Meet the Director


CJ Thomas is a 23 year old English major at Columbia College, a Missouri state certified substitute teacher, and the creator of Show Me Pageants. She began Show Me Pageants in 2014 as a way to provide affordable natural pageant opportunities to young girls across the state of Missouri. Since May of 2014 CJ has directed 8 pageants and over 350 girls have gone through her system. CJ has held several titles, is a former Miss Missouri Collegiate America, and two-time honorable mention recipient at Miss Missouri USA. She is also the executive director for the Miss Missouri Junior High, High School, and Collegiate America Pageant (www.missourihighschoolamerica.com). Beings she is a pageant contestant herself she understands first hand the valuable communication skills, friendships, and memories that pageants can provide and she hopes to pass these on to your contestant.

About Us

Show Me Pageants was created in 2014 by CJ Thomas. Show Me Pageants strives to provide affordable natural pageant opportunities to young girls in Mid-Missouri. Since 2014 over 400 contestants have gone through the Show Me Pageants system! Contestants compete in two categories, each worth 50% of their score. There will always be a theme wear category as well as formal wear. There is no speaking required. Contestants are judged on personality and overall stage presence. Every contestant always receives flowers, a tiara, and a trophy regardless of placement. Queens receive 5 ft. tall trophies! We generally have 2-3 pageants per year in central Missouri. Keep checking back for information on our future pageants! 

Show Me Pageants

Affordable Natural Beauty Pageants in Mid-Missouri