Meet Emersen Lamb: A Rising Star in the World of Pageantry

Striding confidently across the world’s most iconic runways is Emersen Lamb, a 16-year-old high school student with a strong passion for everything pageantry and modelling. Emersen’s journey into the pageantry industry began in 2022 when she took a leap of faith and entered the Miss Diamond International Pageant. Despite it being only her second year in the modelling industry, her determination and dedication to excellence paid off. Guided by her teachers from Brooke Lee Modelling, she was crowned Miss Junior Teen Diamond International, marking a significant milestone in her budding career.

Emersen loves the personal growth that comes with pageantry. For her, it’s about embracing authenticity, celebrating individuality, and experiencing growth in ways she never thought possible. However, she acknowledges the industry’s challenges, such as the stereotype that outside appearance is all that matters. Emersen aims to make a positive difference by being a role model for authenticity, diversity, and inclusivity.

GEQ Magazine recently caught up with Emersen to discuss her journey as a beauty queen, and here’s what transpired:

  1. How did you get into the pageantry industry?

In 2022, I took a leap of faith and decided to enter the Miss Diamond International Pageant. Despite it being only my second year in the modelling industry, I was determined to succeed. I strived for excellence in all rounds, and my hard work paid off. Guided by my teachers from Brooke Lee Modelling, I was crowned Miss Junior Teen Diamond International.

  1. What do you like most about being in pageantry?

I love the personal growth you experience on this journey. It’s not just about overcoming challenges; it’s also about embracing authenticity and celebrating individuality. Stepping into the world of pageantry challenges you to grow in ways you never thought possible.

  1. Are there any downsides to pageantry? What can you do to make a difference?

Like any industry, pageantry has its downsides. The stereotype that only your outward appearance matters has led to a decline in entrants. However, I believe there are many ways to make a positive difference within the pageantry world. As a participant, I strive to be a role model for authenticity, diversity, and inclusivity. Embracing diversity within pageants is crucial for positive impact and meaningful change.

  1. What has been the most memorable experience of your pageantry career so far?

The most memorable experience for me so far was winning the title of Miss Junior Teen Diamond International in 2022. It was a special moment that I will hold close to my heart forever. It was a true testament that hard work pays off, and I am grateful every day for that experience and the opportunities it has brought.

  1. Who have been the most interesting people you’ve met so far?

My friends Isabelle and Jasmine Kratz are the most interesting people I have met. They are incredible and hardworking individuals who own the Belle Le Chic boutique.

I have been fortunate to travel internationally with them to iconic destinations, showcasing their stunning designs to the world. They are truly inspiring people who have supported me in the industry for almost two years.

  1. What has been your most valuable lesson in this prestigious industry?

The most valuable lesson I have learned is that pageants are not solely about winning. It’s about the journey—the lessons learned, the obstacles overcome, and the personal growth along the way. It’s about pushing beyond limits, confronting fears, and embracing authentic self-expression. The preparation, self-reflection, and determination to become the best version of ourselves are fundamental in this journey.


  1. Working within an industry that emphasizes external characteristics, how have you stayed grounded?

While the pageantry world can be glamorous and alluring, I remain committed to authenticity and inner strength. I explore my values, beliefs, and aspirations beyond surface demands. Surrounding myself with a supportive network of family, friends, and mentors who value my inner qualities reinforces what truly matters in life.

  1. Is your family supportive of your involvement in pageantry?

Absolutely! My family is incredibly supportive and my number one cheerleaders. They keep me grounded and uplifted throughout my experiences.

  1. What are your future plans, both inside and outside of competition?

Depending on my experience at Miss Royalty, I aim to continue my platform of community service and giving back to those in need. Charity work is a pride of mine, and I plan to raise funds for various local and national charities.