Mrs. Oklahoma 2017 is Emerald Stanley

Emerald Stanley, Mrs. Oklahoma 2017, is a stay-at-home mother – and self-proclaimed “C.E.O. of the Stanley Household” – who was born in Oklahoma City, but grew up near New Orleans, Louisiana, where she developed her love of dance, soccer, Country music and down-home Cajun cooking. After relocating back to Oklahoma and graduating with Honors from Edmond North High School, Emerald briefly attended the University of Oklahoma before marriage and family beckoned.

Foremost dedicated to her love of God and her family, which includes her duties as Homeroom Mom for her children's classes, Emerald is also passionate about giving back to her community. She has been an active member of the Junior League of Oklahoma City for over a decade, and she is currently Project Manager for Elementary Health, where she is responsible for assessing, planning and implementing the health literacy program prepared by Schools for Healthy Lifestyles. This partnership that includes the Oklahoma City Public Schools, coupled with her many years of serving children’s organizations throughout the community, has paved the road for Emerald to promote her platform “Building for Our Future – Raising Strong Kids Emotionally - Physically - Spiritually.”

Believing firmly that the children are the building blocks of our future, Emerald has committed herself to bringing attention to numerous methods and resources in order to enlighten the public on this fundamental issue. Through mentoring, education and speaking engagements, she is intent on improving the lives of others and creating changes that WILL make a difference. Emerald’s passion and purpose to live out excellence and strong family values, as well as her life experiences as a devoted wife and mother, is what has shaped her into the woman she is today.

Also a lover of travel and cultural edification, Emerald has had the privilege of visiting 23 different countries, and she has no intention of slowing down. Indeed, her next adventure already awaits in Las Vegas as she is scheduled to compete at Mrs. America in August! Experiencing the world and all its glories is a gift she is blessed to share with her husband of 11 years, Rob, and their two children, Lilliana and Carter.

The Mrs. Oklahoma pageant, official state preliminary competition for the Mrs. America contest, celebrates the achievements, poise, grace and personality of Oklahoma’s highly accomplished young women. The competition involves civically engaged married women making a difference by being involved in their communities who are excited about celebrating marriage. Emerald competed for the coveted title based on overall personality and articulation skills, confidence, achievements, poise and appearance throughout the competition. Fifty percent of the overall score went to the interview competition, and twenty five percent went to physical fitness and evening gown competitions, respectively.  Follow her “Road to Mrs. America” on our facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/mrsoklahoma/



Mrs. Oklahoma - Emerald Stanley
1st Runner up - Lily Van Kirk
2nd Runner up - Jennica Kenny
3rd Runner up - Samantha Vu
4th Runner up - Erin Engelke
5th Runner up- Emory Lazenby

Rounding out the Top 13:
LaRee Saunders
Ashley Stuart
Brandi Bowers
Summer Drake
Polly Shoemake
Jennifer Fillmore
Shellica Jordan

Other Award Winners:
Fabulous Face - Emory Lazenby
Mrs. Facebook - Hayley McIntyre
Mrs. Photogenic – Michelle Clonch
Interview Award- Jennica Kenny
Fitness Award – Jennica Kenny
Evening Gown Award – Lily Van Kirk
Directors Award – Loria Philips
Community Service – Hayley McIntyre
Marriage Longevity – Elizabeth Reeve & Erin Engelke
Non-finalist Interview - Hayley McIntyre
Non-finalist Fitness – Brittani Mosley
Non-finalist Gown – Hayley McIntyre
Ambassador Award – Elizabeth Reeve
Career Achievement – Samantha Vu
Most Beautiful Smile – Winter Apple
Contestants Choice – Erin Engelke
Mrs. Congeniality – Samantha Vu
Most Ticket Sales – Samantha Vu
Memory Book Award – Jennica Kenny







The Mrs. Oklahoma America Pageant encourages every married woman in the state to come together to discuss marriage, family issues, and community service. The Mrs. Oklahoma Program, in partnership with the Mrs. America Pageant and the Mrs. World Pageant, is the largest system of its kind in the world. With a record number of applicants seeking to participate in the Mrs. America Pageant, it is now projected that this is the fastest-growing pageant program in the United States. Julie will represent Oklahoma in the Mrs. America Pageant, established in 1977, this National Competition is devoted to proving that America's 60 million married women are extraordinarily poised, articulate, hard-working and versatile.

CONTACT: Tracy Crist, Executive Producer of Mrs. Oklahoma America Pageant, 214-785-9717 or visit our website at www.MrsOklahomaAmerica.com