MISS PERU 2020
After two rounds of qualifications, and two rounds of eliminations Mischaela was crowned Miss Peru 2020 representing the platform of Ocean Conservation & Water Preservation in Peru and across the Pacific Rim region.
MS. UNIVERSE 2021
With a nearly perfect interview score and 4/10ths of a point away from a perfect 10 across all 40 judges swimsuit competition score, Mischaela was crowned Ms. Universe 2021. I have continued my platform globally.
MISS INDIGENOUS AMERICA 2022
Mischaela is the first woman to carry an Indigenous or Native American title into an International beauty pageant. She clinched Top 10 and Top 5 designations as well as the Miss Goodwill and Miss Runway award.
TRIPLE CROWN WINNER.
Indigenous Supermodel, Beauty Queen, Wellness Mogul
Mischaela Elkins is an American-Peruvian model, beauty queen, author, and businesswoman. She has modeled for brands like La Perla, Victoria's Secret, Intimissimi, Cle de Peau, Graff, and Van Cleef & Arpels - notably appearing solo on a 50 foot billboard in Times Square for the latter. She is referred to in the media as one of the Indigenous supermodels.
She is best known for her work as an international MAXIM model, her appearances with the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, as a cover model for fashion magazines in the US, UK, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, and across the Baltic region - including a solo cover for Harper's Bazaar as the alternate cover to Charlotte Casiraghi, Princess of Monaco, for runway modeling at the "Big Four" New York, London, Paris, and Milan fashion weeks, and for her work with Victoria's Secret in the Spanish language market.
Mischaela is a national and international beauty pageant titleholder, with titles including Miss Indigenous America, Miss Peru 2020, Ms. Universe 2021. She has 8+ national and international beauty titles and a host of superlative titles. She is the first and only Miss Peru to be a member of MENSA High IQ Society. Mischaela was the first woman to carry an Indigenous or Native American national beauty title into an international beauty pageant.
She is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration and received her MBA from Spain's prestigious IE Business School at Instituto de Empresa. Mischaela also attended Harvard Business School's Summer Business Program and completed graduate level coursework in Business Statistics, Managerial Accounting, and Managerial Finance. Her corporate resume includes Product Management and R&D leadership at a Fintech company formerly owned by Lehman Brothers, famed investment bank Morgan Stanley, and most recently at a rapidly expanding Fortune 500.
Mischaela is a wellness entrepreneur with 3 self-help books: Breathwork at Tiffany's, Workin For A Birkin, and Red Bottoms & Rose Quartz and their accompanying Masterclasses under her belt. This curriculum forms her wellness media offering "Monarch Society" - a couture line of self-improvement resources for women who want to transform their relationship with themselves, money & manifestation, and revitalize their love lives through healing. An Achology Certified Life Coach she has 4,300+ students globally, and her impact through Masterclasses alone reaches 98+ countries. In 2017, she won Porsche's 30 Under 30 in Business Award.
Her career began as a Model.
The making of: MODEL M
Her career began when she entered the 2009 Elite New Faces Open Call modeling competition. Out of 300 models, she was 1 of 3 to receive an agency callback.
From there she worked in print, runway, & atelier modeling for fashion & commercial campaigns and received invaluable training and experience as a versatile model.
Mischaela began her modeling career as a teenager, by attending the 2009 Elite New Faces modeling competition. Out of 300+ models in attendance, she was 1 out of 3 models to receive an agency callback. She was trained for runway by Mandy Dyonne - the runway model trainer for Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Fendi, and the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, studied model deportment & etiquette with the famed Lucie Clayton college, attended Barcelona's esteemed Barcino Management "Model Academy" to learn the business side of being a Model, and graduated from supermodel Coco Rocha's legendary "Model Camp" where she trained in posing, expression, and camera work. Mischaela was the Winner of Top Model Peru Season 14.
She has been featured on fashion magazine covers around the world, spanning the US, UK, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, and the Baltic Region. Most notably she covered Harper's Bazaar as the alternate cover star to the Princess of Monaco, Charlotte Casiraghi. She has appeared in Vogue Italia, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Lucky, Glamour, MAXIM, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue media most notably. Her editorial work includes Chanel, Versace, Mugler, and Jimmy Choo. Her off duty model personal style has been shot by The Sartorialist and for South Korea's Cracker Your Wardrobe. She has worked with top photographers Scott Schuman (VOGUE Paris, Vogue Italia, Interview), Kirsten Miccoli (VOGUE, Vogue Italia, Maxim), Akin Girav (Harper's Bazaar), Blake Martin (VOGUE, Vogue Japan, GQ) and more.
Her brand work includes Intimissimi, La Perla, ACQUASCUTUM, Vera Wang, Elizabeth Arden, Cle de Peau, Graff, and Van Cleef & Arpels - including a 50 foot billboard in New York's Times Square for the latter. Mischaela's body of work includes both print and runway, and for a variety of brands across both the fashion and commercial divide. In addition to her print and commercial work, she's walked the runways for "The Big Four" New York, London, Milan, and Paris fashion weeks; as well as Bridal Week, Couture Fashion Week, and Miami Swim Week.
Her career evolved beyond fashion and beauty to include dominance of the swimsuit category as well, with campaigns with Agua Bendita, Beach Bunny Swimwear, and Luli Fama - joining the likes of Irina Shayk, Frida Aasen, and Kendall Jenner. Mischaela has also modeled for God Save Queens, Agua de Coco, La Perla's swim line, the official swimsuit line of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and for the VS Swim line by Victoria's Secret. Her Victoria's Secret work for their swim, fashion, and beauty categories has included a number of campaigns, including one for the Bombshell fragrance in the Spanish language market.
She received a Victoria's Secret "Bombshell Because" award in 2020. the same year she was nominated for the IGM Model of the Year award in 2020. As a Maxim model she was a member of the MISS MAXIM KOREA class of 2022, the MISS MAXIM RUSSIA class of 2022, and made the list as one of Maxim Korea's Top Swimsuit Models of 2022. In August 2022 she was featured in MAXIM'S "Women of the World" round up of the 25 most captivating models from around the globe. A member of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Class of 2021 and Class of 2022 - she has been featured on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue media properties and dreams of being a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Rookie and making print.
She became a Titleholder.
BEAUTY QUEEN & OCEAN ADVOCATE
Once a Miss, Forever a Miss
She holds 8+ National & International titles including Ms. Universe 2021, won as Miss Peru.
In order to develop into an international crown contender, she was groomed and refined through world class training:
Her Platform as Miss Peru & Ms. Universe
centers around Ocean & Water Conservation
and was born from the belief that once we balance
ourselves within through healing... we can help
restores balance to the world.
Mischaela took her modeling career to new heights as a swimwear model for brands re-using reclaimed ocean plastics and for heavy hitters like La Perla, Agua Bendita, Luli Fama, Beach Bunny Swimwear, and more. She promoted her platform as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and Swimfluence Network model, and debuted as an international MAXIM model in the Women of the World issue shot on location in the Paracas National Preserve in Ica, Peru. She serves as an ambassador for Oceana, 4Ocean, and the Ocean Cleanup as well as the Prince of Monaco's Albert II de Monaco Foundation's ocean initiatives.
Mischaela established her personal platform as Miss Peru by starting a petition urging Victoria's Secret to adhere to water & ocean friendly practices as they downsized their physical store footprint, promoted the petition and cause to have the Nazca Marine Protected Area formally recognized by Peru, forged brand ambassadorships with La Mer, Shiseido, Mikimoto, L'Oreal, and Swarovski to promote, educate, and inspire others through sharing each brand's work with ocean conservation, and more...
Through the creation and development of ACQUAVENUS - a global consortium of beauty queens former and current who work on Ocean Conservation & Water Preservation projects and initiatives she hopes to collaborate with women from other countries/cultures to improve discourse, relations, and Ocean conservation efforts on our planet. The immediate focus of ACQUAVENUS is to unite the Pacific Rim region countries - USA, PERU, CANADA, MEXICO, COSTA RICA, PANAMA, COLOMBIA, AUSTRALIA, The PHILIPPINES, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, & VIETNAM.
BEAUTY QUEEN RESUME
Mischaela began her beauty pageant career with a regional lead up to Miss Universe, while she was an incoming freshman at Indiana University. She placed as the 2nd runner up and won the "Most Photogenic" award. After this debut into pageantry, she focused on her modeling career and did not join another beauty pageant until 2015.
She represented the "Miss Lima" title for the Miss Model Beauty Peru pageant, and took home the Miss Model Beauty Peru national title as well as the "Miss Natural Beauty" superlative title. She once again represented the title of "Miss Lima" in the Miss Elite Beauty Peru pageant, hosted by Elite Beauty. She was awarded the Miss Elite Beauty Peru title and took home superlative titles including: Miss Photogenic, Miss Glamorous Beauty, Miss Model, and Best Evening Gown. With two National titles under her belt, she continued on to luxury spokesmodel competitions to further hone her skills.
Mischaela entered the famed Miss Jetset competition in 2019, hosted by the ultra luxury magazine "Jetset", and finished in the Top 5. She then entered the Miss Vizcaya beauty pageant, hosted by luxury swimwear designer VIZCAYA SWIMWEAR, and placed in the Top 12, representing the title of Miss September in the brand's legendary annual luxury swimsuit model calendar. Simultaneously, she began pageant preparation and training to join either the Universe, World, or Earth pageant organizations.
Mischaela was prepared in soft skills: oration, public speaking, interview, and projection & presentation by Miss Universe 2005, Natalie Glebova of Canada. Additionally, Mischaela was trained and groomed in runway, grooming, styling, wardrobe, deportment, and stage presence by Miss Earth India 2001 and Miss Earth semi-finalist supermodel Shamita Singha of The Refinery Pageant Academy and her team. The Refinery Pageant Academy team has prepared, groomed, styled, and developed Miss India legends: Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra, and Manushi Chhillar as well as countless Indian supermodels and delegates to Miss India and Miss Diva.
In addition to grooming and development with The Refinery and Shamita Singha and Winning Mindset work with Natalie Glebova, she's also taken pointers from Aces & Queens cofounder Jonas Gaffud and integrated his insights into her pageant prep plans. Aces & Queens is the legendary "beauty queen bootcamp" behind the success of Binibining Pilipinas luminaries Megan Young, Pia Wurtzbach, Shamsay Supsup, and Janine Tugonon.
After two rounds of qualifications and two rounds of eliminations, Mischaela was crowned Miss Peru for the 15th Anniversary edition of Ms. Universe and Ms. World International held in Miami. She accepted the delegation to Ms. Universe after also making the cut into Miss Earth USA, but chose to represent Peru at Ms. Universe instead. She went on to take the Ms. Universe 2021 crown and top title. After winning Ms. Universe, she was trained and mentored by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray on public figure media skills, titleholder presence, and platform development in order to ensure she embodies the shine and poise of an International titleholder in all situations.
Her final goal in pageantry is to compete at Mrs. Universe, so that she may become the first beauty pageant contestant to participate in Miss Universe, Ms. Universe, and Mrs. Universe.
She became a Monarch.
Mischaela's impact is delivered
through a Planet & People approach.
Through her work as a Ms. Universe
she strives to positively impact the Planet.
Through her Monarch Society
she strives to impact People.
I founded MONARCH SOCIETY to share what I've learned through a high-end social club style self-help curriculum with a luxury feel. I knew my learnings were universal for all women/femmes and I wanted to create a global community of "monarchs" who heal themselves and then heal the world.
Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither was my self-help empire. I started with healing myself and sharing my learnings in a series of books centered around outer self, inner self, wealth & abundance, and love, romance, & dating. As a life path 3, The Communicator, I knew I was on to something. It starts within and then it flows and grows outward...
Through the creation of the corporate entity Monarch & Cygnet Holdings I have deepened my investment. A vehicle for wellness investments in the form of wellness centered media, commerce, and real estate- it stands to make an impact in the +$4 trillion Wellness industry. I will live my mantra, "Wellness is a daily luxury." and build the type of world I want to live in.
Mischaela Elkins is the Founder of luxury wellness brand MONARCH SOCIETY and author of self-help tomes: Breathwork at Tiffany's, Workin For A Birkin, and Red Bottoms & Rose Quartz. MONARCH SOCIETY (the blog, the podcast, the brand) is a luxury wellness media company centered around healing and personal evolution through engaging, modern content with a high end look and feel. Comprised of 3 self-help books and their accompanying Masterclasses, the curriculum centers around healing one's inner world to master self-love, gain a wealth & abundance mindset, and engage in only high vibe love, dating, and romance.
Described as "couture self-help", Mischaela's words of wisdom and guidance help women and femmes live a 5 star life by balancing their inner masculine and feminine energies and heal wounds + address fears that have created self-sabotaging and self-limiting patterns. An Achology certified Master life coach, with 4,300+ students globally - her impact through Masterclasses alone reaches 98+ countries.
Broadening the scope and impact of her reach, she is the CEO of Monarch & Cygnet Holdings Corp., a portfolio company focused on media, luxury hospitality & tourism, and real estate holdings and investments through the wellness, spirituality, and environmentalism lens. Through MONARCH SOCIETY and the Monarch & Cygnet corporation, Mischaela seeks to realize her ideal reality - one in which people book spiritual and holistic wellness treatments and pursue healing as often as they book a mani-pedi...
To be continued...
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