the team.

founder/ceo

jillian spano

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Jillian Spano is a wife and mother of three. She holds two bachelor's degrees in Psychology

and Communication as well as her Master's in Counseling Psychology. After a successful

career in the healthcare industry, she sought a career that allowed her to empower women. As result, she founded Next Paige Productions in 2017 then followed by Next Paige Management in 2022. Jillian is a signed model in NYC and Philadelphia. She began modeling at the age of 17 and has been featured in both print campaigns and commercials as well as walked in New York Fashion Week. Her passion for the fashion industry continued as Jillian had the opportunity to serve as the Associate Producer and Model Casting Director for a New York Fashion Week. Additionally, as a Mother Agent she scouts, develops, and places models worldwide as well as manages all three of her children who are signed with a top children's modeling agency in New York City, Generation Model Management. With a deep love for the world of pageantry, Jillian has experience as an Executive State Director and Producer, a state and international titleholder, and a coach and judge for state, national and international pageants. She was named one of The Most Fascinating People in Pageantry by Beauty It's Everywhere in Art & Beauty Magazine, inducted into the Top 100 Influential People in Pageantry by the United Pageant League and named a Top Pageant Coach consecutive years running. Jillian has also served as Vice President for the official hair and make up team for the Miss Universe Organization state level pageants and other national level pageant systems. Following this path, Jillian has lived by her own belief "you cannot become what you dream by remaining where you are."

 

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April Sixsmith was born and raised in Long Island, New York. At 18 years old April began competing in pageants and eventually became Miss Alaska World, Miss NY US, Miss New York Earth USA and Miss Earth USA ECO. She is an active advocate and public speaker for mental health, domestic and international relations and veteran security.  She has taken her volunteer work as far as participating in mission trips for recovery efforts post natural disaster. She hosted her own radio show on WVOX radio for two hours a week discussing all topics from pop culture to politics. She has been modeling and acting professionally since age 18 and in 2022 Co-Founded Next Paige Management, where she serves as a Mother Agent scouting, developing and placing models worldwide. Personally, she has been featured in shows and movies airing on stations like CBS, NBC, HBO and is currently the face of Conair. April is a firm believer that “If someone tells you no, you are talking to the wrong person.” She thoroughly enjoys making people’s dreams come true and allowing them to showcase their best potential on and off the stage.
 

VICE PRESDIENT
april Sixsmith

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With 15 years of experience, Nydia has made a name for herself starting off at the age of 18 as an artist for one of the biggest company names in the world at the time, MAC Cosmetics. She followed her dream, working for 5 time Emmy award winning makeup artist (The Today show, The View) EVE PEARL as her Global PRO Membership Director and Executive assistant. Eve was the reason she pursued the career of makeup over a decade ago. Nydia is also a Celebrity & Published makeup artist whose work has been featured on television, The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, FOX Television, NYFW, The Grammys, The Miss Universe Organization, Brides.com, The Harpers Baazar, W Magazine and more. She has also made television appearances on Telemundo and Dr.Oz.Nydia is the Beauty Director for Fashion GXD Magazine, an internationally best selling magazine based out of NYC.  Nydia's experience spans across a broad scope of field within the makeup industry and is also a global educator in beauty. She has taught her signature makeup techniques to hundreds of students all over the country. She is also the owner of an award winning luxury makeup studio & bridal suite in Cedar Grove, NJ. Nydia is currently working on launching her non profit organization - Beauty for a Smile, which provides makeup and hair services to those living with special needs.

NYDIA FIGUEROA

LEAD BEAUTY DIRECTOR

After receiving her bachelor's degree in Strategic Communications with a concentration in social media management, Claudia became a full-time freelance Social Media Manager. Having been a content creator for over five years, as well as having the privilege of running social accounts for a variety of brands, Claudia created Mindful Living Media. In 2019, Claudia won her first pageant title, and hasn't looked back since. As a former Miss New Jersey Collegiate America, and Miss Puerto Rico Earth USA, Claudia has had the opportunity to represent her community, but also advocate for Body Positivity and Inclusivity. Additionally, she is a represented Curve Model with top agencies all over the east coast in the United States. She has booked various Ecomm, Runway, and Showroom accounts. Working alongside big industry names like CEO of Elite Julia Haart. She believes that representation and inclusion are extremely imperative in a society where all body types, disabilities, and genders can be celebrated.

content & social media specialist,
claudia engelhardt

Rebecca Lea Chisholm is an accomplished actress, singer and dancer.  She is a classically trained soprano with performances that include The Lincoln Center and Backstage Broadway in NYC.  She holds a BFA in Musical Theater from (AMDA) The American Musical Dramatic Academy.  She is a member of SAG-AFTRA. As a model, she has graced the covers of and been featured in a variety of magazines, including Supermodel’s Unlimited, Pageantry Magazine and Art and Beauty Magazine. She was named Supermodel’s Unlimited Rising Star in 2016 and has been featured on numerous billboards in Time Square. With 18 years in the pageant industry, Rebecca has won numerous local, state and national titles.  She is a gifted choreographer & stage manager for state and national pageants as well as modeling events for: MacDuggal, Rachael Allen and the coveted top model competition for Art and Beauty Magazine during NYFW. She also volunteers her talents with numerous non-profit organizations.  Rebecca has started a new venture as a faith- based clothing designer. Her collection primarily sold out on her first showing at NYFW. The name of her collection is called “Faith by a Feather” and is featured on her website www.rebeccalea.net

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PRODUCER & choreographeR,
Rebecca lea