Local youth take awards in ‘A Touch of Royalty’ pageant

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Northeast Pageants of America and Northeast Scholarships of America held its scholarship and model event, called “A Touch of Royalty Pageant,” on March 24 at the Venus deMilo in Swansea, Massachusetts.

The pageant consisted of contestants from 1 month old through 19 years old. There were 200 contestants divided into different age and gender categories.

The winner of each age and gender group received a $300 scholarship, a trophy, a crown or scepter and a title. Runners-up and photogenic winners received special trophies.

The pageant featured prestigious casting directors and model agents, all looking for new faces for TV, film, commercials, advertisements, Broadway shows, musicals and theater. Agencies representing supermodels and famous singers and actors scouted for new faces as well.

Most of the contestants were trained by pageant director, coach and model Claudia Gizzarelli. She developed skits for those she trained. Gizzarelli was also the mistress of ceremonies and coordinated the songs that were played as the contestants walked the runway. She also scouted and recruited contestants, helping them to overcome self doubts. Mary, her mother, is also a director who signed the model and casting agents from New York, Boston and Rhode Island.

Among the agencies judging and scouting were Wilhelmina International of New York; MMG Model, Talent and Celebrity Management of New York; Exxcel Model and Talent of Boston and New York; Slate Casting of Boston; and Donahue Models and Talent of Rhode Island.

Wilhelmina prompted the careers of Angelica Houston, Isabella Rossellini, Chris Brown, Jessica Simpson, Nicki Minaj, Shawn Mendes, Patti Hansen and Whitney Houston.

Many contestants were chosen by casting and model agencies to become members of their agencies.

The following contestants placed in the competition:

In the infant category, the winner of the $300 scholarship, a crown, a trophy and the title “Royal Baby” was Sophia Marie Romeo, 11 months, of Warwick.

First runner-up: Brayden Sadlier, 24 months, of Cranston

Second runner-up: Emma Pereira, 24 months, of Providence

Third runner-up: Kaylie Rae Almstrom, 23 months, of Warwick

Fourth runner-up: Jordan Jeremiah Munez, 11 months, of Providence

Fifth runner-up: Lillian Claire Vandervorste, 21 months, of Warwick

Mr. Photogenic: Brayden Sadlier, 24 months, of Cranston

In the girls ages 2-5 category, the winner of the $300 scholarship, a crown, a trophy and the title “Little Princess” was Ella Wallace, 4, of Hope.

First runner-up: Leila Rihani, 3½, of Cranston

Second runner-up: Savanna Rose Mello, 4, of Cranston

Third runner-up: Jemarie Mendez, 3, of Cranston

Fourth runner-up: Alexa O’Malley, 5, of Coventry

Fifth runner-up: Victoria Kashouh, 3, of Providence

Miss Photogenic: Alexa O’Malley, 5, of Coventry

In the boys ages 2-5 category, the winner of the $300 scholarship, a scepter, a trophy and the title “Little Prince” was Matthew Foren, 5, of Attleboro, Massachusetts.

First runner-up: Robert Rose, 5, of East Greenwich

Second runner-up: Camden Logan Britnell, 3, of Cranston

Third runner-up: Aamir Fernandes-age 3 of Pawtucket.

Fourth runner-up: Dislyn A. Roa, 3, of Providence

Fifth runner-up: Jaceon Holley, 3, of Providence

Mr. Photogenic: Matthew Foren, 5, of Attleboro, Massachusetts

In the girls ages 6-10 category, the winner of the $300 scholarship, a crown, a trophy and the title “Princess” was Leah Paris Gentry, 9, of Newport

First runner-up: Gabriela Paulino, 8, of Cranston

Second runner-up: Erika Costa, 9, of Providence

Third runner-up: Sophie Schiller, 8, of Warwick

Fourth runner-up: Nevaeh Rihani, 6, of Cranston

Fifth runner-up: Ydeliyce Marie Rodriguez, 6, of Cranston

Miss Photogenic: Jaelyani Menjivar, 6, of Providence

In the boys ages 6-12 category, the winner of the $300 scholarship, a scepter, a trophy and the title “Prince” was Zamian Garcia, 10, of Providence.

First runner-up: Ian Phoenix, 12, of Providence

Second runner-up: Mekhilo Elmonus, 7, of Cranston

Third runner-up: Jinzell Coffield, 10, of Newport

Fourth runner-up: Paul Chobanian, 6, of Smithfield

Fifth runner-up: Neyomiah T. Monteiro, 8, of Providence

Mr. Photogenic: Ethan Espinol, 6, of North Providence

In the teen boys age 13-19 category, the winner of the $300 scholarship, a scepter, a trophy and the title “Teen Prince” was Evan Reynolds, 15, of West Greenwich.

First runner-up: Dillon Swanson, 18, of Warwick

Second runner-up: Dylan McClung, 16, of North Kingstown

Third runner-up: Alexander LeBlanc, 17, of East Greenwich

Fourth runner-up: Connor Igoe, 13, of West Greenwich

Fifth runner-up: Axl Tellez, 18, of Providence

Mr. Photogenic: Ty’Relle Stephens, 17, of Providence

In the girls 11-14 category, the winner of the $300 scholarship, a crown, a trophy and the title “Northeast of America Young Miss” was Lily Addonizio, 14, of Cranston.

First runner-up: Jesatey Zapata, 11, of North Providence

Second runner-up: Success Bleh, 14, Providence

Third runner-up: Kathleen Medeiros, 12, of Newport

Fourth runner-up: Leticia Castillo Rosario, 14, of Providence

Fifth runner-up: Isabella James Indellicati, 14, of Providence

Miss Photogenic: Isabella James indellicati, 14, of Providence

In the girls 15-19 category, the winner of the $300 scholarship, a crown, a trophy and the title “Northeast of America Teen” was Marah Sabrina Lima, 17, of Providence

First runner-up: Ashley Desmarais, 15, of Newport

Second runner-up: Love Turnage, 17, of Newport

Third runner-up: Mary Reynolds, 17, of West Greenwich

Fourth runner-up: Asyiah Njie, 16, of Warwick

Fifth runner-up: Kristine Moore, 16, of Providence

Miss Photogenic: Jayda Noka, 17, of Newport

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