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North Carolina International United Miss Queen

Donna S. Murrell -Pageant Coach

"America's Best Pageant Coach"


2018 NC National American Miss

Jr. Teen Division - 4th Place

Ms. Personality - 1st Runner Up

Casual Wear Modeling - Winner

Top Model - Winner


Meet the Director/Team
Meet the Director/Team

Donna S. Murrell

Donna Murrell is the proud Founder and Director of Carolina Girls Rock Pageant. Mrs. Murrell started Carolina Girls Rock Pageant because of her love for making a difference in the lives of girls.   She wants every girl to realize that she can truly take hold of her dreams and make them a reality; and the path begins with respect, loving yourself, and CONFIDENCE.  She also serves as a Pageant Coach, Judge and Director for other individuals and organizations.  Donna has more than 30 plus years in the fashion, event planning and entertainment industry.  Her years in the industry has given her the opportunity to work with well-known artist.  She is a former professional runway model and owner for 14 years of M3 Modeling Agency. Her agency was named Agency of the Year by the International Talent and Modeling Association in New York City. She also has extensive experience as a Model/Talent Agent, Casting Director, and Model instructor.  Mrs. Murrell currently travels throughout the United States judging for numerous pageant organizations, in which she thoroughly enjoys.  She is a proud member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Charlotte NC.  Donna is also a native of Charlotte and a 29 year employee with the City of Charlotte's Community Relations department.  She is happily married to Eugene E. Murrell Sr. and has 3 incredible grown children, Montez, Armani and Diamen:and a beautiful granddaughter; Phoenix Maleya - "Princess P" who is her true blessing...GG's babygirl!  As a proud grandmother, Phoenix is the newly crowned Miss North Carolina American Princess!

"My passion, dreams and faith are the driving force behind everything I do and my dedication and commitment is reflected in my love for others!”

" Your SMILE is your logo, Your PERSONALITY is your business card.  How you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark!"


CGRP / CWRP Professionals

Diamen Young, Lead Contestant Coordinator

Aspiring and motivating daughter of the Director for Carolina Girls Rock Pageant. Diamen is currently employed with  the City of Charlotte as a 311 Customer Service Rep.  She is a smart, hardworking, fun-loving person.  She has a love for fashion and family.  Her dreams are to one day pursue her own business.  

Amber Wright, Contestant Coordinator  Talented and ambitious, currently employed in the fashion industry.  When she is not assisting parents with selecting their children with wardrobe, she enjoys being a mentor and Rocking Coordinator with our contestants.  She assists with training, professionalism, and preparing them for a memory of a lifetime.  

Amber Casey, Contestant Coordinator joins Carolina Girl's Rock Pageant family with a host of enthusiasm, motivation and encouragement.  She is a Peer Support Specialist working to enhance in her field to be the best she can be.  She has a love for fashion and football.  Amber looks forward to being a positive role model for all the girls involved in CGRP!

ARMANI J - Professional Dancer/ Choreographer


Armani J. Watson is the son of CEO/Director and a native of Charlotte North Carolina.  Returning to the Queen City from California where his talents were showcased as a professional hip-hop dance instructor for Ventura of Danzar and Zumba Fitness Studio; Starlight Dance Academy; and Young Champions USA in California.  His self-taught love for dance has earned him rewarding and memorable opportunities such as opening for Gospel Artists Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary; Winner of the Tom Joyner Big Break Talent Competition; Y Dance Team/YWCA; Luv2Dance Studio Instructor; Boys and Girls Club Instructor; NC Dance District Instructor; Liz Claiborne Usher Cologne Promotions; Charlotte Bobcats NBA Basketball "Rally Cat" Dance Team; DTLR Roc The Runway Special Guest Entertainer; Video Hip Hop Dancer for Rap Artist Vee Boi Baby; and Hip Hop Performer and Choreographer for Latin Rap Artist Hypo and J. Axion/Halo Festival.  Armani also is a Talent Development and Choreographer for pageant contestants.  He currently is a Hope Coach Dance Choreographer with the awesome Inspire The Fire organization.  He also performs as special guest for parties and instructs in Hip Hop classes (groups or individual).    Interested in services by Armani J -  call 704-870-7002.

Nichelle Nelson, Assistant Director

Nichelle has over 30 plus years’ of experience to include Managing Editor for I-Fashion Magazine, President of I-Fashion South,CEO of Kreativ Concept Management and Flawlessly Flawed.  She is a former Professional Model, Fashion Show Producer and Runway Choreography to name a few.  Nichelle is mostly proud of her number one role as MOM to 3 boys; Tywon (27) who is a Minister of Music, A Musician and proud father of three children; Jabari (22) a handsome athlete and Graduate of North Carolina Central University; and Tyler (7)  a smart school student with honor awards in mathematics and reading and who enjoys football. Ms. Nelson is currently residing in Charlotte, NC and is a member of Northside Church of Christ.  Nichelle has a passion for empowering young girls and instilling in them that there is nothing they can’t achieve through faith and the courage they have inside to be successful in life.  “Inner Beauty is just the dose you need for your natural beauty to shine!” 

Congratulations to our 2019 Queens

Jurnee Bush - Princess Lil Miss Carolina Girls Rock

Micaiah Grier - Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Carolina Girls Rock

Johnae Smith - Miss Pre-Teen Carolina Girls Rock

Cloriesa Darden - Miss Teen Carolina Girls Rock





America's Best Pageant Coach Achievements

39 Trophies

Elyse Woodson - Miss  NC Jr. Pre Teen / National American Miss 

Ms. Personality - Spirit Award - Best Resume - Talent 2nd Place - Casualwear Modeling 2nd Place - Actress 1st Place - Top Model Winner


Trinity Bush - Miss Jr. Pre Teen Carolina Girls Rock

2nd Place —Jr. Pre Teen Division / NC National American Miss 

Talent 3rd Place - Casualwear Modeling Winner - Most Recommendations 2nd Place


Jazmine Palma 

4th Place - Jr. Pre Teen Division / NC National American Miss

Casualwear Modeling 3rd Place - Top Model 2nd Place - Most Recommendations Winner


Kira Crenshaw-McDaniels Miss Teen Carolina Girls Rock

4th Runner Teen Division National American Miss NC

Spokesmodel 3rd Place - Casualwear Modeling 2nd Place - Most Recommendations 1st Place



Be That Girl Who Steps Out on Faith.  Be That Girl Who Wants It and Does Whatever It Takes To Get It.  Be That Girl Who Believes and Is Willing to Do Her Very Best to Make It Happen!


    About us

    Carolina Girls Rock Pageant is More Than Just A Pageant" ; we focus on all-natural beauty while instilling encouraging motivation, enhancing communication skills, teaching the importance of stage presence, projecting self-esteem and CONFIDENCE and so much more; perfecting individuality to ALL girls thru competition while having fun, making new friends, and achieving their dreams.  The CGRP team will share the importance of volunteering and helping others while loving self and being respectful.  CGRP...with Confidence, WE ROCK!!!!

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