2019 Judges


Adele proudly graduated with honors from Northeastern University and attained a Bachelor’s Degree with a dual major in Business Management and Marketing. She currently resides in Manhattan where she enjoys a successful career in pharmaceutical sales. Adele is a former NFL Cheerleader for the New England Patriots and the New York Jets. When it comes to pageantry, she has held multiple state titles and one national title for Elite Miss Earth United States 2017. Adele is a seasoned judge and host within various systems in pageantry and is very involved within her community.


Elisabeth, a retired Special Education Teacher is the Assistant Administrator of the Ms. New York Senior America Pageant and A Seasoned Stepper dancer with the organization. A resident of Stony Brook, New York, she is a member of the Suffolk County Women’s Advisory Commission, the Brookhaven Town Commission for the Aging and the Strathmore Gate Community Association Board of Directors. A veteran of numerous pageants, Elisabeth has experienced the excitement of winning the crown as well as not winning the crown. She always emphasizes the benefits of pageantry competition such as increased confidence, communication skills, and an endless array of new friends. Her motto: “Life is too short, never leave home without your party pants.” Her philosophy of life is: Climb every mountain, swim every sea, follow every highway: you will reach your dream. 

Jordan Vazquez is a Store Manager for the #1 denim retailer globally. He is proud to say that his store is also one of the top 10 volume stores in the Northeast. Jordan has been involved in retail and in the fashion industries for 12 years. His expertise ranges from working in luxury footwear to ready-to-wear clothing servicing Nassau and Suffolk counties. He has traveled to different areas of the country to attend conferences so that he may further expand his knowledge and skill set to bring back the most cutting edge information on fashion trends to ensure optimal growth and customer service in his stores on Long Island. Jordan prides himself for working on the front line one-on-one with the public to find what makes each individual person look and more importantly, feel good. His current company focuses on positive body image and women empowerment. Throughout his career, he has partnered with many different charitable organizations, such as, Soles for Souls, Bright Pink, NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association), and Teach for America. No stranger to pageant competition, Jordan has witnessed first-hand the positive affects pageantry has on women as his grandmother was a former Miss Puerto Rico! Jordan resides on the eastern end of Long Island where he can be found at the beach or the east end wineries with his loving wife, Katy, and their wheaten terrier, Weston.


A native of Brooklyn and a current resident of Ozone Park, Taccara has been a part of the pageant industry for 20 years. Contestant, title holder, production staff, and judge are just a few of the many hats she has worn within this industry. She is owner and operator of Team Taccara Pageant Coaching and Image Consulting where she has had the opportunity to consult young women across the country for various pageant systems. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and plans to attend Law School in the near future. Her biggest accomplishment is being the proud mother of her one year old son Kevin.

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Chee Chee DiMauro is a successful entrepreneur, business owner, wife, and mother to two teenage boys, Paul and Brandon. She is the founder and owner of Soho Urban Wax and Boutique in Islip. Her business has been in operation for the past ten years and is the only boutique with fashion clothing in the town of Islip. In addition, she is also the Vice-President of Paul’s Rods & Restos located in Deer Park where she creatively runs the operations alongside her husband, Paul, of 21 years. Chee Chee prides herself on focusing her boutique into delivering quality services and giving back to the community. This past winter she hosted the “Love Your Girls” Fundraiser at her boutique raising awareness for a subject that is near and dear to her heart as her mother passed away from cancer. She also partnered with her husband Paul in support of our veterans in their “Home for Troops” fundraiser. In her blog in 2008, Chee Chee describes herself as a “Sponge”, as she constantly is researching for ways to improve and expand her knowledge in business and in life. Chee Chee says her goals in life are endless, but is the most content at this point in her life raising her sons to be humble and hardworking men. In her spare time, Chee loves spending time with her family and friends, cheering her sons on at their baseball games, reading, and working out.

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JAMES DENAPOLI (Official Tabulator)
James Denapoli is an owner of a Nationwide Insurance Agency servicing the East Northport and Syosset areas. He is proud to be a part of a family owned business with over 50 years of experience specializing in all personal and commercial lines of insurance. James has participated in the NY Metro Law Enforcement Recognition Luncheon, which recognized the good work of law enforcement professionals who have shown dedication to DWI enforcement, prosecution, and education. James graduated from Bryant College with a degree in finance. While attending Bryant, James was the captain of the soccer team and was awarded the William T O’Hara Leadership Award. This prestigious award was only given to only male and one female athlete. During his spare time James loves to spend time with his wife Cailey and his son Cole. You can also find James working out at the gym, organizing, coaching, and playing softball with his friends.