The Miss North Phoenix, Miss Glendale, and Outstanding Teen scholarship pageant is an official local preliminary competition with the Miss America & Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization. Winners will then move on to compete for the title of Miss Arizona & Miss Arizona’s Outstanding Teen in June. The lucky women who are crowned Miss Arizona & Miss Arizona’s Outstanding Teen will then move on to represent our great state at the Nationally televised and historic, Miss America Pageant and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen National pageant.
Executive Director, Nicole Flesner
Nicole is an Arizona native and was born and raised in Phoenix. She has been in the pageant industry for over a decade now and has had the honor of being a three time state titleholder. She served as Miss Teen Arizona International 2003, Miss Arizona 2007 (with the Miss America Organization), and Mrs. Arizona United States 2012. She placed 3rd runner up for the title of Miss Teen International and was a top 12 finalist at the National Mrs. United States pageant. While competing with the Miss America Organization she gained enough college scholarships to assist her and graduated with her degree in Dental Hygiene and Local Anesthesia certification debt free. Nicole was honored to receive the 2017 Local Executive Director of the Year award from the Miss Arizona Scholarship Organization. Nicole has over 25 years experience as a dancer and instructor and considers the stage her second home. Nicole and her husband reside in North Phoenix and are proud parents of their son, Zachary.
"After three years of competing with the Miss America Organization, I won the title of Miss Arizona. Through my years of competing on the local, state and Miss America stage, I earned enough college scholarships to help me pay for my college education. The Miss America program changed my life and it shaped the person that I am today. This is now my opportunity to give back. I want to be able to provide other young women with that same opportunity and give them the chance to become the next Miss Arizona, and ultimately, our next Miss America."
Director of Operations, Nathalie Velasquez
Nathalie Velasquez, a Chicago native was raised in Arizona where she studied dance, voice and piano for 20 years. From an early age, Nathalie has been active in her community, volunteering for elderly homes and using her talents in dance and music to inspire and lead others. In 2003, Nathalie co-founded the Filipino-American Youth Association (FAYA). She served as President (2007-2009), and is currently an Advisor & Artistic Director. One of her biggest achievements in FAYA was producing and directing it’s annual benefit show, iRock the Beat to raise funds for international natural disasters and local charities and has helped raised over $10,000 in donations since 2009. Some of her larger credits include Miss Teen World 2007 in Phoenix, AZ, televised Miss Hawaii Teen America 2007 in Honolulu, HI, and the Miss Teen World 2008 in Las Vegas, NV as Show Director & Choreographer. Nathalie started her small business Dancewear and Little Things by Nathalie & Co. in 2011. She was awarded 2014 Outstanding Young Filipino-American Entrepreneur of the Year by the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Arizona. When Nathalie isn’t helping on stage or volunteering, you can find her managing her boutique at the Shops at Norterra in North Phoenix.