Meet our Hosts

Hampton Thomas at Miss Abilities 2018

Hampton Thomas at Miss Abilities 2018

Hampton Thomas has been the main host of Miss Abilities since it was founded in 2015. He is the owner of Special Occasions Entertainment. A mobile DJ company dedicated to making your event a one of a kind celebration.

Starting his 17th year as a DJ/MC, Hampton continues to hone his craft by attending conferences and seminars, reading, watching videos, networking with other Wedding Professionals, and practice, practice, practice.

To learn more, visit www.specialoccasionsdj.com.


Julie Vranches is the reigning America’s National Teenager. She is the founder of Teens Pay It Forward, a community service driven charity that motivates and mobilizes teens to get involved in their communities. She is a journalism studies student at Liberty University and holds a 4.0 GPA. She enjoys acting, cinematic arts and was recently cast in a feature film that will be introduced at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Some of Julie’s honors include the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence; recipient of the American Citizen Award; National Society of High School Scholars Virginia State Ambassador; awarded both President’s Volunteer Service Silver and Gold Medals; National Youth Activist Award nominee; and the recipient of the Charlotte H. Humphries Legacy Award. Julie will travel across the country during her year of service as America’s National Teenager and educate audiences about ANTSO, it’s service mission and her personal platform, Teen’s Pay It Forward!

Julie Vranches, America’s National Teenager 2018

Julie Vranches, America’s National Teenager 2018