Mr. Cosmos 2019
Austin Ivory Phelps is a 23 year old graduate of Campbell University and currently resides and works in Shelby, North Carolina. He is a management member for Strand Hospitality at the Fairfield by Marriott where he enjoys traveling to assist at other facilities across the United States. He has over 20 years experience in the pageant world as a titleholder, co-director, stage manager, producer, judge, emcee, and entertainer. He has spent many years also modeling starting as a toddler doing print, runway and commercial shows.
Austin has muiltiple non-profit organizations with the original being Operation Raglie which takes stuffed animals and blankets to children in hospitals, as well as an organization called Allie Rags where he provides bereavement gowns for infants and newborns who have passed.
Austin has heavy knowledge in vocal performance, dance and cheer. He has sang his entire life, was a competitive dancer for four years, and was a collegiate cheerleader for a national winning collegiate team. He has a strong belief in hard work which allowed him to graduated in 2014 with his High School Diploma & 2-year Associate’s Degree. He then proceeded to attend Campbell University where he graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Pre-Law. In college he was a founding father of Phi Delta Theta – NC Zeta Fraternity, cheerleader, VP of the Gospel Choir, and worked with marketing for athletics.
Austin believes in and is product of the power of power of pageantry and all of its benefits. From connections, to speaking to life long friendships he understand how beneficial the pageant world can be. He believes everyone has #SomethingExtra that makes them stand out in a crowd and the sooner you believe it the sooner you can achieve your full potential. He hopes through this title he can teach those around him that a ripple in the ocean causes big waves eventually, and if you take the opportunity to make a difference, you will see the impact.
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