Using her crown for a purpose to make a difference in her community and across America.
Costa Mesa, CA, USA (July 19, 2013) -- Stacy Smith representing Colorado was crowned Ms. International™ 2013 on June 23 in Southern California in a contest hosted by the Ms. America® Pageant. She also received the "Woman of Distinction" award at the pageant during the Special Awards ceremony.
Smith overcame dozens of contestants vying for the coveted title of Ms. International™ 2013 - a demonstration of her experience, grace and allure. The Ms. International™ 2013 title is part of the special awards of the Ms. America® Pageant system. This prestigious title must not only represent the pageant but also the Ms. America® fans as well. National and international internet users voted her in as the "Judges and People's Choice" award on the Ms. America® Pageant website. The contestant with the most Internet votes and Good Luck Wishes ads, combined with scores from the Judges receives the prestigious title of Ms. International ™ 2013! "I am truly grateful and humbled to have received the honor of Ms. International™ 2013, this is an exciting opportunity!"
Ms. International™ 2013, Stacy Smith was born in San Luis Obispo on February 14th, 1983 to parents Janet Trimmer and Patrick Smith. Since Stacy could walk she has always enjoyed performing in front of an audience, beginning at home with her parents and two brothers, Ryan and Jason. Developing from this, she soon discovered her passions in life to be beauty, dance, and charity work through volunteering.
Stacy has a background of more than 20 years in performing in dance recitals throughout the world. From these experiences, she gained the confidence and maturity to progress into modeling and acting. After attending the University of Idaho and graduating with a major in Journalism Mass Media and a minor in Dance Choreography, she decided to enroll in cosmetology school. Immediately finding this the perfect fit for her, upon graduation she began to professionally apply these skills and founded in 2011 her own company, OC Hair and Makeup where she manages a team of stylists working with brides and undertaking numerous formal events. It is through this high level of artistic ability and dedication that OC Hair and Makeup http://www.OCHairandMakeup.com has been voted the #1 Beauty Service of Orange County of 2013 by theknot.com.
Throughout her community, Stacy is known as a strong leader who enjoys giving back to those around her. She has dedicated herself to her charity of choice, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. This lifelong commitment began at an early age as her older brother Ryan was unfortunately born with the disease, and Stacy works hard to get the community involved to raise awareness and to find a cure.
Not only does Stacy lead by example, but she is also a working mom with a four-year-old son named James, and even though she has an abundance of responsibility, she always makes time for her son to give him the love and care that he needs to grow up to be a healthy, educated individual and the best reflection of all that is good in her.
Ms. International 2013 first runner-up was Robin Griffin, Ms. California Coast; second runner-up was Stephanie Mills, Ms. New England; third runner-up was Tes Scanlon, Ms. Maryland and fourth runner-up was Malinda Koncar, Ms. Pennsylvania.
Video of crowning can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BEp7UkxgoE&feature=player_embedded
To schedule an appearance for 2013 Ms. America®, please contact the pageant at: MsAmericaPageant@aol.com or call 949.679.8888.
About the Ms. America® and Ms. International™ Pageant
Richard Simon from Houston, Texas founded The Ms. America® Pageant in 1997. The first pageant was held on December 4, 1997 at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas. Contestants competed representing their state in the pageant. Susan Jeske from Colorado was crowned the first Ms. America® - http://www.SusanJeske.com. Ms. Jeske became the owner of the pageant in 1999. The pageant is for women 26 years of age and up who are single, divorced or married and is a registered federal trademark with the USPTO in Washington DC since February 2000. The pageant was created to empower women across the nation, celebrate their accomplishments, encourage involvement in community service, honor and advance the status of women and to use the "crown for a purpose" to make a difference across the nation and around the world. For more information visit: http://www.MsAmericaPageant.com.
The first Ms. International™ 2010-11 is Amanda Delgado; Deana Molle' was crowned Ms. International™ 2011-12 and Ms. International™ 2013 is Stacy Smith.
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