The Placer County Scholarship Pageants
"A community tradition since 1937"
In 2015, after Up Pageantry was awarded the contract to produce the Miss Placer County Pageants, we placed a new emphasis upon sending young women who were successful at the local pageant level on to compete in state and/or national level competitions, promoting them in the pageant, acting and/or modeling industries, and seeking our ways to provide and support opportunities for them to experience! We have seen much success in pageantry, but more importantly, we have made memories which will last a lifetime! YOU can be part of these success stories, too. Join Up Pageantry on the journey!
Official Nominations have been voted upon for the 2023 Global Beauty Awards, and once again Up is well-represented! Many of the team are nominated for multiple awards. Keep watching to see the outcome at the awards gala, Sunday April 30, 2023 in Seattle!
2022 saw our 2017 Miss Placer County, Emily Demure, crowned Miss Grand United States! She represented the USA for three weeks in Indonesia at the Miss Grand International pageant with class and beauty!
2023 has already seen extraordinary achievements! Three of our Up family walked in February's NYFW, Roshel Aghassi, Erika Vaca (current royalty) and Breona Calvert (2019 Up royalty) and Breona was second in the WORLD at the "Beauty It's Everywhere" modeling competition!
Kristin King, our 2020 Ms. Placer County was crowned USA International Ms. 2023.
Our 2019 Ms. Placer County, Breona Calvert won the title of Mrs. Continental Worldwide, won a modeling billboard contest, AND walked in NYFW!
Fully FIFTEEN of our team were selected as "Official Nominees" for Global Beauty Awards! And SIX, WON!!
SIX came home with crystal statuettes for the "W"! Congratulations to our team:
*Jacy Uhler-Best Volunteer *Alora Martin-Best Titleholder (Current)
*Rachel Bailey-Best Content *Dr. Jill Higgins, D.V.M.-Best in Science
*Donell Breen-Best Pageant Parent *Jaimee Lee Wright-Most Photogenic (tie)
EIGHT Up ladies competed in the California regency Pageant in February and brought home SIX state titles and will be headed to Las Vegas in July to compete at INTERNATIONALS. Kristin King and Emily Costa prepare to walked in New York Fashion Week in February. Kristin was selected as a Top 5 Ms. Headshot for 2022, by Pageant Planet, which also selected our Jr. Miss Placer 2021 Paisley Warren as Top 10 Fun Fashion outfits of 2022! Stay tuned for what looks to be an amazingly successful year!
In spite of the challenges of 2020 and 2021, Up Pageantry royalty (current and former) and staff had phenomenal industry opportunities and accomplishments.
SIX of our team were awarded GLOBAL BEAUTY AWARDS 2021, in May, 2021. We had a record number of our extended pageant family selected as “Official Nominees"
TWO of our Up pageant family won INTERNATIONAL titles in Las Vegas!
EIGHT of our Team Up pageant family WON state pageant titles, in FOUR different pageant systems.
Tami was also selected as one of two “Distinguished Women Leaders” by the Placer County Chapter of the American Association of University Women.
We had several girls walk in New York or Orlando fashion weeks (Jacy Uhler, Bailey Breen, Jaimee Lee Wright, Miliani Robles, Paisley Warren, Emily Costa).
We had girls who modeled for magazines or in magazines (Audrey Showen, Hannah Jean Ortiz, Ava Bernet, and Bailey Breen).
Current queens Audrey and Kristin (2020 Ms. Placer) had multiple modeling opportunities through our sponsor Kit International Talent, as did Breona Calvert (Ms. Placer 2019).
We had multiple formers selected to be on billboards (Bailey Breen in Times Square and Breona Calvert in Florida).
We had even more success in winning more pageant Queen titles (Alora Martin, Bailey Breen, Breona Calvert, Emily Costa (that is in addition to FOUR of our current royalty who JUST WON state titles!).
Our 2017 Miss Placer County competed in the Miss USA 2020 pageant (Emily Demure, Miss Colorado USA).
Jaimee Lee Wright was selected in 2021 by "Pageant Planet" as having one of the best “Miss Headshots” of 2020.
We also had several opportunities for your team up crew to travel in addition to NYFW. Tami and Jacy assisted at the Miss Universe Organizations state finals pageants or Miss Montana USA, Miss Idaho USA and their Teen pageants as well. Along for the ride to support and cheer on the contestants were Mary, Bailey, and Donell.
Jaimee Lee Wright was selected as Top 5 headshot for the iAmPageantPowerhouse competition in Florida.
Kaia Brown (Jr. Teen Placer County 2018) made Top 15 in Florida at the National IJM competition.
Kathryn Moore won 2nd place in her first fitness competition, training with Up fitness sponsor Tyley Brey.
Paisley Warren (Jr. Miss Placer County 2021 booked a role on a TV show.
Jr. Teen Placer County 2021 Miliani Robles booked modeling for the company Athleta
Miliani Robles was crowned NAM Pre-Teen California!
Assistant Director Alora Martin won the International Pageant Fitness title and placed 1st runner up at Internationals in Tennessee.
Breona Calvert (Ms. Placer 2019) was crowned Mrs. USA!
2020 was HUGE SUCCESS ! Up Pageantry had an unprecedented SEVEN official nominees for the GLOBAL BEAUTY AWARDS, and TWO WINS!!
Tami Uhler won the 2020 Global Beauty Award WINNER for BEST DIRECTOR!
Bailey Breen won the 2020 Global Beauty Award WINNER for "Production".
IJM CALIFORNIA PAGEANT, February 2020:
Up Pageantry ladies were successful in ways we never dreamed of, at the state pageant. We brought home FOUR state titles! Congratulations to Jaimee Lee Wright on being crowned Miss California, Breona Calvert, on being crowned Ms. Golden State, Kaia Brown on being crowned Miss Golden State Teen, and Ellie Dement on being crowned Miss Pre-Teen California! They are all heading to TEXAS June 28-July 4 for International Finals ! We also had phenomenal success in other areas. Our Kaia Brown won the “Dream Model” for the senior division, Sofia Guererro was 1st runner up in Ms. California, and Breona Calvert also won the Ms. Talent competition with her beautiful singing voice! As for the optionals and mini optionals, we had more success. For the Casual Wear competition, the Junior Teen division, Keira Chandler was second runner up, and Kaia Brown was first runner up, and in the Teen division Bailey Breen was second runner-up. In the Miss division Jaimee Lee Wright was the winner, and in the Ms. category Breona Calvert was awarded first runner up, and the winner was Sofia Guerrero! In the “mini optionals”, Breona swept with wins an interview, interview attire, formalwear, fun fashion, and personality! We brought home two Volunteer Service awards, one for Junior Teen Kaia Brown, and one for Teen Miss Bailey Breen. we had winners in the spirit award category as well, with Ellie Dement winning the preteen, Kaia Brown winning the junior team, Jaimee Lee Wright winning the miss category, and Sofia Guerrero wedding the Ms. division. Lastly, we SWEPT UP the Photogenic awards! And every division where we had a girl competing, we won! Your California photogenic winners this year are: Miss Pre-Teen winner Ellie Dement, Junior Teen winner Kaia Brown, Teen winner Bailey Breen, Miss winner Jaimee Lee Wright, and Ms. winner Breona Calvert.
2019 saw Jacy Uhler signed to a modeling contract with MMG Models out of New York and Beverly Hills!
Also in 2019, our Mrs. Placer County Breona Calvert competing in a fitness competition and placing second in two categories!
Miss Placer County 2017 Emily Demure was crowned MISS COLORADO USA! She competed at Miss USA in Memphis, TN in November 2020!
Team Up was again recognized internationally by the Global Beauty Awards (the “Oscars” of pageantry!), with several of our team being selected as “official nominees” in three different awards categories! The award ceremony will take place in Seattle in April 2019. This is a stunning achievement and unprecedented with so many nominees coming from the same local pageant team! We could NOT be prouder! Team Up official nominees include:
*Tami Uhler, Up Pageantry founder and Placer County Scholarship Pageant Director, nominated for Best Director/Producer (local, state, national, international)
* Academic Achievement: Jacy Uhler, and Morgan Young
*Most Photogenic: Kathryn Moore, Samantha Riboni, Macy Roth and Jacy Uhler.
Up Pageantry and our phenomenal pageant team had GREAT success at the state IJM (International Junior Miss) pageanty in Downey in February!
*Macy Roth, our Miss Teen Greater Placer County, was crowned IJM Miss California Teen, and represented California at the International pageant in Florida!
*Former Miss Placer County (2010) and UP Pageantry staff member Rachel Bailey took home the title of IJM Ms. California, and made the Top 10 at Nationals in Texas!
*Samantha Riboni, (the 2017 Miss Teen Placer County), won the title of IJM Miss Golden State, and placed in the Top 15 at International Finals in Florida!
*Kaia Brown, Miss Jr. Teen Placer County 2018, placed 1st runner up at IJM California Pre Teen!
Our "optional" category winners at the California pageant included:
*Volunteer Awards: Kaia Brown, Macy Roth
*Academic Awards: Sydney WIlkins, Kaia Brown, Morgan Young,
*Spokesperson: Rachel Hunt-Bailey
*Most Photogenic: Sydney Wilkins, Macy Roth, Samantha Riboni
*State Talent Award Winner: Morgan Young
*Dream Model: Samantha Riboni
2018 saw continued success TEAM UP.
Miss Placer County 2018 Kathryn Moore was named a SEMI-FINALIST in Miss IDAHO USA 2019!
Miss Teen Placer County 2017 Samantha Riboni competed in Texas as Miss Golden State Teen and was TOP 3 nationally in the PHOTOGENIC competition!
Jacy Uhler, Miss Idaho Teen 2018 USA competed in MISS TEEN USA in Shreveport, Lousiana and appeared in numerous national photo posts and will be walked the runway in Sherri Hill gowns, in the USO's "Operation That's My Dress" in Seattle the weekend of October 27, 2018.
2017 Placer County Royalty successes:
Miss Placer County Emily Demure won the “Global Beauty Award” for “Best Athlete” and accepted her award in Seattle in March of 2018 where she addressed an audience that included Miss USA 2017 Kara McCullough, Miss Universe Organization CEO Paula Shugart, and Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez! Emily has chosen to defer her state pageant competition due to her commitment to the Colorado Buffaloes Women’s Volleyball team. She plans to compete in a state level Miss USA preliminary in 2019.
Several of our royalty traveled to Downey in February for the California International Jr. Miss (IJM) Pageant, and we had fantastic success!
Miss Teen Placer County 2017 Samantha Riboni was crowned International Jr. Miss Golden State Teen. She will be competing for the International title in Houston this July!
Miss Teen Placer County 2015 (and Miss Teen California American Beauty 2016) Kathryn Moore won 2nd Runner Up in IJM California Teen.
Jr. Miss Placer County 2017 Ava Bernet was selected as Top 5 finalist in IJM Jr. Miss California.
Miss Teen Placer County 1st Runner Up 2017 Macy Roth won the IJM Miss California Teen Talent competition.
Also in 2017, others in our Up Pageantry family (who can't currently compete in Placer pageants, as she is Director Tami's daughter) have had great success, too!
Former multiple Placer County titleholder Jacy Uhler, who is a student at Boise State University, was crowned Miss Idaho Teen USA (and won the Academic Award) and was honored to compete for the Miss TEEN USA title in Shreveport, Louisiana in May.
In March, Jacy was named an "Official Nominee" for the Global Beauty Award for Academic Achievement, which she attended in her official capacity with the Miss Universe Organization, in Seattle in March.
Miss Placer County 2016 Alora Martin (and current Up Pageantry Assistant) was crowned Miss Sacramento County, and in June competed for Miss California America.
2016 Placer County Royalty successes:
Miss Teen Placer County Amaya Gregory was named Miss Teen California Legacy US, and was also crowned Miss Teen Legacy US in Orlando, Florida at the national pageant. She also won Best in Interview, and Best in Evening Gown.
Jr. Miss Placer County Morgan Young was named Jr. Miss Pacific Coast Legacy US and competed in Florida at the national level.
Miss Placer County Alora Martin was awarded the title of Miss West Coast Legacy US and at the national pageant in Florida was named 1st Runner up in Miss Legacy US (and National Swimsuit winner), and Top 3 in Miss Global.
Our volunteer, Rachel Hunt-Bailey was named Mrs. California and competed in Orlando at the national pageant.
2015 Placer County Royalty successes:
Jr. Miss Placer County Lindsey Jagger was named Jr. Miss California American Beauty 2016 and competed in Florida at the national level.
Miss Teen Placer County Kathryn Moore was named Miss Teen California American Beauty and competed in Florida at the national level.
Miss Placer County 1st Runner Up Alora Martin competed for Miss California Global, and was named 1st Runner Up.
Up Pageantry Assistant Rachel Hunt-Bailey competed in the Mrs. California and was voted Miss Congeniality.