Mission Statement


The Miss Day of Portugal Pageant represents the pride and tradition of our Portuguese heritage by promoting self-confidence and self-esteem in our young women while fostering respect and encouraging individualism in a fun and engaging environment.

2019 Miss Day of Portugal

Congratulations to our winners and all our contestants!

Miss Senior Dia de Portugal 2019

Aryanna Goulart 

Miss Junior Dia de Portugal 2019

Gianna DaSilva

Miss Juvenil Dia de Portugal 2019

Sedona Gomes Jackson

Miss Mini Juvenil Dia de Portugal 2019

Angelica Faria 

Miss Mini Dia de Portugal 2019

Lillyana Matarese

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Suzette Vieira Sousa
Contact: suzette.sousa@ridayofportugal.org
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Pageant Coordinator: Suzette Vieira Sousa

Suzette Vieira Sousa was born and raised in Rhode Island. She is a first generation Luso-American born to parents from the Azores Islands. Her father, Gilberto Vieira, is from the fishing village of São Mateus, Terceira while her mother, Liberta Vieira, is from the capital city of Vila do Porto, Santa Maria. 

Not being able to speak English well as a child, she was enrolled in Catholic schools where she practiced the English language along with French. She also loved PBS children’s shows because she learned many English basics. 

In 2013 she competed as Mrs. East Providence and placed as a finalist in the Mrs. Rhode Island America pageant. She later went on to compete at Ms. New England States, a charitable pageant, using Alzheimer’s education as her platform. She now is the current Ms. Pawtucket, competing in June for the title of Ms. For Rhode Island where the winner will compete alongside Mrs. Rhode Island at the prestigious Mrs. America pageant later in the year. 

Suzette holds a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing with High Honors and a minor in French from the University of Rhode Island. She is certified in critical care nursing and played a part in the Critical Care Consortium of Rhode Island along with her own scholarly article she wrote on pain management. She currently is a Nursing Supervisor at Roger Williams Medical Center and resides in Pawtucket with her 2 beautiful daughters Victoria (13) and Sophia (10).

Miss Dia de Portugal Sponsors:
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CVS Health

Taunton Ave Bakery

Rosalina Restaurant


Marc Defang NYC

Inspirations by Crystal Teal

Brent & Bree
Kayla Resendes- Rosa's Hair Salon

Nelson Rego

Dina's Cranston

António David- The Portuguese Channel

O Jornal

Portuguese Times


John Medeiros Jewelry

Connie Ackroyd-Mary Kay Cosmetics

FGX International

Dave's Market

Day of Portugal and Portuguese Heritage in RI, Inc.

P.O. Box 9464, Providence, Rhode Island 02940

Day of Portugal and Portuguese Heritage in RI, Inc. (DBA RI Day of Portugal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the IRS Code and  incorporated under the laws of the State of Rhode Island. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and will be acknowledged. IRS Tax ID# 20-8285748

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