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In-Depth and Candid Interviews With Former Pageant Contestants, Titleholders and Women of Influence by 3-Time Emmy winning TV Host, Producer, Pageant Host and Author of "Host Your Own TV Show," Tim Tialdo.Website: http://www.LifeAfterTheCrown.com Follow Us On Social MediaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/timtialdofanpage/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timtialdo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TimTialdoGet Your Life After The Crown Starter Guide here:TimTialdo.com/StarterGuide

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In-Depth and Candid Interviews With Former Pageant Contestants, Titleholders and Women of Influence by 3-Time Emmy winning TV Host, Producer, Pageant Host and Author of "Host Your Own TV Show," Tim Tialdo.Website: http://www.LifeAfterTheCrown.com Follow Us On Social MediaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/timtialdofanpage/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timtialdo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TimTialdoGet Your Life After The Crown Starter Guide here:TimTialdo.com/StarterGuide

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I used to religiously listen to the Pageant Junkies Podcast which interviewed Miss America local, state, and national titleholders. I listened to every single episode often multiple times. I listened for 5 years while I was competing (and losing) on the local level. I love that there’s a new kid on the block. I also LOVE that Tim interviews women from multiple systems, because I’ll admit I am naive to what else is out there. I love hearing from a variety amazing women and their struggles, goals, and triumphs. I also enjoy the episodes geared towards improvement specifically instead of all personal interviews. Highly recommend for current and former contestants, volunteers, parents, or anyone interested in the crazy but rewarding world of pageantry.

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LOVEDDD the podcast with Paromita. Very refreshing to hear her story.

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Been waiting for this.

By Cspenc1231230113 - Jan 29 2020
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I used to religiously listen to the Pageant Junkies Podcast which interviewed Miss America local, state, and national titleholders. I listened to every single episode often multiple times. I listened for 5 years while I was competing (and losing) on the local level. I love that there’s a new kid on the block. I also LOVE that Tim interviews women from multiple systems, because I’ll admit I am naive to what else is out there. I love hearing from a variety amazing women and their struggles, goals, and triumphs. I also enjoy the episodes geared towards improvement specifically instead of all personal interviews. Highly recommend for current and former contestants, volunteers, parents, or anyone interested in the crazy but rewarding world of pageantry.

Paromita

By Riahh93 - Mar 22 2019
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LOVEDDD the podcast with Paromita. Very refreshing to hear her story.
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Life After The Crown With Tim Tialdo

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In-Depth and Candid Interviews With Former Pageant Contestants, Titleholders and Women of Influence by 3-Time Emmy winning TV Host, Producer, Pageant Host and Author of "Host Your Own TV Show," Tim Tialdo.Website: http://www.LifeAfterTheCrown.com Follow Us On Social MediaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/timtialdofanpage/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timtialdo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TimTialdoGet Your Life After The Crown Starter Guide here:TimTialdo.com/StarterGuide

Rank #1: Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2012 Shannon Ford - Life as a Cast Member on E's Very Cavillari and Being a Social Media Guru for Uncommon James

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My guest today was Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2012 and is currently the social media guru for Kristin Cavallari's company “Uncommon James.” You can of course see her and her sarcastic sense of humor as part of the current cast of Very Cavillari on E!. She probably has the best and brightest red hair you’ll ever see and is someone I’ve gotten the chance to know through the RPM productions pageant family…great to have the one and only Shannon Ford on today!

Nov 13 2018

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Rank #2: Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst - Get to Know All About the New Miss USA and Her Experience the First Few Weeks After Being Crowned

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Cheslie Kryst is a full-time attorney that is licensed to practice law in two states. Although she will be taking a year off to be Miss USA, she earned both her law degree and MBA from Wake Forest University and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's degree from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina.

Cheslie is also a former Division I athlete, having competed in the heptathlon, long jump and triple jump on South Carolina's track and field team. Additionally, she sits top ten in the record books at South Carolina for the triple jump. Cheslie runs a fashion blog, "White Collar Glam", that focuses on workwear fashion for women. Check it out at WhiteCollarGLam.com.

She is also an active volunteer for Dress for Success and credits her achievements to her ability to learn from failure.

May 28 2019

51mins

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Rank #3: Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez - Navigating Life After Miss USA, Social Media & Traveling The World

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Follow Nia on Social Media 

Instagram & Twitter - @realniasanchez

In this episode you'll learn:

How life has evolved since giving up this Miss USA Crown (3:00)

How her wedding dress became a national fashion trend (4:00)

What she learned from pageants (5:00)

Why authenticity always wins in pageants (6:00)

Why she moved from California to Nevada to compete for a state title (11:15)

Dealing with the controversy surrounding that decision (14:00)

She answers some questions from current state titleholders (14:30)

The Miss USA Sisterhood (17:50)

Plus Much More! 

Apr 09 2019

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Rank #4: #1 Podcast of 2019 - Miss America 2016 Betty Maxwell - Winning Miss America, The Current MAO Debacle and Her Blossoming Music Career

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Betty Maxwell (Cantrell) was crowned Miss America 2016 in Atlantic City. After her year as Miss America, she came out with her first album called “Nicotine” which is available on iTunes and Spotify). So what's she doing now and what does she think of all the changes inside the Miss America Organization since giving up her crown? You don't want to miss what she has to say! 

Dec 31 2019

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Rank #5: Miss Teen USA 2015 Katherine Haik - Winning Miss Teen USA and Going Back to High School After Her Reign

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Follow Katherine on Instagram @katherine_haik

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Her hopes going into the state competition in Louisiana (2:00)

Winning Miss Teen USA at 15 years old (4:00)

How she signed a modeling contract after competing (5:30)

The difference between local photo shoots and national or international photo shoots (6:50)

Swimsuit vs. Activewear, which one she liked better (9:45)

What is was like to go back to high school following her reign (11:15)

Trying to be a normal high school student as Miss Teen USA (14:00)

Her excitement about committing to LSU and going to college (14:50)

Plus Much More! 

Aug 14 2018

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Rank #6: Miss America 2004 Ericka Dunlap - Thoughts On The Swimsuit Competition and How To Make a Difference In The World

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To Learn More About Ericka got to her website ErickaDunLap.com

To Get The Life After The Crown Starter Guide Go To TimTialdo.com/StarterGuide

In this Episode you'll learn:

What it was like to win Miss America in 2004 (3:00)

What it’s like to make the media rounds as a national titleholder (5:30)

Her thoughts on MAO’s decision to remove the swimsuit competition (8:00)

What she thought of the swimsuit category when she competed (9:00)

Her thoughts on the #metoo movement and how it does or doesn’t relate to the swimsuit competition (10:39)

What she learned from pageants (14:26)

What happens the year after you give up your crown and how to tackle it (18:52)

Plus Much More!

Jul 17 2018

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Rank #7: #2 Podcast of 2019 - Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields - My Year As Miss America, The Challenges And Navigating Life After Pageants

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Is being Miss America as hard as it sounds? Does it make life easier after you win? What the's hardest part about being a national titleholder? Today Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields answers all these questions and so much more as we unpack her last few years and what it has been like to be Miss America, see the organization change and to now be married to the love of her life. Enjoy the podcast!

Dec 30 2019

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Rank #8: Miss USA 1995 Shanna Moakler - Life In The Spotlight and Running The Miss Nevada And Utah USA Pageants

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At the age of 19 she won the Miss New York USA title and soon after took home the prestigious title of Miss USA 1995, the youngest to do so in a decade. She then moved to LA, to start a career in television in film.

She quickly landed a series regular role on “Pacific Blue” for the USA Network, and also appeared in films, including THE WEDDING SINGER, and BIG MAMA’S HOUSE 2. 

In 2005, she starred in MTV’s hit series “Meet the Barkers.” The show allowed viewers into her life with then husband Travis Barker, documenting the couple’s daily life, including planning their wedding.  Starring on the series also opened doors with other non-scripted programs, including “Dancing with the Stars” for ABC [2006].  

Aside from scripted and non-scripted projects, She has experience in the hosting world, working with E! Entertainment and VH1, and appearing on “Bridalplasty,” “Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants,” and doing red carpet corresponding for The Academy Awards. 

Pageants however have remained a BIG part of her life as she is currently the executive producer for Miss Nevada and Utah USA pageants.

I’ve been chasing her down for a few months, and finally connected with here, so excited to have Shanna Moakler on the podcast!

Jan 08 2019

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Rank #9: Miss Virginia USA 2019 - Courtney Lynne Smits - What it's like to compete at Miss USA today, how she serves her country in the military and all things Bachelor related

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My guest today just gave up her crown as was Miss Virginia USA 2019. Last year she was selected from a field of more than 8000 applicants as part of the ‘Sweet Sixteen” for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and walked in the 2019 runway show for Sports Illustrated during Miami Swim Week. Today we talk about her pageant journey, serving her country in the military and watching her Miss USA sisters compete on the Bachelor.

Feb 25 2020

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Rank #10: Show Me Your Mumu Co-Founder Cammy Miller - How We Built a Popular and Successful Fashion Brand

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The brand quickly grew under their creative direction and within a few years was being sold in major retail stores including Saks, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom. The last 3 years have been particularly successful as they have grown their business and audience significantly since launching their bridesmaids and maternity collection.

They most recently launched the MUTernity line, and then in April of 2018 Cammy welcomed her first baby, Magnolia May Miller.

Welcome Cammy Miller!

Jan 22 2019

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Rank #11: Miss New York 2006 Kandice Pelletier - Becoming A Radio City Rockette And Starting A Swimwear Company

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To Learn More About Kandice and Her Swimwear Company go to kandicepelletier.com

To grab the Life After the Crown Starter Guide, go to TimTialdo.com/StarterGuide

In this Episode you'll learn:

What motivated her to get into Pageants (2:35) How she handled being runner up in pageants more than once (4:25) How she became a Radio City Rockette (6:10) Advice to anyone who wants to become a Rockette (9:32) Why Kandice became immortalized as the Madame Tussauds Rockette Wax Figure (10:39) Details on Her Vanity Fair Cover Shoot with Annie Lebowitz (14:26) What it was like to compete on CBS’s Amazing Race for 2 Seasons (18:52) All about Kandice Pelletier Swimwear (23:28) Plus Much More!

Jun 26 2018

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Rank #12: Miss New York USA 2020 Andreia Gibau - Life as a current titleholder, winning 2 national pageant titles and gunning for a 3rd

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My guest today is the reigning Miss New York USA 2020 and is also a former Miss Teen United States 2015 and Miss Earth USA 2017 where she placed in the top 16 at Miss Earth in the Philippines. Today, we talk about her pageant journey and her long journey as an immigrant. 

Mar 24 2020

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Rank #13: Miss Louisiana USA 2015 Candice Bennatt - Surviving Domestic Violence And Becoming A Lawyer

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To Learn More About Candice's Law Practice, visit Her Website

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Competing at Miss America Vs Competing at Miss USA ((3:15)

What kind of changes she would like to currently see at the national level of Miss USA (5:00)

Thoughts on Miss America pulling the swimsuit competition (8:00)

What it was like to be a big sis to a Miss Teen USA in Katherine Haik (12:05)

How she became an NFL cheerleader for the Houston Texans (14:05)

Where the negative stereotype of the words “Pageant Girl” comes from (17:50)

Her domestic violence story (21:35)

Plus Much More!

Sep 18 2018

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Rank #14: Miss USA 2003 Susie Castillo - Winning Miss USA, How It Launched Her Hositng and Acting Career and Starting a Business With Another Miss USA

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My guest today was Miss USA 2003 and Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 1998. She co-hosted Miss Teen USA in 2005 and as had a successful career as an actor, television host, and author. She is also the co-founder of Pageantology with her Miss USA sister Shandi Finnessey and together they are known as two of the most prominent and sought-after pageant coaches in the industry.

You may recognize her from her years of being an MTV host and washing my face in commercials as a Neutrogena ambassador...or from one of her many acting gigs. 

Apr 14 2020

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Rank #15: Miss South Carolina USA 2017 Megan Gordon - Sharing Your Faith On a Public Stage and Pursuing a Career in Nursing

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To learn more about Megan head to her website or just follow her on Instagram @_megangordon

In This Episode You'll Learn:

Answering a Top 5 Question at Miss USA (3:15)

Dreams Vs. Reality After Not Winning Miss USA (6:50)

What she would have done during her reign had she known what she knows now(9:25)

Why You Need to prepare For Life After Pageants during your pageant days (11:30)

Modeling After pageants (17:54)

Sharing Your Faith in the Public Eye (24:10)

How she got into the field of nursing (30:00)

What a nursing career looks like on a daily basis (33:41)

Plus Much More! 

Jul 31 2018

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Rank #16: Miss USA 1996 Ali Landry - Winning Miss USA, Being The Doritos Girl and Life as an Entrepreneurial Mom

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She hit mainstream stardom when in 1998, she became the spokesperson for the Doritos chips brand, and appeared in Super Bowl TV commercials 3 consecutive years in a row as the Doritos Girl.  She also landed recurring roles in “Felicity,” “Two Guys and a Girl,” “Sunset Beach,” and “Popular.” Her sudden rise to fame landed her on People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the World list in 1998 alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Gwyneth Paltrow. 

She also hosted the music-talk show “FarmClub.com,” NBC’s “Spy TV,” and WE’s “Full Frontal Fashion,” which led to her first Times Square billboard, “Fashion Wraps” on TV Guide Network and numerous other shows. From 2003 to 2006, she was a regular cast member of the UPN sitcom Eve. She was a runner up on the show Fear Factor and is an avid athlete and also participated in the Boston Marathon.

Her house has been featured on E!'s celebrity homes and on MTV's Cribs. She also been listed as one of FHM magazine's 100 Sexiest Women in the World numerous times. 

In 2012 she became the new face and spokesmodel of Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula. 

Today she is the founder of Re-Shape, an on-line platform where she can share her adventures and personal network of her most trusted specialists and her favorite products with women around the world.

She and her husband Alejandro have three children and reside in Los Angeles.

A real honor have Ali Landry on the podcast!

Feb 12 2019

50mins

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Rank #17: Miss District Of Columbia International 2019 Antonia Okafor - Women's Empowerment & Speaking Up In The Face of Opposition

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To Learn More About Antonia Go To Her Website HERE

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Where her desire to speak up and empower other women comes from (3:00)

What drew here to pageant world (4:15)

What her pageant experience has honestly been like thus far (5:30)

Her thoughts on the swimsuit portion of competition (12:00)

How to develop a surefire confidence in the face of opposition to your beliefs (19:00)

Why she describes herself as a “feminist: and what that means to her (23:20)

How her PragerU video “Black, Millennial, Female and Conservative” made her a prominent figure in the race discussion (28:35)

Plus Much More!

Oct 16 2018

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Rank #18: Co-Founder of The Superfan Company Kim Kaupe - Judging Miss USA and How We Built a Million Dollar Female Run Company From Scratch

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Since starting the Superfan company in January 2011, Kim has worked with A-list clients such as Katy Perry, The New York Mets, KISS, Mumford & Sons, Kellogg, Miller Coors, and The Beach Boys.

This year she was one of the members of the selection committee at Miss USA in Reno/Tahoe. She has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30, Advertising Age’s 40 Under 40, and Inc.’s 35 Under 35 list while the company was hailed as a Top 30 Startup to Watch by Entrepreneur, and dubbed an “overnight success” by Inc. Magazine. She was most recently seen on ABC’s hit primetime show, Shark Tank, securing offers from 4 out of 5 sharks. She’s contributed articles to numerous media outlets including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes Woman.

She enjoys good music, witty banter, and commenting on life and entrepreneurship on her social channels. If you don’t interrupt her during one of her beloved Florida Gator games, she is always up for a conversation, laugh, or figuring out a master plan on how she can meet and hug one of her idols, Harrison Ford

Welcome Kim Kaupe to the podcast!

Jul 16 2019

55mins

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Rank #19: Miss Nevada USA 2018 Carolina Urrea - Her Top 3 Run at Miss USA and How She Overcame Living Homeless For a Time

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My guest today was Miss Nevada USA 2018 and 2ndrunner up that year at Miss USA. She has a passion for travel and hiking, and she enjoys volunteering with the Las Vegas Inspiring Connections Outdoors), an outreach program that provides nature outings and wilderness experiences to underserved urban youth in the Las Vegas area. She is also an advocate of the Nevada partnership for Homeless Youth. This organization is especially close to her heart because she experienced homelessness firsthand.

She currently works as a model, having shot for national brands such as Forever 21, Nordstrom, Target, CVS, Sephora, Ulta Beauty, and Lancome among others. In her free time, she enjoys raising her three rescue animals and reading motivational books. She also aspires to someday work as an ambassador of a global organization.

Jul 02 2019

38mins

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Rank #20: Miss Georgia USA 2017 Deanna Johnson - Competing On The Voice And Facing Body Image Scrutiny At Miss USA

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Follow Deanna on Instagram @deannajohnson23

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Her experience of winning 4 different state championships in high school sports (1:50)

How she came to audition for The Voice (3:05)

What motivated her to audition for the show a second time after being cut the first time around (4:30)

Why she chose Adam Levine as her coach (6:30)

What Adam taught her about a singing career (7:45)

What the reality was like behind the scenes on The Voice (12:20)

What was behind her motivation to want to compete for Miss Georgia USA (21:20)

Dealing with Body Image Scrutiny at Miss USA (24:45)

Plus Much More!

Oct 09 2018

41mins

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ENCORE EPISODE - Miss Kansas USA 1993 Tavia Hunt - Being a Pageant Mom, Super Bowl Winning Wife of an NFL Team Owner and What Changes She Would Like to See For Miss USA

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My guest today was Miss Kansas USA 1993 and second runner up that year at Miss USA. She was also a semi-finalist at Miss Teen USA 1990, representing Missouri. She is married to Clark Hunt, the Chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs. Today we chat about being a pageant mom to her daughter Gracie, being the wife of an NFL owner and possibly getting more involved in the world of pageantry in the future.

Aug 06 2020

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ENCORE REPLAY - Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan - How I Prepared For Miss USA and Landed The SI Swimsuit Issue

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She has also been featured in Cosmo, Shape, Maxim and Vogue magazines. She graduated in 2011 from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Heath Sciences. This past August she got engaged to her now Fiancé Jay Hector. Excited to welcome Miss USA 210, Olivia Jordan to the Podcast! 

Jun 02 2020

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ENCORE REPLAY - Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers - Reflecting On Her Year As Miss USA & What's Next

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A Nebraska native, Sarah graduated cum laude from Texas Christian University (AKA TCU) in four years with two degrees while working part-time as a pilates instructor at Tatiana at Lululemon Athletica.

Following graduation, she completed her clinical rotations to become a Certified Child Life Specialist. In addition to child advocacy, she is passionate about encouraging others to have a healthy relationship with food and fitness - she spoke out about body shaming during her year as Miss USA to shine a light on society’s distorted ideals of beauty.

She can now be found hosting events, taking a dance party cycling class, or enriching people’s lives through her new podcast called More Than A Crown.

May 20 2020

55mins

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ENCORE REPLAY - Miss America 2020 Recap and Discussion with Former Miss America's Betty Maxwell & Savvy Shields

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Fresh off the latest version of Miss America airing on NBC, former Miss America's Betty Maxwell and Savvy Shields have plenty to say about the newest version of the pageant (aka competition) and today they share ALL their thoughts on Miss America 2.0

May 12 2020

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GOING ON SUMMER HIATUS

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After 2 years and 102 guests, I explain why I'm taking a Summer Hiatus before I launch the 3rd season!

May 05 2020

4mins

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SEASON 2 FINALE Miss Texas USA 2020 Taylor Kessler - Preparing for Miss USA during the China Virus and Pursuing a Career as an NFL Sideline Reporter

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My guest today is the current Miss Texas USA and in 2017 was Miss Grand United States where she was able to travel the world and spent a month in Vietnam. With all the craziness surrounding being quarantined and not knowing when Miss USA will be in 2020, we chat about how she's preparing and what her goals are once pageantry is done. 

Apr 28 2020

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100th EPISODE!!! Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2018 Sofie Rovenstine - How she landed the Victoria's Secret Fashion show, the ugly side of modeling, growing up tall and how Pageantry changed her for the better

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I've had a ton of requests for today's guest. She was Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2018 and placed Top 10 that year at Miss Teen USA. Since giving up her crown she has gone on to walk in the coveted Victoria’s Secret Fashion show, shoot their campaign, and has quickly made a name for herself as an up and coming model. 

Apr 21 2020

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Miss USA 2003 Susie Castillo - Winning Miss USA, How It Launched Her Hositng and Acting Career and Starting a Business With Another Miss USA

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My guest today was Miss USA 2003 and Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 1998. She co-hosted Miss Teen USA in 2005 and as had a successful career as an actor, television host, and author. She is also the co-founder of Pageantology with her Miss USA sister Shandi Finnessey and together they are known as two of the most prominent and sought-after pageant coaches in the industry.

You may recognize her from her years of being an MTV host and washing my face in commercials as a Neutrogena ambassador...or from one of her many acting gigs. 

Apr 14 2020

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Miss Oklahoma USA 2019 Triana Browne - Winning Miss Oklahoma America and USA back-to-back and growing up an athlete in pursuit of the Olympics

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My guest today is a former Division 1 track and field Heptathlete and Oklahoma State University. She made history as the first woman to hold titles in two major pageant systems back-to-back in Oklahoma. She was also Miss Oklahoma America 2018 and Miss Oklahoma USA 2019, and this past Spring took 2nd Runner Up at Miss USA.

Apr 07 2020

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Miss World America Washington Shree Saini - How She Overcae a Heart Blockage, Near Fatal Car Accident and Now Uses Her Story To Inspire People Across The Globe

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My guest today is the reigning Miss World America Washington, a global speaker, and a survivor. At age 12 she had a heart block and received a pacemaker and was told she would never dance again. However, she overcame her heart challenges and was selected at the world-famous Joffrey Ballet. Then, just a few years ago, she was in a near-fatal car accident and suffered major facial burns, but she continued to rise up from challenges and focus her energy on what she can do to make a difference through pageantry.

Mar 31 2020

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Miss New York USA 2020 Andreia Gibau - Life as a current titleholder, winning 2 national pageant titles and gunning for a 3rd

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My guest today is the reigning Miss New York USA 2020 and is also a former Miss Teen United States 2015 and Miss Earth USA 2017 where she placed in the top 16 at Miss Earth in the Philippines. Today, we talk about her pageant journey and her long journey as an immigrant. 

Mar 24 2020

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CEO and Founder of Beyond Athletica Kylee Blehm - Starting a business while competing in pageants and what entrepreneurship looks like in your early 20's

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My guest today is an entrepreneur, author & speaker who finished Top 10 this year and also won the people’s choice award at the Miss Oklahoma USA 2020 Pageant. She is the founder and CEO of the Women's Athleisure Wear line, Beyond Athletica and the 2019 recipient of a bronze Stevie for Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year. Today we chat about entrepreneurship and what that path looks like right out of school.

Mar 17 2020

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FRIDAY BONUS EPISODE - "Living Life In The Social Media Culture” A Conversation with Miss Georgia USA 2006 Lesa Wilson

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How has the impact of Instant Gratification on the internet affected society? How to not quit before you finally see success. Exploring the Cancel & Bullying culture online and would you dare do a social media fast? A great convo with Miss GA USA 2006 Lesa Wilson

Mar 13 2020

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Ms. Nevada State 2019 Katie Williams - How She Was Allegedly Disqualified From Her National Pageant Because of Her Political Beliefs

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She was set to compete in the Ms. America Pageant this past August, but she was disqualified 5 days before the event for her political beliefs being posted on her personal social media pages after having both vocal and written encouragement from the director. Today we chat about her decision to go public about it, what ensued after and how you can raise your voice to benefit the Pageant world.

Mar 10 2020

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Miss USA 2008 Crystle Stewart - Her Journey to the Miss USA Title, Her Acting Career, How She and Tyler Perry Met and Entrepenuership

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Today, Miss USA 2008 Crystle Stewart talks about how she tried 5 times before winning Texas, and eventually the Miss USA title. She also dives into how she unexpectedly met Tyler Perry and how that launched her acting career. An insightful and inspiring conversation with Crystle Stewart!

Mar 03 2020

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Miss Virginia USA 2019 - Courtney Lynne Smits - What it's like to compete at Miss USA today, how she serves her country in the military and all things Bachelor related

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My guest today just gave up her crown as was Miss Virginia USA 2019. Last year she was selected from a field of more than 8000 applicants as part of the ‘Sweet Sixteen” for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and walked in the 2019 runway show for Sports Illustrated during Miami Swim Week. Today we talk about her pageant journey, serving her country in the military and watching her Miss USA sisters compete on the Bachelor.

Feb 25 2020

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CEO of the Tiny Closet Boutique Taylor Jones - Winning International Junior Miss, Finishing Runner Up 2 Times At Miss Alabama USA and Building an Apparel Company from Scratch

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My guest today is a former beauty queen who drives a hot pink 40ft school bus for her online Fashion Boutique, The Tiny Closet. She was an International Junior Miss Teen. She competed in Miss Alabama USA for 4 years, finishing runner up twice. Today we chat all about her journey and her life as a successful entrepreneur.

Feb 18 2020

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Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2012 Kat Puryear - Being a Dallas Cowboy Cheeleader and Having the Courage to Put Everything on the Line to Pursue Your Dreams

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My guest today was Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2012 and Top 16 that year at Miss Teen USA. She was a member of the Charlotte Hornets Honeybee Dance squad for 4 years and Earlier this year she became a rookie on the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. Today we chat about being a DCC and her journey of pursuing goals that seemed impossible at times.

Feb 11 2020

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Miss South Carolina USA 2007 Caite Upton - Talking about her infamous Top 5 answer at Miss Teen USA, the aftermath and how she has been able to move on from it and turn it into a positive.

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My guest today was Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2007 and went on to place third runner-up at Miss Teen USA that year. And that pageant changed her life forever. She went from beauty queen to pop culture icon when she stumbled on her Top 5 Question. In this episode we talk about: 

- The Question 

- The Days Following

- The Scrutiny She Faced for Years

- How it Led to a Successful Career

 - Jimmy Kimmel, Rob Dyrdek & Tosh.O

- Finishing 3rd on The Amazing Race

- Her Modeling Career

- How she removed negative people from her life

Feb 04 2020

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Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2016 Emily Wakeman - Finishing Runner-Up at Miss Teen USA and Starting her career in Broadcast Journalism as a Reporter

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My guest today was Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2016 and Runner up that year at Miss Teen USA to Karli Hay.  She graduated from the University of North Carolina with a double major in journalism and political science. She’s worked at TV stations in Atlanta and Washington D.C. and currently is a reporter at WIS-TV the NBC affiliate in Columbia, SC. 

Jan 28 2020

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Been waiting for this.

By Cspenc1231230113 - Jan 29 2020
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I used to religiously listen to the Pageant Junkies Podcast which interviewed Miss America local, state, and national titleholders. I listened to every single episode often multiple times. I listened for 5 years while I was competing (and losing) on the local level. I love that there’s a new kid on the block. I also LOVE that Tim interviews women from multiple systems, because I’ll admit I am naive to what else is out there. I love hearing from a variety amazing women and their struggles, goals, and triumphs. I also enjoy the episodes geared towards improvement specifically instead of all personal interviews. Highly recommend for current and former contestants, volunteers, parents, or anyone interested in the crazy but rewarding world of pageantry.

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By Riahh93 - Mar 22 2019
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LOVEDDD the podcast with Paromita. Very refreshing to hear her story.