Photo: Goodwin Photography
BRISTOL, VA. On Saturday, July 6, 2019, Ashley Stremme of Mooresville, North Carolina was crowned Mrs. Cosmos United States 2019.
Stremme resides in Mooresville, North Carolina, with her husband, David – a professional race car driver. Stremme earned her B.A. in Information Technology Leadership from Washington & Jefferson University, and now works as a television and radio show host on Winged Nation in the motorsports industry. She, with her husband David, is also the owner of a nationally ranked racecar chassis manufacturing company, Lethal Chassis.
For Stremme, advocating for the rights of children has been a life-long passion. Her sister was born with medical complications and subsequently bound to a wheelchair. After her sister passed away, Stremme bravely navigated through her own life’s journey and became passionate about helping children live their lives without limitations or boundaries. Coupled with her family’s passion for auto racing, she was introduced to Victory Junction in 2008, an auto racing-themed camp for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Stremme’s volunteer work at Victory Junction has helped children just like her sister learn more about what they are capable of, even in the face of their illness.
In addition to her win, Stremme won the State Costume competition.
Stremme will now go on to represent the United States at the Mrs. Cosmos International Pageant in Runaway Bay, Jamaica this October.
Rounding out the Top 4 are:
3rd runner up: Christy Ginn of Tennessee
2nd runner up: Catherine Bandstra of West Virginia
1st runner up: Tetra Shockley of Delaware
Catherine Bandstra of West Virginia also won the Optional Runway competition and was awarded People’s Choice. Miss Congeniality was awarded to Christy Ginn of Tennessee, while Photogenic was awarded to Tetra Shockley of Delaware.