Miss World America State Pageant information for

Connecticut & Vermont

About Miss World America

miss world america

Miss World America is the USA national preliminary into Miss World International contest. The United States has continuously sent a representative to Miss World since its inception in 1951. The United States has won the Miss World crown three times in 1973, 1990 and 2010. Currently, America’s Miss World is the official national pageant that selects the contestant from the United States to Miss World.

  • The core concept of Miss World and Miss World America is "Beauty with a Purpose" (BWAP), which makes MW & MWA completely different from all other existing beauty pageants
  • Miss World dates back to 1951 and is the oldest running international beauty pageant
  • Every year the Miss World Pageant is broadcast live on various TV channels across the world (2018 Final Event that took place in Sanya, China on December 8 had a viewership of over 1.5 billion
  • Miss World 2019 final will take place in Thailand in the beginning of December
  • Miss World America Vermont/Connecticut and Miss Teen World America Vermont/Connecticut are state preliminaries to the Miss World America and Miss Teen World America national pageant
  • Miss World has always ranked in the Top 4 in International Pageants.
  • Check out the National Pageant at www.missworldamerica.com
  • The National Director For Miss World America is Michael Blakey

Competition Information

Dates & location

Miss World America Connecticut, Miss Teen World America Connecticut, Miss World America Vermont and Miss Teen World America Vermont Pageant dates and location.

  • Sunday, July 14, 2019
  • Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport
    1 Bradley International Airport
    Windsor Locks, CT 06096
  • Phone: (860) 627-5311
  • Website: Click Here
  • –To book a room, call the hotel and use Group Discount Code: Miss New England World America. Special rate is $109.00 per night.


    Age Divisions

  • TEEN: 13 - 18 years (As of September 1st, 2019)
  • MISS: 18 - 26 years  (As of September 1st, 2019)
  • If you are 18 years old as of September 1st , 2019, you have the option to compete in either Teen or Miss

  • There are also Little Miss Age Divisions:
  • 7 - 9 years (As of September 1st, 2019)
  • 10 - 12 years  (As of September 1st, 2019)

  • There Are Three Areas of Competition:

  • Fitness Wear
  • Evening Gown
  • On-stage Question:  What does "Beauty with a Purpose" mean to you? (Provide a 30 second prepared answer)
  • Little Miss Areas of Competition:
  • Evening Gown
  • On-stage Introduction (15 seconds maximum)

Entry Fee

  • $395.00*
  • Little Miss: $195.00*
  • *Each contestant is required to pay the state entry fee to participate in the pageant. Entry fee does not include hotel.

Competition Information

  • One winner from every state will represent her state at the MWA/MTWA 2019 final, so we will have 50 MWA and 50 MTWA finalists.
  • Miss World America and Miss Teen World America will be held in Las Vegas, NV in September 2019. We will have the exact dates and location very soon. The state finalists will be brought to the host city for 3 days of preliminary competition and challenges, promotional events, appearance, etc., concluding with the final MWA/MTWA event and award ceremony.
  • Miss Teen World America does not advance to an International Competition, but enjoys a busy modeling/promotion schedule.
  • The young lady selected to be Miss World America will represent USA at Miss World in December 2019 in Thailand: Click for details.
  • Rules & Regulations: Click Here

  • Prizes

  • Win an amazing prize package, jewelry, photoshoots, NYFW, modeling and travel opportunities, wear one of the most exclusive custom crowns in history!
  • Teen and Miss winners have the opportunity to compete in the Miss World America National Pageant in Las Vegas in September!
    – Miss Teen World America does not advance to an International Pageant, but will have a busy modeling and promotional schedule.
    – The Miss World America winner will then go on to compete for the title of Miss World in Thailand (December 2019).

Miss World is now coming to every state in America. APPLY TODAY!

Each year, a Miss World America and Miss Teen World America State Pageant will be held in each state in America and District of Colombia.

2 National Queens win a $10,000 cash/prize/scholarship prize package!

Miss World America State Directors

Michael Galanes — vermont

Currently, Michael is the National State Director Coordinator for Miss World America and Miss Teen World America. He also serves as the State Director for Miss World America Vermont and Miss Teen World America Vermont.  He worked for the Miss Universe Organization as the Miss Vermont USA/Teen USA State Director and Director of 33 Preliminaries for Miss Florida USA/Teen USA.

Michael is the Director for the National Citrus Pageant and has owned/operated the Pageant since 1997. Michael is also the International Director for World’s Perfect Pageant and Model Search since 2008.

Michael designs a line of clothing: Wow Wear and starred in his own television series on WE TV: Little Miss Perfect. Formerly, Michael was a State Director with the Miss American Coed Pageants in Kentucky and Illinois.

A booker at Posche Model Management in Fort Lauderdale, Michael was a professional model with Irene Marie Models in Miami, FL and traveled to Athens Greece with Pro Model Management. Michael served as a spokesperson for Toyota at the International Auto Shows throughout the United States.

A graduate from Providence College, Michael owns and operates the Avon Beauty Concept Store in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Laurye Natale  — Connecticut

Laurye Natale is a wife, mother, business owner and community volunteer. She has extensive experience in event production and fundraising. She is also no stranger to the stage. She began dance training at age 3 and continues to dance to this day. She also was a freelance bridal gown model for years and has competed in pageants since she was a teenager. Most recently, she held the titles of Classic Ms. US of America 2007, Mrs. Earth 2010, Ms. MWI America 2015, World’s Perfect Woman Fashionista 2016 and is currently the reigning National Classic American Woman of Service 2018. She is also the former creator and director of the America’s Outstanding Mom National Pageant.

For the past six years, Laurye has been very busy as the owner of Dazzle Boutique, a full-service pageant, prom and social occasion dress shop, located in Oxford, Connecticut. She and her husband, Al, also own Koseski & Son Septic Service, LLC, a fourth generation, family owned septic service company.

Laurye’s philosophy is a simple one – trying to make the world a better place, one person at a time. She and Al were licensed therapeutic foster care parents for more than 12 years, and 11 years ago, along with their son, Nico, now 27, were blessed with the adoption of their foster daughter, Leanna, who is now 18. During those 12 years, they fostered four young ladies, and still have relationships with them.

Laurye also spends a considerable amount of her time volunteering for Seymour Pink, a local non-profit that provides financial and supportive assistance to members of the community impacted by breast cancer. She is also a former Board Member of Ally G’s Everyday Angels Foundation, Annie C. Courtney Foundation, and Executive Committee Member of the Foster Adoptive Mission.

She cherishes spending quality time with her family and pets, which include 2 cats and 3 dogs, most of whom were rescues. She loves dancing, modeling, hiking and flea-marketing. She believes that doing things with her children keeps her young, and has recently started enjoying more “interesting” recreational activities with them, including parasailing, treetop adventure parks and hot air ballooning.

Laurye Natale is a multidimensional woman. She has found a balance between career, family and community. As a leader and role model, Laurye demonstrates how, with energy and caring, the modern woman is making an impact on the world.


Miss World is the oldest existing running international Beauty Pageant. It was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951. It has run successfuly for nearly 70 years.

Contact us

Michael Galanes
Vermont State Director
Email: m.galanes@missworldamerica.com
Phone: (407) 761-1145

Laurye Natale
Connecticut State Director
Email: laurye@dazzleboutiques.com
Phone: (203) 518-1482

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