United World Pageants® Royalty
Jodi Langoni is a 14-year-old born and raised in McAllen, TX. She is the daughter of Marcello Langoni and Judy Langoni and big sister to Jocelyn Langoni. She is an 9th grade student at McAllen High School. Jodi is a straight A student, and she is also a member of the National Charity League which is a non-profit organization that encourages community service and volunteering opportunities for mothers and daughters.
Jodi is on the McAllen High School Varsity Cheer Team and is an All-Star Cheerleader with her cheer gym. She loves to spend time with her family and friends. She has 4 dogs: a Great Dane, Dachshund, Corgi, and Boxer.
In the future Jodi plans to pursue a degree in healthcare as a Registered Nurse. She is excited to join the HOSA-future health professionals' organization that provides professional healthcare and skill development for students. Jodi’s platform is “Get Loud” bringing awareness to Anti-bullying and suicide prevention. She speaks at her school and gets others involved in “Blue Up Day” in October to bring awareness to bullying. Her focus is making sure that you speak kindness to others because words are hurtful, and you never know what a person is going through.
2023 Jr. Teen United World
Genevieve Vallejo is a sixteen-year-old from the beautiful “Queen City of the Valley”, Mercedes, Texas. Genevieve is the daughter of Adan and Nancy Vallejo and has three older brothers, AJ, Anthony, and Zander. Genevieve is an excelling junior at Mercedes High School currently ranked number three in her class. Genevieve is a full-time dual enrollment student through South Texas College majoring in Biology. She proudly represents her class as Junior Class President, is the Student Council Vice-President, represents her campus as a RGV Lead Ambassador, due to her high academic performance is a National Honor Society Member, is a passionate clarinet player with the Mercedes Mighty Tiger Band, and is a member of the Future Farmers of America Chapter.
Genevieve was recently recognized by the Texas Education Agency with their Student Hero Award. She was selected as their number one candidate out of 5.4 million Texas students in recognition to her outstanding community service. Genevieve was also recently recognized with a Proclamation by the City of Mercedes officials for her contribution to the city through her community service projects and her most recent pageant win as Teen United World 2023.
When Genevieve isn’t in school or working on her college classes you will find her throughout the Rio Grande Valley focusing on her community service projects through her non profit, Genevieve’s H.O.P.E. Foundation. Her non profit was established in support of her platform eradicating hunger, while continuing to inspire HOPE. After graduating from Mercedes High School Genevieve plans to attend Harvard University focusing her concentration in Pediatric Oncology.
2023 Teen United World
2023 Miss United World
Jane Nicholson is a 26 year old Canadian entrepreneur and advocate for working women everywhere. Jane grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada’s ocean playground where she started baton twirling at the age of 10 and completed her final year representing her country at International Cup in 2016. She studied broadcast journalism at the Nova Scotia community college where she discovered a passion for storytelling through video. In her final year in college her and a classmate took the leap of faith and launched their videography company, Arrow & Knot Productions in 2016. Arrow & Knot Productions is a full service videography production house. They’ve had nationally televised commercials and have won best wedding videographer in Nova Scotia for 3 consecutive years.
Being a female entrepreneur in a male dominated industry like videography she learned first hand the challenges that women in business face. This led her to create her platform, The Working Women’s Movement which gives women the support and guidance they need to confidently navigate the business world. She launched an online space called the Working Women’s Guide where female business owners everywhere can come together and support one another in anything business related. Wether you’re dealing with book keeping, launching your website, or knowing your worth, the Working Women’s Guide is where women come to support women.
Living with anxiety while running a small business proved for some extra challenges. Her and her business partner realized they weren’t alone in their mental health struggles by having open dialog about their anxiety. Because of those conversations they realized other women were going through similar things. With the goal of making conversations about mental health accessible they launched The Caffeine & Anxiety Podcast. Connecting her platform for working women, each episode highlights one new female owned business through free ad space.
With her passion for women supporting women, being a part of the United World Pageant system is a dream come true. As Miss United World 2023 Jane’s mission is to grow the Working Women’s Movement internationally.
Vera Morris is currently residing in Cary, North Carolina. She is a Consultant at Yardi Systems, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina and a Professional Model with Marilyn’s Agency, Greensboro, NC and with MMG, New York City.
Vera received her Associates of Arts degree from Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication, from the University of Georgia.
After losing a family member, and other friends to breast cancer, in 2015, Vera became an Ambassador for Susan G. Komen, in which she would raise awareness about breast cancer, fundraise, and actively participate in the Race For A Cure each year. She was an Honorary Chairperson for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Charlotte NC, where she was marketing events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and attending fundraiser events. She currently is an Ambassador for Pretty In Pink Foundation, Raleigh, NC, and a Certified Community Ambassador for National Breast Cancer Foundation, Frisco, TX. She was recently appointed as a member of the Tigerlily Foundation Clinical Trial Advisory Committee. Vera recently founded Treasure Your Chest Inc. which was created to provide funding to help uninsured women get a mammogram. It will also offer resources and support in regard to breast health. She also created the “Treasure Your Chest” blog on her website in 2021, that features stories from women and men impacted by breast cancer. Vera is a former Miss North Carolina USA 1998 and was awarded Miss Congeniality at the televised Miss USA 1998 pageant. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, day trips to the beach, and watching the same Lifetime movies repeatedly. As Ms. United World 2023, Vera looks forward to empowering women about the importance of breast health and early detection, as well as encouraging women to advocate for themselves!
2023 Ms. United World
2023 Mrs. United World
Imagine, standing on stage breathing heavily, yet also holding your breath. Hearing your name called for photogenic, best interview, swimwear, and evening gown as your family, friends, and students cheer you on from the audience and behind their screens. Then, in the blink of an eye, you’ve accomplished one of your fondest dreams and aspirations. That’s exactly how it happened for Amanda Hawkins who captured the prestigious Mrs. United World title!
With over 15 years of experience (competing and as a judge), Amanda is no stranger to pageantry or the philanthropy it entails! Proudly graduating from Schreiner University in 2013, Amanda quickly accomplished her lifelong dream of becoming a 3rd grade teacher! In December 2021 Amanda received her MEd in Educational Leadership and Curriculum & Instruction from her alma mater after deciding to go back to school just a year prior. Amanda now serves as a Gifted and Talented Enrichment Specialist, a goal she set in spring of 2021. Amanda excels in the classroom, winning several educational awards including 1st year Educator of the Year and The Alamo Toyota Driving Education to the Top award! She believes everyone has a unique gift and the ability to be successful! Having a servant's heart, while working full time and starting her LLC, A-HA! Tutoring, Amanda also accumulated over 50 hours of community service in just under 9 months with her state title (Mrs. Texas United World).
Amanda’s platform is F.A.L.L. (Fostering A Love of Literacy) which promotes fostering animals to save lives and cultivating a love of literacy in children! When Amanda isn’t in the classroom inspiring tomorrow’s leaders, you can find her promoting F.A.L.L. by sharing her favorite books at various summer camps and Barnes and Noble, hosting book drives, fostering animals, and collecting food for various animal shelters like San Antonio Pets Alive and the Helotes Humane Society! In the summer, you can also find her teaching science camp for kids, fishing with her dad, enjoying a great book, relaxing at the lake with her husband, Matthew, and their dogs, or planning her next project!
Pre-Teen United World
Teen United World
Miss United World
Ms. United World
Mrs. United World