Miss North Carolina USA

I’ve been following pageants since I was a kid and when I turned 15 I competed in my first pageant (I won). Since then I’ve competed in other pageants (and won a few), judged, coach, and directed. I jokingly pride myself in being able to rattle off random pageant facts and being really good at picking the top 10, top 5, winners, and runner-ups.

Last November NC USA crowned a new queen; Nadia Moffett. I had the honor of crowing her Miss Black and Gold 2005. Even in rehearsals she and another contestant had a spark that made them standout just a bit more above the other contestants. I always want the best for my pageant ladies and love to see them succeed. So of course when I received the phone call that she won the title it was a celebration! My friend (fellow pageant lady, Adrienne Perry) and I jumped up and down in the hotel room screaming, “SHE WON! SHE WON! WE’RE GOING TO VEGAS! OMG! OMG!”

Since November I’ve been watching Nadia travel the “road to Vegas.” I have never seen a queen with a state title do what she is doing. Does this mean there hasn’t been a queen doing it? No, it just means that in my 10+years of watching and being involved in pageants I have NEVER seen a queen with a state title do what she is doing. So, what is she doing? The question should be what is she NOT doing. Gracious, Nadia is a busy woman! Seriously, she is making appearances, speeches, being a gym-rat, visiting schools promoting her platform, and I think she sleeps (not sure).

Her foundation, The Make Me a Queen Foundation is much needed in today’s society. Our young ladies are constantly bombarded with conflicting images and delusional images. It would be nice if we could all live like the Kardashians (I’m still not sure what the hype is about). It would be even better to be praised for portraying a mindless doll like Nikki Minaj. And it would be beyond great to live a life like Beyonce; no matter what you do or don’t do you’ll get paid and have thousands of fans that will buy your records, go to your concerts, and defend you after you perform for a terrorist’s son. But the reality is we can’t, but Nadia’s foundation is showing young ladies what they CAN do. It’s not a week long visit to a school, nope, just one day…approximately 2hrs; that’s all it takes. In that little amount of time they receive vital information and inspiration that will stay with them for a life time.

I could ramble on and on about everything Nadia is doing, but here’s a summary:

-Inspiring Young Women through Empowerment-
Make Me A Queen Foundation: a program Nadia co-founded with Nicole Lowery to inspire young women to reach their maximum potential in life. She will be offering this program through various capacities for teen girls to select cities in the state of North Carolina. If you are interested in learning more, please email Nadia at missncusa2010@yahoo.com

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Advocacy
Nadia will be volunteering through the Winston-Salem affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to support awareness.
She will be assisting in multiple awareness initiatives throughout the state and hosting a Team for this year’s Race for the Cure in Winston Salem on May 1, 2010! Stay tuned for details to be on Miss NC USA’s team at this year’s race, or a race in your area! http://ww5.komen.org/

-Advocacy of Higher Education and Student Success-
Nadia will be visiting the schools of North Carolina! This year, Nadia will reach out to the youth to inspire success and endless possibilities. If you would like Miss NC USA to come visit your school for a class, event or student body address, please visit www.missnorthcarolinusa.com to submit a request. She would love to come!

-Junior Achievement Volunteer Teacher-
Nadia has been a volunteer teacher in the Guilford County schools system for 2 years. Now, as Miss NC USA, she will continue advocating higher education and success of student though teaching Middle School students this spring on Economics for Success. To learn more about Junior Achievement, and how to request a volunteer teacher for your class, visit www.ja.org!

-Preparing for Miss USA!-
Nadia will be preparing for Miss USA in Spring 2010. Make sure to tune into NBC, live from Planet Hollywood Las Vegas to support Miss NC USA for the title! Woo Hoo!

WOWSERS!

Regardless of the outcome of the Miss USA pageant, I believe Nadia will go down in pageant history. It’s not her looks. It’s not that fact that I know her personally. It’s her work ethic, persistence, and dedication to making a difference.

For more information, and for contestant information closer to the pageant, please visit www.missusa.com
If you would like to contact Miss North Carolina USA, you may do so through the PRM Productions Pageant office at

RPM Productions, Inc.
541 Holley Lake Road
Aiken, SC 29803

803.648.6220
803.643.4643 (fax)
Email: info@rpmproductions.com
Website: www.rpmproductions.com

You may also contact Nadia at missncusa2010@yahoo.com

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