It all came down to the seasoned pageant veteran and the first time contestant.
Teresa Scanlon, Mrs. Annapolis – Winner
She is a brain tumor survivor and a seasoned veteran to pageants; she recently held the title of Mrs. DC International 2011 and previously competed at the national level as Mrs. Connecticut America at the 1994 Mrs. America Pageant.
Heather Ziehl, Mrs. Northern Chesapeake – 1st Runner Up
This was Heather’s first pageant ever! She is a lifelong resident of Maryland, Founder of True Housewives and Events and Promotions Coordinator for the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. Heather loves to spend time with her family and friends, is committed to fitness and nutrition and enjoys connecting and helping others. She has been married to her supportive husband Mike for nearly 2 years and has a 14 year old step-daughter, Brianna.
“I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to have been a finalist in the 2012 Mrs. Maryland America pageant; it was an amazing and very challenging experience! I had the pleasure of connecting with a wonderful group of people who all share a passion for personal and professional development. I would like to thank my loving and supportive husband Mike for always believing in me and encouraging me to pursue my dreams. The unwavering support, encouragement and generosity from my family, friends and sponsors embodies the spirit of OUR community; and, in MY eyes, YOU are the TRUE victory here! Thank you all so much!” – Heather Ziehl