On Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 3 p.m., family, friends, contestants, judges, audience participants and even hotel guests gathered outside in beautiful SW Florida for an amazing pageant. The event, 2013 Miss Naples and Miss Naples Latina Pageant, was held in Naples, Fla. at the Inn at Pelican Bay.
This was the pageant’s fourth annual event at this location.
The age ranges of the contestants were from 18 months to mid-30s.
In addition to Miss Naples and Miss Naples Latina, a variety of awards were presented in the form of sashes and crowns. Some qualified winners will go on to compete at state level, and they won free registration for that competition as well.
Other titles won were Best Smile, Best Photogenic, Best Eyes, Little Miss Pee Wee, Little Miss Naples, Junior Miss Naples, Mrs. Naples, Mrs. Naples Latina, Miss Collier County, and others.
Suzi Hosfeld, Executive State Director of Envy Pageant Productions/Miss Florida US International, was there to make important announcements and tally the votes.
Another of the many who were part of the event was, a past pageant winner herself, Tarrita Brown Truly Blessed.
Not only were the contestants talented, but a young man from the audience volunteered and got up and sang during the intermission. His name was Cameron, and he was great! (see him in slideshow)
Another audience volunteer, named Mellina, sang acapella, and she was wonderful as well! tapeunit.com hopes to follow these two talented young people in future articles.
One of the judges, Janeth P. Castrejon, said she has been a talent judge. This was the first time, however, that she was a pageant judge. Castrejon is the account executive with Telemundo. Learn more the television station at holaciudad.com.
“I had a great time. The girls were wonderful, and I would like to do this again!”
To learn more about this pageant and the Miss Florida American Beauty Pageant go to Facebook.
The pageant’s still photographer was Ryan Harris who represented RH Photography in Cape Coral.
For additional information about future pageants one can contact Preliminary Director Tarrita Brown at 239-281-2420.
Congratulations to all contestants who won and participated at the 2013 Miss Naples and Miss Naples Latino Pageant. Enjoy the slideshow of the contestants and winners!
Video shows a bit of what Naples has to offer. If or when any pageant footage is available it will be added.