Daja B. Dial
Evolution Fashion Show Host
Daja Dial is a native of Spartanburg, SC, and a graduate of Clemson University. She is a former Clemson All-Girl Cheerleader, student intern in the Clemson Football Department, and a former Miss Clemson University. Currently, Daja works in economic development for the Oconee Economic Alliance as the Marketing and Communications Manager.
In 2015, Daja was crowned Miss South Carolina and competed for the title of Miss America where she was a preliminary swimsuit winner, children’s miracle network miracle maker award winner, a STEM award finalist, and a top 7 finalist for the title of Miss America! Since then, Daja developed a non-profit organization and opened a studio gym with her partner CJ Davidson, called Tempo Sports Academy, which aims to empower youth and help people of all ages reach their fitness goals. Even after the crown Daja continues to travel and speak about her passions for changing the lives of youth and women’s empowerment!
Evolution Fashion Show Host
Lindley Mayer currently resides in Greenville, SC and is an entrepreneur, spokesmodel, community influencer, actress and dancer in the community. Lindley has always had a passion to entertain and perform and moved to Los Angeles where she resided for seven years to pursue her dancing and acting careers. She was blessed to work on projects such as; GLEE, The Oscar’s with Host Seth MacFarlane, Bunheads on ABC Family, America’s Got Talent, Victorious, performed for Lady Antebellum for the American Country Music Awards and more. Upon returning to Greenville she has continued her career in the entertainment industry and has worked on projects such as the Hunger Games, The Walking Dead as well as lead dancer on the ABC remake of Dirty Dancing. Lindley is currently the Benson Nissan commercial spokesperson, Marley Lilly/Monday Dress model and TALK Magazine Social Scene Contributor. She is the owner of Shock Dance in Mauldin, SC where she offers basic, intermediate, advanced and competitive levels of dance.
Lindley held the title of Miss South Carolina Teen in 2005 and Miss South Carolina United States 2016. She has always had a love for the pageant industry and designed the original custom Crown Purse. They can be customized to any color and size and she has enjoyed seeing her vision grow and her boxes be carried by several Miss America Contestants as well as other pageant systems. Through her pageant company, Crown Couture Collection, she also offers apparel, jewelry pageant coaching and more.
While she enjoys the entertainment life she has something else that is a HUGE part of her heart.She founded her non-profit (501c3) organization called L.A.D.Y Bugs Across America; Lindley’s Alliance for Disabled Youth, which was inspired by her two special needs siblings. She enjoys making a difference in the community and promoting kindness, inclusion and respect for not only her siblings but for ALL children living with disabilities. She has been able to raise over $150,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and looks forward to continuing to spread her message.
You can read and see more about Lindley’s professional career as well as her non-profit organization at www.LindleyMayer.com!
Justin Bowers has been a leading fitness professional in the Upstate for more than 13 years. He’s the go-to trainer for pageantry and models. Having won “Best Trainer in the Upstate” the last two years cements Justin as one of the top trainers in the Upstate. From living in his car to owning his own fitness boutique studio, Justin has persevered and become the best at what he does!