Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant, Inc.
The Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant is held in Spring each year. It gives women who have reached the Age of Elegance (60 years of age or above) the opportunity to show their beauty, poise, personality, and talent in a competition that is scored by five judges whose backgrounds are related to their talents (such as singing, dancing, performing, or acting). Contestants are rated as follows:
One of the most important aspects of the Pageant is for all judges to meet each contestant individually. It is during this personal interview that the judges have an opportunity to select a woman whose charm, personality, and conversational ability meets the ideals of Ms. Colorado Senior America.
Philosophy of Life: 20%
The Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant recognizes physical beauty but seeks to emphasize that true beauty comes from within. Each contestant presents a statement that conveys her “philosophy of life.”
Evening Gown: 20%
It is the philosophy of the Pageant that “clothes do not make the woman but rather, the woman makes the clothes.” In this contest the judges observe the poise and grace of each contestant.
The talent presentation is designed to encourage talent drawn from music, art, dance, theater arts, homemaking, etc., and demonstrate that talent does not diminish with age.
2017 Queen Jeannine Montgomerie performing her talent during pageant
At the 2017 Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant held on Sunday, April 23, 2017, Ms. Jeannine Montgomerie was crowned Queen.
Jeannine sang and danced her way into the judges' hearts, as well as wowed the audience, with her playful song, "I Could Have Danced All Night"
Along with 10 other contestants, Jeannine had a personal interview with the Judges, introduced herself (in keeping with the Pageant theme of "Life's a Parade,") sporting her own personally decorated Easter bonnet, gave her philosophy of life, and modeled in evening gown.
All contestants were beautiful and well talented, making it a difficult choice for the judges to make their selection.
Ms. Cassandra Pynes was named First Runner Up, giving an outstanding singing performance of "Climb Every Mountain." Ms. Linda Lister was named Second Runner Up, with a sultry Latin dance to "HiphipChinchin."
The pageant was a whirlwind of color and joy, with constant vignettes interspersed throughout based on well-known parades held throughout the year, starting with the colorful, exuberant Mardi Gras opening number where Cameo Club Members in masks and costumes marched into the theater, blowing whistles and handing out beads to audience members.
The second act was opened by a soulful rendition of "Before the Parade Passes by" by Ms. Colorado Senior America 2002, Jan Harley. Ms. Colorado Senior America 2013, Gail Hamilton, appeared before the crowning with her touching rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner."
Once again, the 2017 Pageant delighted and entertained the audience, and gave 11 wonderful contestants (all over 60 years of age) the opportunity to compete and meet many new friends.
Please plan to attend the 2018 Pageant so you can experience the wonder of "Women of Elegance."
2017 Queen Jeannine Montgomerie after crowning
Photos by Rene' Green Photography