September 28, 2011
Jane Jayroe is returning to Northwestern Oklahoma State University to judge the Miss Cinderella Talent Show and Pageant. Since she is back for Homecoming, Jayroe will take part in a book signing for her two books, “More Grace than Glamour” and “Devote 40 Days” on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9:45 a.m. to noon at the Northwestern Alumni tent across the street from Rialto.
Jayroe’s pageant career began as Miss Laverne before being crowned Miss Cinderella in 1963.
“I actually spent a short amount of time in the pageant world,” Jayroe said.
After winning Miss Cinderella, Jayroe eventually went on to win Miss Oklahoma and become Miss America right after that.
“I always dreamed of being involved in pageants,” Jayroe said.
Jayroe’s fondness for Alva and Northwestern stem from the development of lifelong friends she has in the area and the fact that her parents met and married while attending Northwestern.
She believes that if it wasn’t for the Miss Cinderella Pageant, her life may have taken a completely different path.
“There are certain points in my life where I think ‘had it not been for that, would I ever have entered a pageant,’” Jayroe said.
“The Miss Cinderella Pageant is a great experience for women in northwest Oklahoma. These women get to represent their schools and communities, and it brings out the best of who they are.”
Jayroe’s book, “More Grace than Glamour,” follows her life in the pageant world. Proceeds from these book sales will benefit the Oklahoma Heritage Association.
“Devote 40 Days” contains stories from many Oklahoma women who have been successful leaders. Proceeds from this book will benefit a scholarship at Oklahoma Christian University.
Her love for writing has been illustrated through these books.
“I’ve always loved to write and journal,” Jayroe said. “I want to learn more and become a better writer.”
Jayroe will be available on Saturday at the alumni tent during Homecoming to discuss her books and her experiences participating in various pageants.
Posted on Thu, September 29, 2011
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