It was so nice to talk to you today. After we hung up the phone, I couldn't help but keep thinking about how lucky I am to have met you this year. You are such a classy woman, and if I don't tell you enough, I adore you. You have always been so supportive, kind, and loving to me. Plus you always tell me how proud you are of me and that really does mean a lot. So, I know how busy you are with preparation for the pageant, but don't forget that the best prize that Mrs. United States 2004 win, is you friendship. Thank you for all you do, and for opening your heart up to me this year. You are wonderful.
Melissa Felkl, Mrs. Vermont United States 2004
It was a pleasure to meet you and your staff; they did an outstanding job. I was very impressed with how smoothly the pageant went. The accommodations and meals were incredible. I also thought it was wonderful that you were personally involved in our activities, especially the night out in Las Vegas. Your passion and devotion to the Mrs. United States National Pageant is what makes it so special. Thank you for an incredible once in a lifetime experience!
Shanna Hill, Mrs. Missouri United States 2004
I just wanted to thank you again for putting on such an incredible pageant. I had such a great time and it will always be a memory I treasure. Thank You!
Whitney DuPont-Catoire, Mrs. Mississippi United States 2004
I want to take this time to say thank you for everything you did to make the Mrs. United States National Pageant a success. I had a great time and met 53 wonderful women. You have a great staff and I look forward in working with you and your staff as the new director of the Mrs. Mississippi United States National Pageant.
Janet Harrah, Mrs. Arkansas United States 2004
Just a note to let you know that I had a wonderful time!!!! Vegas was great, and so were the people involved with the pageant! I really learned so much about competing at the national level, and about myself. All of the women in this pageant were quality; I made so many friends. Thank you so much for the experience.
Mandie Litton, Mrs. Colorado United States 2004
I wanted to let you all know what an amazing time I had at the Mrs. United States National Pageant! It was an honor to represent Colorado at such a prestigious pageant system! I know that Edrienne will do an amazing job and will represent our United States and this pageant system well!
I loved the experience that I had and wouldn't change it for the world! Not many women make it to the high caliber of competition that I was honored to be a part of. It was a chance of a lifetime and a memory I will never forget!
Pamela Cook-Correia, Mrs. New Hampshire United States 2004
I just wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude to you and your wonderful staff for such a magical week at the national pageant in Las Vegas. The new 52 friendships I have fostered are priceless and the experience of working with the talented choreographer on a Las Vegas stage will forever remain a highlight of my summer of 2004! Every time I think of nationals, a huge smile is placed on my face, it truly was a very positive experience. Lastly, I am truly elated that such a graceful, sweet, intelligent, genuine lady was crowned to represent all of the married women of the United States; Edrienne will do us all so very, very proud!
Andrea Preuss, Mrs. United States 2003
It was so nice to talk to you today. After we hung up the phone, I couldn't help but keep thinking about how lucky I am to have met you this year. You are such a classy woman, and if I don't tell you enough, I adore you. You have always been so supportive, kind, and loving to me. Plus you always tell me how proud you are of me and that really does mean a lot. So, I know how busy you are with preparation for the pageant, but don't forget that the best prize that Mrs. United States 2004 will win, is you friendship. Thank you for all you do, and for opening your heart up to me this year. You are wonderful.
Kristina Deignan, Mrs. Virginia 2003 & 1st Runner-up at the Mrs. United States National Pageant®
I would like to express my gratitude to all of Isabella's team of truly wonderful people. I met so many terrific women that I will never forget. Especially, my room mate, Halle Mims, Mrs. Alabama, 2003. She is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. I feel very blessed to have met her.
I must say that representing the State of Virginia at the Mrs. United States National Pageant was an honor. I truly appreciate all the support from family, friends, and the people of Virginia. A warm thanks goes out to my director, Garry, who made sure I was totally taken care of. I will honor my title and continue to represent the married of Virginia. I will forever cherish all the beautiful memories... Thank you, Isabella.
Donna Brown, Mrs. Rhode Island United States 2003
Hello Ladies! What an honor to have been part of such an amazing group of ladies! Each of you all shine in many different beautiful ways! Always believe in you! Thank you to Isabella, Catherine , Mary Jo , Bonnie and the entire staff for all your efforts in making this pageant the best ever! Special thanks to the ladies in my dressing room, I couldn't have made it without you! And finally to Andrea - Mrs. United States 2003, You were absolutely stunning! Congratulations and enjoy your reign! Much Happiness And Success To All!
Laura Kaminer, Mrs. South Carolina United States 2003
Participating in the 2003 Mrs. United States National Pageant is an opportunity I will always treasure. There is rarely an event when you are in the same company with 52 beautiful, intelligent and accomplished women representing every state and territory. The experience is one that every woman should have, yet so few are offered. I am honored to be a part of that elite group. Thank you Isabella and staff for continuing to pursue excellence year after year!
Jennifer Morris, Mrs. Illinois 2003
What an amazing pageant! There was so much style and grace. I was glad I was not a judge. To Isabella and her staff many thanks. You made it a wonderful experience. I felt like a queen for a week not just a day. I met some very unique girls. They were all there in hopes to win the crown. I feel they made a great choice. I pray for Andrea and her family that they may shine on the world in a very positive way. To everyone else NEVER give up!!!!!! God Speed Your Love.
Carla Smith, Mrs. Louisiana 2003
Having experienced the Mrs. United States National Pageant was an incredible adventure that I will treasure for a lifetime. What an honor it was to attend the pageant and represent my state with a tremendous amount of support from my city, family and friends. I felt very proud to walk across the stage with my sash on. I thought that my performance was my best and it was great to get many comments from other contestants, husbands and audience members. Competing gave me the opportunity to meet a large number of incredible women who were unique in their own way. We all seem to have a cause that we devoted our time toward which proves the point that married women are confident and dedicated to making a difference. Thanks goes out to Isabella and her staff for making the pageant experience memorable especially with Robin Leach as the MC. I encourage everyone to jump at the chance to compete for the Mrs. United States title. You are sure to have the time of your life.
Christine Stellino Mrs. Michigan 2002
Competing in the Mrs. United States National Pageant 2002 was an experience of a lifetime! It was truly an honor to represent the State of Michigan. What an exquisite group of women I had the chance to compete with! I have made some wonderful new friends and have some wonderful memories that I will always be grateful for!!!!
Julie Knowles Mrs. Washington 2002
What makes this pageant so special are the women! Wow, what a wonderful group of ladies! I was so blessed to have met you all, THANK YOU! We all have lived our lives as wives, mothers, and giving women who truly care. There is no better woman than a woman with her heart and soul loving and giving to her family and others. Running in this pageant is an exciting adventure, the heart of the true heart of the pageant are the men who loved us, the men who married us and helped us become the loving women we are today! Thank you husband for all you have given me, for many days I spent away from you, for all your caring words to carry me through the pageant. I am forever your wife, I love you!
Javella Simmons, Mrs. Georgia 2002
It was an honor and privilege to participate in the Mrs. United States National Pageant. The experience was awesome and one that I will treasure.
Connie Schwartz, Mrs. Oregon 2002
The food was terrific, the friendships formed were memorable, the accommodations were great, and the pageant was magnificent! Thank you so much for staying with this for so many years.
Dana Werts, Mrs. Kansas 2002
The Mrs. United States National Pageant was to me a wonderful and life enriching event. I had a marvelous week and made many new and hopefully, lifelong friends. Thank you for your commitment and hard work in promoting the world's married women!
Lisa Abeyta, Mrs. Colorado 2002
I just wanted to thank you all again for the wonderful week I had attending the Mrs. United States National Pageant. It was truly a memorable experience; especially having my roommate Jennifer Turner crowned our latest Queen.
Maureen Reese, Mrs. Alaska 2002
I would like to say how much I enjoyed participating in the Mrs. United States National Pageant. I have never experienced anything like it and I will always cherish the memories of our whirlwind week in Las Vegas. I also walked away a better person for the wonderful friendships that I made during pageant week.
Amy Garner, Mrs. Arkansas 2002
First of all, I would like to tell you what a good time I had in Las Vegas. Competing in the Mrs. United States National Pageant was such a wonderful experience. I met so many wonderful women and had so much fun. The memories and friendships I made will last forever.
Angela Glaude, Mrs. Rhode Island 2002
I have never in my life met 52 incredible women as I did in the Mrs. United States National Pageant; it was the most amazing time I have ever had and I would like to thank each and every one of them.
Kimberly Kogler, Mrs. California 2001
I had such an amazing time being a part of such a great organization and exciting production. The staff treated you like royalty and were so genuine and sincere. This was a life changing experience and one I will never forget. Thank-you to Isabella and staff for an unforgettable moment in time!!!
Lauri R. Kidd - Mrs. Alaska 2001
I would like to thank all the contestants for making this event a very memorable time in my life. It's nice to be able to say that I know at least one person in each State and plus three countries. It's been great keeping in contact with everyone. The Pageant Booklet is like having another yearbook of your life and a book of new friends. Even though it was fast paced during our stay in Las Vegas, each one of us made a connection with someone that we will remember forever. Even our husbands that were able to make it to this event made some good friends as well with the contestants' husbands and families. Anyone that would like to visit Alaska make sure to stop to see me, you will always have a tour guide here and at least one home cooked meal! Take care and good luck to all future Mrs. Alaska contestants.
Heather Richey - Mrs. Wyoming 2001
It was an honor to be a part of such a wonderfull pageant. It is refreshing to see events like this one that still promotes marriage and recognizes women for their countless hours of service and community involvement that they render all over the United States. The delegates were beautiful, the staff was wonderfull and the experience was just amazing. Again - what an honor!
Michele Zielinski, Mrs. Indiana 2001
Thank you so much for giving me an opportunity to compete in the Mrs. United States National Pageant. It was wonderful to be a part of it.
Amy Bell, Mrs. New York 2001
The Mrs. United States National Pageant was a life-changing and rewarding experience for me. Not only did I meet many amazing women from across the country, but I made a new lifelong friend in Mrs. Hawaii! Thank you for making my dreams become a reality.
Donna Perkins, Mrs. Louisiana 2001
Being a world champion dancer, I have traveled and competed all over the world, but I can truly say the Mrs. United States National Pageant was an experience I will treasure forever. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I am proud and honored to have represented the state of Louisiana. Thanks to all the staff for treating us all like real queens.
Michelle Krumberger, Mrs. Colorado 2000
Thank you for the marvelous, life-changing experience I had at the Mrs. United States National Pageant! I met wonderful women, and have been inspired to raise the bar and set new goals in my own life!
Gilda Seymour, Mrs. Mississippi 2000
I want you to know how much I enjoyed being a part of the Mrs. United States National Pageant. Since returning home, I've received many e-mails from the other contestants, all saying that they had a truly memorable experience. I feel that I've made new friends for life.
Deborah Buchhammer, Mrs. Wyoming 2000
Thank you for a wonderful memory. I found the Mrs. United States National Pageant to be a very positive and rewarding experience. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me.
Alicia Young, Mrs. South Carolina United States 1999
I would like to thank the pageant for such a wonderful memory in my life. I like to look back and remember all of the wonderful women I got to know and admire. I would like to say hi to all of the former delegates of 1999 and goodluck to all that are getting ready to compete. As for myself, my husband and I are expecting another baby!!!! Yeah!!!!!
Andria Roberts, Mrs. Alabama 1999
I want to tell you how much I enjoyed the national pageant this year! It was a wonderful experience for me, one that I will never forget. All of the delegates were so beautiful and so kind to me.
Ginny Hintz, Mrs. Wisconsin 1999
It was a privilege to take part in such a glamorous pageant that pays tribute to married women. To be one of the semi-finalists was not only an honor but also a thrill!
Stacey Howe, Mrs. Arizona 1999
With such an extraordinary group of women, I was sure that whomever the judges chose would do a great job representing the United States. I have to commend the pageant staff. They made us all feel like movie stars with the red-carpet autograph signing party and the pre-coronation party. They are all incredible people and I admire their perseverance, persistence and professionalism.
Wendy L. Kohler, Mrs. Arizona 1998
I want to tell you how much I enjoyed the Mrs. United States National Pageant. It was such an honor to be there, and I must say I had the time of my life! The surprise reception in downtown Las Vegas was so spectacular I felt just like a movie star! The friends I made are priceless and so was the entire experience. Thank you and your staff for EVERYTHING!
Monica Brandner, Mrs. Alaska 1998
The pageant was a pinnacle experience for me. It was a shining star in the vast firmament of my experiences. I want to thank all the staff who worked so hard to make our time together one we will always treasure. I will never forget the Red Carpet Reception in downtown Las Vegas. What a treat! The ladies were beautiful inside and out, and I am honored to have had the pleasure of representing the married women of Alaska.
Heidi Ritz Stephens, Mrs. Washington 1997
I had a fantastic time in Las Vegas and was so proud to be part of your program.
Marvi Seijo Mrs. Puerto Rico United States 1997
To represent my country Puerto Rico as a territory of the United States was an incredible and amazing opportunity. I learned to be proud of my ethnicity and also keep my traditions and my culture alive. If someone offered me a chance to repeat or relive the experience again of course I'll be there. Thank you Isabella for placing trust in me.
Mirtica Winston, Mrs. Kansas 1997
It has been a delightful experience representing my state as Mrs. Kansas United States 1997. The pageant was a lot of fun and I shall never forget the special friendships gained from it.
Karen Kaplan, Mrs. Arizona 1997
It was a pleasure being part of such an extraordinary event, competing against so many beautiful, accomplished married women who give back so much to their communities.
Sherry Cox, Mrs. Arkansas 1997
What a wonderful pageant! I had such a great time. I met some of the most wonderful ladies with whom I had so much in common. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Being in national competition has only been a dream until now. Through my crown as Mrs. Arkansas United States, I have also been able to achieve some important accomplishments in my community. I thank you for this wonderful opportunity, and a chance to reach for my goals and dreams.
Patti Shank, Mrs. Delaware 1996
I had the most wonderful time and was treated like royalty by your caring staff. I was so happy for all the top ten. You run a very fair and loving pageant.
Jan Williamson, Mrs. Missouri 1996
Thanks for a great time at the 10th Mrs. United States National Pageant. While only one woman could be crowned, I truly believe everyone participating was a winner.
Tonja Oria, Mrs. Texas 1996
It was truly a pleasure to have met and made friends with all the people affiliated with this pageant. It is a memory I look forward to telling my grandchildren about, and I am proud to have represented my home state in this event.
Nancy Wheeler, Mrs. Massachusetts 1995
During our lifetime there are moments one will cherish forever; this is one of them. Thank you for a wonderful experience and lasting memories. I have come away from the nationals with a reaffirmation of family values and success as a woman.
Linda Watts, Mrs. Washington 1995
Thank you for having such a wonderful pageant. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Tracy Mitchell, Mrs. Louisiana 1995
The Mrs. United States National Pageant was so much more than I expected. I truly feel any contestant could have represented the United States (and they all do!). It was an honor to be among 51 beautiful women who all have big hearts and high standards.
Donna Clovis, Mrs. District of Columbia 1994
The Mrs. United States National Pageant brought together some of the most beautiful and talented married women in performance and friendship! My pageant experience has been exciting!
Alisa Cooper, Mrs. Ohio 1994
What an honor to be among so many beautiful and gracious ladies. I've made what I hope will be lasting friendships, and will treasure the memories of being a part of the 1994 Mrs. United States National Pageant. Thank you for a wonderful time.
Sheri Shepherd, Mrs. United States 1994
I've been in pageants for 10 years, and being in the Mrs. United States National Pageant was the best pageant experience I've ever had, not because I won, but because Isabella is the most caring and loving director in the business. She truly cares about the contestants!
Kristi Sherwood, Mrs. Arizona, 1993
I had a fantastic time pageant week and will keep it in my memory as one of those special times to remember and smile about. You were so good to us with letting us have our own time to ourselves and family. The pageant was a joy and I was proud to be a part of it.
Shirley Walters, Mrs. Arkansas 1993
I have had the opportunity to be in several national pageants and I can truthfully say that the Mrs. United States National Pageant was one of the best. The pageant was organized but fun, and the contestants were treated royally. I made a lot of lasting friendships.
Terri Bunch, Mrs. California, 1993
The caliber of women competing for Mrs. United States was phenomenal and I feel honored being a part of such a group.
Alicia Jacobs, Mrs. United States 1992
Becoming Mrs. United States is a Dream come true. In addition to the pride I feel, being Mrs. United States has opened many doors for me professionally. I am proud and honored to represent the married women of our country. It is a privilege I will always treasure and cherish.
Theresa Wood, Mrs. Pennsylvania 1991
Although I did not win, I truly felt like a winner. Representing my state in the pageant made my dream come true. It's a terrific concept to have a beauty pageant for married women.
Marcia Kray, Mrs. Iowa 1991
I've gotten to know some really special women because of this pageant. It's been a heady experience entering a world of glamour and beauty. I'll never forget it.