Sally Beth Vick was named Ms. Super Senior Universe in November at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Saxe Theatre in Las Vegas."I was more than excited and surprised when I was announced as …
Sally Beth Vick was named Ms. Super Senior Universe in November at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Saxe Theatre in Las Vegas.
"I was more than excited and surprised when I was announced as being in the Top 5; but then it got down to the first runner up and the winner. The first runner up was announced as the lady holding my hand — which meant I was the new Ms. Super Senior Universe 2019. I still keep asking myself if this really happened." Vick said.
Vick qualified for the pageant by being crowned Ms. Super Senior USA 2017-2018.
During the preliminaries, the contestants were judged on talent, philosophy of life and poise/evening gown.
At the beginning of the preliminary and the finals, all contestants were introduced in costumes representing their country. As Ms. Super Senior USA, Vick was given a choice of representing a section or era of the United States. Vick chose to represent the South with a Mardi Gras Queen's gown and collar, and accessories that included a scepter and mask.
During the talent portion of the competition, Vick performed a medley from "Phantom of the Opera." She and her husband, Jimmy, wore costumes inspired by "Phantom of the Opera" to the Queens' Masquerade Ball that was held at the home of Cindy Doumani, former owner of the Tropicana Resort and Casino.
The queens and former queens provided the entertainment for the evening. Vick sang "And This is My Beloved" from the Broadway musical "Kismet."
While in Las Vegas, the contestants went to shows, a meet and greet at the “V” Theatre and were special guests at the “Kick Off Your Heels Luncheon and Auction” at the PGA Shriners/St. Jude’s Golf Tournament.
Vick entered her first pageant at the age of 65 at the insistence of a friend who was interested in bringing the scholarship portion of Ms. Senior Alabama to the local high school seniors. She didn't win that pageant, but it stirred her interest.
In 2009, she won the title of Ms. Alabama Senior America 2009 and went on to place in the top 10 at the Ms. Senior America Pageant on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City.
After graduating cum laude from the University of Alabama at Birmingham at age 41, Vick spent 35 years with the U. S. Small Business Administration. She was a commercial loan officer, public information officer and a business opportunity specialist working with NASA, GSA, Missile Command and other federal agencies to get government contracts set aside for minorities and women-owned businesses.