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October 20 , 2018

Former Mrs. USA to Act as Liaison for Florida Premiere of Film, ‘Miss Arizona’

Philanthropist and former Mrs. USA Kristen Weardon named film liaison for the Florida premiere of ‘Miss Arizona’ at the 2018 Artis-Naples International Film Festival.


The longtime Naples resident has been a strong supporter and promoter of the festival since its inception. The much anticipated 2018 Artis-Naples International Film Festival is scheduled for October 25-28. “I am honored to be a part of such an iconic weekend and movie premiere here in Naples, and the excitement around this entire event is purely energizing and inspiring,” said Weardon.

Marking 10 years of unveiling, showcasing and celebrating fine independent film, Weardon has cultivated an enthusiastic support system for the festival since its beginnings. As a former Mrs. USA, Weardon is thrilled to help promote ‘Miss Arizona’, one of the festival’s biggest movie premieres of the weekend.

Weardon has lived in the Naples area since 1978 and has an impressive resume of pageant experience, having the title of Mrs. Florida, Mrs. USA, Mrs. Top of the World, Mrs. North America and in the top 6, as well as Choice of the People on the international stage at Mrs. Globe. Since the Artis-Naples festival first began, Weardon has been passionate about pushing the event’s success and overall awareness, getting involved with the event and Naples community every year to engage, promote and creatively raise awareness for the weekend’s events and its many film experiences.

For over 30 years Weardon has selflessly given back to the Naples community and prides herself on championing emotional wellness, confidence building and women’s empowerment through her own programs, including conferences, fundraisers and training seminars. In 2007, she received a lifetime achievement award for charity, and in 2010 had the honor of being voted woman of the year.

Weardon is also aligned with organizations such as WIN Foundation and PACE Center for Girls, which is a mentoring program for at-risk girls. When Weardon isn’t busy cheering on the arts and lending her time and resources to philanthropic efforts, she can be found helping sellers and buyers in the Naples region with their luxury home purchase needs via her real estate work at Premiere Plus Realty Co.

Artis-Naples event goers can catch the film, ‘Miss Arizona,’ on Saturday, October 27, at 6:15 p.m. and on Sunday, October 28, at 11:30 a.m. For more information, please visit

About Kristen Weardon, Premiere Plus Realty Co. 
Kristen Weardon specializes in luxury real estate. She assists all buyers, sellers, and investors with her vast experience in both real estate and business. The office is located at 370 12th Ave S #100 Naples, FL 34102. For more information, please call 239-370-7908, or visit

For media inquiries, please call the NALA at 805.650.6121, ext. 361.

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