Miss America 2018 Makes Surprise Appearance At Apple Industries’ IAAPA Breakfast Meeting

Posted On: 11/15/2017

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ORLANDO, FL – Miss America 2018 Cara Mund made a surprise appearance today at the 5th annual breakfast meeting held by Apple Industries during the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo here at the Orange County Convention Center.

Later today, Mund will be in Apple’s IAAPA booth (#1600), signing autographs and posing for pictures with visitors. IAAPA runs through Nov. 17.

Mund proved to be the unexpected highlight as Apple chief executive Allen Weisberg delivered his keynote breakfast address to an audience of 200-plus U.S. and international distributors, park and FEC owners and street operators.

Weisberg told the audience he would demonstrate Apple's new "Share in Times Square" photobooth feature, via a giant screen that displayed a live remote broadcast from Apple R&D director Mike Bloomfield. On the screen, Bloomfield stepped into one of Face Place's Outdoor photobooths to find Mund taking her photo inside. He then walked Miss America through the process of "Share in Times Square" to post her photo to a giant electronic billboard in New York City’s Times Square.

Mund then made a live appearance with Weisberg at the Apple breakfast. She was Miss North Dakota of 2017 and won her crown as Miss America 2018 in September. The social activist and jazz dancer graduated with honors from Brown University. She is a future law student whose dream is to become the first elected female Governor of North Dakota.

"Share in Times Square" is a free download to all operators of Smile 2.0 networked photobooths. For a modest upcharge, the customer can briefly splash the photo of their choice on one of the huge electronic billboards in Times Square. The patron also gets to write a caption that is displayed with the photo.
 
Specifically, the customer’s face appears in the giant electronic screen at 234 W 42 St., directly above the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, Dave & Buster’s and Madam Tussauds wax museum.
 
A "photo of your photo" on the billboard, with the Times Square setting clearly visible, is instantly made available to the customer while they are still in the Face Place photobooth.  The customer can immediately post the photo of themselves on the Times Square billboard to their Facebook page, tweet it on their Twitter account, and email it to as many friends as they like.