CCM vocalist crowned Miss Ohio
Tiffany Haas' coloratura soprano soared and sparkled like the jewels in the crown that would soon proclaim her Miss Ohio 2003. Striving for a Broadway and Metropolitan Opera career, the CCM 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. Just two years ago, DAAP alumna Heather Renee French Henry wore the Miss America 2000 crown.
Tiffany's platform issue, "Operation Smile: Changing Lives One Smile at a Time," will bolster support for the nonprofit organization that performs reconstructive surgery throughout the world for people born with facial deformities. There is an Operation Smile chapter located in Cincinnati. -- photo/Jim and Jodie McDowell/Miss Ohio Scholarship Program