The Dec. 28 ceremony was held at Cariera's Cucina Italiana, 6565 North Telegraph Rd. in Dearborn Heights, with only family and close friends invited.
SLIDESHOW: Photos from Ms. Michigan crowning ceremony.
She will now go on to compete in the Ms. America contest, representing Michigan. The pageant is open to women 26 years of age and up who are single, divorced or married.
Unlike what would be expected, there was no pageantry, only a speech that lasted about a minute from Adams, before her son and daughter placed the sash and crown on her.
“Most people have a dignitary like the mayor crown them,” Adams said. “I couldn’t think of anything better than having my kids do it.”
The selection process included an application and phone interview since there is no official Ms. Michigan contest.
“Rachael Adams really left a positive impression on our judges and we are thrilled to have her representing Michigan at the 2015 Ms. America Pageant finals this August in Brea, California,” said Susan Jeske, Pageant CEO.
The national pageant will consist of four rounds, Interview, Sportswear, Evening Gown and On-Stage Interview, which will have each contestant scored with an eventual winner being crowned.
“I’m excited to be awarded the title of Ms. Michigan,” Adams said, “not only will I be able to inspire others to join me in creating a difference in our community, but it gives me the opportunity to be a role model for young girls and to promote inner beauty which is what is most important!”
Adams, who grew up in Dearborn Heights, is a University of Michigan-Dearborn graduate and the current ambassador for the Ride for Autism.
In addition to earning her marketing degree from UM-D, she also played on the varsity basketball team and was in the Emerging Leaders Program at the school.
When not volunteering, Adams is a model, actress and entrepreneur, who opened her own commercial painting company upon graduating high school.
She promotes “Creating a Difference” and is involved in many charities. However, what is most important to Adams, is family. The mother of four, makes time to be a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader, a basketball coach and cheerleading coach.
The pageant will award over $40,000 in gifts and prizes during the national finals. The pageant will take place in Aug. at the Curtis Theater in Brea, California.
For further information about the pageant visit the website MsAmericaPageant.com.