Celebrate the Age of Elegance!


The Ms. Senior America Pageant is the world's first and foremost pageant to emphasize and give honor to women who have reached the age of elegance. It is a search for the gracious lady who best exemplifies the dignity, maturity and inner beauty of all senior Americans. The Ms. Senior America Pageant philosophy is based upon the belief that seniors are the foundation of America and our most valuable treasure. It is upon their knowledge, experience and resources that the younger generation has the opportunity to build a better society. This state-wide competition focuses on promoting aging: we want to bring attention to the American public that aging is not something to be afraid of. This is a time of life when women can seek things out, step out of that box and break the stereotyping that women reaching a certain age are considered "over the hill." Take a look at our Winners Page and see that these women are anything but rocking chair candidates! They're role models for young and old alike in their communities and beyond. And when they come to journey's end, they will certainly not see a life defined by "What If's" or a life of regret.

Congratulations to Cheryl Brown Davis -
Ms. Virginia Senior America 2017

Cheryl Brown Davis, of Heathsville, Virginia, was crowned queen at the 2017 Ms. Virginia Senior America Pageant in June 2017 and went on to become a top-ten finalist at the National Ms. Senior America Pageant in Atlantic City, NJ. Music has shaped Cheryl’s entire life. She graduated from Madison College with a Bachelor of Music Degree, then on to a Master’s Degree in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan and later completing her Doctoral Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Virginia. She has sung professionally, and during her career, taught at all school levels. After thirty-eight years and retirement, she entered an exciting new life and family chapter. It has enabled her to fully engage in her love of community and music, and all things historical. She directs two community music groups, performs with local instrumentalists of Virginia's Northern Neck Orchestra, adjudicates music festivals and is her church's organist. She volunteers with local and national historical societies and acts as the local Daughter of the American Revolution Regent. Ms. Davis's pageant talent category was a vocal performance of "I have Confidence" from the musical "The Sound of Music."

Cheryl Brown Davis
Patsy Hockaday

Patsy Hockaday - Ms. Senior America 2014

Virginia’s own Patsy Hockaday won the 2014 national title competing in a field of 42 contestants from across the U.S. and territories. Although in the past, Virginians have been in the top 10 and top 5, Patsy is the first to win the title since Joyce Clautice in 1999. For more information, visit senioramerica.org.

Rebecca Tebbs Nunn
Tebbs Nunn
State Director

If you would like more information about becoming a contestant or a supporter, please call Rebecca Tebbs Nunn at 804-435-3704 or contact us online.

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