PHOTO CREDIT: Marta Skovro
CROWN: Andy Ibot - The Pageant Star
Mrs USA Earth™ 2023
Crowned on January 7, 2023 in Orlando, Ann Pennington represented New Jersey at the 2023 Mrs USA Earth™ pageant in Orlando.
Ann is a true multinational woman of the world. She has lived in Europe and Asia, attended fashion school in Hong Kong, and worked in the Asian fashion world. She only has two continents left to visit and loves the opportunity to embrace other countries and cultures.
Ann launched her business in New York City and created Eye For Style and Runway for a Cause combining her love of fashion with the goals of sustainability, repurposing, and giving back to the community. Ann sits on the boards of both Covenant House and HABcore and leverages her fashion events and designer friends to help the teams raise millions of dollars for the homeless. Ann's national runway attire was handmade out of scraps of used photography background paper.
Repurposing and recycling are critical to our futures and it has been important to Ann to include her son Crawford in the initiatives. Together, they created and sold ocean-themed tote bags made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, raising funds for the Monmouth Conservation Foundation.
Ann is also proud to be featured on the cover of Glamour Magazine, where she highlighted sustainable jewelry made from recycled metals and wardrobe made from repurposed fabrics from US designers.
Ann is a fashion entrepreneur who is passionate about leveraging her business to help raise awareness and funds for important causes. She sits on the boards of multiple homeless charities and personally raises money for both pancreatic and pediatric cancer charities. She has been recognized for her contributions multiple times and was awarded the Monmouth County Recognition Certificate, the Ann Pennington Day, twice.
She is on a mission to help people understand the impact of Fast Fashion and embrace sustainable and repurposed fashion and is an ambassador for one of the largest 'pre-loved' retailers in the country. Ann prides herself on being able to bring a little sparkle to some very important topics and is excited to build upon the legacy of the Mrs USA Earth organization.