MEET THE DIRECTOR
Sabrina Pinion is a model, owner of Pageant Pros, LLC, and the Director of the TCP Universe pageant. She is also a multi-time pageant titleholder, most notably Mrs. Universe Ltd. 2014.
As the founder of "The Pledge Campaign" Against Violence & Abuse, she is an advocate and an ardent supporter of women, children, and those suffering from domestic violence.
A native of Wilmington, North Carolina, Sabrina has called Georgia home for over 20 years, where she resides with her husband Christian and their family of fur babies.
Sabrina has had a multifaceted career, which includes modeling, pageantry, dance and fitness. As a professional model, she had the unique opportunity to live in and work in many countries, including: Japan, France, Belgium, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean.
Growing up in a difficult and challenging home environment, Sabrina feels fortunate to have had mentors in her life, that unknowingly made invaluable investments in her character and her future. Many of these mentors were those she met through positive pageant experiences. "I've been involved in pageantry since the age of thirteen. I truly believe that pageants have played a crucial role in all of my successes and dreams that have come to fruition," she says.
Being crowned Mrs. US Universe in June of 2014, was an overwhelming experience, followed by the dream of then being crowned Mrs. Universe 2014 Ltd., in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia just two months later. Sabrina is the first woman from the United States to win the most coveted international “Mrs” title in the world. Being crowned “Mrs. Universe” Ltd. was the true culmination of all of her pageant and modeling experiences.
Upon returning from her win in Malaysia, Sabrina and her husband Christian, developed the “The Pledge Campaign" Against Domestic Violence, a campaign focusing on encouraging men to become more involved in the fight against violence of any kind toward women, children and animals. The organization seeks to shine a light on the many forms of domestic violence, assist survivors by equipping them with education, and give at-risk children and teens value through mentoring.
Since its launch, the pledge has evolved into a three-prong approach: "The Pledge" encourages men to be more involved in fighting against any kind of violence toward women, children, and animals; "Her Pledge" asks women to take responsibility for who they allow to love them and set the bar higher for themselves; and "Kids Pledge" helps children and teens understand how words can hurt and leave scars on the heart.
Having a diverse background both professionally and personally, Sabrina feels she can identify with the difficult situations in life that we all experience. Sharing how being raised in a home plagued by violence, leaving home at 14 to live with her foster family and seeing the world through great success in the modeling Industry has helped her focus on the importance of giving others value and encouraging kids to reach their full potential. A certified dance and fitness trainer and instructor, Sabrina promotes a healthy lifestyle and encourages balance. Dance, fitness, reading and motorcycles are among Sabrina’s hobbies.
As Mrs. Universe 2014, Sabrina had the unique opportunity to utilize the title, to connect to an even broader base, the importance of giving at-risk kids and teen’s value through mentoring and to keep the momentum that the crown allowed her by continuing her mission. A Youth Development Professional for Celebrate Life International and a mentor for Teach One to Lead One® (character building leadership program for elementary children and teens), Sabrina feels fortunate to invest, hands-on, in the lives of at-risk kids that others have given up on. Giving at-risk children and teens value through mentoring is critical to their sense of well-being and success on their own terms.
Humble and confident are the two words Sabrina uses to describe herself and she is always appreciative of the support and encouragement that she has received from so many people God has placed in her life on this journey.