For immediate release

September 6, 2018

For the ninth year in a row, the Miss America Organization has again looked to PassionRoses to provide the stunning roses for the newly crowned Miss America and top finalists. The tradition continues of proudly naming PassionRoses as the Official Rose of the 2019 Miss America Competition.

“PassionRoses is pleased to continue our partnership with the Miss America Competition as they take a bold new direction in the wake of tremendous change,” says PassionRoses founder Jaime Peisach. “We support the candidates who participate in this program, and this organization as a whole, as it maintains and closely reflects our own values regarding the importance of education for women. To continue our partnership this year, alongside so many women who have worked incredibly hard to be part of this competition and who exemplify the best of America, is a true honor. We look forward to the continuing evolution of Miss America and our partnership.”

The 2019 Miss America Competition, airs Sunday, September 9, 2018, live on ABC from Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and features the finalists each receiving long stem PassionRoses bouquets, with the newly crowned Miss America being given a bouquet of 3 dozen long stem PassionRoses.

“We are so proud to move into our ninth year with PassionRoses.  Presenting the newly crowned Miss America and the top finalists with PassionRoses has become a Miss America tradition, and we are so happy to continue our partnership and this wonderful relationship” states Regina Hopper, President and CEO of the Miss America Organization.

Each of the unique crowning ceremony bouquets will be made with PassionRoses, grown in the savannah of Bogotá, Colombia and hand-picked specifically for Miss America. In addition to these bouquets presented to Miss America and her court during the on-air telecast, PassionRoses will be featured prominently at events throughout the 2019 Miss America Competition week, including the official post-ceremony press conference, the Miss America Anniversary Celebration Breakfast, exclusive VIP parties, and judge’s hospitality and interview rooms.

About PassionRoses

PassionGrowers, founded in 2001, is a family-oriented company dedicated to growing and providing the most beautiful and highest-quality roses. PassionGrowers’ 200 varieties of roses can be found in more than 5,000 retail and grocery stores around the country, and online under the brand name PassionRoses.

We support the communities where we live and work through education, donations, and community outreach, and provide continuing educational efforts for employees. Passion Growers was voted a Great Place to Work® in Colombia, and it shows in every rose.  We are committed to sustainable agriculture and environmentally friendly practices, and our farms are BASC and Rainforest Alliance Certified™.

PassionRoses is the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl, the Official Rose of The Tony Awards, and the Official Rose of Miss America. For more information on PassionRoses visit

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About the Miss America Organization

The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4, is one of the most recognizable household names in America working to empower young women through education and service. The Miss America Organization is comprised of 51 licensed state organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Miss America candidates contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $17 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. The Miss America Foundation, a 501(c) (3), provides academic, community service, and other scholarships to young women.

Follow The Miss America Organization on social media:

Facebook: @MissAmerica

Twitter: @MissAmericaOrg

Instagram: @MissAmerica

Official website:

Hashtag: #MissAmerica