Sarah Bazey captured the title of Mrs. International 2012 as she competed with 54 other accomplished and beautiful women from around the world at the 25th annual Mrs. International pageant in Skokie, Illinois. Sarah was crowned by her husband Joseph, which is a time honored gesture of the Mrs. International Pageant.
As a Harvard Business School graduate and an accomplished business professional, Sarah is the owner and president of Minneapolis-based Simplex Construction Supplies, Inc., which also celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2012. In 1994, Sarah chartered a helicopter to survey a concrete paving project for which her company supplied construction materials; the flight ended in a horrific crash. Belted inside the helicopter and dowsed in jet fuel, Sarah suffered third-degree burns over 40 percent of her body when the helicopter exploded. She went on to endure 15 surgeries, 18 months of therapy and countless medical procedures.
Today, she proudly serves as Vice President of the National Board of Trustees for the Phoenix Society, a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering burn survivors through peer support programs, education and advocacy. The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors and increasing burn awareness and support is Sarah’s platform during her time as Mrs. International.
Sarah resides in downtown Minneapolis with her husband of nine years, Joseph, and their beloved Maltese, Tonka. In addition to her work with the Phoenix Society, she is an active volunteer for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women program, which International Pageants sponsors on a national level. Sarah is a professional figure skater and in her free time, enjoys downhill skiing and mountain hiking, reading and yoga, and has participated in pageants since 1983. For more information visit: www.sarahbazey.com
About International Pageant System:
The International Pageant System has been developed to promote today’s married women, their accomplishments, and commitment to family and marriage. Beginning 27 years ago, Mrs. International was developed to have high standards with the mission “to make a difference.” Each contestant has the opportunity to select a platform of their choice that she spends the year promoting in addition to the National Charity, American Heart Association. Husbands are a direct part of the show, escorting their wives in the evening gown competition, and the husband crowns his wife titleholder. For more information visit: www.mrsinternational.com