New York Fashion Week Pageant Runway

USA National Miss Scholarship Pageant (UNM) hosted it’s first official New York Fashion Week (NYFW) runway show to highlight the latest in pageant fashion.  Among designers presenting highlights from their Spring 2019 Collection where Johnathan Kayne, Flawless Babe Boutique, Mac Duggal – Ieena, and ASHLEYlauren.

Johnathan Kayne, Ashley Lauren, Kayla Trubey
Johnathan Kayne, Ashley Lauren, Kayla Trubey

Brought to life by visionary Jackie Watson, founder and president of UNM, Watson distinguishes her pageant system through the fashion forward nature of her delegates, titleholders, and herself even.

There to provide support and a legit stamp of approval was noted evening wear designers Ashley Lauren and Johnathan Kayne also known for his appearances as a contestant on the third season of the Bravo reality series Project Runway.

Kayla Trubey, owner of the Flawless Babe Boutique, an online store and pop-up shop that opened in 2018, debuted her 1970s retro inspired fashions on the catwalk.

Although designers Mac Duggal and his daughter Ieena Duggal were not there to take a bow, their gowns in their respective lines made for a great showing.

Lynette A., Miss Florida Princess 2018
Lynette A., Miss Florida Princess 2018

Sixty models graced the catwalk.  Walking in this show was competitive.  Ashley Lauren, the designer behind ASHLEYlauren, held her own casting call at the UNM Nationals in Orlando, Florida last July.  Lynette A., UNM National Miss Florida Princess 2018, landed one of the coveted spots.

USA National Miss partnered with the SOCIETY Fashion Week to produce the show.  Society Fashion Week is largely a touring Fashion Show that produces runway shows during NYFW and other fashion weeks around the country.  You can find SOCIETY Fashion Week shows in markets such as Los Angeles, Miami, and Dallas.  Known for expertly produced shows, the first NYFW Pageant Runway did not disappoint.

Guests of the show experienced the grandness of the landmark and iconic Roosevelt Hotel, named for Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the 26th President of the United States.  Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the classic elegance and luxury provided the perfect backdrop for the display of luxurious evening wear.

Models represented twenty pageant systems.  Some of the pageant systems and titleholders represented were:

Mac Duggal – Ieena

Miss Black Teen New York U.S. Ambassador
Miss USA National Preteen 2018
USA National Miss Kentucky Preteen 2018
Miss Kansas
USA National Miss Jr. Teen
Royal International Miss Jr. Teen
National All-American Miss
Miss Virginia High
Miss Spirit of Greater NY 2019
USA National Preteen 2018
Ms. Tennessee 2019 American Woman of Service
Mrs. Eco Earth Arkansas
USA National Miss Indiana
Miss South Carolina
Miss Virginia

Johnathan Kayne

Miss America Teen 2018 – Miss Shawnee’s Outstanding Teen
Miss Massachusetts Teen
Miss Ohio River Teen USA
Miss Florida
Miss Virginia
Miss Eco Missouri
USA National Miss North Carolina 2018
Miss USA National Teen

Flawless Babe Boutique

USA National Miss Sun Coast Preteen 2018
USA National Miss Florida Teen 2018
USA National Miss Golden State Teen 2018
USA National Miss West Virginia Teen 2018
Miss Teen Universe United States
Miss Sunburst
USA National Miss Arizona Preteen 2018
USA National Miss Virginia Teen 2018
USA National Miss Maryland Jr. Teen 2017
USA National Miss Virginia Teen 2018


USA National Miss Virginia 2018
Miss Cosmos United States 2018
Miss US Face of the World
Miss New York
Miss USA National Miss 2018
USA National Miss Arizona 2018
USA National Miss Georgia Teen 2018
Mrs. Moldova Globe
Miss Baxter Minnesota
America’s Junior Miss Princess
Tiny Miss North American 2018
USA National Miss Florida 2018
USA National Jr. Princess 2018
USA National Miss Empire State Princess 2018
USA National Princess 2018
National American Miss Preteen


  1. This year, I have decided to become a minimalist hence I have chosen basic clothing so I can easily mix and match. However, I adore new trends and fashion and I would want to see models on the runway doing the catwalk.

  2. I am not a fan of fashion, nor do I try to follow the trends, so I tend to let it be for people that are inspired by it, that have a creative way of expressing themselves through it and whatnot. If they enjoy it then they can, because there is something for everyone here.

  3. Good you.had the opportunity to see the best fashion on display …it’s always a great feel to watch creativity on display
    Thank you


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