The Black Globe International Pageant will shed a light on royalty, fashion, and excellence within women of the diaspora at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Cocktail or royal attire is recommended for the red-carpeted affair, “Black Globe International Crowning the Nations and Fashion Extravaganza,” at the Comfort Suites State Farm Stadium, 9824 W. Camelback Road, Glendale.
“Crowning Nations: The Royalty and Fashion Extravaganza,” is the theme for the event, which includes a VIP reception from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. with doors opening for general admission at 4:30 p.m. From beach to country costume and elegant evening gowns, the evening features a fashion extravaganza to showcase the royal collections from the queens’ personal selection, according to a press release.
Queens representing the global diaspora will be crowned at the pageant. Attendees will meet the new international and national queens for 2024 as they accept their roles to make a global impact. Advising judges are author/speaker Vivian Phillips; motivational speaker/author Charise King; and start-up innovator/entrepreneur Eric Carder, who will offer insight and feedback to contestants after their performance to prepare them for their reign.
“Our queens are more than just symbols of beauty; they are symbols of strength, intelligence, and compassion,” stated Dr. Stephvanie Wynn, the Black Globe International Pageants spokesperson. “Through their impact, they will inspire change, support charitable causes, and help others feel beautiful both inside and out.”
In addition to crowning the new queens who represent many countries, the event will spotlight the exemplary women “who are more than just beautiful faces,” added Wynn.
She described the women as entrepreneurs, professionals, influencers, military leaders, and advocates for positive change.
Women will compete in the following divisions:
“My reign is up this year. It has been something out of the movies sort of. I never thought someone my age, and an African American, could be the Ms. Black Globe International Queen,” said Lorraine Taylor, a Sun City resident. “It has been a truly inspiring, loving, caring sisterhood and adventure for me. It truly has. Everything I have done over the last year for Black Globe helps me enhance myself.”
Taylor, a singer/actor/producer, tells other women about becoming part of the organization for beauty queens to serve as ambassadors of change throughout the world since the organization has a history of empowering women from diverse backgrounds from the diaspora and offers a platform to make a difference in communities locally and globally.
VIP and general tickets starting at $45 can be purchased at BlackGlobePageants.com. For more information on advertising opportunities or be featured in the souvenir program book: BlackGlobePageants@gmail.com.