Supporting young people is something that is very close to my heart, that is why I was so honored to host the first Next Level Youth Pageant in East Windsor, NJ. Next Level Youth is a non-profit corporation dedicated to serving and empowering our youth. Congratulations to all the beautiful young ladies who competed as well as Evelyn Mccleod and her good friend Pandora Wilson-Chess for producing a great show!
One of the highlights of my reign so far was having the opportunity to talk about my family, passions and my life as Mrs. New Jersey America when I was featured on Channel 12's Spotlight New Jersey. Also, featured on the show was my lovely mother Ilona, my beautiful daughter Milan, and great friend Mrs. Redbank Donnalyn.
Marlboro, NJ's Buena Vista Country Club played host to the Reinvention Connection Expo. In attendance were Marlboro Mayor Johnathan Hornik, fashion designers and local celebrities. I had the pleasure of sharing the runway with Mrs. Freehold Township Shanna Edwards as we rocked stunning gowns by designer Thomas Lavone.
Proving that "age is nothing but a number", some of New Jersey's most beautiful and equally talented came out to compete for the title of Miss Senior New Jersey 2011. The best thing about the pageant was the fact that every contestant was over the age of 60! I sat in both amazement and admiration as I watched these women strut their stuff with the kind of poise and confidence that you can only get with age. The experience was proof that it is never to late to follow your dreams.