Crowning Achievement: Ackerman resident named Mrs. Mississippi International

By Press Reports


Angela Russell Irvin, 48, was crowned Mrs. Mississippi International this month and will go on to compete for the title of Mrs. International 2014 during the final competition to be held for the first time in its new home of Jacksonville, FL, July 22-28, 2014.

Irvin is married to Reverend Danny Irvin and is the active mother of two daughters in their early 20ies.  An educator and author, she is a former American history teacher at the high school and university levels.

She is an Advocate Ambassador to local, state and federally elected officials for the American Arthritis Foundation and also devotes her time and talents to support numerous local charitable organizations, including St. Jude, the American Cancer Society, and the American Chronic Pain Association.

Understanding the personal trials of living with chronic pain, Irvin recently founded “Angie’s Quest: Bringing a Voice to the Silent Pain of Chronic Illness,” which will serve as her platform throughout her reign as Mrs. Mississippi International.  Angie’s Quest promotes chronic pain support groups and provides direct funding and aid to chronic pain patients and their families through special “Nights of Fashion and Fundraising” held throughout Mississippi communities.

“In my new role as Mrs. Mississippi International, I will use public speaking, social media and other forms of communication to encourage an open forum of questions, answers and suggestions about chronic pain,” said Irvin.

“I look forward to sharing my story of invisible scars and the pain and the fear that I have lived with for 15 years, and how I found the strength to overcome my chronic pain with the help of friends, family and the medical community.”

In addition to each contestant’s charitable platform, International Pageants, Inc. supports the National Heart Association’s Go Red for Women program through volunteer and financial support. The Go Red for Women movement is dedicated to fighting heart disease among women.

The Mrs. International Pageant is owned and operated by International Pageants, Inc., which also operates Miss International and Miss Teen International pageants.  It is the only platform-based pageant system dedicated to highlighting women’s accomplishments through community support. Mrs. International showcases married women 21-to 56 years old and features three categories of competition, including interview, evening gown and fitness wear.

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