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Miss Czech Slovak US Pageant

1999 Pageant
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Queen: Andrea Kassick, Oklahoma
1st Runner Up: Paula Svaty, Kansas
2nd Runner Up: Mary Kostrubanic , Ohio
NationalityTalent: Mary Kostrubanic
English Talent: Anne Smisek, Minnesota
Authentic Kroj: Anna Balkova, Florida
Americanized Kroj: Andrea Kassick
Miss Congeniality: Jennifer Chleboun, Nebraska Heritage Queen
Contestants:
Brandy Beekley, Nebraska Czech Queen
MaryElizabeth Kasper, Kansas Czech Queen
Zuzi Krizek, Illinois
Jessica Martin, Oklahoma
Sonia Riecan, Wisconsin
Mary Smolka, Michigan
Sarah Stempien, Pennsylvania
 

Andrea Kassik, Oklahoma, of Yukon, OK was crowned the 1999-00 Miss Czech-Slovak USA Queen. She will further her education at Central Oklahoma University with a goal of Interior Design and Business Management. She is the daughter of Sue and Tom Kassik. In addition to the national queen title, Andrea won the Americanized costume award. 1st Runner Up was Paula Svaty, Kansas Bohemian Belle. 2nd Runner Up was Mary Kostrubanic, OH who also won the National Talent award. Anna Balkova, Florida won the authentic costume award. Anne Smisek, Minnesota won the English Talent award. Jennifer Chleboun, Nebraska Heritage queen was chosen as Miss Congeniality. 
 
1999 was the first year for 2 Talent Categories and 2 Costume Categories. This was the first year the contestants stay at the Historic Wilber Hotel. This was the first year contestants wore state crowns at the national competition.

Marisa Schleis hugging the newly crowned
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1999 Miss Czech-Slovak U.S.A. Andrea Kassick.

Marisa Schleis as Miss Czech-Slovak U.S.A.
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Riding in the parade in 1999 with Little Sister Marissa Kastanek.

John Fiala and Doris Ourecky
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With 1999 Contestants

1999 Contestants with Little Sisters
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1999 Bandstand Introduction with Little Sister
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Judges in 1999 were:
Dianne Feguson, Nebraska
Peter Reinkordt, Nebraska
Gene Aksamit, Minnesota
Barbara Koeser, Ohio