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Beth Vick, Ms. Senior China Universe Sophia Fradelis, and others performing for the attendees. Queen Kat Ray, along with Las Vegas celebrity DJ Michael Susara of High Flyin’ Entertainment, emceed the event with everyone joining “Liberace” in an evening of dancing and entertain- ment. One of the original Super Senior USA Queens, Cindy Doumani, was presented with a Lifetime Achieve- ment Award, followed by the presentation of the Pageantry magazine Spirit Awards. The Pageantry Spirit Awards were presented to: Ms. Super Senior California USA Jan Fowler, Ms. Senior Florida USA Gailyn Saahir, Ms. Senior Ken- tucky USA Judy Cook, Ms. Senior Maryland USA Karen Moore, Ms. Senior Massachusetts USA Pamela Kiriaji, Ms. Senior Minnesota USA Lynn Perry, Ms. Senior Ne- braska USA Cherie Kidd, Ms. Senior Ohio USA Correan Baker, Ms. Senior Oklahoma USA Vickey Rose, Ms. Sen- ior Tennessee USA Debbie Watts, Ms. Senior Texas USA Paula Lee, Ms. Senior Utah USA Shelley Gish, Ms. Sen- ior Virginia USA Ginger Hannums, Ms. Senior Washing- ton USA Linda Allbright, with an Honorary Spirit Award presented to Michael Susara of High Flyin’ Entertainment. June Lacey, Ms. Super Senior Minnesota and a recent stroke victim, was presented with an Honorary Ms. Super Senior Sweetheart Sash. The pageant ﬁnals were held in Planet Hollywood’s lux- urious SAXE Theater. The judges, Amie Jo (host of syndi- cated TV show Sizzle.Vegas), Hadi Sadjadi (an artist and actor who has appeared in several movies including Into the Night), Ninon de Vere De Rosa (President of KidsTalk Productions and host of Vegas Live with Ninon), Ellen Stokes (founder of the Miss Fabulous Las Vegas Pageant) and Gayle Anderson, who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in creating the Interna- tional Ofﬁce of Protocol under what is now the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, would have the difﬁcult task of selecting the next Ms. Senior USA. Before announcing the new court and ﬁnalists, it should be noted that these are “Senior” women who have a com- mitment to community service and possess an infectious and enviable energy. The Senior Queens include military veterans, cancer survivors, a city mayor, doctors, attorneys, LIBERACE MANSION CEO’s, gymnastic and dance instructors, Olympic partici- pants, and amazing women who have raised families and supported their country through good and bad times and who seemingly traverse the country on a weekly basis. In the months leading up to the 2018 Ms. Senior USA Pag- eant, the state Queens participated in an exhaustive state application process which then produced the national ﬁnal- ists. Over the months, the national state ﬁnalists joined their national reigning queens at more than ﬁfteen nation- al and international events. To highlight their passion this year alone, 2018 began with the queens attending the Senior Softball Masters MS. SENIOR USA & SUPER SENIOR USA CONTESTANTS PAGEANTRY 53