JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking the first-of-its kind victory for the state, Mrs. Wyoming International, Priscilla Pruitt, 34, of Newcastle, was crowned Mrs. International 2016, Saturday, July 23rd at the 31st Annual Mrs. International Pageant held in Jacksonville, Florida. The two-hour event, held at the Moran Theater at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts, featured 62 contestants from around the world competing in three categories, including interview, fitness-wear and evening gown. Pruitt was crowned Mrs. International by her husband, Sean, before a sold-out audience.
The Mrs. International Pageant system is the only platform-focused competition, with each contestants' overall score based on interviews about their knowledge of and work with their chosen charitable cause. Throughout her reign as Mrs. International 2016, Pruitt will focus on preventing infant abandonment through her work with Safe Haven Alliance which implements laws in each state that provide: 'No Shame, No Blame, No Names.
"I am so grateful for earning the title of Mrs. International because I know my new role will open so many doors and broaden the borders for my mission of saving babies around the world," said Pruitt. "My family is one-hundred percent committed to this cause. This is not about a crown; this is my life's mission."
A devoted wife and mother to six children, Pruitt serves others in many additional ways through her organization, BecauseIChooseLove.org. Along with her husband, Sean, she has built three orphanages in Honduras, volunteers her time and provides resources to Impact Ministries International, and supports her local community of Newcastle by opening her family home on a weekly basis to mentor more that 100 youth and provide them with food and other basic necessities.
In addition to her many community servant responsibilities, Pruitt also enjoys dancing with her husband, biking with her family in the Black Hills, painting, decorating and cooking.
The Mrs. International Pageant is the only platform- based system and is owned and operated by International Pageants, Inc., which also operates the Miss International and Miss Teen International competitions. Mrs. International showcases married women 21 to 56-years-old and includes their husbands as an integral part of the event. For more information visit www.mrsinternational.com.
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