Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA Set to Travel to Germany on USO Tour
Monday, March 05, 2012
The gorgeous sites of Germany are about to get more beautiful with the arrival of three Miss Universe Organization women.
Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella, Miss Teen USA 2011 Danielle Doty and Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes will be delivering smiles and good cheer to U.S. troops and military families in Germany on a week-long USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour on March 9-14. The trio will visit with military families, sign autographs and share messages of inspiration with troops located on U.S. bases that include Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Ramstein Air Base, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart and Spangdahlem Air Base.
A long-time supporter of America’s Armed Forces and the USO, the Miss Universe Organization frequently sends titleholders on USO tours to visit troops and military families around the world and the three crown holders are embracing their first opportunity to lift the spirits of our nation's deployed military and its families.
"I am so grateful to work with the USO again," said New Jersey native Campanella, who also attended last year's USO Gala in Washington, D.C. "I know how much the work they do means to our troops. My grandfather and one of my closest friends served in the military and I’ve heard from them how much it means to know that the people back home appreciate their sacrifices. Saying 'Thank you' seems like such a small thing but really it’s all our troops want to hear."
Angola native Lopes agreed: “Being crowned Miss Universe 2011 was a great honor but even more humbling is being able to take part in a trip like this and working with the USO. Those who selflessly serve to protect the rights of others deserve all of our respect and thanks. I can’t wait to get out there and let troops and their families know how much we appreciate them."
And for Texas's Doty, the chance to travel overseas to visit deployed Americans is a new experience. "This is such an amazing opportunity," Doty said. "I am looking forward to sharing my experiences with my military peers, hearing their stories and delivering a touch of home to our troops and their families as part of my USO tour."
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(Photo caption: From left to right, Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes, Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella and Miss Teen USA 2011 Danielle Doty.)
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