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2003 Miss Ohio Tiffany Haas, CCM '05

Tifany Haas with her crown

Tiffany Haas' coloratura soprano soared and sparkled like the jewels in the crown that soon proclaimed her Miss Ohio 2003. Striving for a Broadway and Metropolitan Opera career at the time, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music musical-theater student performed "Glitter and Be Gay," a courtesan's mock lament from Leonard Bernstein's comic operetta "Candide."

In addition to the crown, she earned approximately $15,000 in scholarships, a year of speaking engagements and appearances across the state, a talent award from composer and lyricist Marvin Hamlisch and the chance to compete for the Miss America title, where she was a runner-up in the Lifestyle award.

Tiffany's platform issue, "Operation Smile: Changing Lives One Smile at a Time," bolstered support for the nonprofit organization that performs reconstructive surgery throughout the world for people born with facial deformities. There was an Operation Smile chapter located in Cincinnati.

In 2005, Tiffany completed her bachelor's degree is musical theater at CCM.

Read about her accomplishments on Broadway.