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Win A Pageant® | Professional Pageant Coaching with Alycia Darby

What do the judges look for in a winner? How do I win a pageant? How do I prepare for pageant interview? These are the questions Alycia Darby addresses in her podcast through coaching exercises to simplify pageantry for women in pageants. This coaching applies to teens, miss and mrs. pageant contestants competing in pageants like Ms. America, Miss USA, Miss America, Miss International, Mrs. America NAM and more! She educates pageant contestants with interview, modeling, platform, fashion, beauty here and on her site at WinAPageant.com. Let's Win A Pageant!
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Feb 24, 2016

Your farewell speech is sort of your final impression. It’s your opportunity to show gratitude to your team and final moment to inspire others and leave a legacy….It’s what you want your fans and supporters to remember of your reign. It’s important to make it humble, yet full of personality, gratitude, and inspiration. Plus, most women will continue to compete in this pageant system or others, so it’s extra-vital that you don’t sound flippant or ungrateful to the pageant community. Also, I don’t want your farewell to be the one that everyone goes to the bathroom during or yawns and whispers through. In this episode, I’ll break down the 5 main components of your Farewell in a beautiful outline, plus I’ll share some specific advice on how to record it so you sound magnificent!

 

 

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Feb 17, 2016

Many pageants invite the contestants to prepare a brief opening statement or a closing statement that is presented during your interview, as an on-stage introduction, or in your on-stage question portion. This is an incredibly important part of your competition and you have to know how to prepare for it so you can start and end strong. Since you have time to prepare for this, the judges will expect you to have full control in this moment to help them really understand you in a very short amount of time. I best way to prepare for writing your statement is to consider the highlights of 3 snapshots in time: your past, your present, and your future. In this episode, I unpack each of these and help you create an awesome intro for your upcoming pageant! 

 

 

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Feb 10, 2016

Orientation is a sea of judgment. It’s exciting and equally nerve-wracking. All the would-be titleholders showing up with their best foot forward to prove themselves as the winner. In this episode, I’ll teach you how to show up to your orientation as the actual winner. I want my girls mistaken for the reigning titleholder because this is the first impression you’ll give to the pageant director and to the other girls. You want to be sure it is accurate, inviting, and respectable. I’ll give you 4 steps to prepare you to be the “It” girl, the girl-to-beat, the “is that last year’s winner?” girl at your pageant orientation.

 

 

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Feb 4, 2016

Q&A for Pageant Contestants!
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Timestamp for Each Question:
[1:54] - If I have a quirky or weird talent, should I put it on my judge's bio/fact sheet?
[3:54] - Do I have to hire someone to do my hair and make up?
[5:52] - What is the best self-tanner available?
[7:08] - How is a one-on-one interview different from a panel interview and should a contestant prepare any differently?
[10:00] - Do I have to dress up for rehearsals?
[11:53] - What if there’s a fellow contestant doing something or acting a certain way that I know the pageant system does not support?
[14:17] - Should I give the directors a gift when I go to compete at the pageant?
[16:38] - Should I have my cell phone backstage with me?
[18:49] - What is considered to be “in style” for evening gowns?
[21:50] - Do I need to hire a coach in order to have an “edge” on my competition?

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Feb 3, 2016

In this episode, I’m discussing how to dress like a true pageant queen. It’s simple, but not so easy. It comes down to what you have in your closet. And if you’re listening, you need to update your closet. As you grow (up, old, into yourself), you have new priorities, responsibilities, and personality! Whether you like it or not, you’re judged by your appearance and every woman knows that what you wear has a lot to do with how you feel. If you are still holding onto things that no longer represent the new you (or the best you), then you are doing yourself a disservice, and others will know it too. I really love this process because it lets me take a fresh look at who I am and how I want to present who I am to others that don’t know me. And it doesn’t need to be difficult. I broke my process into 7 steps that I’ll share with you in this episode.

 

 

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