When someone says you aren't good enough...'s a reflection of them, not you!
  Ego is a pesky little intruder. It can turn otherwise encouraging, agreeable individuals into bullies who intimidate and demoralize their target. I speak from personal experience when I say I've seen many…

Practice Makes Permanent

If I had a nickle for every time a student said to me, "I will do it when I have an audience," or "I was too busy to practice," well...I'd have a lot of nickles!
In my opinion there is…

Are you pageant material?

Pageant girls and their parents ask me all the time if I think they have what it takes to win a pageant. They place all hope in my response. Here's the thing. I believe every person should do what brings…

Have you looked back lately?

I know people are always saying, never look back. But, I actually think it's a very important part of personal growth. We need to look back in order to see how far we've come. Take stock of what you've learned…

When Talent Competition Is NOT Your Forte

Having trouble developing a pageant talent? Sure, you ace the interview, you are a fashionista, and you are killing it at the gym, but TALENT COMPETITION?!
Here is my advice! First, determine what form of artisitc expression you love and…

Pageant Interview Questions

Everybody loves a challenge, right?! Here are some hot button questions to help you study!

1. This year's gay marriage ruling was a major milestone, however LGBT discrimination is wide-spread and legal. Would you support a federal anti-discrimination law?


Tips for Pageant Vocalists

Today I want to focus on 3 main tips for preparing your vocal talent routine. Whether talent is optional or a required phase of competition, it is important to find a professional backing track, that helps you present a polished…

How to Cope With Stress During Pageant Week

Pageant week is an endurance race and coping with the stress is half the battle. Learning to adapt to your surroundings and remain emotionally neutral during times of stress will help you perform at your best free. Try these helpful…

Pageant Interview? 5 Tips to Know Before You Go

Pageants teach life skills that will enhance your life on and off the stage. Interview skills are one of the most important and valuable skills you can learn from pageants. They take TIME to develop, so I recommend starting your…

Accent Reduction for the Pageant Queen

Even though accents can be quite charming, having a regional dialect can be a major drawback in the pageant world, particularly at the national level. Whether you have a southern twang, a mid-western drawl or speak like a born and…

Pageant Interview Questions for Teens

1. What is the most rewarding community service project you have ever been a part of?

2. Should college be free?

3. Do you consider yourself a typical teen?

4. Do you believe a student can get a quality education…

Why Confidence is Queen

I have worked with hundreds of young women over the years, from training their singing voices to preparing them for pageants. One common theme reigns supreme and that is that "Confidence is Queen."

Lately, I've been thinking about not only…