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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.


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Olivea Slaney, Miss Humanitarian Model Pre-teen Canada

Announcing our new titleholder, 11 year old, Olivea Slaney, Miss Humanitarian Model​ Pre-teen Canada, representing a charity called, Christmas Daddies. A charity that is closest to her heart  as they give families who can not afford Christmas a chance to have a great Christmas. Olivea said, “Hundreds of children around Canada would wake up Christmas morning to nothing. I feel every family deserves to have a Christmas.” Olivea and her mother Charmaine help make this possible every Christmas by donating their time. Welcome Olivea to the Tiara Magazine​ family. xoxo, Sherrie Gearheart​

Olivea Slaney, Miss Humanitarian Model Pre-teen Canada

Olivea Slaney, Miss Humanitarian Model Pre-teen Canada

Olivea Slaney, Miss Humanitarian Model Pre-teen Canada

Olivea Slaney, Miss Humanitarian Model Pre-teen Canada

2014 Pure American National Classy Ms. – Dawn Barnett

2014 Pure American National Classy Ms. – Dawn Barnett

2014 Pure American National Classy Ms. – Dawn Barnett

Pageant Name: Pure American Pageants
National website: www.pureamericanpageants.com
How can fans contact you or learn more:
Dawn Barnett
Your facebook/twitter/instagram/etc: (Facebook) 2014 Pure American National Classy Ms. – Dawn Barnett

Q. How did you get into pageantry?
A. Our daughter was 5 years old at the time and were were interested in getting started with pageantry. Along the way I decided that it was important to show her that it didn’t matter how old you were or your body shape, it was about who you are on the inside. This decision turned about to be the best bonding a mother and daughter could have with each other.

 

Q. What awards and titles do you currently hold?
A. Currently: 2014 Pure American National Classy Ms.
A. Previous titles held: 2013 Pure American National Elegant Ms. and 2012 Pure American Ohio Elegant Ms.

 

Q. What was the experience like for you when you won your title?
A. My experiences were mixed. I was thrilled that I won and was able to represent Pure American pageants. The down side was to still see that people still thought that a plus size person should and could not compete in a main stream pageant; meaning that some people wanted me to be in a plus size category or a plus size pageant. People were not happy and just could not understand how a plus size person could win against a beautiful person on the outside. I have learned that you will never make everyone happy and that you need to find the right pageant system for you.


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. Do your research on pageants. Visit and watch pageants and talk with people. Find the right pageant system for you and what the system represents. Every system is not right for every person. Does it fit with your personality and what you want to represent. There will always be crown chasers, but make sure that you are entering a system for the right reasons. In the long run, this will only benefit you and the program.

 

Q. How has pageantry benefited you in your personal life?
A. It has allowed me the opportunity to spend quality time with my daughter and being able to share the importance of working together on community service projects. We have met people that have become life long friends.

 

2014 Pure American National Classy Ms. – Dawn Barnett

2014 Pure American National Classy Ms. – Dawn Barnett

Q. Why did you choose the pageant system you are part of?
A. Pure is about your heart and mind. Pure allows you to represent the system well and have the ability to grow in your community work. 

 

Q. What is your platform and how did you choose it?
A. My platform has changed through the course of my journey to better represent the need at hand. Since I am an older queen, I have chosen to help those people around me with self-confidence and getting them involved in projects that they didn’t think they could do physically or mentally.

 

Q. Who inspires you the most? Why?
A. My inspiration comes from seeing the smiles and confidence that has come from those people I have touched along my journey to see that they have what it takes to be the person they were all along. Many have gone on to compete and win titles and others have gained confidence in themselves to be a leader in their community.

 

Q. What advice would you give anyone who might read this article?
A. Be yourself. Listen and choose your mentors wisely. Many people tell you what you want to hear or what they think is best. You are the only one who knows yourself the best.

 

Q. What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered and how have you overcome it?
A. People’s stereotypical belief of what a queen should look or act like. Unfortunately, is has to be knocked down every time someone sees you in your crown and sash. You have to continue to push forward at each encounter.

2014 Pure American National Classy Ms. – Dawn Barnett

2014 Pure American National Classy Ms. – Dawn Barnett

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Pure American Pageants Ultimate National Queen

Brittany; Pure American Pageants Ultimate National Queen

Brittany Sayre, Pure American Pageants Ultimate National Queen

Brittany Sayre
Pure American Pageants Ultimate National Queen

 

Q. How did you get into pageantry?
A. I got into pageantry pretty much by my own interest. I wanted to participate in them for a long time but was unable to due to my school, band, and dance schedule. My mom wasn’t a big fan of pageants because she hadn’t seen the good side of them just yet, so she said when I turned 18 and could pay for it myself, I could enter one. I decided to enter the Miss Mothman Festival Pageant, which is a local pageant, and I won! I loved it and decided to stick with it!

Q. What awards and titles to you currently hold?
A. Currenty: I am currently the 2014 Pure American Pageants Ultimate National Queen, and I was recently crowned 2015 Ms. Point Pleasant TNT Queen. I also hold several fundraiser pageant titles.

A. Previous titles held: 2010 Miss Mothman Festival Queen, 2011 Pure American Miss River Valley, 2012 Tri-County Miss Relay for Life, 2012 Pure American Miss Ohio, 2013 Elk River Holiday Festival Queen, 2013 Pure American Miss Pleasant Valley, 2013 Pure American West Virginia Noble Queen, 2013 Pure American Miss West Virginia, 2013 Pure American National Talent, Model, Speech, and Commercial winner, 2013 Pure American National Cover Model, 2013 National Pure American Miss, and many other fundraiser and awareness titles.

Q. What was the experience like for you when you won your title?
A. The experience of winning my title of Ultimate National Queen was unlike any other experience I have ever had. I was so nervous because I had worked very hard to try to achieve this title. All I remember is looking up at the lights in the ballroom at crowning and when I heard my name, I fainted. I don’t remember much about it, just someone picking me up off the floor saying, “It’s you! Get up!” So I got up and immediately started crying hysterically. I didn’t stop crying for almost an hour after that, which made for some interesting crowning photos! I was so happy, shocked, and excited! It was a moment I will never forget!

Brittany; Pure American Pageants Ultimate National Queen

Brittany; Pure American Pageants Ultimate National Queen

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 have known one thing prior to competing in pageants, it would be just to go out and have fun. Relax and be your true self. When you think about it too hard, the judges can tell. So just have fun and don’t stress!

Q. How has pageantry benefited you in your personal life?
A. Pageantry has benefited in my personal life by giving me a new confidence. I always struggled with low self esteem and lack of confidence. Pageantry has helped me accept who I am and know that I am beautiful just the way I am.

Q. Why did you choose the pageant system you are part of?
A. I chose Pure because it had a strong Christian background, and seemed to be very natural, fair, and fun. It has proved to be all of those and we have a very close family relationship with everyone involved.

Q. What is your platform and how did you choose it?
A. My platform is Panic Disorder Awareness. I chose it because I have suffered from anxiety and panic attacks for most of my life. I hope to spread the word that we aren’t different just because we have anxiety. We are still normal people; just some things are harder for us to deal with. We can’t always control our panic, no matter how hard we try.

Q. Who inspires you the most? Why?
A. I am most inspired by my Poppaw, CW2 William H. “Pickle” Spears Jr. He was a member of the West Virginia Army National Guard for 43 years, and probably would have been even longer if he had the chance. He worked on many disasters and projects. He was always willing to help whenever it was needed. He was a very generous man who would give you anything you needed, even if he needed something himself. I have been inspired by his spirit to help his community, State, and Country. I am so proud he was my Poppaw, and I owe my volunteering spirit to him.

Q. What advice would you give to anyone who might read this article
A. The best advice I could give to anyone, is always be true to you. Don’t think you have to be who others want you to be. Always be yourself whether you are competing, making an appearance, or just everyday in general. You must always wear your invisible crown for you never know who could be looking up to you.

Q. What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered and how have you overcome it?
A. The biggest obstacle I have encountered and overcome is trying to look my age when competing. I am a short girl at 5’ 1” and often get confused for a “Teen” contestant. I really had to step up my game when I started competing at the National level, as I was a “Miss” and competing with girls older than me. It wasn’t easy, but with some hard studying, lots of help, and lots of hairspray, I believe I have overcome it.

Brittany Sayre, Pure American Pageants Ultimate National Queen

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Brittany ; Pure American Pageants Ultimate National Queen

Brittany Sayre,  Pure American Pageants Ultimate National Queen

Model Boot Camp #12

3 days left to sign up to MBC12.

The 12th Model Boot Camp is right around the corner and it is a very special one. MBC1-MBC11 were all a major success.
Model Boot Camp #12 will choose 5 lucky models for NYFW. Designer Nathan Scott designed the dress below and is partned with International Model, Sherrie Gearheart and her Model Boot Camp #12 event. 5 lucky winners chosen from our July 11th Model Boot Camp will be invited to walk for Nathan Scott’s Fallen Pearls collection this September NYFW. This is a highend avant garde photoshoot, Models during MBC will wear Leandro Mulet designs, as seen in the 2nd image below. Only 5 lucky spots and they will be filled from MBC. Sign up and learn more CLICK HERE.

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Elliana Roy, Miss Humanitarian Model

Elliana Roy, Miss Humanitarian Model

Elliana Roy, Miss Humanitarian Model

Many of you may not know this, but Elliana Roy holds the status of being Miss. Humanitarian Model. She earned this by going through an extensive application process with Live Out Loud Charity (LOLC), Tiara Magazine, and Sherrie Gearheart (founder of LOLC and Tiara Mag). Miss Humanitarian Model is a spokes person for LOLC and is someone who uses her model status to influence others and to give back to the community.

Elliana has been modeling since she was 8 years old, and although she has loved every minute of it, she has always wanted to do more. LOLC has helped her realize that she does have a voice and can make a difference. She is proud to wear her Miss Humanitarian Model crown and sash as she supports LOLC’s message of Suicide Prevention, while also sharing her message that kindness matters and that bullying others needs to stop.

Visit Miss Humanitarian Model, Elliana Roy to support Elliana on this humanitarian journey.

Child Model Magazine Red Carpet of the Year, Lil Couture Cutie

Summer Fashion Parade, Child Model Magazine biggest Red Carpet of the Year at Marriot Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia. Including several designers that showcased: Dolly and Me, Old Navy, Justice, Lil Couture Cutie, Little Ts Boutique, Nancy Vuu and many more. Photographers from all over including Dani Gedes, Felix Fargas, Aiva Photography and videographer Alvin Toro. Included over 250 models. Pictured below are designs by Lil Couture Cutue, designer Raelynn Nichols. This event featured arunway show, red carpet event, and pretty in pink runway show.

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Pictured here are dresses by Lil Couture Cutie.

 

Aminah Hussain, National Jr Miss Queen

 

2014 Junior Miss Pure American National Queen, Aminah Hussain

2014 Junior Miss Pure American National Queen, Aminah Hussain

Q. How did you get into pageantry?
A. A theater friend introduced me to pageantry when I was 7 years old. I was just looking for a new hobby and a place that I could showcase my personality on stage! I soon realized pageants were deeper than the crowns and gowns and fell in love with the community service aspect and developed a passion for helping others in need.


Q. What awards and titles do you currently hold?
A. Currently: 2014 Pure American National Jr Miss Queen, Tiara Magazine Brand Ambassador, 2014 National Pure American Jr Miss Photogenic Winner & Proud recipient of the 2015 Khols Care Scholarship. (An award given to those who exhibit exceptional community Involvement)
A. Previous titles held: 2013-2014 American Elegance Jr Miss, 2014 Pure American State Jr. Miss Queen.

2014 Junior Miss Pure American National Queen, Aminah Hussain

2014 Junior Miss Pure American National Queen, Aminah Hussain


Q. What was the experience like for you when you won your title?
A. I was simply ecstatic to start my journey with Pure. I was so grateful; I was feeling a mixture of joy, excitement and happiness. I was just ready to take on all the challenges of making the world a better place.

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. I wish I would have known that it didn’t matter what you wore. As long as you were confident, fierce and owned your garment; that’s all that matters. One of my most absolute favorite models is Sherrie Gearheart, she exhibits this EVERY time she models. She has so much love and respect for all designers and wears each piece with pride.


Q. How has pageantry benefited you in your personal life?
A. Pageantry has definitely taught me how to speak in front of large crowds and how to walk with confidence ON and OFF the stage. It’s also helped with my speaking ability as we have to give personal interviews with actual judges as part of competitions. 


Q. Why did you choose the pageant system you are part of?
A. This is a great question, I am approached by many different systems, it’s a choice & honor to participate. Pure American Pageant system combined my love of Community Service and Christian Morals. I fell in love with their motto and it FAST became part of my lifestyle. Every day I strive to INSPIRE, LEAD and ACHIEVE. Pure stood out to me and it was so easy for me to fall in place as a State Queen and now as a National Queen.

 

Q. What is your platform and how did you choose it?
A. I started off doing any and everything I could do to give back to my community. Back to School fair and a Jubilee Gift Giving program are 2 programs that I personally sponsor Annually. Before Nationals were over , I purposed in my heart events to take part In and to share my Pure Experience. As I grew and became a more experienced pageant girl I began to learn from my older role models. Currently my platform is Africa Missions. Africa Missions is a Christian organization that raises money to build and support hospitals and schools in Africa. I chose this platform because I wanted to make a difference and help children that didn’t have access to proper education or medical care. Africa Missions operates primarily in Africa and this is very dear to me, being of ½ Nigerian and ½ Indian ethnically. Both my parents come from third world, poverty stricken countries. Africa Missions will serve as a vessel for me to reach , restore and rebuild lives of the children in these “African” communities.

 

2014 Junior Miss Pure American National Queen, Aminah Hussain

2014 Junior Miss Pure American National Queen, Aminah Hussain

Q. Who inspires you the most? Why?
A. My Mom definitely inspires me the most because she is the most determined, humble and caring person I know. She will help anyone whom asked and she makes the ultimate sacrifices for me and my cousin Kamia. She teaches us to be strong, independent and to be leaders and not followers. Every day I strive to be just like my mom.


Q. What advice would you give anyone who might read this article?
A.. I would advise any one older or younger to do your very best. Always give it 100%. I would also let them know that as a part of growing, it doesn’t matter if you win or lose. As long as you made new friends, cherish your memories and MAKE it a great experience that’s all that matters.

 

Q. What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered and how have you overcome it?
A. The biggest obstacle I have encountered is being only 12 years old and collectively raising over $12,000 to help throughout various communities over the past 2 years. I have overcame this obstacle by being persistent, passionate and focused on my goal of helping others. I talk to anyone that will listen about my platform Africa Missions, My Love of Community and most importantly my love of Pure American Pageants.

 

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Pageant Name: Pure American Pageant
National website: www.pureamericanpageants.com
Pageant Facebook Fan page: 2014 Junior Miss Pure American National Queen, Aminah Hussain
How can fans contact you or learn more:
Your name: Aminah Hussain
Your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/etc: 2014_national_jr_miss 

 

Gigi Gijanto, Pure American National Junior Miss

An Interview with Gigi Gijanto, Pure American National Junior Miss
Tiara Magazine Columnist: Shawnna Ballog

Gigi Gijanto, Pure American National Junior Miss

Gigi Gijanto, Pure American National Junior Miss

Q. How did you get into pageantry?

A. Surprisingly, my father introduced me to the pageant world! He was a fireman for the local fire department and entered me in the Little Miss Fire Prevention Pageant. We had no idea that pageants other than Miss America and USA existed until then!

Q. What awards and titles do you currently hold?

A. Currently: I am currently blessed to be The Junior National Ultimate Queen for Pure American Pageants. This title is awarded from the previous years National Queens and is based on community service during your reign. Along with my National Ultimate Miss, Brittany Sayre, we lead our current National royalty to serve others. I also currently hold the honorary title of Queen of Queens for Mystic Productions in my home area.

A. Previous titles held: Junior Miss Delaware (Pure American Pageants), Little Miss Delmarva (Mystic Productions), Junior Miss Pukin Chunkin, Junior Miss Sussex County, Little Miss Del-Mar-Va Fire Prevention, among others.

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! My family and I were on cloud Nine!

 

Gigi Gijanto, Pure American National Junior Miss

Gigi Gijanto, Pure American National Junior Miss

 


Q. How has pageantry benefited you in your personal life?
A. I am the Gigi I am today in large part because of pageants. They helped me to focus my energy, to make goals and work for them, and to be aware of how others perceive you. My speaking and memorization skills are constantly being honed and public speaking is not problem! Pageants have also led me to a working career in modeling and acting, in print, on TV, and in a movie. I am also debuting my first line of clothing this year, called “Just Gigi”. 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. My mom actually found Pure American while searching the internet for a system that was national and had a positive atmosphere. We had only experienced local pageantry and wanted to “take it to the next level,” but wanted to make sure that the system was one that would encourage growth and treat their contestants as more than a number…one that loved bling but was not glitz. We found the perfect system in Pure American.


Q. What is your platform and how did you choose it?
A. My brother and I choose local organizations that are near and dear to our hearts. We call our group “Kids Say Thank You,” and hope to show that it doesn’t take a lot of money or big events to help. We collected hundreds of Barbie Dolls to fulfill the last wish of a girl dying of cancer, we volunteer at a local no kill cat shelter, have gathered and donated dozens of children’s DVDs to our neighborhood hospital, made food for the homeless, and helped other organizations with their fundraising events.

 

Q. Who inspires you the most? Why?
A. I find inspiration in so many places! There is one fabulous lady who really inspires me who I admire; her name is Ms Debra Lamb. A few years ago, she was involved in a car accident through no fault of her own. One minute she was a successful lawyer, the next she was paralyzed and was told she would die. Through her faith and determination and sheer will, she lived and picked up the pieces and has moved on to her new and different life. She has taught me that everything can change in an instant, to love life and give thanks for what you have, and to push on to the best of your abilities and prove the nay sayers that almost anything is possible!

 

Gigi Gijanto, Pure American National Junior Miss

Gigi Gijanto, Pure American National Junior Miss

 


Q. What advice would you give anyone who might read this article?
A. My advice is always to be yourself but study others. Know what you want to achieve and see who is already there. Don’t copy what someone else does or who they are, but there is always something to learn from those who are successful. Forge your own path and don’t change who you are as a person.

 

Q. What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered and how have you overcome it?
A. My biggest obstacle is the “toos”, but I’ve learned to let them roll off my back. I’ve been told that, for various jobs or projects that I’m “too old”, “too young”, “too short”, “too tall”, “too big” or “too small”. Those words used to hurt but only because I let them get inside my head. I have learned to say that I am all of those and none of those, because I am Just Gigi; perfectly imperfect.


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Pageant Name: Pure American Pageants
National website: www.Pureamericanpageants.com
Pageant Facebook Fan page: Pure American Pageants
How can fans contact you or learn more:
Your name: Gigi Gijanto
Your facebook/twitter/instagram/etc: Facebook: Pure American Junior Ultimate Queen Gigi Gijanto
Instagram: Gigis.Talking

 

Model Boot Camp #12

5 lucky models will be chosen to walk in NYFW for designer Nathan Scott. He partnered with Sherrie Gearheart, The Queen Of Fashion from The Model Idea tv show, to bring the best to NY. Sign up for Model Boot Camp to build the portfolio of your dreams, while shooting with several pro photographers, wearing designer clothing by Leandro Mulet. Event: July 11, 2015. Chicago, IL. Sign up at www.tiaramag.net/model-boot-camp/

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