Hello, I am Carrie Alex, former Mrs. NH America 2012, and owner of Poise New England Pageant & Prom Magazine as well as NH Wedding Magazine. My experience with my state title took me to compete at the Mrs. America stage, a once in a lifetime opportunity! It gave me the courage and confidence to start my own business, doing something I love! I enjoyed my year filled with appearances and volunteering at many charities while promoting my platform “No child hungry in America”. When competing in pageants, you always choose a platform to represent. Be sure to find one that is near & dear to your heart, and one that you are comfortable talking about to a crowd. I strongly encourage all girls, ladies, woman, to compete in a pageant at least once. It helps you discover yourself and your inner strengths, and it will mold you into a person other young woman will look up to. Whenever you get the opportunity, you have to get out there and Sparkle & Shine!!