The VIPP Report: Enrollment underway for 2015 Miss Kentucky and Ohio Plus America Pageant


(Louisville, KY) The Fifth Annual Miss Kentucky and Ohio Plus America Pageant is just a few weeks away and it’s YOUR time to shine. The pageant will be held May 22-May 23 at the Cincinnati Airport Hilton Hotel. On Friday May 22 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a men’s fashion show and talent competition. The pageant and women’s fashion show will be Saturday, May 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

The Miss Plus America Pageant system is designed to showcase plus-size women who display confidence through their leadership skills within their community, beauty, and trendsetter. They have exterior beauty and amazing inner beauty.

Cynthia Elliott, Director for Miss Kentucky and Ohio River Valley Plus America says, “This year’s pageant is a benefit pageant which will benefit at-risk children. We are especially interested in helping pre-teen and teenage girls who have been teased, bullied or experienced depression because of their weight. We want them to join us and volunteer and be a part of this event so they can be mentored by women who have been through what they have been through and are now confident in who they are.” The women in the pageant will also have the opportunity to promote other charities such as the Cancer Society, Race for the cure, Domestic violence, Kidney foundation and other worthy causes.

To kick off the event, on Sunday, March 22 at the Cincinnati Airport Hilton 7373 Turfway Rd, Florence KY, there will be a Boot Camp from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, a Model casting call at 10: AM -12:00 PM and Singing auditions   from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM.

To setup an interview, contact Sherlene Shanklin, VIPP Communications at 502-295-0435. If you are considering becoming a contestant for the pageant(s) please call Cynthia Elliott at 859-221-8010 or by email at, visit the Miss Kentucky Plus America or Ohio Plus America Facebook pages. Also to sign up for the pageant go to



The VIPP Report: Louisville Spring Jam at the KFC Yum! Center

The VIPP Report: As we near the end of the year, 2015 is starting to shape when it comes to entertainment. Within the last few weeks, I have received concert notifications for several artists from Maroon 5, Fleetwood Mac to Luke Bryan. Now, R&B and Hip Hop gets this chance to shine. It’s the Louisville Spring Jam featuring Keith Sweat, Dru Hill, 112, and Slick Rick.
lick Rick’s official DJ is a Louisville native. Dwight “DJ Kaos” Chatman travels with the Hip-Hop icon and resides in Louisville.

The concert is scheduled for Saturday, March 28th at the KFC Yum! Center. The promoters are calling the show a celebration of the best in R&B, Hip-Hop, Soul and Comedy, featuring an outstanding lineup with some of today’s hottest performers.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 7th at 10:00 a.m. You can purchase tickets at the Yum! Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets and on online at

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TheVIPPReport: Check out this week’s report on Deion Branch, Lady Gaga and Katt Williams

Check out this week’s The411 with Sherlene Shanklin:  Super Bowl 39 MVP Deion Branch returns to Louisville to make a big donation. When Lady Gaga performs she depends on a Louisville native to back her up when she performs and comedian Katt Williams make a surprise visit to the Lady Cards and congratulates them on their overtime victory.  If you have a story idea send it to

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