Beauty Pageants Sell and You Buy Now with Miss USA @ Queenly Formawear Search Engine Market Place

National Director Crystle Stewart's New Gift of the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant system

Pageant Fans Can Wear a GOWN previously worn by one of their favorite beauty queens, Just Shop ONLINE Miss USA Stuff @Queenly!!!

Queenly, the leading marketplace and search engine for the formalwear industry, will continue their mission of empowering women, through partnership with Miss USA

Miss USA & Queenly Announce First of its Kind Partnership

The Miss USA + Queenly Collaboration is the partnership to include a social media campaign, friends and family promotional codes for pageant contestants, a Queenly presence at upcoming Miss USA and Miss Teen USA shows and VIP seats to each show.

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Miss USA and Queenly announce a new partnership to help people everywhere find the formalwear of their dreams. Miss USA contestants will have easier access to Queenly's website and app where they can sell - and buy - pageant and formal wear. And pageant fans can wear a gown previously worn by one of their favorite beauty queens! 

The partnership has been spearheaded by the National Director of the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant system, Crystle Stewart, who is passionate about female empowerment and inclusion.

"We are thrilled to partner with this amazing company. We believe in the concept, and its ability to transform the pageant and formal wear resale market," says Stewart.

Stewart, who was also Miss USA 2008, has her own closet of exquisite pageant and formal dresses on Queenly. She will be donating the proceeds to The Crystle Stewart Foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to empower young women through life skills training. She also made headlines last year as the first Black woman and person to ever hold the licensing rights to Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.

The Queenly website and app also boasts closets from many other pageant winners, including Sarah Rose Summers, Miss USA 2018 and Gina Mellish, Miss New Jersey USA 2020.

"We are so excited to be working with Miss USA and Miss Teen USA," says Queenly CEO Trisha Bantigue. "Queenly strives to help women empower other women and through our expertise in fashion and engineering, we can help everybody find the perfect dress."

The partnership will also include a social media campaign, friends and family promotional codes for pageant contestants, a Queenly presence at upcoming Miss USA and Miss Teen USA shows and VIP seats to each show. 

About Queenly
Queenly is the leading marketplace and search engine for the formalwear industry. Founded in 2019, Queenly is the best place to find the exact dress you need for your prom, wedding, or other special occasions. The company finds a home in a diverse and inclusive community of queens trying to push the boundaries of what it means to feel beautiful and confident in the modern age.

Follow Queenly on Official Website: https://queenly.com/ , InstagramTwitter and Pinterest.

About Miss USA Organization 
The MISS Brand, d/b/a Miss USA Organization, is licensed by IMG/Universe. The Miss USA Organization annually produces the Miss USA® and the Miss Teen USA® Pageants. State Miss USA and State Teen USA Pageants are held in all 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia. The winner of the Miss USA Pageant competes in the annual Miss Universe Pageant.

Female-founded Queenly is using their ML-driven search engine and computer vision technology to reimagine the $15B formalwear industry

Cofounders Trisha Bantigue and Kathy Zhou have combined their national & international pageant experiences and professional domain expertise to build Queenly.

Queenly Raised $6.3M in Funding Led by Andreessen Horowitz

Female-founded Queenly is using their ML-driven search engine and computer vision technology to reimagine the $15B formalwear industry

SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Queenly, the leading marketplace and search engine for the formalwear industry, announced today that it raised $6.3 million in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, bringing their total funding to date to $7.1 million.

By leveraging a proprietary ML-driven search engine and computer vision technology, Queenly is tackling the large, underserved formalwear market--a market that has survived decades, even the recent pandemic, with little to no disruption from Silicon Valley. The formalwear market in North America is currently a $15B industry, with substantial additional value being created and exchanged offline. In the US, "prom season" alone gives way to a $4B industry every year.

 

By combining a personalized, resale marketplace experience with small-business sales and data analytic tools, Queenly provides the industry its first comprehensive search engine for the formalwear industry. Cofounders Trisha Bantigue and Kathy Zhou have combined their national & international pageant experiences and professional domain expertise to build Queenly. 

Queenly categorizes dresses through their computer vision and machine learning system, built in-house by Zhou, who also engineered and launched the company's iOS, Android, and website. The company has proven its resilience after the pandemic by growing to over 125,000 users, 60,000+ unique dresses listed on their platform, and a total inventory value of $15 million.

The recent funding from the leading venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) will help the company grow their team to keep up with industry demand and efficiently scale out their operations and engineering features. Connie Chan, general partner at Andreeseen Horowitz, led the round for the firm. 

To date, Queenly has raised $7.1 million in funding with investors that include Y Combinator, The House Fund, Interlace Ventures, Dragon Capital, NextView Ventures, MyAsiaVC and Shakti Venture Capital. Queenly also has A-list angel investors such as the former CTO of Uber, Thuan Pham, CPO of Uber, Manik Gupta, CEO of Lambda School, Austen Allred, CEO & cofounder of Mercari, Ryo Ishizuka, CEO of FitBit, James Park, CMO & cofounder of ScentBird, Rachel ten Brink, and the cofounders of Caviar, Jason Wang, Shawn Tsao, and Andy Zhang.