Julia Marie Bachison performs “When You Believe”

On finals night of the Miss Utah 2006 Pageant, reigning Miss Utah 2005 Julia Marie Bachison performs “When You Believe” by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Duet features Julia’s sister Holly Bachison.

Julia Marie Bachison performs “I’ve Got the World on a String”

Julia Marie Bachison’s exhibition performance of Frank Sinatra’s “I’ve Got the World on a String” on finals night of the 2006 Miss Utah Pageant, before she gave up her Miss Utah title. As Miss Utah 2005, Julia competed at the 2006 Miss America Pageant, singing this Sinatra classic for the Talent competition.

Julia Marie Bachison’s Miss Utah 2005 Reflection Slideshow

Julia Bachison’s Miss Utah 2005 Reflection & Highlights Clip.
Credits: Slideshow by Blake Johnson

Julia Marie Bachison Video Collection

Complete video collection of Julia Marie Bachison, Miss Utah USA 2008 and Miss Utah 2005. Includes videos from her Miss Utah USA and Miss Utah tours, TV appearances, Utah’s 24 Community Calendar, as well as behind the scenes clips.

Julia and Kate Attends the Winter Masquerade Ball

Community Action Services & Food Bank (CASFB) is hosting a Winter Masquerade Ball from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday at Provo’s Historic County Courthouse. Miss Utah USA and Miss Teen Utah USA will be present at the ball. They will be collecting tickets between 8:00 -10:00 p.m. and dancing aftwerward.

The ball is a grand finale to the non-profit agency’s I Care fundraiser, which started in October. The goal is to raise $100,000 in donations by Jan. 31. All proceeds from ball ticket sales will be added to the final donation tally.

The Winter Masquerade Ball is your chance to dress up and conceal your identity for one magical night of music, dancing and mystery.

As a grand finale to the “I Care” fund raising campaign, this ball will help raise money for local non-profit agency, Community Action Services & Food Bank. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to funding the various programs in the organization. We only have a limited number of tickets available so buy yours early.

Awards for best female costume, best male costume, best couple costume and best mask will be announced just before 11:00 p.m., so come prepared in your masquerade attire.

When: Friday, January 25, 2008

Where:Historic County Courthouse
51 South University Ave
Provo, UT

Time : 8:00 p.m. – Midnight

What: dancing, contests, fun and masquerading

Attire: formal or costume; masks (men may wear suits)

Cost: $15 per person in advance or $20 per person at the door (tickets are limited)

Restrictions: must be at least 18 years old

Music: a good mix of fast and slow songs from various decades (requests may be made at the ball)

Will Call: Will call tickets will be available at the east entrance of the courthouse

EVENT WEBSITE: http://wintermasqueradeball.com


Julia featured in Standard Examiner: Deja vu Miss Utah

On Friday, January 4, 2008, Standard Examiner featured Julia in the article “Deja vu Miss Utah.
Deja vu Miss Utah
Friday, January 4, 2008

By Rachel J. Trotter
Standard-Examiner correspondent

N. Ogden woman first to win both top state beauty pageants

NORTH OGDEN — Julia Bachison liked being Miss Utah so much the first time that she became Miss Utah again, the first woman to hold the title twice.

The first time, though, the North Ogden woman was in the Miss America competition; Bachison now is Miss Utah in the Miss USA pageant.

When the beauty queen was Miss Utah in the Miss America pageant in 2006, she enjoyed her reign and the scholarship money she received. Last year, she heard she was eligible to compete in the Miss Utah-USA pageant and decided to try. Her pageant experience helped her win the title of Miss Utah-USA and now she’ll compete for the national title in April in Las Vegas.

No other Utah woman has held both titles.

“I was kind of in a lull and I had thought somewhere in the back of my mind that maybe I should do another pageant,” Bachison said. Entering the contest, she had a fear of not finishing on top, but the feeling proved ill-founded.

The Miss USA pageant is owned by Donald Trump, so it’s run a little differently than the Miss America competition.

“It’s a launching pad for a career in the media,” Bachison said, and since she’s interested in a media or modeling career, it’s a good start for her.

“It’s been different (from Miss America) but good,” Bachison said. For the Miss America pageant, she had to have her own platform issue, which was physical fitness. In the Miss USA competition, all contestants work together for the cause of breast cancer awareness.

She has found the Miss Utah-Miss USA title to be a little less time-consuming. She’s allowed to hold down a job or attend college, while holding the Miss Utah-Miss America title meant she was a full-time beauty queen. The 24-year-old has attended Weber State University and now works full-time in the Deseret News marketing department.

She has enjoyed the freedom this title has allowed her and things it has made her discover about herself.

“It has been a good character builder,” she said.

Her parents, Marie and Cliff Bachison, couldn’t be more proud of their daughter.

“We have seen so much growth. It’s been really good for her,” Marie Bachison said.

Julia Bachison credits much of her pageant success and her newest crown to her mom’s encouragement.

“My mom told me I could do it,” she said.

Marie Bachison has also seen the difference in the two pageants.

“For Miss America you are trying to fit a role. With Miss USA you are trying to be your own best self,” Marie Bachison said.

Julia Bachison won’t be doing a talent presentation in the Miss USA pageant, which adds scores from interview, swimsuit and evening gown competitions. The state pageant also gives them money to prepare to compete for Miss USA and other nominal prizes.

Julia Bachison knows that beauty pageants aren’t for everyone, but for her, she’s found her niche. “People have told me that if you have a talent or gift in something, you should do it, and it just felt right.”

Working Out and Flying at iFly slideshow by Standard Examiner

Check out Julia’s slideshow “Working out and flying high with Miss Utah USA Julia Bachison” at StandardNET!

Press Release: Julia Marie Bachison Crowned Miss Utah USA 2008

On October 13, 2007 Julia Marie Bachison of North Ogden, was crowned Miss Utah USA 2008.

Julia's Crowning Moment

In the spring of 2008 she will compete at the National MISS USA pageant on NBC. Julia also held the title of Miss Utah (America) 2005, making her the first woman in Utah history to compete at both Miss USA (2008) and Miss America (2006).

At the 2006 Miss America pageant Julia won the preliminary “Lifestyle and Fitness in a Swimsuit” competition. As Miss Utah 2005 Julia was the spokesperson for the Gold Medal Schools Program advocating eating healthy, being active and staying tobacco free. Since then Julia has worked in the Deseret Morning News Marathon and Marketing department and is currently the host for the Community Calendar on Utah’s 24 TV.

As MISS UTAH USA 2008 Julia hopes to be able to continue her work promoting health and fitness and speaking to youth about the importance of believing in one’s self and staying healthy to meet the challenges in life and accomplish one’s dreams. To contact Julia or schedule her for an appearance, visit MissUtahUSA.com or JuliaBachison.com . Photo courtesy of Benizo PMB 7074 Chandler, AZ 85246.

Julia’s Miss Utah USA Crowning Moment Video

And your new Miss Utah USA 2008 is Julia Marie Bachison!

New Gallery! Julia’s Miss Utah USA 2008 Behind the Scenes Photos!

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