DAVID Z. MARMEL – CEO & PRESIDENT OF MRS. AMERICA & MRS. WORLD
ELAINE MARMEL – SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT OF MRS. AMERICA & MRS. WORLD
THE MAN BEHIND THE BRAND AND THE WOMAN BEHIND THE MAN
The “Mrs. America Competition” rich in history, was first held in 1938 and continued until 1968. In 1977, after a nine year hiatus, it was revived by David Z. Marmel, after his successful career in professional athletics and independent television production. He was instrumental in setting the new direction for the pageant and transforming the pageant into the multifaceted event it is today.
Mrs. America was the first and remains the foremost competition for the married woman in America. Now celebrating it’s 40th year it is considered to be the premiere pageant for married women. it has epitomized excellence, professionalism and the celebration of family values, and is supported by an office and full time director in every state in America and the District of Columbia.
The winner of the Mrs. America crown receives prizes and endless opportunities. During her exciting and memorable reign, she will make personal appearances throughout the country. For the entire year she acts as the ambassador and spokesperson for America’s married women. She may speak to civic groups and business organizations, appear in print and television commercials, and conducts countless interviews with members of the press. She becomes, in effect, the public symbol of all wives and mothers.
The modern pageant, while maintaining its traditions, now seeks to recognize what David calls, “America’s greatest natural resource – the contemporary married woman.” The winner of the Mrs. America Competition represents America in the international Mrs. World Pageant
Thanks to Mr. Marmel for his vision. He is the reason we have a Mrs. America Competition today!
The Concept for “Mrs. World” has its roots in one of the oldest and most respected of all competitions – “Mrs. America.” That extravaganza was reorganized by David Marmel featuring a more contemporary and glamorous approach. While beauty is the key element, contestants are also urged to voice their opinions about marriage and current events.
All married women – young wives, mothers and even grandmothers – are eligible to participate. By providing this unique forum, in which delegates from around the world can come together and share a common purpose. “Mrs. World” successfully fosters greater communication, friendship and mutual understanding among all people.
Over the years, “MRS. WORLD” has been produced in many fascinating locations around the world including: Queensland; Australia; Jerusalem; israel; San Jose; Costa RIca; Honolulu; Hawaii (4 years); Las Vegas, Nevada (3 years); 2005, Amby Valley, India near Bombay; 2006 in St. Petersburg, 2007 in Sochi Russia and 2008 in Kaliningrad, Russia, and the 2009 international broadcast of Mrs. World originated from Ba Rua Vung Tau Province, Vietnam. December 2011 the Mrs. World competition will be held in Orlando Florida. In 2013 the pageant was held in Guangzhou, China, 2014 in Solomons, Maryland, 2015 in Dongguan, China, Incheon, South Korea in 2016 and Johannesburg, South Africa, 2017.
Melvin Homer “Sugar” Marmel
Official Mrs. America/Mrs. World Mascot