Over the years beauty pageants of have stood the test of time evolving to the ever changing needs of a growing society. One of these evolutions comes in the form of the Mrs. America Pageant where every year 51 hopeful delegates compete for the coveted title of representing the United States and then moving on to the popular Mrs. World Competition.
Qualifications for Mrs. America
In order to compete in the Mrs. America Pageant contestants must qualify in a regional competition in their state. This year the Mrs. America Pageant will be held at the beautiful Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tuscon, Arizona on August 29th, 2014. The winner of the Mrs. America Pageant will then move on to represent the United States in the Mrs. World Competition.
Mrs. Florida, Courtney Shaw
All year contestants have been competing in their respective states, but there is one delegate America will have their eyes on and that is Mrs. Florida, Courtney Shaw.
In late May Courtney represented as Mrs. Central Florida in the Mrs. Florida regional competition in Orlando and took the Mrs. Florida pageant by storm earning her first ever title! Earning a title during her first pageant, was it meant to be? Yes, I believe so!
Courtney is an a published author with her husband Jeffery Shaw with their popular health and fitness book, Fit-2-B-Free which she also utilizes as part of her Mrs. Florida platform. She is also a television personality and host appearing on her own show “Let’s Chat” and a guest on TV 45’s “The Good Life.” Courtney’s health endeavors have also led her to partner the Fit-2-B-Free Movement with the President’s Council on fitness, sports and nutrition.
As if all of that isn’t enough Courtney is also a mother of two to Kingston and Carrington Shaw. How did she have time to balance all of this and compete in such a fierce competition? Courtney gives credit to God and the never ending support of her family and friends throughout the year while she prepared.
Despite having never competed in a beauty pageant of any kind Mrs. Shaw had a lot of work to do in order to prepare for Mrs. Florida. Although she has won the Mrs. Florida regionals Courtney has her sites set on winning the title of Mrs. America this August.
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Check out Courtney’s exclusive video of her final rehearsal before the Mrs. Florida Regionals.