Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Channing Pierce, a former Miss Royal Oak, appears in the movie as a Coochie Girl.
Among those walking the yellow carpet at the Emagine Theatre Tuesday for the advance screening of Disney’s fantastical adventure Oz: The Great and Powerful was former Miss Royal Oak, Channing Pierce. It's the Royal Oak model's first speaking role in a major motion picture. "It's really fun getting to work with Sam Raimi, him being from here," said Pierce, who plays a Coochie Girl. Raimi, 53, was born in Royal Oak. Oz was filmed in Pontiac at Michigan Motion Picture Studios in 2011. [Tomorrow meet Royal Oak real estate broker Tom Hutt, who portrays a Winkie in Oz: The Great and Powerful.] RELATED:
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Miss Michigan USA 2011 Channing Pierce believes the DUI arrest of former Miss USA Rima Fakih will lead to a teaching moment.
A former Miss USA, who was arrested Saturday on suspicion of drunken driving, realizes she made a big mistake, according to former Miss Michigan Channing Pierce of Royal Oak. Rima Fakih, 26, was arrested by Highland Park Police on Woodward Avenue early Saturday morning and charged with misdemeanor drunken driving. Fakih’s attorney, Doraid Elder, told the Detroit Free Press that Fakih realized she shouldn’t be driving and was pulling over when police stopped her. In 2010, Fakih was the first Arab-American Muslim woman to win the Miss USA crown. Pierce, who was also a former Miss Royal Oak, has known Fakih for four years. The two have modeled together in auto shows and area fashion shows, and when Pierce competed for the Miss USA title last …
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Miss Michigan glad she stayed true to herself during Miss USA pageant and glad to return home to Royal Oak.
When Miss California Alyssa Campanella took the crown at the Miss USA pageant on June 19, Miss Michigan Channing Pierce of Royal Oak figured she was 1 for 2 and was happy. The Miss USA competition in Las Vegas was only the second pageant in which 24-year-old Pierce had ever competed. She won the title of Miss Michigan USA 2011 in Ann Arbor on Sept. 11, 2010 – her first try in the pageant circuit. "I worked really hard every minute I was in Vegas at Miss USA," she said, "but it was not in the cards for me to win." While many of the 51 young women competing had participated in multiple pageants, Pierce said she felt as if she was "still learning was Miss USA was about." She spent nearly two weeks with the other contestants preparing. There…
Sunday, June 19, 2011
24-year-old model Channing Pierce hoped to follow in the footsteps of 2010 Miss USA, Rima Fakih of Dearborn.
Royal Oak's Channing Pierce, Miss Michigan USA, fell short in her bid to follow the path of another Metro Detroiter in capturing the Miss USA pageant title on Sunday night. Rima Fakih of Dearborn hands over her crown tonight in Las Vegas and 24-year-old Pierce was hoping it would land on her head, but it was not to be. Pierce did not make the cut to advance to the quarterfinals of the pageant. Pierce had been modeling for about four years when she entered the Miss Michigan pageant last September and won. It was her first pageant. The pageant experience has been a heady one for Pierce, full of appearances and travel. One of her most recent local appearances came May 15 at the Emagine for Youth fundraiser at the new Emagine/Star Lanes …