Letter from the Executive Directors
Ilsy J. Hoo is a Dominican – American, mom, soon to be wife and advocate for domestic violence victims held the title of Miss New Jersey for America Strong in 2020. Ilsy has always loved doing volunteer work, so she looked for ways to help others in her community through food drives and other charitable causes. Under her directorship, the New Jersey America pageant was rebranded to put a heavier focus on giving back to the community and empowering woman of all ages. She was recently interviewed by the Medium.com which captures her journey and passion for empowering women of New Jersey.
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.
We 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.
We 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 Connelly