Miss & Mrs. America Nation: The Up-And-Coming International Pageant With Emphasis On Women Of Color and Diversity
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The Miss & Mrs. America Nation organization is a phenomenal up-and-coming international pageant system based in Chicago, IL. The pageant aims to promote "a diverse nation" and "beauty with inspiration," using predominantly women of color to raise awareness and promote worldwide equal exposure for women of all phenotypes and backgrounds. This is a nontraditional pageant system in the fact that it is very heavily service-based with minimal emphasis on more superficial qualities that many beauty pageants focus on. Thus, ensuring that their queens spend more time making a difference in their communities than anything else. The CEO of Calynn Communications & Creative, our parent company, Calynn M. Lawrence is their reigning Miss World for 2020.
The Founder/CEO is Dr. Krystal Okeke who is the former Miss Illinois US Universal 2016. She gave the following quote:
""It is with great appreciation and honesty, I am very happy to continuously host the America Kids Multicultural World event and Miss America Nation Pageant. It is with hope to empower and transcend the minds of people to accept each other regardless of race, age, ethnicity, gender, or stereotypes.
Uniting cultural and expanding visions is my goal and expectations for both organizations.
We hope for the best in the coming season. Keep in touch with the Beauty with inspiration movement.
Meet some of their queens below!
ORIANE, MISS INTERNATIONAL AMERICA NATION 2021
DEANNA, MISS CHICAGO AMERICA NATION 2021
Sharen is a former model, media personality and local humanitarian in the Chicagoland area. She has been working hard to advocate for and prevent food insecurity in underprivileged demographics such as the elderly and poverty-stricken environments. She volunteers for a number of organizations and is very passionate about her cause. As a strong single mother of three lovely daughters, she sets a great example for her children in how to benefit their community as the current reigning Miss Illinois America Nation 2021.
"Hi! My name is Gloria Djidonou, Mrs. Benin Universe America Nation 2019-2020. My platform is to help the homeless. I have done a lot of charity in my country, Benin, focusing my community service on fighting hunger. I have fed over 100 kids. I have also been involved in helping the underprivileged people here in America. I always wanted to be a blessing to people in need."
Cadence is a vibraious 8 year old young lady. She is currently in the third grade. Cadence has a goal to own her own Pageant school. She wants to help young ladies via mentoring and education. Her platform is helping the underprivileged and helping other children. In her community, she provides services, such as feeding the less fortunate, making donations(monetary, clothes, school supplies and toys) and raising awareness of disorders and diseases(Breast Cancer, Lupus, Austim and etc.). She also volunteers at the church thrift store. Cadence is always ready to give a hand in service. Cadence aspires to be an Art Teacher and a Scientist. As her interest changes, so do her career choices. Her current talents are drawing, clothes making, shopping, pageants and dancing. Cadence even loves being in Girl Scouts and Cheerleading.