Maureen Mink Mrs. Native America 2013-2014
World Class American Royalty Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Maureen Mink Mrs. Native America 2013-2014.
Full name: Maureen Mink Title/Year: Mrs. Native America 2013-2014 Pageant System: Mrs.Globe Age: 44 Zodiac sign: Aries Hobbies: Pianist, Composer, running Platform: Domestic Violence Years competed: 2008-2014 Countries visited: China, Shenzhen Likes: Books, Relaxing Dislikes: Long lines Status: In Relationship
World Class American Royalty: Please tell us about yourself. I grew up on the Navajo Nation and also in Utah. As a small girl my father would take me to the reservation and taught me about economic development on the reservation. The love for his Navajo culture gave me the love for nature and life.
World Class American Royalty: What does women Empowerment means to you? Women Empowerment means the courage to live your most authentic self. I am an advocate for women. I understand the helping and lifting up other Women due to fact I have needed help and a woman was there to help.
World Class American Royalty: Tell us about your pageant history. I started pageants with the Mrs.America system and won my first in 2002. I continued to win pageants in my state until I finally won my National in 2013. I am the first Mrs. Native America Globe.
World Class American Royalty: What inspired you to do your first pageant? My orthodontist daughter did pageants. His daughter had done them and did well and she said I should definitely try it.
World Class American Royalty: Why did you choose to compete for your current title? This was not a title at the time I wanted to continue to educate on helping women on the reservation that had been in domestic abuse type situations and this title then happened after. I really wanted a title that celebrated the Native American woman. I also had a wonderful director that believed in my dreams.
World Class American Royalty: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about? At Mrs. Globe we all have the same passions helping to heal women that have been hurt by domestic abuse both spiritually and physically.
World Class American Royalty: What are you being judged on during the competition? Evening gown, swimsuit and interview. We also raise money for W.I.N. women in need. Women in need is a cause that helps women get on their feet after a domestic issue.
World Class American Royalty: Tell us about your experience during the competition. It was so amazing to go to China and compete it was a dream come true. I met so many incredible women and tasted all kinds of food. The culture is so much like mine I really bonded with the locals.
World Class American Royalty: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for. Domestic Abuse and I did several fund raisers. The fund raisers ranged from fashion shows to group dinners.
World Class American Royalty: What appearances have you done with your title? Several from local to international all over the World. I have done many in Utah my home town to the Navajo reservation in Arizona. To China and Japan.
World Class American Royalty: What are some of your achievements? I am working on my Doctorate at the University of Utah. I am also a Senior Financial Analyst at my Firm. I continuously work on goals and am currently cooking a lot to make the perfect homemade pasta.
World Class American Royalty: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over? Understand yourself while competing your weaknesses and your strengths. Eat small snacks before competing and get plenty of sleep.
World Class American Royalty: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls? I know I am amazing but I also know the other women are amazing as well. I respect them and understand it’s a odds game. they may want my flavor that night.
World Class American Royalty: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner. I was truly humbled and happy. This was a dream come true I had worked for this a very long time.
World Class American Royalty: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen? It means that I am a role model always. This means when people are not looking or I am in my natural element to always be happy and kind. This has helped every aspect of my life.
World Class American Royalty: How did competing in pageants helped your life? I feel I am a great competitor in life. The main competitor is always myself and I am always trying to beat my best records.
World Class American Royalty: How did pageants helped your selfesteem and body image? I love my body and I am confident no matter what I do. I love to help other women feel the same.
World Class American Royalty: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel? It feels amazing. I have a very big dream to continue to advocate for the Navajo woman and I know that I have made a difference, which is a great feeling. There are now three other winners since me. All Natives.
World Class American Royalty: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk? Practice, record, practice.
World Class American Royalty: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress? Fit,fit and fit. It is so important to take pictures and really get a great one for your body. Always get a dress that you feel beautiful in.
World Class American Royalty: What are your tips for winning interview? Know who you are. The judges can’t stump someone that knows who she is and knows what she wants.
World Class American Royalty: How did you prepare for your competition? Ran, studied and worked on all aspects a year in advance.
World Class American Royalty: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it? I am proud of my mistakes or I would not have won. I use them to my advantage so I don’t focus to much on them just what I’ve learned.
World Class American Royalty: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest? Mistakes are just a way we learn. I help women that need to get out of their dresses and put eyelashes on. We are sister queens.
World Class American Royalty: Any modeling or acting experience? Yes both. I do quite a bit of print work.
World Class American Royalty: What are your plans for 2019 as a Queen? Continue to coach and continue to empower women. I have created close to 30 winners.
World Class American Royalty: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? I am the first Navajo to win the title in Utah in 2002. I am the first to win the title of Mrs.Native America in 2013-14. I will continue to teach and pave the road for other queens after.
International Director: Tracy Kemball National Director: Laura Slifer Your Local Director: Jeanette Goins Pageant website: Mrs.Globe.com
World Class American Royalty Magazine would like to say thank you for this wonderful interview.
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