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Exclusive Interview With The CEO of The Ms. International World Organization

In the beauty and fashion world, there is no end to the amount of gorgeous models you can find. However, the cross over to the pageant world is much more challenging and unique. These women are not just models with a gorgeous face, great body, with the ability to pose properly for that one incredible photo. Pageant queens have a sense of purpose and drive for something much larger than themselves. Because they all represent a platform, a purpose, and follow through with community service and public speaking, they are more than just models. They are mentors. Understanding just how much goes into the creation of a successful pageant is best known from a previous pageant queen. 

Angela Posillico has a long standing history working in the pageant systems in multiple facets. She has over 27 years of cosmetic experience, working with almost every major line in the country. She was even a trainer for Lancome for 12 years. Working at a makeup counter, she would find pageant competitors frequently coming in requesting assistance with makeup. At one point, one of the competitors hired her to attend her pageant and be her makeup artist for the course of the competition. This put her foot in the door and she continued working pageants as a makeup artist.

Trained in Operatic Studies, she graduated from the Juilliard School of Music and started her adult life as a successful and professional singer.  Angela then started to perform at many pageants. It was no great surprise that she would eventually create the Ms. Latina International Pageant where women who had at least a 25% Latin background were able to compete. By 2007, she sought out to give women without a Latin background a prestigious system and created the Ms. International World Pageant. Both systems compete over a 3 day and 2 night cruise to the Bahamas on the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line.

Angela is meticulous about her pageants. They are glamorous, fast paced, highly competitive, and well thought out. Planning takes almost an entire year. Actor, model, MC, and host, Lamont Easter, was contacted four years ago regarding hosting the pageants. His passion for community and love for volunteerism made him an especially perfect choice to co-host the event with Angela. Not only is he gorgeous and charismatic but he was able to recognize how hard each of the contestants worked to not only get there but to get their platforms across as well.  Lamont has been the official host to the Ms. International World/Ms. Latina International Pageant, and has been back every year by popular demand.

In addition to Lamont, the Ms. International World Organization featured entertainment by Tito Puente, Jr and his Latin Jazz Ensemble, featuring Melina Almadovar, with a Tribute to the great "Tito Puente".  

Mr. Sanchez also provided additional musical entertainment. 
So many activities are packed into the 3 day competition. Nothing left to chance and the entire event was marked with positive energy. Susmita Paatel has been working closely with Angela for months to bring this classy and stunning event to fruition. As the official Show Producer/Model and Pageant Coordinator, Susmita met with Angela every two weeks to work on planning. From set design, to lights, to timing and scheduling, Susmita was ecstatic to see the end results of all the meticulous planning. Along with Susmita, Jefferson Guallar, Cruise Director for Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, also assisted with the production of the event.  With having both of these talented individuals on the team, Angela feels this was one of the most successful pageants to date.

This year, the Ms. International World Organization was very honored to have Michelle Mc Lean, Miss Universe 1992 as one of the prestigious judges. 

The event is packed with a Welcome Party, swimwear competition, interviews, photo shoots, and of course, the Crowning. To be apart of this remarkable event and compete for the Crown, contestants initially will contact Angela either through one of her social media platforms, email, or attended one of the pageant castings. Qualifications have to be met, such as community service requirements, along with a biography and photo submissions.

The newly crowned queens are able to continue to represent the system and their platforms at multiple events throughout the year, such as: The Winterfest Boat Parade, Swim Week, Miami Fashion Week, as well as the prestigious New York Fashion Week, along with other countless opportunities.  They also are able to help give back to community with charitable events.

The Ms. International World/Ms. Latina International Organization is More than a Pageant...More than just Beauty....We are a "Way of Life" for young women.  We empower them through a crown!  We provide opportunities in the modeling, entertainment and business industries.  

What are some major achievements or accolades that you've accumulated?
One of the major achievements that I recently received is the Lifetime Achievement
Award from President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for empowering women.
Another major achievement was to be published in the 100 Most Successful Women in
Business Book.

Who or what motivates or inspires you to do the work you do?
What inspires and motivates me to do the work that I do is to see the accomplishments of
all the ladies associated with Ms. International World and Ms. Latina International. As
our motto clearly states: More than a pageant…More than just beauty…We are a “Way
of Life” for all women. We empower through a crown.

What are some projects that you are currently working on or promoting?
My current project are:
Coordinating the Fashion Show for the 100 Successful Women in Business in London,
England this August.
New York Fashion Week in September.
The Ms. International World/Ms. Latina International Pageant in October.

What is your ultimate goal in your career/life?
My ultimate goal in my career life would be a national television host of my own show.

What is a cause that you are passionate about and how do you contribute toward its
I am very passionate about climate change and how to preserve our planet.
I have attended many meetings with the Federal government to learn different ways on
how to contribute towards the advancement of climate change.

Why should our readers support you and your brand?
They should support our brand because we are empowering women to achieve their goals
and advance their careers through higher education.

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