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2008 Winners

From left to right: Third runner-up, Phyllis Chickett from MN. First runner-up, Ruth Gibson from ME. 2009 Queen - Toya Andrew from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Second runner-up, Connie Gabriel from MN. 4th runner-up and winner of the Flaming Glow award, Lynnette Schlager from Pahrump, Nevada.

2007 Winners

The winners' court at this year's Senior Sweethearts pageant is shown above. From left to right are first runner-up Frances Christian, second runner-up Lynette Schlager, Marty Tuohy and his wife, Miss Senior Sweetheart winner Carol Tuohy, fourth runner-up Divina Alora-Jacome, and third runner-up Sharon Maloney.

Steve Aguiar, Chairman of the Board of Directors
of Ms Senior Sweetheart Pageants of American Inc,
with 2005-2006 queen Virginia Freeman and Anita Raposa,
1st Queen of the Ms Senior Sweetheart Pageants in 1978

Congratulations to the 2014 Queen of the Ms. Senior Sweetheart Pageant of America - Ida White!

L-R: The 2014 Queen of the Ms Senior Sweetheart Pageant of America and her court: Patricia Genovese, 3rd runner-up; Tamara Swihart, 2nd runner-up; Queen Ida White; 1st runner-up, Sally Beth Vick. Tamara Swihart was also chosen as "The Flaming Glow", which is the pageant's Miss Congeniality Award.

Congratulations to the 2013 Queen of the Ms Senior Sweetheart Pageant of America - Rita Ann Battram from Washington!

Congratulations to the 2012 Queen, Celina Dilbert from the Cayman Islands!

"Pretty Old" is coming to Boston!  Screening at the Boston Jewish Film Festival, November 11th at 6:00 PM

Lenny “Low-Price” Kaplan – army supply store owner, wrestling announcer, boxing trainer and a local Jewish personality in Fall River – is, most importantly, the brains and heart behind the Ms. Senior Sweetheart Pageant.  This wise, true-life saga (both hilarious and sad) takes us to the 30th pageant, where colorful, energetic women, minimum age 58, compete for the Ms. Senior crown.  Sarah Jessica Parker is the executive producer.

Ms. Senior Sweethearts Take a Trip to Nantucket for "Pretty Old" Premiere

Documentary "Pretty Old" casts light on Ms. Senior Sweetheart Pageant

The Ms. Senior Sweetheart Pageant, an annual local event for more than 30 years, has become the subject of an award-winning documentary that showcases the spirit of the pageant and the beauty of aging.

“Pretty Old,” by California filmmaker Walter Matteson, won first place at the 2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Sunday.

Matteson filmed the pageant for two years and followed the diverse stories of four contestants vying for the crown in 2009. The film got the attention of Sarah Jessica Parker, who became its executive producer. Parker is known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw on HBO’s “Sex in the City.”

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Congratulations to our 2011 Nostalgic Pageant Queen, Dorothy Soczek!

Ms. Senior Sweetheart Documentary California 2012

If you are in your late 60's, 70's, 80's or even 90's and think your days competing in beauty pageants are over... think again.

"Pretty Old" is a new film being featured during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. It follows 30 women aged 67-84 from across America to compete in the 30th anniversary of the Ms. Senior Sweetheart Pageant.

Competitors say it's an inspiring story, that will make you laugh, make you cry and then make you laugh again. They say "Pretty Old" is a profound and intimate look into what it "truly means to age beautifully".

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 Congratulations to our 2011 Queen, Constance Gabriel from Rogers, MN!
 Ms. Senior Sweetheart Farewell Song
An Overview of the Ms Senior Sweetheart Pageant
Congratulations to our 2010 Ms. Senior Sweetheart Queen!
Cheri Ann Schear of St. Louis, MO
2010 Queen, Cheri Ann Schear

From left to right:  1st runner-up, Constance Gabriel from Rogers, MN.  4th runner-up, Suzi Athanas  from Virginia Beach, VA.  2010 Queen,  Cheri Ann Schear from St. Louis, MO.  3rd runner-up, Paulette Perry from Fall River, MA.  2nd runner-up, Lynnette Schlager from Pahrump, NV.


— For a while there, it looked a little dicey. The ladies were safely tucked away in the makeup room, getting their hair curled and coiffed. But outside, in the hallway, crisis had come to the annual Ms Senior Sweetheart Pageant. Word was spreading fast.

And Lenny Kaplan was spreading it. An hour before the show was to begin, his tuxedo still on its hanger, a sandwich in one hand, a cell phone in the other, the 79-year-old unofficial mayor of Fall River was holding court in the hallway, informing all members of his crew who did not know.

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Plans are now underway for a worldwide Ms. Senior Sweetheart Pageant. If you live outside of the USA, please contact us, if you are interested.

Anita Raposa

The First Queen from 1978 

and  Southern New England Queen of 1982

This pageant was started in 1978 as a Lions' Club fund raiser and is now National with plans in the works for an International pageant.  To be a contestant, you must be a female who is age 58 or older.   

To get more information please contact Pageant President Len Kaplan
at the National Office,

Ms Senior Sweetheart Pageant
P O Box 3709
Fall River, MA 02722

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News Story Fall River Herald News Nov 5, 2007

A 67-year-old cancer survivor was crowned Ms. Senior Sweetheart of America at the 29th annual pageant

Sweethearts get airtime in Japan
News Article from the Fall River Herald News on April 29, 2005
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