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Pageantry Exit Interview: MAOTeen Leah Sykes

A Song in Her Heart: Leah Sykes sees the end of her reign as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen as a blessing, for the girl that she’ll soon crown and in taking the next step toward her own musical stardom. Leah’s singing career is just starting to take off as her time as MAOTeen comes to an end, and taking classes in the same city where so many of the music industry’s biggest stars have recorded their best hits is simply going to inspire her like never before.

 

Pageantry Interview: MAOTeen Leah Sykes exit interview

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Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss Teen USA 2013, Cassidy Wolf

The Leader of the Pack: Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf is preparing for her next step, following her amazing title year in New York City after the serious privacy violation she conquered before beginning her reign. In fact, while such a case might have lingered over her entire year as Miss Teen USA, Cassidy simply brushed her shoulders off and proceeded to make the significant impact that few young women before her have been able to generate. What lies beyond that ultimately remains up to her. Whatever she decides to do, there’s no doubt in the world that she will be able to handle it.

 

Pageantry Interview: Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf exit interview

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Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri

Head of the Class: As Miss America, Nina Davuluri has been a shining example of so much that the organization has to offer, including being set to return to school with her incredible scholarship earnings. But that’s only one bragging right that this wonderful Miss America lays claim to, even if she’s hesitant to talk about herself and more likely to sing the praises of the other incredible people she has met during her year at the top. Nina’s year as Miss America may be coming to end, but her legacy is only going to get stronger.

 

Pageantry Interview: Miss America Nina Davuluri exit interview

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Pageantry Interview: Miss USA 2014, Nia Sanchez

This is How She Rolls: The Miss USA pageant may have moved to Baton Rouge this year, but Nevada still found a way to capture the spotlight thanks to Nia Sanchez. The first Miss Nevada USA to win the Miss USA title discusses her her martial arts background and 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo as well as her time as a nanny and Disney character while living abroad.

 

Pageantry Interview: Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez

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Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss USA 2013, Erin Brady

More Than Meets the Eye: Erin Brady went big at the Miss Universe pageant by invoking the pop cultural awesomeness of the Transformers, and she's only just started wowing the world. Erin’s year has been an exciting and fast-paced one, as we always expect from the prestigious Miss USA titleholders, but as her year winds down and she prepares to be the first Miss USA to ever crown her successor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, instead of Las Vegas, she’s not yet asking herself, “What’s next?” as much as she’s asking, “What’s left?” because she’s not done making her own dreams come true.

 

Pageantry Interview: Miss USA Erin Brady

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Pageantry Interview: Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler

Something in the Water: Gabriela Isler is the seventh woman from Venezuela to wear the crown of Miss Universe, and just like all of them before her, she’s going to use her crown to foster change and spread awareness. Hailing from the state of Guárico, Gabriela has sought a career in modeling since she was a teenager, although she’s the first to admit that her peers may have never seen it coming. But so often is the story in fairy tales and books, Isler shed her so-called “nerd” demeanor and soon rose to fame as not only one of the most beautiful and influential women in her country, but the entire world as well. Like most of the spectacular women before her, Gabriela is just trying to both enjoy and make the best of her title reign that began on that fateful and incredible day in Moscow.

 

Pageantry Interview: Gregory Ellenburg

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Pageantry Interview: Gregory Ellenburg

The Pageantry PodCast speaks with Gregory Ellenburg. A graduate of the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Gregory has worked in the pageant industry since 1988 and opened Gregory Ellenburg Pageant and Special Occasion in 1997. His gowns have been worn on the stages of the Miss America and Miss USA pageants. Greg has grown into a national brand dressing young women from California to Vermont and Montana to Georgia. Greg's specialty is creating beautiful couture gowns for clients who know and understand the importance of a one of kind creation.

 

Pageantry Interview: Gregory Ellenburg

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Pageantry Interview: Lynn Skorenko of Rue Royale Couture

The Pageantry PodCast speaks with Lynn Skorenko of Rue Royale Couture, a boutique that believes every customer is special and unique. They strive to bring out your personality with your special evening attire. After two decades of involvement in pageants and fundraising galas, owner Lynn Skorenko decided to apply her knowledge and experience towards dressing others to make a bold statement about who they truly are.

 

Pageantry Interview: Lynn Skorenko of Rue Royale Couture

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Pageantry Interview: Cindy Bradford of America's Majestic Miss Pageant

The Pageantry PodCast visits with Cindy Bradford as she speaks about America's Majestic Miss and how the pageant is designed to help young girls and women showcase their talents and skills as they develop confidence and poise while representing their state. America's Majestic Miss promotes and encourages each contestant's success through the development of skills she believes are most important to possess in our competitive world today: confidence, poise, character, and leadership qualities. America's Majestic Miss will award prestigious national titles, prizes, and cash at the November 14-16, 2014 pageant in Atlanta. Visit Americasmajesticmiss.com for more information.

 

Pageantry Interview: Cindy Bradford of America's Majestic Miss Pageant

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Pageantry Interview: Rachel Krause of Kasey J

The Pageantry PodCast speaks with Rachel Krause of Kasey J as she debut's Jasmine Bridal's new line of prom and pageant dresses for Kasey J. Enjoy as Rachel discusses their design philosophy when creating gowns for prom and pageants, and their exciting plans for the future.

 

Pageantry Interview: Rachel Krause of Kasey J

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Pageantry Interview: Raman Singh of Milano Formals

The Pageantry PodCast speaks with Raman Singh, the Vice President of Milano Formals, as he discusses their designer prom and pageant gowns. Milano Formals has been at the forefront of the industry for over 30 years and they continue to produce fresh and exciting trendy designs making them a leader in the industry.

 

Pageantry Interview: Raman Singh of Milano Formals

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Pageantry Interview: Hyo Rim of Coya Collection

The Pageantry PodCast speaks with Hyo Rim, the Creative director of Coya Collection, as she discusses their designer prom and pageant dresses. Learn all about this two-year old company and the styles they offer to make all of your stage and social occasion events special and fashionable.

 

Pageantry Interview: Hyo Rim of Coya Collection

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Pageantry Interview: Leah Sykes Miss America's Outstanding Teen

The Home State Hero: Florida’s Leah Sykes emerged from a field of 52 state delegates to be crowned Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in front of a vivacious Sunshine State audience. The 2014 MAOTeen competition was perhaps the most incredible and exciting yet, as the “American Idol Experience” theme had the state delegates giving it their all in front of a massive audience filled with their friends, families and fans. Fresh off of her stunning victory, Leah was happy to share her excitement and enthusiasm of not only her crowning, but also her coming year as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen.

 

Pageantry Interview: Leah Sykes Miss America's Outstanding Teen

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Pageantry Interview: Miss Teen USA 2013 Cassidy Wolf

Culture Shock: Cassidy Wolf gave up the laid back California teenage lifestyle for the hustle and bustle of New York City’s red carpets and Fashion Week, and her star has only just begun to rise. But while Cassidy’s new title and crown have made her a shining example for young women across the U.S. in leadership, service and for generally just being a celebrity, she also became a role model in another sense before she’d even step foot in the Atlantis Resort & Casino in the Bahamas for that spectacular crowning event. Cassidy found herself the target of a far worse breed of bully and stalker, when she was the subject of an attempted blackmail and extortion.

 

Pageantry Interview: Miss Teen USA 2013 Cassidy Wolf

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Pageantry Interview: Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri

Homecoming Queens: “Who says you can't go home? There's only one place they call me one of their own; These are my streets, the only life I've ever known, who says you can't go home.” How apropos these truthful words from New Jersey’s favorite son, Jon Bon Jovi seem in retrospect. In a crowning moment of kismet, Atlantic City, New Jersey, welcomed her favorite daughter home, The Miss America Pageant. Who says you can’t go home? Certainly not Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri.

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri

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Pageantry Interview: Miss Teen USA 2012 Logan West

Logan's Run: When Logan West was in the seventh grade, she made a decision that would essentially define her young life, as she created her very own anti-bullying initiative. But it wasn’t just some random cause for the Connecticut native, as she had been bullied for a good part of that year by one of her classmates, who took issue with the color of Logan’s skin. With her run as Miss Teen USA coming to an end, Connecticut’s Logan West is still focused on taking down bullies in America’s schools one state at a time.

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss Teen USA 2012 Logan West

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Pageantry Interview: Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady

Rising Temperatures: The viewing audience, along with the zealous live audience in attendance, agreed the hot, dry, desert wind of Las Vegas in June was no match for the 51 beauties from around the United States competing for the title of Miss USA 2013. The 62nd Annual Miss USA Pageant brought its unparalleled heat to the Las Vegas Strip, as Connecticut’s radiant Erin Brady took home the ultimate honor. Hear all about Erin's epic odyssey to her crowning moment in her own words.

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady

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Pageantry Interview: Michael Schreiber

Setting the Stage: Through his Stage Success program, veteran actor Michael Schreiber is fulfilling a much more important dream in using his life’s experiences to educate talented young actors. Michael takes us on a journey of discovering his own love for acting to sharing his passion with young people from coast-to-coast and from all walks of life. If he looks familiar, you may have seen him and his fellow boy band mates performing their positive message at a school near you.

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Michael Schreiber

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Pageantry Interview: Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether

Next in Line: As she watched Olivia Culpo’s crowning moment as Miss Universe, Nana Meriwether realized that it was her time to step up and shine as the next Miss USA. Six months earlier, in front of a live audience of thousands and with a TV viewership of millions, Nana’s name was called as the first runner-up at the 2012 Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas. And as she watched Olivia’s joyous and tearful reaction, Nana suddenly realized that she was now Miss USA. With a shortened reign ahead of her, Nana knows that she’s going to need to make her efforts count.

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether

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Pageantry Interview: Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo

Change of Plans: Just a week shy of Christmas, Olivia Culpo had barely tapped into her potential as Miss USA before receiving the present of a lifetime when she was elevated to a global icon as the 62nd Miss Universe winner. At just 20-years old, Olivia’s quickly been thrust from the spotlight of Miss USA fame to the position of global ambassador for women of all ages in all walks of life, throughout every country. And while she’ll only be able to travel to some of those countries, Olivia isn’t taking a single minute for granted. We were thankful to share a few of those minutes with her and look ahead at her year as Miss Universe.

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo

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Pageantry Interview: Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan

The Last Vegas: With the announcement that Miss New York, Mallory Hagan, had beaten the odds and won the title of Miss America 2013, the Miss America Organization turned the lights out on a great run in Las Vegas. After record breaking ratings, the world’s largest scholarship program heads back to where it all began—Atlantic City.

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan

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Pageantry Interview: Dan Adrian of Clarisse

From Prom dresses to cocktail dresses to gowns, Clarisse creations capture the latest styles and make them available to the young lady who wants to look sophisticated and beautiful. Clarisse knows how to make you shine on your special night. Wearing a Clarisse formals dress to your special event is sure to make you stand out from the crowd. Clarisse dresses come in a variety of fashion forward styles, colors, lengths, fabrics, and designs. Whether you are looking for fun and flirty or elegant and timeless, Clarisse has a formal designer dress just for you. Browse their unique line of elegant party dresses and find the one that is perfect for you at Clarisse.us.com.

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Dan Adrian of Clarisse

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Pageantry Exit Interview: Laura Kaeppeler

Stepping Out into the World: As only the second Miss America ever to hail from the state of Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler never left her hometown until her year of service took her on a whirlwind tour. Laura stunned the crowd last January with her willingness to openly discuss her family’s past and her father’s time in prison, but it was simply evidence of what a spectacular and strong individual she had grown to be in the face of adversity.

 

Pageantry PodCast Exit Interview: Laura Kaeppeler

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Pageantry Interview: Steve Lang

Taking a Global Stand: Fed up with foreign companies flooding the market with counterfeit gowns and dresses, some of the formalwear industry’s biggest names are taking their fight to federal court. Steve Lang, President of the American Bridal and Prom Industry Association, is one of those leaders taking charge and fighting for his industry’s rightful success. So far, it’s looking like the ABPIA is a true force to be reckoned with.

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Steve Lang

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Pageantry Interview: Bobbie Eakes

Bobbie's World: From her Miss Georgia crown to her recent Emmy award, Bobbie Eakes has proven that hard work and determination can pay off for a girl from a small Georgia town in a huge way. The youngest of five sisters, Bobbie is a story of true inspiration, the classic tale of a young girl who wanted to conquer the world and set out to do just that. She’s broken down the doors of almost every genre in the entertainment industry, as she has starred on stage, the big screen, as a musician, and on legendary soap's The Bold and the Beautiful and All My Children. And while she’s willing to reflect on some of the greatest moments of her amazing career, Bobbie’s greatest success stories are yet to come.

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Bobbie Eakes

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Pageantry Interview: Logan West Miss Teen USA

Coming out of her shell: Logan West is the first girl from Connecticut to win the title of Miss Teen USA, and she’s going to use it to fulfill her ultimate dreams. Striking a blow against bullies everywhere, Logan has made bullying a centerpiece of her charitable platform, revealing that she had been a victim of bullying in middle school. She created her own anti-bullying initiative, Bully Proof, a five-step program that aims to empower student leaders to help prevent bullying.

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss Teen USA Logan West

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Pageantry Interview: Rachel Wyatt Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2013

A Dance to Remember: Rachel Wyatt left her small town to follow big dreams, and it paid off with her becoming Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2013. With an earth shaking eruption from an elated audience, Miss South Carolina’s Outstanding Teen 2012 Rachel Wyatt was named Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2013 and winner of a $25,000 scholarship. We had the pleasure of interviewing Rachel only weeks after her life changing transformation.

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2013 Rachel Wyatt

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Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss America's Outstanding Teen Elizabeth Fechtel

Performance of a Lifetime: More than 100 million people were introduced to Miss America’s Outstanding Teen this year, and as Elizabeth Fechtel awaits the day that she will pass on her title to another amazing young lady, she has only just begun to reflect on the many lives that she has touched over the past year. Between her visits to Children’s Miracle Network hospitals and the many other appearances she has made across the country, it hasn’t truly hit her yet, but perhaps as she continues her ambitious desire to help teenagers around the world realize their ability, she’ll realize that she has been one amazing role model.

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss America's Outstanding Teen Elizabeth Fechtel

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Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss Teen USA Danielle Doty

Going Home Again: As her year as Miss Teen USA comes to an end, Danielle Doty is heading back to Texas for college, but the sky is the limit for her future beyond the title. Danielle made the most of every minute of her year as Miss Teen USA, from visiting American Armed Forces in Germany, to sharing the special message that we all go through awkward phases when we’re young with so many young girls who look up to her. Not a moment was wasted by Danielle, as she accomplished the dream of millions as Miss Teen USA.

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss Teen USA Danielle Doty

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Pageantry Interview: Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo

The Rhode to Victory: In front of a capacity crowd and her dazzling Miss USA peers, Olivia Culpo became the first ever titleholder from Rhode Island. Pageantry magazine CEO, Carl Dunn, speaks with Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo, to relive her crowning moment and discuss her future plans as she embarks on her journey in representing the USA.

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo

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Pageantry Interview: Jeff Vanderpol of My Big Movie Break

A Brand New Plan: The team behind My Big Movie Break wants to buck old Hollywood trends and help entertainment industry rookies learn their trades by actually making feature films. Jeff Vanderpol, the man behind My Big Movie Break, intends to take hungry artists from every niche in the film and TV industries and pair them with veteran filmmakers and cast and crew members to make their dreams of creating motion pictures come true. A career in Hollywood may be a longshot, but according to Vanderpol, it doesn’t have to be. As long as you have talent and a dream, you can break down walls and become your own star.

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Jeff Vanderpol of My Big Movie Break

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Pageantry PodCast Exit Interview: Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella

Recipe for Success: Ready to take on the world, Alyssa Campanella has paved a career path that could allow her to become an entertainment superstar. Alyssa’s DNA prepared her for a life in the entertainment and glamour industries from an early age, as she had taken up acting at just 6-years old. Just 16 years later, she’s now one of the most recognizable names and faces in the world, not only for her Miss USA title, but also because she’s been turning heads on the runways for a few years now. So what’s next for this ambitious 22-year old Dutch-Italian star?

Anything she wants is possible.

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella

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Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler

Whisked Away: After an evening of record-setting ratings and the exceptional standard of elegance, Laura Kaeppeler became only the second Miss America from the great state of Wisconsin. Laura's triumphant walk across the stage was just the beginning of a journey that will take her to every corner of the country during her year of service as Miss America 2012. She discusses her upcoming 20,000 miles of travel each month speaking to audiences about her platform Circles of Support - Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents and her responsibilities acting as the official National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler

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Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan

SCANNING THE HORIZON: After a year of unparalleled service and philanthropic efforts, Miss America Teresa Scanlan is ready to hand off her title and embrace the path before her. One might think that the reason no 17-year old had won the Miss America crown in 73 years was because all of the new fame, celebrity and daily responsibilities that come with the reign are too much for a teenager to handle. But Teresa simply laughs at that notion. Not only could she handle everything that came with her new title, but like the many women crowned before her, she took the title and fame to a new level, reaching out to not only the people who admire and aspire to gain her level of ability and grace, but also to the millions of people with eating disorders, who she strives to protect and enable every day through her personal platform.

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Exit Interview: Miss America Teresa Scanlan

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Pageantry Interview: Fadil Berisha

AN EYE FOR TALENT: Fadil… one name that invokes images of celebrity, grace, and beauty. Fadil Berisha has already carved out quite the reputation for himself in the fashion industry. Having moved to the U.S. at a young age, Fadil learned about beauty and style right away, working random jobs in small stores and boutiques in New York City. A few decades later, he already has one of the most incredible portfolios most of us will ever see, as he’s photographed superstars like Halle Berry and global icons like Bill Clinton. It was only fitting that he took some time recently to tell us how it all began for him and his camera, seeing as so many of Pageantry’s covers and pages are filled by his incredible work.

 

Pageantry PodCast with Fadil Berisha

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Pageantry Interview: Danielle Doty Miss Teen USA 2011

THE TOAST OF TEXAS: Danielle Doty traded in her small town origins for a Big Apple life when she was crowned the newest Miss Teen USA in front of a wild audience and 51 of her peers at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Of course with that comes a huge, spectacular life change that begins with a move to New York City. Hailing from a small town in Texas, that’s easier said than done for Danielle. Luckily, those famous friends are Miss Universe Leila Lopes and Miss USA Alyssa Campanella, who were more than willing to welcome their new sister and show her the ropes.

 

Miss Teen USA 2011 Danielle Doty PodCast

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Pageantry Interview: Elizabeth Fechtel Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2012

TO SERVE AND PROJECT: Elizabeth Fechtel borrowed a page from her sister by competing for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen before re-writing the book on winning. Elizabeth has started her senior year at First Academy - Leesburg. She is a busy young lady serving as the President of her student body, the Treasurer of the Debate Club, and Editor of the yearbook in addition to her duties as Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2012. Fortunately, she found some time to talk about her expectations for the coming year.

 

Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2012 Elizabeth Fechtel PodCast

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Pageantry Interview: Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes

ANGOLA'S NEW JEWEL: The Universe is a very large and encompassing concept. The Miss Universe Pageant is no exception. From the largest city in South America and the fourth largest city in the world, São Paulo, Brazil, a record setting 89 of the most beautiful and universe conscious Miss Universe delegates from the four corners of our humble globe, an estimated worldwide audience of 1 billion people, the Miss Universe 2011 Pageant presented a distinctly Latin flavored production during its 60th Anniversary crowning. Leila Lopes, Miss Angola, would forever be known as Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011 becoming the first woman from her African nation to capture the crown of Miss Universe.

 

Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes PodCast

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Pageantry Interview: Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete

PRIDE OF A NATION: As only the second woman from Mexico to wear the crown of Miss Universe, Ximena Navarrete has established herself as a global icon. Ximena’s path to stardom was paved just 7 years ago in her hometown of Guadalajara, when she began her career as a model. In 2009, after studying nutrition in college, Ximena turned her attention to the pageant world. On the advice of a friend—Karla Carillo—Ximena participated in the Nuestra Belleza México competition against 33 other women. Magic struck for Ximena as Karla crowned her that night, and the rest is Miss Mexico... correct that—Miss Universe history. As her title reign comes to a close, Ximena is already looking ahead at a long, successful career in television, modeling and possibly even personal branding.

 

 

Miss Universe, Ximena Navarrete PodCast

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Pageantry Interview: Lacey Russ Miss America's Outstanding Teen

To Serve and Inflect: As a child, Lacey Russ had a very simple, yet important dream—she wanted to be her high school’s valedictorian. While most kids aspire for stardom, Lacey simply wanted to make sure that she was the best person and influence to her peers that she could possibly be. In the past year, though, she managed to go above and beyond even her own expectations. Of course Lacey accomplished her childhood goal as she was indeed her class’ valedictorian at her recent graduation. Miss America's Outstanding Teen Lacey Russ may come from a small town in Oklahoma, but she was more than prepared to inspire an entire nation during her reign.

 

 

Miss America's Outstanding Teen Lacey Russ

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Pageantry Interview: Kamie Crawford Miss Teen USA 2010

Staying the Course: For 17-year old Kamie Crawford, it all came down to a decision—should she or shouldn’t she? Opting with the former choice, Kamie took a friend’s advice and decided to compete in the 2010 Miss Maryland Teen USA Pageant. On that advice, Kamie trained for 5 months and wouldn’t you know it—she won. First time’s the charm. From there she went on to compete for the Miss Teen USA title, something that she probably figured would be a much tougher feat. But just over a year later, 18-year old Kamie has been living a dream, having won both her state title and the national crown in what most girls would call a Cinderella story. Kamie never imagined that she’d even be involved with the pageant circuit, but it took just one shot to create an entirely new dream for herself and to make it come true. Kamie Crawford’s year as Miss Teen USA has come to a close, but that’s not stopping her from working to change the world one day at a time.

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Kamie Crawford Miss Teen USA 2010

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Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih

Heart of the Story: With unparalleled confidence, Miss USA Rima Fakih proved that she is above labels and is truly one-of-a-kind. Gifted with her own sense of determination and strong will, and not to mention the supportive force that is the Miss Universe Organization, Rima dodged the nonsense and gripped her fate by embracing the causes that Miss USA has become synonymous with and showed the entire world that this Miss USA is more than just a headline. She’s the top story.

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih Exit interview

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Pageantry Interview: Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan

Pride of the Plains: Nebraska’s Teresa Scanlan might have captured the crown at only 17 but she’s already the pride of her state and years ahead of her peers as Miss America 2011. As the nation welcomed her newest Miss America, the youngest Miss America in decades, and first from the state of Nebraska, Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan joined a sisterhood that has been celebrated for 90 years. With Miss America’s return to the ABC network with an estimated 7 million plus viewers by night’s end—an increase of approximately 50 percent—America responded in droves following a six-year absence of the pageant on live network television.

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss America Teresa Scanlan

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Pageantry Interview: Julie France Body Shapers

Eurotard Introduces: Julie France Body Shapers. Eurotard is an Atlanta, USA based company that has been producing high fashion quality apparel for 26 years. It sells to 55 countries around the world and is recognized as one of the most significant and most respected names in the business. They are excited and proud to introduce Julie France, the premier seamless Body Shaper Collection.

Julie France Body Shapers are seamless, made of superior quality, resilient stretch materials and designed specifically with women in mind. They camouflage imperfections, slenderize and smooth the body with out bulging on the skin or showing lines, helping to improve the way dresses, clothes and outerwear fit. Their extensive collection of 17 different styles, accommodate and compliment all styles of dresses. The Julie France Body Shapers come in black and nude with selected styles also available in white. All 17 styles come in small, medium, large, extra large, with plus sizes 1X through 3X also offered in selected styles.

 

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Julie France Boby Shapers

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Pageantry Interview: Miss America Caressa Cameron

Once Upon A Time... With her reign as Miss America coming to an end, Caressa Cameron is proving that her fairy tale rise to the 2010 crown is simply the start of something greater. As the Miss America Organization prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary in a glorious return to network television on ABC, Caressa is readying herself for the major role that she will play in this historic occasion. While her term as Miss America and her year of endless travel, promotion and goodwill are coming to a triumphant end, Caressa will of course soon crown her successor on stage in Las Vegas in front of perhaps the largest audience in the event’s history. But first she’s looking back at the gigantic shoes she is leaving behind, and she’s hardly saying, “The end.”

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss America Caressa Cameron

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Pageantry Interview: Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez

ONE FOR THE BOOKS: She may not have been the first Miss Venezuela to win, but Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez has established a legacy to ensure she won’t be the last. When Stefania was crowned Miss Universe last summer, she earned her place among the Guinness greats because she was the first-ever Miss Universe to be crowned by a fellow countrywoman. But global fame is hardly Stefania’s priority. She’s embraced the duties of Miss Universe strongly this past year, so much that she’s dedicated to remaining on a campaign to educate people in every country about the realities of HIV. For now, though, she’s going to rest up before she waits to see if she sets another record by crowning another Miss Venezuela.

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez

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Pageantry Interview: Megan Alexander of Inside Edition

THE COMPETITIVE TOUCH: Inside Edition’s Megan Alexander shares how a background in pageantry helped prepare her in creating a strong career in broadcast journalism and entertainment. An entertainer from the start, Megan and her mother decided to give pageants a shot when she was 12-years old by entering the American Coed Pageant, then run by Steve and Kathleen Mayes of current National American Miss recognition. Through a lifetime of devotion to the performing arts, student councils, speech and debate classes and teams, and a variety of important charitable associations, Megan paid her dues on the way to becoming a broadcast journalist with Inside Edition, the longest-running newsmagazine show in television history. Megan shared with Pageantry magazine what it took for her to break into the entertainment industry and become a successful broadcast journalist, while also holding onto her roots and core beliefs in the strength of the pageant and competition systems.

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Inside Edition’s Megan Alexander

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Pageantry Interview: Jeanette Morelan Miss America's Outstanding Teen

HAIL TO THE CHIEF: Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Jeanette Morelan is leaving behind a year of dedicated service and philanthropic passion to embark on her path for glory. Growing up, kids often have the wildest ambitions. Whether wealthy athlete or brain surgeon or the first astronaut to land on Mars, the creative minds of children introduce wild ideas that ultimately don’t pan out as they develop into teenagers because they eventually find something else to occupy their ambitions. However, when Jeanette Morelan decided as a young girl that she wanted to be the President of the United States, she locked out any distractions because she absolutely wants to be the President. And as her time winds down as the 2010 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Jeanette’s path is laid out before her thanks to a strong support system, plentiful MAOT scholarships, and a bevy of new friends she’s made this past year—all of them hopefully registered voters in 2039.

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2010 Jeanette Morelan

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Pageantry Interview: Rima Fakih Miss USA 2010

READY TO REIGN: Former Miss Michigan Rima Fakih became the 2010 Miss USA and is ready to defy the stereotypes in her crowning year. Born in Lebanon and raised in New York, her family moved to Dearborn, Michigan in 2003. She graduated from Henry Ford Community College and went on to earn degrees in economics and business management from the University of Michigan–Dearborn. Rima has made history as the first Arab-American to win the prestigious Miss USA title. What’s next for Miss USA? Listen to the interview as she becomes settled into her New York apartment and prepares to return to the scene of her triumph in Las Vegas for the Miss Universe pageant.

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2010

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Pageantry Interview:
Stormi Bree Henley Miss Teen USA 2009

TAKING IT BY STORM: Miss Teen USA 2009 Stormi Bree Henley may have crowned her successor, but she’s already intent on establishing herself as a country music icon. After crowning her successor at the Paradise Island Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, she’ll find herself in an entirely new situation. For the first time in a year, she’ll be back on her own without the responsibilities and privileges that her year as Miss Teen USA have awarded her. She’s determined to become a successful country music singer, and with her roots in Tennessee, talent, passion, and the dedication she’s shown for her platforms and crown, we’ve got a good feeling she may be gracing the big stage before she even knows it.

 

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Stormi Bree Henley Miss Teen USA 2009

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Pageantry Interview: Bridal Elegance

Bridal Elegance is Illinois' largest bridal and prom store with locations in Ottawa and Bloomington. Their stores feature over 40,000 square feet of showroom space to suit any style or need. Come and enjoy the fun, friendly atmosphere at Bridal Elegance. Open 7 days a week, Bridal Elegance understands the importance of your special occasion, and want to help you look and feel your best. With their selection of thousands of dresses, you will be sure to find the PERFECT gown that fits your budget. And don't forget about the shoes, jewelry and accessories, Bridal Elegance offers a large selection of great brands like Dyeables, Coloriffics, Touch Ups, Nine West, Art Effects and more. They even carry jewelry from Jim Ball, Carley, Marielle, Victoria Lee, Swarovski, Crystal and accessories by Jamie Lynn, Beverly Clark, Wedding Supplies Direct and more. Whatever your taste or style, Bridal Elegance has what you're looking for, and more! Call and make an appointment today, and you'll be glad you did.

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Bridal Elegance

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Pageantry Interview: Henri's Cloud Nine

Henri’s Cloud Nine is a locally owned and operated full service salon, specializing in bridal and social occasion. Henri's Cloud Nine is dedicated to its customers by providing a comfortable shopping environment where service, value, and quality meets their customers’ every need. The staff at Henri’s will help with every step along the way to make your social occasion planning as easy as possible. Henri’s staff will always do what is right for the customer, such as, educating about the fabrics and designers. This is why Henri’s has been in business for over 50 wonderful years.

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Henri's Cloud Nine

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Pageantry Interview: Paula Shugart

In the latest episode of our industry leading audio releases, it's Pageantry's PodCast featuring Paula Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization. Listen in as she discusses the triple crowns of Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, and Miss Universe. As head of an international company that advances and supports today's women, Ms. Shugart oversees a global operation with offices in New York and in Los Angeles and with representatives worldwide, staffed by experts in fields ranging from marketing and TV production to licensing and travel. Pageantry is honored to bring you this timely and in-depth interview.

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Paula Shugart

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Pageantry Interview: Miss USA Kristen Dalton

Taking Her Bow: Kristen Dalton is the epitome of Tar Heel royalty. Her mother was Miss North Carolina USA in 1982 and her sister Julie was Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2008 and was ever so close to the Miss Teen USA title that year, finishing as the second runner-up. But it’s Kristen who has the regal clout in the family, having spent the past year enjoying her reign as Miss USA 2009. And enjoying may be an understatement.

Quick to admit that the trio of Miss Universe Organization titleholders living in their fabled New York apartment might be a bit spoiled, Kristen’s hitting the home stretch of her whirlwind term as Miss USA. Grateful for the experiences she’s had and the doors her title has opened for her, Kristen is excited for what lies ahead as she prepares to crown her successor.

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss USA Kristen Dalton

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Pageantry Interview: Miss America 2010: Caressa Cameron

Caressa’s Conquest: Miss America has always been about tradition. Tradition in introducing the nation to some of the most beautiful and intelligent young women from throughout the country. Tradition in operating the largest scholarship program in the world to help our nation’s young women pursue their dreams of a higher education and for many of them, graduate debt free. But also with tradition comes change. Following her triumphant accomplishment in Las Vegas, Pageantry caught up with the newest Miss America, Caressa Cameron, and relived not only her crowning achievement, but also her goals for her upcoming year of service as Miss America.

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron

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Pageantry Interview: Wen Wu of the House of Wu

Pageantry interviews Wen Wu, of The House of Wu, who is very proud to announce the celebration of their 20th anniversary. They extend a heart felt thank you to all of their cherished customers for making it possible. The House of Wu and all of its divisions strive to provide its customers with the most sophisticated and elegant gowns, as its clients have grown to expect over the years.

The House of Wu's dedication to quality and design, combined with their exceptional customer service, have been the major factors in their success. They strive to exceed your expectations every day.

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: Wen Wu of the House of Wu

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Pageantry Interview: IMTA

The International Modeling and Talent Association, or IMTA, is a professional organization of some of the finest and most successful modeling and talent training centers in the world. Since 1987, IMTA has become the recognized leader in putting new faces in front of the people whose business it is to identify that illusive spark that heralds the next rising star or supermodel. An impressive – and constantly growing – list of discoveries from IMTA Conventions makes it impossible to open a magazine, see a fashion show, turn on the television, or watch a motion picture without seeing a face first seen at IMTA.

IMTA produces a week of modeling, acting, singing and dancing competitions in New York and Los Angeles, the fashion and entertainment centers of the world. Hundreds of fashion and talent agents, personal managers, casting directors, network representatives and music producers judge IMTA Competitions while searching for new models, actors, singers and dancers to work in the fashion and entertainment industries.

 

Pageantry PodCast Interview: IMTA

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Pageantry Interview: NAM

Growing Confidence: Pageantry interviews Steve Mayes, the national director of NAM. National American Miss has created a revolution in the pageant industry. How did they do it? In a relatively short time, NAM has experienced tremendous growth. This program goes beyond performance, beyond awards, and beyond one winner. It is innovatively designed to build life skills and grow confidence in each and every participant.

NAM is perhaps best known nationwide as a recognized leader of the natural "no makeup" movement in pageantry for younger participants. Through an age-appropriate focus for all age levels, a concert-level stage and light production, and top notch judging, National American Miss has set new standards and inspiration for all of pageantry. The noticeably different feel of a NAM event, the documented improvement that the participants have had at school; everything says that this is something new, and could be the new face of pageantry as we know it.

 

National American Miss PodCast

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Pageantry Interview: Miss America Katie Stam

Keep Dreaming: Katie Stam’s time as Miss America is coming to an end, but the dream she once had as a three-year old is fueling her to inspire the dreams of many others.

Less than a year ago, Katie Stam was a 22-year old student at the University of Indianapolis trying to fulfill a dream she carried since she was a three-year old girl tending to dairy cattle on her family’s farm. On January 24, 2009, Katie’s dream came true and she became a household name as she was crowned Miss America in front of a massive television audience with the backdrop of the Las Vegas lights.

 

Katie Stam PodCast

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Pageantry Interview: Claudia Jordan

Climbing to the Top: How her roots in the Miss Rhode Island USA system helped Claudia Jordan establish a never-ending road to success in entertainment.

It’s fitting that Claudia Jordan’s background features work on two of the most popular game shows in television history. Her entire life and career has played out like a girl’s dream prize package, jam-packed with success, TV and radio fame, and her very own spot on the greatest international stage. With her own universe rapidly expanding, Claudia explains the secret to her success, and offers up a glimpse of her blueprints to building a lasting foundation in the entertainment industry.

 

Claudia Jordan PodCast

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Pageantry Interview: Tony Bowls

The Premier broadcast of The Pageantry PodCast. In our first episode, our special guest is Tony Bowls of Mon Cheri. Tony Bowls is the lead fashion designer behind such lines as LeGala, Paris, Tony Bowls Collections and Tony Bowls evenings.

 

Tony Bowls PodCast

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