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Chicago Model Boot Camp #13

Chicago Model Boot Camp #13 Location: Chinatown! Shoot outdoors August 16th and build your portfolio with incredible images. We are limiting the number of models that can sign up so models will have extended photoshoots with each photographer. Chinatown is full of gorgeous architecture. We are excited about hosting our first Chinatown outdoors Model Boot Camp. Sign up today at www.tiaramag.net/model-boot-camp/

Chicago Model Boot Camp #13 Location: Chinatown. Shoot outdoors August 16th and build your portfolio with incredible images. CLICK IMAGE to make larger.

The next Model Boot Camp is right around the corner and it is a very special one. MBC1-MBC12 were all a major success. Chicago has housed Model Boot Camp (MBC) #1-#12. Now we are expanding into Michigan and soon touring to other major cities across the USA. Chicago Model Boot Camp #13 Location: Chinatown! Shoot outdoors August 16th and build your portfolio with incredible images. We are limiting the number of models that can sign up so models will have extended photoshoots with each photographer. Chinatown is full of gorgeous architecture. We are excited about hosting our first Chinatown outdoors Model Boot Camp. Sign up today at www.tiaramag.net/model-boot-camp/

MEET the FOUNDER of Model Boot Camp
Meet & learn from the Founder of Model Boot Camp, Sherrie Gearheart. Aside from being called The Queen of Fashion on The Model Idea TV show, Sherrie Gearheart is an international runway and print model. During 2015, Gearheart walked in Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week, Chicago Fashion Week, completed an international World Supermodel Tour in China, among other modeling accomplishments. Her work as a model and humanitarian has been featured in over fifty publications and she has graced the cover of several magazines. Gearheart is Founder and President of Tiara Magazine a pageantry, fashion, beauty publication read in over 177 countries online and in print. Tiara Magazine was founded in 2009. Sherrie Gearheart is an international beauty queen as the reigning Miss United Nations 2015, a title she won for her humanitarian efforts.Wear our designer wardrobe, shoot with pro photographers, build the portfolio of your dreams, and learn from international model Sherrie Gearheart.

Focus: to give models a platform to work with PRO makeup artists, PRO photographers, PRO experts in the industry, to be featured in magazines, to essentially teach models new skills by industry professionals during our seminar, introduce modeling poses by fashion photographer expert, build portfolios, and work on runway presentation/walk. A chance to be scouted by industry professionals. Work with several fashion photographers. Build the portfolio of your dreams! Each model will be featured in Tiara Magazine.
Purpose: a fun, affordable, way to raise funds for Live Out Loud Charity for suicide prevention. A portion of the funds raised will be used for the LOLC 2015-2016 School Media and Educational Tour for suicide intervention, character building, mentoring, and anti-bullying seminars. Support Live Out Loud Charity!
Address:
Model Boot Camp is coming to a city near you. Check out the locations below. If you would like to support Live Out Loud Charity and bring Model Boot Camp to a city near you please reach out to info@liveoutloudcharity.org

Illinois Date(s)
Chicago, IL
August 16, 2015
Chicago Model Boot Camp #13
Location: Chinatown in Chicago, IL
Special OUTDOOR Model Boot Camp dedicated to extended shoot times and a smaller group of models
Registration ends Sunday, August 7, 2015.
Special guests: Sherrie Gearheart, International Model
Hair & Makeup Team
Select independent pro hair and makeup artists
Photographers & Designers
Announced the day of Model Boot Camp
To sign up see registration below.
CLICK HERE

 

Sign up for Model Boot Camp above. Model Boot Camp funds are donated to LOLC (100% of net proceeds donated to Live Out Loud Charity)
There are no refunds for any reason. In the event that someone can not attend a Model Boot Camp workshop we simply hold the funds so the paid participant may attend a future MBC workshop within one year.

First ever Michigan, Model Boot Camp

Sign up to our first ever Michigan Model Boot Camp www.tiaramag.net/model-boot-camp/

Sign up to our first ever Michigan Model Boot Camp (CLICK IMAGE to make larger)
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FOUNDER OF MODEL BOOT CAMP
Meet & learn from the Founder of Model Boot Camp, Sherrie Gearheart. Aside from being called The Queen of Fashion on The Model Idea TV show, Sherrie Gearheart is an international runway and print model. During 2015, Gearheart walked in Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week, Chicago Fashion Week, completed an international World Supermodel Tour in China, has appeared on billboards in Philippines, among other modeling accomplishments. Her work as a model and humanitarian has been featured in over fifty publications and she has graced the cover of several magazines. Gearheart is Founder and President of Tiara Magazine a pageantry, fashion, beauty publication read in over 177 countries online and in print. Tiara Magazine was founded in 2009. Sherrie Gearheart is an international beauty queen as the reigning Miss United Nations 2015, a title she won for her humanitarian efforts.

Wear our designer wardrobe, shoot with pro photographers, build the portfolio of your dreams, and learn from international model Sherrie Gearheart.
Works with several fashion photographers. Build the portfolio of your dreams! Each model will be featured in Tiara Magazine.
Support Live Out Loud Charity!

Michigan Date(s)
Lapeer, MI
Date: September 27th, 2015
Location: Beautiful U Salon
Early bird Registration ends Sunday, August 15, 2015.
Registration ends Sunday, August 28, 2015.
Special Guests: Sherrie Gearheart, International Model, Miss United Nations 2015, & The Queen of Fashion on The Model Idea tv show; Mikayla Pekala, the winner of The Model Idea tv show, Miss Michigan Captivating & Miss Worldwide Michigan Ambassador of Live Out Loud Charity, The Model of the Year chosen by The Red Carpet Concierge of Chicago; Kyle Fogle, the winner of The Model Idea tv show, Spokesperson for Live Out Loud Charity, professional model; Debbie Permoda, fashion designer and beauty queen.
Hair & Makeup Team
Beautiful U Salon
Photographers & Designers
Announced the day of Model Boot Camp
To sign up & register CLICK HERE (or go to www.tiaramag.net/model-b00t-camp/)

2015 Pure American National Royalty

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Pictured on top: The Royal Court (top 5) for the National Junior division (L to R). 4th runner up, Lillia Hittler; 1st runner up, Ayanna Mann; the winner, Emma Moore; 3rd runner up, Avery Nooyan; and 2nd runner up, Jeanneil Rogerson. Pictured on the bottom (left to right): The 2015 Pure American National Junior, Emma Moore and the 2015 Pure American National Young Miss, Jennah Dominique.

MAJOR NEWS

2015 Pure American National Royalty
coverage by Tiara Magazine. The winners will appear on the Winter cover of Tiara Magazine. Congratulations to all of the new national royalty.
Tot division
4th runner up Cori Thomas, 3rd runner up Aleesha Clark, 2nd runner up Isabella Deel, 1st runner up Karli Gable, National Tot Sweetheart Kayla Garcia, and the 2015 Pure American National Tot Caitlynn McClister.
National Little division
4th runner up Aulbri Layfield, 3rd runner up Amelia Kramer, 2nd runner up Layla Ott, 1st runner up Mackenna Porter, and the 2015 Pure American National Little Kristen Barnett.
National Junior division
4th runner up Lillia Hittler, 3rd runner up Avery Nooyan, 2nd runner up Jeanneil Rogerson, 1st runner up Ayanna Mann, 2015 Pure American National Junior Emma Moore.
National Young Division
4th runner up Emilee Welch, 3rd runner up Riley Lash, 2nd runner up Morgan Mitchell, 1st runner up Soleil Guckian, and the 2015 National Young Miss Jennah Dominique.
National Teen division
4th runner up, Autumn Schieferstein, 3rd runner up Alexis Mitchell, 2nd runner up Destinee Evans, 1st runner up Angel Logan, and the 2015 Pure American National Teen Elizabeth Pollina.
National Miss division
4th runner up Amanda Lanning, 3rd runner up Bailey Pretak, 2nd runner up Elizabeth Barger, 1st runner up Emily Vernland, and the 2015 Pure American National Miss Samantha Bolet​.
National Ms. division
4th runner up 4th runner up, Charley Shinkle; 3rd runner up, Amelia Early, 2nd runner up, Chinna Rogan; 1st runner up, Jessica Wolfe; and the 2015 Pure American National Ms., Stacey Hill.
National Elegant Ms. division
3rd runner up Rene Parks, 2nd runner up Amy Vandercapellen, 1st runner up Ellen England, the 2015 Pure American National Elegant Ms Traci Russell.
National Classy Ms. division
4th runner up Annette Mates, 3rd runner up Michelle Thayer, 2nd runner up Cyndee Le Dain-Wehrheim​, 1st runner up Charmae Cottom, and the Pure American National Classy Ms. Robin Torres.
Tiara Magazine is proud to cover the Pure American National Pageant. Thank you for watching our LIVEstream at www.tiaramag.net We hope to see you at your next National Pageant.

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2015 Pure American National Tot, Caitlynn McClister and the 2015 Pure American National Tot Sweetheart, Kayla Garcia.

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2015 Pure American National Elegant Ms., Traci Russel; Pure American National Classy Ms., Robin Torres; and the Pure American National Little Miss, Kristen Barnett.

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2-15 Pure American National Teen, Elizabeth Pollina; Pure American National Miss, Samantha Bolet; and Pure American National Ms, Stacey Hill.

2015 Pure American National Sweetheart Royalty

 

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2015 Pure American National Teen Sweetheart, Sapphire Snow


Pure American National Sweetheart Royalty
July 25, 2015
Coverage provided by Tiara Magazine
Ms. Sweetheart division: 1st runner up Ann Marie Hicho and the 2015 Pure National American Ms. Sweetheart, Adriane Lash.
Elegant Ms. Sweetheart division: The 2015 Pure American National Elegant Ms. Sweetheart, Gretchen Timmerman.
Classy Ms. Sweetheart division: 2nd runner up Nita Zitney, 1st runner up Delynn Pollina, and the Pure American National Classy Ms. Sweetheart, Denise Cole.
Miss Sweetheart division: The 2015 Pure American National Miss Sweetheart, Haley Nettles.
Teen Sweetheart division: 4th runner up Emily Spangler, 3rd runner up Ciara Timmerman, 2nd runner up Madison Rimes, 1st runner up Amber Mann, 2015 Pure American National Teen Sweetheart, Sapphire Snow.
Young Sweetheart division: 2nd runner up Casey Curry, 1st runner up Emma Meade, 2015 Pure American National Young Sweetheart, Madison Yuzwa.
Junior Sweetheart division: 4th runner up Keahlie Cruz, 3rd runner up Lauryn Klobnak, 2nd runner up Jenna Alamo, 1st runner up Johannah Richardson, 2015 Pure American National Junior Sweetheart, Aubrianna Lash.
Little Sweetheart division: 4th runner up Sofia Lovelace, 3rd runner up Peyton Miller, 2nd runner up Melanie Dasher, 1st runner up Jayla Johnson, 2015 Pure American National Little Sweetheart, Clarisse Bulnes.
King Winners: 2015 Pure American Toddler King: Austin Crofts, 2015 Pure American Tot King: Jacob Johnson, 1st runner up Little King: Josh Rivera, 2015 Pure American National Little King: Evan Charbeneau, 2015 Pure American National Junior King, Toby Dearth, and the 2015 Pure American National Young King: Erik-Michaela Vandercapellen.
Toddler division: 4th Runner up Gabriella Palverento, 3rd Runner up Vylhelmina Verde, 2nd runer up Makayla Ortiz, 1st runner up Autumn Smith, and the 2015 Pure American National Toddler is Makynnly Suire.
BABY division: 2nd Runner up Nevaeh Mecca, 1st runner up Jayla Morrisey, 2015 Pure American National Baby is Solara Revis.
INFANT division: 4th runner up is Cambridge Watson, 3rd Runner up is Ariya Norris, 2nd Runner up Dani-Lynn Early, 1st runner up Reagan Bronz, 2015 Pure American National Infant is Brianna Barger.

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2015 Pure American National Young Sweetheart, Madison Yuzwa

 

 

Pure American LIVE stream

PURE AMERICAN PAGEANTS will be LIVESTREAMED right here at TiaraMag.net Check it out below. The National pageant will take place in Orlando, Florida July 22nd until July 25, 2015. Who will win nationals? You will just have to watch and see.


Live streaming video by Ustream

Day #2. Life of Miss United Nations 2015, Sherrie Gearheart

 

Day #2. Miss United Nations 2015, Sherrie Gearheart
Location: Orlando, Florida ♡
Message: You are beautiful. Embrace your flaws, they make you unique and special. Today celebrate your beauty.
Behind the scenes: I had a phone conference with Courtney Mason (Indiana), Miss Worldwide Indiana Ambassador for Live Out Loud Charity, about an anti-bullying workshop she is orchestrating for 8th graders for suicide prevention day.
Events: This week I will cover the Pure American National Pageant as President of Tiara Magazine.
Accessory designer: Danaya Designs 4U
 

 

In the past year I visited 3 countries: I completed my 2nd humanitarian/media tour in Philippines, I completed a world supermodel tour in China, and I competed in and won the Miss United Nations Pageants in Jamaica. Furthermore, I traveled to Florida twice, walked in Mercedes Benz NYFW, and LA Fashion Week. If you would have asked me 1 year ago, or 5 years ago, or when I was a lost and sad teenager where I would be, I would have never imagined in a million years I would be where I am today. I had a dream. I had a lot of faith in God. I worked hard. I am here to tell you Dreams do come true. I have been homeless in the past, I have gone through despair and deep sadness, and I know what it feels like to lose the ones closest to you and to feel alone in this world. I will tell you it will and it does get better. Please keep going. God will take you where you want to go. God will turn all the bad into good. Please keep believing in yourself and in God. Through God all things are possible. Good things. God bless you. heart emoticon Sherrie Gearheart

 

Humanitarian Tour in Philippines Summer 2014
Humanitarian Tour in Philippines Summer 2014

 

I just wrote the above on facebook. It really does shock me when I think of how far I have come. Some people do not even realize the struggles I have faced within the last 6 years when it seemed I had it all together because I was on the rise to success due to running two companies. I had to keep it all together and look poised under pressure even though I was facing homelessness, depression from losing my grandmother who was my rock, while also breaking out of a chain of bad relationships.  Lets not forget the harassment and cyber bullying as I am constantly under attack due to adult bullies that seem to never end. But it wasn’t that I just wanted to “look” or appear as a put together adult, in fact it was that I wanted to be put together. And I always believed God will have more for me, God will bless me, God will show me a way. And God has and does. I am still learning to deal with stress management and my extremely busy life. I am improving I believe. I am blessed. And it is ok to be and to feel blessed. I used to have this notion or belief that having something was a bad thing for two reasons #1. maybe I didn’t deserve it (poor mentality/low self esteem) or  reason #2. after witnessing a 3rd world country with my own eyes it makes me not want any material things and I see no use for them (although I do now but again its a 50/50 kind of feeling). But I am learning that having “things” is ok as it aids me in my mission of improving the world and its ok to celebrate life too. Afterall that is the moto of Live Out Loud Charity: celebrate life! You have one life to live? How do you want to be remembered? Answer that for me.

Mercedes Benz NYFW Feb 2016 Designer House of Byfield
NYFW Feb 2016 Designer Nathan Scott
NYFW Feb 2016 Designer Speechless Vulgarity

 

I want to leave a legacy. Some have said I have done that already. But as you know I am just getting started. My days like the rest of us are limited on this earth. We have 24 hours in a day. Our body requires sleep and food. And our mind needs rest, prayer, and meditation. Yes in those 24 hours you can either be at peace with yourself, you can be angry with the world and bitter about past mistakes, you can live in fear while scared to step foot into the reality of your dreams, or you can fight for change while finding the courage within to be who you really want to be. God created you to be great. It is ok to be great. I think sometimes our society says we are supposed to conform and not stand out. We get bullied for being different and it takes time until we find our circle that celebrates us. But let me tell you the right people will come around and you will be able to detect the snakes much easier as time goes by…… those people dissipate and God is teaching/preparing you for future endeavors.

 

LA Fashion Week
LA Fashion Week

 

I was crowned Miss United Nations 2015 two days ago. I hope and plan to leave a legacy. God willing it will be a good one which will pave the way for others to follow their dreams, to provide hope to impoverished nations and children, while educating people on the signs of suicide. More importantly I want to spread God’s love. Love, hope, and faith but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13. The original translation of the word love was actually the word charity. If you think about it charity is love. I feel I found the perfect pageant that celebrates a woman’s and a man’s heart. The United Nations Pageant is based on charity work. Not on beauty or superficial or material things. It is based on charity work. It is beautiful. I had a phenomenal experience at the national pageant. We helped a Christian Boys school. We each prepared and donated food to the school. I worked super hard after cooking by cleaning every dish that was prepared from over 30 contestants. It was worth it. I think about how hard the women work at that school to give the boys a good life and a chance in life. It was worth the aching feet and tired arms/legs. Afterall charity is about what you DO not what you say you will do. Put some action in. It doesn’t have to cost a lot. It doesn’t have to take tons of time. It just needs to be from your heart so take action now. What are you waiting for? Get up and act.

 

Christian Boys School St. Thomas, Jamaica

Monika Walsh Mrs Ireland Universe 2014/2015

 Monika Walsh Mrs Ireland Universe 2014/2015

Monika Walsh Mrs Ireland Universe 2014/2015

Get connected
Pageant Name: Mrs Universe
National website: http://www.mrsuniverseltd.com/
Pageant Facebook Fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/MRS-Universe-2015/891051807600279?fref=ts
How can fans contact you or learn more:
Your name: Monika Walsh
Your facebook/twitter/instagram/etc: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monica.breathnach?fref=ts https://www.facebook.com/MoniqaWalsh?fref=ts

Q. How did you get into pageantry?
A. Since I was a little girl, my dream was to take part in a beauty pagent. It took me over 10 years of hard work and my dreams came true last year.

 

Q. What awards and titles do you currently hold?
A. Currently: I am currently blessed to be Mrs Ireland Universe. This title is awarded to married women and I will represent Ireland in Worlds finals.
A. Previous titles held: Miss moto 2011, Style Queen 2014 ( I got the highest score in fashion round and was the most stylish. I am very happy with that title as I always do dress original and fashionable:), Mrs Europe Personality 2014.

 

Q. What was it like for you when you won your title?
A. I was so happy and surprised! Any one of the girls I was competing with were deserving as well, and I was honored to be chosen!

 Monika Walsh Mrs Ireland Universe 2014/2015

Monika Walsh Mrs Ireland Universe 2014/2015

Q. If you could only name one thing, what do you wish you had known prior to competing in pageants that would have helped you?
A. There is a lot of hard work especially World finals. For a week we need to be more than perfect, look amazing and smile all the time. Confidence is something which really helps to feel fantastic and good. Due to all the girls being so beautiful , you can lose your confidence very quick.

 

Q. How has pageantry benefited you in your personal life?
A. They helped me to focus my energy and to make goals. Pageants have also led me to a working career in modeling . I am debuting my blog about styling and my life, but the most important is my work for charities especially against domestic violence. Without the skills learned in pageantry, none of this would be happening!

 

Q. Why did you choose the pageant system you are part of?
A. I am not 25 years old anymore, so I was looking for something for women over 25’s and I found out about Mrs Universe plus they concentrate with topic “Domestic violence and reflection over children” and this helps me with charity I am supporting . It is the same with Top Model Uk 2014, I was chosen for being over 25 and got to go to the finals.

 

Q. What is your platform and how did you choose it?
A. Im helping many organizations with their fundraising events as a judge or special guest. I raise awareness about Domestic violence. I am an ambassador of Love and Care for People and Queens without scars. My campaign Let her smile not cry.

 Monika Walsh Mrs Ireland Universe 2014/2015

Monika Walsh Mrs Ireland Universe 2014/2015

Q. Who inspires you the most? Why?
A. I find inspiration in so many places! The person who inspires me most , its my mum. When I get tired and want to give up she never lets me and tells me to keep going. Im doing it all for her and my family.

 

Q. What advice would you give anyone who might read this article?
A. My advice is always to be yourself. There is one motto “Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect”. So don’t wait all your life for something, work hard and follow your dreams.

 

Q. What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered and how have you overcome it?
A. I’ve been told that, for various jobs or projects that I’m “too short. Those words used to hurt, but only because I let them get inside my head. However now I am happy and proud who am I.

 

 

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Chelsea Girard Miss Teen Canada United Nations 2015

Chelsea Girard, Miss Teen Canada United Nations 2015

Chelsea Girard, Miss Teen Canada United Nations 2015

 

Pageant Name: Miss Teen United Nations
National website: http://www.munp.org/
How can fans contact you or learn more: https://www.facebook.com/chelsea.girard.3572
Your name: Chelsea Giraard
Twitter.com/chelsgirard

 

Q. How did you get into pageantry?
A. I came across pageantry advertisements for the first Miss Windsor and Miss Teen Windsor in eight years and coming from a childhood of sports called for a challenge. Transitioning from cleats and shorts to heels and curls wasn’t easy, but was worth the challenge in order to make difference within my community.

 

Q. What awards and titles do you currently hold?
A.Currently: Miss Teen Canada United Nations 2015
A.Previous titles held: Miss Teen Windsor 2013-2014, Philanthropy award, Entrepreneurial Spirit Award

 

Q. What was the experience like for you when you won your title?
A. The experience of winning the title of Miss Teen Canada United Nations 2015 was a priceless experience and one I wouldn’t change for the world. Being chosen through numerous rounds of interviews and selected due to my charitable involvement within my community, the experience has made an everlasting impact on not only my outlook on life but my future commitments as well.

 

Q. If you could only name one thing, what do you wish you had known prior to competing in pageants that would have helped you?
A. If I could name one thing I wish I had known prior to competing in pageants that would have helped me would be that pageantry isn’t at all a “beauty” pageant. Pageants are bigger platforms that help impact our communities through those who are confident and who have the abilities to be a spokesperson for different charitable organizations and bringing awareness to separate causes. I believe the beauty in “beauty pageants” comes from the inner beauty affecting the overall outlook of a person and their strive for compassion.

 

Q. How has pageantry benefited you in your personal life?
A.Pageantry has benefited myself in my personal life through the aspect of self-confidence. Being one who was never big on speaking in front of a crowd, I could not have felt more comfortable on stage speaking of what I believed in. Pageantry not only benefited my self-confidence, but has also benefited my overall look on how inspiring the transition in one’s self can change their whole demeanor.

 

Chelsea Girard, Miss Teen Canada United Nations 2015

Chelsea Girard, Miss Teen Canada United Nations 2015

Q. Why did you choose the pageant system you are part of?
A. has chosen the United Nations Pageants system because the ultimate focus was charitable involvement, giving back to our communities, and demonstrating our abilities through confidence. Our director Leon Williams has a relationship with each of his contestants and never fails to keep us updated on all we need to know, he has made a memorable name for not only himself but the United Nations Pageant as well.

 

Q. What is your platform and how did you choose it?
A.My platform of choice is Teen Depression and Suicide Awareness because not only do I suffer from depression and have had suicidal thoughts, my aspiration is to share my story and speak publicly in order to bring awareness and demonstrate how depression can affect anyone.

 

Q. Who inspires you the most? Why?
A.he person who inspires me the most is Mary-Jo Kovacs, Food Room Supervisor of The DownTown Mission Windsor because not only has she accepted and treated myself as part of their family since my first time volunteering within the food bank , but she is someone who wants to make an impact on everyone who walks through her doors. Mary-Jo inspired me through her countless hours of serving the homeless through charitable events which raised funds for The DownTown Mission, working with each and every volunteer to ensure the impact on homeless awareness, but also treating everyone who walks through the doors that this non-profit organization is here for those who need assistance in the community.

Q. What advice would you give anyone who might read this article?
A.The advice I would give to anyone who might read this article would to be daring and step out of their comfort zone once in awhile because you never know what challenges might leave a positive, everlasting impact on not only yourself but also your look upon different situations.

 

Chelsea Girard, Miss Teen Canada United Nations 2015

Chelsea Girard, Miss Teen Canada United Nations 2015

Q. What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered and how have you overcome it?
A. The biggest obstacle I have encountered would have to be facing my fear of stage fright due to myself never being in front of a large crowd, especially being judged on how I come across. I have overcome this obstacle by being myself and learning that if I have confidence in myself and am proud of what I present, I will never be disappointed.

 

 

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Kenzie Thoen, Pure American National Teen

Pure American Pageants
National website: pureamericanpageants.com
Pageant Facebook Fan page: Pure American Pageants National Teen- Kenzie Thoen
Your name: Kenzie Thoen

 Kenzie Thoen,Pure American National Teen

Kenzie Thoen,Pure American National Teen

 

Q. How did you get into pageantry?
A. When I was 4 years old I was a flower girl in a wedding. I had a really beautiful gown that I just loved. The town I live in holds an annual Herb Queen Pageant. My mom entered me in it since I already had a beautiful dress, We figured why not get some more use out of it? I ended up winning the pageant and from that point on we were hooked on pageantry.

 

Q. What awards and titles do you currently hold?
A. Currently: I am honored to be the 2014 Pure American Pageants National Teen. I also hold the National overall Talent and Modeling titles with Pure American Pageants as well.
A. Previous titles held: I have held many titles with the Gahanna Herb Queen Pageant. I have reined as the 2007 Cinderella Miniature Miss Ohio. I was the 2014 StarJewel National Sapphire Supreme Queen. Through Pure American Pageants I have held three national titles, one state title, and many optional titles for both state and national.

 

Q. What was the experience like for you when you won your title?
A. When I was standing on stage for crowning I couldn’t help but wish the best for every wonderful girl standing there with me. I reflected back on my week and my time spent with my new friends. I truly felt that any one of us would do amazing representing PURE. As the second runner up and the first runner up names were called I remember going numb. When my name was called as the winner I couldn’t move I was completely in shock. I had no idea what to do. Eventually, I walked up to the center and was crowned the new National Teen from that moment on I have been living a dream.

 

Q. How has pageantry benefited you in your personal life?
A. I can be a quite person at times but because of pageants I have gained self confidence in myself. I feel my body language and posture is stronger. I have become more comfortable with speaking engagements. I also find that I am drawn with the desire to mentor and help others feel the same way.

 Kenzie Thoen,Pure American National Teen

Kenzie Thoen,Pure American National Teen

Q. What is your platform and how did you choose it?
A. My platform has to do with the men and women who serve our country. I am the daughter of a soldier and from the time I was a little girl I volunteered and helped out at many Military functions. Because the Military is such a big part of my life I started my own organization “Smiles for Soldiers”. I collect nonperishable food items and toiletries to send care packages to our Soldiers over seas. I feel it’s a small part that I can do to show appreciation to the soldiers that protect and serve our country for our freedom.

 

Q. Who inspires you the most? Why?
A. My mom inspires me every single day. She is a hard worker and manages to juggle many obstacles every day. I know that no matter what she is always there for me and her family. She manages the budget so I can take dance and do pageants. She makes sacrifices to make sure her family has everything we need or want. My mom would go to the ends of the earth for anyone. Her passion for helping others truly amazes me. If it wasn’t for her I would not be the person I am today. I love my mom with all of my heart and I thank her for everything she does, she truly inspires me.

 

Q. What advice would you give anyone who might read this article?
A. I would advise anybody who is thinking about doing a pageant to thoroughly research the pageant first. You should ask a lot of questions and talk to others that have competed in the pageant before. Do this so that you know what you are going in to. You want to make sure you can fulfill the requirements of the pageant. Make sure you know all the rules and regulations to make it the best experience you can.

 

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Ariel Pure American National Little Miss Sweetheart

Ariel,Pure American National Little Miss Sweetheart.

Ariel,Pure American National Little Miss Sweetheart.

 

8 Year old  Ariel and her family’s story. How would you take a stand regardless of circumstance?

Just a few short years ago my life was very different. I had little
to nothing and if it hadn’t been for my parents I would have been
homeless with 3 small children. It was all I could do to survive.
One of my biggest memories was scraping change together to buy my
youngest daughter a new pair of jeans from Wal-Mart for her first day
of preschool. It was a sad time. Every month I went to food pantries
and clothing giveaways just to keep my kids fed and clothed.


When my husband died in June of 2010, I was devastated and I was lost.
It was unexpected and painful. I remember looking into his eyes and
him crying on the hospital bed that he didn’t want to leave me and the
kids. I gained weight…. and I fell into a deep, dark depression.
I had just turned 30 years old, with 3 small children of my own and 3
step children that were nearly grown.

Instead of giving up I decided to move forward, and live my life
for each and every moment. My husband was taken unexpectedly and we
are not promised another day. We are not promised another moment in
our lives. We go through our lives thinking we have time or worse….
we give up on our dreams because we are either too fat, too poor, or a
million other reasons that we give ourselves.

 

Ariel,Pure American National Little Miss Sweetheart.

Ariel,Pure American National Little Miss Sweetheart.



I refuse to live like that ANYMORE! I have seen first hand how
quickly life can be taken from us.

Since that time in my life I have grown tremendously. Our lives have
changed and I am now remarried to a Man who truly tries to look out
for us and loves us all. Last year, one of my daughters and I
discovered Pure American Pageants, a Christian based National Level
Pageant system that focuses on public speaking and community service.
So we got involved! My daughter Ariel is now the National Little Miss
Sweetheart.

In this past year Ariel, and incoming 3rd grade honor roll student has completed over 136 hours of community service,
held fundraisers, and has donated many times to families in need. She
is out in the community doing something as often as she can. It
wasn’t long ago that we were the family in need, and sometimes we
still are, but we still give all that we can.

Here is a partial list of all of the places she has been in the past year

Jackson County Relay for Life
Gallia County Relay for Life
Friends of Relay Fundraiser
March of Dimes, Point Pleasant, wv
Gallia County Health Department Immunization Fair
Gallipolis Farmer’s Market
Community Yard Sale Day
Chilli festival at the city park
Gallipolis in Bloom Planting Day
Gallipolis Christmas Parade
multiple point pleasant wv parades
Serenity House
and many more

She helps the following groups multiple times monthly as a regular
contributor with donations, time, and even financial contributions
has created her own little program called “puzzles for patients”
which blesses hospital patients with puzzle books to help them feel
better while they are sick, especially the chemotherapy patients at
the Holzer Center for Cancer Care

 

Ariel,Pure American National Little Miss Sweetheart.

Ariel,Pure American National Little Miss Sweetheart.

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