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Mrs. United States Celebrity Judges for 2013:

Bill Hall

Head Judge

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Bill grew up as an Marine Machine Gunner in Viet Nam ('66-'67). After working as a Police Officer (NYC) and Contract programmer, he served as a senior logistician (Major - Army Reserve - Retired) in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm ('90-'91). After coming home, he met and married, Janice, his wartime pen-pal. They reside with their family in the capital area of New York.  Competitive by nature, Bill's semi retirement has found many outlets. At one time, he web mastered revolutionary multimedia web sites for all of the national United States titles plus Montana and Colorado USA. He has accumulated 15 Independent Film Awards for his High and Standard Definition Video, Editing, and Sound work while developing a multi-camera live event video production system (geared toward pageants) that results in that big televised production look for organizations with a tiny budget.  Bill is no stranger to pageants, his pageant training videos were used successfully by three delegates to capture the Mrs United States crown and he personally helped Stephanie Hunt (2007) and Shannon Ford (2011). His Pageant Help series (Launched 2006) has prepared ladies worldwide to capture 82 National and 13 International Titles by the end of 2011. The latest version of the "Pageant Help DVD (set)" is available on Amazon.Com.

Stepahnie Hunt

A graduate of Western Michigan University and past President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Stephanie Hunt is Mrs. United States 2007. She has championed the cause of rare disorders both nationally and internationally since discovering that her son Donnie was afflicted with Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome. She has acted as a spokesperson for NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders, since his diagnosis and has been recognized at Congress by the House of Representatives for her efforts. She is an inducted member of the Esteemed Women of Michigan. In her capacity as both mentor and coach, she is dedicated to furthering the goals of young women. Stephanie is involved in various levels of pageantry and has judged all facets of competition. Stephanie is the Michigan Director for the Miss United States organization and the CEO/President of Ms. World International Pageant.

Craig Hosking

When visionary directors like Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, John Woo, Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg need to bring thrilling action and complicated aerial stunts to the big screen they turn to the professional Craig Hosking. Craig has flown 200 types of airplanes and 100 types of helicopters. Craig has worked on over 200 movies as stunt pilot or second director as well as in hundreds of television commercials. He has 25 years experience in the television and film business. Some of his more famous films have been, the Indiana Jones Movies, The Aviator, Mission Impossible, The Dark Knight Movies, James Bond, Inception, Second Hand Lions, and Craig is currently working on the The Lone Ranger staring Johnny Depp.  People like Leonardo DeCaprio and Clint Estwood (who he taught how to fly) are on a first name basis with Craig. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Craig maintains a diverse and fulfilling personal life. As husband of the beautiful, fitness guru Kelly Mac Hosking, he is the proud Father of three wonderful children and grandfather to a cute little three year old grandson.  Craig loves touring on his Harley and skiing in park City Utah!

Kelly Hosking

 At age 9, Kelly and her family were part the first wave of Vietnamese Refugees to come to America after the “Fall of Saigon” with only the clothes on their backs. Thankful to be in the “Land of Dreams” Kelly worked hard to shape her life. She received her first fitness certification over 20 years ago and it has been love with the fitness industry ever since. Kelly is widely known for developing a system of Pilates call “MAC PILLATIES”. It is the most effective and strengthening combination of movements that help strengthen the body in every way, especially the core. Kelly is known by A- Listers as a “Fitness Guru” and they use her help in getting and keeping their bodies in shape. This Fitness Guru has over 19 fitness certifications under her belt that allows her to customize workouts for her private clients. She has a deep connected passion for fitness and health and a balanced mindset in the approach.  She is the wife of Ariel Film Director and pilot, Craig Hosking and is the proud Mother of 16-year-old Michelle who is an aspiring actress. She calls Michelle her good luck charm and loves being mother to such a special daughter like Shelly.

Jeffrey Roth, MD

Dr. Roth is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He currently serves as the President of the Las Vegas Plastic Surgical Society. Dr Roth’s private practice garners “Best Doctor” awards for his work from multiple sources. He enjoys an excellent reputation as a plastic surgeon to celebrities, models, showgirls and former beauty contest winners and he has recently become involved in the professional boxing world, repairing the wounds of several world champions. Dr Roth manages to find time to be involved in numerous medical, charitable, and educational activities and is also a well known author and lecturer.



    Catherine Barnard- Administrative Director



Sheila Strassburg- Sheila Strassburg: The Mrs. United States Pageant endorses and highly recommends Sheila Stassburg as your Hair and Make Up expert for the national pageant experience. Sheila is highly skilled and her work is of the highest caliber in the pageant industry. If you would like to contact Sheila email: sheilastrassburg@yahoo.com

JAY JOSEPH - Master of Ceremonies

For the past 31 years, Jay has been performing on both coasts in musical theater, production shows, headlining with his own act on several cruise lines, as well as performing on television & radio. He appeared as Billy Flynn in a National Tour of CHICAGO and currently performs at The Suncoast Hotel & Casino in The Hit Parade and is happy to be Emcee for the United States Pageants since 2004.

In addition to performing, Jay’s owns and operates ATOM Las Vegas, an interactive event & entertainment company. His troupe performs for local Restaurants, Hotels & Casinos, Corporate & Convention events & Team Building. His interactive Murder Mysteries were featured on Royal Caribbean & Norwegian Cruise lines.

NATALIE CARSON - Choreographer

Natalie is very excited to be back for her 4th year as choreographer for
the Mrs. United States Pageant. Her 27 years in the pageant industry
include participant, lead emcee/vocalist, judge, choreographer and
production assistant. She has been a professional entertainer for over 17
years and her career has taken her all over the United States, Japan and
Australia, where she has appeared on PBS, HBO and CBS. Natalie
currently performs with the “Swing City Dolls,” in the Comedy Musical
“Nunsense,” and in the Broadway Musical “Company,” where she also
choreographed and staged “Side By Side.” Natalie was most recently
production assistant with Grammy award-winning songwriter and
producer David Foster, in his shows at the Mandalay Bay. She has
worked with many artists including Donna Summer, Chaka Khan,
Donnie Osmond, Charice and Paul Anka. Natalie has been a lead emcee
featured vocalist, production assistant and choreographer with the Jr.
Teen, Teen, Miss and Ms. United States Pageants and the Arizona and
International Cinderella Scholarship Programs for numerous years.
Natalie is looking forward to working with all of the Mrs. United States
Delegates this week. Good Luck Ladies!

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