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Meet the Team

Marcelo Modesto - President and Founder


Since 2007 Marcelo Modesto has been professionally associated with the Pageant industry. He is internationally recognized as a pageant expert and thought leader and has gained an impressive following that includes numerous luminaries as well as past and present pageant winners.  In 2017 Mr. Modesto brought six State titleholders to Miss Grand USA.  Four of his contestants placed and two claimed Winner and First Runner Up.  


As the founder and CEO of Universal Misses Media (UMM), Mr. Modesto is often called upon to provide executive consulting for pageant professionals, judges, contestants, and media outlets. Representing UMM, Mr. Modesto can often be found broadcasting live, on-camera at major pageant events. 


Born in Brazil, Mr. Modesto currently resides in Texas, He is fluent in numerous languages including English, Spanish, and Portuguese and is rapidly becoming proficient in French and Japanese. In his free time he enjoys writing and has authored two books.

Aaron Kongsaysy - Vice President 


Aaron Kongsaysy is currently a senior project manager for an electrical company in Nashville, TN.  He loves traveling, gardening, cooking, spoiling his nieces and nephews.  


He got into pageantry in 2017 when he became the state director for Miss Grand Tennessee.  


You can follow him on Big Lao Family  Youtube channel on his adventures or whip up some yummy Lao/Tha dishes!

Julia Vestal - VP of Operations

Julia Vestal has been working over  30 years with Ford Motor Credit Company. She is heavily involved with youth sports. 


Julia is Founder and Director of Universal Sports League, inc., which includes LaVergne Basketball and partnered with the City of LaVergne as Director of LaVergne Baseball Softball Association. 


Julia’s love of pageantry started as a teen when she was a contestant in the Miss Louisiana Teen pageant. She worked with KoCo productions before teaming up with Universal Misses Production.

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