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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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How to Know What the Judges Are Looking For
Whether you’re a beginning or experienced contestant, you probably wonder what the judges are looking for in the next titleholder. What skills do I need to possess? Last year’s winner wore a white dress, should I wear one too? Is there anything about myself that I need to change in order to win? These questions
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Your Judges Are Not Your Mother
Recently I saw a social media post from a pageant contestant. In the post, the contestant bitterly complained that the judges ‘just didn’t understand why she would be a great titleholder’. It was clearly all their fault. Based on her negative, blaming post, I can easily guess why the judges didn’t vote for her. Don’t
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About Us
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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