Thursday, October 12, 2017

Miss Globe United States 2017 Highlights and Winners

Miss Globe United States pageant was held in Hyatt Regency Hotel in Herndon, Virginia on September 21st to 24th, where Christina Denny of Washington, D.C. was selected to represent the country and potentially bag the Miss Globe crown for the second time in Beijing, China on November 10 to 18, 2017.

The Highlights

Day 1. The New Crown

The unveiling of the new crown with a matching ring was creatively designed by our very own PageantLIVE CEO Pamela Privette in collaboration with Miss Globe United States National Director, Kyle Ean Haggerty, and created by Elementz by Prerna. The crown's focal point is amethyst which is the Miss Globe symbolic color surrounded by clear stones.


Day 2. Evening Gown photoshoot by AJ Photoz and Vizcaya Swimwear photoshoot 

Day 3. A Black-tie affair: The celebration of Life Continues...



We Will Survive Cancer (WWSC) is the official beneficiary of the Miss Globe United States. It is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose purpose is to assist families affected by cancer, without financial, or other resources to adequately address their needs. WWSC's assistance includes, but not limited to, child care, arranging family transportation for visitation, managing household finances and family counselling. The Celebration of Life Continues honors survivors of cancer and loved ones lost to cancer. 

The event was produced by PageantLIVE CEO Pamela Privette in collaboration with the Founder of We Will Survive Cancer, Gayela Bynum. It was attended by Miss Globe United States state winners, Miss Globe President Albert Xhaferri, families of cancer survivors and whose loved ones have passed away from cancer. There was a fun fashion show modelled by empowered women namely Kimberly Wilde Warfield, Jana Sedlakova, Patricia Peple, Josie Valdez, Tyeast Brown, Susan Young, Shersher Matthew, Consuelo Perez and Maria; bringing enlightenment in the atmosphere from this devastating disease. There was also an auction where the items were presented by the Miss Globe United States state winners.
The Influencer Models
The Influencer models with EILiveTV Hung Viet Trinh and Chintana Vann
Honored guests who are the families and friends of those affected with cancer
Franz Orban and Lisa Opie
Joyce Cortez and Pamela Privette

The Director's Ball and Preliminary Award Ceremony

The second part of the Black-tie affair was the celebration of National Director Kyle Ean Haggerty's 50th birthday and awarding of the Preliminary winners. 

Kyle Ean Haggerty
Birdy Haggerty

Preliminary Award Winners

The only award that was carried over to advanced in Top 15 was the Interview preliminary winners.

Best Interview


Diamond Group - Washington, D.C., Christina Denny
Emerald Group - North Carolina, Alexis Drury
Sapphire Group - California, Candice Cruz

Best Evening Wear

Diamond Group - Washington, D.C., Christina Denny
Emerald Group - Florida, Jade Richardson
Sapphire Group - California, Candice Cruz

Best Swimwear


Diamond Group - Arizona, Deanna Decker
Emerald Group - Florida, Jade Richardson
Sapphire Group - Michigan, Tamika Vantifflin

Best Performance


Diamond Group - Arizona, Deanna Decker
Emerald Group - Florida, Jade Richardson
Sapphire Group - Mississippi, Ahdis Beruk

Finals and Crowning of Miss Globe United States 2017

Top 15

Miss Arkansas got the lucky card when she was picked on a draw by the reigning Miss Globe, Mary Ryelle Espiritu.
L-R: North Carolina, Alexis Drury; Califonia, Candice Cruz; Michigan, Tamika Vantifflin; Arkansas, Jennifer Wright; Massachusetts, Brittanny Bearden; Minnesota, Mandy Faye; Colorado, Logan Torres; D.C., Christina Denny; Florida, Jade Richardson; Arizona, Deanna Decker; Maine, Patricia Lyons; Texas, Lakesha Clark; Oklahoma, Natalie Camille Miller; Mississippi, Ahdis Beruk; Indiana, Brionna Middlebrooks 

Top 6
L-R: Minnesota, Mandy Faye; Colorado, Logan Torres; D.C., Christina Denny; Florida, Jade Richardson; Arizona, Deanna Decker; Maine, Patricia Lyons

Non-finalists Awards

Interview

Arkansas, Jennifer Wright
 Nevada, Bianca Gaden

Evening gown

South Carolina, Gabriella Bryce
Illinois, Katrina Jones
Swimwear

South Carolina, Gabriella Bryce

Alabama, Ashley Wright

Self-expression

Wyoming, Morgan Weaver
Alabama, Ashley Wright

World Championship Of Performing Arts Scholarship

Florida, Jade Richardson

Vizcaya Swimwear Winner (Photo courtesy by Vizcaya Swimwear owner Franz Orban)

Minnesota, Mandy Faye

Top 5 Finalists

L-R: Florida, Jade Richardson; Minnesota, Mandy Faye; Maine, Patricia Lyons; Colorado - Logan Torres; and D.C., Christina Denny

Crowning Moment

Special Appearance by Miss Universe Guyana, Rafaiya Husain.

Fifth Runner-up - Arizona, Deanna Decker
Fourth Runner-up - Maine, Patricia Lyons
Third Runner-up - Minnesota, Mandy Faye
Second Runner-up - Colorado, Logan Torres
First Runner-up - Florida, Jade Richardson

Congratulations Christina Denny - Miss Globe United States 2017! Good luck in China!




By: Joyce Cortez
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