Ms. International (pageant)
|Headquarters||Costa Mesa, California|
Ms. International is part of the Ms. America Pageant Inc. system and is for women 26 years of age and up who are single, divorced, widowed or married. The beauty pageant has been developed to promote and honor women, celebrate their accomplishments and use their "Crown for a Purpose" to support and encourage involvement in volunteer service.
The pageant is associated with the United States government agency Points of Light. The Presidential Volunteer Service Award is given by the President of the United States to national titleholders for her community service during her reign.
Riti Chikkerur from Texas was crowned Ms. International 2014–15 on 9 August 2014 at the Curtis Theater in Brea, California. She is the first Indian-American to win the title and own an oil company.
Nova Kopp from Georgia was crowned Ms. International 2017 at the Curtis Theater in Brea, California on 3 September 2016. She was the first Ms. International to win $12,000.00 in cash and give it all away to charity. She is a domestic violence awareness advocate and is a survivor herself. Her volunteer service has included working with Meals on Wheels through the Ballina Community Centre in Ireland.
Jolyn Farber representing New York was crowned Ms. International 2018 at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California on 10 March 2018. She was also the People's Choice Internet Voting winner and won $12,218.90.
Ms. America Pageant Corporation
The Ms. America Pageant is a California corporation that currently owns and runs the Ms. International, Ms. America, Ms. America International, and Miss Pacific U.S. beauty contests. Based in Costa Mesa, California, the corporation is owned by Susan Jeske who is the CEO.
Gallery of winners
Ms. International Pageant titleholders
|2018||Jolyn Farber||New York||Jolyn's platform is mental health. First Attorney to win the title.|
|2017||Nova Kopp||Georgia||Mrs. Georgia United States 2016, Spokesperson for Extraordinary Peoples Awards|
|2016||Deborah Valis-Flynn||South Carolina||Mrs. Alabama International 1997|
|2014-15||Riti Chikkerur||Texas||First Indian American to win the title|
|2011-12||Deana Molle'||California||Former Ms. America 2004-05|
|2010||Amanda Delgado||California||Reina Mundial del Banano 2008|
2nd runner-up to Miss California USA 2014
- Ms. America Pageant comes to Orange County The Coto de Caza News Publication date - 12 August 2016, Page - 8, Retrieved on 29 July 2017
- Harrowing escape from Vietnam forged path for U.S. citizenship, Ms. Oregon reign Street Roots Retrieved on 29 July 2017
- Tustin pageant winner on ‘Container Wars’ Orange County Register Retrieved on 29 July 2017
- Deana Molle’ crowned Ms. International 2011-12 The Coto de Caza news Publication date- 23 March 2012, Page -12, Retrieved on 29 July 2017
- International 2013 Stacy Smith on What's Up Orange County Cox Communications Retrieved on 3 August 2016
- Ms. America pageant seeking 2014 contest Newport News Publication date- 2 May 2014, Page -3, Retrieved on 3 August 2017
- Riti Chikkerur Wins ‘Ms. America’ People’s Choice Award India-West Retrieved on 29 July 2017
- Ms. America 2016 crowned Ladera Ranch News Publication date- 12 October 2015, Page -10, Retrieved on 3 August 2017
- Domestic violence advocate crowned ms. International 2017 for national pageant! Digital Journal Retrieved on 29 July 2017
- Ms. International 2017 Nova Kopp crowning Cox Communications Retrieved on 29 July 2017
- Ballina Community Centre News (September 2017). "Nominations Open Now - Volunteer Ireland Awards".
- Jeske, Susan (10 March 2018). "Ms. International Pageant". Ms. America Pageant Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
- "Ms. America 2018 Crown Goes to American Diabetes Association Spokesperson". RFD TV. 15 March 2018.
- "Mental Health Advocate Named Ms. International". Aliex News. 19 March 2018.
- "Mental Health Advocate Named Ms. International". Evening Post. 19 March 2018.
- There She Is . . . the First Ms. America Los Angeles Times Retrieved on 29 July 2017