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US   American Miss
Pennsylvania & New Jersey
"The Crown of an  Infinite Journey"


At US American Miss Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we want to expand the lives of young women through an amazing pageant journey. We want our delegates to truly feel like family from competing at the state pageant, to their crowing moment. This entire journey is about YOU and we want to provide you the best pageant experience possible. We want our girls to not only have the time of their life at the State Pageant but make memories and sister that will last a lifetime. US American Miss Pennsylvania and New Jersey prides itself on being one of the fastest growing pageant systems in Pennsylvania and New Jersey


Meet the directors and coordinator of

US American Miss Pennsylvania and  New Jersey


Paula Jo Knipple

Paula is a volunteer first responder and also works full time remotely as a Benefits Verification Specialist. During the summer she works part time with her youngest daughter at a local amusement park. Paula has 3 children, of which her youngest has been involved in pageantry for a few years.  Paula has enjoyed watching and supporting her youngest daughter with her pageant journey and wants to do the same working with the delegates of USAM


Paula resides in Somerset County.

Paula hopes to mentor, set personal goals and watch the girls grow through their personal pageant journey.


Jacqueline Breault-Straffe is no stranger to the world of pageantry with multiple national titles under her belt as well as many other pageant titles.  She has been a pageant director for years and has a non-profit special needs pageant, Tiara's Loving Children.   When not doing all things pageant, she is a full-time special education teacher, owns a private practice, and volunteers her time coaching and leading multiple different activities in the special needs community.  Jackie and her husband have 4 children and a dog that they love spending time together doing things as a family. They reside in Bucks County Pa.   Jackie looks forward to being a part of the US American Miss Family.

Jacqueline Breault-Straffe


Becka Marie Dove

Becka is the daughter of Co-Director Paula.

Becka is a stay-at-home mom during the week and works weekends as a bartender/waitress.

Becka loves to spend time with her daughter and husband.

The family shares a home in Cambria County where they also have a dog and cat who are part of their family

Becka will be your event coordinator for US American Miss Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where she hopes to encourage and support our state queens and delegates.

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T: (814) 442-9945

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