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Get Smart With Your Pageant Makeup
It’s one of the most well-known rules in pageantry: to get top scores you need to look great. And to look great, you must have a great pageant makeup look. But it’s not always as easy as it sounds. Pageant makeup is completely different from any other type of makeup. Typically, there’s more highlighting and
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5 Rules for a Winning Personal Introduction
  Are you competing in a pageant that includes a personal introduction or opening statement during your competition? A killer personal introduction can quickly establish you as a top contestant. Check out the 5 rules below to create your winning personal introduction! 1. Review the Pageant Introduction Criteria. Check the contestant handbook to see what
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Answer Behavioral Pageant Interview Questions Like a Pro
Behavioral interviews have recently moved from corporate conference rooms to the pageant interview. Learning that you might get behavioral questions in your pageant interview can be a little intimidating. So, what are behavioral pageant interview questions? This type of question asks how you will handle, or have handled, a specific situation. Why would a judge ask a behavioral
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About Us
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