Our Judges

La Toya Jackson

La Toya Jackson a globally known entertainer, two-time best-selling author, television and film producer, Grammy Award winning songwriter, philanthropist, international television personality, actress and entrepreneur.
Born into America’s royal family of pop music, The Jackson’s, La Toya was exposed to the world of entertainment at an early age. She made her debut at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, tap dancing and singing with her brothers, “The Jackson’s 5”.
La Toya has appeared on numerous talk and variety shows as well as television series throughout the world starting with “The Jackson Family Variety Show”, “Armed & Famous”, “Celebrity Big Brother” (UK), “The Celebrity Apprentice”, “America’s Next Top Model”,
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”, “Beverly Hills 90210”, just to name a few.
La Toya has also co-hosted “The View” and “The Talk” and appeared on “Dancing With The Stars”. She starred in her own reality show entitled “Life With La Toya” and produced it on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN); executive produced the docudrama “Dancing In Jaffa” and thriller “21Day”, participated on the Food Network “Celebrity Worst Cooks in America”, “The Masked Singer” and “The Match Game” just to name few.

Vanessa Ponce de León

Silvia Vanessa Ponce de León Sánchez, known simply as Vanessa Ponce, is a Mexican model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World 2018. She is the first Mexican national to be crowned as Miss World.
Vanessa Ponce was born in Mexico City, Mexico, She studied International Commerce at the University of Guanajuato, in the state of Guanajuato. She holds a degree in International Business and is on the board of directors of a rehab centre for girls and women.
She supports non-profit foundations in different social areas. She speaks the English language with fluency, in addition to her mother tongue, Spanish. She has a diploma in human rights. She volunteers with an organization called “Migrants on the Road” which consists of serving migrants in certain states of the Mexican Republic , and she is also a speaker at the “National Institute of Youth” in Mexico.
In the ceremony of her coronation as Miss World 2018, she promoted her project called “Na Vili”, whose objective is to help the children of the indigenous day laborers who emigrate from State of Guerrero, Mexico to State of Guanajuato, Mexico. She also works in a school called Nenemi that is dedicated to giving intercultural education to indigenous people.

Jacob Arabo

Jacob Arabo’s boundless quest for the creative has delivered an ever expanding array of jewelry and watches that have continued to enchant clients and critics alike earning him extensive global press coverage and a loyal international following. Jacob maximizes his valued industry relationships to discover the world’s most fantastical gems and fashion them into pieces of extraordinary beauty.
Since 2002, Arabo has been designing watches that became symbols of success for both bold face names and serious collectors. As the creative force behind the brand’s ingenious watch collections, Arabo has received a number of design awards and is recognized as the “Master of World Time” – even earning a place in music fame with more than 200 references in pop culture songs to his “over-the-top” timepieces.
In addition to the incredible complications, his opulent, intricately set jewelry watches have dressed the wrists of celebrities and graced the covers of many publications.

Richard Morrissey

Richard Morrissey is one of Ireland’s most successful personal trainers, as well as founder and owner of RNR Fits, a young and innovative sportswear.
Richard had been working as personal trainer for many years in Rural Ireland when at the Saint Patrick’s day parade 2015 in Dublin he was to have a chance meeting with a fashion designer from New York city from which the idea to form his fitness wear brand RNR Fits was born.
Richard believes that no matter where you find yourself in life, or what circumstances you find yourself in, always have faith in the potential of each day. His clothing line has proved itself to be the perfect fit for his clients and customers throughout Ireland and overseas.

Pol’ Atteu

Pol’ Atteu is a celebrity high fashion haute couture designer for over 25 years with his famous flagship boutique in Beverly Hills. His celebrity client list includes: Bella Thorne, Ariel Winter, Annalynne McCord, Laverne Cox, Mackenzie Hancsicsak (This is Us), Betty White, just to name a few.
Pol’ Atteu was friend and personal designer to the late Anna Nicole Smith, and guest starred in the Anna Nicole reality show. He launched his television career with appearances on Bravo, E!, Lifetime, LOGO, TLC, Reelz, VH1, Oxygen, HLN, CNN, CW, NBC, ABC and many more, and now hosts his own show with his partner, Patrik Simpson, called “Gown and Out in Beverly Hills”.
In addition, he appeared as a celebrity fashion designer on Dr. Phil and other make-over television shows.
Pol’ Atteu created a charitable foundation The Pol’ Atteu Charitable Fund in memory of his beloved mother Ani, who succumbed to breast cancer. The Charity Fund helps children infected by the disease.

Patrik Simpson

Patrik Simpson has over 25 years of knowledge and experience in the modeling and acting and fashion industry. As a leader in the competitive field of fashion and entertainment, he served as President of the MAAI (Modeling Association of America International) twice. After working as a Versace model, he assisted in the casting industry on television and film productions such as Cheers, Thirty Something, Wonder Years, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Moonlighting, and Michael Jackson’s music video Moon Walker. Also an accomplished photographer, his work has been published in Star Magazine, Radar Online, National Enquirer, Us Weekly, In Touch, Los Angeles Times, covers for IONAZ, Zodi Habit and People Magazine.

Maureen Francisco

Maureen Francisco is the co-executive producer of NW Productions and Pageants NW, which oversees four state pageant qualifiers to Miss USA and Miss Teen USA for Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. She is also the co-founder of a confidence building workshop Beauty Brand Believe Expo now in its 5th year and the Global Beauty Awards show, which celebrates ALL pageant systems at the international level. (Past honorees of the GBAs include the President of the Miss Universe Organization Paula Shugart to the first female CEO in L’Oréal’s history Jamie Kern Lima.)
Maureen is an award winning author of It Takes Moxie with the foreword written by the first military woman to become the White House Doctor to three US Presidents, Dr. Connie Mariano. In addition, Maureen is the Director of Strategic Relationships with TrisBell Inc, which works with Amazon.

Victoria Mendoza

Victoria Mendoza captured the title of Miss World America in 2015, and spent her year traveling all over the country working for various charities, modeling and making appearances. As a dedicated volunteer, she placed in the Top 10 at Miss World’s Beauty With a Purpose competition in China. Since then, Victoria graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University.  She continues to work as a lifestyle model and actress, social media influencer, and realtor in Phoenix, Arizona and Miami, Florida.

Alexia Rae Castillo

Queen Beauty USA 2019 Alexia Rae Castillo. Currently living in Hollywood, California, Alexia is a 26 year-old model, actress and television host. The 5th oldest of 12 children, she credits her Nicaraguan heritage for her strong work ethic. Alexia has appeared in music videos for Chris Brown, David Guetta, ANILYST and Shahram Solati; numerous TV shows including Telenovela, House of Lies, Netflix’s Lucifer and others. She made her big screen debut in Warner Brothers hit Entourage and Disney’s Wrinkle in Time, and will be featured later this summer in a supporting role in a major studio movie.
Alexia has been featured on billboards in Times Square, NY and Miami, FL; on her first national magazine cover as winner of Supermodels Unlimited’s model search and has graced the editorial pages of Amare magazine. She was the VIP presenter at the 2019 Global Beauty Awards; has walked in New York Fashion Week and the SU Miami Swim Show; has made guest appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.