Legacy

DAVID Z. MARMEL – CEO AND PRESIDENT OF MRS. AMERICA AND MRS. WORLD

ELAINE MARMEL – SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

THE MAN BEHIND THE BRAND AND THE WOMAN BEHIND THE MAN

The “Mrs. America Competition” rich in history, was first held in 1938 and continued until 1968. In 1977, after a nine year hiatus, it was revived by David Z. Marmel, after his successful career in professional athletics and independent television production.  He was instrumental in setting the new direction for the pageant and transforming the pageant into the multifaceted event it is today.

Mrs. America was the first and remains the foremost competition for the married woman in America.  Now celebrating it’s 40th year it is considered to be the premiere pageant for married women. it has epitomized excellence, professionalism and the celebration of family values, and is supported by an office and full time director in every state in America and the District of Columbia.

The winner of the Mrs. America crown receives prizes and endless opportunities. During her exciting and memorable reign, she will make personal appearances throughout the country. For the entire year she acts as the ambassador and spokesperson for America’s married women. She may speak to civic groups and business organizations, appear in print and television commercials, and conducts countless interviews with members of the press. She becomes, in effect, the public symbol of all wives and mothers.

The modern pageant, while maintaining its traditions, now seeks to recognize what David calls, “America’s greatest natural resource – the contemporary married woman.” The winner of the Mrs. America Competition represents America in the international Mrs. World Pageant

Thanks to Mr. Marmel for his vision.  He is the reason we have a Mrs. America Competition today!