(08/02/2012)

Cailee Calabrese Miss U.S.A. Ambassador Jr. Preteen

Cailee Calabrese daughter of Dr.Carmen and Kimberly Calabrese of Lumberton, NC was just crowned the Miss U.S.A. Ambassador Jr. Preteen. Her mother, the former Kimberly Wayne is a graduate of Calhoun High School, her grandparents, Doris and Ray Wayne reside in Elizabeth.

The pageant was held at the Innisbrook Resort in Florida. Cailee represented North Carolina and competed with girls from across the country. She also won talent, photogenic and the acting competitions.

The U.S.A. Ambassador Pageant promotes Success through Leadership, Integrity, Character and Confidence. The U.S.A. Ambassador Pageant strives to provide girls and young women from ages 4-25 with a fabulous pageant experience that enables personal growth and builds a foundation for individual success.

The U.S.A. Ambassador Pageant emphasizes community service and involvement by holding projects and events throughout the year, and awards donations to charities at every state pageant across the country. The organization believes these are important qualities that will help young women conquer the world.

Phases of competition are Interview which each contestant is required to meet with each of the judges individually which counts toward 35% of the overall score, 25% evening wear,15% on stage conversation to determine the contestants overall ability of communication skills and public speaking, ability to express thoughts and ideas clearly, and personality, 25% USA Fashion wear, contestants modeled a casual outfit representative of their everyday style that would be worn by a girl her age in her state or region.

Cailee will be a 3rd Grade student this fall at the Fayetteville Academy. Cailee has volunteered with many organizations such as American Red Cross, March of Dimes, local nursing homes and many others. Cailee has her own organization called "Movies for Military" in her words "to give a gift back for protecting us." To date she has been able to collect and donate over 1500 DVD's to our troops with the help and appreciation to those who have contributed.


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