Jolyn Farber, Ms. New York and Kimberly Jones, Ms. Sonoran Desert were crowned Ms. International™ 2018 Ms. America® International 2018 respectively on March 10, 2018 at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.
Farber, was also the People’s Choice Award winner and walked away with $12,218.90. Residing in New York, Farber earned a juris doctor and worked as Fortune 500 attorney until opening her own successful real estate investment company. Farber advocates for Mental Health Awareness and supports openness, empathy and action regarding the stigma and bias surrounding mental illness. People from across the globe connect with her through her social media accounts and speaking engagements. She is so proud to be Ms. International™ 2018 and to follow in the footsteps of the many accomplished women who have held the title over the years.
Jones, received the crown for Ms. America® International 2018 which represents women 40 years of age and up who are single divorced or married with a dedicated platform they are an advocate for. Jones, from Scottsdale, AZ, is a Certified Public Accountant and a Supervisory Federal Agent with the Treasury Department. Her platform is Care for the Caregiver-Survive and Thrive, and it focuses on providing support and resources to caregivers of traumatic brain injury survivors.
“I am so proud of both ladies, they are the perfect representation for the Ms. America® brand where we use the power of the crown to help others while promoting causes to make our world a better place to live,” said Susan Jeske, CEO of Ms. America® Pageant Inc.
2018 SPECIAL AWARDS:
Spirit of America – Sarah Ramsey, Ms. Texas
Photogenic Award – Carlie Gintoli, Ms. Florida
Congeniality Award – Dee Lane, Ms. North Florida
Community Service Award – Danielle Cox, Ms. Utah
People’s Choice Award – Jolyn Farber, Ms. New York
Power of the Crown – Dr. Tina Abbantangelo, Ms. Nevada
Crown for a Purpose – Dr. Dawn Mooney Digrius, Ms. Greater California
Special Award - Most ads in the program book: Monica Zaragoza, Ms. California
Media Award – Sherri Gearheart, Ms. Illinois and Cheryl McDermott, Ms. South Carolina (tie)
Woman of Distinction – Cheryl McDermott, Ms. South Carolina and Carlie Gintoli, Ms. Florida (tie)
Live streaming was provided by AlertTheGlobe.com with hosts Stephanie Mills, Ms. America® 2015 and Scott Stewart, the host and producer of the TV show “What’s Up Orange County” that airs on KDOC, Spectrum and Cox Communications. Daniel Pham was the official photographer and entertainment was provided by Brooke Mills.
Sponsors for this year’s Ms. America® Pageant Inc. are California Body Sculpt, Just Pure Essentials, Episkinz, New Beginnings, Claire's Collection, AlertTheGlobe.com and Apollo Printing.
About Ms. America® Pageant Inc.
The Ms. America® Pageant Inc. is a California Limited Liability Corporation that currently owns and runs the Ms. International™, Ms. America® and Ms. America® International and Miss Pacific U.S.™ contests. The pageant is for women 26 years of age and up who are single, divorced, widowed or married. There are four areas of competition: Evening Gown, Interview, Sportswear and On-Stage Question that are each worth 25% of their total score. Ms. America® 2018 is for women 26 years of age and up, Ms. America® International 2018 is for women 40 years of age and up and the winner of the Ms. International™ 2018 is based on her ability to do consistently well throughout all areas of the pageant; judges competition scores, ads sold in the program book and People’s Choice thru Internet Voting.
CEO of the Ms. America® Pageant Inc. is Susan Jeske from Orange County, California. Susan’s background includes over 20 years in the beauty industry and was crowned Ms. America® 1997 at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas besting 50 other contestants. Her platform was “Students Against Violence” and she made over 150 presentations to schools across the country. Susan is also known for holding the Guinness Book of World Record for singing the National Anthem at the most events in a 24-hour period and has sung the National Anthem for 7 United States Presidents. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the President of the United States for her volunteer service. Website about Susan Jeske: http://www.SusanJeske.com.
Ms. America® is a registered federal trademark with the USPTO in Washington DC since February 2000. For more information, go to http://www.MsAmericaPageant.com and http://www.MsInternationalPageant.com. Connect with the Ms. America® Pageant on Facebook at MsAmericaPageant and on Twitter @MsAmerica.
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