Local Cape Woman Heading to State Beauty Pageant

Ms. Southwest Florida Woman United States, Megan Washington, will be competing in the Ms. Florida Woman United States Pageant on Sunday, May 1st in Flagler Beach.

​Megan Washington of Cape Coral has been selected as Ms. Southwest Florida United States 2016 and will compete for the title of Ms. Florida Woman United States on Sunday, May 1st at the Flagler Auditorium in Flagler Beach.

Washington holds a master's degree from the University of Florida and specializes in social media and digital marketing. In 2015, Washington established Queen Bee Social where she consults with individuals and businesses to develop specialized digital marketing plans to fit their audience and needs. In addition, Washington also works for a local non-profit organization that has a strong tradition in the Southwest Florida community. "I love working with the Edison Festival of Light! I have been fortunate to be part of the history for four go-arounds now. There's just something really special about being able to provide free events for everyone in our area to attend! Aside from the Grand Parade, my favorite event is our STEM-based event that allows kids and their families to explore exhibits and careers in the field when they may not have the opportunity to otherwise."

I am so excited and honored to represent Southwest Florida at the state competition. I hope I am able to make our area proud and bring the crown back home!

Megan Washington, Ms. Southwest Florida Woman United States 2016

Should Washington be crowned Ms. Florida Woman United States on May 1st, she plans to spend her year of service promoting Go Red For Women. "When I was twenty-one, I was diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia which I needed surgery to correct. It was the scariest time in my life because you have one heart so it is so important that it functions correctly. I do not want anyone else to go through what I did in hearing the news they have something wrong with their heart. The crazy thing is, we have the odds on our side. If we are eating healthy and moving around, we are able to prevent heart disease by 80%!"

ABOUT FLORIDA-GEORGIA UNITED STATES PAGEANTS: A nationally recognized program for women between the ages of 20 to 65, the Florida-Georgia United States Pageant system selects contestants who are well-rounded women, confident, intelligent, beautiful and committed to family and community. The pageant has six divisions and will crown six Queens to represent their state in Las Vegas at the national competition during the summer of 2016: Mrs. (21-65/married), Ms. (20-29, previously married and may have children) and Ms. Woman (30-65, single or previously married who may or may not have children). Contestants must be a resident of Florida or Georgia, attend school in said state, own property here or be of military status.

Contestants in the Florida-Georgia United States Pageants will compete in the follow categories: Panel Interview, Swimsuit, Evening Gown and on-stage Q&A with each portion making up 25% of their total score.

The Florida-Georgia United States Pageants have been dubbed "The Pageant with a Purpose" and have raised thousands of dollars for many organizations. The State and National Pageant supports the organization "No Kid Hungry" (http://www.nokidhungry.org). Megan Washington is very active in her community by volunteering her time to numerous organizations such as children's homes, hospitals and other not for profit entities. Recently, Washington was able to visit the children of Golisano Children's Hospital in Fort Myers, "It was an amazing experience to be able to make so many kids smile who were hurt and not feeling well. I feel so fortunate to have crowned so many beautiful honorary Ms. Southwest Florida's while I was there! Golisano Children's Hospital is such an asset to our community and I cannot thank them enough for everything that they do for the kids in our area," Washington reflected.

To learn more about the Florida-Georgia United States Pageants, please visit mrsfl.us

To learn more about Ms. Southwest Florida Woman United States, Megan Washington, visit meganwashington.net

Source: Queen Bee Social

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