Susan Soule Cagna
Mrs. U.S. Beauties
Mrs. Susan Soule Cagna, who resides in Nashville, TN with her husband Thomas and young daughter Sarah, is the 2003-2004 Mrs. U.S. Beauties national winner. She is a wife and mother, and a very active member of her church and community. Mrs. Cagna is an ordained minister, facilitates and teaches various Bible studies within the community, serves on the Women’s Leadership Team at Christ Church and is a board member of Rejoice School of Dance. She volunteers for the “Make A Wish Foundation of America” that grants wishes to children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions. Susan also volunteers with the Ronald McDonald House.
Susan’s platform focused on speaking with children and young adults, encouraging them to develop their talents and pursue their God-given potential. She has broadened her horizons into many of the nations largest children’s hospitals. She uses her title as an opportunity to visit with the children, ministering to them and their families. She feels it is important to convey to the children how brave and special they are. Many of the girls enjoy wearing the national crown during the visit.
September 2004 Susan took on the leadership role as the director of the Christ Church “Wee Rejoice” Worship Dancers, teaching children how to worship and praise God through the art of dance. Mrs. Cagna has studied classical ballet since the age of three. She gave her talent to the Lord at age nineteen.
Susan began a career modeling as a young girl. A runway in department store in her hometown of Huntsville, Alabama gave her “clearance for takeoff” into the world of modeling.
Soon she was in Seventeen Magazine’s top five for “Look of the Year” and gained a contract with the Elite Agency. After moving to L.A. for additional training, she was offered a second contract, and appeared in a vast array of arenas, including the national hit TV show “Solid Gold’, highlighted in New Talent Magazine for her ballet skills as well as her commercial print look. Next came sessions with a slew of famous photographers such as Douglas Sutter, Michael Lohr, and Hollywood photographer Cindy Pitchford building a strong portfolio.
The Fall of 1986 Susan became a “models model” for students at Learning Tree University in Los Angeles. From this she was asked to tape “Steps to Modeling Fashion” for over the counter sales by the director of photography at the University.
February 1987 Susan was chosen by model scout Patrick Burnet as one of three girls in America to be flown to Paris for a two to three year contract. Susan decided not to fly to Paris, and Mr. Burnet sent pictures to an agency in London, England, which resulted in another contract offer.
Throughout 1989-1998, Susan continued gracing the runway, as well as television ads. In 1991-1992, she became a runway instructor with Studio 4 in Guntersville, AL.
In spring of 1992 she entered the “Millie Lewis American Modeling and Talent Convention” winning second place in the T.V. commercial category and first place in the dance category.
The summer of 1997 she was chosen for the international promotion of the new Mercedes Benz Sports Utility Vehicle and a life-size mural for worldwide promotion to be used when the vehicle was on tour.
In September 2002 Susan was crowned U.S. Beauties Mrs. Tennessee. She then went on to represent the state of Tennessee in the national pageant in Chicago, IL. June 2003, and was crowned with the National title of Mrs. U.S. Beauties for 2003-2004.
Susan has begun her judging career. She is on the current list of judges for the Miss America Pageant, Our Little Miss state and National pageants. She has also judged as; Head Judge for America’s Outstanding Teen, National Pageant and National America’s Miss Judge’s Panel and many other local and state competitions. She also serves as the MC for various events including pageants.
She has been featured in Charisma Magazine and Marriage Partnership for her work with hospitalized children when reigning as Mrs. U.S. Beauties. Currently, she is the Director of Integrity Pageant Coaching in Nashville, TN, specializing in pageant coaching and runway. Author of “Gentlemen of God” a 6 week workbook guide for teachers and students. Instructing boys in christian manners.