COLTS NECK, NJ: On Saturday, July 11th, Frutta Bowls in Colts Neck, graciously hosted a Coronation and Send-Off Party for New Jersey International Pageant winners. The event was originally set to take the stage at the Crowne Plaza, on March 28, but was postponed due to the pandemic. The live pageant was then moved to a virtual platform, the winners were chosen online and crowned in their own homes. On July 11, the winners were finally able to gather together and celebrate safely, each woman with a purposeful platform message to share. 

Frutta Bowls Colts Neck owners, Kristine and Ray Garland generously decided to host the coronation celebration. The lovely ladies arrived around 11am to enjoy complimentary entertainment by NJ Sings, LLC, and were served delicious Frutta Bowls concoctions presented exquisitely in the elegant style of owner Kristine Garland. "It's our pleasure today to host the women of New Jersey International Pageant winners. Commented Garland. " My husband Ray and I believe in supporting local businesses, organizations and charities. Being a sponsor for NJ International Pageant is a great way to support women. Today's event is all about women supporting women, an initiative that I am proud to be a part of." Each of the four pageant winners has a message and a platform to talk about. Mrs. New Jersey International 2020's platform is Self Love and you can hear her important message here:

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Each winner has an important platform message to share. The New Jersey International Pageant winners and their platforms are: 

Jacqueline DiPasquale, Miss New Jersey International 2020 "Pageantry provides a unique platform for me to use my voice to advocate for issues that are dear to my heart, especially bullying prevention. It also helps me to advance my career through networking opportunities."​DiPasquale's platform is "1 in 5: From Bullied To Healed."

Nancy Woram, Ms New Jersey International 2020 "I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and empower myself. Being a mom and having a full-time job I found that I was neglecting myself." Platform- Mental Health Awareness.

Dr. Karen Correa, Mrs New Jersey International 2020
"Pageantry allowed me to join a group of successful amazing women that would help me cultivate my leadership skills in the community, enhance my sense of social identity, and utilize my crown as a megaphone to advance my platform." Platform- Self-Love.

Donna DeStefano, Ms Woman New Jersey International 2020
"Pageantry offers a buffet of resources that can help highlight important causes.  In pageantry, you are surrounded by other like-minded women who genuinely want to give back and better their communities."  ​Platform- P.I.C.K. Awareness.

For more information about the New Jersey International Pageant, click HERE.