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PassionRoses Appointed the Official Rose of the 2016 Miss America Competition

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015


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MIAMI, FL–(September 01, 2015) – The Miss America Organization has once again turned to PassionRoses, for the sixth year in a row, to provide roses befitting a beauty queen and her court. We are proud to partner with the Miss America Organization and be the Official Rose of the 2016 Miss America Competition. The 2016 Miss America Competition will be broadcast live from the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, September 13, 2015 on ABC.

Our special pageant bouquets, made with red PassionRoses grown in the savannah of Bogota, Colombia and hand-picked specifically for Miss America, will be featured prominently during the 2016 Miss America Competition by the newly appointed Miss America 2016 and her court of Honor, both on-air during the crowning ceremony as well as at the off-air press conference. PassionRoses bouquets will additionally be showcased at each of the Miss America reception, luncheon and press events.

“Partnering with the Miss America Competition is an incredible opportunity for PassionRoses,” says PassionRoses founder Jaime Peisach. “Participating with an organization that so closely reflects our own values and the importance of education is a true honor as well as an amazing experience. We are proud to be a part of the Competition and look forward to continuing to grow the Miss America partnership in the future.”

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to continue the partnership with PassionRoses as the Official Rose of the Miss America Competition. For the sixth year of the tradition, Miss America 2016 and her Court of Honor will be presented with PassionRoses live on ABC,” stated Sam Haskell, III the Executive Chairman and CEO of the Miss America Organization.

About PassionRoses

PassionRoses, founded in 2001, is a family-oriented company dedicated to growing and providing the most beautiful and highest-quality roses. PassionRoses’ 200 varieties of roses can be found in more than 6,000 retail and grocery stores around the country. Committed to supporting the communities where we live and work through education, donations, and community outreach, PassionRoses makes yearly donations to organizations such as the Joe DiMaggio and Miami Children’s Hospitals, and supports continuing educational efforts for employees. Our farms were named as a Great Place to Work by the Great Places to Work® Institute Colombia. PassionRoses was selected by the Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses to become the Rose Bowl’s Official Rose of the Rose Bowl, the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl Game, and the Official Rose of Rose Bowl Stadium. For more information on PassionRoses, visit

About The Miss American Organization

The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually.  The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $13 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. Additional information about the Miss America Organization can be found at