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national judges


Allison Snyder has been competing in pageants for 23 years. Last summer she was crowned the 2019-2020 International United Ms and has held countless other titles with top 15 and top 5 placements in national pageant systems. She is the owner of Shining Star Pageant Coaching and Allison Kaye Hair and Makeup, she is also a licensed realtor in the state of Ohio. Allison graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Dietetics and has a personal trainers certification. She currently resides in both Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Cleveland, Ohio. 

Katerina Katakalides is a first-generation graduate of Carleton College. Originally from New York City, Katerina has been modeling and competing in pageants for several years. She currently holds the title of Princess of America Miss Minnesota. Katerina has been working for Pageant Planet for three years and is currently their social media manager and podcast writer.


Michaela Jones is a commercial print model, writer & performer who has traveled & lived in several places in the UK & US. She has been involved in the pageant world since 2007 as a contestant, titleholder & volunteer. Her contributions as a judge led to one of her stage questions being featured in the 2017 Miss Teen USA pageant, which was answered by the eventual winner that year. Nowadays, she spends her time onstage at open mic performing her slam poetry & dedicating her time to the empowerment of women through her online platform realMissMikkiJ.

In 2016,  Aaron graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Finance and has a real estate license in the state of Wisconsin. Currently, he is a full time Financial Analyst for the company Lead Venture, a part time real estate salesperson for Milwaukee Executive Realty, and a writer for his blog “Adventures in Jesus".  After graduating, Aaron, has perfected his interviewing skills and is looking forward to carrying those skills over to this pageant judging experience. His wife being a competitor in pageantry for many years, Aaron knows what it takes to be a national title holder.


Savannah Jewell Miles is the newly crowned Teen Universe USA 2021 and will be traveling to Nicaragua this April to compete at the International Teen Universe pageant. She is 20 years old and is currently in college majoring in Neuroscience with a double minor in psychology and chemistry - in the near future, she plans to attend medical school specializing in Plastic Surgery.  

Prior to Teen Universe, Savannah earned the crown of Miss Georgia Teen USA 2018 and was a Top 10 Finalist at the Miss Teen USA pageant.

Savannah is the owner of the online boutique, Miles of Styles & an advocate for Cooper Crew, a non-profit organization that focuses on raising funds & awareness for Clear Cell Sarcoma.

Savannah has also adopted a passion for helping children, who like herself, suffer from color blindness or deficiency. She is so excited to be with us this pageant week & wishes the best of luck to all the fearless, confident ladies competing!

A Small Business Owner, Pageant Titleholder, Youth Mentor, Dog Owner, Wife, and Mother, Autumn Kastein is a confident, caring, and caffeinated woman who is always on the move. She firmly believes that each person has the ability to make this world a better place if we just keep our eyes open for small opportunities to make a difference.
Autumn’s heart for service and passion for community involvement began with her experience in pageantry. Over the past 18 years Autumn has filled many roles in pageantry as a contestant, judge, coach, director, sponsor, and choreographer. She has won over 15 Local, State, National, and International titles throughout her pageant career including Miss Wisconsin International, Miss Wisconsin Galaxy, Miss Royalty International, Miss Christian United States, Ms. Global United, and Mrs. Wisconsin America, and Mrs. Wisconsin United States. She currently holds the title of Mrs. Wisconsin Galaxy 2020/2021 and will be competing at Mrs. Galaxy International in July 2021.
Autumn and her husband Andy have been married for 8 years and have 2 "fur babies" Tucker and Millie, but above any other title Autumn’s favorite is “Mom”. They welcomed their son Griffin in June of 2018. “He is truly the light of our lives!” Says Autumn.

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