USA National Miss has received the distinction of being awarded the Best National Pageant of 2016, and founder and executive director, Jackie Watson, received the award for Best National Pageant Director at the American Model and Pageant Magazine’s “Best of the Best” awards gala in Chicago.
This marks the third national “best director” win for Jackie in three years, having also been recognized as the #1 National Pageant Director in America by The Pageant Planet in 2014, and winning the Prestige Director Award at the Prestige Pageantry Awards in 2015. USA National Miss has earned national recognition for the last three years as well, having been ranked in the Top 10 best national pageants for two years in a row by The Pageant Planet.
In addition to these huge wins, UNM’s creative director, Kayla Watson, was recognized as one of the Top 5 best pageant choreographers in the country. Kayla is the creative genius behind the pageant curtains, as the producer of the UNM national pageant. USA National Miss 2015, Katherine McQuade, and USA National Teen 2015, Caroline Dixon, also earned Top 5 recognition as stellar titleholders.
Winning the 2016 Best National Titleholder award was UNM’s own Kinsley Centers, Miss Gulf Coast. Congrats are also in order for UNM’s Miss New Jersey Jr. Teen, who was also recognize as a Top 5 best titleholder as a Jr. Teen.
In total, UNM took home four awards, also earning the award for Best Pageant Volunteer which was given to New Jersey’s Dawn Lego.
It was an incredible evening of national recognition for USA National Miss at the awards gala in Chicago. The American Model and Pageant Magazine’s “Best of the Best” awards show was held in Chicago June 11, 2016.
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