She is in the fifth grade at Camdenton R-III school district where she has enjoyed being a Lighthouse Leader, Honor Choir member, and Kiwani's (K-Kids) President!

Joy Camarena, 10-year-old daughter of Jacquelyn Jones of Camdenton, brought home the national title of Little Miss Princess of America held July 31-August 5 in Branson.

As a national titleholder, Camarena receives the official custom crown, banner, trophy, cash scholarship, travel opportunities and many other gifts and prizes during her reign. Winners were treated to a professional photo shoot and escorted to their first appearance in a limousine.

As a Princess of America titleholder, she will spend an exciting year traveling to other states, making appearances to represent the Princess of America Organization and promoting her platform, “Comfort and Joy" which will serve several local needs in the Lake of the Ozarks area which are close to her heart, including foster children.

Camarena is also working hard on coming up with ideas to combine her love of golf and her community by hosting a golf tournament fundraiser that will raise money for her outreach. She also hopes that it will be successful enough to become an annual event!

She is in the fifth grade at Camdenton R-III school district where she has enjoyed being a Lighthouse Leader, Honor Choir member, and Kiwani's (K-Kids) President! She enjoys playing and competing in golf, participating in extra-curricular activities, church, theatre, swimming, ice skating.

Girls from all over the country competed for the national crown. Required categories of competition included Interview, Personal On Stage Introduction, Formal Wear and On Stage Question. Participants also had the opportunity to enter the optional categories of Talent, Spokesmodel, State Costume, Casual Wear, Photogenic, Cover Model and “Pink Carpet Couture” modeling.

Joy placed well in optional competitions as 1st and 2nd runner up. She also won overall best Interview and On Stage Introduction for the entire junior division.

Follow her journey this year on Facebook and learn more about the Princess of America organization by visiting www.princessofamerica.com