2020 Selection Committees

Please note: Five different panels selected the Queens &

the optional award recipients...

Sean Ashcraft

Senior Director of

Academic Services

Ms. Achievement 2021

World Division

Panel Member

Competition 12/23/2020

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Cyndi  Jakabcic Fraser


School Psychologist


Ms. Achievement 2021

World Division

Panel Member

Competition 12/23/2020

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Deborah Weston

Mrs. Galaxy International

Ms. Kentucky 2020,

2nd runner-up to Ms. Senior World 

Mortgage Broker

Ms. Achievement 2021

World Division

Panel Member

Competition 12/23/2020

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“Love that you are empowering and highlighting strong, educated women! Great work”

- Kellie Lightbourn, Esq. PhD

Host of ABC Action News’ Consumer Update & model


*unsolicited, not a judge or contestant


Maria Beall

Mrs. Galaxy International

Ms. World Elite

Ms. US of America

Mrs. Virginia-America


American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Physiologist and a 200-hour RYT Yoga Teacher 

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020


Pam Bolter

Business Owner/Pageant Director/National Titleholder


Proud Owner and National Director for the American Queen Pageants, known as "The Pageant With A Purpose!"  This pageant celebrates women of all ages, during every chapter of their life.

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020

Crystal Cavey

Mrs. Galaxy International 2020

Ms. Belleza Latina Int'l 2018

Mrs. Illinois America

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020

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Daniel DuVerney

Renown Photographer

Visual Information Specialist

Acting Public Affairs Assistant

Hines VA Hospital


Helping to promote all the good that is being done for our United States Veterans is,"One of my best achievements and very proud to work for and with Veterans."

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020

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Laura Giordano

Certified Judge

National Titleholder/Dancer


Amelia island Museum of History

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020

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Diana Gonzales

Choir Director

Private Vocal and Piano Instructor

Pageant Coach/National Judge

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020


Stephanie Grady

Makeup Artist/Stylist/Pageant Judge/Coach/Stage Manager/Producer


Market Research Manager

Walt Disney World

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020


Rhonda Howdyshell

Business Owner

International Titleholder

Board of Directors of the Cinderella Project of the Shenandoah Valley

Certified Judge

CrownClips - Designer/Founder

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020

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Susan Jeske

Ms. America 1997

CEO Ms. America Pageant Inc.


Professional Singer

Holds a Guinness Book of World Records, record

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020

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Immigration Attorney

Founder of the Joli Law Firm PLLC


Mrs. Dominican Republic 2015

Mrs. World Congeniality 2016 in Dongguan, China

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020

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Business Owner IM=X Pilates & Fitness/Realtor, Multi-million Producer

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020

Director, Training University for AT&T

Ms. Transcontinental Universe 2019

Ms. Universe 2019

Philanthropist/Advocate for Domestic Violence Awareness

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020

Deborah Kaufman

Nova Kopp

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Val Margarit

Award-winning Educator

Author/Life Coach

Visionary Leader


Best-selling book - Why Now You? How to Become an Empowered Woman and The Successful Student Mindset. 

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020

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Veteran Host of the TV Home Shopping industry, now seen on HSN Channel

25 years of Corporate Sales experience

Mrs. United Nations,

Mrs. Royalty International,

Mrs. Premier World

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020

Wendi Russo


Tisha Savage

Business Owner,​

Award winning graphic designer, national/state titleholder, National Director 

Former Ms. Florida United States and Miss Florida Galaxy.  She currently is the Director of a National Level Pageant called Miss Hope United in which she has created a Body Positivity and Mental Health Awareness System

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Business Owner, Fit to Reign 

Self-development coaching service.


Fit to Reign offers personal training, interview and public speaking preparation, wardrobe and image consultations, modeling technique/instruction, & makeup artistry

Miss Multiverse 2017

Miss Earth Fire 2016

Miss Earth USA 2016 

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020

Corrin Stellakis

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Yolanda Stennett

Program Director

Mrs. Maryland United World 2021

Ms. Galaxy 2011

Ms. Belleza Latina 2009

Mrs. Earth 2008

Holds Five Degree, Finishing Sixth

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020

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Mrs. Curve Italy Globe 2020

Entrepreneur/Model/Inspirational Speaker, WIN Foundation/

Mrs. Globe Brand Manager


Philanthropist/Advocate for Domestic Violence Awareness

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020


Deborah Valis-Flynn

Program and Management Analyst


Ms. USA Classic

Transcontinental 2020

Ms. International 2016

Ms. US America 2010

Mrs. Southeast International 2007


Advocate for Domestic Violence Awareness and Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020

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Director of the PhD and Graduate Management Programs

Editor for the Journal of Conflict Management/Author


Facilitates workshops on workplace bullying, forgiveness, emotional intelligence, conflict and change, employee engagement, dealing with difficult people, and the P.E.A.C.E. © Model of Conflict Management.

Panel Member

Competition 10/10/2020

LaVena Wilkin