Catalina Launches "On the Road with Miss America and the 2013 Contestants" campaign at 96 Walmart Stores to Promote Miss America by Catalina Swimwear

MISS AMERICA 2013 MALLORY HAGAN AND THE 2013 NATIONAL CONTESTANTS TO APPEAR AT 96 WALMART STORES

“On the Road with Miss America and the 2013 National Contestants” Campaign to Kick Off Saturday, May 18 in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 16, 2013)Catalina, a division of New York based In Mocean Group, announced today that Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan will kick off a two-month promotional tour for the Miss America by Catalina® swimwear collection, available exclusively at Walmart. “On the Road with Miss America and the 2013 National Contestants,” includes 8 appearances by Miss America herself in New York, Arkansas and Florida, as well as 88 total appearances by the 2013 National Contestants throughout the country. The campaign begins with Miss America’s appearance at the Westbury and Farmingdale, New York Walmart locations on May 18 and runs throughout the month of June. For a full list of titleholders, dates and locations for each state visit www.CatalinaSwim.com.

The crowned Miss America as well as the 2013 National Contestants will promote the debut of the Miss America by Catalina® Collection, which launched in January following the return of Catalina as the official swimsuit sponsor of the 2013 Miss America Competition.

“We are pleased to have Miss America and the state titleholders represent the Miss America by Catalina® collection. In addition to advocating for their individual platforms throughout their service as state titleholders, these young women serve as Catalina’s brand ambassadors. We are excited to provide an opportunity for Walmart customers and fans to meet the titleholders to learn more about the Miss America by Catalina® collection and the unprecedented quality and value offered at Walmart,” President of In Mocean Group, Zvi BenHaim said, adding, “The Miss America by Catalina® collection is a culmination of the rich history between Catalina and The Miss America Organization, dating back to the 1940s.”

At these events, the title holders will be available for photo opportunities and autographs as well as to speak about their individual platforms. Platforms include Miss America’s “Stop it Now: Child Sexual Abuse platform,” and Alexis Wineman (Miss Montana)’s “Living with Autism,” platform. Wineman is the first-ever autistic contestant to compete in the Miss America Competition.

“As Miss America, I am so proud to introduce the Miss America by Catalina® Collection available only at Walmart. I am especially thrilled to kick off the Catalina tour in one of my favorite places, New York, which was also my home as former Miss New York. The Miss America Organization and Catalina share a wonderful history and now as Catalina launches this beautiful collection, we bring these two iconic brands together to have one incredible collection every woman throughout the country can afford and enjoy,” Miss America 2013, Mallory Hagan said.

On the Road with Miss America and the 2013 National Contestants promotional tour coincides with Catalina’s print advertising campaign in the June issues of Cosmopolitan and People StyleWatch magazines.

The Miss America by Catalina® Collection is inspired by the 2013 Lifestyle and Fitness Competition, with select styles from the January 2013 telecast available for purchase as well as additional silhouettes that appeal to a wide consumer base. Catalina’s design inspiration for the Miss America by Catalina® collection combines retro glamour, modern styling and classic beauty. Sophisticated jewel tone colors and embellishments are central to the collection, giving the suits the stylish ease associated with the Miss America Competition.

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