The Miss Plus America Pageant 2022-2023 National Titleholders
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Mrs. Plus America Elite
Aja Locklear Ivey is a North Carolina native, an entrepreneur, a community advocate, a graduate of UNC Pembroke with a BA in Sociology, a wife, and a mother of one beautiful little girl. She was crowned Mrs. North Carolina Plus America in March 2022 and is the first North Carolina titleholder to bring home the national Elite title.
On a daily basis, she centers her life’s work around helping those who suffer from addiction find facilities to get them sober, renew their life, and find happiness again. Ivey is a recovering addict herself. Suffering for over 20 years, she now celebrates over 5 years clean and sober and has two charities in her community for the homeless and the needy as well as those who struggle with addiction and mental health disorders.
Christmas at Southeastern Regional Medical Center raises money every Christmas to provide children who are stuck in the hospital during the holiday Christmas stockings full of goodies during their stay. She also provides the hospital with items they do not receive
from the facility itself such as: pacifiers, onesies, teethers, sippy cups, socks, mittens, lotion chapstick and more. Her second charity, Homeless Hungry, gathers gently used clothing for the community and raises money to provide them with toothbrush kits, sleeping bags, lotion, deodorant, hair brushes, soap, wash cloths, and more. There is always a mental health volunteer there to speak to anyone who is willing and able to enter treatment that day with one short phone call. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree at UNCP in the field of Mental Health Counseling and hopes to work part time helping her community in the new treatment center being built in Robeson County.
Aja also owns Cinderella Seams and Arts, a childrens online Boutique, that custom makes pageant dresses for little girls all over the nation. She is also a pageant coach, vocal trainer and fashion liaison in the industry.
Ivey was crowned Mrs. Plus America Elite 2022 in Houston, Texas and is the 1st Native American in the pageants 20 year history to ever receive a national title. She will use her reign to visit treatment and rehabilitation centers across the country sharing her story of experience, strength and hope to all.
Ms. Plus America
Serena Metayer was born in Columbia, SC and was raised on Saint Helena Island, SC. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Services in 2008 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2016 from the University of South Carolina-Beaufort. Serena currently serves as a Registered Nurse in behavioral health care, which inspired her platform of Mental Health Awareness: Mind Your Well-being. Through her platform, Serena strives to promote awareness of both mental and physical health as they are both essential in order to achieve total well-being.
When Serena is not working or involved with pageantry, she enjoys being an active member of the Sanguine and Pearls Virtual Alumni Chapter of the Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority. Serena also enjoys learning about fashion, make up, and self-improvement via YouTube and aspires to start a YouTube vlog as a part of her pageantry journey. Serena entered the Miss South Carolina Plus
America Pageant as Ms. Beaufort Plus America in December 2021. She was crowned as Ms. South Carolina Plus America in April 2022 and was recently crowned as Ms. Plus America. Serena hopes to create a legacy of inspiring other women to find their self-confidence through pageantry.
Miss Plus America
Nixy Casildo is a native of Honduras, Central America, and an Afro-Latina. At the age of 13 she entered the foster care system, aged out at 19, graduated in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, became an entrepreneur, owner of two businesses, became a youth teacher at her local church and started her ministry/platform Love For Christ.
Growing up in foster care was not the easiest thing for Nixy, but those years pushed her out of her comfort zone and made her into the young woman she is today. Now, she is part of the 10% of foster kids who have a success story and who also found God in her journey. Nixy’s life has been a roller coaster, full of ups, downs and disappointments but that never stopped her from persevering and following the plan of God for her life.
Nixys platform is Love For Christ, where she
spreads Gods love, teaches and encourages teens and young adults to experience Gods power and freedom in their lives. Nixy was at a very dark place in her Life when God showed and expressed his love for her and now her goal is for everyone to experience that same love and freedom she experienced.
Nixy was crowned Miss Plus America, and she will use her reign to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, teach young girls that they are beautifully and wonderfully made, and teach foster youth that there is life after foster care.
Miss Plus America
Jada Singletary is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. She attends middle school at an academically Advanced Placement school. Her scholastic honors are honor roll and a member of the National Honor Society. Jada’s career ambition is to become a traveling nurse. She is also a member of the International Thespian Society, a worldwide group for theater arts students.
Jada loves reading, vlogging, and creating jewelry. She is known for her caring spirit to all of those who encounter her. Jada is dependable and responsible for a young teenager. She got to compete at the state level alongside her mother, Fredrica, who was also a delegate in the ‘Ms.’ division. This created a wonderful mother daughter bond and journey within the Miss Plus America pageant system. Jada’s mother also got to cheer for her on the National stage in Houston, TX
when Jada captured the Miss Teen Plus America title.
Jada’s platform is Bullying Prevention. Due to personal experience with bullying at a young age, Jada’s mission is to eradicate bullying from the school halls across the Nation and on social media. Jada aspires to dedicate her year of service to hosting events about bullying prevention. Jada’s most recent accomplishments during her reign within the Miss Plus America system is participating as an invited guest for a Teen Summit for young girls.
Miss Plus America Legend
A graduate of the prestigious educational institutes New York University and University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Nanette holds an undergraduate degree in Special Education and a graduate degree in Educational Administration. She is a former New York Police Officer, retired Elementary School Principal, a renowned pageant coach and a five- time published author. She is a lead author for a collaborative book series for "She is the Ish". The endeavor will launch is September 2022.
Nanette’s interests include, floral design, fashion design, jazz dance and human psychology. She enjoys exploring elements leading to success and circumventing obstructions that can impede positive outcomes. To that end, her favorite books are Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, Ruby Payne’s A Framework for Understanding Poverty and God’s Creative Power for Healing.
With a pageant journey that spans across four decades, Nanette has held many local, state and national titles, including but not limited to Miss Black Teenage New York, Miss Single New York, Miss Greater New York USA, Mrs. Roosevelt America, Miss Suffolk County America, Miss Manhattan USA, Ms. Plus America Woman, Ms. American Elegance Lady and Ms. U.S. Sophisticate Classic Woman.
Through her company, The Queenmaker Pageant Services, (formerly Pageants Unlimited Plus), Nanette has produced numerous finalists and titleholders in several systems including the Miss USA, National American Miss, Plus America, All World Beauties, USA National Miss, International Junior Miss, Royal International Miss and American Elegance Systems, among others. Nanette’s stellar pageant coaching record is what earned her the nickname, “The Queenmaker”.
After serving as the Texas Plus America Executive Director for 10 years, Nanette became the Executive Director/Producer of the national Miss Plus America Pageant, from 2016-2017. After much prayer, planning and determination, the Miss Plus World/Ms. Plus Intercontinental Pageant was launched. It was Co-Owned by Nanette and Constance Zehner, her friend and business partner. God blessed them to have national directors in South Africa, the United States, Australia, Nigeria, the Bahamas, Malaysia and Trinidad and Tobago. They also had recruiting affiliates in the Pacific Islands and Guam. In May 2022, they sold the pageant to the pageant’s Marketing and Media Coordinator, Erial Ramsey.
In May of 2022, Nanette came out of pageant retirement and entered the Miss Plus America Legends Pageant. On July 2, 2022, she was crowned the very first Miss Plus America Legend! Nanette’s platform is Maintaining Faith through the Storms. She is a certified Christian Counselor and will soon begin her chaplain certification classes.