SOUTHBOROUGH – Nicole Sigler is no ordinary mom.
When she’s not raising her daughter Isabella, exercising or working on a children’s book, she competes in beauty pageants.
Sigler recently ventured to Las Vegas, Nev., to compete in the Mrs. America Pageant.
She began competing in beauty pageants when she was 16. She’s competed in about 20 pageants, and she has been crowned in eight.
Sigler enjoys competing in pageants because she “loves people” and gets the opportunity to meet other competitors from around the nation.
“My favorite thing about pageantry is forming new friendships and just making memories,” Sigler said.
New to Southborough
As Sigler sees it, a person is beautiful when they are confidently themselves, kind and caring.
She is new to town as she moved to Southborough two years ago from Kingston.
As Sigler grew up in a busy city, she said she enjoys living in Southborough as it is more calm.
“The people are just so friendly,” Sigler said. “Everyone waves hello when they see you, whether they know you or not. The people are really amazing. It’s a very tight-knit community. I didn’t have that growing up, so I really love that.”
Off stage, Sigler spends her time at F45 Training working as a personal trainer, a job she said allows her to “escape from her everyday life.”
An avid reader and writer, she wrote a children’s book titled “Hi, I’m Rosie!” two years ago. The book is aimed at helping children to have a better understanding of what it is like for those who have autism and the challenges they face.
The books were motivated by her daughter Isabella, who is nicknamed Rosie and on the autism spectrum.
She said Isabella has not yet attended a competition as loud sounds, large crowds, and bright lights overwhelm her, but she is fascinated by the girliness of the pageants.
“She loves the glitz and glam of it all — the makeup and the crowns. She loves to wear my crown,” Sigler said.