Melissa Zarlengo, of West Palm Beach, has been selected by The Florida United States Pageant as Mrs. Palm Beach 2013. Melissa will compete in the 2013 Mrs. Florida United States Pageant April 7th at the Ormond Performing Arts Center in Ormond Beach.
Melissa is the proud wife of Dr. Joseph Zarlengo, and the mother of two very energetic daughters, Ivy and Francesca. Described by her husband as the world's most loving wife and mother, Mrs. Zarlengo credits her family as the source of her inspiration and success. Dr. Zarlengo admits that he would not be as successful as he is without having such a strong and supportive wife in his corner. He attributes the success of his career, the strength of their marriage, and the development of their lovely daughters to the dedication and love Melissa has unselfishly given. "If crowned Mrs. Florida, I know my wife will do an amazing job! It's in her nature to get involved and inspire others. This is not just a hobby for her, its her way of life".
A nationally recognized program for women between the ages of 21 to 65, the Florida United States Pageants system selects contestants who are well-rounded women, confident, intelligent, beautiful, and committed to family & community. They have five divisions and will crown five Queens to represent the Sunshine State at their respective national competitions during the Summer of 2013: Mrs. Florida (21-65) and Ms. Florida (25-55, single, or previously married). Contestants must be a resident of Florida, attend school in the Sunshine State, own property here, or be of military status.
Contestants in the Florida United States Pageants will compete in the following categories: Panel Interview, Swimsuit, Evening Gown and on-stage Q&A with each portion making up 25% of their total score.
The Florida United States Pageants have been dubbed “The Pageant with a Purpose”. To date, they have raised more than $46,000 for the dream fulfillment fund of Making Memories ~ Brides Against Breast Cancer.
If you have an interest in competing in this year’s pageant, lending your assistance to the Making Memories fund-raiser, or becoming a sponsor, please send an e-mail to director_mrsflorida@
If interesting in booking Mrs. Palm Beach for an appearance, please contact via email Mel.Fox4681@