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Mrs. North Dakota Petite

Submitted Photo Adriana Esquivel, Mrs. North Dakota Petite, is pictured in this submitted photo taken by Lindsey Blini Photography.

The 2020 Mrs. North Dakota Petite loves travel, speaks multiple languages, and holds an international degree from a university in Nicaragua as a family doctor.

Adriana Esquivel, originally from California, is married to Christian Esquivel, who is stationed at Minot Air Force Base. She said she is currently studying to become a clinical medical assistant with a specialization in dermatoolgy to gain experience while her international degree is being evaluated.

This is the couple’s first base.

Mrs. North Dakota Petite is a title that falls under the USA Pageants. USA Petite, the national title, is intended to be a platform for women who are under 5 feet 6 inches tall. There are four different divisions, including Teen, Miss, Ms., and Mrs. and there are also different state and regional titles.

A Mrs. Petite title holder must be of good moral character, be in good health, be a “natural born female,” and be a U.S. citizen, be older than 21 and married, according to www.usapetite.com

The 2020 National Pageant in Chicago has been rescheduled to March 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to the website.

Contestants will be judged with 35 percent of the score based on a 5 to 7 minute panel style interview with five judges, 25 percent of the score based on a fun fashion division score, 25 percent based on modeling a floor length evening gown, and 15 percent of the score based on 20 to 30 second on stage question session.

“I am honored with the title of Mrs. North Dakota Petite,” said Esquivel, “and I will represent this state in nationals for the cateogry of Mrs. at USA Petite in March 2021.”

Esquivel said the pageant title gives Mrs. Petite a chance to make a real difference and the title is about more than looks. She wants to work with the God’s Child Project in Bismarck.

Due to the pandemic, travel is currently difficult but Esquivel has been trying to work on her platform locally.

“The platform I chose to work is called K.A.T.F. (Kids Are The Future) because I come from a family that faced discrimination because of their economic status and they overcame all obstacles through education,” she said in an emailed interview. “So, my main belief is that we can (break) the chain of poverty through education, nutrition and love.

“I’ve been taking donations to shelters, doing small activities, promoting local business, volunteering in the Military Spouse Club and God’s Child Project, that shares the same vision of my platform. I plan to travel overseas with them.”

Esquivel said she has also received strong local support in her quest for the title.

“I want to thank the small businesses that have been supporting me: Look Aesthetic Atelier, Kouture Beauty Bar, The Original Bar and Club, The Little Blue Elephant, and my spectacular photographer Lindsey Bini,” said Esquivel.

(Prairie Profile is a weekly feature profiling interesting people in our region. We welcome suggestions from our readers. Call Regional Editor Eloise Ogden at 857-1944 or call 1-800-735-3229. You also can send email suggestions to eogden@minotdailynews.com.)

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