Monday, June 27, 2011


And today's topic is...

Why would I want a Local Title?

Many women enter pageants for different reasons; it is a personal choice for each woman. Although it is NOT a requirement of the Mrs. America Organization to have a platform to become a contestant, we encourage women to voice their opinions on issues about which they feel passionate. A local “celebrity” can use her title to make a difference in the community.

There are numerous organizations and causes throughout the States of Connecticut and
Rhode Island.

Local titles offer invaluable experience and insight into what it truly means to be a state representative.

Having a local title is an excellent way for you to:
1. Make appearances within your community
2. Support local charities and organizations important to you
3. Learn more about your area and state
4. Experience the lifestyle of a potential Mrs. Rhode Island America or Mrs.
Connecticut America!
5. Once you have met and COMPLETED the requirements to be an official contestant, you may now be eligible for a County/Township/City title.

NOTE: To receive a local title, you must be an official contestant in the Mrs. Connecticut or the Mrs. Rhode Island America Pageants.

Rhode Island

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Do you need to spend $$Thousands on a gown? The answer is CATEGORICALLY NO! In the twenty years Elaine and I have been involved in pageants we have seen that an expensive gown is NOT necessarily, a ticket to the crown. Several years ago, in a national teen pageant, the winner wore a $39.95 gown from K-Mart and won the NATIONAL title!! Granted this may be an exception BUT, in most cases a several hundred dollar gown will suffice. Of course, the "gown people" will beg to differ here but the fact remains: YOU DO NOT have to spend thousands of dollars on a gown to win. You must, however, present whatever you are wearing as professionally and beautifully as you can. The way you 'CARRY" yourself in the gown is the most important factor. The judges have been instructed to vote for the contestant IN the gown and not the gown itself. After all, when you win, the pageant and its gown sponsor will see to it that you are well prepared for nationals without spending you life's savings on wardrobe!! Plus, you will get some pretty nifty pieces to add to your collection, for FREE!

To your success...
Ray Paolo

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

R E G I S T R A T I O N is O P E N

C'mon married ladies of both Rhode Island and Connecticut: Contestant REGISTRATION for the Mrs. Pageants is open at this time and you should take this opportunity to register! The earlier you sign up, the sooner you will be able to get out there and represent the city/town of your choice! Don't let someone else claim your title. As soon as you are accepted you will be able to get your "official" banner/sash with the name of the city/town/community you will represent at the State pageant...don't delay, do it NOW so you can get out there and make appearances! For Rhode Island please go HERE! and for Connecticut please go HERE!

Friday, June 3, 2011


We are currently planning a glamorous, eye-popping event at Foxwoods Resort * Casino ~Mashantucket, CT.... February, 2012~ Come walk the"Red Carpet" and compete for the title of Mrs. Connecticut America.

As directors of the Mrs. Connecticut America Pageant, Ray and I bring a vast background of experience and expertise to the program. We each have over 20 years experience in the pageant industry. The pageant organization's mission is to produce a fair and professional event and to ensure each woman walks away from the experience having learned something new about herself, along with many wonderful memories and friendships. Our staff strives to provide the best possible preparation and training for our contestants which continues with our winners.

We suggest the contestants send in their applications as soon as possible to claim their local titles. We as directors will give 100% to each contestant as she prepares for the Mrs. Connecticut America Pageant. Please CLICK HERE to go to our website where you can "join" our prestigious group!!
Thank You....Elaine Paolo

The Providence Center’s - 10th Annual President’s Cup Golf Tournament

Sarah Richard, Mrs. Rhode Island America 2011 will appear as a "Special Guest"
on June 6, 2011 at the Rhode Island Country Club!!

Sarah will meet and greet the golfers during lunch and will take photos with the golfers on a contest hole on the golf course during the afternoon! Early evening will see Sarah preparing for the Cocktail Reception at 5:30 pm in the Clubhouse at which she will take photos with the attendees! At 7:00 pm Mrs. Rhode Island America will attend the Awards Program and dinner which will complete her whirlwind day!!

Let's wish Sarah the best as she attends one of the premiere events the State has to offer in 2011.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Win a trip to the National Mrs. America and represent the married women in Rhode Island and Connecticut

Areas of competition include private interview with panel of qualified judges, swimsuit, evening gown and on-stage question. The judges are looking for the woman who best represents personality, charm, beauty of face and figure, intelligence and ability to articulate. Register H E R E NOW!