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About Janelle

13 Year Plus Pageantry Career

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Experience

Janelle Myers is a first generation American born in New York City. She was named after Miss Universe 1977 who was a representative from her family's native island of Trinidad & Tobago and the first woman of color to be crowned. Growing up, Janelle remembers watching the Miss America, Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants every year with her family. As a young adult, Janelle struggled with issues of self esteem and used her community involvement as a distraction from her periods of depression. In 2008 Janelle's pageant career began when she was asked to judge multiple pageants as a community leader then moving on to compete in her first plus pageant in 2012. Janelle won her first national title as Ms. American Beauties Plus in 2014 and has continued to earn national and international titles. 

 

In addition to her pageant consulting business, Pageant Prep with Janelle, she is a Certified Reiki Master, a student of Metaphysical Science, and owner of a holistic/spiritual business. Succulent Wellness provides alternative means of healing and spiritual guidance.

 

Janelle has a natural passion for bridging gaps and bringing communities together with the Plus Pageants Network which has a following of over 14,000 and rapidly growing. 

 

"I firmly believe that in order to have opportunities, I'm required to be involved. Being involved in plus pageantry has not only open the eyes of those who may see plus size women in a negative light...but it opened my OWN eyes to the potential and personal power I have over my success and I want to share that with as many women as I can". Janelle continuously expands her Plus Pageant Network make more opportunities to showcase accomplished plus queens and gain the involvement of the general public of the celebration of these women.

Recognitions

  • Best Plus Size Pageant Resource/Network- Miss U.S. Plus World Pageant 2019

  • Community Volunteer Award- Miss Plus America Pageant 2016

  • LGBT Community Leadership Award - Beta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc. 2015

  • Directors Choice Awards American Beauties Plus Pageant 2014

  • Nevada State Governors Certificate of Recognition 2013

  • New York State Assembly Certificate of Appreciation 2012

  • City Council of Clinton Hills/Fort Greene Brooklyn, NY Special Appreciation 2012

Pageants Judged

  • Buds of Spring Pageant 2019 (Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.) - Tallahassee, FL.

  • Miss FAMU Collegiate 100 Pageant 2017 Tallahassee, FL.

  • Miss Tallahassee PrideFest Pageant 2016 - Tallahassee, FL.

  • Sunburst Pageant Halloween 2016 - Tallahassee, FL.

  • Citrus Elite Pageant/Closetball 2016 - Tallahassee, FL.

  • Sunburst Pageant Valentine Day 2015 - Tallahassee, FL.

  • Nevada National American Miss 2013 - Las Vegas, NV.

  • Pennsylvania National America Miss 2013 - Harrisburg, PA.

  • J&J Fall Pageant 2013 - Las Vegas, NV.

  • Northern California National American Miss 2012 - San Jose, CA.

  • Miss Teen Fort Lauderdale 2008 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

  • Miss Caribbean Beauty 2008 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Contributions

  • ”Feeling Your Way Through Life” Bodhi Lifestyle Magazine 2017

  • Plus Pageants Network - Creator (2013) 

  • "Why Pageants are a PLUS" Nevada Pageants Magazine 2013

  • Rainbow Greek Network - Creator (2005)

Emcee

  • Florida Miss Plus America Pageant 2016 Optional Competitions- Boca Raton, FL

  • LGBT Greek Unity Weekend (2013, 2014, 2015) - Atlanta, GA.

  • J&J Halloween Pageant 2013 - Las Vegas, NV.

  • J&J Holiday Pageant 2013 - Las Vegas, NV.

  • LVPPW Winter Extravaganza Fashion Show 2013 - Las Vegas, NV.

  • Move for a Cause National Day of Service 2013- Nationwide

.Guest Speaking

  • Women’s Empowerment Brunch 2018 - Delray Beach, FL.

  • Four Season of Curves Model Call Seminar 2016 - Tallahassee, FL.

  • San Diego's "Show My Roots" Natural Hair Group 2012 - San Diego, CA.

Pageant Titles

Ms. Classic Beauty International Elite 2019/2020

Ms. Trinidad & Tobago Classic Beauty International 2019

Miss Florida Plus America Ambassador 2016

Ms. American Beauties Plus 2014

Ms. Nevada American Beauties Plus 2014

Ms. Nevada Plus America 2013

Ms. California Plus America 2012