National Mrs. 2016, Stephanie Hollis McCaleb, with her sister queens. Photo courtesy of http://www.nationalmspageants.com/9. Mrs. US Universal The Universal Pageant Organization describes itself as an organization with "integrity, values, consistency, and one that goes above and beyond any other pageant that you've been a part of before." It places a heavy emphasis on volunteer and platform work. The titleholders even have a chance to participate in the President's Volunteer Service Award program. Something that makes the US Universal Pageant system stand out is that all contestants receive their score sheets and judges' comments, which is a great way to prepare for future pageants.
Mrs. US Universal 2016, Kimberly Beaudoin. Photo courtesy of http://www.usuniversalpageants.com/8. Mrs. Earth The Mrs. Earth Organization uses pageantry to promote conversation and education regarding our Earth and its natural resources. It looks for women who can think positively and constructively, understand themselves, have healthy attitudes, and prioritize family and unity. Directors describe their ideal titleholder as "the total person," possessing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual qualities.
Mrs. Earth 2016, Priyanka Khurana Goyal. Photo courtesy of the Mrs. Earth Website.7. Mrs. Galaxy The Galaxy International Pageant emphasizes beauty, style and cultural appreciation. Directors strive to promote confidence and poise, which they use to further develop the growth of every contestant in their personal and career goals. (Read: Mrs. Midwest Galaxy 2016 Evening Gown: HIT or MISS?)
Mrs. Galaxy 2017, Sarah Pritchard. Photo courtesy of the Mrs. Galaxy Facebook page.6. Mrs. Globe The Mrs. Globe Organization describes itself as "a celebration of beauty, culture and charity for women". Although it did not add a Mrs. division until 1996 (the Miss division has crowned winners since 1925), the Globe International system is one of the most recognized pageant systems in existence.
Mrs. Globe 2016, Sylvia Yammine. Photo courtesy of http://www.mrsglobe.com5. Mrs. India Home Makers The Mrs. India Home Makers pageant takes pride in the wives and mothers of India and celebrates their skills. The pageant is great for married women who wished they had a chance to be a part of the pageant world earlier in life but didn't have the chance. The pageant allows its titleholders to represent India at an international level and develops them into masters of the pageant world, while still maintaining their duties as homemakers.
Mrs. India Home Makers 2016, Diana Marak, being crowned. Photo courtesy of Mrs. India Home makers Facebook page.4. Mrs. United States Celebrating the married women of the United States and their ability to integrate beauty and intelligence, the Mrs. United States pageant has been a staple in the USA pageant world since the mid-1980's. The United States National Pageant Organization promotes empowerment of women and encourages its titleholders to be active members in their communities, especially through the promotion of their own personal platform causes. (Read: 5 Incredible State Costumes from Mrs. United States 2016)
Mrs. United States 2016, Ashley Stremme. Photo courtesy of the Mrs. United States Facebook page.3. Mrs. International Mrs. International focuses heavily on community service and platform promotion. The pageant itself has a partnership with the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign and states its mission is to "make a difference". Something that makes the Mrs. International pageant unique is that husbands are directly involved in the show – they escort their wives during evening gown and the winner's husband even assists with crowning. (Read: What You Need to Know Before Competing at the Mrs. International Pageant)
Mrs. International 2016, Priscilla Pruitt being crowned by her predecessor and her husband, Sean.2. Mrs. America The premier pageant for married women in the United States on our list, and in the minds of many, is Mrs. America. The pageant has a rich history dating back to the 1930's. It celebrates what its CEO and President David Z. Marmel describes as America's greatest natural resource – the contemporary married woman. (Read: How to Successfully Prepare for the Mrs. America Pageant) The winner of the Mrs. America pageant moves on to the international competition Mrs. World. (Read: Mrs. Virginia America 2016 Evening Gown: HIT or MISS?)
Mrs. America 2017, Natalie Luttmer. Photo courtesy of Las Vegas Image Studio LLC.1. Mrs. World The concept of Mrs. World actually stemmed from the Mrs. America pageant. The national pageant came before the international pageant! One anticipated part of the pageant is the modeling of the contestants' national costumes, which are often extremely extravagant and beautifully unique. Highly respected and established, the Mrs. World pageant is arguably the best-known international Mrs. pageant.
Mrs. World 2016, Giuliana Zevallos, with her Top 5. Photo courtesy of the Mrs. World Facebook page.And with that, that's a wrap! Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for a chance at a spot on this year's list and a big congratulations to all of the pageants who were voted into the top 10. Did your favorite Mrs. pageant make the list? If not, or to see it again on our 2017 list, be sure to nominate it for a spot at the end of this year!
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