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Rockwall woman places Top 5 in Mrs. USA Universal Pageant

Top 5 delegates: Mrs USA Universal 2017 Mrs Nebraska, Amanda Reinert; 1st Runner up Mrs California, Dawnel DeRubeis; 2nd Runner up Mrs Minnesota, Dawn Hinton; 3rd Runner up Mrs Arizona, Charmaine Pozo; 4th Runner up Mrs Texas, Kimberly Bader.

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 3, 2017) Rockwall’s own Kimberly Bader, Mrs. Texas US Universal 2017, placed in the Top 5, as fourth runner-up at the Mrs. USA Universal pageant held at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada. Bader was also presented with the Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award for her excellence in community service.

The week-long events included official photo shoots, seminars, rehearsals, and preliminary judging with the final competition held on the evening of June 29. Personal interviews and community service comprised 50% of the delegates overall score, with fitness wear and evening gown scored at 20% each, and the on-stage question worth 10%.

Bader has developed a legacy project called “One for One” which encourages and inspires children to give up one hour of screen time for one hour of volunteering every week. “There are so many wonderful opportunities to volunteer and ways to get involved at every age, that just one hour a week can make a difference in a local community,” she says. She is working with school districts across the country to speak via Skype and to get children excited and inspired to volunteer and give where they live. Kimberly believes that volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy, “You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in. Best of all, while a person needs to be age 18 to vote, people of any age can volunteer.”

Bader will hold her title of Mrs. Texas US Universal until March 2018 when she will crown a new Mrs. Texas US Universal in Houston. Inquiries regarding appearances, events, classroom Skype sessions, or sponsorships may be made through her official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/mrstxusuniversal2017.

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