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The Pageant Junkies Podcast is your top source for positive pageant commentary regarding the Miss America Organization and Miss America's Outstanding Teen. Every week, Founding Junkie Carrie Lakey, brings you tips, tools, and interviews to help you take the crown.

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The Pageant Junkies Podcast is your top source for positive pageant commentary regarding the Miss America Organization and Miss America's Outstanding Teen. Every week, Founding Junkie Carrie Lakey, brings you tips, tools, and interviews to help you take the crown.

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BEST Resource!

By Enowsho3 - Nov 20 2015
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I listen to the Pageant Junkies Podcast whenever I can and the content is so relevant for young women everywhere, especially those interested in the Miss America program. As a new contestant, listening to interviews from former local & state titleholders, Miss America's, coaches, and insightful individuals has been "free preparation". Such a valuable resource!

Empowering Stories

By Nicknackpattywhackmk - Jun 30 2015
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The pageant junkies do much more than just talk about the Miss America organization- they find a way to promote the personal growth and empowerment of each titleholder who is accomplishing great things! It's amazing what these ladies have achieved through their reign, and it truly reveals the heart of the Miss America program.

iTunes Ratings

14 Ratings
Average Ratings
13
1
0
0
0

BEST Resource!

By Enowsho3 - Nov 20 2015
Read more
I listen to the Pageant Junkies Podcast whenever I can and the content is so relevant for young women everywhere, especially those interested in the Miss America program. As a new contestant, listening to interviews from former local & state titleholders, Miss America's, coaches, and insightful individuals has been "free preparation". Such a valuable resource!

Empowering Stories

By Nicknackpattywhackmk - Jun 30 2015
Read more
The pageant junkies do much more than just talk about the Miss America organization- they find a way to promote the personal growth and empowerment of each titleholder who is accomplishing great things! It's amazing what these ladies have achieved through their reign, and it truly reveals the heart of the Miss America program.
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Pageant Junkies | Hopelessly Addicted to the Miss America Program

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The Pageant Junkies Podcast is your top source for positive pageant commentary regarding the Miss America Organization and Miss America's Outstanding Teen. Every week, Founding Junkie Carrie Lakey, brings you tips, tools, and interviews to help you take the crown.

Rank #1: Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Ali Rogers, Miss SC 2012

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And now... After 3 months and 12 amazing podcasts - The most popular podcast in Pageant Junkies history belongs to... Ali Rogers, 1st Runner Up at Miss America and Miss South Carolina 2012! Ali's stunning beauty is only surpassed by her magnetic personality - Which is exactly why nearly 2000 Junkies have downloaded this interview! It's one of the best - ENJOY!!! She was near perfection on the pageant stage - but believe it or not, Miss South Carolina 2012 Ali Rogers, never thought of herself as a pageant girl! Plus - discover what made her more nervous than being at Miss America, all on today's Pageant Junkies Podcast...

Dec 20 2016

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Rank #2: Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Taylor Wiebers, Miss IA 2015

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Honestly, I can't begin to describe today's podcast - It simply has to be heard. Enjoy our "3rd Runner Up" interview (the 4th most popular podcast of all time), from Taylor Wiebers, Miss Iowa 2015.

She’s the first Double Preliminary Winner at Miss America in 15 years (FIFTEEN YEARS SHE SCREAMS!!!)… And today, Miss Iowa 2015, Taylor Wiebers, shares her whole pageant story – including the moment when she realized she wasn’t advancing to the Top 10. Every Junkie on the planet should hear this interview – Taylor is a class act and a wonderful example for all pageant contestants to follow – win or lose!!!

Dec 02 2016

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Rank #3: Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Betty Thompson, Miss OK 2011

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After listening to this interview again, I'm reminded that a successful pageant career is all about the right perspective. Oh - and it helps to have a meddling brother too :)  Enjoy the "1st RU Podcast" - aka, the 2nd most popular podcast in Pageant Junkies history - from none other than Betty Thompson, Miss Oklahoma 2011...

She’s short, she has an unusual platform and a non-traditional talent. And despite all of this – Miss Oklahoma 2011, Betty Thompson went on to finish as the 1st Runner Up at Miss America 2012! And in today’s podcast, you’ll hear what she told Laura Kaeppeler when they were the last two ladies holding hands, standing on-stage… Plus, Betty talks about what she wishes she would’ve known before starting her own pageant journey on today’s Pageant Junkies Podcast…

Dec 13 2016

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Rank #4: #145: Miss America 2017 Wrap-Up Podcast

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Whew! Thanks for your patience - Here's our full summary of our experience from Miss America 2017! Inside today's episode you'll hear LOTS of name dropping taking place - and there's also a special announcement at the end for all of you die-hard Junkies out there... :)

Sep 15 2016

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Rank #5: #144: Mary Katherine Fechtel, Miss Florida 2015

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Today's interview with Miss Florida 2015 Mary Katherine Fechtel, is the perfect way to kick off Miss America week... Mary Katherine talks about fighting to keep her non-traditional platform, having a sister who's also successful in pageants, and how a trip to Germany helped her prepare for the title of Miss Florida! Plus, we finally put the whole "sharpie thief" thing to bed... In today's Pageant Junkies Podcast...

Sep 06 2016

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Rank #6: #141: Kate Peacock, Miss North Carolina 2015

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Kate Peacock is one of those ladies who lived her life with purpose and direction - And just so happened to win the title of Miss North Carolina along the way!  She certainly understands what it's like to overcome serious challenges, and then make the commitment to "give back" to those in need... We can absolutely see why Kate was such a popular Miss North Carolina - and after today's podcast, you will as well! (PS - This interview was recorded back in June while Kate was still serving as Miss NC, before our Outstanding Teen Series began).

Aug 16 2016

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Rank #7: Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Hannah Robison, Miss TN 2015

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Here we are! It's time to name our Top 5 Most Popular Pageant Junkies Podcasts!!! Coming in as the "4th Runner Up" is none other than the amazing Hannah Robison, Miss Tennessee 2015...

Hannah Robison is a walking example of how being yourself is truly “enough”. She’s the first Miss TN in 7 years who wasn't blonde – and the first Miss TN in 14 years who wasn't a vocalist! How did she stick to her guns and refuse to change who she was, with so much going against her? Trust me - There's great wisdom in today's Pageant Junkies Podcast...

Nov 15 2016

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Rank #8: Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Leighton Jordan, Miss GA 2012

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Between now and the end of the year, we're posting our Top 12 most downloaded podcasts of all time! It's a great way to listen for the first time - or catch an awesome interview you may have missed (plus, it's kind of funny to hear how the podcast has evolved over the last 2 years)! Today, we're kicking things off with podcast #12... Originally released on May 7th, 2015, it's Leighton Jordan, Miss Georgia 2012! “I’m ready to stop living ashamed. I’m ready to stop living in this dark circle where everyone on the outside thinks that I’m perfect…” Today’s interview with Leighton Jordan is incredible. All because Leighton shares what it was like serving as Miss Georgia while recovering from an eating disorder. We were blown away by her candor and her grace… and I know you will be too. She’s simply amazing.

Sep 27 2016

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Rank #9: Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Ashton Campbell, Miss AR 2014

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Today we continue our "Pageant Junkies Top 12 Podcasts of All Time" - Coming in at #11, and originally published on February 26th, 2015 - it's Miss Arkansas 2014 and 2nd Runner Up at Miss America - Ashton Campbell!

She tells us she hasn’t even seen her own Miss America interview yet – but in today’s Pageant Junkies Podcast, it’s easy to see why Ashton Campbell, Miss Arkansas 2014 was named the 2nd Runner Up at Miss America. We see “Purpose” and “Gratitude” all over her – and those 2 characteristics make a winner every time. Enjoy!

Oct 04 2016

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Rank #10: Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Bree Boyce, Miss SC 2011

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Coming in at #10 on our list of the Pageant Junkies "Top 12 Podcasts of All Time" is Miss South Carolina 2011, Bree Boyce! Originally released on July 7th, 2015, Bree's interview is super eye-opening, and her Top 12 finish at Miss America is something Junkies will never forget...

Today, Bree Boyce is known as “that pageant queen” who lost 112 pounds on her way to Miss America. But what’s not well-known, is that Bree also suffered from anorexia during her year as Miss South Carolina 2011. How did she go from obese to anorexic? And how did her life turn into a media-frenzy, literally overnight? Those answers and much more regarding Bree’s full story, can all be heard on today’s Pageant Junkies Podcast.

Oct 11 2016

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Rank #11: Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Autumn Simunek, Miss SD 2015

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You might be surprised to see Autumn Simunek's podcast at #9 on our all-time best list, but we're not! Autumn's reminder to "Own your story" is HUGE - And this interview from February 2nd, 2016 will encourage you more than you know... Five times competing at Miss South Dakota. Getting honest about her past. Discovering a new angle which brought new life to her platform. Trust me, if you’re competing in pageantry, you will be inspired by what Miss South Dakota 2015, Autumn Simunek had to overcome in order to make it to the Miss America stage. It’s all on today’s Pageant Junkies Podcast… #Strong

Oct 18 2016

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Rank #12: #143: Kalie Wright, Miss Idaho 2015

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After Kaile's first pageant, her father actually said to her, "I don't ever want you to do this again." Well - Thank goodness he came around! Kalie was able to pay for college, compete on the Miss America stage and earn a Non-Finalist Talent Award, and be named the winner of the National Sweetheart Pageant! Today's interview with Kalie is the perfect backdrop for the National Sweetheart Pageant coming up this weekend - and will definitely put you in the mood for the massive amount of Miss America pageantry coming at us over the next 2 weeks! Enjoy!

Aug 30 2016

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Rank #13: Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Meg McGuffin, Miss AL 2015

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I find it absolutely fitting that on Election Day, our 6th most popular podcast belongs to Meg McGuffin, Miss Alabama 2015! Fitting, because you may remember a little comment she made about Donald Trump during her on-stage questions at Miss America... But just for the record - Today's interview isn't about politics at all...

Talk about ups and downs… Meg McGuffin quickly became Miss AL’s Outstanding Teen, but then it took her THREE YEARS just to win a local pageant, in order to compete at Miss Alabama! In today’s podcast, Meg shares the good, the bad, and the crazy when it comes to her pageant journey – And it’s worth every minute! Enjoy!

Nov 08 2016

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Rank #14: Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011

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Even though she was Miss America 2011, she’s STILL under the age limit to compete today! And during today’s podcast, Teresa Scanlan opens up about her age – and the significant challenges she faced as a 17 year old Miss America – on the 3rd most popular podcast in Pageant Junkies History…

Today – We chat with none other than Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan!!! Teresa generously shares her whole pageant story… The good, the bad, and the ugly! But besides her amazing journey to the crown, Teresa also offers some excellent advice to pageant contestants today – the kind of advice that could change the entire Miss America Organization – if we let it. We hope you love this special edition of the Pageant Junkies Podcast!

PS - Because we are re-airing this episode, I'm afraid we couldn't remove the message at the beginning of the interview - which is no longer available... My apologies Junkies!

Dec 06 2016

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Rank #15: Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Megan Ervin, Miss IL 2012

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One of our first podcasts released in 2016, Megan Ervin's interview comes in at #8 on our Top 12 Podcasts of All Time... It's almost a mini-tutorial of how to win your state title - Which is exactly why it's been so popular! Enjoy!

If you need a little motivation to kick yourself into gear for 2016, look no further than today’s interview with Megan Ervin, Miss Illinois 2012! This lady is DRIVEN – and Megan offers several tips and tools to help any young woman interested in competing on the Miss America stage. Plus – Learn all about Megan’s 41 pound evening gown named, “Big Red” on today’s Pageant Junkies Podcast…

Oct 25 2016

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Rank #16: Jasmine Murray, Miss Mississippi 2014

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Nobody can deny her talent - But Miss Mississippi 2014 Jasmine Murray, also has an undeniable faith!  We asked Jasmine about her faith during one of the first podcasts we ever recorded way back in 2014 - And now, her first single called "Fearless" is currently climbing the Christian music charts! I suspect this isn't the last we'll hear from Jasmine, which is exactly why we thought we'd re-post this podcast! Enjoy!

Feb 07 2017

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Rank #17: #142: Kelley Johnson, Miss Colorado 2015

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Kelley Johnson, Miss Colorado 2015, had a life-changing moment on the Miss America stage. In an instant, she became the face of nurses everywhere - Thanks to the fact that she was "not just a nurse"... And if you ever wanted to hear the real story regarding Kelley's talent, the answer to her on-stage question, or that whole blow-up with The View, today is your day. I realize I'm not supposed to have favorites - But honestly, we think this podcast ranks right up there with some of our best interviews to date. #BigJunkieThanks to Nurse Kelley... Enjoy! :)

Aug 23 2016

27mins

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Rank #18: Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Katie Stam Irk, Miss America 2009

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She just gave birth to her 3rd child last night (not kidding) - Which means it's perfect timing to re-release her interview as the 7th most listened-to podcast in Junkie history! Miss America 2009, Katie Stam will always be one of our favorites because she is so darn authentic... We hope you enjoy this interview while Katie enjoys being a mom to her new baby boy... (Congrats Katie!) For our 100th podcast, we’re crazy, over-the-moon excited to talk to Katie Stam Irk, Miss America 2009!!! In today’s special episode, learn why Katie has never even seen her own Miss America preliminary performance – and discover how she felt being on the judge’s panel that selected Mallory Hagan! Katie is the real deal… And the perfect pick for a centennial celebration of the Pageant Junkies 100th podcast! ENJOY! 🙂

Nov 01 2016

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Rank #19: Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Taylor Wiebers, Miss IA 2015

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Honestly, I can't begin to describe today's podcast - It simply has to be heard. Enjoy our "3rd Runner Up" interview (the 4th most popular podcast of all time), from Taylor Wiebers, Miss Iowa 2015.

She’s the first Double Preliminary Winner at Miss America in 15 years (FIFTEEN YEARS SHE SCREAMS!!!)… And today, Miss Iowa 2015, Taylor Wiebers, shares her whole pageant story – including the moment when she realized she wasn’t advancing to the Top 10. Every Junkie on the planet should hear this interview – Taylor is a class act and a wonderful example for all pageant contestants to follow – win or lose!!!

Nov 22 2016

28mins

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Rank #20: #93: Shanna Pinet & Mary Morin Carlin, Fighting Fabulously

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, today's podcast features a couple of pageant ladies who are "Fighting Fabulously".  Meet Shanna Pinet and Miss New Hampshire 2002, Mary Morin Carlin - two incredible women, working to survive breast cancer, who continue to see the positive in the midst of their difficult circumstances.  We love the fact that they started a movement to help other breast cancer patients, do the exact same thing!

Oct 27 2015

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