Rank #1: Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss Teen USA 2015 Katherine Haik
Youthful Enthusiasm: Not many teenagers can say that their job has them traveling around the country, walking red carpets and runways, and focusing on charitable causes. These experiences are even more magnified when you’re a smalltown girl from Louisiana who hasn’t even begun her junior year of high school! Looking back at her adventurous year, Miss Teen USA 2015 Katherine Haik couldn’t be more excited to see what comes next.
Aug 11 2016
Rank #2: Pageantry Interview: Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber
She Is All She Can Be: She Is All She Can Be: Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber makes being “Army Strong” look better than ever. Deshauna, a lieutenant and quartermaster in the United States Army Reserve, called in to the offices of Pageantry magazine to discuss her historic win and what it means to the men and women who serve our country. She also reveals how the Army will accommodate her year of service as Miss USA, the secrets to the Miss Universe competition shared to her by her predecessor Olivia Jordan, and what was going through her head before her incredibly emotional win in Las Vegas.
Aug 09 2016
Rank #3: Pageantry Exit Interview: MAOTeen 2016 Allie Nault
She’s a Good Investment: After traveling across America promoting a fiscally responsible nation, speaking to potential Presidential candidates, and analyzing the benefits of fast food franchising, Allie Nault sat down with Pageantry and offered up financial wisdom beyond her years, while reminiscing about her year as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2016.
Aug 04 2016
Rank #4: Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell
Reflecting on her Reign: During a year of service traversing the globe, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell embodied the ideals of the Miss America Scholarship Organization through her charitable work and support of our nation’s troops. As Betty prepares to crown her successor, she graciously relives her exciting year and discusses her next goal of conquering Nashville as a country queen.
Aug 02 2016
Rank #5: Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan
Enjoying Every Moment: Miss USA Olivia Jordan speaks with Pageantry about her responsibilities, rewards, authenticity, and outperforming expectations as Miss USA. With only a short time before she passes on the title of Miss USA, Olivia spent some time with us reliving her magical year and her goals to take the entertainment world by storm. While there are still a few items she hopes to accomplish as Miss USA, this Friends fanatic has her focus set on Hollywood success once she relinquishes the crown.
May 02 2016
Rank #6: Pageantry Interview: Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach
Pia's Appeal: After what could be considered a stormy introduction to the world, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is ready to take the world by storm. The Miss Universe Organization has moved forward, Steve Harvey actually received a multi-year contract to host again, and we had the wonderful opportunity to talk with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurzbach about the crowning, her recent travels, and the goals she hopes to accomplish as she travels the world as an ambassador of the Miss Universe Organization and their many charitable causes.
Apr 29 2016
Rank #7: Pageantry Interview: Michael O'Rourke of Rock Your Hair
South African born and Los Angeles based, celebrity stylist Michael O'Rourke is one of the most iconic hairdressers in the glamour lifestyle industry. Michael has been inspiring hairdressers for years in salons, on stage and at his world famous Institute of Courage. Michael was recently awarded the NAHA (North American Hairdressing Awards) lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the professional beauty industry over the last 50 years and is known best for his Rockstar style, world famous cutting system, and his big heart. Having previously created and then sold Big Sexy Hair, Michael is back on the scene with the latest creation in professional styling products: ROCK YOUR HAIR. Michael’s vision behind Rock Your Hair is to do more than inspire women to wear Rockin’ Big Bold Hair, he wants to give back. A portion of all Rock Your Hair sales goes toward supporting shelters for abused and battered women and helping them to start their lives again.
Mar 11 2016
Rank #8: Pageantry Interview: Laine Berry of Mon Cheri
There’s a new face of Mon Cheri and her name is Laine Berry. The former Mrs. International, and three-time state titleholder, is the head designer of the couture pageant line, Mon Cheri Collection. Recognized as one of the nation’s foremost stylists, Berry has emceed and spoken to audiences of all ages across the globe. Her reputation as “a stylist that dresses winners” proceeds her. Laine has dressed over 100 state winners nationwide in as many as 7 different pageant systems. As a member of the Mon Cheri team, Laine’s goal is to advance high-end social occasion design and to be on the cutting edge of pageant fashion, blending haute couture ideas with real world wearability. As a former pageant competitor, Laine has a unique understanding of what pageant contestants crave and plans to utilize her well-developed design skills to take the Mon Cheri Collection line in a new, fresh and exciting direction.
Feb 24 2016
Rank #9: Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega
Don't Stop the Party: When Gabriela Isler placed the Miss Universe crown on Paulina Vega’s head on January 15, 2015 in Miami, it marked the end of some serious bad luck for Colombia. It had been 56 years since the last time a woman from the nation once declared the Happiest Country in the World had been crowned Miss Universe, but when you listen to Paulina talk about her country’s love of pageantry, you’d think that Miss Colombia wins at Miss Universe every year. But this one was truly special for Paulina and the people of Colombia, so they treated her as the incredibly important hero and role model that she truly is, and she certainly did not disappoint them or anyone with her reign as Miss Universe. Paulina Vega might be ready to crown her successor, but that doesn’t mean that she and her fans need to stop celebrating her success.
Jan 27 2016
Rank #10: Pageantry Interview: U.S.A. Amabassador Pageant
Pageantry magazine interviews U.S.A. Ambassador pageant founders Barbara and Kristin Thurston. The U.S.A. Ambassador Pageant is a charity driven organization that promotes success through leadership, integrity, character, and confidence to its pageant contestants. Established in 2010, the pageant was created to promote each contestant's individual strength and to encourage its queens, contestants, and families to be involved in their communities to serve as ambassadors. To date, the U.S.A. Ambassador Pageant has donated to over 20 different charity organizations across the country and continues to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization which serves as their National Charity Beneficiary.
Jan 11 2016