PEOPLE’S CHOICE – Ms Senior Universe 2020
While competing, Nicole selflessly worked and coached the other contestants – all of which excelled and have become nominees.
Talent: Vocal & Dance: “The Christmas Waltz”.
Interests: Pageant judge, coach & director. She has performed in theater arts as vocalist, dancer and choreographer. She provided many organizations with fund raising opportunities. She designs jewelry & Derby Hats and is a Professional fitness trainer.
Community Service: Community leader for her work with Veterans, Seniors & children with special needs. Recognized for raising funds for many community silent auctions. Pageantry has opened many doors for opportunities for her to contribute to the needs of others.
Awards & Accomplishments: Ms. Senior Nevada America; Mrs. Nevada United States 2018; Mrs. United States Congeniality; One of 5 to hold Gold Certifications from American Council on Exercise in Group Exercise, Personal Training and health training.
Yes, "people needing people" is a song lyric, but much more to me! Encouraging the gathering of like minded individuals to pursue a shared interest creates a tribe, a family, a faith that together is more powerful than alone. As an educator in the performing arts, I search for ways to make the dreams of others come true. The voice as an actor or vocalist is the essence of one’s heart and personality. Finding that voice is a way to embrace an individual and support them to reach for their dreams. This is the place where listening and observing how to develop the talents of others as a director in the performing arts, how to contribute to community charity events and how to raise funds for Seniors, Veterans and children with special needs is where my heart lives. "Being visible is a basic human desire and what you do to magnify the importance of others is the gift you give the world and ultimately yourself!” Nicole Duffel, philosophy of life quote from Ms Senior Universe 2020
- Prime View - Las Vegas Review Journal “Ageless Champions Community Achievement Award” 2006
- Certificate of Appreciation for support of the Silver Lotus Awards - Asian American and Pacific Islander
- Democratic Caucus, Nevada State Senator Pat Spearman
- Commendation for the City of Henderson - Ms Senior Nevada 2012 - Mayor Andy Hafen
- Certificate of Appreciation for support of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 12, Commander Ramiro Parocua
- Barry Friedman Memorial Award 2015 for inspiration and dedication to the Sun city Anthem Performing Arts Club
- Ms Congeniality 2015, Mrs United States National Pageant
- Foundation Assisting Seniors
- Nevada Senior Games - Dance Division Coordinator
- International Culture Connections Club - performance and fund raising
- Sun City Anthem Women Club - fund raising
- St Francis of Assisi - fund raising