I’m gathering in Minneapolis, MN. with 26 Contestants ages 13 to 83 July 20, 2014 for a week of fun, friendship, and a chance to become one of the five new international Global United Pageant™ Queens.
Pageant week is filled with great events and opportunities for the delegates to get some great treats and give back to the communities around them, including trips to the Mall of America for shopping and mini golf, a St Paul Saints Baseball game, Massages, Pajama Parties, the Gold Ribbon Banquet and more.
The week’s highlight, undoubtedly, was on Friday afternoon when the contestants gathered at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital to host a party for the patients undergoing treatment for many life threatening illnesses. Over 70 children and their siblings were treated to face painting, cupcake decorating, temporary tattoos, Tied blankets or pillows, gift bags, games and princess crowns or hero capes. With a few tears, but a lot of joy, the contestants were feeling very grateful to be a part of this event to brighten the day of the patients there.
Competition began Saturday at the Historic Mounds Theatre with Interviews in the morning and the Grand Finale that evening.
Taking home awards for 2012 were Autumn Kastein, of Wisconsin,for the silent auction item; Tonya Allen, from Arizona, for the runner up ad page sales; Callie Liew, from Singapore, for the highest ad page sales and top people’s choice votes; Pageantry Spirit Award recipient, CiCi Berardi, Elaine Reinholz, from Iowa, for the overall personality wear; Candice Tie, from Malaysia, 2nd place talent; Lisa Stordahl, from Minnesota, for overall interview, 1st Place Talent and overall evening wear; and Robin Ross-Holmes, of Arizona, for overall community service. Runners-up to the evening were Katy Hamlin, Miss Midwest; Crystal Chappuis,Ms Midwest; Tonya Allen, Mrs United States; Robin Ross-Holmes, Classic Mrs Arizona; and Jewel Smalldon, Senior Ms Grand Cayman Islands.
Sneak a peek at my wardrobe, and support me as I prepare for the week long pageant in Minneapolis, MN. July 20th through 28th 2014
Be sure to check back frequently to learn more about what I am doing , where I’ll be making appearances, and how you can help! Let me know if you would like to come and see me compete on pageant day!
If you are interested in sponsoring me?
My entry fee in order to become an official contestant is $500.
I also have travel costs to get to/from the pageant, appearances, my evening gown, platform to promote our cause, opening number dress and interview suit not to mention the shoes, jewelry, etc. I would appreciate any little donation that you might be able to help with.
About Global United Pageant
Global United Pageant™ is founded in the idea that there is a need for programs for women to be celebrated less for their good looks, but instead for those who have the true beauty within themselves.
The Global United Pageant is committed to seeking contestants and title holders who exemplify the beauty that comes from serving others in the community and pairs with organizations from all over the world to give to those in need.
Though many of the pageant’s donations and partnering organizations change form year to year, one remains constant: Isaac’s Journey. In honor of the director’s friend and in memory of her son, who passed away due to childhood cancer, the Global United Pageant™ permanently partner with Isaac’s Journey to help raise funds for childhood cancer research.
This is why our crowns hold the dimensional ribbon: to represent childhood cancer awareness.
Additionally, each contestant, as a part of their application process, will also submit a list of organizations with which they wish to partner. If chosen as one of the international titleholders, one of their named charities in their application will receive at least 50.00 in honor of the winning titleholder. In this sense, every contestant has a say in how the program will run each year, lending a very personal aspect to the pageant for everyone involved.
Visit CiCi Berardi for more information.