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Brittany Sayre 2019 Pure International Miss


Brittany Sayre 2019 Pure International Miss, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photo by Elizabeth Clary, Hair and Make Up by Puresk

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Brittany Sayre 2019 Pure International Miss.


Full name: Brittany Sayre

Title/Year: 2019 Pure International Miss

Pageant System: Pure International Pageants

Age: 27

Zodiac sign: Taurus

Hobbies: Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, and Modern dance, sewing, crafting, snow skiing

Platform: Anxiety and Depression Awareness

Years competed: 9

Countries visited: Bahamas, going to the United Kingdom in January

Likes: Honesty, Loyalty, music, random history, the beach, animals, spending time with family

Dislikes: Unfairness, Bullying, Disrespect

Status: In a relationship

World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.

I am from a small town area on the border of Ohio and West Virginia and I work for the World's Only Mothman Museum.  I have a dog named Punkin whom I rescued and she is my best friend.  I also have three cats, Molly, Graycie, and Ines.  I am an only child and I am very close to my parents and family. Something interesting about me is that I have a birth defect in my brain called "Partial Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum," which we didn't even learn of til I was eighteen years old.  It means that the part of my brain that connects the two hemispheres of my brain to help them communicate and work together barely exists.  I have been told mine is paper thin.  I have been blessed that it has had a very mild affect on my life.  I have some difficulty with problem solving skills, it has caused some learning disabilities, and it is believed that it greatly affects my anxiety issues.  I don't let it get me down.  I just take everything as it goes and live my life. In some cases this defect can cause balance issues, as well as be found in those with Autism.  I have been dancing ballet since age 2 1/2 and snow skiing since about the same age.  We believe these activities helped in my development and lessened the effects.  I am a dance teacher at To The Pointe Dance Studio, and in my free time I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, and anything crafty.  

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

To me, women empowerment means knowing that women have the same rights and skills of anyone else, and should be given the same respect as men.  We all have our own special abilities and should be treated equally. All women are beautiful no matter their size, shape, or color.

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

I entered my first pageant at the age of 18.  Since then I have competed in many local, state, national, international, and hobby pageants. 

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

I had been interested in competing in pageants for quite some time, but I was in many other activities including dance, band, and color guard, so my free time was limited.  My mother wasn't sure of "beauty pageants" but told me when I turned 18 and could pay for it myself I could enter one if I wanted to, so I did.  I went into it not knowing anything about how pageants worked.  I gave it my all and in a great shock to me, I won!

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

I had been competing in the Pure system since 2011.  I knew that I loved what the pageant stood for and it's values.  It was where I felt at home.  I knew I wanted to compete for the International title.  

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

Pure International Pageants is a "Faith Inspired, Family Focused, and Community Service Driven" pageant system.  They hope to inspire everyone to #BeTheImpact in their community as well as all over the world!

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

At the International level of competition there are three required competitions including Personal Interview, National Costume, and Evening Gown.  When I competed, there was also an On Stage Self Introduction, however that part of the competition has been discontinued beginning with the 2020 pageants.  There are also fifteen different optional competitions you may choose to enter that do not effect your overall score, they are just for fun! 

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

My experience was amazing! Being able to reconnect with friends I have made during the past and make lots of new friends from literally all over the world was the best! Everyone from the staff to the competitors to the audience at Pure are there for each other and are always willing to lend a helping hand no matter what the need. We all have so much fun together throughout the week!

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

My platform is Anxiety and Depression Awareness. I chose this platform because I have suffered from severe anxiety and depression for many years.  I want to bring awareness of the situation and let other people who deal with it that it is alright and perfectly normal to talk about their struggles and not to be ashamed.  I also hope to help others learn how to help those with anxiety or depression by recognizing the signs and symptoms and how to help them cope. While it is not my actual platform, I have always been happy to volunteer for and donate to the Ronald McDonald House Charity.  This organization has helped people in my family in so many ways and I do my best to give back.  Each year for the past four years I have hosted a fundraiser pageant and encouraged the contestants to bring in "Wish List" items that I take to the house in Huntington, WV.

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

While most of my appearances are community service related, I have made several just appearances.  I visited the One Daytona Independence Day fireworks at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.  I attended the Mason County, WV Fair Queen's reception, the Gallipolis Car Club Annual Car Show, the Mason County CEO's Walk for Women for Breast Cancer Awareness, the Circleville Pumpkin Show, the Gallipolis, Ohio Veteran's Day Ceremony, Gallipolis in Lights Park Lighting, and The Ohio Statehouse Tree Lighting Event.  I am also a frequent visitor to local Elementary schools, The Ronald McDonald House, and many, many charity events where I volunteer.

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

Some of my achievements include receiving the Gold level of the President's Award for Community Service two times,  I am the only person to ever win every title offered to an age division for Pure International Pageants, I was awarded the Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award and American Choral Award in High School, and I am a certified Phlebotomy Technician and Certified Medical Office Assistant. 

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

I believe the best way I could answer this question is that I am just me. What you see is what you get.  I don't try to be anyone else.  I am proud to be the way I am and don't want to change it.  I am genuinely unique, and pride myself on being a kind, old fashioned, hard worker.

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

I honestly don't remember a lot about the moment because my knees and legs went out right after they called the first runner up and I was the one left standing! Many people thought I had fainted, but I can assure you I didn't.  I was very tired and in total complete shock that I had been chosen as the 2019 International Miss! To be honest with you, I am still in shock and its been almost six months! All I can really remember was lots of crying, lots of hugs, and lots of love.  It was a truly beautiful moment. My favorite part though, was walking off stage hand in hand with the other amazing ladies I competed with.  We made a great friendship during the pageant week, and I am so thankful for them!

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

To me, being a "Beauty Queen" isn't about being beautiful on the outside.  It is  what is in your heart that makes you truly beautiful.  Pageants and being a Queen are great ways for ladies and gentleman to get involved in their communities and help others.  When you have a title you have people who look up to you and want to be just like you.  Don't let them down.  Let your inner beauty shine bright and be a good example for others.

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

Competing in pageants has definitely changed and helped my life.  I have learned so many communication skills, gained self confidence, and met so many influential people.  It has helped me with my depression as it gives me purpose.  I have learned public speaking skills as well as just how to carry myself.  I have had so many great opportunities through pageantry that I would've otherwise never had.

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

Pageants have helped my self esteem greatly.  I never had much confidence in myself and competing in pageants helped me find it.  When I am on stage I feel amazing. It is an indescribable feeling.  While I still struggle with body image issues, pageants have helped me see things differently. I know it is okay to not be "perfect" and competing does help me feel better about myself. 

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

Honestly, I'm not sure how it makes me feel.  I don't feel like I am much of an inspiration.  We all have our own struggles and deal with them differently to overcome them.  I am very humbled by people and especially children who look up to me and find me inspiring.  I pride myself on being a good role model for everyone, and try my best to be the best example I can.

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

My strategy is definitely to just be ME! I try to get excited and pumped up before going on stage.  Sometimes I think of a favorite song that gets me ready and in the right mindset and I have even been known to jump up and down or dance backstage! When I walk out on stage I try to radiate the message of "this is me, I am here, I am confident" to the judges. 

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

To prepare for the competition I did many things.  I practiced my walk and poses pretty much anywhere I was, even at the store or work! I studied the mission statement of the pageant and what they stood for.  I practiced my speeches for optionals constantly in my head.  Of course, I prepared my wardrobe for the competitions, made sure my hair was in style, and my nails neatly done.  Before I knew it, it was time to travel to the pageant!

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

I find it very difficult to describe how to do a better pageant walk.  I always imagine "floating" as strange as that sounds.  Just keep your head held high, think to yourself "I am confident", and just feel the moment.  Don't try too hard or try to concentrate on something so much that it is obvious to the audience.  Simply go out and enjoy your shining moment!

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

My number one tip for choosing the right pageant dress is to find one that YOU love and feel amazing in!  I have had a dress or two that I wasn't completely in love with and it showed on stage.  I liked it, but it wasn't my favorite.  Make sure that it fits you correctly so that the dress doesn't wear you.  If it is too long, make sure you get it hemmed to the correct length.  Try to fix the dress you choose so that it fits you perfect in every way.  This way, you won't be worried about any wardrobe issues while competing.  Find one that is a color that matches your tone and personality.  Just remember, if you love the dress and feel great wearing it, it shows!

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

My tips for winning interview are of course, be honest in your answers.  The judges want to know about you and how you feel, not how someone else does.  Be genuine and polite.  Try not to speak too quickly and keep hand movements at a minimum.  Be sure to study how your system does interview (round robin, panel style, standing or sitting) so when you get there you are prepared and don't get anything unexpected.

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

I know I have made my share of mistakes in my time competing but the one thing I wish I could redo are the times I have gone out and not given it my full 110% for one reason or another and it showed.  I also have a tendency to trip over words while speaking, but I am still working on that.

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

We all make mistakes, that is what makes us human.  I would never call someone out on what I saw as a mistake.  However, I believe the most common mistake made by anyone is going to a pageant and competing and not having fun! Go out there, be yourself, make new friends, cherish every moment! Be a good sport! You've earned your chance to be there and worked so hard to get there so you should have fun and celebrate!

World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience?

I have been modeling for about ten years now.  I have modeled for various photographers and companies.  I have modeled for local fashion shows, a charity show in Chicago, and I have been honored to model in NYFW 2.0 by Art & Beauty Magazine twice, and I am going back in February.  I have been acting since I was about 9.  I started out acting for our studio's dance recitals, and was a member of the theater group in High School.  I have been on several television documentaries about the legend of my hometown, the Mothman. 

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2020 as a Queen?

In 2020, I will be in the last six months of my reign.  I want to do as much as I can to pack as much community services and events as I can before it's over.  We will be travelling to the UK, where I will get to attend and help with the Pure International United Kingdom pageant.  I also have many US state Pure pageants I plan on attending.  I will be working on several community service projects around my area, and beginning my #betheimpact project "My Poppaw's Pillow" which is the program I am starting where I will take shirts of people's loved ones who have passed, and make them into pillows to serve as a comfort to them free of charge. I was recently inspired by one of my dance students who I made a pillow and bear for after she lost her Papaw and was having a hard time.  

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

I would like to leave a legacy of kindness, determination, and service.  I want people to remember me for my dedication to Pure pageants and what they stand for.  If I can influence one person to go out and be an impact in someone else's life, then I have done my job.  I want to inspire people to never give up, no matter what the circumstance.  Always be true to yourself, your heart, your pageant, your family, and everything you do.

International Director: Pat Miller

National Director: Pat Miller

Your Local Director: Pat Miller/ Jessica McClung

Pageant website: www.pureinternationalpageants.com

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview.

Brittany Sayre 2019 Pure International Miss, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photo by Elizabeth Clary, Hair and Make Up by Puresk

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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