Last year marked the first time that Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute served as the official Medical Spa Sponsor of the Miss Arizona pageant. I’m thrilled to announce that we’re continuing that commitment for the 2017 event.
Why We Make a Great Fit
In many ways, the Miss Arizona pageant is about helping young women find their voices in the community and build self-confidence. That aligns really well with my work as a plastic surgeon here in Chandler, Arizona: We like to say we’re helping people feel as empowered and beautiful as they already are.
Miss Arizona gives the next generation of women in our state a platform for advocacy and a tangible way to make a difference, and that’s why I’m so happy to play a part in supporting it.
The Pageant Itself: Some History
You may not know it, but there’s much more to the pageant than a runway. At its heart, Miss Arizona — along with its parent organization, Miss America — is a scholarship event. They partner with colleges and universities throughout the state to offer scholarships based on each contestant’s overall performance. That money adds up: In all, there’s over $300,000 available for contestants to put toward their educations.
Acts of service are also a major component of the pageant. Each contestant commits to volunteering about 5,000 hours of community service annually, which they can fulfill through a number of worthy local organizations, including the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and HopeKids.
Every contestant also chooses a cause she feels particularly passionate about, with the hope of raising awareness should she be named Miss Arizona.
Miss Arizona 2016, Katelyn Niemiec
The moment Katelyn won was pretty beautiful:
I’m absolutely ecstatic to be MISS ARIZONA 2016!! Thank you to the @missazorg for providing such an incredible experience for all of the 64 contestants! I feel so blessed to be able to continue my education after winning over $6,000 in scholarships at the Miss Arizona Pageant!! This next year will truly be filled with 365 days of service to the beautiful state of Arizona! I am thrilled to continue with my platform Bullying S.T.O.P.S. Here, be a state ambassador for @cmnhospitals and partner with other service organizations! I can’t wait to work with our generous sponsors throughout the year and as I prepare for Miss America! A huge congratulations is in order for my new sister, @maoteenaz!! Thank you for everyone who has helped make my dream a reality! I hope to make Arizona so proud!! We are all jumping on the rocket ship to #MissAmerica! Here we go!! ???❤️ Follow me for the next year here —-> @missamericaaz! #NiemiecNation #MissArizona #MissAZ2016
As for Katelyn’s 5,000 hours of service to the community: In her time as reigning Miss Arizona, she’s championed Bullying S.T.O.P.S. Here, a program she’s taken to several Arizona schools and workshops. She’s also serving as Vice President on the Winged Hope Family Advocacy Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping survivors of child abuse and domestic violence.
Our Medical Spa Treatments
Katelyn came to visit us after winning her crown, too. Here’s what she had to say about us:
The medical spa portion of our practice is all about helping patients feel more confident and beautiful. It’s meant for patients who are looking to go beyond what at-home products are able to do — without venturing into surgical procedures.
Our skin care treatments, for example, share the goal of revealing a smoother and more glowing complexion. We can approach that goal in different ways, with procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, or microneedling. We explore those options with each patient during an initial consultation.
In addition to skin care, we carry BOTOX® Cosmetic and several lines of dermal fillers in the medical spa to smooth out wrinkles. We also perform CoolSculpting® treatments for nonsurgical fat reduction, and we can eliminate areas of cellulite with Cellfina™ treatments.
About the 2017 Event
Miss America and its preliminary crowns are nearing their 100th year (founded in 1921), and the pageant has cemented its place as a cultural icon. The 2017 Miss Arizona competition is fast approaching, set for June 22 to 24 at the Mesa Arts Center. Tickets to the finals start at $47.00, and you may purchase them online right now through the venue.
To advance to this event, every young woman has already won a local Miss America preliminary crown, such as Miss Maricopa County or Miss Yuma County.