First Annual Miss Plus 805 Pageant Crowns Its First Queen
By Gary LeRoy Harbour
Ventura, CA — Saturday, July, 26, 2014 at the Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort, the air is bristling with excitement. Pageant founders Rhonnie Harris and Doris Wells have served notice that a new Miss Plus 805 Pageant Queen will be crowned tonight. The entire Tri County community and beyond is anxious to see who the first queen size models. Their stature, posture and presence commanded respect and admiration.
Women arrived dressed so beautifully that many could have walked the stage as contestants. In a word, they were fine, beautiful and dressed to impress. The men, somber, sharp, and as cool as cucumbers escorted them with confidence and pride.
Suddenly, as if things could not get any better, A-list celebrity Megan Good arrived. Megan is as beautiful in person as she is on screen. One could not help but adore her. Her husband was as handsome as she was beautiful. Actor Lahmard Tate another A-list actor arrived with his brother. Many of the women almost lost their cool, but nobody passed out.
For the last several months, Miss Plus contestants have been groomed, coached and attended workshops on how to be confident speakers by Ms. Satterwhite, a member of Toastmasters International. Their pageant coach Sabrina Hayes, the winner of several beauty pageants, must have had an easy job with these young women. Their poise and elegance seemed like something they were born with.
The pageant commenced with Ms. Jai Nix speaking on the virtues of confidence, class, and creativity. The contestants were then introduced to the guest. They did an opening group dance that was fun and energetic.
The judges for the event were introduced. Megan Good, Belle Broomfield, Cedric Hanna and Jennifer Chapman had ringside seats. The pageant hopefuls were judged on creative fashion, talent, and evening gown competition. During the interview segment the contestants had to demonstrate an in depth understanding about the challenges and misconceptions of autism. The event helped everyone understand more about autism by shining a spotlight on misconceptions.
During intermission for vote tabulation, Q104.7’s Miss Alynette, a rising star and media personality kept the audience hypnotized with her wit, intelligence, and stunning beauty. Comedian Jay Mac had the entire audience laughing so hard we almost busted a gut. Watch out D. L. Hughley and Kevin Hart because Jay Mac is on the way. He randomly selected audience members to have fun by having them sing and dance.
Finally, the auditor Hubert Wells and assistant auditors Derrick Wilson and Monica Negron returned with the vote. Miss Plus 805 has a new Queen for its first annual pageant, Kiesha Nicole Cotton. All the guest went to their feet. There were tears, cheers and applause as Queen Kiesha Nicole Cotton accepted her crown, gifts and flowers from Plus 805 Pageant founders and directors Doris Wells and Rhonnie Harris. They have worked tirelessly so that the world will benefit from the training that the pageant contestants received. Rhonnie and Doris also put us on notice that a young girl’s pageant is in the planning stage and we will hear more about it soon.