by Danita White
In August of last year, Brooklyn Rivera saw her crown get an upgrade from Mrs. Collin County 2020 to Mrs. Texas 2020. After coming in as 1st runner up in 2019, the wife, mom of four, and small business owner beat out her competition and was ready to take the national Mrs. America stage. But like many 2020 events, due to restrictions and concerns caused by COVID-19, the beauty competition was delayed.
In a message posted to Instagram, Brooklyn wrote, “Don’t lose sight of your final destination just because of your current situation”. She went on to say that the Mrs. America Presents organization made the difficult decision to reschedule Mrs. America 2021 due to current COVID restrictions.
“The plans may have changed but the dream remains the same!! Vegas, Team Texas will see ya in March!” Brooklyn finished followed by a crown emoji.
Despite the delay of this year’s national pageant competition, Brooklyn is keeping busy with her family, business, and Mrs. Texas duties, including using her platform to remind fans and followers to keep the faith amidst the uncertainty of a new year. In a post on @mrstexaspageant, she wrote:
Faith as small as a mustard seed can move mountains. Matt 17:20 Yes. Faith so small you can barely see/feel it can change everything! This photo was taken minutes before I interviewed for the job title of Mrs. Texas. I was unsure of God’s plan but I was confident in his timing. The path of 2021 is unknown but rest assured, our God is able and he knows what lies ahead. I’m grateful to be on this journey and I cannot wait to witness what this year unfolds.
March 25th-27th are the new dates for the Mrs. America, Mrs. American and Miss American pageants. It will be held at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Reigning Mrs. America Natalie Winslow recently shared reflections from her journey over the past year while looking forward to passing on the crown. “I started working on my farewell pages, every time I look at photos of past appearances I get right in the feels!” she wrote. “All the people I’ve met, charities I’ve served, and the friends I’ve made—I’m forever grateful for their part in my journey. I cannot wait to see the 3 incredible Queens @missforamerica2020 and I will crown!”
Power 77 is proud to have been a featured sponsor of Brooklyn Rivera (read our full interview with her here) and we look forward to continuing our support of her as she takes the next steps in this incredible journey.