Hayley Jordan Dorsett Mrs. Knox County Indiana 2018

Hayley Jordan Dorsett Mrs. Knox County Indiana 2018
My platform is unique, and very important to me. While championing “More Than Just an Army Wife”, my service is geared toward focusing on strengthening physical and mental health, strengthening families, and strengthening marriages. Some of the businesses and organizations I enjoy giving back to include the March of Dimes, the United Way, the American Legion, Dogs Helping Heroes, and American Karate Do Kickboxing.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen, Hayley Jordan Dorsett Mrs. Knox County Indiana 2018.


Full name: Hayley Jordan Dorsett
Title/Year: Mrs. Knox County Indiana 2018
Pageant System: Mrs. Indiana America, Mrs. America Organization
Age: 26
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Hobbies: Being a wife and a mother, teaching and doing cardio kickboxing, volunteering at community events, promoting body positivity, weight lifting, sewing, helping in my daughter’s classroom, coaching youth t-ball, playing dolls with my daughter, shooting Nerf guns with my son, and going on date nights with my husband.
Platform: More Than Just an Army Wife
Years competed: 11
Countries visited: I’ve never been outside of the continental United States
Likes: Empowering women, reunifying families, positivity, volunteering, determination, truthfulness
Dislikes: Pessimism, lack of self-worth and drive, dishonesty
Status: Married

Thank you so much for having me! I am honored to be a part of your magazine!

World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.
My family and I currently reside in Vincennes, Indiana after being relocated due to my husband’s military service in June of 2015. As a Home Based Case Manager with Children and Family Services, I work with reunifying and empowering individuals involved with the Department of Child Services, Probation, or the Department of Corrections. Additionally, I am a Cardio Kickboxing Instructor and Ring Girl for American Karate Do Kickboxing, and a Team Leader for the March of Dimes. In May 2016, I graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Counseling. In the near future, I plan to continue my education to obtain a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health with a concentration in Military Mental Health Counseling.
On October 25, 2014, I married SSG Skyler Dorsett, a soldier in the United States Army. After serving 6 years as an infantryman and deploying to Afghanistan twice, where he received a Purple Heart, my husband is currently an Army recruiter for both active duty and reserve units. We have two children; Averly, who is 6, and Marcus, who is 2, and have also recently been blessed with receiving a service dog from Dog’s Helping Heroes for Skyler named Lyric, who is a 2-year- old Belgian Malinois.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history.
I have never been a pageant girl! In September 2007, I was crowned as the Honeybee Festival Queen and as Miss Congeniality. Since I married my husband Skyler, I knew I wanted to be Mrs. Indiana. This year, my entire family stands behind me as I embark on my dream to be Mrs. Indiana America.

World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
My best friend, Samantha, introduced me to the Honeybee Festival Pageant in 2004. At this time, we were of age to participate in the junior miss division. I was so nervous, but was also intrigued and excited with what pageantry was all about. Although I did not compete that year, when the competition took place, I went and watched my friend Samantha win the junior miss title. It was an invigorating experience, and it sparked my interest in becoming involved myself the following year.

World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
Since the first time I stepped onto a stage, I felt a sense of confidence and empowerment. As a married woman and a mother, people question my “why”. Why do you compete? Why do you put yourself out there? Why do you do it now? The answer is simple; I do it not only for myself, but also to show all married women and mothers that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. You can be a devoted wife, a loving mother, a giving woman in the community, and a fierce queen on stage all at the same time.

World Class Beauty Queens:  To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about? 
The Mrs. America Pageant is the premiere Mrs. Pageant System in the World, and was established to honor married women throughout the United States of America. Each of the contestants representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia range in age from their 20s to 50s, and earns the right to participate in the national event by winning her state competition. These state events are under the direction of Mrs. America state directors. The winner goes on to compete in the Mrs. World pageant.

World Class Beauty Queens:  What are you being judged on during the competition?
Interview is 50% of the score, and is based on how well one shows the judges their ability to articulate, show confidence, as well as their overall personality and appearance. Swimsuit is 25% of the total scoring, and is determined on figure, fitness, posture, grace, beauty, and overall confidence. Evening gown is also 25% of the score, and is based on poise, posture, grace, elegance and overall look, how well one carries themselves, as well as how well the choice of gown compliments the contestant.

World Class Beauty Queens: How was your experience during the competition.
Although I have not competed on a Mrs. stage yet, my experience with the organization, director, past queens, and other local title-holders competing have been nothing short of exceptional. I could not be more honored to be a part of this organization, and am looking forward to representing Knox County and the entire state of Indiana.

World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
My platform is unique, and very important to me. While championing “More Than Just an Army Wife”, my service is geared toward focusing on strengthening physical and mental health, strengthening families, and strengthening marriages. Some of the businesses and organizations I enjoy giving back to include the March of Dimes, the United Way, the American Legion, Dogs Helping Heroes, and American Karate Do Kickboxing.

World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?
This year, I will be blessed with at least 50 opportunities to give back as Mrs. Knox County. So far, I have been honored to attend the Be at Ease event for Dogs Helping Heroes in Louisville, Kentucky, the Ride for a Cause event for Dogs Helping Heroes in Clarksville, Indiana, the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes, Indiana on Veteran’s Day, the Celebrity Chili Cook-Off with the United Way in Vincennes, Indiana, the Veteran’s Day Salute at North Knox High School with the United Way in Vincennes, Indiana, the American Karate Do Kickboxing MMA Veteran’s Day Bash at the Linton, Indiana National Guard Armory, the Vincennes Christmas Parade on Main Street in Vincennes, Indiana, and the Miss Vincennes University pageant in Vincennes, Indiana. A few of the upcoming events that I will be participating in will be the Wreaths Across America at the Vincennes, Indiana cemeteries, where I will be singing the National Anthem, the annual Christmas tree lighting on Main Street in Vincennes, Indiana, the annual Christmas parade in Paris, Illinois, and the March of Dimes- March for Babies event at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of you achievements?
Some of my greatest achievements include obtaining a Psychology degree with a minor in Counseling at Indiana State University with honors, and was inducted into the International Honor Society of Psychology, which lead me to my career as a home based case manager working with families and adolescents. I married the love of my life, Army SSG, infantry and combat soldier, Purple Heart recipient, and an amazing father SSG Skyler Dorsett. I am blessed with two happy and healthy children, Averly and Marcus. If that doesn’t keep me busy enough, I have become a certified cardio kickboxing instructor, and teach two classes each week at one of the top five mixed martial arts schools in Indiana, American Karate Do Kickboxing.

World Class Beauty Queens: What is your onstage strategy to win the judges over?
I plan on simply being myself!

World Class Beauty Queens: How did it feel to hear your name as the winner?
Looking back to 2007, I was overwhelmed with emotions when I was selected as the winner. I felt joy, happiness, excitement, and an extreme rush of adrenaline. Having the banner draped across my shoulders and the crown placed atop my head, I was proud and excited. I thought about everything that the year would have in store for me, and all of the opportunities I would have to give towards the greater good.  Representing Knox County so far this year has been just that. I am hopeful that I will earn the opportunity to do the same if selected as Mrs. Indiana America this coming April.

World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
To be a queen means to be a leader, a motivator, an inspiration, a person who never gives up, and most of all, an example for all women, worldwide, that we can be anything we want if we put in the work and the time. When it is our time, God will put us exactly where we belong.

World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants help your life?
Personally, this question really digs deep. In the past, I have suffered with body positivity issues. I have struggled with an eating disorder, and didn’t always like the girl staring back at me in the mirror. I thought I was either too skinny, “fluffy”, or not muscular enough. Through pageantry, I have found a part of me that is comfortable, a part that is confident. I have found a woman who is finally comfortable with getting on stage in front of hundreds of people. These attributes are ones that carry over into my every day life, and I am able to share that wisdom and encouragement with other women every day. This is especially true when instructing my cardio kickboxing class. There are women ranging from 20 years old to 67 years old in this class, and they all have a multitude of different abilities. When someone tells me they aren’t doing enough or compare themselves to other people, I ask them where they were a month ago. The women reflect, then tell me how much they have improved without realizing it. A woman cannot compare herself to others to be successful; she just must strive to be the best version of herself.

World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there.  How does it feel?
It is exhilarating knowing that I am an inspiration to women and girls of all ages. Being an inspiration is a big responsibility, and making sure that you fill the duties to the fullest of your abilities is important. It is, even more so, when others are counting on you and looking up to you in everything you do.

World Class Beauty Queens: What have you learned from practicing your walk?
Walking is like riding a bike; once you learn how to do it, you never forget!

World Class Beauty Queens: What designer did you choose and what have you learned from choosing the dress for the competition?
Choosing a dress for the competition is more complicated than I had imagined, which is why I haven’t made my final selection yet. There are so many beautiful gowns that it is difficult to narrow it down to just a few!

World Class Beauty Queens: What have you learned from the interview portion of the competition?

Although I have never been interviewed at a Mrs. level pageant, it is important to stay true to who you are, all while showcasing your abilities to represent the state at a national level.

World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience? 
Outside of being in drama club productions during high school, I have not done any acting. With some inspiration from my photographer, Matty Jacobsen, I have recently started looking into building a modeling portfolio to see what opportunities may arise.

World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2018 as a Queen?
Throughout 2018, I will continue to represent my platform of “More Than Just an Army Wife”. Whether I am representing this as Mrs. Knox County, Mrs. Indiana, or even Mrs. America, I will do so with pride. I will attend as many events possible, will give back to my community, my state, and my country, and will continue to prove to married women and mothers everywhere that anything is possible if you dream a little and work a lot.

World Class Beauty Queens:  What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
My legacy will be how I inspire others. Whether it be through giving back to those around them or being confident in their own skin, inspiration in any sense is a success. I will show women that they can balance many different hats. As Mrs. Indiana, I will show women that it is possible to be a servant, a mom, a wife, a woman with a full-time career, and be Mrs. Indiana America all at the same time, and do it well.

World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you to Hayley Jordan Dorsett Mrs. Knox County Indiana 2018 for this amazing interview.
Absolutely! Thank you again for having me!

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World Class Beauty Queens Magazine Owner Editor in Chief Derek Tokarzewski Mr USA United Nations 2018
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Hayley Jordan Dorsett, Mrs Knox County Indiana 2018, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Pageant Magazine, Photo by Kreations by Kierra Photography
Hayley Jordan Dorsett, Mrs Knox County Indiana 2018, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Pageant Magazine,  Photo by Matty Jacobsen

 

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