“I enjoy outdoor activities such as bicycle riding, dirtbike and ATV riding, and hiking.”
“It has been very rewarding to achieve success in pageantry at both a national and international level…”
“I think the main quality a woman in pageantry needs is to be impactful. It’s important to stand up for others who cannot stand up for themselves.”
“…this year, I am a Global Beauty Award Official Nominee for Most Photogenic! I am very excited for this honor!”
“As a Domestic Violence Advocate, I personally see the world becoming more aware of the challenges faced by women everyday.”
Kristin King is the current USA International Ms 2022-2023. Last July, she also gave up the title of Classic Ms Regency International 2021. She has held multiple local, state, national, and international titles. Kristin’s platform is Domestic Violence Awareness as an ambassador with the NO MORE Campaign. She creates monthly donation drives to raise funds and supplies for the women and children in domestic violence shelters. She is also an Engineering Manager with Solidigm (and formerly Intel) where she manages a large team of engineers who work on memory technology. Kristin is a wife, mother, and grandmother. Currently, she is an Official Nominee of the Global Beauty Awards in the categories of Best Title Holder, Photogenic, and Most Impactful. The awards show will be held in Washington in April of 2023.
1.- What are your hobbies? What makes you laugh a lot or does it give you a lot of joy?
I enjoy outdoor activities such as bicycle riding, dirtbike and ATV riding, and hiking. My favorite place to hike is in Yosemite National Park. I have hiked to the top of Yosemite Falls and plan to hike Half Dome one day. I also enjoy cooking elaborate meals for my family and friends. My favorite things to cook is traditional Lebanese food that my grandmother taught me how to make.
2.- Beauty Queen titles include: USA International Ms 2022-2023, Classic Ms Regency International 2021, When do you decide to take your first steps as a beauty pageants? What feeling do you have achieving your dreams, your passions and being a recognized influencer woman today?
It has been very rewarding to achieve success in pageantry at both a national and international level, especially as an older woman. I competed when I was much younger in Teen and Miss divisions and always came in as first runner up. I am so proud to feel like as a woman who is almost 50 years old, I am still growing and learning how to be my best self.
3.- What do you think is the distinctive, unique stamp of Kristin in each activity carried out as a person and beauty queen?
I try to always bring a willing spirit to every activity that I am involved in. Through pageantry, I have learned to give more of myself to my family, community and to the workplace. It’s important to give back and help others who are coming down the path after you.
4.- Whats is the main virtue that any woman must have to be a beauty queen?
I think the main quality a woman in pageantry needs is to be impactful. It’s important to stand up for others who cannot stand up for themselves. I am a domestic violence survivor and now I use my voice to show others they can get help and get out. They are worthy and loved.
5.- Are you aware of being an influential woman for thousands of girls who want to be models? How important is it to you to be an idol for many girls and teenagers?
I try to lead by example. I hope that my words and actions show others that even the smallest act can make a huge change on others lives. If we all just give a little of ourselves every day, we can change the world.
6.- What was your feeling the first time you modeled in front of a video camera? What did you feel the first time at a beauty pageant?
Oh wow! I always said that the photogenic part of pageantry was the worst part for me. I did not feel I was photogenic at all. It has taken me a long time to get comfortable in front of the camera and now I love it. Modeling and photoshoots are so much fun now, but definitely took some time for me to get used too! And this year, I am a Global Beauty Award Official Nominee for Most Photogenic! I am very excited for this honor!
7.- What do you think about the power of social media today? How do you like to interact with your followers on social media ? Whats your favorite social media?
I mostly use Facebook and Instagram. I think that social media is very powerful. I now use it regularly as a tool to fundraise for various domestic violence programs and services across the United States. I have raised thousands of dollars in supplies to support the women and children in numerous shelter programs.
8.- What important lessons have you learned from the world of fashion and beauty pageants?
The biggest lesson I have learned from pageantry is that there is power in your voice. Every person can make a difference just by sharing their experiences with the world.
9.- Worldwide, women have acquired a greater role even though there are societies where they are still abused. What is your opinion of the role of women in the future in these societies?
As a Domestic Violence Advocate, I personally see the world becoming more aware of the challenges faced by women everyday. I am also and Engineering Manager in a field that is dominated by men. These experiences show me that we have come a long way….BUT there is so much farther to go. Women across the world need equal treatment and equal access to education, jobs, and resources to be successful. Together, we can make this happen.
10.- Kristin, what is your motivation and what do you feel grateful for every day?
I am grateful every day for my family. I have an amazing husband of almost 20 years (this New Years Eve!), two fabulous sons, and two grandsons! I am grateful I get to share my life each day with them.
11.- Kristin ,Do you like to travel? What countries do you know? What other countries would you like to know and which places do you recommend to visit from USA?
I love to travel. I have mostly been privileged to travel as part of my profession. I have visited Shanghai, China, Guadalajara, Mexico, Canada, and more. I would say visit other countries as much as you can. We have much to learn from all of the differences in cultures from across the globe.
12.- You and me (Jaime William) are going to play ping pong, I will tell you one word and you will answer with another word that comes to your mind.
– Marriage = Love
– Childrens = Joy
– Love = Family
– USA = Home
– Travel = Fun
– Dance = Music
– Sing = Song
– America = USA
– Sport = Challenge
– Money = Work
– Parents = Respect
– Dreams = Goals
– Passion = Impact
– Madness = Fool
– Character = Integrity
13.- Kristin, ur last words or final tips
There are many pageants available for women of all ages to compete in today. The experience of putting yourself out there and pushing past your comfort zone is the prize, not a crown. I encourage anyone who is interested in pageants to try it out. You will learn so much about yourself and what you are capable of, much more than you would expect. My husband Jaime William Mostacero Baca
Interview conducted by Jaime William Mostacero Baca with Kristin King – USA
Kristin King Contact: Facebook
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