Rock Your Contestant Bio

Samantha Green Gown

Do you know the Secret to Impressing the Judges

before you even walk in the room?

Are you a first-time contestant who wants to get a
Head Start on your Interview so you don’t come across as a beginner?

Have you competed before and always leave the interview room
wondering why you didn’t get questions that
Highlight Why You’d be the Perfect Choice for the Title?Crown Isolated

If this sounds like you, a great bio is just one step away with my Rock Your Contestant Bio system!

You’ll learn how to:

  • Analyze your pageant in order to customize your paperwork to support that pageant’s mission and goals.
  • Purposefully create a focus and strategy for your paperwork that establishes you as a leading contestant.
  • Avoid the most common mistakes contestants make on their paperwork.
  • Establish yourself as unique and memorable before you even walk in the interview room.
  • Create content that provides a solid foundation for a FABulous interview!

Why do I believe that your paperwork is so important to your interview? Because, I’ve seen it over and over again…your paperwork creates the foundation of your interview!

Rachael Win 300x200 “Look up the word “fabulous” in the dictionary and you will find a picture of Valerie Hayes! I am so happy I had the opportunity to work with Valerie before my state and national pageants. She is one of the most positive and friendly people I have ever met and has the ability to draw greatness out of everyone she meets. I was first runner up four times for a state title and I feel that Valerie helped me gain that little extra confidence I needed to win finally! She helped me see that my disability is not what holds me back but what makes me unique and interesting. Instead of hiding behind it, I made it the forefront of my platform to help others, and I grew so much in the process! Whether you are new to pageants or a well seasoned competitor, I believe you have undiscovered greatness that Valerie can find to give you that edge on the competition. She is, after all, totally fabulous! – Rachael Burns, Miss Texas International 2014


Picture 35 CROP Despite the fact that I live in Alaska (over 4,200 miles away), Valerie was able to do long-distance coaching with me over the phone, though e-mails and Skype. I was a little hesitant about long-distance coaching but it was worth every penny! Valerie’s coaching gave me the support and confidence I needed to compete in a state pageant. I had never competed in pageants before and I didn’t know much about the pageant world but, with her help, my experience was amazing! I was able navigate my first pageant ever and win the title! Valerie’s advice and knowledge are invaluable and I could never have become so well-spoken and graceful without her. –Brandy Wendler, Mrs. Alaska International 2012, First Runner-up Mrs. International 2013

Your contestant paperwork is more than just a listing of what you’ve accomplished – it’s your first chance to connect with the judges!


PlatformStatementNoGraphics-300x194 Your forms should be written from a strategic perspective – they shouldn’t be just a list of ‘this and that’, just filling in blanks with random information.  In order to get the kind of questions you want during your interview, your paperwork needs to set the direction and tone.  If you don’t have a strategic approach when filling out your contestant bio, then the judges will not be able to see you as a top contestant for the title.  Think about it for a moment: the judge gets the paperwork, reads it over, maybe marks a few items to ask about, and makes a preliminary decision about whether or not they see you as a strong contestant before the interview portion of the competition has even begun!  There’s just no doubt – your contestant bio is the foundation of your interview.  You just  can’t afford to underestimate the importance of your paperwork.  By taking the time to think strategically, you’ll create a bio that connects with the judges!


What makes me different?  I spend all day, every day coaching contestants who want to win and I’ve literally seen thousands of pageant forms.  Plus, as an experienced judge in all the major pageant systems, I understand the basic psychology of how a judge reacts to the information on your form.  While creating a great contestant bio isn’t rocket science, you absolutely need to take a strategic approach in order to provide a firm foundation for your interview.  It doesn’t matter how cute your interview outfit is or how great you look in your hair and makeup – if you haven’t got great pageant paperwork, you’re not going to get a great interview score!

Why not take advantage of all my experience and learn what it takes to establish yourself as a top contestant? I’ve developed a quick and easy system that will enable you to Rock Your Contestant Bio!

original_MissHi EDIT Working with Valerie Hayes gave me the confidence and assurance to do well in my interviews for local competitions, Miss Hawaii, and Miss America. Her questions and guidance on current events prepared me to share my opinions with conviction and poise. She helped me articulate my points and always made sure I remained true to myself. She was always available for me to call during pageant week if I had any last minute questions or just needed to talk. The skills I have received from her carried me into 2nd Runner-up at the Miss America pageant, but I will carry the lessons of communication with me for the rest of my life.” –Jalee Fuselier, Miss Hawaii 2010, Second Runner-up Miss America 2011


Whitney Crowning CROP When I look back on my journey in pageantry, I can honestly say I have learned the most from Valerie Hayes. Valerie has encouraged me, challenged me, consoled me, laughed with me. and truly shown me how to approach life with determination. She turned my focus away trying to “change myself” and towards highlighting my most beautiful qualities. Valerie is an amazing coach and I highly recommend her to everyone – no matter what season of life you are in. The skills you learn will stay with you forever.” – Whitney Montgomery, Mrs. Texas International 2014


Lauren Winning Hug CROP “Between the photos, walking and posing I felt very confident in those areas; but when it came to interview skills that is when the hairs on the back of my neck started to stand up. Coming from a background of no pageant experience, I felt fully prepared and equipped to take on the interview competition at the Miss USA Pageant in June. Doing the Skype interview sessions and working one on one with Valerie helped tremendously in calming my nerves. Working with Valerie in my preparation to Miss USA was one of the best decisions and it not only prepared me for June 3, but also for many other obstacles I will have to face in my future. This woman is fantastic and I recommend her to anyone and everyone!” –Lauren Lundeen, Miss Oklahoma USA™ 2012, Top Ten Miss USA™ 2013


You Can Learn to Rock Your Contestant Bio!

Here’s what my Rock Your Contestant Bio system includes:


mp3-player-1b CROP Audio #1:  I’ll personally walk you through how to strategically develop your Contestant Bio to connect with the values and mission of your pageant system.You’ll learn to:

  • Honestly connect with the values and mission of the pageant so that your answers are genuine and impactful in your interview.
  • Identify what makes you unique as a contestant so that you can highlight those qualities during your interview.
  • Market yourself as the obvious choice for the title through what you include on your Contestant Bio.
  • Avoid the most common mistakes contestants make when completing their paperwork.


Blue MP3 Player CROP Audio #2:  In session two I’ll continue to walk you through the steps to creating a crown-worthy Contestant Bio. You’ll learn to:

  • Fill out the Hobbies/Talents area with a strategic approach to connect with each and every judge.
  • Avoid including information that every other contestant lists so that you stand out as unique and memorable.
  • List your community service with a strategic approach highlighting you as a leader in volunteerism.
  • List your awards and what to do if you don’t really have a lot to list.


Blue Checklist CROP Bonus: You’ll also receive my quick and easy reference checklist to make sure your pageant paperwork is absolutely perfect before you send it in! Including:

  • Tips on how to proof your Contestant Bio.
  • Advice on the importance of the length of your bio.
  • Suggestions on submitting your pageant paperwork.
  • Follow a proven process that prepares you to win!


If You’re Ready to Get a Top Interview Score

Get my Rock Your Contestant Bio system today!



YOU CAN create a Contestant Bio
that will set the tone and direction of your
pageant interview!

Go ahead and take the first step towards
creating your winning interview!


Lacy SS CROP Anyone can compete, but it you want to be a competitor, call Valerie immediately! With her guidance, experience, and proprietary technique, I propelled myself back to competitive status after being out of the pageant circuit for over ten years. She helped me transition from a Miss titleholder to a Mrs. and allowed me to redefine myself, and make the most of my reign as Mrs. Texas. Valerie utilizes your strengths and weaknesses to boost your story into one of character, content, and interest. Let her help you showcase your best–at your competition and in life!” Lacey Pruett, Mrs. Texas United States 2012, Fourth Runner-up Mrs. United States 2013

So, you decide: do you want to get a top interview score?  Well, it all starts with your Contestant Bio.  Now is the time to stop guessing and develop a solid Contestant Bio based on my Rock Your Contestant Bio system.  Your bio and your interview will never be the same!



Best wishes and keep me posted on all your pageant success!

Please note that this program is intended for the private, personal use of individual contestants and is not intended to be used by pageant coaches, directors, pageant staff or others when providing paid or unpaid pageant advice or coaching to contestants.  Unauthorized resale or use of these materials when coaching or advising contestants is a copyright violation and is strictly prohibited.