It’s the week before the 2019 Royal International Miss international delegates leave for the pageant. To celebrate, I will be uploading seven posts this week introducing some of the contestants to the readers of The Queen Next Door. Let’s get to know some of the Ms contestants today.
Hi everyone, my name is Makeva Armant-Muhammad. I’m a 27-year old newlywed, Assistant Professor and Business Owner. I enjoy sharing my love for languages, cultures and exploration, and I am super excited to meet my RIM family in Orlando. See you soon!
Aloha from Ms. Hawaii. My name is Kirstie Naone. I am a 25-year-old ESL teacher, paint & sip party host, zumba lover, and a new fan of half-marathons. I recently earned my master’s degree, but I am saving up to further my education. I love to learn new things and I am excited to meet all my sister queens in Florida. Safe travels and best wishes to everyone. ❤️
Hello! My name is Holly Garcia and I’m the reigning Ms. Massachusetts Role Model. I currently work full time as an ABA Therapist for a public school system and I’m a full time night student at Massachusetts School of Law. I spend all of my free time volunteering for my community. I’m the President of the Board of Directors for the Everett Citizens Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors for Kappa Delta Phi National Affiliated Sorority, a Brownie Girl Scout Troop Leader, a Faith Formation Leader, and I coach Pop Warner and Varsity Cheerleading. My personal pageant platform is overcoming addiction and I actively advocate to stop the stigma surrounding addiction. I’m looking forward to competing this July at Internationals!
Hey, everyone. Christina White, your reigning Royal International Ms UK. I’m a law graduate and business owner currently studying to become a trainer in Aesthetics and Beauty. My biggest pleasure in life is learning new skills and the newest addition to my skill set is designing and making my own outfits. I’m looking forward to revealing my hard work at Internationals and hopefully inspiring others to do the same in the future.
Hello Everyone! My name is Aidan Murphy, current reigning Ms. Golden State. I love dancing and am an MBA candidate at Pepperdine University. I am so excited to meet everyone in July!
Hi everyone, my name is LeAndra Grant. I’m a 27 year old Dyslexia Therapist, and competitive cheer and dance coach. I enjoy traveling, cooking, and reading in my spare time. I will graduate this upcoming December from Arkansas State University with my Master’s degree in Early Childhood Services, and start my doctoral program at Vanderbilt University in January 2020. I cannot wait to be back at RIM Internationals and meet new pageant sisters and reconnect with old friends.
I am Victoria Bartley, your Ms. Cherry Blossom. Im a crafty soul who leaves a bit of glitter where ever I go, litterally! My home business allows me to express my artistic talent adding a bit of bling ans sparkle to custom gift items. I currently live in Iwakuni Japan with my husband who is in the United States Navy. I am excited to return to RIM for another year meeting all my beautiful and talented sash sisters from around the WORLD!
That’s all for today! This was the last contestant group of the We Are RIM segment. My next posts will be updating you all on my journey to Internationals where I finish packing, learn the opening number dance, and practice for competitions.
Until next time,