The top 6 at Mrs. America 2018. Photo: Rhonda Gilliam
Mothers are the real life Wonder Women. They are some of the busiest humans on the planet. They always put their families first and sometimes, in consequence, end up neglecting their own dreams and goals. Luckily, pageantry offers a wide range of competitions that are perfect for high-achieving mothers who want to make a difference in the world. The dynamic nature of mothers make them perfect titleholders. Their compassion and genuine concern for others carries over into all of their endeavors. Pageantry is lucky to have mothers who are active both in their daughters' pageants and in competitions of their own. (Read: How to Find Beauty Pageants to Compete in) There are tons of pageants for moms to compete in, but here are the best!
10. World's Perfect Woman and World's Perfect Classic Woman
World's Perfect Woman contestants must be between the ages of 30 and 49. They can be married, single or divorced. There is also a World's Perfect Classic Woman for women ages 50 and beyond. World's Perfect Woman and World's Perfect Classic Woman contestants are judged on fashion wear with onstage question, summer fashion and formal attire.
The 2017 World's Perfect Woman Royal Court. Photo: World's Perfect Pageant
9. American Women of Service American Women of Service is a community service based pageant for service-minded women. Mothers strive to be good role models to their children, and the women of American Women of Service are definitely excellent, selfless role models for children and adults alike. The pageant is for women ages 21 and up.
Mrs. American Woman of Service 2017 Andrea Dee Perreault with her husband and daughter. Photo: Andrea Dee Perreault
8. Mrs. USA Universal Mrs. USA Universal seeks titleholders that want to make a difference in their communities and mentor those around them. The Universal Pageants team is hands-on and makes their contestants and titleholders feel like family. The idea that Mrs. USA Universal should be a mentor proves that a mother would be perfect in this title.
Mrs. USA Universal contestants and titleholders. Photo: Universal Pageants
7. Mrs. Earth and Ms. Earth The Mrs. Earth and Ms. Earth pageant system is, according to its website, a "pageant system for diverse and poised women." The pageant system tremendously cares for the environment and the well-being of our planet. This focus on the general good is a positive influence for any mother to have on her child. The contestants will grow in their understanding on this earth and will be able to see needs and work toward solutions. These are excellent qualities for a mother to display to her children.
Mrs. Earth 2017 contestants backstage at the pageant. Photo: Mrs. Earth Pageant
6. Mrs. International
Mrs. International is designed to showcase the accomplishments of today's modern women. It exists "to promote today's married women, their accomplishments and commitment to family and marriage."
Mrs. International is unique in that it emphasizes the importance of the family. This system has high standards for women and truly sees their potential.
Mrs. International 2017 Melissa Pocza with her husband Zoli and their two sons. Photo: Melissa Pocza
5. Mrs. Globe Mrs. Globe is a celebration of beauty, culture and charity for women all over the world. Its emphasis on beauty as a whole is refreshing and well rounded. The directors want their titleholders to be influencers for the good of all in their communities and in their households. The successful pageant has been going strong and adapting to the world and its needs since 1996.
2017 Mrs. Globe Tatyana Lavrinovich from Lithuania with her husband, daughter and two sons. Photo: Darius Ku?ys
4. International Ms. International Ms. believes in the empowerment of women and the bettering of the opportunities allowed to them. Each finalist receives a cash grant toward her professional development or charitable endeavors. The pageant is open to women ages 26 to 39 and opens up a wide variety of opportunities for its titleholders and contestants.
The 2018 International Ms. top 5 court. Photo: Bret Josephs Photography and Videography
3. Mrs. United States The United States pageants are well-known throughout America. The Mrs. United States pageant is highly respected and competitive. This system offers mothers the opportunity to have sister queens of all different ages. The beautiful contests are known for being intelligent and driven, and the current Mrs. United States, Lauren Ziegler, is a mother herself.
Mrs. United States 2017 Lauren Ziegler poses for a headshot in her crown. Photo: Frank Carnaggio
2. Mrs. World Mrs. World is a prestigious title. It is a reality-based broadcast program that features some of the world's most beautiful, kind and intelligent women. The contestants at Mrs. World definitely have what it takes to be great mothers. Some already are mothers! Even if you don't win the prestigious crown, competing for Mrs. World is an amazing way to socialize and work toward a set of goals.
Mrs. World contestants and Mrs. World 2018 Alice Lee Giannetta. Photo: Brendan Croft Studio
1. Mrs. America Mrs. America is among the most famous Mrs. pageants in the United States. The professionalism demonstrated by these contestants is unparalleled. In 2004, Mrs. Rhode Island Traci Clemens competed while she was six months pregnant with twins. She was the first visibly pregnant woman to ever appear in that televised event.
The top 6 at Mrs. America 2018. Photo: Rhonda Gilliam
Going forward Being a mother is time-consuming, but you should never abandon your own hopes and dreams. There is room in your life for both the dreams of your children and your own personal dreams. Moms are famous for their abilities to multitask and take on a vast amount of projects, so any mom should be able to attempt one of these pageants. (Read: Why Families Should Compete in Pageants Together) If you're waiting for a sign, this is it! Go after that crown despite the business. Set aside specific times to practice your pageant skills. Focus on being the best possible role model for your children inside the home and while at appearances or on stage. (Read: How To Be A Role Model) Written by Jade Spilka
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