Mollie Potier, the former Mrs. Arkansas Intercontinental and Baxter County Fair Pageant and Newborn Contest announcer opened the new garments retail store, Mollie Marie’s Pageant and Prom, last Saturday in Mountain Residence.
The shop attributes outfits for youthful ladies heading off to promenade or other formal functions as properly as individuals getting into a person of the various splendor pageants in the course of the point out.
“One detail I preferred to be in a position to do is to be equipped to include everything and have anything for everyone,” Potier said. “Whether they’re hunting for a homecoming dress, a prom dress, a pageant gown. Whether or not they are searching for far more economical attire or they are looking for superior-close designer attire.”
Hailing from Jonesboro, Potier has 25 yrs knowledge in the pageant industry and is the only girl topped Overlook Teen Arkansas Intercontinental, Pass up Arkansas Worldwide and Mrs. Arkansas Intercontinental.
The natural beauty pageant queen reported the company is the next phase of her occupation as she and her spouse, Shaun Potier, settle down in Mountain Residence.
“We’re actually huge on supporting our neighborhood and remaining a large element of it mainly because we love the area so much,” Potier said.
Potier began her pageantry job at an early age, climbing through the ranks of the manner and pageantry planet ahead of successful Skip Arkansas Worldwide in 2018.
She mentioned competing permitted her to bond with her mother Donna Parker, as the two spent time developing and modifying her dresses for level of competition.
“We did a lot of planning of attire,” Potier said. “So when I competed, something my mom and I genuinely bonded about was creating my gowns and coming up with my entertaining fashions and expertise costumes. And so, I had a enthusiasm for the official fashion industry my full lifetime. And the moment I opened this up and manufactured the announcement, everybody was like, ‘well, we’re not surprised.’”
Potier received a whole trip to Arkansas Point out University via pageants, earning a diploma in journalism. While in college, she helped the Make-A-Want Foundation raise $70,000.
She also satisfied her partner, Shaun Potier, a South African from Port Elizabeth who attended Arkansas Condition on a rugby scholarship. He turned a U.S. citizen in August 2020.
Following graduation, she worked at East Arkansas Broadcasters ahead of returning to Make-A-Want as community outreach coordinator for Northeast Arkansas.
“For the spot, I did all of the fundraising for Make-A-Desire,” Potier said. “I worked with universities and organizations to keep situations and increase dollars and then to grant wishes to youngsters that had been at threat.”
Mollie Potier and her partner moved to Mountain Household soon after Shaun received his professional medical degree started trying to get residencies at hospitals.
The former rugby player turned head coach took up drugs after shifting on from the recreation he loved. He is set to get started working towards as a bodily therapist at Baxter Regional Health care Center in the up coming several months.
“I always required to be a PT from currently being all around rugby,” Shaun Potier said. “We were being constantly close to PTs, and I normally experienced variety of a enthusiasm and was form of likely to them. I by no means truly pulled the cause after I got my bachelor’s, and then after coaching for three a long time, I lastly made the decision I was going to give it a shot.”
Though Mollie Potier’s spouse commences his new career, she’ll be targeted on increasing her brand name identify and business by turning into associated in the neighborhood and sponsoring local splendor pageants and occasions.
The budding enterprise proprietor is also looking to increase to wedding dresses.
“We’re truly blessed that God has blessed us in this way, and anything has fallen into spot for us to be able to operate this business enterprise,” Potier said.