The sunshine state of Florida hosted the 2015 Mrs. Georgia and Florida United State pageant during the weekend of April 25-26, 2015. In addition to the Mrs. Pageants, queens were crowned in the Ms. and Ms. Woman divisions. Delegates from both states enjoyed the warm hospitality of the seaside community of Flagler Beach, Florida. There were great restaurants, quaint antique shops, and a relaxed atmosphere for families to enjoy while the ladies prepared for a spectacular show!
The delegated participated in a photo shoot that featured vintage cars. The Topaz hotel, is well known for its collection of memorabilia from the early 19th and 20th centuries, also added a touch of nostalgia to shoot. Set against the back drop of the Atlantic Ocean, the weather and sun the ladies enjoyed a moment of being transported through time.
On Saturday, each contestant spent time with a well-qualified panel of judges for the interview portion of the competition. Judges from both states had an opportunity to learn more about those vying for the titles. The panel of seven judges included a former communications director for a national wireless company, a male fitness cover model, and a CEO of a non-profit organization. There were also several business owners and those well respected in the world of pageants on the panel.
The final show was Sunday afternoon at the Flagler Auditorium. The ladies answered on-stage questions, modeled fitness/swim wear and gowns. The on-stage question allowed the audience a glimpse of what the judges saw and heard from each lady during the interview process. The fitness/swim wear portion showcased the health and fitness of the contestants. It takes nerves of steel to model these outfits in front of strangers! The gown competition mesmerized the audience. As the tabulators entered the scores, the audience was treated to a vocal performance from Barte. He sang a variety of popular songs from James Ingram to Louis Armstrong. The moment arrived for the final walks and new beginnings. The new queens are…..
Mrs. Florida United States – Kelly Edwards
Mrs. Georgia United States – Nova Kopp
Ms. Florida United States – Celine Pelosi
Ms. Georgia Woman United States – Deadre Curtis
Ms. Florida Woman United States – Brenda Piccirillo