Miss Cosmos United States Pageant https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com The official website of Mini Miss, Little Miss, Jr. Miss, Miss Teen, Miss, Ms., Ms. Elite, and Mrs. Cosmos United States! Wed, 04 Dec 2019 17:51:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cropped-COSMOS_logo_ladyonly_square-32x32.jpg Miss Cosmos United States Pageant https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com 32 32 Tetra Shockley of Delaware Crowned Mrs. Cosmos United States 2019 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/tetra-shockley-of-delaware-crowned-mrs-cosmos-united-states-2019/ Sun, 03 Nov 2019 17:48:02 +0000 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/?p=4432

BRISTOL, VA. Tetra Shockley of Delware has been crowned Mrs. Cosmos United States 2019 following the 2019 international Mrs Cosmos Pageant where  US titleholder Ashley Stremme captured the title. Shockley as first runner-up at the US pageant now resumes the national title.

 

Tetra S. Shockley, Esquire resides in Dover, Delaware with her husband of 14 years, Jerome, and their two children, Tierra (12) and Jaden (8). A 2004 graduate of Delaware State University, Tetra went on to obtain her Master of Business Administration from Wesley College (2009), and her Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law (2012). A former Deputy Attorney General with the Delaware Department of Justice, Tetra is now an Associate Attorney for Benton Lynn Law, P.A. where her primary area of practice is Family Law.

A published author, Tetra released her first book, “The Solitaire: Set aside. Set apart. Set free.” in October of 2017. Tetra uses “The Solitaire” to inspire others, specifically women, to push past the trials and tribulations of life and to pursue their dreams and desires. Tetra also hosts women empowerment events called “The Experience” to provide an atmosphere for transparency, healing, and sisterhood.

A victor of child sexual abuse, Tetra loves to see children overcome and win! In addition to advocating for healthy lifestyles through Fit M.O.D.E. (Motivating Others to Daily Exercise), Tetra also gives her time to mentoring young children through organizations like Creative Mentoring and Pearls for Girls. She is also a volunteer with Pursuit for Peace, an organization who dresses up as characters and visits children and families who are going through difficult situations in an effort to uplift and spread joy.

Tetra’s truest desire, which can be found in Matthew 5:16 (KJV), is to “let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

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Tanya Topazio of North Carolina Crowned Ms. Cosmos United States 2019 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/tanya-topazio-of-north-carolina-crowned-ms-cosmos-united-states-2019/ Sun, 03 Nov 2019 17:43:15 +0000 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/?p=4427

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BRISTOL, VA. On November 3, 2019, Tanya Topazio of North Carolina was crowned Ms. Cosmos United States 2019 in a special ceremony hosted in Charlotte following the international win by the US winner Elissa Taylor. Topazio as the first runner-up to the US title now resumes the title.

Tanya Topazio landed in North Carolina in 2005 via Connecticut, Los Angeles & Louisiana. She studied Television and Film Production at Emerson College in Boston, and proceeded to work in production in Los Angeles, New York and throughout New England.  Tired of chasing the freelance gigs, she ended up teaching television production to high school students.  After digging her car out of the snow one April day in 2005, she decided sunny skies were in order and settled on the beautiful shores of Lake Norman.  She continues to teach at both the high school and college levels, owns a small business, is an actress, a group fitness instructor, and has a hard time saying “no” to more.  Let’s just say binging Netflix is now a luxury that seemingly only occurs each morning at the gym (thank you wifi!).

Surrounded by a tribe of boss babes, Tanya continually strives to be a better person.  She believes that although a career is important, family, friends and community are what make life worth living.  She is passionate about spreading awareness of Congenital Heart Defects, as CHDs have affected her brother, cousin and two nephews.  Her platform, Heels for Hearts, promotes local and national foundations that support children living with complex congenital heart defects. 

 

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Ashley Wade of District of Columbia Crowned Miss Cosmos United States 2019 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/ashley-wade-of-district-of-columbia-crowned-miss-cosmos-united-states-2019/ Sun, 03 Nov 2019 17:37:27 +0000 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/?p=4421

BRISTOL, VA. Ashley Wade of the District of Columbia has been crowned the new Miss Cosmos United States 2019 by Katie Mode, Miss Cosmos 2019. Mode represented the United States and won the international title. Wade as first runner-up at the national pageant now resumes the national title.

Wade is a General Manager for Bozzuto, the #1 property management company in the Mid-Atlantic. She was born and raised in the DMV and has resided in DC for the past 6 years. Wade loves to workout and travel! She especially loves traveling to anywhere there is a beach, but so far Aruba is her all-time favorite place to travel! Wade is also half Venezuelan and half Dominican and can speak Spanish fluently!

 

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Chloe Kasey of South Carolina Crowned Miss Teen Cosmos United States 2019 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/chloe-kasey-of-south-carolina-crowned-miss-teen-cosmos-united-states-2019/ Sun, 03 Nov 2019 17:27:43 +0000 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/?p=4414

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BRISTOL, VA. On November, 3, 2019, Chloe Kasey of South Carolina was crowned Miss Teen Cosmos United States 2019 by Miss Teen Cosmos Madison Humphries at a special ceremony. Humphries represented the United States at the international pageant where she won the international title. Kasey, the first runner-up at the national pageant, now will resume the national title.

 

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Ashley Stremme of North Carolina crowned Mrs. Cosmos United States 2019 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/ashley-stremme-of-north-carolina-crowned-mrs-cosmos-united-states-2019/ Sat, 06 Jul 2019 01:54:16 +0000 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/?p=4297

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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.

 

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Katie Mode of South Carolina crowned Miss Cosmos United States 2019 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/katie-mode-of-south-carolina-crowned-miss-cosmos-united-states-2019/ Sat, 06 Jul 2019 01:47:08 +0000 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/?p=4292

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BRISTOL, VA. On Saturday, July 6, 2019, Katie Mode of North Augusta, South Carolina was crowned Miss Cosmos United States 2019.

Mode, 25, is the daughter of Tracy and Susan Mode and sister to Taylor and Abbie. She is super obsessed with her chocolate lab, Jameis and can talk about him for hours. She is a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of North Augusta and has been doing pageants for over 10 years. In her spare time, she loves watching sports, with football season being her favorite time of the year. She also loves to cook and bake and is always making goodies for her loved ones.

Living a healthy lifestyle is a passion for Mode. She is an avid gym-goer and loves looking for new healthy recipes to make. She also loves to give back to her community and lends a helping hand wherever she can. She is passionate about “Backing the Blue” and her platform Feeding the Fearless. Her platform was inspired by her brother, Taylor, who has been in law enforcement for 7 years. Her goal is to spread appreciation for officers, and make it a nationwide thing.

In addition to her win, Mode won Optional Runway competition.

Mode will now go on to represent the United States at the Miss Cosmos International Pageant in Runaway Bay, Jamaica this October.

Rounding out the Top 4 are:

3rd runner up: Chelsea Chesser of South Carolina

2nd runner up: Jessica Grace Booker of North Carolina

1st runner up: Ashley Wade of District of Columbia

Melanie Vaughn who represented Georgia won the Optional Talent Competition, while C’yana Denby of Maryland won State Costume.  Miss Congeniality was awarded to Jessica Grace Booker of North Carolina, while Photogenic was awarded to Brooklyn Clemons of West Virginia. People’s Choice was awarded to Chelsea Chesser of South Carolina.

 

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Lori Marvel-Sundberg crowned Ms. Elite Cosmos United States 2019 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/lori-marvel-sundberg-crowned-ms-elite-cosmos-united-states-2019/ Fri, 05 Jul 2019 01:43:46 +0000 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/?p=4287

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BRISTOL, VA. On Friday, July 5, 2019, Lori Marvel-Sundberg of West Virginia was crowned Ms. Elite Cosmos United States 2019.

Sundberg holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and currently works as an admissions consultant for the New York firm Ivy Coach. In 2008, she was named a Fulbright recipient to the Freie Universitaet in Berlin, Germany where she completed her first book, “Hermann Hesse and August Strindberg: Pan Nordic Ties to the East and the Search for a Common Mythology.” Additionally, she has studied literature at Yale, Heidelberg Universitaet (Germany), and Stockholms Universitet (Sweden). In 2017 she also obtained a Graduate Performance Degree in Voice from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where she studied with renowned soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson.

In her spare time, she has volunteered as co-director of one of the largest animal rescue organizations in the Washington, DC area, Friends of Rabbits, as well as performed with various regional theaters throughout the Maryland, DC, and Virginia area and in Europe.

In the early 1990’s, Sundberg sang a leading role in the German premier of “Peter Pan” at the Graz Opera in Graz, Austria. Dr. Sundberg is the proud mother of a 24-year-old son, and she resides in Berkeley Springs with her husband Mikael and their two rescued rabbits.

As a federally enrolled tribal member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, Sundberg will spend her year giving voice to indigenous women, discussing current situations on tribal lands and reservations, and promoting awareness for Native issues all over the country.

In addition to her win, Sundberg won Optional Talent and the Optional Runway competitions.

Rounding out the Top 4 are:

3rd runner up: Vietta Lowe of District of Columbia

2nd runner up: Tiffany Takacs of South Carolina

1st runner up: Sierra Scott of Kansas

Sierra Scott of Kansas also won the Optional Fitness Competition, State Costume, and People’s Choice. Photogenic was awarded to Vietta Lowe of District of Columbia while Helen Calinao of Hawaii was awarded Miss Congeniality.

 

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Elissa Taylor of Virginia crowned Ms. Cosmos United States 2019 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/elissa-taylor-of-virginia-crowned-ms-cosmos-united-states-2019/ Fri, 05 Jul 2019 01:41:02 +0000 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/?p=4282

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BRISTOL, VA. On Friday, July 5, 2019, Elissa Taylor of Virginia was crowned Ms. Cosmos United States 2019.

Born in Queens, New York and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Taylor has always had a passion for living life and helping others to attain their dreams. Diagnosed with juvenile diabetes (also known as Type 1 diabetes) at the age of 10-months, her parents were told that due to the delay in diagnosis, she would either pass away or live a life with severe brain damage–unable to walk, talk or even recognize their faces. Instead of allowing the diagnosis to negatively impact her life, her parents encouraged her to follow any dream that she had and set goals that even she thought would be unattainable. Instead of being discouraged, Taylor used her circumstances as the catalyst behind all of her life’s successes.

Taylor graduated in 2012 from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA) and went on to work for the Air Force Association (Arlington, VA) in the position of Field Coordinator, where she had the opportunity to manage all aspects of Field Operations, serving as the primary contact for all field leaders and volunteers, providing leadership and support to a grassroots network of over 250 international chapters. More recently, she has worked for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, managing their Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD locations.

Currently, Taylor resides in Montgomery Village, MD with her fiancé, Fredy, son, Brycen, and three rescue dogs. As the City of Gaithersburg’s (Gaithersburg, MD) first full-time Sponsorship Program Administrator, Taylor raises funds for many of the events that the City provides free-of-charge to residents. In her free time, she enjoys not only assisting her clients through her small business and pageant consulting company, Crowned Coaching and Consulting, but also raising her son and obtaining her MBA from the University of Maryland.

Taylor will now go on to the Ms. Cosmos International Pageant to compete for the international title in Runaway Bay, Jamaica.

In addition to her win, Taylor won the State Costume competition.

Rounding out the Top 4 are:

3rd runner up: Buffy Bays of Tennessee

2nd runner up: Shana Mitchell of Florida

1st runner up: Tanya Topazio of North Carolina

Our Photogenic winner is Kawai Anakalea of Hawaii who also won the Optional Talent Competition and was named Miss Congeniality.  People’s Choice was awarded to Buffy Bays of Tennessee.  The Optional Runway Competition went to MaQuitta Butler of South Carolina.

 

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Madison Humphries of North Carolina crowned Miss Teen Cosmos United States 2019 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/madison-humphries-of-north-carolina-crowned-miss-teen-cosmos-united-states-2019/ Fri, 05 Jul 2019 01:38:20 +0000 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/?p=4278

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BRISTOL, VA. On Friday, July 5, 2019, Madison Humphries of North Carolina was crowned Miss Teen Cosmos United States 2019.

Humphries is a senior at Crest High School where she is 4-year varsity cheerleader and varsity soccer player. She has been nominated all conference and all state in both sports.  Although very active with extracurricular activities and sports, she is also a member of the Beta Club and National Honor Society with a current GPA of 4.325. She is a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church.

Humphries has volunteered with the Children’s Home of Cleveland County, The Sandbox, The Ronald McDonald House and The Charlotte Rescue Mission to name a few. She is a 3-year recipient of the Presidential Service Award for her dedication to community service. She enjoys being a part of the Miss Cosmos United States system because of the strong dedication to community involvement and service.

Humphries will now go on to the Miss Teen Cosmos International Pageant to compete for the international title in Runaway Bay, Jamaica.

In addition to her win, Humphries was awarded a bronze medal in the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards and won State Costume.

Rounding out the Top 4 are:

3rd runner up: Tia Bustamante of Hawaii

2nd runner up: Ashton Bacon representing Sunshine State

1st runner up: Chloe Kasey of South Carolina

Our Photogenic winner is Saumya Garner who represented the Nation’s Capital, and People’s Choice was awarded to Tia Bustamante of Hawaii. Bustamante also won the Optional Talent Competition.

The Optional Runway competition was won by Chloe Kasey of South Carolina, and Miss Congeniality was awarded to Oliva Escalante of Virginia.

 

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Skylar Bruneel of Tennessee crowned Mini Miss Cosmos United States 2019 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/skylar-bruneel-of-tennessee-crowned-mini-miss-cosmos-united-states-2019/ Wed, 03 Jul 2019 16:32:20 +0000 https://www.misscosmosunitedstates.com/?p=4109

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BRISTOL, VA. On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, Skylar Bruneel of Rockwood, Tennessee was crowned Mini Miss Cosmos United States 2019.

Skylar is 6 years old and resides in Rockwood, Tennessee where she will be entering first grade at Ridgeview Elementary. Her hobbies include dancing, singing at church, playing softball, playing golf with her daddy, shopping with her mommy and mimi, helping her papaw on the farm, and doing crossword puzzles with her nanny. She loves her two pets, Glitter (her cat) and Daisy Mae (her miniature schnauzer). She loves her country and supports the military as her daddy is a Sailor in the US Navy. Being a Navy brat has allowed her to visit over 20 states before the age of 5.

In addition to winning the crown, Bruneel also won the optional Talent, optional Interview, and optional Runway competitions, as well as being named Miss Congeniality.

Rounding out the Top 4 are:

3rd runner up: Makenna Ross of North Carolina

2nd runner up: Lanie Dunn of Kentucky

1st runner up: Stephanie Leon of Florida

Our Photogenic winner is Karsynn Willis of West Virginia and People’s Choice is Makenna Ross of North Carolina.

Our optional Fitness winner is Makenna Ross of North Carolina.

The State Costume Winner is Lanie Dunn of Kentucky.

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