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Teen - Miss - Ms. - Mrs.

November 24, 2019 BAKER PERFORMING ARTS Mesa, Arizona


About our program UNITED STATES of America PAGEANTS are designed to encourage women to strive to ACHIEVE their hopes, dreams, goals, and aspirations, while making them feel CONFIDENT and BEAUTIFUL inside and out! We believe the true definition of beauty is    "The unique set of combinations that make you, You!"  Our motto is to EMPOWER Women, INSPIRE others, & UPLIFT everyone! We focus on women empowerment, promoting positive self-image and advocating a platform of community service, which allows our contestants to rise by lifting others. But more importantly we are an elite sisterhood that gives support and encouragement to inspire each delegate to be the best version of herself!  “There is no tool for development, more effective than the empowerment of women”-Kofi Annan

Executive Director DR. KELLA PRICE Dr. Kella Price is is a published author and international speaker. In addition, she has designed numerous virtual training and development tools. She regularly posts via twitter: @kellaprice . Kella is also a fitness and nutrition coach for Healthy Fit. She is an active member of the community, serving on non-profit boards and providing free health and wellness programs to the community through the Healthy Fit Foundation.

She resides in Yuma, AZ with her retired Marine F-35 pilot, John. She is a homeschool mom for her boys, ages 11,12, and 15 and a proud Army mom of a soldier. They enjoy the outdoors and and the "zoo" of animals (3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 turtles, 2 desert tortoises, 2 ducks, 9 chickens, 2 goats, and a potbelly pig). John and Kella have been married more than 20 years and are originally from Pittsburgh, PA.


Director's Message

big congratulations to each one of my titleholders for their hard work and dedication during their journey to the crown. This is an amazing sisterhood and opportunity to empower women to reach their goals and dreams, setting an example for others.

Through community involvement and service, our titleholders have made a difference across the state. These are passionate, caring women who have answered the call to serve--from packing boxes of Christmas gifts for children in developing countries, to serving at missions, and collecting necessities for homeless, to speaking out for women's equality, the rights of foster and adopted youth, and educating women about cancer and other health issues. Tonight, we will crown four lucky ladies as our United States of America's Teen, Miss, Ms. and Mrs. Arizona. Each of our local titleholders have taken a leap of faith and a desire to achieve more--and their success in the community is greater than the risk of not winning the state crown. For that, each one deserves to celebrate with pride their place on the stage tonight....their willingness to put themselves "out there" in the spotlight--to be evaluated but also to represent their city and be a role model for other women. I entered the world of pageantry late in my life, but it has been a rich and fulfilling endeavor, full of lifelong friends, support, and the opportunity to uplift and empower other women. Great job queens! I am so proud of each of you! Kella Your Arizona Exectuive Director WWW.USOAMISSARIZONA.COM

Meet our Emcee Yanné Givens

has been serving youth throughout the Las Vegas valley for almost a decade. She is currently a hip-hop dance teacher and Program Director at The Rock Center for Dance. She is also the director of hip-hop dance troupe Culture Shock Las Vegas, a youth-outreach nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a creative outlet and countless opportunities to diverse and underserved populations. Since 2014, Yanné has been volunteering at Culture Shock to carry out her platform, P.R.O.U.D. -- Providing a Restorative Outlet Using Dance.  Yanné’s professional and educational background is in the field of communications. Yanné received a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in 2010, where she was awarded the Eleanor Merrill Graduate Fellowship from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Prior to her graduate studies, she earned her bachelor's degree in public relations from the John H. Johnson School of Communications at Howard University.  A North Las Vegas native, Yanné has always been very involved in the affairs of her community. She is a member of public service organization Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a former teacher at Gymboree Play & Music, a volunteer for local community organizations, and a mentor for young women and men throughout the valley.

Our Judges

Christina Wagner

Matt Wilson

Christina Wagner is a former Matt is a financial professional who titleholder in the Arizona United works with individuals and corporate States Pageant. In 2016 she competed retirement programs. He has been in her first pageant and won the title active in the Human Resources of Ms. Woman Arizona 2016. At community for over a decade and nationals, she was proud to be chosen currently serves as the State President for the Arizona SHRM State Council. by her sister queens as Ms. Congeniality. She is a marketing He is also a past-president of SHRM of Greater Phoenix. Matt and his wife professional focused on best social media practices. Christina has hosted Susan originally hail from Virginia six different radio shows interviewing and enjoy volunteering, travel, and hiking with their dog Max. local businesses, non-profits, and celebrities. She has also been a guest contributor for a local TV station.


Nina Carr Nina Carr is a fitness professional & the creator of the group fitness program called Fire Up GX™. She began her fitness career over 7 years ago after battling depression and anxiety for a long period of time. She took her experience through this season as an opportunity to help others find an outlet through fitness & wellness. She has been featured multiple times on television & is a motivational speaker.She is best known for being the creator of Fitness in the District in Glendale, AZ which brings over 500 participants weekly to work out and experience group fitness exercise.Nina lives in Goodyear, AZ with her Marine husband Will and 5 children.

Special thanks to our choreographer Michelle Ingrassia-Parker and Dancer's Workshop of Yuma

Teen Titleholders Lily Allen



Anayah Dorman TEEN YUMA


Miss Titleholders Erika Bergmann MISS TEMPE

Erielle Hargrave MISS MARICOPA

Charis Royal MISS PHOENIX I would like to thank my boyfriend, Roy for supporting me not only in this endeavor, my also for being my gym partner and motivator to continue on my journey to being a healthier person mentally, emotionally and physically. I would also like to thank my mother, K Royal for starting me on my pageant journey and my dad, Tim for dealing with all of our pageant shenanigans. And lastly, thank you to my best friend Julie and my sister Dazlin. Both of who have been dragged along on my shopping trips.

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Miss Titleholders Erica Stolte MISS GLENDALE

Thank you my supportive and wonderful boyfriend, Joe. I love you. Thank you to my amazing parents, I wish you could've been here to watch me compete. I miss you both and love you. Thank you to my family and friends for voting for me for people's choice. No matter if the charity of my choice is chosen or not, I appreciate the support! Love you all! Good luck to our beautiful daughter Erica. We are so proud of you! Love always, Mom and Dad Good luck, I love you! Love, Joe

Sylvia Thomas MISS SOMERTON I would like to thank my family and friends , the Cocopah tribe , the Cocopah museum, Somerton fitness bootcamp, The City of Somerton, The Full Gospel Lighthouse Church, Somerton Cocopah Nazarene Church, Parker Nazarene Church for supporting me on my journey to the Miss Arizona Pageant

Ms. Titleholders Jasmine Coleman MS. GLENDALE

I would like to thank my mother Marie Wilson as well as my children Kamaria, DeAnthony and Jaiden for the love and continued support throughout my journey. A special thank you to my sponsors, fitness trainer Bernita of B3Fitness, as well as my photographer Mosi Jelani of BestVoy Images. Sarah Standifird, Andrew and the MMEntertainment Network as well as 1100KFNX for the JayeCole Show. Ona Mills, of GlamGloss Kiss I appreciate you. I Am Beautifully Made thank you for adopting me into the IABM family and for your support. RHIOT, Shandranekia Copeland I appreciate your support. DeVette Ross thank you for being an inspiration and always motivating me to reach for it. Brandi and Corinne you guys ROCK and I appreciate the love and support. Jennifer Drews I appreciate your help during this journey. To my sister queens…I love you and thank you ALL. Dad (Howard) and my bonus Mom (Carol) I love you and thank you for your support always. To the rest of my family and friends….you know who you are there are just too many to name. THANK YOU I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for all of you I wouldn’t be able to stand here in confidence. I am walking in my purpose and being the greatest version of myself because of all of you.

Jennifer Drews MS. SCOTTSDALE

Ms. Titleholders Amber Miranda MS. YUMA

Jessica Williams MS. GILBERT

God works ALL THINGS together for good. Romans 8:28 Thank you to my daughter Olivia, who has inspired me to be the best version of myself! Keep SHINING your light so bright, I love you! Thank you mom for teaching me to dream, David for all of your support and love, Jake, Josh, Jeremy and Jenna…I love you all so much! Tammy Hook at the Bird House Salon, thank you! To every woman out there...whether you have found your voice or not yet, keep searching…you will find it once again! I promise you! To my team at The Well Loved Woman: Jaime Johnson and Life Community Church, thank you for loving me as “me”. I love you all!

Mrs. Titleholders Elisia Manuel MRS. CASA GRANDE I want to THANK my wonderful husband for all his love and support during this journey. I am eternally humbled and grateful to all my friends and TPM supporters that believe in my dreams to improve the Native foster care system. 'When I am afraid, I put my trust in you'. Psalm 56:3

Jennifer Ruddle MRS. PHOENIX To my husband, Brian - When we said our vows 16 years ago, I do t think either of us knew just how much they would be tested. For better or worse - we make each other laugh and we drive each other crazy, and it’s exactly what we both need. For richer or poorer - we’ve been up and we’ve been down, but we’ve always made it through. In sickness and in health - this goes so far beyond the flu. I am alive today because of you. There are no words to express my gratitude for the way you took care of me when I needed you most. To love and to cherish, till death do us part - There’s no one else I’d rather do this life with. I love you most. To my sponsors - Commercial Properties Inc., Dr. Shane Lipskind/Arizona Center for Fertility Studies, Tryst Cafe, Covet & Mane, National Bank of Arizona, Leavitt Group and Recruiting Connection thank you for your belief in me. You are all family in my heart. And a special thank you to all my friends and family for your never ending love.


Confidence is beautiful. Love the skin you're in. xoxo

Mrs. Titleholders Amandelyn Taylor MRS. MCAS YUMA

Shayna Walker MRS. LUKE AFB

To my husband Dustin who always encourages, loves and supports me. My wonderful children: Zak, Lukas, Kaleb, and Allie, yall challenge me daily but make me a better person. My sisters Abby, and Chrssie, mom and dad thank you for always being there even from afar. My dear friends who helped me prepare: Tezza, Stephaine, and Monica. Special thanks to my wonderful sponsors: Carolyn Campero, That One Scrappin Place by Annette Ahlemeyer, ArmyBrat's custom crafts by Sara Riggs I am so blessed for this opportunity. "Let your light shine in the darkness"

Support our Scholarship Program

Empower women to reach their potential.

In today’s climate — when higher education is so important for employment and social mobility, but the costs are so high for young people coming of age in a recession — competing for money in the United States of America pageant is a great option to earn scholarships for professional development. Our scholarships for state titleholders provide professional development and educational opportunities to learn and grow.

Contact us to provide a personal or professional development opportunity to one of our titleholders. arizona@unitedstatespageants.com www.usoamissarizona.com




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Prize Package

Crowned queen entry to National Pageant (value $2295.00) Official State title holder’s embroidered sash with rhinestones Official State title holder’s crown with Swarovski crystals and comfort-fit band Official titleholder photo shoot with Danny Singh Photography Pageant coaching and prep with International Speaker and Fitness model, Kella Price 2 Free Tickets for Family for 2020 State Pageant 2020 State Pageant Program Cover Feature Contestant swag bag Full page contestant spotlight advertisement in the national program book National program book National pageant DVD National photo package of onstage competition photos 3 nights accommodations at the South Point Hotel, Las Vegas  2 provided meals per day at the National pageant Official UNITED STATES of AMERICA’s Miss pageant shirt Coaching session with Fit to Reign Pageant Coach IT Haircare package RedCheri clothing Meal plans from Healthy Fit Social Media training with Price Consulting Group Makeup application at Nationals by Nadia MUArtistry COLORSTREET by Denise Wah nail pack and gift bag One spray tan each month with Kelsey Arzaga, Sunny Girl Spray Tan - Apache Junction/East Mesa Pageantry magazine subscription $300 Mary Kay products from Ronna Sue Stubbs ($25 per month) Custom Earrings by Desert Rose Designs Winner's Floral bouquet WWW.USOAMISSARIZONA.COM

Thank You... Thank you for all of our local titleholders for making the commitment to serve in our communities. Thank you for putting your trust in our sisterhood for this experience. You are an inspiration and I have enjoyed getting to know you all. Thank you to all of the families and friends who supported the women on stage. It means a lot to have encouragement and love when chasing your goals and dreams. Thank you to our sponsors! We appreciate your donations and contributions. Our program could not be a success without you.

Warmly, Kella Price


Next year's event will be

November 13-15, 2020 Baker Performing Arts Mesa, AZ

Inspired by these women?

And so She did it too!

Experience the excitement, friendship, and support with us next year as a part of the sisterhood. Be empowered to make a difference in your community, while you learn and grow.

Our application process for 2020 is NOW OPEN. Apply on our website at www.usoamissarizona.com Sponsorship and advertising is also available. Check out the details on our "Become a Sponsor" tab on the website.


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