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About the Miss
Placer County Pageant
Placer County Pageant has been an integral part of the Placer County Fair and
the Placer County community since the 1930's.
The pageant was first held in 1937 with Marcella Walker taking the
title. At that time, the queen was
chosen on her ability to promote the fair by selling tickets! The pageant has been interrupted only a few
times over the years, including brief interruptions the 70's, the 50, and
during the war years. In 2000, there was
not a Miss Placer County pageant held due to a gap in directors. There have been many different directors and
pageant production companies producing the pageant over the years, and many
more assistants, all volunteering their time, talent, and treasure for the
benefit of the girls and the fair.
UP Pageantry was selected to produce the Miss Placer County Pageants after
submitting a proposal in response to a public bid request from the Placer
County Fair Board of Directors.
Pageantry and the Miss Placer County Pageant will award valuable prizes like
scholarships, personal trainer sessions, entry fee into a state pageant
competition, and more! But beyond
tangible prizes, all competitors will gain experiences and life skills that
will be critical to their future successes in life, family, education, and the
workplace. The right pageant competition
exposes contestants to self-reflection, personal growth, organizational skills,
camaraderie, fun, poise, public speaking, confidence, and societal awareness,
among other advantages.
Pageantry was founded with the vision of promoting the personal and
professional growth of young women through pageantry. Up Pageantry's mission is "To
provide positive experiences and personal growth for young women through the
opportunities that pageantry can provide, and to educate, enrich, and motivate
young women to attain their goals". The
Vision of UP: That through pageantry, young women experience a
camaraderie built on the common interests of enhancing interpersonal skills,
increasing confidence, heightening societal awareness, and aspiring to
excellence, while inspiring others through their example.
offers many opportunities for personal development. We focus on the whole
pageant experience for the contestant, not just preparation for the event. This means cultivating leadership and other
skills for the long run. Among other
things, UP will provide resume assistance and interview coaching to put
contestants at ease when faced with the anxiety-producing personal interview
and on-stage question. We also offer other commitments to contestants that set
us apart from many other pageant providers.
Please see the "Commitment/Expectations" page on
their website at www.UPPageantry.org
founder and C.E.O. of UP Pageantry is Tami Uhler. She has been a Placer County resident for
almost forty (40) years, and graduated from Franklin Elementary School in
Loomis, and Del Oro High School. A
graduate of U.S.C., she is also a skilled trial attorney. She is currently the
Assistant Director of Placer County Child Support Services, and a former Placer
County Deputy District Attorney, with substantial trial experience.
Tami has extensive
experience in pageantry, having been involved in pageants for over 30 years,
holding multiple titles, and having competed in categories from pre-teen, to
Miss, and Mrs. She also has experience in all aspects of the industry, serving
as hostess, emcee, judge, director, choreographer, and mom to a queen as
well. Her involvement with the Miss
Placer County dates back to the late 1970's when her sister first competed for the
title. Tami followed in the footsteps of her sister, competing in the late
1980's. She was also a volunteer with
the Miss Placer County Pageants from 2001-2013, acting in many different
capacities, including hostess, choreographer, Assistant Director, and Director,
Why Promote Pageantry?
According to Tami:
competition helped shape me as a person.
It also prepared me for a career as a prosecutor. I have often told people that "If I can walk
on stage in a swimsuit in front of 1000 people in the audience, I can certainly
be comfortable presenting an argument to a jury of twelve!"
am a firm believer in the value that pageant competition can offer, under the
right conditions, such as integrity, respect, honesty, fairness, fun, and hard
work. I have chosen what I believe to be
the best experiences and opportunities, pieces from all of my years of
involvement in many different pageants, and put them together in one pageant,
in order to provide a meaningful, exciting, and educational experience for
every girl involved. I will focus on a
single event, not juggle several pageants throughout a year.
Pageantry was established for the purpose of developing young women with a
passion for excellence, a drive for success, and a desire for personal
development. My hope is that we reach young ladies who possess the desire to
have fun, learn about themselves, make new friends, gain poise and
self-confidence, connect with their community, expand their knowledge, and
increase their marketability in the workforce of the adult world. UP seeks to shape leaders. Some of the lessons learned and skills
acquired through the pageant experience can last a lifetime. UP will create
that opportunity for every girl and their families, who trust us with their
time, talent, and treasure.
Miss Placer County Queens