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James Thomas Sain III (JT)
James (JT) is the Ten year-old son of our state directors. He currently attends 5th grade. In his spare time he likes to watch cartoons, play outside, play with his toys; especially his Pokemon & Dinosaurs! He also loves acting up at dance and playing Basketball & Football while spending time with his friends and family. JT has held a several Local Titles as well as State. His parents are truly proud of their "boogie" and they both look forward to supporting him in what ever he does in life. As for upcoming events, he is looking forward to having a great year with the new Elite Miss Court and promises to TRY and stay out of trouble.

2010 Catawba County Cinderella King

2011 Prince with Purpose King

2012 Prince Charming Crowns for a Cure King

2013 Mr. West Lincoln

2014 Prince of Belmont

2017 Natural Elite Miss State

2018 Mr South Carolina State RMOTY King

Danielle Sain


Danielle is the youngest daughter of our state directors. She is currently a Senior in High School, but in her spare time she enjoys competition Cheerleading, participating in pageants, competition dance, and spending time with her friends and family. Danielle has held a couple of local & State titles and even a national title! Her parents are truly proud of their "Little-Bell" and will always support her in what ever she does as long as she has fun and wants to do it. As for upcoming events, she is looking forward to having a great year and representing her current titles as much as possible and being apart of the Varsity Cheer Team and their Competition Cheerleading Team. She hopes to see everyone soon and wishes everyone the best!
2006 Mini-Most Beautiful Princess of Catawba County

2006 Regional Baby Miss Queen America's Gorgeous Girls Born in the USA

2007 Wee Southern Majestic Princess Queen

2007 Overall Supreme 0 to 5 Southern Majestic Princess Queen

2008 Tiny Princess of Hickory Queen

2011 Director's Choice Princess with a Purpose Queen

2012 Litte Miss Princess with a Purpose Queen

2012 Little Miss Ultimate Starz National Winner Queen

2012 Litte Miss Crowns for a Cure Queen

2012 Overall Most Beautiful Mt. Holly Cinderella Queen

2013 Jr Teen Belle of Belmont

2013 NC USA Ambassador Central Carolina Top Model

2014 Junior Miss Belle of Belmont

2015 Young Miss Princess of Western Piedmont

2015-2016 Teen Mini Miss North Carolina

2016 Miss American Royalty "Miss Queen City"

2016 Young Miss Virginia State RMOTY Queen

2017 Pre-Teen Miss Natural Elite State Queen

2017 Runway Model Of The Year National Young Miss Queen

2018 Teen Miss South Carolina State RMOTY Queen

2019 Teen Miss NC Southern Regal State Queen

McKalia Sain


McKalia is the oldest daughter of our state directors. She is currently attending college where she is majoring in Photography and Business Administration and Accounting. In her spare time, McKalia loves to photography and spend time with her friends and family. As for pageants, she says shes done, but we are all hoping she will recompete one day! She still loves to attend them supporting not only her sister and brother but her friends as they compete. McKalia's parents are very proud of her with all of her accomplishments and wish her the best with all of her future endeavors. As for upcoming events, McKalia looks forward to a great year and hopes to see everyone soon and wishes all good luck!

Tiny Summer Fun Majestic Miss

2007 PeeWee Southern Majestic Princess Queen

2008 4yr to 9yr Beauty/OOC Supreme Southern Majestic
Princess Carolina State Queen

2011 Junior Princess with a Purpose Queen

2012 Ambassador Princess with a Purpose Queen

2013 Junior Miss West Lincoln Queen

2017 Miss Maiden High School Queen

Lauren Riley Westfall


Lauren Riley is the daughter of Larice and Bob Riley. Lauren received her Masters in Accounting from UNC Chapel Hill where she also received her undergraduate degree in Political Science. Lauren is currently an Audit Associate in Charlotte, NC. Lauren enjoys listening to country music and K LOVE, and loves being involved in dance, pageants, and her church! She is thankful to God, her family, and her friends for supporting her in all that she does!

2006 Junior Majestic Miss Lake Norman
2006 Junior Elite Miss Lincoln County
2007 Junior Southern Majestic Princess Queen
2007 Teen Princess of Catawba County Queen
2008 10yr & Up Beauty/OOC Supreme Southern Majestic Princess Carolina State Queen
2010 Teen Miss Catawba County Cinderella
2011 Miss North Carolina Royalty 

Amberle Gowan Dillard
Amberle welcomes you to Elite Miss North Carolina. Amberle has been involved in pageants for most of her life. Now as an adult she not only mentors young ladies but she also judges pageants. Amberle is married to her wonderful husband Brandon and currently living in Calhoun, Georgia with him and her two children. Amberle really enjoys volunteering in her community. Amberle is a graduate from Appalachian State University and currently works as a Victim Advocate for the District Attorneys Office. She has enjoyed being first a preliminary queen, then being Elite Ms. North Carolina, then being blessed to be chosen as Elite Miss North Carolina Queen of Queens and now serving as a Lifetime Ambassador. It has been a wonderful journey with some amazing memories. One of her favorite quotes is "Be yourself, who else is better qualified." Enjoy every moment and embrace all the new friends you will make!

Elite Miss NC Queen Of Queen

Elite Miss North Carolina Lifetime Ambassador

Holly Diciuccio
Holly is the daughter of Mike and Michelle Diciuccio of Maiden. She has an older sister who now lives on the West Coast and a younger brother who is attending college in North Carolina. She has a fur-baby named Jack, who is a Boston terrier.

Holly now resides in the city of Greenville, South Carolina where she works at one of the top luxury salons in downtown. Holly attended CVCC to acquire a degree in Cosmetology. She has been a licensed cosmetologist for a few years now, and has a passion for helping everyone she meets look and feel their best. Hair is her canvas and she loves creating beautiful art and staying up to date on all things beauty.

She has competed in pageants for a few years and has won previous local and state titles but was so excited to win her first Ultimate Supreme title at the 2014 Elite Miss North Carolina State pageant. She was touched and honored to be chosen as EMNC Lifelong Ambassador. Believe it or not, she used to be shy and she credits pageants with bringing her out of her shell and helping instill confidence and poise that she now carries into everyday life.

Holly believes the best part of being a queen and holding a title is being able to use it to open doors to serve her community. She wants every young lady to know that they are beautiful, strong, and can do anything they set their minds to as long as they're willing to put in the hard work and have faith. She is honored to be part of an amazing organization such as Elite Miss North Carolina and will continue to represent her great state of North Carolina, even from afar.

2012 Jr Elite Miss Lincoln County

2012 Grand Most Beautiful Elite Miss Maiden

2012-2013 Jr Elite Miss North Carolina

2014 Teen Elite Miss Lincoln County

2014 Grand Most Beautiful Elite Miss Maiden

2014-2015 Ultimate Supreme Elite Miss NC

Elite Miss North Carolina Lifetime Ambassador

Tiffany Burgin
Tiffany Michelle Burgin resides in Lincolnton North Carolina with her husband Matthew and their two girls, Madi and Taylor. Tiffany has been competing in pageants since the age of 5 and now delights in sharing the stage with her daughter. Tiffany could not have been more surprised when she was crowned Ultimate Grand Supreme in 2016, so very honored be crowned Queen of Queens in 2017 and is over the moon and blessed to be the newest Lifetime Ambassador. Tiffany dances in the Alumni class at Miss Treva's School of Dance in Newton as well as helping instruct other classes. She enjoys tap, jazz, ballet and lyrical but her favorite is pointe. Tiffany and her family attend Christ Church in Mtn. View where they are active participants in life groups, youth group and praise team. Tiffany is a member of the Catawba Valley Chapter, Colonial Dames of the XVIIC where she is the chapter Vice President, State Page Chairmen National Vice Chairmen of Pages and National Chairmen of Historic Sites Marked. Tiffany was recognized as the CDXVIIC North Carolina State Outstanding Junior at their conference in Raleigh. She was also recognized as the National Outstanding Junior in Washington DC. Tiffany participates in many community events such as serving at her church, hosting church groups in her home, volunteering at her daughters schools, and serving at the local soup kitchens. Tiffany collected over 300 stuffed animals to be given to Emergency personnel so that children may be comforted during trying situations. Tiffany loves spending time with children and feels her home is happiest when it is filled with laughter. She also enjoys reading, traveling, shopping, trying new foods, going on adventures, crafting, spending time with her friends and date nights with her hubby! Tiffany is looking forward to many amazing years with the Elite Miss Queens.

2017 Elite Miss NC Queen Of Queen

Elite Miss North Carolina Lifetime Ambassador