More than 6,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. The Ice Bucket Challenge shined a spotlight on the issue several years ago, but awareness continues.

ALS advocate Nicole Davis lost her mom to the disease. As Ms Woman Hawaii 2017 she was an ambassador for ALS Research and Awareness - "I spent time volunteering fundraising events for the ALS such as the Annual ALS Walk and The ALS Benefit Ball. My mother passed away from ALS April 22, 2015 so it was a wonderful opportunity to give back" - she explained.

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. The disorder causes rapidly progressive weakness, muscle atrophy, muscle spasticity, difficulty speaking, difficulty swallowing, and decline in breathing ability.

In addition to being a beauty queen Nicole is a program manager in quality and process performance for the US Navy. She is from Windsor, Ontario, Canada but graduated from Hampton University. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and has a Masters Degree in Public Administration - "I enjoy serving my local church on the worship team. I enjoy film work and have worked for Hawaii Five 0, Marvel, and Fox Films in the past. I have also have modeled in Wedding Week Hawaii and also in Montreal Fashion Week as apart of the model cast of the Fashion Hero TV season 1" - she said.

Lets know a little more about Nicole and her pageant experience through this interview!

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Robyn Tilley is a thoughtful young lady with a bright future. She’s already been named Miss Lake City, will soon be competing in the Miss Florida scholarship pageant and is pursuing a degree in psychology. She is also a victim of sexual assault. Tilley has chosen “Ending sexual abuse” as her platform for Miss Florida to raise awareness and help eliminate the stigma and blame that continues to surround victims.

The gorgeous Robyn is making a difference in breaking the beauty queen stereotype. She's not the typical blonde, spray tanned girl who always answers questions talking about the importance of world peace - "I look the judges in the eye, who know my current platform is Ending Sexual Abuse, and I tell them that yes, I am a victim, and yes, I have endured not so ideal situations, but here I am now, a title-winning, beautiful, talented, pageant queen, which is think is one of the best messages to spread. I stay true to my personality and I’m unafraid of who challenges me. If a beauty queen is putting on a fake persona just to win, then what about her is there to look up to?"

If she wins the crown Robyn will have the opportunity to represent the state of Florida in the Miss America Competition later this year. Florida has twice won the Miss America crown. Sara Zeng of Palm Coast is the reigning Miss Florida. She competed for the title of Miss America 2018 on September 10, 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey where she won a Preliminary award in Lifestyle & Fitness.

Lets know a little more about the strong Robyn through this interview!

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Jolyn Farber is determined to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness. The public speaker, who'll be representing the state of New York in Ms America 2018, built her pageant platform from life experience. She has been heavily involved in promoting mental health awareness for many years -"I felt like this was the year to speak to a larger audience and encourage open conversation to expel the stigma and bias surrounding it. The Ms. New York title has allowed me to do that and to reach many people that I would not have been able to reach as an individual.  I hope to continue that as Ms. America." - she explained.

The new Ms America will be crowned on March 10, 2018 in Long Beach, California. The beauty contest is for women 26 years of age and up Single, Divorced, Widowed or Married, without swimsuit and talent portion.

The pageant brand is classy, conservative, elegant and business professional. The organization is looking for dynamic women who would love to use their "crown for a purpose" to make a difference in their community and mentor those around her in a positive and uplifting way. All contestants must have one platform that they would like to promote.

Lets know a little more about the beautiful Jolyn and her preparation for the pageant through this interview!

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She has been competing in pageant for over 4 years and has always placed in the Top 5. The gorgeous Diana Estrada will have the opportunity to compete for the title of Ms Texas Belleza Latina 2018 in Austin - "Entering pageants a little late in life has been a bit challenging, but it has taught me that age is just a number" - she explained.

Diana is married to Carlos Estrada and they have three children: David, Debbie and Jessica. Her parents were born in Cd. Juarez, Mexico where she learned to embrace her family values and cultural traditions.

The Ms. Belleza Latina Pageant was founded in 2000 by Maria Torres to create Hispanic role models on a local and national level. They have opened up the system to single mothers, however not all the contestant are single mothers. Back in 2000, there weren’t many pageants that allow single mothers to compete.

The Ms Texas Belleza Latina organization focuses on empowering Latina women, it embraces our cultural background, and works to enhance, recognize, and honor it. Our goal is to create role models in our communities, inspire the desire for personal achievement and growth, encourage higher education, strong family values, and cultural pride.

Here we bring you the untold facts about Diana’s life and also her ideas, objectives and opinions… Have a look!

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You don't always win the crown on your first try but Taylor Jamison wants to show you how to use perseverance to win the crown regardless of what title you want to win.

Taylor won the title of Teen Universe United States 2018 and will have the opportunity to represent the United States at the Teen Universe Pageant in Nicaragua this february. The young lady would like to encourage every young woman to leave her mark and never stop until she reaches her biggest goals. Through many aspects in life as well as pageantry she wants to influence young people to be the best version of themselves even if the road is not easy.

Here we bring you the untold facts about Taylor’s life and also her ideas, objectives and opinions… Have a look!

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In 2013 Erin Brady became the first delegate from the state of Connecticut to be crowned Miss USA. She represented the United States at the 62nd annual Miss Universe competition on November 9, 2013, vying to succeed outgoing titleholder Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo of the U.S. She eventually placed in the top 10 exactly at 6th place.

Nearly 5 years after she passed on her crown, Erin Brady retraces her steps toward victory and accounts for all the lessons she has learned throughout her reign as Miss USA. Check out my exclusive interview with her below !

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World Diabetes Day has been celebrated every year on Nov. 14 since 2006. There are 422 million people in the world are living with Diabetes, according to the World Health Organization. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation estimates 40,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes every year. 

The general public remains unaware that elevated levels of blood glucose are associated with long-term damage to the body and the failure of various organs and tissues. Diabetes can result in short- and long-term complications, many of which – if not prevented and left untreated – can be fatal.

Catherine York, who'll be competing for the crown of Miss US Supranational 2018, choose to start competing in beauty pageants in order to help spread the message of using healthy food to help with the treatment of diabetes - "I was nannying a little girl with Type 1 Diabetes a couple of years ago and she was so sad that there weren’t many famous celebrities with diabetes. So after having Type 1 Diabetes for the past eight years myself" - she explained.

Outside of pageantry, Catherine is a full time college student. She is currently getting her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences and she's also dual enrolled in an accelerated Master’s in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is a supervisor in one of the labs, and in leadership roles in two clubs on campus. She's also performing research on an infant formula that is seeking FDA approval - "I'm definitely busy outside of the pageant world, but with proper organization, I can stay on top of everything!"

If she wins the crown Catherine will have the opportunity to represent the United States at Miss Supranational 2018. Did you know ? The first Miss Supranational competition began life in 2009. The first ever group of contestants came from almost 40 countries around the world, today after 8 years the number has doubled to more than 80 competitors from every continent.

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