Here Comes Ms. Senior America

The Ms. Senior America Pageant
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Gail King, 2009 National Champion
Motivated by a desire to draw attention to the vitality of seniors and fight ageism, Ms. King says, "Seniors are the foundation of our society and our most valuable treasure." She signed up for her first pageant shortly after turning 60. A breast-cancer survivor, King has worked actively to raise money for cancer research and travels the country performing and speaking to seniors about the importance of never giving up.

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