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. 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!
2020 is already HUGE SUCCESS ! Up Pageantry had an unprecedented SEVEN official nominees for the GLOBAL BEAUTY AWARDS, and TWO WINS!!
Tami Uhler is the 2020 Global Beauty Award WINNER for BEST DIRECTOR!
Bailey Breen is 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!
2019 success continued for Up with our Miss Placer County 2017 Emily Demure being crowned as MISS COLORADO USA! She competed will class and elegance 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
State Pageant Success!
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 for 2017 and 2018 TEAM UP family members.
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.
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.
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.
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.