Emilee Gehling, 36, of Salix, was crowned Mrs. Iowa International this month and will go on to compete for the title of Mrs. International 2019 during the final competition in Charleston, W.Va., July 19-20, 2019.
Gehling is an active mom of four children and is an attorney at Goosmann Law Firm. She’s also involved with several local charities giving of her time and talents to the Rotary and Sioux City Art Center, among others. During her reign as Mrs. Iowa International, Gehling will promote the discussion of alternate ways to grow a family, something she does professionally in her involvement with clients in adoption and surrogacy. Gehling will work with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national non-profit that promotes adoption out of the foster care system, throughout the year.
“I am thrilled to bring this issue to the forefront. What an amazing opportunity to keep the dialogue going on these issues. I can’t wait to represent Iowa in the International competition this summer,” says Gehling
In addition to each contestant’s charitable platform, International
Pageants, Inc. also supports the National Heart Association’s Go Red for Women program through volunteer and financial support. The Go Red for Women movement is dedicated to fighting heart disease among women.
The Mrs. International Pageant is owned and operated by International Pageants, Inc., which also operates Miss International, Miss Teen International and Miss Pre-Teen International pageants. It is the only platform-based pageant system dedicated to highlighting women’s accomplishments through community support.
Mrs. International showcases married women 21-to 56 years old and features three categories of competition, including interview, evening gown and fitness wear. For more information, visit www.mrsinternational.com.