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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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Jun 28, 2017

Ashley Stremme is the current Mrs. United States and resides in Mooresville, North Carolina, with her husband, David a professional race car driver. Ashley earned her B.A. in Information Technology Leadership from Washington & Jefferson University, and now works as a television and radio show host in the motorsports industry. She, with her husband David, is also the owner of a nationally ranked race car chassis manufacturing company, Lethal Chassis. With a passion for motorsports, she travels the country with her husband and their three dogs: Maddie, Cali & SoCal.

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Jun 21, 2017

Megan Gordon, native of North Augusta, SC, is a 23 year old recent college graduate from Armstrong State University where she's earned her Bachelor's degree in Nursing. In her spare time, Megan loves trying new foods, traveling, meeting new people and spending quality time with her loved ones. Having began her pageant career at fourteen, Megan appreciates all that she has learned along her journey and she looks forward to encouraging and sharing her experiences with other young girls who aspire to achieve their goals as well. Becoming Miss South Carolina USA and placing Top 5 at Miss USA has been a dream come true for her and she is excited to see what all her future holds. Megan's main message and words of advice to young girls hoping to be in her position one day are to simply "have faith, work hard and always remain true to yourself; everything else will fall into place."

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Jun 14, 2017

In this episode, Alycia Darby interviews Caitlin Fitzgerald of PreVue Formal and Bridal. PreVue Formal and Bridal has been dressing our pageant and prom customers in THE BEST for over 32 years! Pageant Planet voted us #1 prom store in the country for the 2016-2017 season due to our selection of 16,000 formal gowns, our exclusive dress policy, and our ability to help you find the perfect dress for your occasion. We carry one of the largest selections of Sherri Hill Couture gowns and we are a top retailer for Sherri Hill, Jovani, Faviana, La Femme, Scala, and many more of the top formal wear brands. Our pageant specialist, Caitlin Fitzgerald, can help you custom create your dream pageant gown with Sherri Hill during private appointments across the country or in store at PreVue Formal and Bridal. The Sherri Hill Couture Trunk Show for 2017 will be held at PreVue June 16-18 and appointments can be made at (619)957-5175. We look forward to helping you on your journey to win your pageant!



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Jun 7, 2017

In this episode, Alycia Darby interviews Kristen Dalton Wolfe, a former Miss USA turned Mrs. Wolfe who believes that every woman is made to sparkle with the radiance of God's romance. Though she wore the Miss USA crown, her life was changed when she realized her true identity was rooted in being a daughter of the King. Since then, Kristen has used her passion for women coupled with her background in Psychology to launch SheisMore.com, an online magazine to spread God's message that every woman is royalty. 400,000 readers are impacted every month by the site. Kristen and her husband, Kris Wolfe, founder of GoodGuySwag.com are based in Los Angeles and speak regularly in churches, conferences, events and universities.

Kristen is the host of her own show, Hot Off The Press on JUCE TV, TBN's sister network for millennials. Her show has a reach of 90 million worldwide. You may also see Kristen in international print and commercial campaigns. She is the author of Rise Up, Princess: 60 Days To Revealing Her Royal Identity and Rise Up With God: The Guided Journal. Her next book, The Sparkle Effect is coming soon!

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May 31, 2017

In this episode, Alycia Darby interviews Summer Priester, Stylist/Blogger of 365DaysOfSummer.me. Born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina, Summer Priester has proven that even a small town girl can accomplish her dreams. Summer has become a two-time National titleholder, the former Miss United States 2015 and former Miss High School America 2011. She is a 2016 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor degree in Fashion Merchandising. She is currently a professional Fashion stylist/image consultant, model, and blogger of 365DaysofSummer.me.

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May 24, 2017

In today's episode, I want to share with you some advice from Ms Lu Parker, Miss USA 1994 about preparing for your pageant interview that I love.

In my pageant preparation, one of my goals was to constantly put myself in new situations where I could meet and interact with new people. The idea of this is to get more and more comfortable talking with ease to strangers in attempt to remove the pressure during pageant interview. As I prepared, I realized the more I had unique experiences, the more fun the interview process became.

Ms. Parker takes this to a whole new level! In this episode, I share her idea and use it to create a strategy you can implement to help you prepare for your pageant interview.

When you implement this 10-step strategy, you'll gain skills in leadership, flipping the power dynamic, and discover a flow for interview timing.



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May 17, 2017

Miss USA 2017 was held on May 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV! There is always so much to learn from a national pageant, especially one of this caliber. In this episode, I share my top lessons learned from this year's Miss USA pageant.
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May 10, 2017

Often, we feel like a roommate is more our competition, but really most pageant women just want to love and be loved.


You've heard the scary stories of nair in shampoo, ripping zippers out, or hogging all the closet space. Crazy stuff does happen, but this isn't the norm. However, competition and exhaustion and the emotional rollercoaster of pageantry often brings out the worst in people. So, you'll have to actively prepare to be a good friend and earn a good friend in your pageant roommate.

I have 5 tips to help you make friends with your pageant roommate - and ensure she won't put nair in your shampoo. ;)

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May 5, 2017

The Pageant Interview Game Plan course already includes several bonuses (which you’ll also get). These additional 3 bonuses are for the women who join us by May 5, 2017 (before 6:00pm PST): Now, I want to reveal what those bonuses are: #1 – I’m going to mail you a signed copy of Beauty, Truth and Grace – this is my brand new Bestseller book, it’s selling on Amazon for about $20 but only members are getting a signed copy ;) That bonus expires tonight, Friday at 6:00pm – pacific Standard time (San Diego, CA) #2 – I’m going to mail you a set of the Win A Pageant Interview Flash Card Deck! This includes 50 real-life pageant questions on colorful flashcards that you can use to practice mock interviews. This bonus expires on Saturday morning at 6:00am. #3 – You will be invited to attend the live online Training Session I’m teaching for members only called “Confident Communication Skills” (Don’t worry, if you can’t attend live, you’ll be able to see the recorded version so you can still get all the good stuff). This will expire when the program enrollment closes on Saturday, May 6th at 9:00pm PST If you know you’re ready to join me, go to WinAPageant.com/gameplan and be one of the first to sign up to get the Game Plan-A-Palooza bonuses!! I'll see you there!

 

 

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May 3, 2017

In this episode, Alycia answers a question from a listener, Joanna who hates acrylic nails and wants to know what the best style and color is for her nails for the day of her pageant. Alycia shares some scoop on what others are doing, what is the cheapest, what is the best, and what is the worst.

Got a question you want Alycia to answer? Your question could be featured with my answer on an upcoming episode of Win A Pageant. Record your question for me at WinAPageant.com/Q.

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Apr 26, 2017

In this episode, Alycia answers a question from a listener, Michele who struggles with her image in images. She wants to know how to appear more photogenic in everyday pictures and photos for the judge's headshot. Alycia gives 5 specific ways to look better in your photos so you appear more photogenic.

Got a question you want Alycia to answer? Your question could be featured with my answer on an upcoming episode of Win A Pageant. Record your question for me at WinAPageant.com/Q.

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Apr 19, 2017

In this episode, Alycia Darby interviews Allyson Rowe, motivational speaker and Miss Washington USA 2014! Allyson is a powerful speaker, professional makeup and skin specialist, and dedicated business woman. She carries a passion to see every woman embrace her own unique identity and walk it out confidently. Since her reign, Allyson began writing her first book, is a Top 15 pageant coach, and travels all over the country, speaking into and building confidence in the lives of women of all backgrounds and ages.

Watch the full video interview at WinAPageant.com/103!
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Apr 12, 2017

In this episode, I'll share with you the top 8 pageant tips I learned while at the Beauty | Brand | Believe Expo. These tips come from 8 national pageant coaches and experts including Lu Sierra, Austin Ryde, Allyson Rowe and Jorge Esteban.

Get the details of this episode on the show notes at: WinAPageant.com/102

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Apr 5, 2017

Since the beginning of the podcast in 2015, a lot has happened. In this episode, I'll share about the elements of the Win A Pageant brand where we've come and the vision for the future.
Here are the main take-aways:
1. Ask me your personal pageant questions at: WinAPageant.com/Q
2. Subscribe to pageant coaching playlists at YouTube videos at WinAPageant.com/youtube
3. Buy the paperback or kindle copy of the Bestselling book at: WinAPageant.com/book
4. Join our winning pageant community at WinAPageant.com/gameplan

Get all the details at the episode shownotes: http://winapageant.com/101
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Mar 29, 2017

Today, we are celebrating 100 episodes and you’re invited to all the goodies! In this episode, you’ll learn how to celebrate your success along the way to your pageant win. Special Offer: Get the Brand New Pageant Book, “Beauty, Truth and Grace: Pageant Coaching to Win on Stage and in Life” now through March 30, 2017 for only 99-cents. Get the special deal at: WinAPageant.com/book 

 

 

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Mar 22, 2017

In this episode, Alycia Darby interview David Van Maren, co-executive director of 4 state pageants for Miss and Teen USA. David has worked in the entertainment industry for 30 years, and owned his own agency for over a decade. He is a personal manager and has booked 1,000's of jobs for models, actors, artists, athletes and more.

In 1999 he judged Miss Washington USA and the next year, he was invited to become the state director. A few years later, he added Idaho, a few years later Montana, and most recently Oregon. He's now the co-executive producer and state director of 4 state pageants for Miss and Teen USA. He produces live shows, TV, and red carpet events.

David is happily married to Maureen, who I had the pleasure of talking with last week and they have a son.
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Mar 15, 2017

In this episode, Alycia Darby interview Alayah Benavidez, Miss United States!

Alayah was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She has her Associate of Arts degree in Teaching and is pursuing her bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

At a young age, Alayah discovered a passion for literature and as an adult has seen first-hand how her love of reading has helped her to develop confidence in testing and public speaking.

This is what led Alayah to begin her own campaign, Read the Way, which focuses on childhood literacy.
It has been a dream of hers to reach children across the country with her message and as Miss United States 2016 that is exactly what she is doing.
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Mar 8, 2017

In this episode, Alycia Darby interviews Maureen Francisco. Maureen is the co-executive producer of Pageants NW, which produces the state qualifier to Miss USA and Miss Teen USA for ID, MT, OR and WA. She's also organizing a confidence building workshop, Beauty | Brand | Believe Expo next month. To keep life interesting, she's done everything from being a published author It Takes Moxie, a book about achieving the American Dream to appearing on a game show and reality show, and being a TV news reporter. Her favorite role though is being a mom to her two-year-old son.
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Mar 1, 2017

The top 10 contestants can usually be selected from paperwork alone. Most pageant women don't put a lot of thought or effort into their paperwork, but for my clients, we take days crafting it to guide the interview and give them a leg up. One question that comes up a lot is whether or not they should put their old pageant title on another pageant paperwork. In this episode, I'm going to share with you 7 thoughts a judge may have when they see (or don't see) past titles on your paperwork. Hopefully, this gives you the insight you need to help you decide for yourself.
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Feb 22, 2017

There are lots of things to spend money on in pageantry from wardrobe, shoes, earrings, to not to mention week-of stuff like DVDs, gala tickets, special seating, backstage roses, contestant gifts... it gets expensive.
And, when you're working with a budget (as we all should be to be good stewards of our money), it's hard to know what's important and what's not.

Today, I'm going to break down how to choose your investments wisely so you reap a life-long return.

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Feb 15, 2017

I did a 4-part series, starting at episode 27, that talks in detail about how to get sponsors, but there's another way to get financial support for your pageant and that is fundraising.

In elementary school, you probably sold candy bars, Christmas wrapping paper and lollipops as fundraisers. This stuff is for kids. It's a lot of effort with little return. There are other ways to fundraise, ways that can bring you far more profit in a shorter amount of time with a smaller group of people.

That's what I'm going to teach you to do in this episode. I want to change your mindset from what you may have known in the past of candy bars and bake sales. You get rewarded in direct proportion to how much value you provide. Let me teach you how to provide a TON of value and raise what you need for your pageant.


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Feb 8, 2017

In this episode, I share the story about my second pageant ever and how my sister with her zero pageant experience and amazing life wisdom at age 22, talked me off a ledge and out of the fear that would've surely kept me away from God's plans for my life. I share with you the two-step (well, really it's three) process to get off your ledge and step into your purpose in pageantry. God's got a plan for you; don't let fear get in the way.
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Feb 1, 2017

One thing that is obvious to most pageant women is that in order to win your pageant, you have to truly be a star. When you meet a star, you'll know it, but it's hard to explain what it really means to be a star. It's also evident when it's not there, when something is missing even if you can't quite put your finger on what exactly is missing. In this episode, we're going to unpack exactly what this 'star' quality looks like through the analogy of a real star in the galaxy. Then, I'm going to explain how being a star gets you to the top. Finally, I'm going to break down how you can exude that star quality to get to the top!
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Jan 25, 2017

When you first sign up for a pageant, you're all excited, fearless, and secure in your ability to win. As the pageant gets closer and closer, fear starts to creep in. It shows up in many ways, today we are going to look at fear manifesting as the Impostor Syndrome and the Skeletons in Your Closet. In this episode, we unpack each of these fears to determine where they come from. Then, I'll share the 3 steps to wipe them out and replace them with strengths.
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Jan 18, 2017

Alycia Darby interviews Priscilla and her husband Sean about baby boxes, their calling into pageantry, and how they work together.

Priscilla Pruitt was crowned the new Mrs International 2016 last July 23rd. Priscilla is the national spokesperson for National Safe Haven Alliance, and the International spokesperson for Safe Haven Baby Boxes. Priscilla works to stop the abandonment of babies. She also works with the American Heart Association, suicide prevention, and anti-bullying initiatives. She and her husband are both youth pastors and business owners. They've built three orphanages in Honduras and are parents to 6 kids, which they homeschool.
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