Back in 1996, Abercrombie & Fitch toured around the country looking for schools to do photo shoots for their 1st catalogue. After visiting UVa and seeing the beauty of the Grounds and the student body, they chose to shoot only at Virginia, and they used 25 students as models.
Michelle Kang ('99) was Miss Virginia in 1996. She's the first minority to hold the title in Virginia.
Andrea Plummer ('00) was Miss New York in 2000.
Jessica Lynch ('00) was Miss New York in 2003.
Deidre Downs is the current Miss America. Deidre was an Echols Scholar & a member of the women's varsity volleyball team until she broke her hip and returned home to Alabama, where she finished her undergraduate degree at Samford. http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~gjb2x/V...eidre_downs.htm
As I mentioned before, Kaplan College Guides named UVa the "Hottest College for Fitness." 94% of the student body works out in some form.
As for the Grounds, UVa is the only school in the entire world included in the United Nations World Heritage List along with other architectural masterpieces such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, the Egyptian Pyramids, and Versailles.
LOL! I was checking out some of the contestants from a number of the states, and a few of them look tragic. Miss Colorado, Miss Illinois, Miss Maine, Miss Wyoming, Miss South Dakota...I mean, seriously! They're okay, and all. But there have to be hotter girls in those states. Miss Iowa, Miss Maryland, Miss Missouri are cute.
While studying will be important during college, I do want to continue having an active social life with good friends. Not the fare weather friends, but good friends with excellent friendships. I also want to have a family sometime... and would really like to increase the odds.
Thanks for posting this article. It's been helpful... I think I am being a little too obsessed... because if I'm not accepted, I do not want to be mad to the extreme.
oh yeah, UVa is that good. There's all other schools under UVa around here. It seems like UVA or BUST for me. There's such a distinct reputation that comes from UVa! I want in!!! NEXT FRIDAY I WILL KNOW!