ACPJA Judges Directory Registry

Need an American Child Pageant Judges Association certified judge for your child pageant? This is the place to find top-quality judges in the industry. Scroll through the ACPJA Judges Directory to find local judges.

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Mr. Briyant Arias
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJACT, NY, MA, RI

Hi my name is Briyant Arias and I am 27 years old. I am a former Mr. Just Me King for Sparkling crown pageant. I am also a certified model and a pageant coach. I am a optimistic person with a heart of gold. My hobbies are dancing, coaching, choreographer, and helping the community. I am currently working as a phlebotomist for American Red Cross and Baystate Medical Center. I love judging pageants because There is nothing like seeing the faces of the contestants when they achieve their goal of being crowned. Currently Judging in CT, NY MA, RI

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Mrs. Tawana Austin
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAIL, MO, TN

Super mom of 3 children:  Small business owner. Advocate for domestic violence – Over 6 years in the pageant industry. Former Pageant Director.  Judging pageants in IL, MO, TN

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Dr. Denise Barrett
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAFL, GA, AL, LA, NY , CA, TX, Puerto Rico

Dr. Denise Barrett is the founder and CEO of Beautifully Educated Enterprises, dynamic educator for 20+ years, and a former Miss Florida A&M University who empowers girls and women to understand the importance of education, self-love, and embracing their beauty.  Her motto is we are ALL beautiful. Now let’s become Beautifully Educated™ together!

She is an engaging, interactive motivational speaker who is known for her “keep it real” style. Dr. Denise’s self-published book, Education 3.0: How to Get Your Kids What They Need to Succeed, discusses the importance of multiple types of education, from academics to character to soft skills and beyond. Her ebook, Be Glamorous Everyday: How to Embrace the Power of Your Beauty from the Inside Out, promotes her philosophy of the importance of inner and outer beauty and the role self-love plays in both. As a result of her drive and willingness to serve others, Dr. Denise has been recognized with numerous awards, including:

  • 2017 – Legacy Award Recipient (Florida A&M University)
  • 2013 – State Assistant Principal of the Year Award Recipient (Florida Department of Education)
  • 2013 – Named one of Legacy Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Business Leaders in South Florida”
  • 2012 – Recipient of the Women’s History Month Award for Outstanding Achievement (Miami-Dade County)

As Miss Florida A&M University, she reigned with dignity, style and grace. Dr. Denise was the first Miss FAMU to place in the Top 8 of the Miss Collegiate African-American Pageant, and went on to compete in both the Miss Tallahassee and Miss Florida USA pageants. She is also a former model and is passionate about beauty, fashion and entertainment. However, she is most passionate about mentoring and empowering women to live their best lives and be all they can be!

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Mrs. Virginia Barron
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJALA

Virginia Barron, from Dry Prong, Louisiana.  2016 Director of Mr & Miss Bling N Boots Pageant. Stay at home mother of 2 handsome boys, and a beautiful daughter.  I do Photography on the side as a hobby I love doing in my spare time.  Judging in Louisiana

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Ms. Krystle Bell
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAAL, GA

Currently residing in Montgomery, Alabama, Krystle Bell has been competing in pageants since age 17. She has experience in the areas of competition, judging, coaching, directing, and emceeing. She currently holds the title of Ms. Alabama African-American United 2016. In 2016, she was recognized by as one of the “Top Four Pageant Hairstyles for Natural Hair”. She is the Founder/CEO of, a pageantry lifestyle blog that serves as “Your Krystle Clear Source for All Things Pageant Related.” Judging in AL, GA

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Ms. Whitney Brock
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAAL, MS, TN, GA, FL

Hi, my name is Whitney Brock. I am from Guin Alabama and I am 23 years old. I have a long history of pageants. I am now a licensed cosmetologist I love my job and making others look and feel beautiful. I’m so excited to start judging pageants it’s been a dream of mine for a long time! I am available to judge in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, and  Georgia!

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Ms. Julie Carson
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAUSA

Julie Carson is a cardiovascular leader with over 18 years of progressive leadership and management experience, as well as 27 years in the medical field. She is a proven leader and change agent who has improved performance, customer and employee satisfaction, cost containment and revenues. Julie has copious cardiovascular experience with in- and out-patient Cath Lab, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Interventional Radiology, as well as Cardiac Rehab.

Julie has established and developed two complete cardiovascular programs and a Chest Pain Center.  She is well versed in Magnet Application Process, Lean initiatives and EPIC, and is well respected by superiors and peers for professionalism, commitment to excellence, and for being a role model to others.

Passionate about her work, Julie credits her success to dedication, drive and perseverance. She looks forward to connecting with likeminded professionals. She is available to judge in the entire USA


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Ms. Erika Colindres
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAGA

Erika Colindres is a 31 year old mother of two. She is a devoted pageant mom of 9 years to her daughter, Ava and has been active in the pageant arena in the state of Georgia. Erika is currently judging in GA.

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Ms. Shannon Davison
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAAL, GA, TN, MS, FL

Shannon is a ACPJA certified  judge and has judged multiple local pageants through the years, including numerous photogenic contests. She has also MC’d multiple pageants & events. She currently works full time as the manager of one of the largest Hair & Makeup companies in Alabama overseeing all of their logistics and office work. In her free time, she assists alongside this Hair & Makeup team to work National pageants. She is a certified spray tan artist with Norvell University and the owner of an Event/Wedding Coordinating company. She is truly immersed in every aspect of the pageant world!

Shannon has been married for 27yrs with 4 amazing kids. Her Community and volunteer experience includes:

She was previously a part time missionary that worked with an organization to help find orphans their forever families. Through this experience she and her husband adopted 2 of their now 4 children from Ukraine. She was previously a DHR foster parent and has volunteered with many organizations such as The SonLight Center and Save a Life of Birmingham.  Shannon is available to judge in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida. 

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Ms. Cariss Dooley
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAAL, FL, MS, GA, TN, TX, NC, OH, CA, NV

Cariss Dooley “Ka- riss” Resides in Hueytown, Alabama; former Miss Hemisphere;former model, aspiring actress, pageant coach, judge, pageant mother, as well as pageant director of the infamous ACT Productions Miss Summer Beauty of the Southeast National Pageant; over 30 years of experience in pageant industry. Training judges for over 20 years. Dedicated to making pageants fair across the board.
Will go most anywhere but AL for sure and FL MS GA TN TX NC OH .CA NV

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Pastor La’Nesia Edwards
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAIL, TN, KY, MO

Pastor La’Nesia Edwards; Pageant Coach, Queen and Mom to undefeated Pageant King Trave.  11 years of pageant experience; Judging Pageants in IL, TN, KY, MO

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Ms. Juli Garcia-Romo
Certified Pageant Judge ACPJATN, KY

Juli Garcia-Romo is 22 years old and is from Smith County, Tennessee. For her occupation, she is a Zinc Development Miner for Nyrstar Middle Tennessee Mines. She is also a pageant director , coach, and 2020 Miss Middle Tennessee U.S. Juli has competed in pageants for 10 years and has judged many pageants across Tennessee and Kentucky for 5 years. She believes that no matter who you are, what size you are, and how old you are; with determination, faith, and confidence anyone can be a queen. She is available to judge in the states of Tennessee & Kentucky

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Miss Julia Grouleff
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAUSA, Primarily East Coast

My name is Julia Grouleff and I am 20 years old. I was born and raised in the small town of Lambertville New Jersey where I traveled with my family to compete in glitz and natural pageants until I was 9 years old. I  decided to retire pageants, and dedicate my life to competitive dance. I started my training in dance at a young age of 5 training in ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern, pointe, acrobatics and tap.  When I was 8 years old I joined a competitive dance company where I traveled around the US and competed for national level titles and scholarships. I spent summers at a very young age training with the Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theater in NYC. I also frequently traveled to California where I participated in dance intensives including “Break the Floors, Dancerpalooza”

My dance studio was casted to participate in a featured episode of the hit reality tv show “Dance Moms” in 2012. I started modeling for multiple dance catalogs and magazines around the East Coast. Some spotlights that include “A Wish Come True,” “Kèlle,” “Curtain Call,”  and “Dance spirit.”

Up to the age of 18,  I continued to dance, model and go to school. When I graduated high school in 2015, I started taking classes at Bucks Community College with a major in child psychology. I take online classes so I am able to commute to and from NYC for dance and Modeling jobs during the week. I take dance classes regularly at Broadway Dance Center in NYC to keep up my training. This year, I have been a judge for the Tri-State Cinderella Beauty Pageants. I have judged pageants on the east coast so far. Also, I made it to the final audition round for the Philadelphia Eagles Cheer team and the NY Jets Flight Crew Cheerleaders in 2017.

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Ms. Tammy Dawn Hardin-Thistlethwaite
Certified Pageant Judge ACPJAPA, OH, WV

I have been involved in pageants, dance, singing, performing, competing and directing for 30 plus years. I believe pageants teach a child about themselves in a way no other avenue can. I direct and own Pittsburgh Premiere Pageants. You can find it and myself on Facebook. I will travel from Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and other neighboring states as well. Let’s continue to raise our children to be confident, genuine, serving leaders. Tammy Dawn Hardin Thistlethwaite.

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Ms. Antia Harris-Dai
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAMI, OH, IN, IL, KY, WI, TN, GA, AL, FL, PA, NY, NJ, WV, VA, MD, DE, DC

Ms. Antia “Tia” Harris-Dai of Oak Park, Michigan. over 29 years in pageantry, 20 years teaching and 29 years performing experience in Dance, Vocal, Modeling, Pageantry and Acting. Worked with top names in industry, Dance Theatre of Harlem residency program for 3 years, world travels; 2001, she founded the Bennett College Dance Troupe which offers a promising Performing Arts degree program. In 2008, Ms. Harris-Dai founded the Association of Minorities in Dance Education, an organization that highlights the achievements of minority teachers, choreographers, studio owners, directors and performers in the dance community. Ms. Harris-Dai’s current judging experience includes: Energy National Dance Competition, Driven Dance Pit National Dance Competition, Mr. /Miss American Coed Pageant, SWAK Pageant System’s Lead Judge and Tabulator, Hal Jackson’s Talented Teen Michigan State Finals, Sunshine International Pageant System, Celebrity USA Pageant System (Adjudicator & Tabulator), Little Miss Michigan Pageant, BOZ Pageant Systems, Amazing Beauties & Cuties Pageant & Talent System, Pure International Pageants (Lead Adjudicator, Auditor & Judge Coordinator), Sunburst Model Search Pageant and NES Pageant Systems just to name a few.  (248) 982-0774~Contact Phone Number Currently Judging in MI, OH, IN, IL, KY, WI, TN, GA, AL, FL, PA, NY, NJ, WV, VA, MD, DE & DC

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Ms. Donna S. Higgins
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJASC, GA, NC

Donna has participated in pageants, directed, and been a judge for several pageants.  Professionally,  she works at the executive level in the Pharmaceutical industry and has been a Senior Executive with the most prestigious cosmetic companies.   She is available to judge in NC, SC, & GA.

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Mrs. Laura Jenkins
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAIN, KY, OH

Laura Jenkins is a wife and proud mother of 3 (2 boys and 1 girl).  Born and raised in Southern Indiana, studied Paralegal Studies  & Accounting. love spending time with family hiking, shopping; busy weekends include dance competitions, pageants/pageant appearances; the last 3 years watching her daughter in both competitions and volunteering because of her titles, “I’ve seen how much they help girls and woman. The quiet, reserved girl  blossomed into the vibrant, compassionate and confident young woman.   I always be thankful that she took me on this journey with her.”  Currently judging in IN, KY, OH

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Ms. Nichelle Jones
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAIN, IL, OH, KY
Nichelle is an Indianapolis Native and a busy mom of 3.  A dancer that has performed at the Rose Bowl and Disney Land, Nichelle has always had a passion for coaching and helping others. Nichelle combined her passion for children and dance into coaching competitive cheer and dance where she was able to coach and develop young girls into champions on and off the dance floor.  This busy lady then transitioned into coaching and mentoring youth through coaching soccer where her teams captured multiple championship titles.  Nichelle then took her coaching skills to a new level, becoming a Life Coach, mentoring and empowering young ladies to reach their dreams.  Busy as a Zumba instructor, volunteer work and a facilitator for Girls Inc. and Harvest Girls International, Nichelle enjoys developing youth to reach their dreams.  In 2016, Nichelle achieved her dream of becoming a pageant queen, winning her first pageant and is the current Ms. Indianapolis.  With a history of judging both National and local pageants, Nichelle brings a wealth of knowledge to the Judging circuit. Currently judging in IN, KY.  Available to judge in IL, and OH as well.  
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Ms. Donna Kernop
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAAL, MI, TN, GA, FL
I am a retired Family Nurse Practitioner. I am a military Mother of three sons . I am a mother of a  daughter with multiple titles as a pageant Queen as well as a aunt of a niece who is a pageant director. I am well acquainted with the pageant world and judging criteria. I was a former Teen Model for Adrian’s Department store. I have judges various pageants throughout the state of Alabama. I love being a pageant judge to encourage contestants with positive feedback and to enlighten a contestants best characteristics to inspire Confidence , Grace and Elegance in their pageant experience.
States I would prefer to judge in: Alabama , Mississippi , Tennessee and Georgia , Florida.
Area greater than a 50 miles radius from Tuscaloosa Al would be subject to gas expenses. Hotel Accommodation expenses required for any area greater than 200 mile radius or for multiple pageant day judging .
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Ms Cynthia Diane Kotewa
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJANC, SC

Cynthia Diane Kotewa (Cindy)is a happily married mother of six and a grandmother of four. She has been competing in pageants for about 7 years now and has experience in natural and glitz pageants.  Cindy is available to Judge in NC and SC

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Mr. Junior Jean Herve Lapin
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJALong Island, NY

My name is Junior Lapin. I am a Model and I live in LongIsland,NY. I am proud to be a part of the ACPJA family. I am very friendly and respectful. A fun fact about me is that I like exercising with my friends, and watching fashion shows by myself. As I always wanted to become a Certified Child Pageant Judge but I also want the children to make a positive difference by starting to involve in their community so they can have the experience of volunteering. Junior prefers to judge in Long Island, Ny area.

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Ms. Fern Lloyd
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAAL, MS, LA, TN, FL, SC, GA

Ms. Fern Lloyd was born and raised in New Orleans, LA where she graduated from Isidore Newman high school. While in high school, she was a member of the varsity cheerleading and gymnastics teams all four years, as well as captaining both teams and being a UCA All Star. She performed in many of the musical and dramatic productions as well as the competition show choir. She was also a member of the Homecoming Court.  After graduating, she moved to Athens, GA where she graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Management Information Systems. At UGA she was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and one of the Rush Chairwomen. She was accepted into the Disney College Program where she worked as a water park lifeguard and competed on the National Championship winning competition lifeguard team.  Upon completion of the program, she was chosen to be the Disney College Ambassador for the University of Georgia which recruited high quality students for the program. Ms. Fern currently enjoys a fruitful career as a senior project manager at a large, prestigious world-wide management consulting firm specializing in Business Intelligence, and is in the process of setting up her own company that will sell new and pre-loved apparel and home décor items.

Ms. Lloyd and her family recently moved to the small rural town of Butler, GA to restore and renovate an 1850s Neoclassical manor- which has been a lifelong dream finally coming true. She is happily engaged (to a retired police officer turned small business owner specializing in home renovation and construction) and is the proud mother of three young elementary school age sons, and stepmother to 4 girls and 1 boy (all teens or older.) She is also happy to have a 180-pound Newfoundland dog named Sampson and a Himalayan cat named Kitty Love as part of the family. She has traveled to over 100 countries and 40 states and flown over a million miles in her lifetime.

Fern’s hobbies outside of her family and home include community service and outreach through the various pageant organization titles she holds. Her platform cause is A Soldier’s Child Foundation ( whose mission is to “serve the children of military personnel who have lost their lives on active duty, while defending the United States of America.”

Ms. Fern is the reigning Ms. Classic South USA , Ms. Southern Magnolia (GA), Ms. Taylor County GA Forestry, and Miss Georgia Strawberry (Peoples Choice).  She has placed in the top five in every pageant she has competed in and hopes to continue competing in the future, as she loves the art of pageantry. She has recently been certified as an ACPJA pageant judge and hopes to direct pageants of her own in the future.

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Ms. Jamey MacFarlane
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJATX, LA, AL, MS, FL, OK, TN, GA, AR

Jamey is a Chief Administrative Officer born and raised in Orange, TX.  She is married and a mother of two. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship that has served her well in her business endeavors.  Jamey competed in pageants as child has directed and been involved with local pageants for the past 5 years. She is available to judge in TX, LA, AL, MS, FL, OK, TN, GA, and AR.


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Ms. Janette Manion
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJACA, NV, UT, AZ

Janette Manion Manion is the mother of professional actress/model Kaya Rose. She has been involved in pageants since 1980, first as a contestant, then a judge and then her daughter followed until becoming a professional model. Janette has a Bachelors in Elementry Childhood Education. She is also involved in her community in Los Angeles, helping with anti bully, homeless and domestic violence campaigns. She was a professional ballet dancer and ran a dance studio teaching dance, runway and pageant coaching.  Janette is currently Judging in CA, NV, UT, AZ

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Mrs. Tiffany Maxie-Seals
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJALA

Baton Rouge native, former director of Jewel of Baton Rouge Pageant, Ms. Black Elegance 1989, John Casablanca’s modeling student, LSU Fashion Model, Girl Scout Leader, Southern University Laboratory Alum; Judging Pageants in Louisiana

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Ms. Angela DeeDee Middleton
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAGA, AL, SC, NC
I am a native of Georgia and married to my husband Michael, the love of my life, after being apart for 30 years.  I am the current Ms Senior Georgia 2022/23 and I love to see others “Shine”!!  My careers consist of 17 years in the electronics industry serving as Purchasing Agent, Salesperson and eventually Vice President.  Also a Master Cosmetologist at 45 years old, a Flight Attendant at 52 years old and a Police Dispatcher. I  sang in Las Vegas in multiple shows at several casinos, acted in several community theatre productions and am a published Songwriter.  I have three grown children and a son in law, Ashley and Dario Caudana, Whitley Ware and Cason Ware who are  Singers, Songwriters, Dancers, Filmmakers and Actors.I have coached pageant contestants on stage presence and talent over the years.  I am also a Wedding Coordinator and Party Planner in my free time.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, theatre, fine dining, concerts, lake fun, beach trips, singing/performing and encouraging others to push past their comfort zones in order to “Share Their Light”!!
I would love to judge in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina
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Ms. Kimberly Moore
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAGA

Kimberly resides in Statesboro, GA with her husband and daughter, and they own a trucking business. She is a full time Data Analyst and holds a Bachelor of Administration degree in Information Systems and an Associate of Science degree in Health Information Technology. She is a former International Fitness and Bodybuilding Professional Figure Competitor and has earned many titles from her years competing all over the United States. She has been featured in national fitness magazines and is a certified wellness trainer. Kimberly currently works from home and manages her nine-year-old represented actor, model, competitive gymnast, and 3-time National titleholder. Kimberly has attended several pageant workshops, as well as local, state, and national pageants. She has judged local pageants and bodybuilding competitions.

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Mrs. Tracey Moore-Crum
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJATN, KY, AL, MS, VA
Tracey Moore-Crum lives in Brownsville, TN with her husband David. Between them they have 4 grown children, 1 granddaughter and one grandson. Tracey is employed in the pharmaceutical industry as a Therapeutic Sales Specialist where she travels to multiple states educating physicians on responsible pain management for their patients. She received her Associates Degree of Applied Science in Radiology from Jackson State and went on to obtain her Bachelors in Business Management and MBA from the University of Phoenix. Throughout the years Tracey has worked with several organizations that spanned from supporting military families during deployments to non profit organizations as well as local community events and fundraisers for disabled children.
She is originally from Obion County and a graduate of Obion County Central High School. Being from Obion County pageants were an exciting part of her childhood. She won several titles locally as a child including placing in the top royalty for the West Tennessee Strawberry festival. To this day she still appreciates the friendships, memories and opportunities she gained from her experiences in pageants. Tracey believes child pageants should be a safe, structured competition platform for children to express their individuality and she is a certified judge thru the American Child Pageant Judges Association.  Tracey is available to judge in TN, KY, AL, MS, and VA.
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Mikala Lenae’ Morgan
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJALA

Mikala Morgan is the former 2015 Miss Louisiana Mardi Gras, 47th Annual Louisiana Swine Festival Queen and Social Media Director for Miss LSU-USA. She currently resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she is a Digital Marketing Director for Torapath Technologies, Vice President of BNI Premier, and serves on the Board of Directors for Karnival Krewe de Louisiane. She has 7+ years of experience competing, judging, and coaching pageants in the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) and Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals (LAFF).  She is available to judge in the state of Louisiana.

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Mr. James Keith Mullins
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAUSA

Keith currently works as a Professor of Nursing at a local university. He has dedicated himself to helping those in need for the past 27 years. Keith started his pageant career back in the 1980s when he started out as a stage hand getting contestants ready for their talent and evening gown competition. Keith also worked closely with the contestant while operating the spotlight for each of them during their talent competition. Over the next few years he began helping with pageants throughout local communities helping in whatever capacity needed. Following those years he began helping contestants with evening wear and hair which led him to finally starting his judging career. Over the past 43 years, Keith’s pageant career has grown. He had judged numerous pageants including most of them being festival and school pageants. Keith has a true passion and love for pageants and enjoys seeing the true and competitive side of true beauty. Keith is available to judge across the United States of America.

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Ms. Beth Nicodemus
Certified Pageant Judge ACPJAAL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS. NC, SC, TN
Hi! My name is Kayla (Beth) Nicodemus. I am a resident of Oneonta, AL where my husband, Kevin,  and I raise two beautiful boys, Cole and Jack. I am a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician and have been working in the pharmacy field for 13 years. I attended Susan Moore High School where I was sashed 1st alternate my 8th grade year, crowned 9th and 10th Class Beauty and Miss Purple and Gold my senior year. I was also crowned Junior Miss Queen of Diamonds and was 1st and 2nd alternate in many state pageants. Also while in high school I was a majorette for four years and head majorette two of the four.
In my free time these day, I enjoy doing hair and makeup for friends and family, watching my children play their favorite sports, and camping. Occasionally, I will bring out the baton for my niece, but my favorite thing to do is coach her how to walk in pageants!
States I would like to judges in:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas
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Ms. Kylee K. Odom
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJANC, SC, FL, GA, TN, VA.

Kylee K. Odom is a former Mrs. North Carolina and Miss Teen North Carolina.  In addition to winning numerous pageants, she was also the Miss North Carolina State Director 2006-2008 winning the Prestigious International Director of the Year Award.  Kylee continues to judge many pageant systems and talent competitions across the United States. 

On and off the stage, she promotes her platform on vision awareness and was chosen to be the NC Lion’s Club International Celebrity Spokesperson for Campaign Sight First II.  Her daughter’s story encourages her to make a difference and team up with Lion’s Clubs to help eliminate blindness.

She is a graduate of the Flat Rock Playhouse Vagabond School of the Drama where she served as a Dance Teacher and a Musical Theatre Choreographer.  Music and dance are her true inspirations that have led Kylee to form her own Production Company.  She is the National Dance Director for the World Championships of Performing Arts and a Licensed BMI writer of Christian music.  

Kylee is married to her husband Marshall and they live in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina with their kids.  

Kylee is available to judge in: NC, SC, FL, GA, TN, VA.

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Ms. Alyssa Owens
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJATN, AL, KY

I currently live in Lynchburg, TN. I recently graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I have been an educator for a little over a year now. Throughout my life, I grew up in the pageant world.The fond memories and friendships I have from competing in pageants growing up lead to my goal of one day becoming a pageant director/coordinator along with being a pageant judge. I have now been a pageant director for a little over two years with Southern Sisters Pageants. I direct/coordinate 4 or more pageants a year. I am also a certified pageant judge through ACPJA. I look forward to making more memories

I believe pageants allow you to radiate confidence, make new friends, and participate in fun competitions. It’s important that we always remember to always be your own kind of beautiful!

I am available to judge in Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky.

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Mrs. Cierra Pinckard
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAGA

Cierra Pinckard is married to Casey Pinckard of Claxton, Ga. Working as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer at Claxton Poultry Farms, Inc. MondayFriday, Cierra looks forward to her pageant events on the weekends. Pageants started long ago for Cierra Pinckard and she has had a love for watching, judging and competing in them since the first pageant she curled her hair for in 2003. Cierra Pinckard now has a daughter, Ruby Lace, that competes with her mom’s help being she is 6 months old and has 2 titles as of now. Cierra also has 2 boys she enjoys watching play baseball, from diamonds on a field to diamonds in a crown Cierra’s life couldn’t be more fulfilling. I am willing to judge in the state of Georgia.

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Ms Heather Pinnage
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAOH,PA,WV, VA,MD,NY

I am new to the pageant world about 1 1/2 years now. I have a daughter that has competed in national glitz and natural pageants. I am looking to start in a new direction and start judging. 

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Ms. Rosalyn Powell
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAGA
Rosalyn has been in the wellness industry for over 12 years and entered the pageant world  when her daughter decided in high school to enter her first pageant.  Her daughter went on to finish 1st runner up in Miss Teen Atlanta and represented America’s Majestic Miss as Miss Georgia Teen. Rosalyn’s  mom was Ms. Georgia Senior America 2017 which led her Mom to the National Pageant. Their love of the pageant system led them to now be the State Administrators of the Ms. Georgia Senior America pageant for the last 6 years. Rosalyn  has started judging pageants and has loved being a part of each pageant as a judge. Rosalyn is available for the state of Georgia (Atlanta and surrounding areas) and in special circumstances other areas of the US.
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Dr. Angela Rivers-Harper
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAOH, IN, IL, VA, KY, TN,GA

Dr. Angela N. Rivers-Harper is a native of Cincinnati, OH.  Dr. Rivers-Harper obtained her Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership in 2019.  Dr. Rivers-Harper has her Associates in Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Business and Human Resource Management, Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, Master of Arts in Executive Leadership, 4 Certifications in Education, Teaching Licensure and she is also a Notary for the State of Ohio. Dr. Rivers-Harper is also an ordained wedding officiant. Dr. Rivers-Harper is the former Ms. Ohio Plus America, 2011, Ohio Elegant Elite U.S United, 2012, Ms. American Beauties Plus Queen, 2013, American Beauties Plus Woman Queen 2015, Classic Woman Elite, 2017, Lifetime Queen 2017/18 Queen Excellence 2017/18, Queen of Queens for American Beauties Plus and recently crowned your new Mrs. National Sorority Pageant, 2021/22.   Dr. River-Harpers is also the CEO of Ohio Kurvy Fashion Weekend, a weekend fashion event for Full Figured women and men, CEO of Keep It Kurvy Boutique, a swimwear line dedicated to our full-size men and women, Founder of the “I Love Me” Women’s Empowerment Conference, and Kute Kosmetics by Angela-Nicholle, a cosmetics accessory line.  Dr. Rivers-Harper is also the Director for the Northern Valley Region of American Beauties Plus. She is available to judge in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia.

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Ms. Devra L Roberts
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAAL, TN
Devra Roberts is from Hartselle, Alabama. She is a graduate of Hartselle High School where she was a majorette,  member of the wind ensemble, and concert chorus.  Devra has been involved with the Cinderella Scholarship Pageant since she was a young girl. She won a local title,  she competed at the state level  winning several titles over the years,  and won the teen overall title in 1990. Devra competed at the international level for 3 years and is a member of the Cinderella International Honor Roll for winning a special talent award for  Ventriloquism. Her background includes experience in dance, twirl and singing.  Competing in pageants helped shape her into the woman she is today by instilling poise and confidence.  Devra is willing to judge in the States of Alabama and Tennesee.
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Ms. Jacquetta  (Jae) Roden
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAAL, GA, MS, TN and FL

Jacquetta (Jae) Roden currently resides in a small town outside of Birmingham, Alabama. She has been employed at a major financial institution for over 25 years as a Risk Specialist. She is the mother of two adult children, one granddaughter and a very spoiled fur baby. In her downtime Jae enjoys reading, traveling, volunteering in her community,gardening and spending time with her family and friends. 

Jae has over 10 years of judging experience on a local, state, and national level. Judging pageants is a rewarding experience in being able to play a small role in building confidence and encouraging the contestants to pursue their dreams. Jae looks forward to working with judges and pageant directors in making pageant competitions a fair and fun time for all those involved. Jae is available to judge in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Florida.

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Ms. Myrna Rogers
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAWV, OH, FL

Ms. Myrna Rogers of Dade City, Florida is interested in judging Semi-Glitz and Natural Pageants.  Some of her experiences include:

  • Worked in the medical industry for over 30 years.
  • Named by “Jeb Bush” as one of 2005’s Most Influential Business Women in Florida
  • Past Cheerleader Coach
  • Past Board Member for Little League Baseball
  • Member of Parkersburg Women’s Club
  • Member of American Baptist Women’s Ministries of WV

Myrna says, “I have interviewed thousands of candidates for jobs in the medical industry for years.   I love having the opportunity to meet the candidates and learn why they believe they should represent our company.  What unique quality do they bring to the table, how they handle challenges and how they are constantly improving their self.  I believe this same concept applies to Pageant Contestants who want to represent their Community, State or Country.  The spirit of competition and putting their best step forward is a fun and exciting opportunity that will allow the Pageant Contestant compete and grow as an individual person and as person who serves our community.”  She is available to judge pageants in WV, Ohio and Central Florida.

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Ms. Loretta Rummel
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJATN, MI, KY NC, GA, MI, AK, VA

Hello I am Loretta Rummel from Benton, TN..I have been married for 30 Years and I am the Owner/Director of Loretta’s Hometown Pageants which is my hearts passion. I have been Directing my hometown County Fair pageants for 22 years and the Jefferson County Fair pageants for 9 years. I have been in the industry for 38 years which includes competing, directing, emceeing, coaching and judging. I would be happy to judge on any level in Tennessee and any state boarding Tennessee. I look forward to networking with those in the industry.

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Ms. Kirsty Santamour
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJANY

Kirsty Santamour; 27 year old mother of two; works with people with Developmental  Disabilities; currently working towards Nursing Degree; Devoted to the integrity & safety of child pageants; currently judging in New York

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Ms. Brittany Sellers
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJATX

Hello everyone I just want to say how excited I am to be part of ACPJA.  I have a long history with pageantry that started when I was 13 and competed in my first pageant.  I have won two titles in the past Miss Magnolia 2010 and Miss Strawberry 2011. After having my children I decided to become a pageant judge which I have been doing for the past 3 years in Georgia. I am new to Texas and can’t wait to start judging here!!! Only judging in Texas

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Mrs. Sharla Spain
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJANC, SC, VA, GA

Sharla Spain, resides in Charlotte, NC Married with an energetic 8 year old.  Fashion and entertainment are two of my favorite hobbies. My profession affords me the luxury of developing people everyday.  I look forward to watching young people blossom. I am available to judge in NC, SC, VA, GA

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Mrs. Maranda Stafford
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJATN

Hello my name is Maranda Stafford. I am thirty-four years old and I live in Shelbyville, TN.  My husband and I moved here from Florida due to his job. He is an electrical engineer and I taught four years in FL as a Kindergarten teacher. Now I am a substitute teacher. So we have been a resident of TN for about five years now. In Florida, I have won over twenty pageant titles. As a kid and teen, pageants were a big part of my life. I have a passion for pageants and would love to become a judge. Our family in FL is so important to both of us so we visit them a lot. As of right now, we have a Golden Retriever and she is our fur baby. We are hoping to start a family of our own one-day in God’s timing. I am a volunteer with the Habitat for Humanity and help with our local fundraisers around our community. I loved to help out as much as I can and I love the state of TN.  Currently judging in the State of Tennesee.

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Mrs. Holly Sylvester
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJATN, KY, AL, GA, NC, FL, MS, AK,

Holly Sylvester is the fundraising and event coordinator for the Auburntown Volunteer Fire department. She is also the director of the Miss Red Apple Days pageant, and event coordinator for the Red Apple Days festival in Auburntown Tennessee. Holly has been in and around the pageant industry for over 18 years as a contestant, titleholder, director, coach and judge. She has held titles such as Miss Rutherford County, Miss Tennessee Hostess, and Miss Tennessee 2003 in the Miss American Coed system. In an effort to promote her platform, inner beauty over outer beauty, Holly partnered with Pure in Heart conferences to create a curriculum that would be used to reach countless young ladies all over the United States. Traveling throughout the south east Holly has had the opportunity to personally teach hundreds of young girls what it means to be truly beautiful from the inside out. Holly currently resides in Cannon County Tennessee with her three beautiful children, and her wonderful husband Shaphan. 

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Mrs. Heaven S Tatum
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJATX

Hi my name is Heaven and I reside in Alvin, TX with my husband and 2 kids. I work at MD Anderson Cancer Center as a Medical Assistant. I have been doing pageants for the last 2 years with my daughter.  It’s in our blood. I have been doing pageants since I was young. I have also won many titles myself including Duchess and also 9th grade queen and homecoming queen. I am available to judge in the state of Texas.

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Ms Emily Nicole Tyler
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAIndiana

Hello. I am Emily Tyler!  Growing up I have been apart of pageants and have loved them! I also enjoy watching pageants so I thought why not become a judge! I am available to judge in the state of Indiana.

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Lauralee Andrea Veitch
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJATX, FL, AZ, NV, MI, CA, LA

Lauralee got a late start on the pageant scene when in her 40’s she was asked to enter a small local pageant to promote the nearby city.  After winning her division she was hooked and became involved in competing in State and National level pageants and was asked to begin judging.  She spends a lot of her off time volunteering at various organizations and events and has had the opportunity to volunteer at special needs pageants as well.

I’ve seen girls growing into the poised, eloquent women through pageantry and couldn’t be more proud to be involved. I have witnessed the benefits of instilling a sense of giving back to the community through volunteer work associated with pageants. It makes my heart happy to see our youth out there volunteering.  We are seeing the youth involved in pageantry flourish into distinguished, respectable individuals who are able to present their views intelligently and respectably.

Lauralee is available to judge in Texas, Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Michigan, California, Louisiana

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Ms. Brenda Wade
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAAL, TN
Professionally, Brenda was a Customer Support Manager. She managed teams in the United States, India and the Netherlands. Managing diverse teams helped in understanding that each person is unique and beautiful in their own way.  She have participated in the pageant industry many years as a director and a judge. Brenda believes that inside beauty is as important as outside beauty. She currently resides in Priceville, Alabama. She is looking forward to judging in the states of Alabama and Tennessee.
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Mrs. Michelle Walker
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAMO
 Hi, my name is Michelle Walker. I am 26 years old and the mother to 4 beautiful children. I have 4 boys, ages 8, 6, 5, & 4; and 1 girl who is 3. I am married to my junior high sweetheart! I am interested in judging pageants in the Missour area.
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Mrs. Toni Wells
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJACA, NV, AZ

Mrs. Toni Wells, B.S. Human Services – M.S. Clincial Mental Health Counseling; Humanitarian, has 10 years in the pageant industry. Former Pageant Director.  Founder of Gateway Beauties Metropolitan Pageant; FLOWER Foundation; Judging pageants for 10 years. Currently Judging in CA, NV, AZ

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Ms. Kimberly Wentzel
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJATN, AL, KY

Hello, I’m Kimberly Wentzel.  I reside in Marshall County, Tennessee. I was an active participant in local pageants,  as well as, state level pageantry and won several titles. I have worked as a pageantry coach for a company called “Grace Notes”. I have judged many pageants in the past. Now that I am retired,  I would love to work with all of you in the industry. I prefer Tennessee, Alabama and or Kentucky states to be your next pageant judge. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

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Eryka White
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAGA

I am 27 years old, a mother and wife. I have three beautiful children. I graduated with two associates degrees in Architectural and Mechanical Drafting. I am currently attending Wiregrass College to receive my Associates Degree as an RN. I am a substitute teacher at Lanier County Schools and I own a small business on the side doing spray tans inside Milltown Market in Lakeland, GA.  Eryka prefers to judge in the state of Georgia.

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Mrs. Carmen Melissa Wiggins
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAGA, FL

My name is Carmen Melissa Wiggins. I live in Blackshear, Georgia. I am happily married to Danny Wiggins. I have a 25 year old son. I am an operating room nurse, currently working on my BSN.

I entered my first pageant of many years in October 2016. I won Ms. Georgia Pink, a fund raiser for Breast Cancer Research. Last month I was chosen to represent Georgia in the Classy Ms. division at the National 2017 Pure International Pageant in June.

I believe pageants help contestants of all ages build self-confidence. Pageantry encourages goal setting and helps to build self-esteem. I look forward to being a part of the judging community.

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Ms. Fay Womble
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJATN, AL, KY, GA, FL
Hello,  My name is Fay Womble. I am a retiree and I currently work for 2 days a week in a Marketplace with 20 vendors here in Shelbyville. I enjoy what I do because it allows me to continue to meet people and to stay active. I am a Realtor and have owned and operated a children’s and ladies dress shop.
Judging over the past 6 years has given me great pleasure in being able to play a small part in making the dreams of young and older contestants come true.  I look forward to working with judges and pageant directors in making pageant competition a fun, fair and exciting time for those involved.
Please contact me for your judging needs.    I am available to judge in TN, AL, KY, GA, and FL.
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Ms Charlita Woodruff
Certified Child Pageant Judge ACPJAMD, DC, PA, VA, AL, FL, GA
Charlita Woodruff was Born and raised in Birmingham, AL and has been Married to Julius for 4 years. She hold a a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Tuskegee University, a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Auburn University. Currently a Mathematics Lecturer at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD  She Competed and held various titles in collegiate pageants; Classically trained in piano; competed in numerous local competitions.  Her hobbies include photography and Scuba Diving.  She is currently available to Judge in Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania,  Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
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