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Miss Czech Slovak US Pageant

1995 Pageant


Queen: Edith Lazar, Illinois
1st Runner Up: Melanie Zavodny, Texas
2nd Runner Up: Tamara Chadima, Iowa
Talent: Lisa Minarik, Michigan
Kroj Award: Traci Crofford, Oklahoma
Miss Congeniality: Traci Crofford, Oklahoma
Angie Kostal, South Dakota
Ann Mladek, Minnesota
Gretchen Mills, Nebraska
Christina Ptacek, Kansas
Emily Rowley, Nebraska
Anna Skladany, Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Vondracek, Kansas

Edita Lazar, Illinois Czech Queen, was crowned the 1995-96 Miss Czech-Slovak USA Queen. She attends Moraine Valley community college and then the University of Illinois to earn a degree in Business and Marketing. She is the daughter of Miroslav and Cecelia Lazar. First runner up was Melanie Zavodny, Texas and 2nd runnerup was Tamara Chadima, Iowa. Talent winner was Lisa Minarck, Michigan. Traci Crofford, Oklahoma was the costume winner and Miss Congeniality.


Bell Rezny – California

Zdenka Drdla-Wiltse – Nebraska

James Travnicek – Nebraska

Lila Klasek – Illinois

In 1995, Edita Lazar received an emergency call to return home, she wasn’t present when her name was announced as the 1995-96 queen. So in September of 1995, the title was presented to Edita in Chicago, IL by John Fiala at which time Edita’s pageant Little Sister and family traveled to Chicago for the presentation.