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About Us
Lynda Samuels
Executive Director
As CEO of Signature Productions, LLC, I have worked in the Pageant arena for almost thirty years. I started my career as the Arizona State Director for the USA/Universe Pageant system and then invited to the United States Pageant system, where, after four years as State Director, was promoted to National Director of the Jr. Teen, Teen, Miss & Ms. Divisions.

I spent the next six years promoting, producing, and directing what soon became one of the most exciting National pageants in the industry. Year after year my delegates, directors, staff, judges, volunteers, sponsors, and colleagues grew to expect the grace, quality and professionalism of my national events ~ and year after year, I never let them down.

If there is one thing I that can say for certain that I have learned through my experiences, it would be to journey outside my comfort zone. When doing so, I found out how much more there is to discover once having given myself the power to accept possibilities and explore beyond that which feels safe and customary.

It was THAT permission to being open to accepting possibilities that fueled my motivation to change the landscape of pageantry to conform to challenges, decisions, and changing values and attitudes.

Together with my fabulous team of colleagues, we offer more than one hundred years of experience doing what we all do best, and this time it’s for those women who are ready accept experiences and embrace possibilities!
Linda Houdashell
Linda Houdashell
Assistant to the Director
Linda has been in the pageant circle for many years. Her love of pageantry, coupled with her organizational skills and professional demeanor, played an important part in being selected as Assistant to the Executive Director. As a long time "pageant mom", Linda understands and relates very well to the needs and concerns of delegates, while respecting the demanding schedules behind the scenes to get each delegate to the right place, at the right time, and in the right outfit for the competition. Both Lynda and Linda look forward to working together towards an exceptional Classic Universe Pageant.
Laura Kutryb
Laura Kutryb
Executive International Brand Ambassador
Laura was raised in Miami, Florida and is the proud mother of three young adult daughters 19, 20, 21. Her husband Michael is an ophthalmologist and she is a million-dollar real estate agent.

Last year, as our Mrs. Classic Universe title holder, Laura travelled to beautiful Bogota, Colombia to work with Operacion Sonrisa, was invited to be on several magazine covers, and appeared on a nationally syndicated television show.

This year as the Classic Universe Pageant Brand Ambassador, Laura has once again been invited to appear on another episode of the same television show. She will also be traveling to France, Egypt, Columbia, and Dubai, will help and volunteer with Operation Smile, serves as the President Elect of the International Rotary Club (who works with Pure water For the World). and the Brevard Humane Society, finding forever homes for animals in need.

“Classic Universe has opened many doors for me and helps to brighten the futures of many. I look forward to working with Lynda, the reigning title holders, and her talented team towards another successful Classic Universe Pageant this summer.”
For more than thirty years, Jay has performed on both coasts in musical theater, production shows, headlining with his own act on several cruise lines, as well as performing on television and radio.

He recently appeared as Billy Flynn in CHICAGO, and currently performs and hosts two Las Vegas variety shows. Jay worked with Executive Director, Lynda Samuels, as Host of the United States Pageant system from 2004 to 2014.

In addition to performing, Jay owns and operates A TOUCH OF MYSTERY & MORE Entertainment Group, an interactive event and entertainment company. His troupe performs for local restaurants, hotels and casinos, corporate and convention events and team building. His interactive Murder Mysteries were featured om Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise lines.
Natalie Carson has been a professional singer, emcee, dancer, actress, and choreographer for more than twenty years. She has travelled internationally with Legends in Concert and has been the featured singer in numerous productions in Las Vegas and beyond. Favorite credits include Sister Amnesia in Nunsense, Jenny in Company, and Sandy in Grease.

For the past fifteen years, Natalie has staged and choreographed the Cinderella Scholarship pageants on the State and International level. She was also a guest vocalist and choreographer/stage director for the Mrs. United States National Pageant as well as the Jr. Teen, Teen, Miss, and Ms Pageants for more than five years. Along with singing in many corporate shows and being a production assistant and choreographer, she currently performs in the Hit Parade Variety Shows at the Suncoast and Sam’s Town and sings with her vintage vocal Trio, The Swing City Dolls.

Natalie is thrilled to work with Lynda and all the delegates in the Classic Universe Pageant