Minnesota State Director, Gloria Parnell goes by many different names. Her husband of over ten years calls her “honey”, her four loving children call her “mommy", companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Best Buy & Target have called her their “model", and in 2013 her state called her “Mrs. Minnesota”. What does she call herself? Without a doubt, “blessed." Blessed to have a loving family as her support system, a successful career in the talent industry, and to have the opportunity to work with and encourage young ladies across Minnesota to pursue their goals & dreams. Gloria has a lifelong love for pageantry and over the years has been a titleholder, fan, competitor, judge, emcee and even a pageant parent. Gloria has a special connection with children and feels most rewarded helping them because she is a big kid at heart. An avid volunteer, Gloria donates her time and talents at fundraisers for Minnesota Children's Hospitals, Brides Against Breast Cancer, and many other organizations across the Midwest.