UNM’s Executive Director, Jackie B. Watson, and her daughter, Kayla Watson, who serves as Creative Director, are writing a devotional book specifically for pageant girls. The mother-daughter duo who is set on changing the heart of pageantry for good, announced that their book, entitled Spotlight or God’s Light? will be released April 13, 2017 – on Kayla’s 22nd birthday. They also revealed that current and former UNM queens will have the opportunity to be featured in it with their own faith stories.
“Spotlight or God’s Light is a 30-day journey that will help you balance your love for the spotlight with your desire to be in God’s light, while inspiring you to use your faith to make an impact in pageantry,” said Jackie, whose third book The Queen Code is slated to be released in June 2017. The pageant girl’s devotional will be sold online through Amazon, and other retailers, as well as through the publisher, Bryson Taylor Publishing. It will also be available at UNM Nationals this July.
The book is being heralded as the first of its kind, as it is a devotional geared specifically toward pageant girls and the challenges they face in the pageant spotlight.
“Through this 30-day devotional, each day will find you renewed, refreshed and inspired to begin allowing your faith and fame to coexist so you can use your faith to make an impact on others in the realm of pageantry,” said Jackie.
Through Biblical insight, real life stories, and impactful and thought provoking daily reflection, readers will learn how to let their eternal crown shine as brightly as the one on your head.
“This 30 day journey is about finding who you are and what God wants you to do where you are – and not being afraid to do just that,” said Kayla.
Jackie and Kayla will be sprinkling stories submitted by queens throughout the book, and are taking submissions on how faith can be use to impact others in pageantry. To submit your story for the chance to be featured, CLICK HERE. Submissions are due February 1, 2017.
About the Authors
Kayla Watson is the Creative Director of USA National Miss Scholarship Pageant, one of America’s most prestigious and fastest growing pageant systems. At only 21 years old, she has produced all the national pageant productions for several years for the award winning national pageant system to live audiences and thousands of viewers across the world. Having been in the pageant world through most of her youth and teen years as a successful titleholder, Kayla attained prestigious state and international pageant titles, modeled for major brands, and has been the face of numerous beauty campaigns. This avid blogger enjoys inspiring others to show God’s love to all people, fashion design, and all things Jesus.
Jackie B. Watson is the founder and executive director of USA National Miss Scholarship Pageant, and author of Winning The Crown. This three-time national award winning pageant director has changed the culture of pageantry with her mantra of positive pageantry, coupled with an insatiable desire to inspire and empower young women while sharing her faith. Despite her professional accomplishments, this proud mom counts her two kids as her biggest life accomplishments, having raised her son Jacob and daughter Kayla to love Jesus as much as she does.