The American Veterans Ball (AVB) is PROUD to announce that Ms. Stephanie Bendoraitis will join the Ambassador Queen Line-up for AVB2023 on Friday, May 12, 2023, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Stephanie is a talented fashion stylist and accomplished model, and spirited actress. Her stunning beauty, poise, and captivating performances have gained widespread recognition and admiration. She began walking runways for renowned fashion brands in her twenties and has since captured the attention of agents and photographers where ever she appears. Her striking looks and natural talent have quickly led her to appear in high-profile pageants and advertising campaigns. Her unique style, professionalism, and dedication have made her a sought-after model in the industry. In addition to modeling, she has established herself as a gifted actress, showcasing her versatility and range as the lead female role in the film Ugly Enough (2019) has appeared in commercials such as Via Trans, and national ads.
Off-screen and runway, she loves aerial gymnastics, golf, cycling, skiing, and travel. In addition, she is known for her philanthropic work, supporting various charitable organizations and noble causes that make a difference. Stephanie is currently a Senior Records Analyst for Image Capture and Record Management for the Department of Defense. During her spare time, she gives back to the community by volunteering as a crisis counselor, librarian assistant, and Alive! Alexandria event coordinator. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University and founded the Ambassadors of Hope at ASU. She was first runner-up as Ms. Virginia and Ms. Baltimore two years and is currently the reigning Ms. Alexandria.