Ms. Texas Senior Pageant Contestant

Hello everyone! My name is Charmaine Szostek and I am 64 years old. I have been given the opportunity to participate in The Ms. Texas Senior Pageant! I am beyond excited! The following is from their website.

"This is not a beauty pageant, but an event that represents the "positive image of aging." Our pageant salutes all senior women. Our goal is to enrich and empower the lives of all seniors and promote the senior woman in all her glory. These ladies have reached the "Age of Elegance" and are the foundation of America, our most valuable treasure. Our pageant champions healthy aging, wellness, and mental well-being, and our contestants exemplify the "positive image of aging." We are re-defining the senior woman. We honor all senior women with our pageant, giving the contestants a platform to demonstrate their dignity, maturity, inner beauty and talents. The Ms. Texas Senior America Pageant seeks recognition of the achievements of senior women, motivating and encouraging them to utilize their full potential".

As you can see, this isn't your typical pageant. Instead it honors and encourages women 60 years and older. The judging is based on personal interview, evening gown, talent, and most importantly, our philosphy of life. Community involvement and volunteerism is also very important and taken into consideration.

This is a dream come true for me, however there are expenses that need to be covered, everything from my entry fees, travel, hotel expenses, evening gown, shoes, interview outfit, talent costume, and professional photograph for the program. I am reaching out to friends, family, businesses and just kind hearted people who may be interested in helping me participate in this once in a lifetime pageant.

Should I win I will have the blessing of representing senior women in Texas and encouraging them to keep dreaming, stay healthy, give to others by volunteering, and to never say never. I would also move on to the national pageant which will be held in Atlantic City in the fall of 2018.

I would love to reach my goal by May 15, 2018 as my application, fees, and professional photograph are due on June 1, 2018.

Any contribution is greatly appreciated and I thank you with all my heart for your kindness.


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Charmaine Szostek 
Corpus Christi, TX
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