Pamela became involved in pageantry when she was 17 years old. She competed in the Miss Moses Lake Pageant and was first runner up. She enjoyed meeting new people, riding on a float and making many appearances. The experience helped her become more confident and learn about the importance of community service. Pamela has continued to mentor young girls and women in all phases of pageantry.
Pamela saw Mrs. America on television hosted by Florence Henderson. She immediately called the number on the tv. A few months later she won the title of Mrs. Washington 1993. It was a dream come true for Pamela at the age of 41. A few weeks later became the Executive State Director.
Pamela has been the Executive State Director for over 25 years, along with her husband, Dr. David Curnel. David enjoys running errands, proofing scripts and being a master of ceremonies. He's always by her side supporting her.
In addition to being the pageant's Director, Choreographer/Dance Instructor, Pamela also enjoys designing costumes for Mrs. Washington to take to Mrs. America for the parade of states. She has designed two state costumes that won the national costume award. She designed a costume that represented the state flower, the rhododendron, for Deidra Murphy, Mrs. Washington 2017. She also designed a costume that represented the City of Seattle, which won the National Costume Award with a $1,000.00 cash prize going to Erin Ring, Mrs. Washington 2004.
David and Pamela have had the honor and privilege of working with some of the most amazing married women who are not only beautiful but intelligent and articulate. These titleholders have spent countless hours promoting a cause of their choice and volunteering in their communities throughout the state. The pageant showcases the contestants' accomplishments and how they are making a difference in the lives of others through community service.
The Mrs. Washington America pageant is the most successful pageant for married women in Washington State and the only one to be televised. This pageant family is one of a kind and is celebrated yearly.