The current Mrs. United States, Brea Estep, could make a stop in Asheboro this Saturday as part of a fashion exhibit put on by an Asheboro-born entrepreneur.
A self-described artist, Tyler Brueilly partnered with a number of local businesses, including The Exchange, to put on the show, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 204 South Fayetteville St. in Asheboro.
Saturday’s event is the second of its kind. Last year, Brueilly held a show as part of Small Business Saturday. He chose this weekend to hold his second show because it coincided with the beginning of summer.
“For the summer line reveal, I wanted to extend what we did previously and totally enhance the experience with more models, more designs, more performances, a more focused menu for brunch, while I incorporated more of my other art forms, particularly music…” Brueilly said, adding that the event will also showcase some of his original music.
Brueilly adds it isn’t only his art that will be showcased.
“The whole event which will be reoccurring is beginning to evolve into something that could become a staple of the art community in the area and hopefully become a catalyst for other Asheboro area artists who don’t necessarily feel they have an outlet to show off their art in a different more modern way,” Brueilly said.
He later added that while Asheboro is changing, he feels events like his can help it change for the better.
“In ways, Asheboro is progressing at a great speed, but when it comes to the art community, it’s still stuck in the past,” Brueilly said. “I want to help change that and I believe events like mine will help bring that change.”
He added that many of the participating models are also pageant participants. He felt that inviting Mrs. United States Brea Estep was appropriate.
“There were a handful of the models who were winners/crown wearers of various pageants in North Carolina, and they really helped mold the November showcase into what I envisioned it should be, so I thought, who better than the Mrs.United States as our Guest Of Honor for this event to motivate and encourage these young women,” Brueilly said. “So we are excited and proud to bring Brea Sharron Estep to Asheboro.”
Estep won the Mrs. North Carolina crown back in 2021 before moving on to secure the national title.
The event is free and open to the public.
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