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Shantel Reitz Mrs. Premier World 2019


Shantel Reitz Mrs. Premier World 2019 , World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photographer: Kelly Price, Dresses: Ypsilon Dresses

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Shantel Reitz Mrs. Premier World 2019 .


Full name: Shantel Reitz    

Title/Year: Mrs. Premier World 2019

Pageant System: Premier World Pageants

Age: 40

Zodiac sign: Aries

Hobbies: Interior Design, acrylic painting, fitness and wellness coaching

Platform: Embrace Your Inner Weirdo

Years competed: 2019

Countries visited: Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland, Ireland, Cook Islands, Mexico, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, and Cuba. (many more to come!)

Likes: Family, meditation, personal growth, travel, coaching and mentoring, teaching, fitness 

Dislikes: My biggest pet peeve is when someone puts the roll of toilet paper on backwards! Haha! But seriously, I wish people could see their true potential. I hate seeing people sell themselves short. 

Status: Married


World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.

I have been married to the most amazing and supportive man for 20 years. He is my rock and my whole life. We have 3 kids ages 17, 12, and 8. We are travel addicts. We love to be adventurous and experience different cultures. 

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

To me, empowerment means that I need to shine my own light so that it gives others the courage to shine theirs. 

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

I did a couple of pageants as a teen with the Miss USA system. I haven't done one since entering this spring with the Premier World system. I took the Mrs Utah title and went on and won the US and International competitions. 

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

When I was younger, I think I needed to prove I was worth something. I had just come out of a difficult time in my life and in my naivety, I truly believed that winning would fix all that was broken and hurting inside. I think deep down, I knew my worth and I wanted others to see that value. 

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

A friend of mine competed last year and urged me to do it. I felt it would be a good opportunity to spread my message of unconditional self love and learning to embrace your truth. I wanted to be an example to women everywhere that you do not have to fit society's mold of beauty. When you truly embrace who you are, it shows everyone around you that they can do it too. I knew that I could be the voice for others and give them the courage to live authentically. Confidence is beauty. True confidence comes from loving who you are and not caring what others think of you. 

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

I love the Premier World Pageant system, because I believe they truly want women to shine for their individuality. They have allowed me to shine just as I am and promote such a feeling of self love and inclusion. 

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

We had a panel interview with the judges. Onstage, we competed in swimsuit, evening gown, and live audience interview question. 

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

I loved my competition. The women in the group were amazing and I made some amazing friendships and connections. There were a couple of ladies that were going through some very personal struggles during the pageant. There were a few times where we all circled in and prayed together. We did not feel competition. We were all there to support each other and to build each other up. In the end, we were there for each other. I will never forget that. 

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

Embrace Your Inner Weirdo is about finding who you are and truly loving that person. We are living our entire existence based on other people's idea of who we should be, making choices based on someone else's idea of "normal." How many times have you ever been told that you are too loud, too bossy, too quiet, etc? We let others dictate the type of person they think we should be. Helping people to love and accept themselves is a very personal and intimate process. When I am teaching or speaking, my goal is to help people find that light inside themselves again. Finding light and love is not a journey. It is inside of us. We have just built up walls to protect ourselves. Sometimes, it takes someone showing you how to remove the bricks. 

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

It has only been a few weeks since my competition, but so far I have attended several charity events and photoshoots. I have also been asked to speak at several events and groups. 

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

I have owned several businesses in my life, but the achievement I am most proud of, is my current business. It is a fitness studio, Core 7 Fitness. Not only did I show my own grit and tenacity (the process of getting an SBA loan alone is an amazing feat), but more importantly, I am empowering change for others. I love seeing the light in someone's eyes when they re-connect to a part of themselves they have lost. Sometimes, fitness is the first step a person takes in their self-love journey. That little act of doing something positive for yourself is a trigger for your self-conscious mind. It has been a huge blessing to help people along their journey. I am also able to train and raise more leaders. We are building up a tribe that supports, encourages, and provides a family of community for everyone we come into contact with. 

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

I want to always have fun and to be myself. I didn't want to give standard answers and responses. I wanted to laugh show them who I really am. I don't really have a serious bone in my body. I love and embrace all of my quirks and weirdness and hope to let others do the same. 

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

Well, the first and obvious answer is that my hair is teal blue... but really, I am so very comfortable in my own skin. I love who I am and I am not worried what others think of me. I know that I carry light and energy that is very contagious. I love to share my light with those around me. 

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

I was so happy! I felt so honored and excited to spread my message and to be an example to everyone around me. I am thrilled that this whacky, blue-haired lady gets to show the world that we don't have to stay inside the box. It is time to break the mold and shine just the way we are! 

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

Beauty is in the heart and confidence a woman carries. We don't have to be the version of beauty that is common or expected. We can be unconventional and surprising. We can be our own kind of beautiful. I love the quote: "A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms." - Zen Shin. I believe a single flower is beautiful, but the most magnificent gardens are made of thousands of flowers, all different colors and species, collectively blooming together. 

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

I am constantly amazed at the opportunities coming to me and the doors this has opened and is continuing to open every day!

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

I have not always been comfortable in my body. Over the past few years, I have been working to truly love the skin I am in. My focus is on being happy and healthy. My indicator is how I feel. I eat to nourish and fuel my body. I move because I love my body. When you approach self care from this angle, you feel good about your body image. The pageants have given me the outer display of confidence and love I feel on the inside.

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

It is indescribable! I am feeling a huge responsibility to show them the power that they possess within. I want to help show the next generation that they do not have to compete with each other or compare ourselves to anyone else. If we can lift each other up, we will move mountains. 

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

Practice until it becomes natural. Film yourself so that you can see what your body is doing without you realizing it. Then you will be able to fix any little issues you spot.

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

Choose a dress that makes you feel amazing! Nothing will help you walk with confidence more than having a dress that makes you light up inside. 

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

Your body doesn't know the difference between being nervous and being excited. Tell yourself you are excited to be there! Have fun and just be yourself. I love to think outside of the box for my responses. The judges don't want to hear the same canned answers from all the contestants. If you want to stand out and be memorable, be creative with your responses. 

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

I kept a checklist on my phone. Any time I had a thought of what I might need, I added it to the list. Feeling prepared far in advance eased any stress and made the competition fun. I could focus on being present and having a good time instead of worrying about things I was missing or not ready for. 

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

In my swimsuit section, I didn't walk the full pattern I had planned. It turned out ok, but I would have liked to have walked the set. 

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

I didn't see anyone else during or after competition. I just focused on myself and doing the best that I possibly could. 

World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience?

No, this is a first for me. 

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2019 as a Queen?

I am so excited to share the beautiful state in which I live and to promote my platform. I am looking forward to traveling and bringing the crown around the globe! I am planning to promote several charities and events, bringing community awareness and supporting others whenever possible. I am welcoming appearances and speaking engagements. 

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

I want people to remember that I challenged the status quo. I want to show them how to believe in who they are. That doesn't mean that you have to fit any specific mold. 

International Director: Kristen Jones

National Director: Kristen Jones

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Pageant website: Home - Premier World Pageants World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this wonderful interview.

Shantel Reitz Mrs. Premier World 2019, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photographer: Kelly Price, Sandy, UT

Dresses: Ypsilon Dresses, Midvale, UT

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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