Valerie Hayes
Valerie Hayes
Valerie Hayes
Valerie Hayes
Valerie Hayes
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How to Answer the Miss America Fill-in the Blank Question
Prior to this year’s competition, the Miss America Organization announced the addition of a personality question. Each of the Top 7 contestants would answer a question that was meant to show “who they are.” While most of the questions were about topics you’ve probably prepared for, one of the answers was clearly unexpected. Miss Louisiana
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Scoring the Miss America Top 5 Questions
Watching the Miss America pageant is always a fun way to spend an evening. But, the moment the winner is crowned I start receiving text messages asking what I thought of the Top 5 Questions. So here are last night’s Miss America Top 5 Questions, how I would score the answers, and some pageant coaching
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What You Must Know About the Pageant Interview Style
Contestants often spend hours and hours reviewing the wardrobe requirements for their pageant competition. They know what the opening number outfit looks like and the accessories they’re allowed to wear. They understand the swimsuit or fitness outfit requirements and have looked at every single photo of last year’s gowns. But, even after all that research,
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About Us
About Us
Valerie Hayes, The Pageant Coach™
My career as a pageant coach started out innocently enough! With over 20 years of corporate experience coaching executives on their interviewing and communications skills, I've seen a lot of good and bad interviews. Then a family friend asked me to help a contestant prepare to answer a pageant interview question onstage during her local pageant. She won her local pageant and went on to capture her state title and placed in the Top 15 at her national pageant. Soon her friends, and friends-of-friends, were calling for help to win their pageants interview too!
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Expert Pageant Coaching at Local, State, National and International levels:
  • Personal Platform Development
  • Appearance Strategy
  • Papework Preparation
  • Pageant Interview Content Development
  • Interview Skill Development
  • Current Events Coaching
  • Talent Analysis
  • Competition Wardrobe & Image Consultation
  • On-stage Modeling Analysis
  • Competition Mindset Coaching