Mia Heaston

If you’re wondering who to cheer for during Friday’s Miss USA pageant, we offer you Mia Heaston – representing Illinois and the pharmaceutical industry.

Yep — Mia’s a pharma sales rep. And surprisingly, from our quick scan of the bios of the 51 Miss USA contestants (we didn’t spend any time ogling the swimsuit pictures, of course), she’s the only pharma rep in the running for the crown this year.

Last year was better for Big Pharma, and particularly for Sciele Pharma (formerly First Horizon), which has employed two contestants from the 2006 pageant:

Miss Florida 2006

Miss Florida 2006 Cristin Duren, and

Danelle Gay

Miss Michigan 2006 Danelle Gay.

Still, this is a pretty poor showing compared to our NFL cheerleading squads and NBA dance teams. Sigh — maybe next year.


8 Responses to Miss Illinois is already a winner with Big Pharma

  1. [...] Cary Byrd at EDrugSearch has issued an important update regarding drug reps and Miss America. Sadly, there will be only one drug rep in this year’s contest. Apparently, there were at least two drug reps in last years’ crop. Please also check out the all-Pharma cheer squad for one of my favorite posts of all time! [...]

  2. Significant Figures says:

    Sex? Drugs? What happened to the Rock&Roll?


  3. [...] The article that sent me over the edge was titled Sex, drugs and pharmacology and it starts like this… The eDrugSearch blog has noted that Mia Heaston, the current Miss Illinois and one of the 2007 Miss USA hopefuls, is also a pharmaceutical industry representative. [...]

  4. Alan says:


    look up pharming parties and drugging of our kids

    these companies are out of control with the anti depressents and psychotropics

  5. [...] The picture above, by the way, is of an actual drug rep — although we can’t verify that she wears that outfit to work. [...]

  6. [...] eDrugSearch blog has noted that Mia Heaston, the current Miss Illinois and one of the 2007 Miss USA hopefuls, is also a [...]

  7. Behzad says:

    Very nice .

  8. [...] the most effective research distribution service (this service, incidentally, comes in the form of leggy former-cheerleaders and Miss America contestants…). That’s good for the pharmaceutical industry, which can emphasize the research aligns [...]

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