The Ms. Senior America Court: Colorado’s Gail Hamilton - 4th Runner Up; Ms. New Jersey Vanessa Shaw - 1st Runner Up; Ms. Tennessee Carolyn Corlew who won the MSA title, Ms. Nevada Kathleen Ray – 2nd Runner Up and Ms. Texas Myrna Blackwood – 3rd Runner Up
G6: Al Mott, Ms. Senior America originator, congratulats Gail Hamilton.
Pageant celebrates ‘Age of Elegance’
You have to be at least 60 years old to apply for the Ms. Colorado Senior America competition. Many could hardly wait until the remarkable Gail Hamilton of Englewood would be eligible.
After winning the Colorado title, Hamilton competed in the National Ms. Senior America pageant held in Atlantic City. She placed in the Top 5. In addition to the talent portion and a five-minute interview with judges, each contestant stated her “Philosophy of life” (developed from a soul searching experience) during the evening gown competition. She enjoys touching people by telling her story. Her objective is to encourage seniors and others to take responsibility for their lives and live a life of love and joy.
“You have a choice in how you live your life. You can be victimized and paralyzed by your circumstances or empowered by them. I choose empowerment. I challenge you to become the creator of your destiny, the composer of your symphony, fly on your wings and live a life of greatness,” she said.
Hamilton is not only talented – artist, author, a powerful vocalist (with wide versatility of styles) and musician, piano and auto harp, teacher, sought-after speaker and counselor – but is well educated by earning two master’s degrees.
She sang an aria from Puccini’s Nessum Dorma and received two standing ovations at Nationals. As 4th Runner Up, she said, “Although I didn’t get the big crown, I got the ovations and had more congratulations and photos taken of me than the National Queen.”
She likes to say, she won the popular vote.
The clever Hamilton’s velocity is high. Upon her return to Colorado, she quickly established her Queen’s Round Table assembling an action-oriented awesome team to help with marketing, speaking engagements and special appearance scheduling, plus book signings and any other details such as wardrobe and salon services required for the remainder of her reign. She has already flown aboard the Prayer One helicopter, been showcased on Channel 9, had numerous articles written about her, ridden in parades, sung for various senior centers, spoken for numerous organizations and inspired countless individuals. One of her wishes is to sing The Star Spangled Banner at a Broncos or Rockies game.
She has wings to fly. She has the desire to soar to greater heights and doesn’t let disabilities hold her back.
“I am the voice of hope and inspiration who has come to earth to empower others to spread their wings and fly,” Hamilton said.
Even though she is blind, she is a visionary.
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