Heather Kemper-Hussey of Wentzville was chosen recently to represent the city in the Mrs. Missouri America Pageant. She hopes to use that platform as a way to spread awareness about The Sparrow’s Nest Teen Maternity Home.
“As a Christian woman, it’s hard to hear about a teen mom giving up her baby simply because she doesn’t have resources. The Sparrow’s Nest provides those resources and mentorship for these young women,” Kemper-Hussey said. “It takes a village to raise children, and these young women need us to be ‘a village’ for them.”
Kemper-Hussey, who is married to Wentzville Alderman Rob Hussey, has a Masters degree in communications and handles marketing for their family-owned Expert Realty Company. She also serves on the executive board for the Western St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. The couple has five children.
“I’m very excited Heather decided to compete for Mrs. Missouri,” Rob Hussey said. “This woman is determined to save the world one life at a time, and I think the Mrs. Missouri pageant opens up that opportunity for her to spread her passion for helping others. So, as a family, we support her 100 percent.”
Kemper-Hussey also has a background in acting and modeling. “Most recently, I appeared in a Vinson Mortgage television commercial,” she told 70 West Sentinel. She has modeled for the Scrubs & Beyond catalogs, a Laclede Gas Dollar Help billboard, and she appeared in a Monsanto television commercial that aired during the Superbowl.
She also sits on the Steering Committee for 100 Women Who Care – St. Charles and is actively involved in her church and Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS).
Kemper-Hussey was chosen after submitting an application. According to Teresa Foli, executive director of the Mrs. Missouri pageant, eight women competed last year’s state pageant, and she expects about the same number for this year’s competition, which will be in Chillicothe, Missouri on June 18. Delegates there will compete in three categories: an interview, a swimsuit competition, and an evening gown competition. The new Mrs. Missouri will then move on to the Mrs. America pageant, and potentially, the Mrs. World pageant.