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Our 2013 pageant took place July 31-August 3, 2014 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



Thursday, July 31, 2014

Checking in at registration, getting their 2014 Contestant Swag Bags and official Petite America & Petite World tee-shirts.

After introductions by each Queen, our former Queen, Charlie Alejandro speaks to the contestants about their responsibilities as a Queen and leader. She also shares about her charity, Sarah's Joy.

Director Kimberly introduces her Assistant, Michele and they go over the pageant weekend schedule.

Two of our Petite Princesses, Kaleigh and Delilah, come up to show some of the items in the goody bag, including the "Queenly" lollipops from sponsor Original Gourmet!

Original Gourmet Food Company, Inc
52 Stiles Road, Suite 201
Salem, NH 03079

After orientation, we head over to Waterbury City Hall to be officially welcomed to Connecticut and Waterbury by Mayor Neil O'Leary.

Mayor Neil M. O'Leary welcomes us to Waterbury Veterans Hall.
Afterwards, he chats with our Queens from last year before our photo shoot.

Our photo in Veteran's Hall.

Kimberly explains the importance of this statue to everyone. It represents the Gold Star Mother waiting for news of their loved one. This sculpture, by Andrew Chernak, of Pennsylvania, is one of three in America honoring the sacrifice of parents who have lost a son or daughter in the service of the country.

Our Queens L-R: Teen Petite World 2013, Taylor Dulmage, Miss Petite World 2013, Noeli Perez, Teen Petite America 2013, Leanna Natale, Ms. Petite America 2013, Francesca Simone and Lady Petite America 2013, Carol Tuohy.

On the majestic staircase in City Hall.

The "blue group."

The "pink group."

Outside of Waterbury City Hall.

Queens and Princesses Pajama Party and Rehearsal!

Team Dominican Republic and Team Bahamas pose for a picture so Ms. New England Diane Jensen says "No - team New England - Patriots that is!"

Time for the gift exchange!

Our first contestant of the year, Ms. Georgia, Parthenia McGowan.

Our first Southern girl of the year, Ms. Southeast, Dallas Teague Snider.

For Miss Dominican Republic, Kimberly Garcia.

For perfect and on time paperwork, Mrs. Hawaii, Liane Yamada.

Learning the opening number.

Friday, August 1, 2014
The next morning we are up early to head for the State Capitol in Hartford.

Our Queens arrived at the State Capitol in Hartford, CT in style in our AVIS rental vans.

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

Hall of flags at the State Capitol in Hartford, CT.







Team Bahamas

Team Canada

Team Dominican Republic
Afterwards, we head upstairs to the chambers.

Our Princesses with the great seal of Connecticut

Making a wish in the famous "Wishing Chair."

Honored to receive a visit from the Lt. Governor, Nancy Wyman and learning about the State of Connecticut.
What a wonderful leading lady!

The leading ladies of Connecticut! Lady Connecticut, Lynn Priest, Miss Connecticut, Christine Martin, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Teen Connecticut, Madison Yurgaitis and Teen Petite America 2013, Leanna Natale.

Welcoming the International delegates to the United States and Connecticut.

With our Petite America ladies! Lady Petite America 2013, Carol Tuohy, Ms. Petite America 2013, Francesca Simone and Teen Petite America 2013, Leanna Natale.

With our cute Petite Princesses!

Touring the State Capitol building of Connecticut.

Heading out for bowling and lunch with our Waterbury Veterans Memorial Committee!

Wolcott Lanes
955 Wolcott Road
Wolcott, CT 06716

A special thank you to Wolcott Lanes and their staff for a wonderful afternoon of fun!

Everyone enjoys the lunch provided by Michele and Becky Fabiano and the crown cupcakes from Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes!

Time to bowl and have a little fun!

Team Dominican Republic

Team Connecticut

Charlie and Ashley and Charlie and Michele.

Having fun autographing the bowling pin.

Michele and Kimberly present the bowling pin to Wolcott Lanes and their staff!

After bowling, we stop by to visit our sponsor Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes - winners of FOOD Network episode of Cupcake Wars.

Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes
20 Main Street
Oakville, CT 06779

A special thank you to owners Nicole & Jeremy Braddock and their staff for a wonderful visit and yummy cupcakes!

Deciding is the hardest part!

Eating is the easy part!

Or pretending to eat!

We head back to Waterbury for a meet and greet with our sponsor Laurye Natale owner of Dazzle Boutique!

Dazzle Boutique
130 Scott Road
Waterbury, CT 06705

Back at the hotel, before rehearsal we have our own "Cupcake War" with cupcakes and decorations supplied by Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes!


Teen Bahamas, Janice is styling with her socks!

Saturday, August 2, 2014
It is now competition day and time to start the personal interviews with our judges!

Our beautiful ladies are ready for interview!


Opening number - "LADIES NIGHT"

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

Our Petite Princesses on revue!

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 Member escorting, Sam Beamon along with Veteran Marty Tuohy!

The pageant competition is over so it is now time for our optional talent competition.

Hanging out during intermission!

Finale time and evening gown revue!

Ready for the announcement of special awards.

And the winner of the Petite Pageant Volunteer of the Year Award is...The Waterbury Veterans Memorial Committee! Accepting on their behalf is Sam Beamon.

And the winner of the Petite America Image Award is...Lady Petite America 2013, Carol Tuohy!

And the winner of the Petite America Image Award is...Teen Petite World 2013, Taylor Dulmage!

And the winner of the Petite Pageant Director's Award is...Mrs. Woman Petite America 2011 & Mrs. Woman Petite World 2012, Charlie Alejandro!

And the winner of the Congeniality award is...Mrs. New Hampshire, Ashley Firth!

And the winner of the Overall Photogenic award is...Ms. New England, Diane Jensen!

And the winner of the Overall Broadway DIVA Fashion Award Winner is...Miss Puerto Rico, Amy Soto! 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...come on back Miss Puerto Rico, Amy Soto!

And the winner of the Overall Interview Award is...for the second year in a row - Ms. Petite America, Francesca Simone!

And the winner of the Overall Optional Talent Winner is...a tie: Lady New England, Ruth Harcovitz and Lady Petite America, Carol Tuohy!

Teen Petite America 2014, Madison Yurgaitis

Miss Petite America 2014, Christine Fura

Ms. Petite America 2014, Diane Jensen
Overall Photogenic Winner

Mrs. Petite America 2014, Ashley Firth
Congeniality Winner

Lady Petite America 2014, Ruth Harcovitz
Later replaced by 1st Runner-Up Lynn Priest.
Optional Talent Winner - Tie

Teen Petite World 2014, Estalia Feliz Terrero

Miss Petite World 204, Amy Soto
Overall Fashion Wear Winner
Overall Evening Gown Winner

Mrs. Petite World 2014, Beatriz Gill

Lady Petite World 2014, Carol Tuohy
Petite America Image Award Winner
Optional Talent Winner - Tie

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

With their custom engraved crystal trophies.

Exclusive custom embroidered Queen's gift bags from Triple Crown Productions/Petite America Pageant/Petite World Pageant.

With their custom embroidered Queen's plush wraps.

Some of the goodies in their bags!

Also included in the Queen's prize bags from the following:
An AMAZING gift courtesy of Broadway Nails/KISS USA!

Jim Karas Personal Training
2669 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Exclusive Queen's copy of the best selling Petite America Diet Book by Jim Karas.

Via San Geminiano 2/A
41030 San Prospero sul Secchia MO
Partita Iva 01940110362
Tel +39 059 908611
Exclusive Queen's gift of seaweed mud treatments courtesy of GUAM mud.

Dragon Naturally Speaking Software www.nuance.com
Exclusive Queen's copy of the software program Dragon Naturally Speaking valued at over $150.00.

Dazzle Boutique
130 Scott Road
Waterbury, CT 06705
Exclusive Queen's gift of $100.00 towards the purchase of any in store gown or dress (excluding consignment items) from pageant sponsor, Dazzle Boutique and owner Laurye Natale.

LA GIRL Makeup
Exclusive Queen's gift of LA GIRL cosmetics courtesy of LA GIRL.

Our Director and some of the new Queens!

Our Queens and Judges.

Our Talent Judges.


Red Carpet Time!






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