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About North Carolina & South Carolina Us Continental Pageants

For more than 25 years, the US Continental Pageant system has sought out and crowned women who are what we call the "total package." They are strong, passionate, committed to their communities, and have an inherent desire to make a positive impact on the world, but most importantly, we're a fun family to join on the adventure of a lifetime! 

US Continental Pageant system is committed to excellence not only in the workplace but also in the community. It is our responsibility to provide leadership and give back to the community as much as we possibly can. In recent years, US Continental National Pageant has led or participated in many successful events from trade shows, open houses, seminars, sponsorships to community fairs, sports events, and educational activities. 


Meet Phaedra Pistone

North Carolina & South Carolina Us Continental Pageants Director

Phaedra Pistoné a native of North Carolina currently resides in Mooresville with her husband, Tom, and her three fur babies Harley, Crü, and Pesci. She is the owner of Classic Bride & Formals in Cornelius. She is a honors graduate of High Point University, NC, and holds a BA in Business Administration with a double concentration in Finance and Management. Also, she is a graduate of J.Y. Monk Real Estate School in Charlotte, NC, and holds a North Carolina Real Estate license.

With over 30 years of experience in the pageant industry, she has not only been a contestant winner, but she has also judged, emceed, and directed pageants. She has held several local, state, and national titles including: Mrs.US Continental 2021, Mrs. North Carolina US Continental 2021, Mrs. North Carolina America 2019 (placed in the top six at Mrs. America), Mrs. North Carolina United States 2017 (placed in the top 10), Miss U.S. Beauties 2009, US Ms. 2006-2007, Southern US Ms. 2006, Ms. United States of America 2004-2005, Ms. NC United States of America, Ms. NC Pickle Princess, Carolina Dogwood Queen 2004, Miss Hickory Motor Speedway 1998, Miss Reunion 1991, and Teen Miss Reunion 1990. 

​She is an active volunteer with her personal platform – H.O.P.E. – Breast Cancer Awareness - Care & Cure, her own initiative “Build a Box for Breast Cancer”, National Breast Cancer Foundation, American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Dream on 3, Make A Wish, Hope House Foundation, and Brides Against Breast Cancer.

In her free time, she enjoys Running, Website design, Skydiving, Traveling, Bridal Fashion, Pageantry & Raising Awareness for Breast Cancer.

​My life changed on November 29, 2016, when I heard the words – YOU HAVE BREAST CANCER. After my diagnosis…I thought I would never be able to do the things I love again because I wouldn’t have the strength or confidence to do so as I did before.

​Today, I am a 2X Breast Cancer survivor (surviving and thriving) and I have turned my pain into my purpose by Encouraging and Educating women about the importance of early detection with mammograms because that is what saved my life. I am so honored to advocating for Breast Cancer Awareness with H.O.P.E. and to have the opportunity to share this message across the world.

Honoring and praising all the survivors out there – to Never give up Hope and stay Strong!

If you are interested in learning more about the North Carolina/South Carolina US Continental pageants, please click HERE to email Phaedra!

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