Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 26, 2014
The 4th Annual Ms. United States America - Woman of Achievement pageant will be held on the historic Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA on November 9, 2014 beginning with Red Carpet festivities at 1:00 p.m. and a “Fashion Show through the Decades” presentation immediately following.
Faith Bates-Pallone, reigning Ms. United States America, will welcome the contestants on Friday November 7th and crown her successor on Sunday, November 9th.
“The reason I entered last year was to continue to grow as a performer (with Opera) and also to advance my platform “The Wounded Warrior Project”. It was also great to meet the other state finalists and hear about what they were doing in their regions of the country.” -- Faith Bates-Pallone
Woman of Achievement is based on Personal Interview, Speech or Creative Expression through the Arts, Fitness, Formal Wear and Volunteer Community Service.
The Pageant’s 2014 Community Service Awards are sponsored by: Earth Friendly Products, Professional Women United and Vegan Therapy. The “Style Award” Scholarship will be presented by Art Lewin of Bespoke Clothiers – Beverly Hills. The Celebrity Pageant Dental Makeover was presented by Dr. Joel Gould, DDS . Noted pageant winner and philanthropist Carla Gonzalez will emcee the event. Other sponsors include: Paul Mitchell – Costa Mesa, Guinness World Record-Holder: 55,000 Dresses, Radio Personality Glen Curry, and Charles Nguyen (CEO of the Financial Empowerment Alliance). Three Presidential Community Service Awards will be presented and the weekend will also include a Proclamation by the Mayor of Long Beach welcoming the state finalists to the California competition.
Judges for the National Pageant include: Janice McQueen Ward (actress, and former Mrs. United States), Art Lewin -Bespoke Clothiers - Beverly Hills, Jamie Rios (Veteran National Pageant Judge), Dr. Gayla Kalp Jackson (Psychotherapist, Cable Television Management Executive, and the current Ms. Sr. California), Lisa Lockwood - National TV Expert and Media Contributor on ABC, NBC, CNN and author of “Undercover Angel: From Beauty Queen to Swat Team”, Councilwoman Amanda Rigby and 5-time National Latin Ballroom Dance Champion Wiley Simpson.
Woman of Achievement was founded by Marlena Martin, a veteran pageant contender holding the titles of: Miss Teen San Diego, Miss Clark County/Las Vegas (Miss America system) and Ms. California, Martin has also been featured as a pageant coach on NBC and USA Television Network and holds a degree in Communication Theory and Public Address from the University of Southern California.
“I created Woman of Achievement to help women who are still pursuing their talents, community service and educational goals “after” the age 24 - which is often the maximum age allowed in many traditional pageants. In today’s society we need to redefine our beauty standards, educational expectations, and celebrate self-development and possibilities regardless of a woman’s age.”
Marlena Martin, Founder
For more information please contact: (714) 928-0696