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JENNIFER CORLISS WINS!

The sixth time was a charm for Jennifer Corliss, as the green-eyed blonde from Cumming, GA swept to victory Saturday night June 24 in the 15th annual Resaca Beach Poster Girl Contest. Corliss, who entered for the 6th time since 1992, and had been runner-up in two previous events, added the Miss Resaca Beach title to a host of others that she has accumulated, including Miss Hawaiian Tropic USA, Ms. Hit the Beach! 1999, and Miss Superbowl.

Corliss walked away with $4,000 in cash, and will be photographed for the 2001 Resaca Beach poster later this year.

First runner-up was 25 year old Alicia Hall of Jonesboro, GA, a graduate of Georgia State University and former Atlanta Falcon cheerleader. A 5-10 blonde, Hall was also runner-up in the Miss Georgia USA Pageant in 1998 and 1999. In addition to receiving prize money of $1,000 and other gifts, she will travel to Nassau for the Hit The Beach! Finals October 3-8.

In 15 contests over $123,000 in cash has been awarded, with thousands more in trips and prizes!

Here is a complete list of winners.

THE BUD LIGHT SIX PACK

WINNER: Jennifer Corliss, Cumming, GA
FIRST RUNNER-UP: Alicia Hall, Jonesboro, GA
SECOND RUNNER-UP: Kimberly Starr, Huntsville, AL
THIRD RUNNER UP: Capri Hodge, Steele, AL
FOURTH RUNNER-UP: Melissa Collins, Murfreesboro, TN
FIFTH RUNNER-UP: Nicole Gauthier, Brentwood, TN

BALANCE OF TOP TEN
Brandy von Peters, Chattanooga, TN
Nicole Bennett, Atlanta, GA
Gail Bishop, Resaca, GA
Anita Dobson, Dalton, GA

HIT THE BEACH TRIP WINNERS
Alicia Hall
Capri Hodge

SUMMER SAVAGE TRIP WINNERS
Nicole Gauthier
Capri Hodge

Contest photos by Matt Baxter except where indicated.

Casual photos by Dan Bowen.

Date

June 24, 2000 (15th contest)

Location

NW GA Trade and Convention Center, Dalton, GA

Entertainment

ConvertiBull

No. finalists

20 (18 made it to contest)

Sponsors

BUD LIGHT (primary sponsor), Adams Images (Atlanta, GA), Advance Tufting (Chatsworth, GA), B Byers Ltd (Dalton, GA), Better Backers, Inc. (Chatsworth, GA), Calhoun Carpet Sales, Inc. (Calhoun, GA), Carpet Capital Limousine (Dalton), Charter Media (Dalton), Cope Brothers Construction (Dalton), CSI/Crown Transport (Tunnel Hill, GA), Dixie Transport (Dalton), Dodds Carpet (Calhoun, GA), EMM Carpet Tufting (Dalton), Flashbacks Nightclub (Chattanooga), Brock Photography (Dalton), Jewels By Jill, (Lithonia, GA), Judy Bird (Dalton), The Mattel Group (Dalton), North GA Radio Group (Dalton), Norville Industries (Dalton), Screenprinting Specialties (Dalton), Stop-N-Go Tanning Center (Dalton/Chattanooga), The Music Factory (Dalton), United Minerals, Inc (Chatsworth, GA), Hit The Beach (Darien, CT), Cotton Eyed Joe (Knoxville)

Judges

Clay Wheat (Dalton), Deborah Nichols (Dalton), Holli Biggs (Cleveland, TN), Jill Leslie (Lithonia, GA), Jody Davenport (Dalton), Joe Don Griffith (Resaca), Tori Green (Knoxville), Ron Arnold (Dalton), Ron Dubin (Darien, CT), Sonja Vass (McDonough, GA), Tenna Reed Cooke (Chattanooga), Alan Gaines (Darien, CT), Cynthia Dillard (Dalton), John Fisher (Miami, FL)

Accountant

Ed Staten

Video Services

Charter Communications

Total cash prizes

$6,250 cash ($4,000 to winner)

Other prizes

Poster shoot trip for winner, 2 trips to Ms. Hit The Beach! 2001 finals at Breezes Resort in Nassau, 2 trips to Summer Savage Finals at Cotton Eyed Joe in Knoxville, $8,340 in photographic prizes from Adams Images in Marietta, GA, $725 in jewelry from Jewels by Jill, Golf Shirts, T-shirts, Hats for all.

Winner

JENNIFER CORLISS, CUMMING, GA

Contest photography

Matt Baxter, Atlanta, GA

Poster photography

John Fisher, Miami, FL

Poster location

To be determined

Friday reception

Jefrey Brock's home/studio, Dalton, GA

Saturday reception

Poolside at Zack Norville's home, Dalton, GA

 

FINALISTS

Age

Address

Finish

Alicia Hall

25

Jonesboro, GA

2 / Hit The Beach! trip winner

Amy Albritton

22

Cleveland, TN

 

Anita Dobson

27

Dalton, GA

top ten

Brandy von Peters

24

Chattanooga, TN

top ten

Capri Hodge

26

Steele, AL

4 / Hit The Beach! trip winner / Summer Savage trip winner

Carrie Sampson

27

Dalton, GA

 

Danielle Walker

21

Hixson, TN

 

Diane Abbott

27

Douglasville, GA

 

Doshia Darmane

29

Loganville, GA

 

Gail Bishop

44

Resaca, GA

top ten / oldest finalist ever!

Janiece Desmond

31

Irondale, AL

 

JENNIFER CORLISS

28

Cumming, GA

WINNER

Kimberly Starr

28

Huntsville, AL

3

Melissa Collins

24

Murfreesboro, TN

5

Michelle Hill

25

Trenton, GA

 

Nicole Bennett

22

Atlanta, GA

top ten

Nicole Gauthier

22

Brentwood, TN

6 / Summer Savage trip winner

Patti Smith

27

Atlanta, GA

 

Samantha Hickson

25

Lithonia, GA

 
 

Jennifer Corliss won on her sixth try. She was runner-up in two previous contests. She is also a former Miss U.S. Hawaiian Tropic and was Ms. Hit The Beach! for 1999.

 

Runner-up Alicia Hall is a former Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader and was runner-up in Miss Georgia USA in 1998 and 1999.

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO CHARTER MEDIA FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND A GREAT VIDEO.

 

Special thanks to Gene Copas for his "documentary" video.

Photo by Joe Whiteko

"The Bud Light Six Pack"

Enjoying Saturday's reception at Zack Norville's home

The "Resaca Beach Taxi" with Zack at the wheel!

Jennifer Corliss, Resaca Mayor (since 1983!) Joe Don Griffith, Alicia Hall

Host Zack Norville and Resaca Mayor Joe Don Griffith with Anita and Carrie

Judges Sonja Vass (Mrs. GA 1999) and Deborah "Knockout" Nichols, world kickboxing champ

Head Judge Ron Arnold warms up to Michelle Hill

Top ten finalist Anita Dobson

Top ten finalist Nicole Bennett

Alicia Hall at Saturday reception

The proud winner!

Jennifer in evening gown

Jennifer Corlis with Hit The Beach! founder Ron Dubin

1st runner-up Alicia Hall

1st runner-up Alicia Hall

2nd runner-up Kimberly Starr

Hit The Beach winners Capri Hodge and Alicia Hall with contest organizer Dan Bowen

3rd runner-up Capri Hodge

4th runner-up Melissa Collins

5th runner-up Nicole Gauther

Top ten finalist Brandy von Peters

Gail Bishop (44!), top ten finalist from Resaca, GA

Dalton's Carrie Sampson

Beautiful Michelle Hill

Doshia Darmane

 

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