Deborah Miller of Fairfax, Va., representing her birth state of New Mexico in the Ms. Senior America National Pageant, was crowned Ms. Transatlantic Senior 2016, by a celebrity panel of judges at the Super Star Theater, Resorts Hotel and Casino, in Atlantic City on October 22, 2015.
This is a new title created to honor the beginning of an association between Ms. Senior America and Ms. Senior United Kingdom. Three new queens were crowned: Ms. Senior America, Ms. Senior United Kingdom, and Ms. Transatlantic Senior.
Ms. Miller was awarded the top talent award from the thirteen finalists from the United States and the United Kingdom, singing “Chi il bel sogno di Doretta” from Puccini’s La Rondine. The BBC-sponsored search for that special international senior woman had a separate panel of judges from the other two competitions, and culminated in the selection of Deborah Miller, who has sung sixteen leading opera roles, including a world premiere, plus sacred music, barbershop, and Broadway.
Deborah’s other interests include teaching voice and piano, and participating in Jazzercise, softball, yoga, riding horses, playing bridge, gardening, and lots of travel. Deborah’s volunteer work includes supporting Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs, Feed the Homeless, Senior Olympics, TESOL, Reading Rug, AAFSW, and many church initiatives. She performs regularly for Senior Centers and other groups devoted to senior care.
Deborah Miller, Ambassador At-Large, will be in London, England December 21- 28, 2015, performing and promoting the BBC’s Documentary Special about the Senior America/Senior United Kingdom Pageant throughout the United Kingdom, and spreading the word about the “Age of Elegance.”