Skip to comments.African-American California girl brings home International Pageant Crown
Posted on 08/10/2004 4:42:18 PM PDT by beautyqueen
The Cinderella Scholarship Pageant has long been established as one of the most revered youth development programs in the world. Cinderella, founded in 1976, to date has awarded over one million dollars in awards and scholarships at the local, state, national, and international levels. The Cinderella International Finals were held July 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the state of the art Cashman Field Theater. This week long grand adventure filled with themed parties, excitement and "Cinderella Magic" had in attendance close to 350 young ladies, from a dozen different countries around the world, aged 3-27. This was a special year for a delegate from the state of California who took home California's first Overall International crown since 1979. Singing "My Man's Gone Now" from Porgy and Bess, Lana Henry of Chino, California won the coveted title of 2004-05 International Cinderella Woman. She is the first African-American woman to ever win this International crown in Cinderella's 28 year history. Miss Henry takes home a prize package worth close to $10,000 including a substantial cash prize, custom crown, banner, custom trophy, fur and rhinestone trimmed robe, custom scepter, and trips to the Cayman Islands, Disney World, and more. Not only will Miss Henry have an opportunity to serve as a role model for young girls everywhere, but she will also represent Cinderella Pageants at various functions. Her official duties include attending Cinderella local, state, and national pageants in the USA and other countries, attending conferences, community service events, parades, being a guest performer at various engagements, and promoting her personal platform during her reign. Miss Henry's participation in the Cinderella program has been sponsored by business owner Chester Stowers of Chester's Frame and Fender, a custom autobody shop in Montclair, California.
Miss Henry currently works as a sworn Deputy Probation Officer at a Los Angeles County Probation Camp, and has been with the probation department for six years. Miss Henry has worked with at-risk and delinquent youth for the past nine years and is committed to empowering young people to help them be successful in life. Her personal platform deals with female offenders and youth development issues in programming. She has written a 60 page proposal for special programming for female offenders, and plans to write a book on leadership and female development. Miss Henry has recently completed a Masters of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership and Graduate Certificate in Human Resources, and will begin a Ph.D. program late next year. A graduate of Azusa Pacific University, Miss Henry has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Pre Law studies, and an Associate of Arts degree in Performing Arts.
In her spare time, Miss Henry enjoys singing opera, tap dancing, surfing the Internet, modeling, and acting. After close to 15 years in the pageant industry, she has started her own consulting, coaching, training, and event planning business called Pageant Style Productions out of Ontario, California. Through pageantry and performing arts Miss Henry has graced stages all over California, New York, Las Vegas, Florida, Washington D.C., Mexico, Japan, and Carnival Cruise lines. She has been a modeling and acting instructor for John Robert Powers International, Silhouette International Modeling and Kidz Talent. Some of her other pageant tittles include Miss International Beauty, National Ms American Rose, Miss Angelic Queen of America, Miss West Coast, Miss California Coed, Miss Upland, Miss Chino, and more. Miss Henry is the daughter of Eric Mellby of La Jolla, California, and La Anita Henry of Lancaster, California.
The International Cinderella Woman division is open to young women single or married, ages 18-26, from any where in the world. The competition consist of a one on one personal interview with each judge, a talent segment, casual wear modeling with personal introduction, and evening gown competition with a surprise onstage question. This year the International Cinderella Woman royal court included 1st alternate Kristin Connor (Alabama), 2nd alternate Erin Nurss (Arizona), 3rd alternate Chelsie Darling (Virginia), and 4th alternate Rori Glover (Arizona). Also crowned International royalty at the grand finals were: Allison Taylor (Alabama) Cinderella Tot, Alyssa Mezzatesta (Arizona) Cinderella Mini-Miss, Victoria Cowen (Florida) Cinderella Miss, and Brittany Mazur (Arizona) Cinderella Teen.
The Cinderella Scholarship Pageant holds local competitions all over California and in many states of the USA. For more information about Cinderella Scholarship Pageants or to see pictures from Internationals go to www.cinderellapageant.com. To contact Miss Henry or to inquire about scheduling her to speak, perform, MC, Judge, or be a guest at your next event write to Misspageantstyle@aol.com
That's very nice. Welcome to FR but this a bloggers and personal post, so don't be surprised if it's moved.
We need pics......and a link.
Advise her to stay away from bad apples and to never move in with seven short guys. ;^)
Oddly enough she was Miss Native American first *LOL*
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