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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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Sep 20, 2017

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Pageant interview is the only phase of competition that happens behind closed doors, so it's hard to know what to expect in there.
Especially if you've never really seen it done right.

There are the obvious expectations of format, like sitting, standing, 1:1, panel; and the physical environment like if the interview will be in a hotel conference room or a school cafeteria and whether or not there will be a podium or other props.

I recommend asking your director all those questions before you get to the pageant so you have an idea of what to expect.

But still, regardless of all those things, there are some universal truths that you can expect. That's what we're about to discuss.

If you know these universal expectations, then it won't matter the setting or format - you'll be able to rock your interview!

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Sep 13, 2017

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There is no mystery about what the judges aren't looking for.

They aren't looking for a self-centered, mean girl who hates people.

What they are looking for is a much longer list.

We can't know the entire list of what the judges want in a titleholder (because frankly, they won't know until they meet her), but there are three specific characteristics that historically win - even if the judges aren't necessarily looking' for them.

The good news is: you can communicate all of them if you prepare in a mindful way.

The bad news is: so can everyone else.

More good news is: few women actually take the time to prepare

If you apply the 3 characteristics I'm about to teach you to your pageant preparation, you'll already be light-years ahead of the competition.

Get the FREE Training: 3 Rookie Pageant Interview Mistakes (and how to avoid them) at http://FreePageantCourse.com

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Sep 6, 2017

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Amber Lilyestrom is a transformational branding & business strategist, writer and speaker.

She is the host of The Soul Fueled CEOTM Podcast and helps entrepreneurs turn their passions in to heart-centered brands and thriving businesses.

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Aug 30, 2017

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Today, I want to break down how to answer questions during your pageant interview and also during your on stage question.

These are both wildly important phases of competition and allow you to showcase your greatest qualities - if you prepare correctly.

I'm going to give you 3 tips to be a pageant professional so you can start to incorporate these elements into your question-answering process in your pageant.

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Aug 23, 2017

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Today, I'm going to share the top 5 questions that you can expect to be asked in your pageant interview.

And, I'll help you develop your own answer by given you some sample answers to get your creative juices flowing.

The point of this exercise is not so that you'll memorize answers, but rather so that you can get to know yourself in a variety of ways and do some self-reflection in comfort before you're asked these questions under pressure.


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Aug 16, 2017

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When so much of your mental, emotional, and physical energy is put toward something you view as a goal to achieve left in the hands of 5 strangers...

...then not achieving it can feel like a massive shock coupled with the stages of grief like anger and depression, even self-loathing and pity.

At the very least, even the most emotionally well-adjusted human will feel let down and the sobering reality of depleted adrenal glands makes you want to just eat chocolate cake, lay in bed all day, watch cartoons, and swear you'll never compete in a pageant - ever - again.

In this episode, I'm going to teach you to brace yourself to quickly recover from a pageant loss.

To save you the sad backstage tears, the fake smile at the after party, and the days or weeks of depression that pageantry could force you into - if you don't follow these steps.

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Aug 9, 2017

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In this episode, Alycia interviews Dale Smith Thomas.

Dale Smith Thomas credits winning the Mrs. Tennessee pageant for the launch of her international speaking career.

Dale speaks professionally around the country and around the world on personal development, motivation and self-improvement. Her client list includes major companies like McDonalds Corporation, Northwestern Mutual Life, Turner Broadcasting, Sprint, The Million Dollar Roundtable and over 50 different hospitals.

She has appeared as a guest expert on the Dr. Phil Show, and on The Big Idea, CNBC, and CMT.

Dale founded the "Boot Camp for Beauty Queens", a prep school for pageant participants. Two notable attendees at one of her Boot Camps were Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie as part of the reality show, "The Real World". An astounding 70% of Boot Camp attendees have gone on to win titles! (Not including Paris and Nicole.)

Dale has been a celebrity guest judge on the reality show "Pageant School - Becoming Miss America", and recently hosted the Mrs. United States pageant. She has been the featured guest speaker for the last 10 years at Miss TN, MS and GA USA. She is also the host and speaker for America's National Teenager of the Year.

Her upcoming book, "Good Morning, Gorgeous" will be released in mid-August of this year.

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Aug 2, 2017

Today's Question comes from Lisbeth. She asks:
Pantyhose - yes or no? The bare-legged look has been popular for a long time. Does it apply to interview? How about evening gown, especially if the gown has a slit? I generally liked going bare-legged during evening gown since I may be wearing open toed shoes, but even if I'm not, bare feet give me more a grip on the sole of my shoe.
But interview....what is your advice? Thank you!
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Jul 28, 2017

Great news! The Pageant Interview Game Plan is now open for enrollment and we're celebrating with a free pageant course!

The Free Pageant Course is a 3-day video training that will teach you the 3 Rookie Pageant Interview Mistakes... and, how to avoid them. 

You can enter your name and email to get the course at >>> http://FreePageantCourse.com

When you sign up for the Free Pageant Course, you'll get an email each of the 3 days with a video (each video is about 10 minutes) explaining why women make the mistake and how you can avoid it.

This does two things for you:
1 - You'll figure out what most women never figure out their entire pageant career because they keep making these mistakes and no one's told them not to. In fact, the first of the three rookie mistakes is probably the easiest to avoid, but still the most common mistake.

2 - This free pageant course allows you to experience a bit of my teaching style. You'll be able to see if we click and if you want to learn more from me. If not, then you can just stick with the free pageant course. But, if you are ready to learn more, you'll be given the opportunity to get into the Game Plan at the end of the 3 days of the Free Pageant Course.

If it's a fit for you, then you'll be perfectly primed to take it to the next level. If not, then that's okay too.

I'd love to see you in the Free Pageant Course to help us celebrate the re-opening of the Game Plan!
You can enter your name and email to get the course at >>> http://FreePageantCourse.com
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Jul 26, 2017

The Beautiful Megan Tower of Tower Talent joins us today with "The 5 Things Talent Agents Are REALLY Looking For"
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Jul 19, 2017

In this episode, Alycia interviews Johnathan Kayne. Johnathan "Kayne" Gillaspie was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Growing up in Music City, he became enamored with fashion by watching his favorite country music legends Dolly and Reba perform and walk the red carpet. Kayne began cultivating his creative design eye by helping two of his five sisters prepare their wardrobe for national pageants.

He began his fashion career working as a sketch artist and buyer at a local evening wear boutique in 1998. Kayne graduated magna cum laude from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and won the acclaimed "Critics Choice Award "for evening wear.

A successful fashion designer and business owner, Kayne was selected to compete on Project Runway Season 3 in 2006, where he placed in the Top 5 designers. He launched the Johnathan Kayne dress line and award winning shoe line produced by Benjamin Walk Corporation in 2007.


2012, Kayne moved his home and business to Nashville, TN with a focused plan to be the Red Carpet Designer of the South. Kayne serves as a fashion expert for Country Weekly, Zuus Country, and NStyle country. Dubbed as a "genius designer" by Heidi Klum and "a designer who knows how to make clothes and fit a woman's body" by Michael Kors, his designs have appeared on the world's biggest stars and most prestigious red carpets. His celebrity clients now include Jennifer Lopez, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Kelly Pickler, Tanya Tucker, Lee Brice, and Rascal Flatts.

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Jul 12, 2017

Dani Walker is the creator and host of globally recognized Youtube channel Pageant Access. Over a decade of experience in pageantry and entertainment, inspired her to create a channel about pageantry reviews, beauty and fashion, which utilizes the knowledge she gained from holding titles for the largest pageant systems in the world including National American Miss, Miss America and Miss USA. Currently represented by Peak Models and Talent, Dani works as a model, blogger, event host, pageant coach, while traveling as a vlogger. She helps girls across the country capture state and national titles. While her channel helps numerous others to win titles around the world. Her ultimate goal is to empower women to be confident and successful.

Website: http://daniwalkerofficial.wixsite.com/daniwalker
Youtube: Pageant Access
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Twitter: @daniwalkermusic

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Jul 5, 2017

Alycia interviews Alex Wehrley, host of Business Rockstars, a former Miss Wisconsin USA, one of Los Angeles Business Journal's "20 in their Twenties," and the founder of #Empowerista, a multimedia movement to celebrate female leaders and empower imperfectly perfect women. Alex is a storyteller at heart. She has told stories as a TV host for shows like the 2015 Miss USA telecast, 2017 Miss USA prelims and pre-show, E! News Now, Hollywood Today Live, AMAs Coca Cola Red Carpet Live and more. Through #Empowerista, Alex features women breaking barriers in her Focus Magazine interview series, mentors up and coming professionals, and connects powerful and purposeful women to each other at her networking events.
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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!

Music used in this episode is courtesy of: http://www.bensound.com
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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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