Thursday, June 24, 2010

Queen of Hope/Worldwide International Pageant

The Queen of Hope Pageant(R) is not your traditional "beauty pageant." Dedicated to the philosophy that everyone has his or hew own sense of style and beauty, they are a "personal style" and "achievement" competition. They truly want to see your unique and special qualities shine! The Worldwide Foundation is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) and they welcome anyone who shares their desire to better the world community. The Crowns for the Cure(tm) was founded by Effie Horning in 1996 in commemoration of her cancer birthday as a way of incorporating Pageants, delegates and their supporters into curing the stigma, fear and disease of (breast) cancer. As a special treat, they offer the life time appointment of Worldwide Ambassador to those who have held an international title in their systems, and exemplify the Spirit of H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People is Empowering) as well as the spirit of pageant camaraderie and sportsmanship. Experience the Difference!

I was asked this year to be the photographer for very special and unique pageant and I couldn't be more excited! They send an amazing message and I look forward to all of the experiences that I will get to capture for them! One of the first things on the list for these beauties has been some amazing head shots! Didn't know Rosie J. Photography does them? Well, I do! Right now I am running a special, and will be until the pageant is over and a new winner is crowned! Head shots done in color and in black/white just for you for only $50. That will get you a disk with approximately 10 edited digital negatives and a print release. Please email me if you are interested! This is not just for contestants in the pageant, but for anyone interested in updating their head shot!

Meet Cyndee (and read more about her below!), she is one lady that knows how to take a picture and needed no directing when it came to posing for her head shots!

Cyndee Baczynski-Head, who is the Co-Director of the Queen of Hope/Worldwide International Pageant. She was crowned Ms. Worldwide in 2008 and was awarded the lifetime appointment of Worldwide Ambassador in 2009. Cyndee has held city, state and national titles, such as: Arizona Supermodel 2005, Mrs. Arizona United Nations 2006, Ms. United States Worldwide 2007, and has appeared in national magazines. Cyndee's passion is her philanthropy and teaching the gift of giving back to your community. She is a school adminstrator in Litfchfield Park, and resides with her family. Visit for more information.

Next up, Natalie! She is a senior in high school and will be be competing in the pageant this year as Miss Arizona!

Meet Laura Leopardi!!
Laura is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of CPAs. Laura holds an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. Laura has her own professional consulting practice [] managing business matters and conflicts of private businesses and their professional advisors. Laura won Third Runner Up in the 2009 Ms. Corporate America Pageant and also was the recipient of the Pageant's distinguished Sales Excellence Award and Community Service Award. Laura also won a Community Service Award competing in the 2009 Ms. America Pageant. Laura is competing as Ms. Arizona in the 2010 Worldwide Queen Of Hope Pageant where her personal, professional, and pageant platform is Alleviating Fear of Finance: Achieve Financial Health & Wealth.

The 2010 Queen of Hope/Worldwide International Pageant will be held Friday, July 16th, 2010 at the Tempe Center for the Arts.

I look forward to the next few weeks to come and meeting more amazing woman who stand for something even more incredible! It is an honor to work with you! I am so excited!


  1. This is SO cool, & such a privilege for you.
    I like them all- but really love the one of Natalie (?) holding the crown.

  2. Do you know when the queen of hopew pageant will be held in july 2012? please send info to me please? thank you.