After winning the title of Royal International Miss Connecticut Princess in October of 2019, Gabriella Durso, a 3rd grade student at Beecher Road School, earned the right to compete in the international spotlight. After competing in the week-long Royal International Miss Scholarship Pageant in Orlando, Florida, Gabriella claimed the title and was crowned Royal International Miss Role Model Princess on July 11, 2020.
Gabriella will spend her year making appearances and engaging in a number of international service projects and initiatives. She is most excited about her personal platform and service project, “The Good Night Sleep Tight PJ Program.” Gabriella developed the program to provide comfy and cozy pajamas to hospitalized children. Over the course of the last several months’ Gabriella has expanded the program to include donations to daycare facilities and shelters. Gabriella is always looking for new donations for her program. If you would like to donate newly purchased pajamas to Gabriella’s program, you can contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.