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Bailey Raye Soucy Miss Maine Elementary 2020

Updated: Oct 18, 2019


Bailey Raye Soucy Miss Maine Elementary 2020, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Mandy McQueen Photography. Makeup Flawless Pros, Stephanie Lyman and gowns by Blush Bridal and Formal.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Princess Bailey Raye Soucy Miss Maine Elementary 2020.


Full name: Bailey Raye Soucy

Title/Year: Miss Maine Elementary 2020

Pageant System: Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant/Young American Women of Service

Age: 9 years old

Zodiac sign: Scorpio

Hobbies: Dance, jumping on a trampoline, riding bikes, doing crafts, watching movies and playing with my new puppy, Belle.

Platform: Crown CARES and Unite Against Bullying ME

Years competed: 2016-present (4 years)

Countries visited: Canada, I live only a few miles from Canada!

Likes: Pizza, ice cream, dance, playing with my cat and puppy, spending time with my mom, pageants, hanging out with my friends, and children’s theater productions

Dislikes: chicken nuggets, and the dark.

Status: Single

World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.

I am nine years old and live in Maine, in the area which is only a few miles from Canada. I am in 4th grade and currently in the Gifted and Talented Program at my Elementary School. I am a student council class representative and just started my fifth year of ballet classes, third year of jazz and first year of tap. I LOVE studying dance. I am an animal lover, and have one cat and recently got a labra-doddle puppy for my birthday. I also participate in local Children’s Theater and love to travel with my mom to visit family.

World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you?

Women empowerment means a lot to me, because every girl should feel like they matter. Girls should be able to do anything they set their minds to, and they should feel equal to everyone. Girls should feel proud of who they are, no matter what they look like, because they mean a lot to the world and everyone who cares about them.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history.

I was six years old and in Kindergarten when I competed in my first local pageant. I won the 2016 Miss Vacationland Princess title, which was a preliminary pageant to Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant. I was the second runner up at my first time competing at the state pageant. After that I received the title of 2017 Miss Acadia Jr. Princess, I went back to the Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant in August of 2017, and won the title of 2018 USA National Miss Maine Princess.

In July of 2018, I competed at USA National Miss in Florida, which was my first national pageant. After my reign as the 2018 USA National Miss Maine Princess, I jumped right back in and competed in the first local preliminary pageant of the season, bringing home the title of 2019 Miss St. Croix Preteen. In August of 2019, I competed for the 2020 USA National Miss Maine Preteen and came in first runner up, and was also crowned 2020 Miss Maine Elementary for Young American Women of Service.

World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant?

When I was six years old, I went to support my friend, Rhianna Desjardins, as she competed in a pageant. After the pageant I asked my mom, “Mom can I be in a pageant?” she said “no, Bailey.” Then I said, “well you just don’t think I am pretty enough, do you?” A month later I was competing in my first pageant and won. I actually ended up competing against my friend that I went to support at the other pageant.

World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?

I chose to compete for my title because I loved being the USA National Miss Maine Princess. When I was the USA National Miss Maine Princess, I traveled the state of Maine, volunteering and promoting the Crown CARES. I even went to Canada for WE Believe, which is a youth empowerment conference, and was a guest speaker. I also gave radio interviews and talked to the teachers about bullying while I was in Canada. Now they have asked me back this year as a cohost. I honestly love going back to the Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant because I have so much fun and love competing.  It feels like a family to me. 

World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system, please tell us what is it about?

My pageant system is about spreading the word that bullying is not ok, and preventing it from happening through kindness and respect. We do this by promoting the Crown CARES, which stands for creating a respectful environment in schools and society.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?

During the competition, there are three areas that are being judged: interview, runway fashion and evening gown. In interview, the judges are looking for how you present yourself, what you know about the Crown CARES, and how you promote the national platform. In runway fashion, the judges are looking for confidence, energy and personality. In the gown portion, the judges are looking for confidence, grace and poise.  Each division is graded 1/3 of the total score, and there are a lot of optional categories to compete in. 

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition.

My friend Rhianna and I always seem to end up competing against each other. It has happened since my very first pageant, and happened at the last state pageant. The first time we competed at the Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant, I won the 2018 USA National Miss Maine Princess and she was the first runner up. I was very excited to win but I also felt disappointed that my friend didn’t win, because she did an amazing job. This year when we competed at the Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant, we again were both competing for the same title. We were the last two standing again, but this time her name was called for the new 2020 USA National Miss Maine Preteen. Although I was disappointed that I didn’t win the title, I was extremely happy and excited for her because she did an amazing job. No matter what the outcome is, we are always both supportive and excited for one another.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.

My platform is the Crown CARES. To promote the Crown CARES, I have volunteered at my local elementary school’s health fair. During the health fair, I ran a station and talked about the Crown CARES and how to prevent bullying. We even had the whole entire school sign an anti-bullying pledge. I have also done radio interviews to promote the Crown CARES, and even a radio Public Service Announcement. I travel to many local events and have a booth for information about the Crown CARES.  Last year, I even went to a youth empowerment conference called WE Believe in Saint John, New Brunswick. There I did a live radio interview and spoke to a room full of educators about what the Crown CARES is and why it’s important.

World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?

I have been in many parades, and I was invited by a local Senator to be an Honorary Page at the Maine State House.  As I mentioned, I went to a youth empowerment conference, WE Believe, in Saint John, New Brunswick. I also participated in the Read to ME Challenge and went to their local events.  I have given radio interviews and made radio public service announcements as well. Every year I go to a Unite Against Bullying Walk and I gave a presentation to my local rotary club on the Crown CARES.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements?

One of my biggest achievements was being asked to return to WE Believe 2020 in Saint John, New Brunswick Not only to be on stage for a short period, but to co-host the whole event. The first time I was at WE Believe, I was backstage talking to the Premier of New Brunswick (who I called a governor), but at the time I had no clue who he was. It didn’t click in my head, even when he had all his body guards around, that he was someone important so and I continued to just chat away. After he left, one of my sister queens asked, “Bailey do you know who that was?” I answered, “no, but he was really nice.” The whole time we were talking we were all laughing, including his body guards.

Another big achievement that I received this year was receiving awarded fourth runner up for the highest interview score out of over 100 girls and women.

World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?

Honestly, I don’t know. I love to talk and I love to be on stage. Every second that I am on stage I just can’t stop smiling. During interviews, I love to talk and tell stories, especially about my funny nickname. I always seem to run out of time and wish the conversation could keep going. But some people say my big brown eyes make me stand out.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.

Before my name was even called, my heart is pounding. When my name gets called, it’s like my heart freezes, my whole world stops and I cannot stop smiling. It is even heard to stop smiling when I get home.

World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?

When I first started pageantry, I thought pageants were about how pretty you were and the pretty dresses. But over the three years that I have been involved in pageants, I have learned that pageants aren’t about how “pretty” you are; they are about making new friends, becoming involved in your community and helping others. Throughout my journey in pageantry, I have not only made new friends across the state of Maine, US and Canada, but I have also received two silver and one gold Presidential Award for my community service hours. The pretty dress and getting all dolled up are just a bonus.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life?

Well, most people say that pageants help you come out of your shell, but not for me; I was never in a shell. Being involved in pageants have given me some amazing opportunities at such a young age. If I weren’t in pageants, my life would be pretty boring.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your self-esteem and body image?

I am only nine. I don’t have any self-esteem or body image issues.

World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?

It feels really good being a kid and knowing that you are helping others by showing them its ok to be who you are, and you don’t have to change a thing.

World Class Beauty Queens: What is your onstage strategy to win the judges over?

My onstage strategy is to keep smiling, maintain eye contact and let my personality shine. If I get really nervous I pretend that everyone in the audience is just my mom.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition?

I prepare for my competition by practicing my walks in my outfits and perfecting my poises. I practiced interview with my mom, Miss Michele and Miss Crystal, who are my coaches. Most of all, I make sure that throughout the year I promote the Crown CARES and go to events.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?

My tips for learning better pageant walks are staying confident, having sass and making sure you show your personality. I like to watch national pageants to keep up with the trends.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing the right pageant dress?

My tips for choosing the right pageant dress is to go to a dress shop and try on lots of different dresses. I figure out the colors and styles that look great on me with assistance from the dress shop and my mom. But most of all, make sure you find the dress that makes you feel the most confident. If you do not feel confident in your dress, it’s not the right one.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview?

My tips for winning interview are to always make eye contact, smile and make sure you always have something funny to talk about. Doing that will help the judges see your personality even more. Most of all, have fun. It’s ok to make mistakes, and if you do, try to turn it into something funny.

World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?

When I competed at USA National Miss, I stumbled a little during gown and I lost my smile and confidence. I wish that after I had stumbled I would have kept my smile and confidence.

World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?

During the onstage competition, girls sometimes stop smiling or lose eye contact, or they don’t know the walking pattern or follow the pageant rules.

World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience?

I do not have any profession modeling or acting experience, but that doesn’t mean that I do not want it.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2019 as a Queen?

My goal this year is to make several appearances to promote my pageant system and the Crown CARES. I also plan to do as much community service as possible.

World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?

The kind of legacy I want to leave behind is that everyone knows me as the girl who is always helpful and kind. If we all showed a little bit of kindness, the world would be a better place. World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview.

Bailey Raye Soucy Miss Maine Elementary 2020, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Mandy McQueen Photography. Makeup Flawless Pros , Stephanie Lyman and gowns by Blush Bridal and Formal.

Maine State Director and Executive Director of Crossroads

​Deb Landry is the president, founder and executive director of Bryson Taylor Inc., Crossroads Youth Center and is a bestselling, award winning children's author. With over 40 years of experience in business administration, management, coaching, consulting and publishing, Deb specialized in operational and organization management and holds certifications in life and parent coaching, wedding and event planning, professional image and etiquette consultant.

As a coach, she specializes in social awareness behaviors, personal growth, professional development and character education with a focus on developmental education to raise resilient and respectful youth. Over the past 17 years, she has added extensive pageant coaching experience specializing in interview and resume skills.

​A humanitarian, Deb is the co-founder, President-Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Crossroads, a 501-c3 nonprofit scholarship community art based organization, and has been recognized with several awards for her work including A Presidential Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Honorary, Rotary's Paul Harris Award, National Collegiate Director of the Year, National Director of the Year UNM, Best in Pageantry Awards for 3 years and the STAR Community Service Award, Deb has been interviewed and featured on NBC, CBS, national radio, and several publications including The Phoenix, USA Weekend Magazine, Raising Maine Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, Women's Day Magazine, and Child Magazine. She is the host of the new podcast Raising Cain, named for her blog of many years.

www.deblandry.com About our platform and our organization.

Crossroads Youth Center is  a 501c3 not-for-profit youth program that is organized and operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Their largest program, the Maine Academic Scholarship program, developed a scholarship pageant system 11 years ago as their major fundraiser and it has taken on a world of its own.

Crossroads  also host many programs focusing on character education and bullying prevention.  They produce the Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant , USA National Miss Maine, American Women of Service, American Women of Service ME, Young Maine Women of Service, Miss Maine Elementary, Primary and Preschool, Miss Sensational, and is has recently added Canada in 2019 with the North American Women of Service.

The state pageant, largest in the state of Maine with over 100 contestants annually, is proudly affiliated with USA National Miss Scholarship Pageant and the American Women of Service National Pageants to provide pageantry opportunities of the highest quality to females of all ages beyond the state level. It is their goal to provide girls and young women with the tools to enhance and develop communication, self-presentation and interview skills, allowing them to become resilient, community minded adults. Crossroads is proud to offer opportunities to earn college scholarships at the national level to assist them in their academic journey, striving to provide an opportunity that guides their participants to be community minded, resilient, strong and respectful citizens while learning to give back to the community where they live.

The pageant itself and the executive director have been awarded top 5 honors with the Pageant Planet three years in a row for best pageant , best prize package and best state director. “Our first pageant had only four contestants,” states Executive Director, Deb Landry, “and now 11 years later we are servicing over 100 women and young girls across the state with 13 local pageants. We have grown into a movement to serving over 16000 hours of community service annually.”

Crossroads Youth Center is a 501c3 charitable organization whose mission is to raise resilient children, youth, and teens by providing innovative programs that serve Maine youth to envision and navigate a course for a rewarding future that is characterized by achievement, independent thought, and social responsibility through education, mentoring and volunteering. For more information visit www.missmainepageant.com. About our platform and our organization.

Crossroads Youth Center is  a 501c3 not-for-profit youth program that is organized and operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Their largest program, the Maine Academic Scholarship program, developed a scholarship pageant system 11 years ago as their major fundraiser and it has taken on a world of its own.

Crossroads  also host many programs focusing on character education and bullying prevention.  They produce the Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant , USA National Miss Maine, American Women of Service, American Women of Service ME, Young Maine Women of Service, Miss Maine Elementary, Primary and Preschool, Miss Sensational, and is has recently added Canada in 2019 with the North American Women of Service.

The state pageant, largest in the state of Maine with over 100 contestants annually, is proudly affiliated with USA National Miss Scholarship Pageant and the American Women of Service National Pageants to provide pageantry opportunities of the highest quality to females of all ages beyond the state level. It is their goal to provide girls and young women with the tools to enhance and develop communication, self-presentation and interview skills, allowing them to become resilient, community minded adults. Crossroads is proud to offer opportunities to earn college scholarships at the national level to assist them in their academic journey, striving to provide an opportunity that guides their participants to be community minded, resilient, strong and respectful citizens while learning to give back to the community where they live.

The pageant itself and the executive director have been awarded top 5 honors with the Pageant Planet three years in a row for best pageant , best prize package and best state director. “Our first pageant had only four contestants,” states Executive Director, Deb Landry, “and now 11 years later we are servicing over 100 women and young girls across the state with 13 local pageants. We have grown into a movement to serving over 16000 hours of community service annually.”

Crossroads Youth Center is a 501c3 charitable organization whose mission is to raise resilient children, youth, and teens by providing innovative programs that serve Maine youth to envision and navigate a course for a rewarding future that is characterized by achievement, independent thought, and social responsibility through education, mentoring and volunteering. For more information visit www.missmainepageant.com.

Our National Partnership: 

The USA National Miss Scholarship Organization is our national pageant program for ages 4-25. UNM combines all the  excitement of pageantry with the high fashion and energy of a runway fashion show – while recognizing the personal achievement, community involvement and academic excellence of young women all across the USA. Their unique program is designed to award young women for their accomplishments, and to mentor them to reach their goals and unleash their true potential. USA National Miss awards six prestigious national titles and thousands in cash scholarships each summer at the national pageant. USA National Miss has been featured in the national media: Pageantry Magazine, MTV Made, Tiara Magazine, American Model & Pageant Magazine, The Pageant Planet, and Pageant Talk Radio just to name a few. With our unique approach, USA National Miss is changing the face of pageantry with the national director named the number 1 national director in 2015. For more information visit our national website at www.USANationalMiss.com.

The American Women of Service, is the child of national director Jasmine DeRier. Jasmine’s dream was to develop a national pageant for women who serve their community, representing the national platform and their own personal platform. Now in its fourth year AWOS has grown include Canadian citizens, Young American Women of Service and a noncompetitive program for young girls.

We Customize Your Pageant Experience 

Crossroads Productions is following the trend and joined USA National Miss, a fashion-forward system that allows our delegates the opportunity to combine their love of pageantry with other optional elements to custom design their pageant experience- whether your focus is on fashion and modeling, or talent, education, community service, and mentorship we have a division for you. We celebrate individuality! At our state pageant, each delegate will compete in evening gown, interview and the signature red carpet runway fashion show- a fun, exciting and upbeat runway fashion event where each delegate can showcase their unique sense of style and personality on a real runway. We will also be awarding distinguished optional titles: State Role Model, Supermodel, Hospitality Queen, Spokes Model, and Talented Miss, Miss Maine Preschool, Primary and Elementary to the first runners up in the jr. divisions, as well as additional optional divisions and state titles where delegates can earn crowns, awards and prizes. 

We skillfully mix social events within the competition so that delegates can have fun, meet new friends from across the state, and take home memories they will cherish for the rest of their lives. We also encourage community involvement and charity work through our platform, The Crown CARES, (creating a respectful environment in schools). And in keeping with the tradition of pageantry, our system encourages young women to be graceful, articulate, accomplished females with strong values and self worth.

CP represents a positive approach to pageantry – no swimsuit competition, no experience necessary, no mandatory talent and no make-up in our younger divisions, all females are invited, age 1 week to 99!. We strive to develop leadership, public speaking and communication skills while building self-confidence among the state and nation’s young women.

Custom Design Your Reign

Knowing that each young woman who participates in our program has unique talents, gifts, goals and interests, we fashioned our program so that our state royalty can custom design their reign to align it with their own personal goals in order to achieve their dreams. Whether their interests are geared toward a career in modeling, talent development, or  want to further your charity work, make friends or find mentorship opportunities, we will provides a platform to fulfill dreams. Having a unique focus and custom designed plan for each queen allows for personal growth, success and fulfillment during their reign and beyond. In addition, their royalty participate in a variety of activities together, forming a bond of sisterhood that is sure to last a lifetime.

Crossroads offer many different ways young ladies and women can compete, and have secured many local titles to promote our great state of Maine: Crossroads’ Maine Academic Scholarship Pageant owns and has trademarked the follow titles as of August 2011:

Miss Maine Pre-School TM

Miss Maine Primary TM

Miss Maine Elementary TM

Miss MS Mrs. Maine, American Women of Service TM

Young American Women of Service TM

Royal Prince and Princess Academy TM

Miss Sensational Pageant TM (A pageant for young girls with disabilities)

Miss Pine Tree TM

Miss Dirigo TM

The Crown CARES

State and National Platform:

The Crown CARES (Creating A Respectful Environment in Schools/Society)  is specifically designed for volunteers, pageant systems and peer ambassadors who wish to promote awareness as a platform on the epidemic of bullying in schools, to cultivate a safe environment and most importantly teach skills to develop social responsibility and character education in school-age children, youth and teens and is modeled after the Unite Against Bullying Project.

Designed to raise awareness of positive social behaviors, bullying and harassment prevention, and to give practical solutions, the easy how to manual is available and provided to the participants, provides the general knowledge, research, resources and practical advice necessary to incorporate steps and measures for your program to effectively promote awareness of bullying prevention, harassment and creating a safe school environment.

The Crown CARES program outlines the definition and simple solutions of the age-old problem of bullying. While there are no grandiose or magical explanations, intellectually understanding the importance of good character, and bullying prevention as well as developing and maintaining a program in or out of school is what Crown CARES has put at the forefront is placing the representatives in a reputable place in their community. The author, Deb Landry, stated that “it is our responsibility as adults, community leaders, caretakers and human beings to nurture the delicacy of our youth. We can only accomplish this by ongoing improvements and continuing education with the youth’s safety as the principal purpose.”

Excerpts from this program were taken from the workbook, The Comfort Zone and by Meline Kevorkian, ED., Robin D’Antona, ED. and Deb Landry, Maines Best Practice Manual, and Sticks Stones and Stumped children’s book and workbook by Deb Landry, and the Unite Against Bullying Program by Deb Landry, published by Bryson Taylor Publishing. The Crown CARES program is also available as Unite Against Bullying ME for non-pageant people who wish to be advocates for the mission. More information is available at www.crowncares.org. The program and logo is researched based and is copyrighted. 

Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org

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