Paul Guess, on behalf of Guess & Company, has donated $21,000 to the Miss Arkansas pageant. The donation was raised through VIP ticket sales and early access to Guess & Company’s 2021 Christmas at the Warehouse Sale in Des Arc, Arkansas, which attracts more than 25,000 holiday shoppers from across seven states every year. As part of the donation, every Miss Arkansas participant will receive an individual scholarship on behalf of Guess & Company.


“It’s such an honor to give back to this outstanding organization which does so much to support the young women of our state and represent Arkansas at its best to the rest of the country,” said Guess, who is a past judge for the Miss Arkansas competition. “I’m also thankful for the men and women who helped make this happen by joining us for a special VIP night at the Christmas at the Warehouse Sale. Their ticket sales are helping to make the dreams of these young women come true.”


In addition to the donation, Guess joined Miss Arkansas and Miss Arkansas Teen participants for a presentation on leadership and the importance of remaining true to oneself. In addition to Guess & Company and the annual Christmas at the Warehouse Sale, Guess established luxury candle brand Lux Fragrances in his hometown of Des Arc and launched Deck the Halls Y’all, a wholesale holiday decor line. In 2021, he also launched Paul Guess Live, a live streaming lifestyle program to share the art of creating memorable holiday moments and other sources of inspiration with others across the country.


Founded in 1932, the Miss Arkansas and Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen Scholarship Organization is dedicated to providing scholarships for young women to continue their education. Over the last five years, the organization has awarded more than $1-million to candidates. The final 2022 Miss Arkansas pageant takes place June 18 at the Robinson Center in Little Rock.