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Welcome to Pageant Planet's Podcast! Here you will discover everything you need to win the crown of your dreams. Each episode we interview experts in all categories (PreTeen, Teen, General) and give you the insights to help you win. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Welcome to Pageant Planet's Podcast! Here you will discover everything you need to win the crown of your dreams. Each episode we interview experts in all categories (PreTeen, Teen, General) and give you the insights to help you win. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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An Entrepreneur’s Must Have!

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Entrepreneurs will find applicable advice to apply toward’s their success. Steven and Jess offer real life and real time coaching for any pageant Queen or businesswoman who are serious about wanting to impact the world in a positive way. As a small business owner who’s loved pageants since 1996, I really appreciate the passion they have to bless women worldwide. Thank y’all!

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Best content regarding Pageantry!

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73 Ratings
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67
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An Entrepreneur’s Must Have!

By sweettnancy - Apr 29 2020
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Entrepreneurs will find applicable advice to apply toward’s their success. Steven and Jess offer real life and real time coaching for any pageant Queen or businesswoman who are serious about wanting to impact the world in a positive way. As a small business owner who’s loved pageants since 1996, I really appreciate the passion they have to bless women worldwide. Thank y’all!

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By lizzmolinar - Aug 09 2018
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Best content regarding Pageantry!
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Pageant Planet

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Welcome to Pageant Planet's Podcast! Here you will discover everything you need to win the crown of your dreams. Each episode we interview experts in all categories (PreTeen, Teen, General) and give you the insights to help you win. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Rank #1: How to Get in Control of Your Interview

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Description: Getting control of your interview will help you score better and create an environment that has more predictable questions and conversation. In this episode, we share 3 strategies that will help you gain control of your interview. Oh, and for convenience here are the links mentioned in this episode:

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Dec 11 2017

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Rank #2: 5 Thoughts ALL Pageant Judges Think

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This episode goes deep into the two fundamental truths about the people deciding your pageant fate. First, judges are real people too. Second, judging is extremely hard. In this episode, Jesse and Steven break down common thoughts shared by all pageant judges when they are scoring and choosing their winner. 

After listening to this you’ll have an understanding of what’s happening inside the judges' room so that you can be better equipped to win the competition.

This week's promotional item is our pageant prep membership! Click to discover how you can unlock the power of our messaging portal to access verified coaches from every system and country who are ready to help you win the crown!

Because you are interested in this episode, you might also be interested in reading How Do Judges Score Beauty Pageants or Top 25 Pageant Questions Asked by Judges (in Every Pageant).

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Sep 14 2019

37mins

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Rank #3: 6 Reasons Why You Are Not Winning

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Have you competed in a pageant or several pageants and are confused as to why you're not winning the crown? Listen in on this week's episode to discover why you might not be placing as high as you think that you should. 

Here is the link to sign up for our daily recap email as described in today's promo: https://eh208.infusionsoft.com/app/form/daily

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Feb 12 2018

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Rank #4: 5 Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Favorite to Win

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We have done so many podcasts about being the contestant who is trying to mentally prepare to overcome the stigma of the runner up or the high performing transfer of another system.

But, today we are saying... first runner up, or perpetual top 5 finisher... we see you and are here for you.

It is a huge mental conundrum to be able to finish so close and then do it all again. What do you keep the same, what do you change, was it a fluke, is it your time?!

So we have put together five of our favorite dos and don’ts if you are coming off a hot pageant season and are looking for your crown.

Listen in as Jesse & Steven discuss the 5 dos and don’ts of being a favorite to win.  

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Dec 07 2019

27mins

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Rank #5: How to Win Your Next Pageant Interview with Deb Sofield

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Deb Sofield is an award-winning speaker, author of the bookSpeak without Fear, and radio talk show host of ~ Encouragement forYour Life. She is an “executive speech and corporate presentationscoach” in the areas of public speaking, presentation skills andmedia skills and winning pageant interview coach who understandsthe interview process. She has winners at the local, state,national and International levels of all the major systems in thestates.

What is the biggest mistake you see pageant girls making in thearea of interview?What is the best way to prepare for interview? Take us through yourprocess of coaching…How do you help your clients mentally prepare forinterview? What are your recommendations for controlling nerves?What are your tips for making a positive first impression?How important is body language during the interview?Is it possible for pageant girls to be in control of theinterview?How do you help girls connect with the judges and Is it easier toconnect with the judges if it is one-on-one style vs. panel?What if there is a difficult judge, one you just can’t seem to makea connection with? What do you recommend?What if you are asked a question in interview that you don’t knowthe answer to?How do you help your clients keep up with major news stories andcurrent events?What is your best piece of advice for all of those girls outthere hoping to win the crown?

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May 16 2016

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Rank #6: How to Win Any Pageant in the World on the First Try

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In this episode, Steven and Jesse discuss the preparation process - how to prepare correctly, pitfalls to stay away from, and what you should be doing after you win the crown. 

This week's promo is to become our Titleholder of the Day! Here's the link with all of the information: https://shop.pageantplanet.com/product/titleholder-of-the-day-feature/

A special thanks to the following for contributing to this week's episode:

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Jan 15 2019

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Rank #7: Quarantine Pageant Strategies [for Contestants & Businesses]

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This is a special edition episode where we will cover how to respond as a titleholder, contestant and business during these unique times in our shared history. Never before has a single event impacted the world so unilaterally. All industries are being impacted by the coronavirus and in this episode we cover: 

  • Ideas for digital appearances
  • How to develop relationships with sponsors
  • Saving money strategies
  • Government funds that are available to businesses
  • …and a whole lot more. 

This hour long podcast covers specific strategies to help YOU! Enjoy and pass along to those whom you know are struggling with what to do during these challenging times. 

Resources covered in this episode:

  • For a limited time only book a 1:1 mock interview with a former Miss USA or Miss America for only $20! Click Celeb Sesh to book now. The link will disappear when all sessions have been booked.
  • Pageant Prep. Paid daily mentoring program compete with Mock Interviews, 1:1 coaching sessions, and access to a hidden portal.
  • Pageant Questions. 233 free pageant interview questions to help you prepare for interview.

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Mar 28 2020

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Rank #8: How to Show Personality On-Stage

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Are you looking for a way to showcase your personality on stage to make a favorable impression on the judges? If so, then you're going to love this episode featuring Kendra Hale, USA National Miss 2017 who shares with Jesse and Steven how she showcased her personality and won the National Title.

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Oct 09 2017

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Rank #9: Miss USA 2019: Analyzed Trends that Will Help You Succeed

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As a contestant, you should not watch pageants like Miss USA, you should be analyzing them and looking for trends that you can capitalize on when competing for the crown. In this episode, we break down the Miss USA 2019 pageant to uncover trends that will help succeed in winning the crown. 

Because you are interested in this episode you might also be interested in reading statistical data on Miss USA. We have broken down average height, eye color, race and zodiac signs of all former Miss USAs. Visit, Miss USA Pageant to read more.

This week's promotional item can be found by visiting, Pageant Swag. Get 25% off with the discount code: APPAREL25

Special thank you to @abasinger_422@abbie_davis and @zariaacarter for contributing to the episode! 

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May 04 2019

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Rank #10: 5 Hairstyles Every Contestant Must Learn

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Listen to discover the five pageant hairstyles that every contestant and parent should learn in order to guarantee a successful reign. These hairstyles are the five that can be worn throughout every phase of competition and any appearance. Mastering these is your first step to mastering your image.

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Apr 23 2018

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Rank #11: 7 Pageant Cliches to Avoid When Competing

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Using pageant cliches can make you sound like a "Pageant Patty" and ultimately hurt your scores. In this podcast Steven & Jesse talk about common pageant sayings and discuss why they are used and how to avoid them. 

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Sep 18 2017

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Rank #12: Overdone Pageant Trends

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It’s no secret that many of our listeners and followers are novices in the industry. Sometimes newer contestants will see or hear a trend, latch onto it and replicate it - not realizing when they do it, it will be the millionth time a judge will have seen it. 

So, today, we are going to be discussing some overdone trends we have seen over the past few years and how to avoid them. 

I think it is important to note that there are exceptions to every single one of these where someone has been successful with them. It even may be the right thing for YOU, but we want to make you aware, and then the decision is up to you.

We’ve separated these into two sections - the appearance section, what you wear and how you look - and the interview section, common phrases. We will also provide you with alternatives!  

This week's promotional item is our new course titled, Pageant Dictionary. This course covers common phrases in pageantry that newbies or veterans may not be aware of. How many do you know? 

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Jul 13 2019

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Rank #13: Unexpected Places To Shop For Pageant Wardrobe

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Pageant shopping can be one of the most fun parts of competing in a pageant! However, it can also be a source of frustration if you feel like you just can't find that one piece you picture yourself in, or you feel like everything you find has been seen a thousand times before!

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Apr 16 2018

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Rank #14: How to Standout During Opening Number

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Are you curious about how to standout during opening number? Do you want to know how to quickly learn your routine? Listen in as Jesse and Steven share their pet peeves and discuss how to succeed during opening number! 

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Sep 25 2017

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Rank #15: How to Calm Your Nerves During a Pageant

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Everyone gets nervous. And everyone gets nervous for different reasons. In this episode Jesse & Steven share tips from Pageant Planet listeners on how they calm their nerves before various phases of competition. Listen in and learn how contestants just like you keep calm and win the crown. 

Here is the link to our comprehensive article on pageant interview: https://www.pageantplanet.com/article/how-to-succeed-in-pageant-interview

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Aug 13 2018

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Rank #16: What are the Warning Signs of a Rigged Pageant

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Are you interested in competing in a pageant but you're not 100% if that pageant is legit? Are you curious how you can spot a "sketchy" pageant and where you can discover reputable pageants? Then you are going to want to listen to "What are the Warning Signs of a Rigged Pageant".

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Nov 14 2016

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Rank #17: How To Create The Best You To Win The Crown

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Download to listen to Hester Fletcher of Final Touch Consulting talk about how you can create the best version of yourself to win the crown. The show is loaded with tips that will help you succeed in pageantry!

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Jan 02 2017

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Rank #18: 5 Tips for Finding & Winning a New Pageant

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Winning a pageant is both an art & a science. The art of winning a pageant is presented fashion and in the conversation of interview. The “science” of winning a pageant is in the pageant you choose and the team you surround yourself with while you compete. This episode focuses on finding the best pageant based on your skill set.

Listen in as Jesse & Steven discuss 5 different strategies for finding and winning in a new pageant system.  

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Because you are interested in this episode you might also be interested in,101 Pageant Tips (for First Time Contestants).

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Nov 23 2019

29mins

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Rank #19: Our 5 Favorite Makeup Tips (They are not what you think)

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Listen in as Steven and Jesse discuss their top 5 favorite pageant makeup tips. In this episode, they cover tools and practices that will help you look your best on and off the stage! This episode is brought to you by Sherri Jesse. Visit, http://shop.thepageantplanet.com/shop/pageant-makeup/sherri-jessee-organizing-makeup-bag/ to see her super cute makeup bag and listen to this week's promo to discover why it's unique! 

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Apr 02 2018

34mins

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Rank #20: 4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Competing

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Regardless if you just started competing or if you've been competing for years this episode will outline practical tips and strategies that will help you evolve as a competitor and get closer to winning the crown. 

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Oct 01 2018

43mins

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Gazini Ganados: Miss Universe Philippines, Model, Elderly Rights

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You probably remember Gazini Ganados as being the reigning Binibining Pilipinas 2019 queen. Gazini won the title and this allowed her to represent the Philippines at the 2019 Miss Universe Pageant.

Gazini’s journey begins in Dapitan City in the Philippines. In sixth grade her family moved to Cebu where she spent most of her life. 

Growing up without a father figure allowed Gazini to hold a higher respect for her grandfather and grandmother. They stepped in to help raise her and taught her how precious life is. 

Gazini’s pageant journey took her to the Miss World Philippines 2014 pageant. In 2015, she represented Sinulog Festival in Cebu and finished as the second runner-up and the following year she was crowned Miss Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation INC. After this she joined Miss Pearl in the Philippines and won the Best in Regional Costume. 

The next year Gazini joined Miss Bohol and finished as the first runner-up. 

To learn more about Gazini Ganados listen to this week’s podcast. 

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Aug 08 2020

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Corrin Stellakis: Earth USA, Teen USA, Work Ethic

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Corrin Stellakis grew up in a very small town called Bridgeport on a family owned horse farm. If you think having pets teaches children about responsibility at a young age, you can multiply that amount by 10 when it comes to taking care of animals on a farm.

She grew up mucking stalls, cleaning water buckets, and riding horses daily. Her and her mother began an after-school horse program called “A Horse of Course”. There were lessons and programs for kids available, and Corrin loved sharing her passion for horses to other young souls. At the age of 12 she joined an interscholastic equestrian team and was able to compete all over the United States. 

Corrin also had a very unique experience when it came to siblings since her family was involved in a foster care program for about four years. Corrin Stellakis had two biological brothers and about 17 foster brothers and sisters growing up that her family opened up their home for. This was a great learning experience due to the responsibility it taught her and helped her grow up quickly through changing diapers to helping kids on heart monitors.

She attended Chittenango Highschool where she played varsity volleyball. Something she learned through playing a team-based sport was how to win together, and how to lose together. Corrin also always felt that her team was winners because of the character they showed on the court. They would leave their blood, sweat, and tears just to ensure they gave it their all. 

High school was a pivotal moment in Corrin’s pageant career as well. Her school was home of L Frank Baum, the author of the ‘Wonderful Wizard of Oz’. In 2012, Corrin won the Miss Jr. Oz title, which was enough experience in itself to propel her to compete at Miss New York Teen USA 2014.

To learn more about Corrin Stellakis listen to this week’s podcast. 

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Aug 01 2020

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Alyssa Klinzing: Chasing Dreams

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Alyssa Klinzing is a seasoned pageant contestant and queen, and she is one of those girls you will always get excited to see on stage. Alyssa has competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant, Miss Kansas’s Outstanding Teen, Teen Miss Earth United States, Miss California USA, Miss Kansas USA, and at Miss USA 2019. 

In 1997, Alyssa was born and raised in Modesto California. She lived in Northern California, then Long Beach, and then Boston before moving to Kansas. She attended Olathe North High School in Kansas. Alyssa’s natural beauty queen abilities were evident in high school. She was crowned the Homecoming Princess representing the class of 2016. 

She began her pageant journey in 2012 and is still planning on competing in the near future! Alyssa is a professional model with a degree in political science. She wow-ed the audience at Miss USA 2019 with her beauty and brains. She emphasizes how important it is for women to be represented in politics. 

Like many of the best, Alyssa has a great deal of volunteer service under her sparkly rhinestone pageant belt. She has advocated against bullying, domestic violence, and continuously promotes environmentally friendly initiatives as well as volunteerism through Girl Scouts. 

She has many unique qualities and talents including playing the Violin, she knows American Sign Language and Signing Exact English. 

To learn more about Alyssa Klinzing listen to this week’s podcast. 

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Jul 25 2020

27mins

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Riza Santos: Self Discovery & Personal Growth

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Riza Santos is one of the few contestants to ever go to Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Earth! She was born in a rural town in Alberta and grew up in Calgary, a larger city in the province of Alberta. She grew up in a culturally diverse family, and is a mix of Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino. This allowed her to look at her life and travels as an opportunity to live out her natural curiosity and drive for experience. 

Early in life, she was taught the value of critical thought and the pursuit of knowledge. Riza was well-influenced by her parents, who were immigrants, and her grandparents.

Riza also lived in the Philippines for a while working alongside the Canadian International Development Agency through the PEARL Project. While residing in the Philippines, Riza Joined Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 and was proclaimed as the second place in the show in 2007 after gardening half a million votes. Pinoy Big Brother is similar to our culture's reality show ‘Big Brother’ and Riza received significant press and popularity from this experience. 

To learn more about Riza Santos listen to this week’s podcast. 

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Jul 18 2020

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Amanda Moreno Young: Persistence Pays

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Amanda Moreno has been in the pageant industry for over 19 years. She has made her way around the block through competing in pageant competitions and now she is using her years of experience to coach young princesses on how to become pageant queens.

Some of her own crowning accomplishments include winning National All-American Miss 2011-2012 and Miss International 2016. Understandably she has the perfect personal insight in these, and many other systems in the United States, to help women win these titles too. Some of these women include Ava Hill Miss International 2019 and Ashlee Nelson National American Miss 2019-2020.

Amanda was born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, which is known for having a variety of pageants for girls of all ages. Growing up, Amanda described herself as being a tomboy. She loved playing soccer, softball and many sports. Her Colombian family roots instilled a love for soccer especially when she was young. 

Although she was a tomboy on the outside, her heart was filled with princess-like dreams. This probably stemmed from her family’s annual trips to Walt Disney ever since she was three years old. Christmas time was one of the best for the Moreno family since they were able to spend time in the most magical place in the world. Amanda’s love of Walt Disney inspired her to name her dog Walt Ray Moreno!

One of the most characteristic things about Amanda when you see her is her bright and joyful smile. Unfortunately, there were people who took her smile away at a young age. She was bullied a lot when she was younger about her weight, her hair, and everything else a young girl should not have to be concerned about. This led her to having very low self esteem, and eventually developing an eating disorder for three years. 

The pain she experienced at this time would be the catalyst to energize her to empower thousands of young women around the world to develop the skills to not face the same hardships she did. She just didn’t know this yet. 

To learn more about Amanda Moreno listen to this week’s podcast. 

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Jul 11 2020

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Sarah Rose Summers: National American Miss, Miss Teen USA, Miss USA

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Sarah Rose Summers is a Nebraskan beauty who has won the state titles of Miss Nebraska Teen USA and Miss Nebraska USA as well as the national title of National American Miss. But let’s be real, we all know her best for being the very first woman from Nebraska to win the title of Miss USA in 2018.

Her work as a Child Life Specialist helps her to be compassionate and understanding to people she meets both inside and outside of work. With her unique and caring perspective, she has been able to travel across the United States inspiring many.

Sarah Rose was born in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in Papillion. Omaha doesn’t exactly scream ‘Miss USA’ pageant community, but it did breed a great support system for Sarah Rose to grow up in. However, when you think about it, we’ve had a Miss America in Teresa Scanlan and a Miss USA from Nebraska in the last decade, which not many states can say.

Sarah grew up watching her mom try all of the diets, but then she joined a program where she learned to eat nutritious foods in healthy portions. She found a program that worked for her and lost 75 lbs. While Sarah was able to see her mom find success, this still impacted her mindset as a young girl when it came to eating and training when she joined the pageant world. 

Sarah Rose is extremely passionate about encouraging others to have a healthy relationship with food and fitness. Throughout her post-secondary studies she was working part-time as a pilates instructor and at Lululemon Athletica. 

To learn more about Sarah Rose Summers listen to this week’s podcast. 

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Jul 04 2020

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Mia Jones: Miss Delaware Teen USA, Miss Delaware USA, Miss Delaware Earth USA

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Mia Jones is a triple threat state titleholder after winning the titles of Miss Delaware Teen USA 2014, Miss Delaware USA 2017, and Miss Delaware Earth USA 2019. A graduate from Delaware State University, Mia graduated with a major in art education and now works as a middle school teacher. 

She experienced racism and bullying at a young age which is when she turned to art for comfort. She has been able to turn this therapeutic coping technique into a platform and a career to help other children express their internal creativity.

Mia’s life turned around when she realized she had talent, her education, and her story to share with others. This is when she found pageantry. 

To learn more about Mia Jones listen to this week’s podcast. 

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Jun 28 2020

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Dani Walker: Pageant Access, Miss MT USA, Coaching

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Dani Walker has over 10 years of experience competing in pageants in the National American Miss, Miss America and Miss USA state organizations.

The most notable thing about Dani’s pageant journey is the way she was able to overcome the adversities of coming from a low-income household. Dani is often featuring the reality of pageant costs as well as thrifty ways to compete and style yourself on a budget! Being the first to graduate college from her family, Dani is a communications specialist for her self-created pageant coaching business called Pageant Access

Now, Dani focuses on using her past experiences and knowledge to mentor girls on their pageant journey through online courses, practice resources, one-on-one coaching, Youtube tutorials and social media advice.

Listen in on this week’s episode to discover more about Dani Walker and how you can win the crown. 

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Jun 20 2020

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Black Lives Matter & Pageantry

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No matter where you are in the world, you have heard about the Black Lives Matter movement reaching new heights in the United States. This is due to a largely politicized case of a man named George Floyd being killed at the hands of the police during an arrest on video. This shed a light on continued challenges with police brutality and the black community. 

You might be thinking, “why is Pageant Planet covering this, they should stick to pageants”. 

Though, this issue has started in America, where we are based, the ripple effect has been felt globally. Depending on your pageant you could be asked about this in pageant interview, so this will help. Additionally, our goal is to serve the black women who compete in an overwhelmingly white industry, white contestants who want to become better allies and directors who may have some blind spots. 

To help with the conversation we have invited former Miss International and mental health counselor, Elise Banks. 

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Jun 15 2020

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Vanessa Lachey: Philippines, Miss Teen USA, Miss Universe

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Vanessa Lachey was born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines almost 40 years ago. She has an older brother, who is adopted.

Vanessa’s father was in the Air Force which meant they did not settle permanently into the places they travelled to. Vanessa calls her and her brother ‘Air Force brats’, which is a term used for military kids who travel constantly. Within her first nine years of schooling, Vanessa attended eight different schools. 

After over 10 years of military service, her family settled down in Charleston, South Carolina. Here, Vanessa was able to have a more stable school life. She was able to join cheerleading, compete in pageants and could enjoy living in one place. She went on to win the Miss Teen USA 

After her success in pageantry, she became a fashion-model for brands like BONGO Jeans and Flirt! Cosmetics. She appeared on magazine covers for SHAPE, Lucky and Maxim. Maxim also ranked Vanessa in its annual Hot 100 Issue several years in a row, ranking at #15 in 2006.

It was around this time that Vanessa also began her career on television, working on MTV and Entertainment Tonight. There is no doubt that her success in pageantry and in modeling gave her a great resume to become a successful TV actress, correspondent and host. 

While hosting MTVs Total Request Live, Vanessa interviewed a very famous Hollywood couple at the time, Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, regarding their relationship and show ‘Newlyweds’. Over the years, Vanessa and Nick would see each other through the media, but remained as acquaintances. Nick was very well known from his days as the front man in the boy band 98 Degrees

Listen in on this week’s episode to discover more about Vanessa Lachey and how you can win the crown. 

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Jun 13 2020

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Victoria Piekut: Miss PA USA, Entrepreneur, Overcoming

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Victoria Piekut will be representing her state as Pennsylvania at this year's Miss USA 2020 pageant. This will be the most popular and televised pageant Victoria will be competing in, but she has had many experiences in competing to prepare her for this journey.

Victoria has done very well for herself in the National American Miss and International Junior Miss pageants. She has won several titles and awards including a national and international talent award for singing opera. 

She has been practicing her talent since high school and it has given her the opportunity to stand out in pageants today. But, it’s her passion for business and entrepreneurial spirit had led her to being the co-founder and president of the Wight Elephant Boutique. This is a women's fashion boutique that specializes in providing unique, fun and timeless styles to women from clothing lines around the world.

Listen in on this week’s episode to discover more about Victoria Piekut and how you can win the crown. 

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Jun 06 2020

28mins

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Kaliegh Garris: Modeling, Uniqueness, Teen USA

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In this episode Jesse Ladoue and Steven Roddy, interview Kaliegh Garris, Miss Teen USA 2019. Throughout this interview Kaliegh talks about finding her uniqueness in high school and her pageant journey that led her to the Miss Teen USA stage. 

She attributes her winning to her finding and embracing her differences. After you listen to this podcast you will discover how you can capitalize on your differences to lead you to winning the crown. 

Listen in on this week’s episode to discover more about Kaliegh Garris and how you can win the crown. 

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May 30 2020

21mins

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Zozi Tunzi: Haters, Pursing Greatness, Winning Mindset

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In this episode Jesse Ladoue and Steven Roddy, interview Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe 2019. In this interview Zozi discusses what it’s like to be quarantined in New York and her journey from South Africa to Atlanta and then to New York. After this interview you will get to understand what makes Zozibini a success. 

Through her stories and practical pageant advice you will come to understand why she won Miss Universe and how you can win your dream title too. 

Listen in on this week’s episode to discover more about Zozibini. 

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  • Click, Find a Pageant to discover pageants that you qualify for near you!
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May 23 2020

31mins

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Cheslie Kryst: Miss USA, Oprah, Branding

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In this episode Jesse Ladoue and Steven Roddy interview Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA 2019. The interview covers a variety of topics including what’s it like being quarantined in the Miss Universe suite, most memorable and embarrassing moments as Miss USA. 

Additionally, Cheslie shares her best pageant tips, rubbing elbows with celebs like Oprah and how to use branding to set yourself apart and win over the judges. 

Listen in on this week’s episode to discover more about Cheslie. 

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  • Click Pageant Questions to download the questions used by Cheslie to prepare for Miss USA.
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May 16 2020

26mins

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Sarah Bazey: Mrs International, Manufacturer, American Pageants

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Sarah Bazey is identified as “One woman’s inspiring path from helicopter crash survivor to Mrs. International 2012.” She is a former pageant queen, a Harvard Business School graduate, and an accomplished business professional. You may have known this from her website www.sarahbazey.com, but we are going to learn more about her and how she became Mrs. International 2012 and the leader in manufacturing reinforced steel used in concrete paving throughout Canada and the United States.

Sarah had been competing in pageants since 1983. Sarah started her pageant journey with American Pageants when it was the Miss Teen of America organization. She purchased the program in 2014 and it was rebranded to American Pageants in 2017 when she expanded it to additional age divisions. 

Her first pageant was Miss Teen of Minnesota which she won. This opened up many opportunities for her when she learned the true beauty of pageantry is to better yourself, the people around you and to build lasting relationships. This allowed her to compete at Miss Teen of America in 1984 where she remained a finalist. 

After Sarah competed in Miss Teen of America, she went on to support the organization as a staff assistant and became close with the founder, Warren Alexander. He encouraged her to branch out and compete in the Miss America system. Her original talent was figure skating on plastic ice, however, when MAO established a time limit for set ups she had to find a different talent. Again it was Warren who suggested she try ventriloquism, which helped her win the Miss Metropolitan title.

To learn more about Sarah Bazey listen to this week’s episode. 

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May 09 2020

33mins

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6 Tips Needed to Win Your Virtual Pageant

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So many pageants are moving to a digital format in light of how the COVID-19 pandemic has turned all of our lives upside down. In light of this we thought doing a podcast specific on how to compete successfully on a digital stage would be wise. 

So, we have done our research and put together this episode to share what to consider when competing online and highlights equipment and strategies to implement when submitting your videos and going live to compete.  

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  • Click Free Pageant Questions to download our 233 free pageant questions.
  • Pageant Prep Paid daily mentoring program compete with Mock Interviews, 1:1 coaching sessions, and access to a hidden portal.

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May 02 2020

31mins

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Olivia Miller: UNM, NAM, Be The One

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Olivia Miller reigns from Delphos, Ohio and has been involved in the USA National Miss since 2015. It took Olivia four long and dedicated years to finally obtain the title. Each time coming back as a wiser and more experienced version of herself paid off! 

USA National Miss is an award winning national pageant organization that enriches the lives of young women just like Olivia. The national anti-bullying platform The Crown C.A.R.E.S. is very close to what Olivia has been advocating for in her personal life.

Olivia created her own anti-bullying organization, called #BeTheOne, and has now become a platform to promote volunteer opportunities to students. Her message is simply to be a buddy, not a bully. 

She also created “Adopt a Grandparent” as a way for the youth to volunteer at nursing homes. They also collect donations for families experiencing crises related to a tornado and famine.

Get this, Olivia is still only 22 years old and has her whole life ahead of her. She is majoring in business with a concentration in marketing and is looking forward to exploring exciting business opportunities!

Winning the title of USA National Miss 2019 also allowed her to win a scholarship of five thousand dollars to achieve her academic goals. She also received a number of other prizes, but we will find those out later.

To learn more about Olivia Miller and her pageant journey listen to today’s episode.

Because you are interested in this episode you might also be interested in: 

  • Click, Pageant Jewelry to shop new styles and resale items from contestants, designers and retailers throughout the world!
  • Pageant Daily Free daily digital magazine that helps you train day by day to win the crown.
  • Pageant Prep Paid daily mentoring program complete with Mock Interviews, 1:1 coaching sessions, and access to a hidden portal.


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Apr 25 2020

26mins

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Allie LaForce: Miss Teen USA, NBA, Charity

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She’s an American journalist, model and beauty queen. She’s Alexandra LaForce, or Allie as she’s best known. Allie is a former Miss Ohio Teen USA 2005 and she also won the title Miss Teen USA 2005. Although this was fifteen years ago she is still making a name for herself!

Allie was born and raised in Vermilion, Ohio. Allie’s parents were college athletes which trickled their talents into their three children. Her father played in two Stagg Bowls for the Wittenberg Tigers, and her mother was a tennis player and cheerleader.

Allie is the oldest sibling. Growing up, Allie enjoyed being a role model to her younger brother, Jack, and sister, Aubree, and felt it was important to lead by example. 

Allie was able to do this by contributing to a number of charities including “Friends of Lorain Foundation”, “Day of Caring”, “Relay for Life" and “Spring Spruce Up.” Each of these organizations aim to make a difference by fundraising, bringing awareness to important issues, promoting literacy and assisting the elderly with yard duties.

Allie excelled in volunteering, sports and academics. She received Outstanding Department Student for History and Mathematics, the Students Helping Students Community Volunteer Certificate and the ‘Archie Griffith Award’ for Best Scholar Athlete. Clearly, the things that Allie invested her time into, she succeeded in.

She also began competing in pageants in her junior year at Vermilion High School. She described herself as a jock, but a jock who liked to wear pretty dresses. She played volleyball and Varsity basketball, and was a pitcher on her school’s varsity fast-pitch softball team. But if anything, these things helped her immensely in her pageant journey.

When Allie wasn’t volunteering, maintaining her academics, or playing sports, she was the school’s on-camera interviewers at football games. Here she would speak to fans and players amidst the action on the field. 

To learn more about Allie LaForce and her pageant journey listen to today’s episode.

Because you are interested in this episode you might also be interested in: 

  • Click Pageant Dresses to shop new styles and resale items from contestants, designers and retailers throughout the world!
  • Pageant Daily. Free daily digital magazine that helps you train day by day to win the crown.
  • Pageant Prep. Paid daily mentoring program compete with Mock Interviews, 1:1 coaching sessions, and access to a hidden portal.

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Apr 18 2020

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Gracie Hunt: Chiefs Heiress, Pageants, Special Olympics

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Gracie Hunt was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Gracie was raised by her mother, Tavia Shackles, and father, Clark Hunt. Gracie has a younger sister named Ava and a younger brother who is 17. Her and her sister share a birthday. Just two weeks ago on March 29, 2020, Gracie turned 21 and Ava turned 14. 

Gracie grew up in a sports-loving family. Her grandfather, Lamar Hunt, is known for founding several sports leagues and teams, including the American Football League in 1960, which eventually became the NFL. He also founded the North American Soccer League, which eventually became the MLS - Major League Soccer. Her family is also involved in the NBA and is a minority owner in the NBA team, the Chicago Bulls.

Gracie’s first pageant was Miss Texas Teen International in 2016. The pageant is based on platform and community service. Gracie’s experience in sports and working with the special olympics gave her a competitive edge amongst the competition. She won her first pageant on her first try. 

To learn more about Gracie Hunt and her pageant journey listen to today’s episode.

Because you are interested in this episode you might also be interested in: 

  • Click Pageant Dresses to shop new styles and resale items from contestants, designers and retailers throughout the world!
  • Pageant Daily. Free daily digital magazine that helps you train day by day to win the crown.
  • Pageant Prep. Paid daily mentoring program compete with Mock Interviews, 1:1 coaching sessions, and access to a hidden portal.


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Apr 11 2020

29mins

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Quarantine Pageant Strategies [for Contestants & Businesses]

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This is a special edition episode where we will cover how to respond as a titleholder, contestant and business during these unique times in our shared history. Never before has a single event impacted the world so unilaterally. All industries are being impacted by the coronavirus and in this episode we cover: 

  • Ideas for digital appearances
  • How to develop relationships with sponsors
  • Saving money strategies
  • Government funds that are available to businesses
  • …and a whole lot more. 

This hour long podcast covers specific strategies to help YOU! Enjoy and pass along to those whom you know are struggling with what to do during these challenging times. 

Resources covered in this episode:

  • For a limited time only book a 1:1 mock interview with a former Miss USA or Miss America for only $20! Click Celeb Sesh to book now. The link will disappear when all sessions have been booked.
  • Pageant Prep. Paid daily mentoring program compete with Mock Interviews, 1:1 coaching sessions, and access to a hidden portal.
  • Pageant Questions. 233 free pageant interview questions to help you prepare for interview.

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Mar 28 2020

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By sweettnancy - Apr 29 2020
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Entrepreneurs will find applicable advice to apply toward’s their success. Steven and Jess offer real life and real time coaching for any pageant Queen or businesswoman who are serious about wanting to impact the world in a positive way. As a small business owner who’s loved pageants since 1996, I really appreciate the passion they have to bless women worldwide. Thank y’all!

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Best content regarding Pageantry!