Maryland United States Pageant


Teri Brown-Walker
Executive State Director

Co-Founder and Director of APPLY+ A Pageant Place Leading Youth +(women) and non profit organization T.E.R.M. – The Employment Resource Ministry where sharing HOPE – Helping Other People Excel thru pageantry and career development is the primary mission.

Teri holds a Masters Degree from UMUC in Human Resources Management & Development and a Masters Certificate in Leadership from Johns Hopkins University. She has had a successful 20+ year career in HR Recruitment/Talent Acquisition, leading, training and developing some of the best recruiters in the country. Teri also serves as marketing consultant for their national office and was voted and name Top 10 in the country for Best State Pageant Director (ranked Top 3), Best State Pageant (ranked Top 6) in 2016 and Director of Year from the Mrs. United States Organization.

Teri currently resides in PG County Maryland with her husband and will be celebrating their 30 year wedding anniversary on July 18th.


The premier pageant for married women

"Rena’ Lantrip - National Executive Director

Rena’ Lantrip resides in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband Gary and their two children. Gary and Rena’ will celebrate 22 years of marriage in April. She is a previous title holder for the United States Organization.  She was Mrs. Alabama United States 2007.  

Rena’ has been part of the Mrs. United States Organization for 10 years. She has over 26 years of experience in the pageant industry. She has served as a local and state judge, coach, emcee, and producer for many years. She enjoys being involved with the pageant because of the positive impact that pageantry offers women and young girls. Rena’ has mentored dozens of young girls and women along the journey to obtain the crown.  

She looks forward to continuing and growing the Mrs. United States Pageant Organization as Isabella Ilacqua started nearly 30 years ago. A pageant is built from dreams. It is a thing of beauty that each individual can create for herself and derive great benefit from participating in. The Contestant always wins, if only in experience and fun. It has become a exclusive source for married women to demonstrate sportsmanship and to seek a change through expressing their individuality in a glamorous, sophisticated way.