Gonzales resident named Mrs. La. International 2016

     Carla Mondt, 30, of Gonzales was crowned Mrs. Louisiana International this month and will go on to compete for the title of Mrs. International 2016 during the final competition in Jacksonville, Fla., July 22 to July 23.

     Mondt owns four businesses in the fitness, retail and business consulting industries and enjoys graphic design, weight lifting and blogging in her spare time. She also devotes her time and talents to numerous nonprofit organizations, including Louisiana Law Enforcement Support, Concerns of Police Survivors-Louisiana Chapter, and Forum 35 for which she’s a member of their Service Projects Committee.

     During her reign as Mrs. Louisiana International, Mondt’s platform will be supporting the families and members of law enforcement who have been injured or killed in the line of duty through her recently launched program entitled “29 Initiative: The Badge Matters.”

     “As Mrs. Louisiana International, I’m committed to serving and supporting our brave men and women of law enforcement through promoting positive relationships between our officers and the communities they serve,” Mondt said. “It is my belief that through public awareness, open dialogue and highlighting the many contributions and sacrifices our officers make, we can mend broken relationships within communities and ultimately eliminate the harsh negativity and senseless violence they often encounter in the line of duty.”

     In addition to each contestant’s charitable platform, International Pageants, Inc. also supports the National Heart Association’s Go Red for Women program through volunteer and financial support. The Go Red for Women movement is dedicated to fighting heart disease among women. 

     The Mrs. International Pageant is owned and operated by International Pageants, Inc., which also operates Miss International and Miss Teen International pageants. It is the only platform-based pageant system dedicated to highlighting women’s accomplishments through community support. Mrs. International showcases married women 21 to 56 years old and features three categories of competition, including interview, evening gown and fitness wear.