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MEET OUR
national judges

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Kassandra McKown is a stay at home mom. She is working towards her bachelors degree in biology to work closer with aquatic animals in captivity and the wild to better care for them.  She enjoys homeschooling her only daughter, volunteering at many events throughout the year and traveling throughout the United States and parts of Canada.  Kassandra has been a pageant mom.  She spent a few years directing a local MAO competition.  She has competed in pageants alongside her daughter.  She has also coached young women in multiple systems to help them become better versions of themselves. 

Katerina Katakalides has spent a decade in the pageant industry as a contestant, titleholder, and judge. She currently holds the title of International Miss California 2023. Katerina works as the Content and Partnership Strategist for Queenly, the world’s largest formalwear resale app. She was previously the Social Media Manager at Pageant Planet, where she worked for five years. Katerina is also an avid traveler who has visited 11 countries and 22 states, having spent an entitle month in Asia.

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No stranger to the pageant world, Danielle has participated in this industry in many facets: as a pageant judge, coordinator, director/owner, pageant society, staff, and contestant. She lives in Oxford, MS. She is married to Carlos and has three children, Alexis, Brooke, and Evan. Danielle owns Jeweled Events Company, an event coordinating/planning company, and is the founder of her nonprofit, The Jewel Society. In the pageant world, she is the Chief Operating Officer of the Miss Black International Ambassador Scholarship pageant, director of the local Mississippi Miss Hospitality pageant and the Miss Oxford Juneteenth pageant, and owner of the Beautiful Gems Pageants. She is a Minister in Training at the University of Life church, and a lover of pink, tacos, and the Sailor Moon anime series.

Cindy Salbino is a resident of Southern California and holds three associate degrees. She is currently working as a nurse and nursing supervisor, as well as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Cindy is an advocate for volunteering and has devoted her time to various organizations including military veterans, Rena's Dresses, and the High Desert Animal Coalition. She also participates in pageants and has won several titles including Mrs. Inland Empire 2023 and Miss Tourism Classic Ms. Cosmopolitan World 2023 and is even currently representing veterans as the lifetime queen of the National Route 66 Veterans Ambassador title. Cindy is married to Randy, an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and has a daughter named Kayleigh. They have two dogs named Dobby and Georgi.

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