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Actual Signs' Director judges Miss Deaf International in Las Vegas

29 Jul 2010
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Our Director, Joel Kellhofer was delighted to have been invited onto the judging panel for Miss Deaf International 2010 which took place during the DeafNation World Expo in Las Vegas.

Joel arrived in Las Vegas on July 18th and visited the 2010 DeafNation World Expo event which took place in The Sands Expo and Convention Centre's 200,000 sq. feet exhibit hall. The DeafNation World Expo is the foremost touring trade show for, by, and about deaf people. DeafNation's World Expo provides exhibitions, workshops, entertainment, sporting activities and more to offer four days’ of presentations, education, networking and cultural/language opportunities for attendees. More information on the DeafNation World Expo can be found at

Joel did not take his judging responsibilities for the Miss Deaf International Pageant lightly and reported that all of the contestants did a great job representing their country which made it a difficult job choosing only one winner. Joel would like to congratulate all of the contestants and is pleased to reveal the results of the pageant as follows:

The Winner crowned Miss Deaf International was Miss Deaf France, Julie Abbou

First runner up was Miss Deaf Belgium, Lore Ameloot

Second runner up was Miss Deaf South Africa, Vicki Fourie

Third runner up was Miss Deaf Lithuania, Laura Levita Valytė

Fourth runner up was Miss Deaf Iran, Sahar Motogain

Miss Deaf International,Inc is an organisation that pledges to empower, enhance and support today's ever changing and ever growing community of Deaf Women. For more information on Miss Deaf International, please visit