Ms. Worldwide United 2017-2018
Rosanne Plante was crowned Ms. Worldwide United 2017-2018 is an attorney, legal consultant, and enjoys gardening, antiquing and crafting in her spare time. She also devotes her time and talents to numerous professional and charitable organizations. Plante is a certified Iowa Master Gardener since 2004, having been awarded 10 year and 500+ community service hours lifetime achievement awards. In addition, she serves as the Iowa Ambassador of Hope for the national Tiaras of Hope organization, is the legal advisor for the Miss Nationwide Foundation and Pageant, and is the former Mrs. Iowa International 2016. She is also a new and outspoken advocate for the survivors of traumatic brain injury since her husband sustained such an injury in November of 2016. She has been her husband’s sole caregiver and support.
During her reign as Ms. Worldwide United 2017, Plante will continue her work with the “Green Ambassador” program she launched during her reign as Mrs. Iowa International 2016. The mission of the Green Ambassadors is to link home gardeners with excess produce to soup kitchens and food pantries that help feed the hungry. She works extensively with the Sioux City Gospel Mission to promote the program. She has over 100 individuals and families in 5 states that contribute fresh garden produce to those in need. To date, the program has contributed over 2,500 pounds to those in need.
“I am honored and thrilled to represent my local community, state of Iowa, and now nation as Ms. Worldwide United 2017,” said Plante. “My year of service will be dedicated to my passions of horticulture education, raising awareness about how each individual can contribute to ending hunger in their community, and using gardening as a therapy for recovery and rehabilitation.”
Rosanne has been married to her husband Chad for 3 years. Chad holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management from Bellevue University and is an avid antique tractor collector. They are proud pet parents to their rescue dog, Princess Bella. Chad and Rosanne own a beautiful country home and 10 acres in Hinton, Iowa. They enjoy opening their gardens each summer to host local garden tours and an annual Plante Fall Festival.