie Glebova
Miss USA=Chelsea Cooley
Miss Teen USA=Allie LaForce

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