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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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Aug 10, 2022

Ready for some stress free pageant prep?! These are my TOP pageant tips on pageant prep for all of the pageant pros and aspiring pageant pros out here. I am sharing my best pageant tips to help you get ready to win a pageant absolutely STRESS FREE! These pageant tips are going to help clear your brain so that the ONLY thing you'll need to think about is pageant interviews, pageant outfits and how you are going to WIN A PAGEANT!

 

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https://youtu.be/i_dMpTJl45g


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Aug 3, 2022

In this episode, we are talking with Jackie Blankenship, Mrs America 2022! She is holding nothing back in this raw and real interview with me today on all things pageant and real life! Jackie Blankenship is Mrs America 2022. Jackie was born and raised in Michigan where she lives with her husband and their 6 year old daughter Greenleigh. Jackie is a morning radio show host, co hosting “The Gray & Green Show” on 105.3 HOT-FM- they are Michigan’s first 2 woman morning team! When Jackie isn’t working or with her family she is an accomplished distance runner and has used her talents at running to raise over 10 thousand dollars for various charitable causes close to her.

Follow Jackie on Socials!

Instagram :

https://www.instagram.com/thejackiegreen/

Facebook :

https://www.facebook.com/JackieBlanks25/

 

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https://youtu.be/hXR9p8uVvfM


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Jul 27, 2022

What do pageant judges look for during your mock pageant interview questions and answers? I’m sure you are wondering this before every mock pageant interview you go into! Pageant judges are looking for 3 very specific things in your mock pageant interview and in this pageant training, I am giving you those 3 things PLUS my pageant tips on how to ensure that you are reaching the expectations of the pageant judges. Listen to this episode to the end to be ready to crush your mock pageant interview questions, impress the pageant judges and Win a Pageant!

 

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 #winapageant #pageantry #pageant #AlyciaDarby #pageanttipstowin. #pageanttipsforbeginners #pageanttips #pageanttraining #pageantinterview #onstagequestion #pageantq&a 

Watch it on YouTube: 

https://youtu.be/GuYCDvsBFDE


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Jul 20, 2022

Don’t be over prepared when it comes time to answer your pageant interview questions! Maybe you have been spending a ton of time on your mock pageant interview in preparation for the big pageant interview questions and answers. I get it. You want to please the pageant judges and give them what they are looking for in a pageant interview…but did you know that you can actually be setting yourself up to be OVER prepared for your next round of pageant interview questions and answers?!
In this pageant training, I am sharing the signs that you may just be over prepared for the mock pageant interview. I’ll also tell you what to do to avoid over-preparedness. Listen to this episode to the end to be ready to crush your pageant interview questions and Win a Pageant!

 

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 #winapageant #pageantry #pageant #AlyciaDarby #pageanttipstowin. #pageanttipsforbeginners #pageanttips #pageanttraining #pageantinterview #onstagequestion #pageantq&a 

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https://youtu.be/tf3ZGEzNz5M


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Jul 13, 2022

Are you wondering how to win a pageant?! You are probably spending a lot of time thinking about the pageant interview and what the judges have for pageant interview questions. Believe it or not, the pageant interview is less about the pageant interview outfit and more about how you answer the pageant interview questions.
In this pageant training, I am giving you my tips for your mock pageant interview to help make sure you are 100% prepared and ready to answer the actual pageant interview questions! Get ready to Win a Pageant!

 

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 #winapageant #pageantry #pageant #AlyciaDarby #pageanttipstowin. #pageanttipsforbeginners #pageanttips #pageanttraining #pageantinterview #onstagequestion #pageantq&a 

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https://youtu.be/IT6FEqt3wmQ


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Jul 6, 2022

So, you want to win a pageant. Maybe you’re new to the pageant world or maybe you just haven’t found the right pageant yet. Choosing the right pageant for you can be more difficult than you think! If you’re not choosing the right pageant for you then the chances of winning a pageant are not very high. In this episode, I am sharing my best pageant tips and tricks for how to choose a pageant or pageant system that is the best fit for you! If you’ve been hitting a wall when it comes to choosing a pageant that feels like the right fit and you are out to win a pageant, be sure to give this episode a listen!

 

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 #winapageant #pageantry #pageant #AlyciaDarby #pageanttipstowin. #pageanttipsforbeginners #pageanttips #pageanttraining #pageantinterview #onstagequestion #pageantq&a 

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https://youtu.be/SU05-xn19z8


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Jun 29, 2022

Are you ready to Win A Pageant and walk away as a pageant titleholder?! In this pageant training, I am sharing how to BE the pageant titleholder in order to win a pageant. You HAVE to BE and DO as a pageant titleholder to actually win a pageant title. Once you do those three things, the pageant judges will take note and see the confidence you have going into a pageant. 

 

In this episode I am sharing my pageant tips and explaining exactly how you can do this so you can pageant walk away from your next pageant as a titleholder!

 

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 #winapageant #pageantry #pageant #AlyciaDarby #pageanttipstowin. #pageanttipsforbeginners #pageanttips #pageanttraining #pageantinterview #onstagequestion #pageantq&a 

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https://youtu.be/DjKJ-afPYqM 


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Jun 22, 2022

Pageant makeup for dark skin is completely different from pageant makeup for light skin! I obviously don’t know much about dark skin pageant makeup, let alone dark skin everyday makeup! This is why I have invited the amazing Ceylone Boothe Grooms in to talk about the differences in dark skin pageant makeup and the challenges that women of color face in the pageant industry. In this episode, Ceylone is giving her top 5 pageant makeup tips for women of color!

 

Ceylone Boothe Grooms is a Brand Ambassador, Model, Makeup Artist, Motivational Speaker and reigning Mrs. New Jersey American 2021. Ceylone has been involved in the pageant and beauty industry for over 25 years. 

 

Some of her pageant accomplishments include being crowned Miss New York Star 1995, Ms. New York American United States 2000, Ms. East Coast USA 2003, Mrs. NJ United States 2009, Mrs. NJ America 2011, Mrs. NJ International 2013 and Mrs. All-Star United States 2018.

 

Ceylone's work has appeared in on film/t.v., fashion runways, and national print publications. Some of her professional credits include appearances on NBC's Today Show, the Dr. Oz Show, MTV's MADE, New's 12 Spotlight NJ, Host for NJFW, Modeling for NYFW, billboards in NYC's Times Square, national print ads and Music Videos. Recently, she has added food blogger to her resume, she is also a featured food contributor for Bella Magazine.

 

Ceylone is very active in her community voluteering for various organizations such as, Kick Cancer Overboard, The American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society, Autism Speaks and so much more.. Ceylone is a proud Ambassador for

The Esther Project, a global women's empowerment movement that encourages women to find their passion and purpose. Ceylone currently resides in New Jersey with her husband Lorenzo and her 4 children.

 

Find Ceylone on socials :

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/ceyloneboothegrooms 

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ceylone

 

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https://youtu.be/ApFVa2D1ghU


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Jun 15, 2022

Are you new to the pageant world? If you’re a pageant beginner, this is the number 1 thing you need for success in your pageants. 

 

In this episode, I am sharing my pageant tips and giving you the very first thing you need to have in order to start paving your way to winning a pageant! Listen to this episode for the key to pageant success…from the pageant interview to your pageant walk, THIS will give you the answer of how to win a pageant!

 

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 #winapageant #pageantry #pageant #AlyciaDarby #pageanttipstowin. #pageanttipsforbeginners #pageanttips #pageanttraining #pageantinterview #onstagequestion #pageantq&a 

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https://youtu.be/NQj3zpurNDU


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Jun 8, 2022

Are you ready for your pageant interview?! If this is going to be your first pageant interview and your first time walking into a pageant interview room, you’ll want to give this episode a listen! Trinity Pearson is giving you her top 10 insider pageant interview tips and tricks for walking into a pageant interview room. If you are ready to win a pageant, she has all of the secrets you need to hear. This will help you feel incredibly prepared for your pageant interview and you will walk in with more than enough confidence for the pageant judges to see how amazing you truly are!

 

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https://youtu.be/DjKJ-afPYqM 


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Jun 1, 2022

191: Keeping the Faith with Shaylyn Ford, Mrs. World

Shaylyn Ford is a wife, mother, make-up artist, philanthropist, and newly crowned Mrs. World. She's a professional makeup artist who has worked in every setting from movie stars to Make-A-Wish projects. Her love for helping others feel beautiful and valued extends to every part of her life. She also serves as a charitable director and volunteers with the Tim Tebow foundation to bring services and events to special needs families. As a mother of three and "autism mama" of two, she understands the critical need of these families firsthand. Along with her personal platform to help raise awareness for resources and services to families, caretakers, siblings of those with special needs, Shaylyn will also be helping to promote Beauty for Good and bring awareness to the opioid epidemic, mental health crisis and how we can help to combat this global epidemic for all generations.

Newly Crowned Mrs. World, Shaylyn Ford, joins us today as we clear up misconceptions about the Mrs. World Pageant System. Shaylyn shares with us her journey to becoming Mrs. World and how she uses her faith to get through the day as she juggles being a wife and mom to 3 children, two of whom are autistic, all while owning her Pageant Title..

On this episode of Win A Pageant, you’ll hear:

  •  How Shaylyn Discovered the Title
  • Preparation for State Pageant
  • Keys that Took Over the Course into the World Pageant

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 Connect with Shaylyn Ford :

  • @mrsworldpageant

  • @shaylynsford

Time Stamps

00:00 - Introduction to Keeping the Faith
05:15 - Linear Progress in Learning
08:27 - Shaylyn’s Pageant Story
14:06 - How Shaylyn Discovered the Title
15:30 - Preparation for State Pageant
25:53 - Keys that Took Over the Course into the World Pageant
31:45 - Shaylyn as a Mom
34:02 -Making the Most of the Title
40:00 - TripIt: Shaylyn’s Convenient App for Traveling

 #winapageant #pageantry #pageant #AlyciaDarby #pageanttipstowin. #pageanttipsforbeginners #pageanttips #pageanttraining #pageantinterview #onstagequestion #pageantq&a 

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https://youtu.be/alzN7_WY420

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May 25, 2022

190: What a Pageant Director Wants with Amber Renee of USOA Pageants

Amber Renee, a native of San Diego, found her forever home in Oregon in 2015. In 2018, Amber joined the United States of America’s Miss Pageant system team as one of its very first state directors. Taking a head first leap into the industry, Amber took on directing as her full
time job in January 2020. She has since become director for USOA’s Washington, Utah, Oregon, Idaho, Arizona and California pageants.
Amber was awarded United States of America Pageant’s Director of the Year for 2020 and 2021. She is the Owner of West Coast Pageant Production LLC. Although Amber considers her greatest job as producer and director of her four incredible kids who look up to her for being a strong single Mother and Business Owner!

Amber Renee Pageant Director of the fast growing Pageant System West Coast Pageant Productions, shares what every pageant contestant is thinking when it comes to what a Pageant Director is actually looking. This episode dives into all the nitty gritty questions. If you're considering competing in any Pageant System this is a great episode for you.


On this episode of Win A Pageant, you’ll hear:

● What is the Director Asking the Judges for
● Amanda’s Strategy with her Title
● Pageant System of USOA

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Connect with Alycia Darby:

● Join the Free Pageant Course
● Visit WinAPageant.com
● Follow Alycia on Instagram

Connect with Amber Renee:

● @westcoastpageantproductions
● @wcpp_amberrenee

Time Stamps

00:00 - Introduction to What a Pageant Director Wants
05:47 - Pageant System of USOA
10:42 - Handling Questions from the Contestants
14:21 - Contestant’s Qualities that Amber Loves
19:34 - What is the Director Asking the Judges for
24:33 - Amanda’s Strategy with her Title
29:27 - A Thank you from Alycia

 

#winapageant #pageantry #pageant #AlyciaDarby #pageanttipstowin. #pageanttipsforbeginners #pageanttips #pageanttraining #pageantinterview #onstagequestion #pageantq&a

 

Watch it on YouTube: 
https://youtu.be/f4hXPcM1E8Q

 

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May 18, 2022

189: Tying Together Your Brand with Amanda Brady, Mrs. Utah American

Amanda Brady is the newly crowned Mrs. Utah American. Amanda has been married to Ty for over 21 years. They have 5 children and have built a million dollar business. Amanda is the host of the podcast “Be the Good” and creator and board member of many charitable organizations. She has also personally sponsored over 85 young athletes to compete in sports like football, horseback riding, cheerleading, lacrosse, and bodybuilding. Amanda is on a mission to inspire others to smile at a stranger, freely give high fives, and Be The Good they want to see in the world.

Amanda Brady shares with us her vision for her title as Mrs. Utah American. She shares the goal for her Legacy Project is to grow the Be The Good Community. Amanda Brady hopes to spread her Be The Good message through her podcast and her weekly Be The Good Challenge.

On this episode of Win A Pageant, you’ll hear:

● Amanda finally Stepping Up
● The New Vision for Amanda’s Legacy Project
● The Heart Story

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Connect with Alycia Darby:

● Join the Free Pageant Course
● Visit WinAPageant.com
● Follow Alycia on Instagram

Connect with Amanda Brady:

● @mrs.amanda.brady
● @mrsutahamerican 

Time Stamps

00:00 - Introduction to Tying Together Your Brand
02:16 - Amanda Brady Before Joining Jumpstart
09:25 - Amanda finally Stepping Up
15:07 - The New Vision for Amanda’s Legacy Project
17:36 -The Heart Story
22:11 - Amanda’s Married Life
32:35 - Breakthrough Coaching with Alycia
38:45 - Preparations for the National Pageant
49:17 - Word of Advice from Amanda

#winapageant #pageantry #pageant #AlyciaDarby #pageanttipstowin. #pageanttipsforbeginners #pageanttips #pageanttraining #pageantinterview #onstagequestion #pageantq&a


Watch it on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/hzCYCQPQrFc

 

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May 11, 2022

188: The Truth about a CONFIDENT Pageant Body with Krystal Quagliara

 

Krystal Quagliara has been a Health and Fitness coach since 2004. She is the author of "The Playful Journal" and hosts "The Playful Life" podcast, which features tips and interviews to help you lead a playful life! Krystal's background in pageantry reignited her passion for performance allowing her to become a professional model, film actress and stage performer touring with several music acts. Living in Chicago has inspired Krystal to spend the winters in Southern Italy with her husband, Marc, a goal they have shared for their past 12 years of marriage.

 

Krystal Quagliara shares with us how she got into fitness and later on becoming a fitness coach. Krystal also speaks and opens up about the struggles she had to go through and how that motivated her to work harder to be fit and change her lifestyle.

On this episode of Win A Pageant, you’ll hear:

  • How Krystal got into the Health and Fitness Industry
  • Krystal on Coping with Obsession on Physical Aspect and Eating Disorder
  • Words of Wisdom from Krystal’s Therapist

 

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Connect with Krystal Quagliara :

  • Instagram: @krystal.quagliara

 

Time Stamps

00:00 - Introduction to The Truth about a CONFIDENT Pageant Body
02:22 - How Krystal got into the Health and Fitness Industry
09:26 - Krystal on Coping with Obsession on Physical Aspect and Eating Disorder
12:55 - Words of Wisdom from Krystal’s Therapist
15:30 - Krystal’s Pageant Experience
21:50 - What to Expect in Preparation for Weight Loss
28:23 - How Krystal Enjoyed Fitness
32:14 - Best Duration to Create a Habit
39:45 - Krystal’s Advice for Aaron
46:00 - Questions from the Audience

 

#winapageant #pageantry #pageant #AlyciaDarby #pageanttipstowin. #pageanttipsforbeginners #pageanttips #pageanttraining #pageantinterview #onstagequestion #pageantq&a



Watch it on Youtube:
https://youtu.be/5GTCt5Pyd5s 

 

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May 4, 2022

187: Making the Most of Your Pageant Title with Nancy Liles

Nancy Nguyen Liles is the current Mrs. Petite USA 2021. As a pageant coach, judge, and national titleholder, Nancy is passionate about helping ladies up-level. She is the mom of two toddler girls, Fire Captain’s wife, and First Generation American trilingual entrepreneur. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc.com. She is the owner of Sweet T Salon in Raleigh, and has her MBA in Leadership from DePaul University. Nancy is an Amazon best selling author and podcast host who has helped hundreds of women globally gain confidence to succeed in business.⁠

Nancy Liles shares with us how to make the most out of your Pageant Title by leveraging your Legacy Project to gain appearances and promoting your Title. Nancy speaks on how she handles appearances and networking while she juggles being a Mom, Business Owner, and Title Holder.

On this episode of Win A Pageant, you’ll hear:

  • How to make the Most of your Pageant Title
  • How to stay in touch with old connections
  • Using your Legacy Project to gain appearances

 

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Connect with Alycia Darby:

 

 Connect with Nancy Nguyen Liles:

  • Instagram: @mrspetiteusaofficial & @sweettnancy

Time Stamps

00:00 - Introduction to Making the Most of Your Pageant Title with Nancy Liles
03:09 - Nancy’s Purpose for Joining Inner Circle
05:09 - Nancy on Investing in Oneself
08:08 - How Nancy Cultivate and Nurture Relationships
12:15 - Nancy’s International Talk in Jamaica
19:35 - Legacy Project: Book
21:07 - Using Legacy project
35:46 - What to Do with your Title?
46:23 - Question and Answer from Audience

#winapageant #pageantry #pageant #AlyciaDarby #pageanttipstowin. #pageanttipsforbeginners #pageanttips #pageanttraining #pageantinterview #onstagequestion #pageantq&a

Watch it on Youtube:
https://youtu.be/E7-0wgcOleQ 

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Apr 27, 2022
Episode 186 : Set & Achieve God-Sized Goals with Trinity Pearson

Trinity Garner Pearson is a certified life coach with over 25 years of expertise in the pageant industry as director, coach, contestant, and mom. Through competing in organizations such as Mrs. International, Mrs. America, Mrs. United States, Miss America and Tennessee’s Young Woman of the Year, Trinity is a true testament of how pageantry not only teaches you lifelong skills, but can support your dreams financially. Residing in Tennessee with her husband and two teenage daughters, Trinity has a BA in Communication and Masters of Business Administration. Trinity’s goal is to encourage her clients to believe in themselves and to achieve their dreams through Win A Pageant.

In this episode, Trinity Pearson shares with us her experience on her achieving God-sized Goals and how she can share these tips to all people. Trinity shared that having a Life verse per season changes your spiritual outlook in life. Alycia also thanks Trinity for bringing wisdom in a Godly perspective.

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 Connect with Trinity Pearson:

  • Instagram: @mrstrinitypearson 

Time Stamps

00:00 - Introduction to Pageant Coach Ms. Trinity Pearson
03:45 - Journey of Ms. Trinity Pearson Prior Legacy Project           
15:00 -  Pageantry Took Trinity to Mrs. America
15:55 - What is Inner Circle
23:53 - Trinity’s Achievement and God-Sized Goals
31:32 - Have A Vision Board
40:00 - Trinity’s Life Verses
46:10 - Trinity Shares her Current Life Verse (Isaiah 61:30)
51:30 - Group Coaching Fine Tuned Trinity’s Legacy Project
54:55 - Q&A with Trinity Pearson

#winapageant #pageantry #pageant #AlyciaDarby #pageanttipstowin. #pageanttipsforbeginners #pageanttips #pageanttraining #pageantinterview #onstagequestion #pageantq&a

Watch it on Youtube:
https://youtu.be/proXx-WsS1k

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Apr 20, 2022

185: What to Pack in Your Pageant Winner’s Go Bag

 

Today we're talking about your pageant winner “go bag.” You've probably heard of a go bag before, but maybe not in pageant context.

 

A go bag is something that you have quick and handy, so when you've got to go really fast, you can grab the bag and it has the essentials right there.

 

You can probably start to imagine what this might be like for a pageant winner. Immediately after winning a pageant, you are often swept up into the very next; thing whether that is a media appearance, or a press conference, or maybe it's just to the gala or a coronation ball.

 

Oftentimes you’re swept into the very next thing and you might find that it is difficult to dig for all the essentials that you might need. And oftentimes somebody else is backstage packing up all of the things that you had to compete with. You might not even know where your essentials are.

 

Just like if you were going to pack a bag in your home, which I recommend for everybody. Just a side note here, EVERYONE should have a go bag in their home. This way if your house catches on fire, all you have to do is grab this bag and run out the door. For that, you might have a flashlight or my brother suggested that we have an AM radio. Things like cash and sneakers and things that you would need on the go.

 

This is essentially the same thing. In this episode I'm going to cover a few of the things that I would recommend you pack for pageantry.

 

If you want the full list, you can download it for free at:

winapageant.com/packinglist

 

That is a checklist of all of the things that you need to pack for your pageant.

 

What would be the things you would want to stick in your go bag?

 

Imagine yourself: you just won your pageant and you're getting swept off to do a press conference immediately after. Here are a few things you would need

  1. BOBBY PINS (or whatever it is that you clip crowns onto your head with)

Whether it’s bobby pins, miniature claw clips, or the snap on clips, you’re going to want something in here. They never give you enough backstage so you always want to make sure you have plenty on hand. With my thick hair I always needed like 20 extra bobby pins. So you never know.

  1. TOOTHBRUSH AND TOOTHPASTE

Now the reason for things like this (and also for the next thing I'm going to tell you), is that when you're competing in a pageant it goes by SO quickly. If you're eating snacks backstage you're going to want to have a toothbrush handy. That way, immediately afterward when you're talking with people, you're not bringing up the stinky breath and the same is true with stinky underarms.

  1. BODY WIPE AND DEODORANT

Now every pageant girl has stinky underarms, not because we're stinky in our real life, but because you don't want to wear a ton of deodorant when you're changing in and out of outfits. So you don't want to show up stinky to a press conference.

There are great body wipes called “Good Wipes In My Bag Swag”. After you've won, you walk backstage you get your wipe out of your go bag and you wipe all the areas that need addressed.

Then you're going to apply some deodorant. Because now it's time to start using deodorant again, you don't have to use it during the pageant, (in fact, I recommend that you don’t so you don't get it all over your wardrobe), but you're going to need it afterward.

  1. EXTRA BRA STICKIES

When you're sweating on stage, it is very common to sweat them off. So if you are using these for whatever outfit you are getting crowned in, bring an extra pair (just in case they start sliding around).

  1. PERSONAL ITEMS

You might consider things like chapstick and lipstick, particularly something that matches the color that you're wearing. You might need aspirin - the lights are so strong that oftentimes you can get a headache just from being on stage. You might need personal items like tampons or pads.

  1. PEN AND THANK YOU NOTE (or a list of people you don’t want to forget to thank)

As soon as you win a pageant, you forget everything. I don’t want you to forget your manners. So before the pageant, you're going to make a long list of the people that you know are important to thank. Some of those people would be your coach, pageant directors, choreographers and volunteers, sponsors, the whole production team. Any of the people who supported you along the way, including, and especially, your family. Those are the people that are with you through thick and thin, whether you win or lose, you're going to want to thank these people.. write them down on a piece of paper that goes in your winners go bag.

 

Other things I would consider putting in your go bag is your wallet with your ID and cash, and perhaps some travel perfume.

 

These are just some of the things you might include. Again, if you want the whole list, go to winapageant.com/packinglist.

 

Now once you have your go bag packed, before you go on for the crowning, you're going to want to put the bag backstage with a post-it note that says “I need this bag immediately after the pageant, thank you” with your signed name and contestant number or title.

 

This way if a volunteer is backstage packing up your things (because you're off to the next thing) the volunteer will see this note. They won't know what's in this bag, but it's clear that you need this bag immediately after the pageant and they will happily bring it to their Queen.

 

Remember, the whole idea of the winner’s go bag is: grab and go.

 

And that my dear is going to keep you organized enough to win a pageant.

 

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Apr 13, 2022
Nicole Coker is a podcaster, digital creator, and author/illustrator. She has been in the pageant industry for over 7 years as a judge, emcee, social media content host, and titleholder in several systems including USA National Miss (UNM) and International United Miss. She is the founder of Live Courageously podcast and Youtube channel reaching over 15 countries and the author of the Amazon book “A-Z Coloring Book of Courageous Characters.” She is a master’s architecture student at Clemson University. Nicole’s mission is to empower and equip women with the tools they need to break through barriers and step into their courageous life.

 

In this episode, Nicole Coker shares her journey prior to her Stand-Out Pageant Brand designing. Nicole reveals her journey to success as she was once a victim of relationship abuse which inspired her to create the Podcast, Live Courageously. Nicole and Alycia also talk about Nicole’s Secret Sauce for success which is being organized and efficient.

 

On this episode of Win A Pageant, you’ll hear:

  • Nicole Coker’s journey prior to joining Win A Pageant
  • What is Nicole’s Secret Sauce for Success
  • Journey to discovering how to Live the Courageous Life

 

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Apr 6, 2022

183: 9 Makeup Etiquette Tips with Mrs. Jennifer Lloyd

Mrs. Jennifer Lloyd won a state title in 2005 as a "Miss". Now, sixteen years later, at the age of 42, she is competing on the International stage as Mrs. Korea World. After a busy lifetime career as a professional model, Jennifer decided to check out the view on the other side of the lens, by becoming a professional photographer. Jennifer is fast becoming the go-to pageant headshot photographer. She has always loved every facet of the beauty industry, so it was a natural progression for her to expand her hair and makeup business and create “Jennifer Lloyd Artistry" based in Seattle, WA. Jennifer’s passion is beauty and she finds fulfillment in empowering women to feel their very best.

In this episode, Jennifer Lloyd shares with us the nine makeup etiquette tips to help you achieve the winning look during pageant week. Whether it’s your first pageant, or the first time you're hiring a professional makeup artist, these etiquette tips and tricks are sure to set you up for success.

On this episode of Win A Pageant, you’ll hear:

 

  • Make up Etiquette from Mrs. Jennifer Lloyd  

 

  • What to use: Lash Extensions or Lash Strips
  • Recommendation on Entourage
  • Why Invest in Facials

 

 

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  • Instagram: @mrsjenniferelloyd_artistry and @mrskoreaworld

Time Stamps

00:00 - Introduction to Makeup Etiquette Tips with Mrs. Jennifer Lloyd
03:30 - Welcome To the show, Jennifer Lloyd
04:26 - Be on Time!
06:23 - Come with a Clean Face and Hair
08:48 - Spray Tans Are Important!
13:58 - Lash Extensions or Lash Strips?
19:45 - Invest on Facials
24:48 - A Tip from Mrs. Jennifer: Have a Shower Cap
31:20 - A Tip from Mrs. Jennifer: Shopping for an Artist
34:23 - Recommendation on Entourage
36:45 - Questions from the Girls

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Mar 30, 2022

In this episode, I want to talk about a question you’ll be asked either in an interview setting or in your pageant paperwork, and this is: what is a fun or interesting fact about you. This may seem simple, but it can actually be pretty overwhelming.

 

Most times you want to use some interesting, weird thing. Like “I can touch my nose with my tongue. Or “I have a double jointed elbow.” Or “I was born with a unicorn horn.” But these things are a bit crazy!

 

The thing that you want to use as your measurement for whether this is a good fun fact or not is: if this is the only thing that they remember, will it be fun and enjoyable and will they think fondly of me. OR will it be a little bit embarrassing? If the only thing that your judges remember about you is that you can touch your nose with your tongue, or that you have crazy elbows, it’s going to get weird.

 

Instead, what we want to do is one of two things. First of all, we don't want to make it weird. But we do want to make it fun and interesting. Now let's say we've got fun and interesting,

 

There are two ways we could take this answer:

 

Number 1: Answer it quickly.

Have a good time, put on a big smile and move on with the interview. That is the method for if you received a fluffy question, the type of question that you’re like, “why are they asking you this? This doesn't have anything to do with what I really want to talk about." So you could answer the question quickly, make it fun and move on. Or you could answer the question in a way that loops them back to the things that you do want to talk about.

 

That's a skill that I teach in the win a pageant academy and in the game plan, that's what I teach my clients to do too. That there are no fluffy questions. But sometimes, whether you're asked on your paperwork where you can't loop back very easily (or you don't want to), or if you do want to actually share this fun thing because it’s fun and interesting, here are four ways that you can actually discover something interesting about you:

 

1: Unique Accomplishment

A unique accomplishment is something that very few people do.

This is not, I can do 10 push ups. Because lots of people can do 10 pushups. That's not really that interesting. That's not really that unique. Instead you want to think about something that would peak people's interest.

Maybe you won the spelling bee when you were in the third grade or maybe you have been in Toastmasters for 27 years, or maybe you have, fostered kittens every summer for the last 12 years. Things like that. That's a unique accomplishment that might not have anything to do with how you could hold the title, but it would be a really interesting fun fact.

And if that's the only thing that they remembered about you, that'd be kind of cool.

 

2: Done-It-Once Adventures

Now done-it-once adventures is exactly what it is. You've done this thing once. So this could be if you climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, or you walked on a glacier in New Zealand, or you got engaged while skydiving.

Those are the kinds of things that they've happened once. And it was awesome. And if you're remembered by that, it makes you look kind of cool. That's what we're going for.

 

3: Fun Habits

Fun habits that you like to do a lot. This could also be thought of as things that you love or things that you hate.

For example, this could be that every holiday season I watch the movie the holiday and it puts me in the holiday spirit. It could also be I always buy white cars because I cannot stand having a dirty car. I love owning cars that are white, because you can tell immediately when it's dirty.

You see how those are interesting, fun facts, but they're not weird.

 

4: Worthless Talent.

A worthless talent is just a fun way of saying this is a thing you probably wouldn't compete with. So this would be like, you can recite the entire declaration of independence, or you can say the ABC’s from Z to A. Or I love clogging, or I know how to swing dance, even though I don't do it often, I know how. You know how to do a snare drum, or you can play Mozart's symphony without looking at the sheet music.

 

Things like that, that are talents that you wouldn't necessarily be in a competition against, or bring to stage, like dance or singing, but it's still a really cool talent.

 

Those are four ways that you can find a fun fact about yourself. Remember, once you discover what your fun fact might be, the test you want to put it through is: if this is the only thing the judges remember about me, am I going to be kind of embarrassed that this is the only family, or is that kind of cool.

 

And that my dear is how you win a pageant!

 

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Win A Pageant®

Mar 23, 2022
Carrie Boller Bio

Carrie Prejean knows what it feels like to be victimized for her beliefs, ridiculed for her faith, and disparaged for speaking the truth. Carrie is proud of her Conservative Christian roots which has molded who she is today. A former model, Miss California USA and first runner up in the Miss USA Pageant in 2009, she came under fire for her personal convictions and her courage to exercise her First Amendment freedom of speech. Carrie dared to stand up for her faith, and is known for her bravery to not back down under pressure. She is the author of the book "Still Standing." Carrie is a devoted mother of two children and wife to former NFL quarterback, Kyle Boller. Carrie has her bachelor's degree in Psychology, and is pursuing her masters in Christian Counseling. Carrie is the owner, and designer of Bella Grace Jewelry.

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Win A Pageant®

Mar 16, 2022

Today I want to give you two very specific strategies that can help maintain your confidence about competing in a pageant even when you've got naysayers and chase the dream that God has given you.

 

Strategy Number 1: This strategy is called “Re-framing” you may have heard of this before. It's very common in self-help and self-development to reframe something is to basically look at it in a different way.

 

What I want you to consider is reframing your pageant competition. Though you're running for a title that will represent your community, or state, or nation, I want you to reframe it as: instead of telling people that you are competing in a pageant, imagine what would change if you told them that you were running for public office. Right? If you told your boss or barista or your second cousin those types of things now instead of them being flooded with their uneducated stereotypes about pageantry, they will instead be flooded with their uneducated stereotypes about the political office. 

 

Here are some similarities between politicians and pageant women: 

 

1: Politicians have campaigns that they run on, and it's very similar to pageant platforms. Often even in politics, it's called a political platform.

2: Politicians support and speak for a group of people. That is exactly what you are doing as a pageant woman, right? 

3: Politicians have a local, state, and national level; rules to win; and so do you. The same things are happening in pageantry. 

4: Politicians also get voted into positions. So do you! 

5:  Politicians must prepare for very difficult conversations to come up at any time and so do you. 

6: Politicians do appearances all over the place. 

 

Now strategy #2 is probably even more important, even though it's not always possible and that is to plant yourself in rich soil. Just like a flower will bloom when it's in perfect conditions and it struggles to bloom in poor conditions, the same will be true for you no matter what you are achieving in life. You may have to replant yourself, find good soil, find a place where people will welcome you where they're cheering you on. 

 

Sometimes, I understand you're not able to leave the ‘soil’ you’re in because it’s your husband or your mom that is critical of you competing. Oftentimes those things can happen, and so you can't just replant yourself, but what you can do is add good soil. So, if you're unable to fully get out of the negative environment and replant yourself into a fully positive environment what you can do is at least add good soil. 

 

And that my dear is how you win a pageant. 

 

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Win A Pageant®

Mar 9, 2022
In this episode, I'm going to walk you through five real reasons that women lose pageants and I'm going to give you some specific guidelines on what you can do about it.

We’re going to start broad and work out way to the more common reasons.   The most common reason women lose their pageant is they simply don’t have ‘the look’, mostly because they haven't discovered what this pageant is looking for as the main spokesperson for their pageant. In order to win, you have to show up with your complete marketing package.

The next somewhat obvious reason that you may be losing your pageant is you are too stiff – like a robot, or ‘pageant patty.’ This often comes off as either not having enough practice or having too much practice. There are lots of ways to fix this problem, but the main one is: practice with real life experience!   The third reason you may be losing your pageant is what I call a ‘failure to thrive.’ This means that you haven’t really done all that much to achieve your goals since the last time you competed. You have to show improvements and growth every year so that you can prove you’ll make the most of your year if given the title.  

The fourth area that could be holding you back is you don’t have a solid marketing plan. This is why having a Legacy Project is so important: because it allows you the opportunity to market yourself, your platform, and your pageant.

 

In the Win A Pageant Academy we teach a simple method of Promise-Proof-Plan that prepares you for all sorts of questions (download the free training here) and ensures you deliver your marketing plan onstage and in your interview.

 

If you are nailing the look, you have a solid plan but you still aren’t winning, it could be because you are missing a personal/pageant brand. Your ‘brand’ is deeper than your ‘why’ for competing in the pageant – your brand is your why for being on this planet! It’s your purpose and your passion.

In the Academy, we help you identify your personal/pageant brand because from this, everything else can flow!

 

Your brand is vital to winning! If you have the look, plenty of practice, thriving goals, a solid plan, and you’re still not winning your pageant, then your brand should be where you begin.

 

The very first thing that I do with all of my clients is help them identify who they are. It's so important for you to know who you are and what you are doing on this planet. When you become crystal clear on that, all those other things will easily fall into place.

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Win A Pageant®

Mar 2, 2022
In this episode of Win a Pageant, Alycia Darby is joined by Levi Roseman. Levi Roseman studied Government and Public Policy at Dartmouth College and has worked in the Department of Education and for his Congressman in Washington, D.C. In addition to coaching pageant contestants, he advises political candidates, authors, and influencers in the United States and Canada. Levi shares the top three pageant current events topics that pageant contestants will need to be aware of in 2022. Alycia and Levi discuss these top current events as they might be asked during the interview and how to answer those questions to win a pageant. Levi shares the top three topics, which are President Biden’s Approval Rating, Ongoing COVID Measures and Abortion. Levi shares a brief history of why these topics are important and how you might be able to answer questions about things like President Biden’s approval rating being historically low at 46%. Levi shares how the new COVID Omicron variant got its name and then they have a deeper discussion of abortion. On this episode of Win A Pageant, you’ll hear:
  • Three Current Events Topics to Know in 2022
  • President Biden’s Approval Rating
  • Ongoing Covid Measures
  • Abortion
  • Speaking Your Values in Interview
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Win A Pageant®

Feb 24, 2021

A legacy project is like a platform, but there's specific things that we do to make it even better. Something that you can actually use to then leverage for your interview, for media appearances, for on-stage questions. It just makes everything so much easier!

 

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