Letter from the Executive Director
In 2020, I was crowned Miss New Jersey America Strong and in the Summer of 2021 I became the Executive Director of the New Jersey America Pageant which is apart of the well-respected Mrs. America/Miss for America Strong organization. New Jersey America Pageant strives to be a leading influencer in pageantry by celebrating women of all shapes, sizes, and ethnic backgrounds. Service, collaboration, and leadership are the cornerstone of New Jersey America pageant system.
Each queen is responsible for having a platform and doing volunteer work during their reign.
I have also built collaborations with the Victoria’s Voice Foundation, Ronald McDonald House of Central/North NJ cook and care program, Marine Corps Toys for Tots, Soles4Souls and VictimsVoice App. Each reigning queen and delegates are offered opportunities to provide support to each of the organizations throughout the year.
I encourage the contestants to find causes or issues that are closest to their hearts. Every woman who enters the pageant has different ideals and goals that they strive for in their personal quest for excellence.
Ilsy J. Hoo