Mrs. Mexico Ethnic World 2004
Yvette Parrish, Mrs. Mexico Ethnic World 2004,
Ms. Latina America Ambassador 2004 was selected by the National Ethnic World panel to represent
MEXICO in the 2005 International competition "Mrs. Ethnic World International Beauty Pageant" Formally, Mrs. Texas 2003, Mrs. San Antonio 2002. She was raised in San Antonio, Texas.
Her platform is "Queen for a Day, Confidence for a Lifetime", which she is the San Antonio chapter director and organizer
for this which allows herself and other queens to visit girls recovering from cancer and treatments in Santa Rosa Hospital.
Once they are there, they crown the child "Queen for a Day" with a beautiful tiara (which they keep) and do their makeup
and nails and take lots of pictures. It's a beautiful non-profit organization which really proves that queens are needed much
more in the hospitals to help recovering patients. Ms. Parrish also volunteers for the United Way and heavily involved in
the San Antonio Girl Scouts Mentor Program, working closely with girls between the ages of 5-13 who have a need to be mentored
and guided. As Mrs. Mexico Ethnic World 2004, Yvette has already done several volunteer activities throughout TEXAS and Mexico.
Yvette feels that there is more to wearing a crown and waving
in a parade she feels a need to reach out and inspire the LATINA youth especially and lift the spirits of children recovering
from cancer. Yvette is the product of truth that dreams DO come true! Brought up very poor and from a broken family Yvette
is now an accomplished and well sought after makeup artist, Beauty Editor for Latina-American magazine called CUERPO, mother
of three and married seven years. "Sometimes I feel like I have so much, and I want to help inspire and give love to others
who do not feel so good about themselves, I want every girl to know that they are BEAUTIFUL, no matter their size, weight,
height. I want them to know that ALL their dreams can come TRUE. They can achieve anything but you have to Never Give Up!"
see all the exciting things Yvette is doing during her reign check out her personal webpage at:
Makeup portfolio: http://www.TexasBeauty.com/
Queen For a Day San Antonio website
Ms. Ney York American Reniassance 2004
Joy Finerson was born and raised in Brooklyn and is currently a seventh
grade English teacher at the Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School for the Arts located in the very same community school
district in which she grew up. She holds a B.S. in Biology from Hampton University and is a graduate student at the City College
of New York. There she is seeking a M.A. in Secondary Science Education. She is very proud to be an educator.
Not only does it enable her to make a difference in the lives of young people, but it also affords her the opportunity to
give back to the awesome public school system that has given so much to her.
In 2003, Ms. Finerson founded Queens of New York. As an official AIDS Walk New York team, Queens of New York is helping
in the fight against HIV and AIDS by participating in the world's largest AIDS fundraiser. Proceeds from this 10k walk
benefit the Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) and many other AIDS organizations in the NYC metropolitan and surrounding areas.
As the name suggests, our members include New York state and local titleholders as well as national and international queens
that reside in or are from New York. Membership also includes titleholders and queens from
other areas as well as their friends and family.
HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention has been Joys platform since she started competing and is an issue that is very dear
to her heart. Losing three immediate family members to this disease, Joy has seen and knows first hand what it can do,
not only to the person, but to those around them. It is because of this that she has dedicated herself and her reign
to educating our communities (especially our youth) about HIV and AIDS, and what we can do to prevent it. With her training
as a Community HIV/AIDS Educator, Joy plans to expand Queens of New York into a non-profit organization that provides the
community not only with HIV/AIDS education, but mentoring services, personal and professional development, and scholarships
Joy is involved with the community in other ways also. She is a dance instructor for the In the Spirit of Dance praise
dance ministry at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, and an active volunteer for NY Cares.
For more information about Joy and/or her volunteer work visit, www.joytramaine.com.
Miss American Rose
Kendra Strickland (18) is currently Miss American Rose Pampa City
Teen Queen, Civic Princess, Talent Princess, and Golden Rose Ambassador. She's an active volunteer for the Princess Project in
which she has held numerous parties for young girls in my community and is the PHS Varsity choir and the Family
Career and Community Leaders of America.
Kendra has recently founded her own volunteer project called Purse Pals where
she takes young, girls in need in her community shopping and buy them items they otherwise could not afford.