The Miss United States Pageant celebrates intelligent women of all walks of life. Our system is based on a solid commitment to uphold the standards of fairness and integrity. It prides itself in providing an avenue for each young woman to give a voice to those needing to be heard, lend a hand to those less fortunate, and be a compass for those daring to dream. At the local, state, and national level, the Miss United States Pageant gives women the opportunity to promote a platform of community service. Featuring seven divisions – Little Miss, Pre-Teen, Junior Teen, Teen, Miss, Ms., and Ms. Woman – the Miss United States Pageant is recognized as “the premier event of its kind” and the largest pageant system for girls and women ages 8+ in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.
MEET OUR TEAM
Founder & Owner, Mrs. United States National Pageants, Inc.
Isabella Ilacqua is the owner & founder of the Mrs. United States Pageant and its subsidiary divisions. Isabella first entered the world of pageantry to recognize and celebrate not just the beauty of American women but also those qualities that shine through from within that make them winners. Isabella set out to allow each contestant a platform to demonstrate self-confidence, determination, resilience, caring, nurturing, hard work, good health, and education – all values that lead to accomplishment, strength, and success. Because of this foundation, the United States National Pageants now enters into our 31st year and is a recognized leader and top tier national system because of Isabella’s guidance and leadership.
Executive National Director
As National Director for the Little Miss, Pre-Teen, Jr. Teen, Teen, Miss, Ms., and Ms. Woman divisions, Stephi Williams shares the same vision as the owner of Mrs. United States National Pageants, Inc. As long as she can remember, Stephi has had a huge passion for pageantry as well as women who want to give back to their communities and have real purpose in their lives.
As a result, she began taking classes on Non-profit Management and Creation in her efforts to earn her Doctorate in Business. This is where she really got the feeling that she had a passion for continuing her giving and assistance in empowering others. A seasoned pageant professional, Stephi directed pageants for more than 12 years before expanding her production company, Crown Garland, to a national level as the license holder for the Miss United States Pageant.
Stephi resides in Virginia with her husband and their four lovely children.
Director of Operations
Stevie Knight has worked closely with the National Director of the Miss United States Pageant for seven years assisting with the local, state, and national pageants and came on board as the Director of Operations in late 2015.
Stevie has a passion for pageantry and enjoys working with all divisions of our system. No stranger to pageantry, Stevie assisted as Associate Director of America’s Heavenly Beauties and enjoyed participating in pageants as a competitor.
Stevie feels positive pageantry can be very rewarding for ladies and believes the Miss United States Pageant offers a strong foundation to enforce those values.
Director of Marketing
Ashley Martinez is no stranger to the world of pageantry. Ashley began competing in pageants at age 18 and held multiple state titles as a Teen, Miss, and Ms. contestant, including one national title in 2008 when she reigned as Miss American Ambassador. Ashley also worked behind the scenes assisting in the direction of the Miss Louisiana United States pageant beginning in late 2015.
Besides her pageant accomplishments, Ashley is an international scholar and holds both a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security and a Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University. Ashley owns her own company and works as a business consultant and literary agent, and donates her time as a State Board Member and as the Louisiana Collegiate Association Advisor for the student organization DECA.
Chantel has been in recruiting for 20 years, she is currently a Client Services Manager with Ascension Health for the Gulf Coast Region. Chantel is not new to pageantry as she is the mother of Miss Teen United States 2011, Ashley Greenfield. Chantel also served as the Director for Miss Virginia United States in 2013. She has stayed involved in pageantry over the years as an interview coach and an enthusiastic spectator.
Chantel enjoys spending time with her new grandson Sawyer, and recently moved to Pensacola, Florida with her husband Stephen and their four dogs.
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