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Karissa Martin – Miss Ohio 2008 | Leonard Hill Photography Blog

Karissa Martin – Miss Ohio 2008


I met Karissa Martin a couple of years ago when I photographed her for a music DVD that she was making to support the American Cancer Society.¬† She was beautiful then–and she is more beautiful now. For those of you who don’t know Karissa, she is the current reigning Miss Ohio and she recently represented Ohio at the Miss America Pageant held in Las Vegas. The other day she stopped in and I got the privilege of photographing her. The pictures that I uploaded to this post (4 out of 150+) have not been retouched.

Just a bit about Karissa: Karissa was introduced to the arts at an early age and has been the recipient of several honors and awards for her abilities in voice, dance, theater, and piano. With her passion for the stage and entertainment, Karissa dreams of performing on Broadway. In May 2007, Karissa was chosen to perform in various venues across Italy as a soloist for the internationally recognized WLSC Chamber Choir. She currently tours with the Allegro Dance Company.
Karissa is a junior at West Liberty State College pursuing an interdisciplinary degree in Music and Theater Communications.
She resides in Woodsfield, Ohio  with her parents Ron and Sheila Martin.
Please feel free to leave a comment about Karissa and/or her pictures.


Karissa is more than just a pretty face. She is an intelligent, talented, goal-oriented young woman of today, who is an advocate for her platform, the Miss Ohio and Miss American Organization. Most importantly, she is a role model who inspires and motivates people in our communities.

For more information on booking Miss Ohio to speak or entertain at your event, contact the Miss Ohio office at 419.522.6677 or send an e-mail to info@missohio.org for a complete list of fees and schedule of availability cliquez sur ce lien.

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  1. Karissa Martin

    Thank you so much Leonard! It was a pleasure working with you as always and the photos are gorgeous!

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