Island resident, Kristina Whalen recently won the title of Miss Siesta Key – a first ever for our community. This means Siesta Key will finally be represented in the Miss Florida USA beauty pageant.
Kristina is asking for the community’s support with financial contributions. “Every contestant is required to obtain sponsors to raise money for the entry fee and sell published ads for the official program book,” explained Whalen.
Each year the Miss Florida USA state pageant attracts approximately 1,000 young ladies from across the sunshine state. This year, Kristina will be one of 70 young women who will compete at the Miss Florida USA state pageant.
“As a professionally trained ballerina, a pageant competitor of three years, an advocate for domestic and dating violence and your current Miss Siesta Key USA, I feel as if I can make our community proud,” said Whalen.
Although the deadline for ad sponsorships is June 1, contributions can still be made throughout Ms. Whalen’s reign. Monetary donations can be any denomination to help defray the cost of the entry fee, interview coaching and development and wardrobe requirements for the state televised Miss Florida USA. Whalen is still in need of other sponsorships such as wardrobe, hair, makeup and miscellaneous sponsors.
“As a pageant veteran of three years, I have been fortunate enough to earn hundreds of dollars in scholastic scholarships as well as special awards such as The Spirit of Miss America award and The Miss Amity award. I understand that it truly takes an army of sponsors, friends, family members and my community to prepare each titleholder for the state competition and that is why I need your help,” stated Whalen.
The Miss Florida USA pageant is a nationally televised pageant and will take place July 13 – July 16, 2016.
You can contribute on Kristina’s GoFundMe page at: gofund.me/misssiestakeyusa.