Full Name of the Pageant: The 2015 National Competition
Full Name of the Winner: Syna Gautam Bhuva
School : Calvin Coolidge Elementary School
Title Won: Miss. Jr. Pre-Teen National
There were 4 different categories:
Miss Jr. Pre-Teen
Miss. Jr. Teen
The panel of 9 judges were well known personalities from different field including Hollywood.
Roger Burnley - Renowned Vocal Coach & a professional singer located in Hollywood, CA
Sherene Johnson - Freelance Fashion Stylist, Accessory Designer and most recently a designer of bustiers & corsets.
Tremale Berger - Professional Public Speaker, Co-founder & President / CEO of Gentlemen's Agenda Foundation
L.A.Rose - Owner of Hollywood Beauty and Style and Creator of Custom Fashion Line, Deco Rose Couture. She is also a celebrity make-up artist, fashion stylist and clothing designer from Hollywood.
Sonia Sandhu - Owner and make-up artist at 'The chiC mua'
Vanni Wang - Founder of luxury label, Lucio Vanni Couture
Barbara Humphrey - Owner of Custom Fashions by Barbara/ E'Lyshet Designs.
Chris Blackburn - Owner of Blackburn Photgraphy
Catherine Zerbe - A feature New York designer in Keel Magazine, an international fashion magazine
The national was held at :
Rosen Centre Hotel, International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 from 9th December to 13th December, 2015
On March 29, 2015, Syna Bhuva, age 9, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts recently competed at the state level and won the title 'Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Boston'. After winning the title and crown, she went on to compete at the national level in Orlando, Florida.
The national competition consisted of total 250 contestants comprising of all categories from across the United States with with 37 contestants in Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Category alone.
From December 9th through December 13th, the competition was made up of three different rounds. The first portion of the competition was the personal interview on December 10, evaluated by panel of judges. The second round was a casual session on the morning of the December 12, judged by evaluators, followed by the formal round on the later part of the day.
On the evening of December 13th, which was the national Finale' evening, Syna Bhuva was announced as one of the top 10 contestants in the national competition. Then followed an unscripted question and answer session for the finalists, Syna was announced the overall winner of the national competition.
After talking to Syna herself as to how she feels about the whole experience and her win, she said, "Am very excited and feel on top of the world that I have made my parents, my brother and my family super proud. My extended family from USA & India were constantly in touch with my parents to find out the updates. Their blessings and unconditional love for me and their trust and confidence in me is the main reason behind my every success. God is very kind to me that my efforts and my parent's handwork paid off big time. As every title comes with responsibility, am so looking forward to put my title to good use and help the community in every which way in my capacity".
Syna’s parents, Twinkle Morbia & Gautam Bhuva commented on her performance, saying, “We were very inspired by Syna’s performance in both competitions and we can’t wait to see what she does in the future.”
Syna's brother, Krish Bhuva said, "I knew that my sister has potential as puts her heart and soul in everything she does. Her excelling with flying colors was inevitable".
As the winner of the competition, Syna was awarded the title of 'Miss Jr. Pre-teen National'.