Beauty queens from small towns are making just the right kind of noise around. They are beautiful, confident and truly determined to achieve their goals in life. The gorgeous Rebecca Hudson, who'll be competing for the crown of Miss Universe Great Britain 2018 later this year, is a small town girl with big aspirations - "I've grown up in a small town and already been able to achieve my dreams of being a professional dancer. I definitely do not get stage fright and I also deal well under pressure and stress" - she explained.

Growing up in the dance world she has dealt with a lot of set backs which has only made her more determined and driven. And this will really help her in the competition!

If she wins the title Rebecca will have the opportunity to represent her country in Miss Universe 2018. Did you know ? Great Britain has never won the Miss Universe title. The closest it could reach was in the year 2013, when Amy Willerton secured the Top 10 spot at Miss Universe 2013 pageant. 

I had the opportunity to interview Rebecca on her preparation for the upcoming pageant. Lets know a little more about this beautiful and inspiring woman through this interview!

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Through this past year, pageantry has become a great opportunity for women, and even men, of all ages. 2017 was a year that lit a spark in the pageant world, especially when it came to helping young women achieve their dreams and become great helping hands in their communities.

The preteen age is a time in a young lady’s life when she is finding herself, figuring out what some of her goals and dreams are, and when she can help the people around her grow as well. Molly Edwards, who'll be competing for the crown of Miss Pre Teen International, founded her own platform Project InstaKind, which promotes using social media to impact people, not to impress people - "I am actively involved in my platform and have been fortunate to inspire several peers to join my mission. I think my platform will survive well beyond my time as Miss Pre Teen International if I am chosen to represent the International System" - she explained.

Molly has already taken her program international, she has Project InstaKind Ambassadors all around the United States and even from as far always as Australia working to promote her program of positive social messaging and kindness.

As a 5th grader she goes to school, but she also loves dancing, modeling and acting. 

Did you know ? The Miss Pre Teen International Competition has established itself as an organization with integrity, high ethical standards, and consistent application of its rules and regulations. It is our goal to provide ladies everywhere the opportunity to compete in a pageant system that maintains the highest of moral values. Lets know a little more about Molly's story and her journey to the crown through this interview!

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United States Army Veteran Patti Gomez-Michalkow's "personal combat zone" has shifted from the 42nd infantry division in New York to the stage of Mrs America in Las Vegas, from a minefield to a beauty contest, from combat boots to high heels. 

A New York City native, Patti Gomez-Michalkow is a fast-paced individual with a penchant for problem-solving and a passion for great pizza.

For a decade, she has built brand equity and crafted marketing solutions for Fortune 500 companies and emerging start-ups. She is the senior marketing manager at a financial firm, an Army veteran and Mrs.New York 2018. 

The Mrs New York Competition was Patti's first experience in the pageant world - "The Mrs. America competition offers a good way of helping the charities" - she explained.

The beauty queen supports Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post–9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. She will continue to champion and raised funds for the organization throughout her reign .

As a veteran of the United States Army the beauty queen volunteered to attend JRTC in Fort Polk, Louisiana alongside the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in July 2016 and she trained at Warfighter at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania with her unit in October 2017. Patti attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and attended Advanced Individual Training at the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence in Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

If she wins the crown, Patti would be the first Mrs America ever to have served in a combat zone. Lets know a little more about her story and her journey to the crown of Mrs America through this interview!

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Each year, women around the country have this same experience of a lifetime. Whether they are competing for Miss United States, Miss USA, or Miss America, this life-changing moment is a constant. Most people who have never been around the pageant world don’t know what happens after the crown is placed on the winner's head. Winning the title doesn’t just mean that you get to walk around looking pretty with a crown on your head.

The gorgeous Michelle McEwan, who'll be competing for the crown of Miss USA 2018 in a few months,  would like to empower women to be confident, courageous, ambitious, leaders, and more than just a pretty face - "My experience has been filled with an overwhelming amount of support and positivity and I wouldn’t change that for anything" - she explained.

If she wins the crown Michelle will have the opportunity to represent the United States at Miss Universe 2018. Did you know ? New Hampshire has had little success at Miss USA, and has only placed four times. Two of those placings have been in the past ten years, with Bridget Vezina placing 1st runner-up to Lynnette Cole at Miss USA 2000, and the semi-finals placement of Vanessa Bissanti at Miss USA 2004.

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Chenee White is here to tell you that what you watch on TV from "Toddlers and Tiara" and "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" aren't true! These are the real reasons to enter a beauty pageant... take it from the reigning Miss San Antonio United States 2018.

Pageantry is a doorway for those who want to be on stage, give back, and of course learn more about themselves. Chenee never had the confidence to compete in pageants until recently when she decided to “take action” to her goals and dreams - "Once I decided to no longer allow fear to hold me back, I started to work towards my goals and started to reap the benefits of taking action towards achieving my goals" - she explained.

Once she realized that the difference between where she was at before compared to where she is now is, she decided to “take action” in every area of her life and wasn’t afraid of failure. "Instead I embraced the lessons learned through failure which made me stronger throughout the process."

Chenee White will have the opportunity to compete in the Miss Texas United States Pageant on May 5th at the Josephine Theater in San Antonio, TX. The winner will represent her state in Miss United States 2018.

Did you know ? Miss United States is part of the system known as United States National Pageants, which has seven divisions starting at the age of 8: Little Miss United States, Miss Pre-Teen United States, Miss Jr. Teen United States, Miss Teen United States, Miss United States, Ms. United States, and Ms. Woman United States. 

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Many people believe that pageants are anti-feminist and promote archaic ideals of women. However, those who do compete will tell you that their pageant experience is often empowering and encourages them to accomplish things they never thought possible.

The gorgeous Megan Vincetta, who'll be competing for the crown of Miss Universe Great Britain later this year, has always embraced the girl power concept -"Once I got stuck in I knew I had found my tribe. Strong, hard working, intelligent women who all have a strong desire to make a positive change in the world? Count me in!"

Indeed, the Miss Universe Great Britain contest is a celebration of femininity and focuses on personal development while supporting good causes, making friends and having fun all through the glamour of pageantry. The organization places a strong emphasis on the efforts of its candidates towards fundraising objectives. Megan choose to host a self defense class to raise funds and awareness - "I hope to help break the stereotypes with my fundraising campaigns for a sisterhood, MUGB's chosen charity which aids causes including, female genital mutilation, female homelessness, acid attack victims in india and a female anti-poaching group in South Africa. Beauty pageants do still have aspects of peace, love and beauty but I believe it goes further than that with intelligence, integrity and purpose, which I think is becoming more apparent over time" - she explained.

If she wins the title Megan will have the opportunity to represent her country in Miss Universe 2018. Last year the gorgeous Anna Burdzy placed in the Top16. The country has never won the international crown however Amy Willerton secured the Top 10 spot at Miss Universe 2013 pageant. 

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Whether it’s being on stage in a swimsuit or facing the judges for a pageant interview, most of us experience some type of nervousness when competing in pageants.  All of a sudden, your heart is racing, and you’re worried that your pageant dreams will go up in smoke.

The Miss Nevada High School contest was Alyssa Fuller's first pageant ever - "I was nervous and I was disappointed that I didn’t start earlier in my life with pageants. I had no experience. Despite my nerves, playing soccer since I was 5 years old has taught me how to work well with others and the importance of respecting everyone’s strengths and weaknesses. I used that knowledge to overcome my fear. We are all different and great in our own way and as long as you work hard for what you want, you will achieve your dreams" - she explained.

As the reigning Miss Nevada High School America Alyssa promotes a program called B.R.A.V.E (Building Respect And Values for Everyone).

Did you know ? The Miss High School America Pageant competition exists for the purpose of providing personal and professional opportunities for high school girls. The goal is to provide outstanding high school girls the opportunity to compete in a pageant system that has the highest of moral values.

Lets know a little more about Alyssa's story and her journey to the crown of Miss High School America through this interview! 

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