Mrs. Washington America, Mrs. Washington American and Miss Washington For America 2020
Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, there were countless changes to the original plan for this year’s pageant. After numerous date and venue changes, the pageant was successfully produced on August 8th, 2020 at the Red Lion Inn Ballroom in Olympia Washington.
Director Pamela Curnel worked tirelessly for months together with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee to create an environment that would exceed health and safety requirements for all of the contestants, pageant staff, judges and the host hotel.
In keeping with health mandates, the coronation ceremony was held outside on the back lawn so that all of the contestants could practice proper social distancing. There was no audience of any kind at the competition and husbands and family were also not allowed to attend. All of the queens crowned themselves, one at a time, even the married queens. Traditionally, husbands crown their wives, so this was the first time that this ever happened.
There were 22 married contestants and 5 miss contestants.
Mrs. Washington America 2020: Linda Hoffner
Mrs. Washington American 2020 Valerie St. John (First Runner Up) *This is a new title, see below
Miss Washington For America 2020: Becky Takashima (Beckie Takashima appears in our guide, “How to Be a Successful Titleholder)
Results for the Mrs. Division:
Mrs. WA America 2020 Linda Hoffner
Mrs. WA AMERICAN 2020, (1st Runner-up) Valerie St John
2nd Runner-up, Naomia May
3rd Runner-up, Kama Montermini
4th Runner-up Derozette Banks
Semi-Finalists from the top 10:
Sarah Apsel Cipriano
Results for the Miss Division:
Miss WA for America 2020, Beckie Takashima
1st Runner-up Shannon Tenney
2nd Runner-up Elizabeth Kim
3rd Runner-up Anna Roberts
4th Runner-up Kajal Sondhi
Derozette Banks, "Making a Difference Award."
Yurina Lee, "Making a Difference Award'
Jenny Young, Lisa Yost "Business Woman of the Year"
Julia McVaugh Stone, "Making a Difference Award"
Renee Kerr, "Making a Difference Award & Most Years Married"
Larayna Yevtushuk, "Making a Difference Award"
Brittany Sleeper, "People's Choice & Making a Difference Award"
Denise Francis, "Making a Difference Award & Most Years Married"
Ashley Donohoe, "Making a Difference Award"
Monica Dalrymple, "Making a Difference Award"
Kristen Hendrickson, "Making a Difference Award"
Naomia May, "Photogenic & Making a Difference"
Ronda Johnson-Dove, Dionne Tarter Volunteerism Award & Mrs. Congeniality
Annie Ackerman-Brown, "Married Woman of the Year & Making a Difference"
Valerie St John, Kathy Kannada Most Appearances Award & Jessica Lawson Woman of Achievement"
Alicia Duckétt, "Making a Difference Award"
Srisa Dearborn, "Victoria's Voice Award & "Making a Difference"
Sarah Apsel Cipriano, Carla Richards Community Service Award"
Linda Hoffner, "Physical Fitness & Making a Difference"
Kama Montermini, "Entrepreneur & Corporate Champion"
Judges for the Mrs. Division:
Mrs. America 2020 Natalie Winslow
Mrs. Washington America 2015 Dionne Tarter
Mrs. Washington America 2006 Patricia Chapman
Justin Zachary Bartle
Judges for the Miss Division:
Miss For America 2019 Kassie Perkins
Miss Washington World 2020 Shree Saini
Mrs. America 2017 Natalie Luttmer
In 2018, a brand-new title was created for those women who want to compete in the state of Washington who are NOT MARRIED! That title is called, “Miss Washington For America”.
In 2020, yet another title was created! This new title is ONLY for women who are married, BUT it is given to the woman who becomes First Runner Up in the Mrs. competition. Therefore, if you don’t win the “Mrs. Washington America” title, you still have a chance to win the “Mrs. Washington American” title and go on to compete at the annual National competition.
The first woman to win the Mrs. Washington American 2020 title was Valerie St. John
ALL THREE of these titles are given away on the same night, at the same pageant, and ALL THREE winners go on to compete at the National Competition in Las Vegas!
Both of the new titles are owned and operated by the "Mrs. America Presents" Pageants organization. There is a “Miss For America and a “Mrs. American” Pageant held in every state!
About the Pageant:
The MRS. WASHINGTON AMERICA Pageants are a prestigious televised pageant for married ladies of all ages and have had a long, successful history in the state of Washington, supporting and empowering women for decades!
Our mission is to empower and mentor women to “Make a Difference” in their communities. You will experience a year filled with free workshops, community service, appearances, parades, fun filled events and parties, and you will meet new friends and create memories that you will cherish for a lifetime!
Even if you do not come away with the crown, you will experience your own WIN with all of the personal growth and development that you achieve, as well as knowing that you are becoming the very best version of yourself, the woman that you have always wanted to be!
About Director/Producer/Choreographer Pamela Curnel:
Pam Curnel, along with her husband, Dr. David Curnel, has been the Mrs. Washington America State Director/Producer for nearly 30 years! She won the Mrs. Washington title herself, and then the following year, she took over as the state Director. Pamela has over 45 years experience mentoring young girls and women in all phases of pageantry.
In addition to being the pageant's Director/Producer/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.
Next Year’s Pageant:
The Mrs. Washington America Pageant/Mrs. Washington American/ and Miss Washington For America pageants will all be held on August 14th, 2021 at the Kenneth Minnaert Theater for the Arts in Olympia, Washington.
We are accepting applications for the 2021 pageant now: Contact Director Pam Curnel at [email protected]
The Washington America Pageants Website: http://www.mrswashingtonpageant.org/
Mrs. Washington America, Mrs. Washington American and Miss Washington For America 2020 Results