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Crowns MAGAZINE Premiere Issue

Beyond the beauty

Model of the

year contest


NatalieUSA Suggs National Miss

North Carolina Preteen

#bettertogetherstrongertogether #positivepageantry



Abbe Reynolds, USA National Miss North Carolina Teen

USA NATIONAL MISS north & south carolina

The USA National Miss North & South Carolina State Scholarship Pageant will be held August 2-4, 2018 at the beautiful and historic Old Rock Auditorium in Valdese, North Carolina.   Mandatory competitions include Interview, Evening Gown, & Runway.  Optionals include:   Casualwear, Fitness, Talent, Cover Model, Role Model, Super Model and Portfolio.  We will be offering three package options to choose from.   Early entry discounts are available and local city and county titles are also available.


Model: Abbe Reynolds, Photo: Serdar Design - Serdar Gulmez | Graphic Design Artistic Pageant Services |

the Crowning moment

Natalie Suggs USA National Miss North Carolina Preteen

on the


Forever changed,

Natalie Shannon Suggs, was thrilled to be crowned on August 27th, 2018 as the USA National Miss North Carolina Preteen! Her dream of earning a National title with the USA National Miss Organization was one step closer to reality! Natalie is the 11-year-old daughter of Penny Isenhour and Shannon Suggs of Mount Pleasant, North Carolina. Natalie is an “All-American” daughter of a United States Marine! She loves her country and wants to give back to the greatest nation on earth. She is just like any other typical Preteen! She enjoys singing, learning to play the guitar, making slime and collecting “Squishies”. It’s important to mention that Natalie has three older brothers! So, she is pretty tough! Being the youngest sibling in a home of all male siblings makes for some tough training. However, Natalie is proud to be the “sparkle” amide all the rough and tough! In January of 2015, Natalie founded a community service club called G.I.R.L.S. This stands for Girls Impacting Real Life Situations. Over the last few years, Natalie has severed her community on a regular basis as part of her passion for giving back. She is a two-time recipient of the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award for 2016 and 2017 and is well on her way to her third! She has participated and helped with the Special Olympics, collected 2000 coloring books for the Shriner’s Hospitals, created NATALIE’S SPORTS CLOSET (collecting sports supplies for those in need), OVER 6000 items to her local food bank, blanket drives, Easter Baskets for special needs classrooms in her county, she raised over $400 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Earth Day Cleanup projects, NC Flood Relief collection and delivery, $1000 for school improvement projects and so much more. First and foremost, Natalie wants to remember that being a titleholder is not just a crown but an opportunity to make a difference! She will

continue to work through her club girls to inspire today’s youth to make an impact in their community by serving one another and the less fortunate. As a dedicated member of her community she wants to spread her message across North Carolina. She also wants to continue to spread her message on the national level. Natalie is a great role model for young girls and a strong advocate for the USA National Miss Organization. She feels the key to making a difference is to do so, one day at a time and by relating to others in their time of need. In the spirit of #PositivePageantry, being genuinely compassionate and having a heart for service is Natalie’s purpose. She loves to serve and to inspire.

Cover, Crowning & Runway Photos: Amanda Ferguson Design: Artistic Pageant Services |

Together We Can USA

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National Miss North and South Carolina is proud to be a part of

the award winning USA National Miss Scholarship Organization. Each year, girls and young women from across both Carolina’s vie for the coveted state titles of USA National Miss North and South Carolina and work towards the ultimate goal of becoming a national queen. At USA National Miss, it is not just about the “crown”, it is about the sisterhood, the service and the commitment to celebrating their accomplishments. We believe in empowering young women to be graceful, articulate, self-confident and to have a servant’s heart. Our state titleholder’s work very hard putting in hours of community service each year and strive to promote the positive pageantry movement by lifting up and empowering others while working to create a bully-free environment not just in our schools but in our communities.

A note from the director: Becoming part of USA National Miss has been the greatest milestone of my career as a director, I was humbled and proud to be honored this past summer as the 2017 USA National Miss Director of the Year. I joined the USA National Miss movement 3 years ago as the North Carolina State Director and over the course of the last two years have brought the Carolina’s together and united them as UNM Carolina’s with a double header state pageant that will take place in August 2018. I believe the two states are “better together and stronger together”. It’s my mission as their director to mentor and prepare each of my girls along their journey to nationals. Our 2018 national pageant will be held at the luxurious Swan & Dolphin Resort in Disney World this Summer, follow their journey and cheer on our Carolina girls as they follow their dreams of being a national titleholder. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for my reigning twelve state titleholders. They amaze me every day with their commitment, hard work and dedication. You could be next to take the step to becoming a USA National Miss Carolina’s State Titleholder, we are currently looking for girls and young women between the ages of 4 and 25 to take a leap of faith and join the UNM sisterhood and family this August. The girls who are chosen in August, will represent their home state at the 2019 USA National Miss Scholarship Pageant which will be held in Disney World in the summer of 2019. The Road to Disney, start right here in the Carolina’s! Michelle Maney USA National Miss State Director North & South Carolina


It’s About the Girl!

ARTISTIC PAGEANT SERVICES Model: eMMa PitMan l Photo: Matt Boyd PhotograPhy

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L:R Katie Ward- USA National Miss South Carolina Jr. Teen | Ellie Malcolm- U South Carolina Jr. Princess | Kendall Rivers- USA National Miss South Carolina Alannah Plyler – USA National Miss South Carolina | Carlie Roberts- USA Natio Carolina Teen | Emily McDaniel- USA National Miss North Carolina | Annalyse W National Miss North Carolina Jr. Teen | Natalie Suggs- USA National Miss North

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USA National Miss South Carolina Teen | Emory Cooler- USA National Miss a PreTeen | Kamryn Mathis- USA National Miss South Carolina Princess | onal Miss North Carolina Princess | Abbe Reynolds- USA National Miss North Wright- USA National Miss North Carolina Jr. Princess | Adrianna Barnes- USA h Carolina PreTeen

Photo: Gigi-Debbie Church | Graphic Design: Artistic Pageant Services |


FASHION-STYLE 101 Julionne Johnson

Designer ~ Fashion Coordinator ~Director ~ Writer ~ Actress

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Julionne graduated from Berean Baptist Academy, attended Fayetteville Technical Community College majored in Theater, and currently studying at The Art Institute of Charlotte expected to graduate in 2018. It was in the local arts community that Julionne begin modeling, and acting with her first booking of SAG film starring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis, called "You Are Here", and booked several independent films, television as a background actor, and a principal lead in a commercial including voice over. Julionne had the opportunity to audition for New York Conservatory Dramatic Arts and was accepted in the Fall 2013 but could not attend due to financial. Julionne made her writing and director debut with the dinner theater play “Paradox of Tales” in 2013 and led to the sequel Paradox of Tales 2: The Royal Wedding in 2014 at the Crown Complex with the production approved for IMDb Credit. Julionne is a recyclable designer and the owner/designer of Realizing Infinite Possibilities (RIP) Designs. As a designer, Julionne have had the opportunity to showcase her recyclable designs/collections at numerous fashion show include two appearances at Charlotte Fashion Week, alumni of RAW Natural Born Artists of Raleigh, Costume Drama: A Fashion Show in Ashville, NC, Renaldo’s Styleweek, and FTM Fashion Week. Julionne co-established Porodax Praductions and under the production two dinner theater play but has expand in creating “FashionCon Runway Show” which is an evening of fashion and live performances including local artist in the community and surrounding areas. Even at a young age, Julionne has already created a platform not only for herself but for other local artist to have a venue to showcase their talent and skills through her artistry. Julionne’s passion, drive, boundless energy and indomitable spirit overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles of being born with TAR Syndrome which is a physical abnormalities and cognitive disability but continue to shine as rising artist.            

Realizing Infinite Possibilities (RIP) Designs Collections Featured  CMBEA Fashion Show 2016 FashionCon Runway Show 2018, 2016, and 2015  Elite Supermodel Competition 2016 FTM Fashion Week 2016 and 2017  Charlotte Fashion Week 2014 and 2015 Renaldo’s Styleweek Cycle I, II, III, VI  Raw Artist Raleigh Showcase Costume Drama: A Fashion Show 2016 and 2017 Columbia Fashion Week 2016 and 2017 Media Outlet Featured Sheeba Magazine Nov 2017 Vol II  The News-Journal – Wednesday, February 17, 2016  The News~Journal - Wednesday January 13, 2016 Sheeba Magazine Sep 2017 Vol II  designer-featured-in-fashioncon-runway-showSprinkle Kid Magazine Cover, July 2016 friday/article_04e17bf4-36ff-11e5-a253Sheeba Magazine June 2016 57d05ba74493.html  Array Magazine, May 2015 Volume 3 issue 5 Allezom International Magazine May/June 2016  Up & Coming Weekly- August 6-12, 2014 Array Magazine, April 2016 Volume 4 issue 4  The News~Journal - Wednesday July 16, 2014 23d1c6dc51e4.html

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Acting Credits:  Film: “Max Steel”, “The Choice”, “The Devil is Alive” , “The Strange & Unusual” and “You Are Here”  Television Series: NBC Revolution, CW Vampires Diaries,  Television commercials – Corning Credit Union  Theater –Community Theater, Community College Theater and Fayetteville Dinner Theater Productions

Crowns Magazine February 2018  

Premiere Issue

Crowns Magazine February 2018  

Premiere Issue