"Growing up a lot of my clothes and even our food came from local church donations. So I had to get creative to be able to afford to compete. I ended up going door to door to ask for donations, $20 here, $20 there". Brittany Mason is now an international fashion model, actress, activist, pageant queen and director of Miss Universe Ireland. At the age of 16 she signed with her first modeling agency and moved into a model apartment in New York City. Shortly after she entered a local pageant and won the title of Teen Indiana. In 2008 She was crowned Miss Indiana USA, for Donald Trump's Miss Universe Organization placing in 7th at Miss USA live on NBC.

 Since, she has graced the Covers and pages of magazines such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen Magazine, Esquire, GQ, FHM and MAXIM.  Mason is also involved with several charitable causes. As a teen, she created an anti-bullying awareness and prevention program inspired from her own experiences.

Lets know a little more about this beautiful and inspiring woman through this interview!


The gorgeous Shayla Washington will compete at Miss California USA later this year, and she is really looking forward to competing at the pageant. With her friendly attitude and aura, the beauty queen is willing to win the hearts of the judges and her co-contestants. Graduating from Cosmetology, she wants to own her own franchise one day. 

In an interview with Pageants News, Shayla shared her thoughts, experiences, and aspirations in the world of pageantry.