Ms. Corporate America/Santa Barbara Mixes Business With Beauty

Santa Barbara, CA (PressExposure) November 16, 2007 -- “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better,” may be the best description for the newest Beauty Pageant, Ms./Mrs. Corporate America—with its inaugural event to be held in Orlando Florida this March, 2008. Montecito resident “forty-something” Deborah Nelson has been selected to represent Santa Barbara nationally for the first Ms. Corporate America title.

The Ms./Mrs. Corporate America Pageant, perhaps partly inspired by reality TV, offers a new genre of pageantry intending to celebrate the professional achievements of women. Although unique in its concept, the pageant will include an evening gown competition, athletic wear component, and interview with the judges.

“I was flattered by the invitation to apply, and pleasantly shocked when accepted.” Nelson was selected as one of 20 contestants from all over America. “I thought my age might disqualify me,” said Nelson, commenting about her selection.

In addition to improving fitness, beauty, and interviewing skills, Nelson sees the Pageant as an opportunity to showcase her recent patent pending dating ID system, known as The Dating Passport ([]), and the After School University (a non-profit organization to be headquartered in Santa Barbara)—two enterprises she has recently founded.

Ms. Nelson’s long time business, The AdStuff Company (, her promotional marketing company of 12 years, funded the graduation of her daughter from Brooks Institute of Photography. Nelson has a passion for teaching the art of self-employment, and coached her daughter Jamie Nelson through her first two years of business, as a fashion Photographer, in NYC. Jamie Nelson’s work appeared in the October issue of Vogue magazine, Elle, 805, and numerous international magazines. Deborah also does self-employment coaching in the promotional industry for business owners getting started.

With true entrepreneurial spirit Ms Nelson says, “I intend to share this adventure with the Santa Barbara business community. We invite all aspiring women to train and beautify with us, as I prepare to receive the National title of Ms. Corporate America for Santa Barbara []. Join us, network, showcase your talents, drive yourself to a higher level of excellence!” With Nelson’s definition of “beauty as excellence,” she invites entrepreneurs to host “Mixing Business with Beauty” Events, featuring businesses and services that beautify Santa Barbara women in every way. She will be there…mixing business with beauty.

“We intend to support and send Santa Barbara candidates for both Ms. and Mrs. Corporate America for years to come,” commented Karen Renee Dickson, PR Agent for Deborah Nelson. “Join our management team to showcase your business, beautify yourself, and support Santa Barbara’s Ms. Corporate America candidate. We welcome all those inspired to edify professional women and women entrepreneurs!”

About Ms /Mrs. Corporate America

You may contact the group at or Karen at (805) 729-6719 or Deborah at (805) 696-5656 for more information.


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Press Release Submitted On: November 17, 2007 at 2:57 pm
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