On July 8, 4-year-old Ava Ulmer will travel to Orlando to participate in the National American Miss Florida Pageant.
Chosen as a state finalist, she will compete in four overall categories: formal wear modeling, personal introduction, interview and community service project. She is competing for the chance to represent Tampa for the entire year as Miss Florida Princess.
Ava already has been given the opportunity to take part in the nation's largest pageant system, the National American Miss Pageant.
The pageant puts emphasis on the importance of gaining self-confidence and learning new skills, such as good attitudes about competition, as well as setting and achieving personal goals.
When not preparing for the pageant, Ava attends St. Lawrence Catholic School, dances at Centerstage Dance Academy, plays tennis and works toward her goal of becoming a singer like her idol, Taylor Swift.
More importantly, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and has the support of her parents Dennis and Jennifer Ulmer, older brother Landon Ulmer and grandparents, Rene and Vivian Bulnes, and Arthur and Sam Ulmer.
Ava will take to the stage at Orlando's Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress during the weekend of July 8.
For more information on the pageant, visit namiss.com.