Kameron Mantell Mrs. Central States W.O.A. 2021
Updated: Apr 9, 2022
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Kameron Mantell Mrs. Central States W.O.A. 2021.
Full name: Kameron Elizabeth Mantell
Title/Year: Mrs. Central States W.O.A. 2021
Pageant System: Woman of Achievement
Education Level: High School Diploma, Texas Cosmetology License, Texas Real Estate License
Zodiac sign: Cancer
Hobbies: Singing, Sewing, D.I.Y. Home Ventures, Photography
Platform: Fat to P.H.A.T.(Positive, Healthy, Active, Thriving) Just Like That!
Years competed: 3
Countries visited: Mexico
Likes: Warm days on the water, TV and Avocados
Dislikes: Bad manners, Onions and Cold weather
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.
I live in Houston, TX with my husband Travis and our three children; Tatum (14), Susie (10) and Ben (6). I've often been referred to as a "Jack of all Trades" as I am a Hairstylist, Realtor, Seamstress, Amateur Photographer, DIYer and Interior Decorating Enthusiast. I love writing, modeling and karaoke is my jam! Most importantly though, I am wife and mom to my favorite humans and I am so blessed to have the privilege of staying home with them while working in Real Estate from my home office. As a family we very much enjoy the coastal lifestyle and you'll likely find us out fishing the bay or playing beach side with any spare time we may find. I am very goal oriented and I love a good challenge which is what pushes me to keep going after the next great adventure, rather that is pageantry, recording music, home renovation projects or anything else new and exciting that comes my way.
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about your education. I graduated high school from my very small hometown of Hamilton, TX in 2005 and then went on to attend West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX. After acquiring a few credits there, I moved to Austin, TX where I obtained my Cosmetology license from Baldwin Beauty School in 2008, as that was always my lifelong dream. In 2016 I received my Real Estate License from Champion's School of Real Estate in Houston, TX.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment mean to you? To me, Women Empowerment is knowing your worth, believing in your ability, having the motivation to set your goals and the confidence to see them through.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history. In 2020 I competed in my first pageant as "Mrs. Friendswood for Mrs. Texas" in the Mrs. Texas America Competition, where I had the best time and brought home the Director's Choice Award. In 2021 I participated in the U.S. Woman Of Achievement Pageant in Scottsdale, AZ as "Mrs. Central States W.O.A.", and I received the Social Media, Best Gown and Talent awards. Currently I am holding the title of "MS. Texas U.S. 2022" in the brand new MS. U.S. System, which is a sister system to the Woman Of Achievement Pageant, and I will be one of the first women to walk its stage in California this fall.
World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant? The inspiration behind my first pageant was a recent total life transformation I had made in the way I looked, thought, felt and behaved. I was searching for an outlet to share the new found joy I had come to appreciate so much with the hope that I could also encourage others to do the same if I happen to touch anyone that felt like they needed a change as well.
World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title? Having a Texas State Title means the world to me as I am so very proud of my home state, so when given the opportunity to hold this title, I could not think of a better way to honor it.
World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about? The U.S. Woman Of Achievement system is a platform based pageant with categories of Miss, Ms., Mrs., and Mrs. Elite. The ladies are asked to display a presentation on their chosen platform in which they showcase their individual passions through creative expression, as well as present themselves with the utmost grace, poise and class throughout several events and social occasions.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition? In the U.S. Woman Of Achievement System you are judged on Gown, Interview, Talent/Speech, Fitness and Platform. There are also a few other fun cash prize divisions to win such as Social Media, People's Choice and The Lady Diana Award.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition. I absolutely enjoyed all aspects of this competition in that it left me with such a feeling of accomplishment for my past and present and inspiration for my future, as win, lose or draw, every woman there knows and appreciates their own value and everyone else's too. The sisterhood in this system is immaculate and the amount of thought, pride and care for every single contestant's needs directed by the administration is surely something to be smitten with.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause you volunteer for. My Platform is about encouraging people to really focus on and think about the way they're treating their bodies as far as the products they're using and the foods they're consuming. The times we are living in have put such a huge emphasis on convenience that we don't even stop to realize exactly what all dangerous toxins, in the form of preservatives and fillers etc...may be running through our systems and how this affects our emotional, physical and mental well being on a day to day basis as well as the long term effects we will inevitably feel at some point.
World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title? I have been fortunate enough to make many appearances and to each I am so grateful for, but to name a few, I judged a local Youth Fair and Rodeo Pageant, I attended an incredible charity event called "Embrace Grace" where new or expecting mothers can go to seek solace and support emotionally and monetarily, I was able to tour the event center and meet several contestants from the P.R.C.A. (Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association) at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and I was so blessed to be asked to sing our National Anthem at a charity golf tournament for "Clothed by Faith" at the beautiful Bluejack National Golf Course in Montgomery, TX.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements? Last year I organized an event in support of my young niece Brooklyn (6), who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and with the help of several volunteers we held both a silent and live auction, made and sold BBQ plates, had live music and were able to raise $42,000 for her and her family. Recently I was also so excited to release three cover songs onto iTunes, Spotify and other streaming services. My greatest accomplishment however, is in the life I've created for myself through God's loving grace. My husband, children, friends, family career and pets are undoubtedly the light of my life.
World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls? I don't know that anything necessarily makes me "stand out" from other beautiful girls, but I just show up determined to turn heads with my own style and flair with the faith that people will catch what's unique about me and radiate towards it.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner. When I was titled Mrs. Central States W.O.A. 2021, I was elated and could not believe what just happened! The thought that someone saw enough in me to trust me with this position was just such an honor and something I knew I would forever treasure.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen? I like to think of being a Beauty Queen the same way as I would imagine being an actual Queen is like, in that everywhere you go and everything you do people are watching and looking up to you with admiration. This is as grounding as it is liberating, because though I'm so proud of my title and stature I am all too aware that everyone matters and their feelings count for something and I humbly think of it as my job to let them know they are all appreciated.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants help your life? Competing in pageants has helped my life just by providing the boost of confidence I need to believe in myself and go after all of my dreams on and off the stage. It's truly amazing how knowing that others recognize your potential can give you the courage to seek out what you may have written off as the impossible.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants help your self esteem and body image? Pageants have helped my body image by keeping me accountable to the clean eating and exercise goals I set for myself before each competition and then knowing that I have accomplished these goals sets my self esteem up just right, giving me the willpower I need to walk that stage and bare it all to an audience full of onlookers.
World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel? It is actually hard to fathom that I am an inspiration because honestly I see myself as ordinary as anyone else, but hearing that isn't something I take lightly and it just further pushes me to conduct myself with all the integrity and humility one can possibly possess.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over? Smile Smile Smile!!! You can never go wrong with a smile! In my opinion it is the most beautiful, inviting and personal gift God ever gave us to share with each other.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition? There is a lot that goes into preparing for any competition not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. So for me, I of course eat clean, drink lots of water and workout with light weight strength training, but it is also so important to keep a positive mindset. Tons of sunshine, prayer and laughter seem to be the best regiment to make this achievable in my experience.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning a better pageant walk? Practice in the mirror as silly as you may feel doing it and watch reruns of past pageants to see exactly how the winners walked. Youtube and Pinterest videos never hurt either and there are actually many professional coaches that will post helpful content on their social media platforms.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing the right pageant dress? For me it's just one of those things of when you know you know. I go in with an open mind when I'm dress shopping and as crazy as it sounds I just let the dresses speak to me! Also, if you're not sure about something on the hanger or the manikin, try it on anyway, they will always look different on your body and it just might turn out to be "the one". This actually happened to me when picking out my very first pageant gown ever.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning an interview? I think the best thing you can do in an interview is to just be comfortable. The judges want to get a feel for who you are aside from the glitz and glam of the stage and this is your time to show them just that.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it? I definitely have several things I wish I could redo so pinpointing one is challenging, but I guess I'd have to say, in my first pageant ever I completely panicked over the opening number. I am not a strong dancer and I let this get in my head instead of just going with it and having fun. Once we left the stage it was all I could think about and this totally threw me off my game and caused me to lose focus on the rest of the categories that actually counted towards my scoring. It was awful and of course I have major regret about it to this day, but one thing I've learned about pageantry is that it's about learning who you are, what you can handle, how to grow and how to be better. So there is never any use in dwelling on the past, it's all about the future.
World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest? I think the biggest mistakes girls make during a contest is losing their confidence and comparing themselves to their competition.
World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience? I was actually in civic theater throughout my entire childhood all the way through my early twenties and I have modeled over the years for several clothing boutiques.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2022 as a Queen? I am very excited about the new system that I am in for 2022. MS. U.S. is a high glam pageant, so for this year I plan to wear all the pretty things, make the most glamorous appearances, schedule even more photoshoots and then finally rock the California stage. I'm thinking it's going to be a whole "go big or go home" kind of year for me!
World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? I would like for my loved ones to think of me past, present and future as a good friend, a reliable person and someone who loves hard and fights harder for what and those she believes in, and if I can keep them entertained all the while, well that will just be the icing on the cake!
National Director: Marlena Martin
Pageant website: msuspageant.com www.womanofachievement.com
Name of the Photographer and other credits: Denim and Velvet Marketing & Design, KIESE & CO Photography, Three Palominos Performance Horse Ranch
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