Scanlan Hosts New Episode, Promotes Dueling Pianos CD

Teresa Scanlan & Friend at Hatcher Dairy Farm

Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2012, is scheduled to appear on the nation’s longest running national Christian music video show, JCTV’s Real Videos, at 11:30 p.m. EDT/8:30 p.m. PDT today and 2:30 p.m. EDT/11:30 a.m. PDT Friday. Scanlan, who is featured as the episode’s host, is on the show promoting her debut CD, Dueling Pianos, which she recorded with composer Calvin Jones.

“Teresa fit all the stereotypes that you would expect from Miss America,” says Mark McCallie, producer of Real Videos. “She had both beauty and brains, with a great personality to boot. But Teresa also had a deep spiritual side that radiated from her. She did a great job hosting this episode of Real Videos.”

The Real Videos crew shot the episode on location in College Grove, Tenn., at Hatcher Family Dairy, where Scanlan exchanged her Miss America evening gown for farmhand duds as she did chores around the barn.

“I was so thrilled to host an episode of JCTV’s Real Videos, especially out on the Hatcher Family Dairy farm!” says Scanlan. “It was an incredible opportunity to be able to portray to the public the importance of agriculture in America today. Growing up in a small town in western Nebraska, I know what rural farm life is like and how essential it is to our economy, our food and fiber supply, and truly life as we know it here in America.”

Real Videos airs weekly on JCTV, an affiliate of TBN. JCTV, broadcast in more than 800 cities, is a Christian youth television network aimed at the 13-30 age group. The network’s programming includes music videos with positive messages, issue-driven talk shows, action sports programming that highlights athletes who are making a difference, live events, concerts and more. JCTV’s mission is to be a light by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. To watch a live stream, go to jctv.org or tune into your local television station (jctv.org/updates).

Photo caption, Top: Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011, takes a break from taping JCTV’s Real Videos to cuddle with the newest addition to the Hatcher Family Dairy, a 5-day-old lamb named Big Mac. (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)

Photo caption, bottom: JCTV’s camera crew tapes footage of Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011, center, doing chores at the Hatcher Family Dairy while taping an episode of JCTV’s Real Videos. (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo)

Teresa Scanlan & Real Videos at Hatcher Dairy Farm About Teresa Scanlan:
Scanlan, who grew up in Gering, Neb., started taking piano lessons at 7, followed by voice lessons. At 13, Scanlan participated in her first pageant when she competed and won the Scottsbluff County Teen title. She was involved in Miss America’s Outstanding Teen program for the next three years¸ while continuing her piano and voice lessons.Scanlan won the local title of Miss Southeast, which advanced her to the Miss Nebraska competition two weeks following her high school graduation. She won the Miss Nebraska 2010 pageant and went on, at the age of 17, to become the youngest Miss America ever when she was crowned in the 2011 competition.

Scanlan handed her crown to Miss America 2012, Laura Kaeppeler, on January 14.

For more information on Scanlan or Dueling Pianos, visit cityofpeace.com, TeresaScanlan.com or follow City of Peace and Scanlan on Twitter (@copmedia or @TeresaScanlan).


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