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Mrs. Michigan United States 2004 Jennifer Runz

February 26, 2004 -- Jennifer is proud to represent all married women as Mrs. Michigan United States 2004. She was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, raised in a suburb of Cleveland and as a seven-year resident of Michigan, calls the entire Midwest her home. Jennifer is the oldest of seven children and is the daughter of active marathon runners.

She holds a bachelors degree from Ohio University in Nutrition, is a Registered Dietitian and is Board Certified in Nutrition Support. She also has an MBA from the University of Michigan – Flint where she was president of her class. Currently, Jennifer is a Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist for Sepracor, Inc. Jennifer is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Dietetic Association and the Michigan Dietetic Association. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Jennifer’s platform “Take a Diet from Dieting” attempts to change the public’s perception of obesity and its cure by promoting long-term lifestyle modifications.

Jennifer met her husband, Christopher, while working at Genesys Regional Medical Center as a Registered Dietitian. After marrying in May 2001, they relocated from Grand Blanc to the Detroit Suburbs where Chris is training to be a Urologist.

In addition to being a wife, full-time professional and volunteer, Jennifer is an active community leader. She is on the Board of Directors of Heritage Pointe subdivision and is also their financial officer. She is responsible for budgeting, taxes and collections. She also designed and published the community’s first website and currently chairs the website committee.

Jennifer would like to thank her family and friends for their support and enthusiasm. She is honored to represent Michigan and treasures the opportunity to make a difference.    

The competition will consist of three proportional segments: evening gown, fitness/swimsuit and interview. Eligible young women must be at least twenty-one years of age, married, living with their husband and a resident of Michigan. Jennifer will join other contestants from across the United States in Las Vegas this August. During the competition, a panel of judges will score the contestants on beauty, charm, personality, poise and the ability to articulate. Contestants participate in personal interview with the distinguished panel of judges, and on stage, in evening gown and swimsuit competitions. Each State Titleholder is introduced in State Costume representing a theme of her State.

The winner of the Mrs. United States Pageant will receive many fabulous prizes including a $3,000 award and the opportunity to travel the nation for a year as a role model and spokesperson for married women.

Mrs. Michigan United States is an official preliminary to the Mrs. United States national event! Area women who are interested in participating in Mrs. Michigan United States should phone 810-743-2855 or by email at, or on the web at

The Mrs. United States Pageant, Inc., producers of the Mrs. United States pageant, utilizes its nationwide grass roots infrastructure to increase the awareness of causes that involve its delegates. The Mrs. United States pageant has been producing the national event since 1986. The Pageant annually pays tribute to married women throughout the United States for their strength, beauty, intelligence, and resilience. The Mrs. United States Pageant acknowledges the fact that married women are an inspiration to families, friends, colleagues and community. The role of wife, mother and career woman does not prevent her from community involvement or from maintaining health, beauty, and mind.

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