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Our 2012 pageant took place August 2-4, 2012 at the Courtyard by Marriott Waterbury Downtown in Waterbury, Connecticut located just 1 hour from Hartford/Bradley International Airport (BDL) or about 3:45 minutes from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

Courtyard by Marriott Waterbury Downtown
63 Grand Street
Waterbury, Connecticut 06702 USA
Phone: 1-203-596-1000



Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Our Miss Asia Pacific Petite World, Irene Tan and Ms. Connecticut Petite America, Michele Fabiano are heading into the WTNH studios for an interview.

Ready for our interview!

After taping our segment, we get to enjoy some of the great food from the cooking segment!

Special thanks to Teresa La Barbera for having us on CT STYLE to talk about our petite pageant!
Here is our interview!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Checking in at registration, getting their 2012 Contestant Swag Bags and official Petite America & Petite World tee-shirts.

Going over the schedule at orientation.

After orientation, we head over to Waterbury City Hall.

Mayor Neil M. O'Leary welcomes us to Waterbury Veterans Hall.

On the majestic staircase in City Hall.

Some of our Petite America titleholders and the Mayor. L-R: Lady Petite America 2010, Elisabeth Zamarelli, Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Linda Raftery, Mayor Neil O'Leary, Mrs. Woman Petite America 2010, Charlie Alejandro and Teen Petite America 2010, Carrie Sunde.

Outside of Waterbury City Hall.

We go out for a meet and greet and dinner at Lazy Frog's restaurant.

Lazy Frog's Restaurant
5 Watertown Road
Morris, CT 06763

Two of our Petite Princesses, Delilah and Gigi.

The cow steals the show!

Queens and Princesses Pajama Party and Rehearsal!

Rehearsal time

The great hats from Mrs. Lady Petite America 2010, Linda Raftery.

Friday, August 3, 2012
The next morning we are up early to head for the State Capitol in Hartford.

Our Queens with the AVIS rental vans.

Arriving at the State Capitol in Hartford, CT.

Rubbing the infamous shoe for luck at the State Capitol in Hartford, CT.






Petite America Queens

At the State Capitol in Hartford, CT.

Learning about the State Capitol.

We head back to Waterbury for a meet and greet with some of our sponsors and also to meet a special guest!

1625 Thomaston Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06704

Meeting our special guest, Derek Poundstone - the America's Strongest Man and finalist for the World's Strongest Man! He is also a police officer in Connecticut.

With the Doc's Family

For our next adventure, we head down to Orange to the PEZ Museum!

PEZ Visitor Center
35 Prindle Hill Road
Orange, CT 06477

We have arrived at PEZ!

Heading out for an evening of fun with our Waterbury Veterans Memorial Committee!

Buffalo Wild Wings
315 Union Street
Waterbury, CT

Special thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings and the Manager for letting us have a fundraiser tonight for the Waterbury Veterans Memorial Committee!

Teen Petite America 2010, Carrie Sunde with two of our Petite Princesses, Emma and Delilah.

Delilah and Emma share a hug.

Ms. Connecticut, Michele, Col. Chiarella and Mrs. Woman Hungary, JoAnn share a laugh.

Palace Theater
100 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

Mrs. Woman Petite America 2010, Charlie Alejandro with two of Waterbury's finest. Charlie is also a retired officer.

On the balcony of the beautiful entry to the Palace Theatre.

The beautiful and talented actress Sheryl Lee Ralph was giving a talk at the Palace.

Back at the hotel, we start rehearsal with an interview seminar hosted by interview guru and author of "Did I Really Say That?" Charlie Margolis.

After the seminar, we were rehearsing and our USMC and Waterbury Veterans Committee Member friend Sam Beamon brought us in a surprise...

...International SUPERSTAR of stage, screen and film as well as a leading philanthropist, Sheryl Lee Ralph!

What an amazing lady! She took the time to talk with us, sign autographs and more! We even modeled some of her clothing line DIVA fashions!

She was even up for having a little fun with us and we "crowned" her!

Saturday, August 4, 2012
It is now competition day and time to start the personal interviews with our judges!

Our beautiful ladies are ready for interview!


Opening number - "I'M ON A ROLL"

Time for the onstage competition to begin with on-stage interview!

On stage interview!

Our Petite Princesses on revue!

Presentation to Wendy D'Occhio of donations collected during pageant weekend for the Waterbury Veterans Memorial Committee.

Our ladies are ready to strut their stuff in fashion wear!

And now for the final phase of competition, evening wear!

Evening gown with our amazing Waterbury Veteran Committee Members escorting, Col. John Chiarella and Sam Beamon!

Time for our final walks for some of our amazing 2011 Petite America Queens!

Mrs. Petite America 2011, Ambre Dunavant-DeVirgilio

Miss Petite World 2011, Chelsea Zayas, Ms. Woman Petite World 2011, Yvette Ludwig and Lady Petite World 2011, Carol Staub receiving gifts from the Director.

Ready for the announcement of special awards.

And the winner of the Overall Photogenic award is...Miss New Hampshire, Lisa Van Orden!

And the winner of the Overall Broadway DIVA Fashion Award Winner is...Miss Asia Pacific, Irene Tan! This special award was given to the contestant with the highest overall score in the Fashion Wear competition!

And the winner of the Overall Evening Gown award is...Miss Petite America, Ashley Schoonmaker!

And the winner of the Overall Interview Award is...Miss Asia Pacific, Irene Tan!

Teen Petite America 2012, Paige Lavallee

Miss Petite America 2012, Kelly McIntosh

Ms. Petite America 2012, Kristen Pope

Mrs. Petite America 2012, Rian Kelly Valentine

Mrs. Woman Petite America 2012, Michele Sharpe

Teen Petite World 2012, Carrie Sunde

Miss Petite World 2012, Irene Tan
Overall Interview Winner
Overall Fashion Wear Winner

Ms. Petite World 2012, Erin Vivero

Mrs. Petite World 2012, Ambre Dunavant DeVirgilio

Mrs. Woman Petite World 2012, Charlie Alejandro

Mrs. Lady Petite World 2012, Linda Raftery

Broadway Diva Fashion Award Winner, Irene Tan. This special award was given to the contestant with the highest overall score in the Fashion Wear competition!

An AMAZING gift courtesy of Broadway Nails/KISS USA!

Gift bags from Broadway Nails and Triple Crown Productions/Petite America Pageant/Petite World Pageant and including their gift cards from 5th Avenue Gowns..

My Crowning Closet

Our Petite America & Petite World winners with their gift certificates for $300.00 off their purchase of a couture gown at My Crowning Closet courtesy of My Crowning Closet and Norieta Stephanos!

The ladies having fun choosing prizes from a clothing trunk provided by sponsor My Crowning Closet & Norieta Stephanos

Jim Karas Personal Training
2669 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Showing off the exclusive Queen's copy of the New York Times bestseller "The Petite Advantage Diet" by Jim Karas (courtesy of Jim Karas & HarperCollins Publishers)

Via San Geminiano 2/A
41030 San Prospero sul Secchia MO
Partita Iva 01940110362
Tel +39 059 908611

Gifts courtesy of GUAM seaweed mud.

Our Director and the new Queens!

Our Queens and Judges.

Time for cake!


Red Carpet Time!

2012 Pageant

Thursday, August 2, 2012
Petite America & Petite World Registration, Orientation, Meeting the Mayor of Waterbury & Pajama Party with surprise visit!

August 3, 2012
Petite America & Petite World visiting State Capitol, visit to Doc's Motorcycles to meet World's Strongest Man, dinner and charity drive at Buffalo Wild Wings with Waterbury Veterans Memorial Committee members

August 4, 2012
Petite America & Petite World opening number - "I'm On A Roll"

August 4, 2012
Petite America & Petite World Awards

August 4, 2012
Petite America crowning






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