She comes from the world’s powerhouse for pageant queens. Rose Flores will compete for the title of Miss World Philippines 2017 in a few weeks. In just a span of 3 years, the Philippines claimed all the Big 4 crowns, Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth.

Beauty pageants are very much embedded in Philippines society. They fill the calendar all year round from small time local competitions to more colourful carnival competitions. There are pageants for straight and gay men and women, for transgenders, for housewives and grandmothers. Pia Wurtzbach encouraged many young Filipino women to dream of becoming a beauty queen. For some, the celebrity status that comes with winning a pageant meant better opportunities for the candidate and her family.

In a way, a beauty queen's victory somewhat symbolizes another woman's hopes and dreams.

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The gorgeous Alexandra Curtis, who'll be competing in Miss World America 2017 in a few days, is all about breaking stereotypes to set the record straight on so-called pageant girls. She is currently pursuing a career in the Rhode Island Army National Guard as a Human Resources Specialist. Her previous work experience has been in politics. 

Her Beauty With a Purpose project is “Leading Ladies: Equipping Young Women With the Skills to Lead.” She started this project four years ago to address the gender gap of women in political leadership on college campuses and build a pipeline of qualified women to run for office from the local level to federal government. It has turned into a greater effort to equip young women with leadership skills in a variety of fields, especially where women have been underrepresented.

 Alexandra first began competing in pageants in 2006 with National American Miss. In 2013 she began competing with the Miss America Organization where she won Miss Upstate New York 2013. In May 2015, she represented West Warwick and won the title of Miss Rhode Island 2015. The beauty queen was Rhode Island's representative at the Miss America 2016 pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September 2015.

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One in three women has been a victim of physical brutality by an intimate partner. Kae Crede is one of them. The beauty queen wants to use her voice for women’s rights. "Fighting for women’s rights is not synonymous with man-hating, but instead, is synonymous with EQUALITY."

Crade will compete for the crown of Miss World America 2017 later this year. The winner will have the opportunity to represent the United States in the world's most prestigious beauty pageant; Miss World!  

The United States has continuously sent a representative to Miss World since its inception in 1951. The United States have won the Miss World crown three times in 1973, 1990 and 2010. Currently, America's Miss World is the official national pageant that selects the contestant from the United States to Miss World.

Lets know a little more about one of the finalists of Miss World America 2017 through this interview!

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She would like to use her crown to provide emotional support to families and children during their battle against cancer. The gorgeous Louina Lafalaise will compete for the title of Miss World America 2017 in Orlando, F.L. August 8-13, 2017.

Louina is currently pursuing her nursing degree from Pasco State College, Galen College of Nursing. She currently works as a nursing assistant and hopes to continue her education to become a neotatal nurse practitioner. She believes it’s important to set an example for others so that more people will come together with loving, caring, and helpful actions. 

The winner of America's Miss World will have the opportunity to represent the United States at the prestigious Miss World Contest! The United States have won the Miss World crown three times in 1973, 1990 and 2010. Currently, America's Miss World is the official national pageant that selects the contestant from the United States to Miss World.

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She competed in her first pageant when she was 17. Katerina Villegas will compete for the crown of Miss World America 2017 in Orlando, F.L. August 8-13, 2017. The winner will have the opportunity to represent the United States at the prestigious Miss World Contest! The United States have won the Miss World crown three times in 1973, 1990 and 2010. Currently, America's Miss World is the official national pageant that selects the contestant from the United States to Miss World.

Katerina Villegas earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies in 3 years to pursue her career as a full time recording artist and performer. She is also the owner of her very own record label called, Beauty Queen Records, through which her music is being released. "The record label name came from the pageant girl background, and represents who I am as both a beauty queen, and recording artist." she explained

Her platform is The Let it Be Foundation, a nonprofit that provides support and services to families with children diagnosed with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses.

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