Kaitlyn Wigginton Junior Miss Spirit of Montgomery County 2020
World Class Princess Magazine would like to welcome amazing Princess Kaitlyn Wigginton Junior Miss Spirit of Montgomery County 2020.
Full name: Kaitlyn Wigginton
Title/Year: Junior Miss Spirit of Montgomery County 2020, Little Miss Military Star New York 2020
Pageant System: Miss Spirit Organization, Miss Military Star
Zodiac sign: Cancer
Hobbies: Soccer, Dance, Reading
Platform: "To Help My Brother Walk Again"
Years competed: 4 years (2016 - present)
Countries visited: only US
Likes: Soccer, Dance, Reading, Pigs, Pizza, Animals, my Family, Army and Music
Dislikes: Bullying, Veggies
World Class Princess Magazine: Please tell us about yourself.
I am an 8 year old in 3rd grade. I love pigs and own 2 named Pua and Hamlet. However I love all farm animals. I really enjoy dancing and compete on our Dance Team. My mom says I'm silly because I love Ramen Noodles. I'm hoping to one day be in the Army like my Daddy.
World Class Princess Magazine: What does women Empowerment means to you?
Women Empowerment means making others feel good about themselves. I like to make people feel better about themselves.
World Class Princess Magazine: Tell us about your pageant history.
My first pageant I decided to join the day before it happened. It was a small town local called Miss Railfest. I had so much fun and was asked to sign up for our fair pageant. I won Junior Miss Fonda Fair 2016. I was the STAR Princess and attended Miss New York with my Miss Fonda Fair and then again as Miss Montgomery County Princess 2018. It was at this I met with others from the Miss Spirit Organization and joined them. In 2018 I was crowned Mini Miss Spirit of Empire State 2019. Now this year I grew into a new age division and am Jr Miss Spirit of Montgomery County 2020. I also was crowned as Little Miss Military Star New York 2020.
World Class Princess Magazine: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
I thought it sounded like fun and get to meet others.
World Class Princess Magazine: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
I think it allows me to meet other people and get to be more involved in the community. It also allows me to share my platform and why it is important to me.
World Class Princess Magazine: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?
It is about getting involved in the community and helping others.
World Class Princess Magazine: What are you being judged on during the competition?
We have personal interview and then there is a Stage competition. During that I am judged on my ability to model and poise in Gown and Runway Fashion.
World Class Princess Magazine: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
I have met a lot of people and have made lots of friends. Many that I get to enjoy doing various volunteer events with.
World Class Princess Magazine: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
My platform is called "To Help my Brother Walk Again." It is based on my older brother who got really sick and could not walk because of it. He was in hospital for a long time and going to a place to relearn to walk. He was really scared, and only walked if I would help him. I learned how important brothers and sisters are to sick siblings. And so I try to show others how they can help. I also collect coloring books and crayons and other things to turn into the Children's Hospital.
I volunteer for many other organizations too. I have taken part in the Capital District Breast Cancer Awareness Org, Autism Awareness, Wreathes Across America, and various Veteran's events.
World Class Princess Magazine: What appearances have you done with your title?
I have helped at the Albany Food Bank, Veteran's Day Dinner at our local Elk's Lodge, Veteran's Day Parade, Halloween Parade, Holiday Parades and attended the New York State Fair.
World Class Princess Magazine: What are some of your achievements?
My mother and I was awarded the Spirit Award by Pageantry Magazine. I've earned the Silver Presidential Service Award. I've also earned many school awards for Reading, Gym, Music and Character Awards. For Dance I've placed in many competitions.
World Class Princess Magazine: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
I have a lot of energy and I like being friendly to everyone. I also can talk about my platform to the judges even at my age.
World Class Princess Magazine: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.
I was really surprised! There were many girls in my group. I was so happy. When I got back after crowning, I made sure to tell all the other girls how great they did as well.
World Class Princess Magazine: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
It means to not just act like you are the most beautiful one, but to support everyone and make everyone feel as beautiful as they are.
World Class Princess Magazine: How did competing in pageants helped your life?
It has taught me to be more social. It also has taught me how to hold a conversation with adults in a respectful way. I also learned how to answer tough questions while still showing who I am.
World Class Princess Magazine: How did pageants helped your selfesteem and body image?
It has allowed my confidence to grow.
World Class Princess Magazine: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
I have never thought of it like that. I just hope other girls see I am having fun and being myself, and want to do it too.
World Class Princess Magazine: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?
I smile and make eye contact with every judge so they feel special.
World Class Princess Magazine: How did you prepare for your competition?
I practiced my walk and turns at my dance studio. I also would record myself doing interview or answering questions to see how I looked.
World Class Princess Magazine: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?
To always keep practicing them. Especially in your shoes! The more you practice, the more comfortable you are and the better you will be.
World Class Princess Magazine: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?
I like to go by what makes me feel pretty and comfortable.
World Class Princess Magazine: What are your tips for winning interview?
To practice answering various questions at home. Also to sit up straight with your hands in your lap and not fidget. To be polite and be sure to answer the judges questions.
World Class Princess Magazine: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?
I have missed my stage points when doing runway walks and have not been able to take my entire time on the stage as I should to show the judges all of me. So I shorten what the judges see. But I have learned from that and work to keep it longer.
World Class Princess Magazine: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
Many girls, especially in my age, rush their walks on stage, especially in gown. They also forget to look at the judges and take their time.
World Class Princess Magazine: Any modeling or acting experience?
I have never modeled or acted.
World Class Princess Magazine: What are your plans for 2020 as a Queen?
I look forward to volunteering and getting more involved in the community. I also look forward to doing a lot more for our Veterans and Military members.
World Class Princess Magazine: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
That I was a very respectful titleholder, that never gave up and wanted everyone to feel they were a winner and beautiful. I also want everyone to remember me as the busy little girl who was always volunteering and doing community service.
International Director: Amanda Daley - Miss Spirit Org.
National Director: Amanda Daley - Miss Spirit Org
Your Local Director: Amanda Daley - Miss Spirit Org. ; Jennifer DeCaro - Miss Military Star New York
Pageant website: https://www.facebook.com/missspiritoftheusa/
World Class Princess Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview.
Kaitlyn Wigginton Junior Miss Spirit of Montgomery County 2020, World Class Princes Magazine, Photo Courtesy of Michael A.Panzarino of M.A.P. Graphics
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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