Delaney Hartley Miss Maine USA Ambassador 2020
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Delaney Hartley Miss Maine USA Ambassador 2020.
Full name: Delaney Hartley
Title/Year: Miss Maine USA Ambassador 2020
Pageant System: USA Ambassador
Zodiac sign: Aries
Hobbies: Cheering, Roller Skating, Dance, Yoga, Traveling, Volunteering
Platform: Be boldly and unapologetically you
Years competed: 1.5 years
Countries visited: 1
Likes: Musicals, Disney, positive energy, spending time with family
Dislikes: Cold weather, foods with weird textures, disrespect
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.
I am a recent college graduated holding a degree in Business Administration, graduating with the highest honors on the President’s List. I am a 4.0 student continuing my education working towards my master’s at Husson University. I have performed with several local professional and community theatre companies with over 20 performances under my belt and multiply state and national awards for my special effects makeup and costume designs. I share my love of performance through work with the Penobscot Theatre Dramatic Academy, volunteering with the Twenty First Century after school program as an assistant musical director and aspires to work in performance full time with the Walt Disney Cruise line after completing my masters. In my free time you’ll find me at cheering practice, studying, or promoting healthy futures by sharing my weight loss journey and modeling in my body positivity campaign Be Boldly and Unapologetically you.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment means to you?
Women empowerment to me means that every woman has the capability to do whatever they set their minds to. Through my platform Be Boldly and Unapologetically you, I encourage women to be themselves and not minimize their sparkle to make someone else happy but to focus on themselves. Women are shouldn’t be stereotyped or judged for what they do for work or in their person time but judged on the quality of their work and seen as equals. Women are the forefront of our future and women are achieving and paving way for generations to come of empowered women.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history.
I started competing in pageants when I was younger than got back into in about a year and a half ago after major weight loss. I have competed at multiple state level and local level pageants around New England. This year will be my first national pageant in July with USA Ambassador.
World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
Stepping outside of my comfort zone and regaining my confidence defiantly were inspirations for me to get back into competing. My mom was also a big influence and giant support!
World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
I chose to compete for my current title to step out of the box and try something new, I had heard great things about this system and love what they stand for!
World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?
The USA Ambassador Pageant is a charity driven pageant that promotes SLICC: Success through leadership, integrity, character, and confidence. They work with numerous charities and work continually with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization which is their national charity beneficiary.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?
Interview, USAA fashion wear, Evening gown, On-Stage Chat
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
I love getting to meet other contestants and getting to spend time with all of the girls competing and create bonds and friendships with everyone. Pageant days definitely can be long and tiring on your feet being in heels all day for rehearsals then competition, you have to make sure you keep your energy up through the day.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
My platform be boldly and unapologetically you encourages female empowerment and reminds every women that it's okay to be yourself and not to let what others have to say to put you down effect you. Be sure to hashtag all your power pose photos with #BeBoldlyandUnapologeticallyYou!
World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?
I had the amazing opportunity to work with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine for their annual celebration event. I was a runway model for Dream Dress Bridals fashion show. I will be attending the Bowl Gowns of Bangor fundraiser for the JD foundation this weekend. I have gotten to work with multiple local after school programs.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements?
Earring my associates degree in Business Administration with a 4.0 GPA and being able to continue on in my education to pursue now be pursuing my masters in Business Administration. Another major achievement for me was losing over 70 pounds in a year to create a healthier, sustainable lifestyle for myself.
World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
My individuality, I'm not afraid to be me and be authentic in what I do.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.
I felt blessed and grateful for how far I have come and the opportunity to continue this journey.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
Being a beauty queen gives me the opportunity to be a role model to young girls and women all over the world, this allows me to share my story and help shape young women into warriors all over.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life?
It has help me gain confidence and life experience that I wouldn't have been able to experience without pageants. I have gained so much knowledge and had so much personal growth over these past few years competing. It has opened a whole new world for me.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your self-esteem and body image?
My self-esteem has gotten a great boost from being around so many amazing and talented women. I think that its important to gain confidence about yourself but not let it go to your head and always stay humble.
World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
Unreal and so humbling. Its an amazing responsibility and I cherish that I get to do this everyday. Leading by example is an amazing was to shape and teach young girls what they are capable of.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?
Be authentically you, eye contact, and believe in yourself.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition?
Lots of walking practice and interview practice. I worked with a trainer to get in the best shape possible and always checked in with myself to remind myself why I was competing.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?
Practice, practice, practice! Don't try to replicate anyone else's walk find your own style and grove!
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?
Pick something that makes you feel like confident and like a queen! Don't be afraid to go out of the box!!
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview?
Be yourself, know your platform, be positive, be authentic.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?
Mistakes are a part of life and they shape you into who you are. I have learned from all of mine and wouldn't change them because they have helped me grow into who I am today.
World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
Not being authentically themselves.
World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience?
I've modeled in multiple runway shows for bridal and prom companies. I've done print modeling and hope to continue to grow my portfolio. I have grown up doing theatre with numerous local theatre companies.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2020 as a Queen?
I will be competing in July for the USA Ambassador 2020 title. I plan to continue to grow my platform to empower women. I also plan on building my modeling career and so many other things!
World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
I want to make a difference and impact the world for the better. I want people to think of me as a symbol that anything is possible if you set your mind and soul to it you can achieve it.
National Director: Kristin Thurston
Liaison for New England is Sarah Peabody
Pageant website: https://usaambassador.com/ World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview.
Delaney Hartley Miss Maine USA Ambassador 2020, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine 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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