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Ms. American Elegance Lady 2023-2024


Susan Ventolero

Susan Ventolero Patton was born in Zamboanga Del Norte, Philippines. She is a 1994 Graduate of Saint Estanislao Kostka High School in Zamboanga, Del Norte. She attended Negros Oriental State University in Dumaguete City from 1994 to 1996. She is married to Dwight Patton, an army veteran and they have one son, Su-Han. They live in Dumfries, Virginia since 2016. Susan has a great sense of humor, very friendly and a great Zumba dancer.
Being an active member of the Filipino-American Association of Stafford, Virginia (FAASV) since 2018 raising scholarship through the Filipiniana Pageant Gala that provides financial assistance to eligible college-bound students in the US and annual feeding to the homeless during Thanksgiving, Member of Couple for Christ (CFC) a Catholic movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life, Retired Military Spouses Gala Ball Fundraising events, Serving as a Zumba Fitness Certified
Instructor for various cancer fundraising charitable events.
Entering the world of pageantry, Susan first experience-hand when was first runner up in the 2018 Mrs. Dumaguete USA, sponsored by the Filipino-American Association of Stafford, Virginia (FAASV) that raise scholarship money through the Filipiniana Pageant Gala, that provides financial assistance to eligible college-bound students in the US. Now, Susan as the National titleholder of Ms. American Elegance Lady 2023-2024 would promote her platform and this pageant system by meeting with key strategic
leaders of various organizations and appearing in many community events across the country to spread awareness that childhood cancer is not rare, it is the number one leading cause of disease-related death past infancy in children and adolescents. Susan’s primary platform is to use Zumba and Wellness initiative to make serious exercise fun by fusing fitness entertainment and pioneering a philosophy of No Judgments’. It will serve as a forum in fitness community for all kinds of people, with all types of goals,
exercising all different ways, working it out at the same place together and it is about being healthy no matter what size you are. It is important to create unique programming for wildly diverse members of society and help achieve to raise funds for childhood cancer research which is currently being under funded. Susan understands the importance of participating in many related cancer charitable events and dedicated it to the memory of her beautiful and sweet friend Anna who bravely fought in Korea but fell
to cancer in 2018, at 40, leaving a beautiful daughter and loving husband.
Some of Hobbies, Interests and Talents of Susan includes: Acting, Cooking, Dancing, Modelling, Singing, Travelling and Vlogging. Lastly spending time leveraging social media tools such as Facebook, Reels, and TikTok. Susan has received various accolades and awards including:

  •  Received an award for 2023 First-Time Acting Best Actress sponsored IndieMand International Film Festival (September 30, 2023)

  •  Received an award for 2023 Most Outstanding Comedian Singer/Vlogger sponsored by America Excellence Awards in Hollywood, California (August 21, 2023)

  •  Received an award for MUSA Ambassador in support of Sustainable Fashion Advocacy -During House of MUSA New Zealand for a better clothing supply chain that is ecologically and socially responsible (May 27, 2023)

  •  Received an award for Best Zumba Instructor Certification.

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