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Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss Teen USA 2015 Katherine Haik

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0400

Youthful Enthusiasm: Not many teenagers can say that their job has them traveling around the country, walking red carpets and runways, and focusing on charitable causes. These experiences are even more magnified when you’re a smalltown girl from Louisiana who hasn’t even begun her junior year of high school! Looking back at her adventurous year, Miss Teen USA 2015 Katherine Haik couldn’t be more excited to see what comes next.

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Pageantry Interview: Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber

Tue, 9 Aug 2016 08:00:00 -0400

She Is All She Can Be: She Is All She Can Be: Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber makes being “Army Strong” look better than ever. Deshauna, a lieutenant and quartermaster in the United States Army Reserve, called in to the offices of Pageantry magazine to discuss her historic win and what it means to the men and women who serve our country. She also reveals how the Army will accommodate her year of service as Miss USA, the secrets to the Miss Universe competition shared to her by her predecessor Olivia Jordan, and what was going through her head before her incredibly emotional win in Las Vegas.

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Pageantry Exit Interview: MAOTeen 2016 Allie Nault

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0400

She’s a Good Investment: After traveling across America promoting a fiscally responsible nation, speaking to potential Presidential candidates, and analyzing the benefits of fast food franchising, Allie Nault sat down with Pageantry and offered up financial wisdom beyond her years, while reminiscing about her year as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2016.

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Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell

Tue, 2 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0400

Reflecting on her Reign: During a year of service traversing the globe, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell embodied the ideals of the Miss America Scholarship Organization through her charitable work and support of our nation’s troops. As Betty prepares to crown her successor, she graciously relives her exciting year and discusses her next goal of conquering Nashville as a country queen.

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Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan

Mon, 2 May 2016 11:00:00 -0400

Enjoying Every Moment: Miss USA Olivia Jordan speaks with Pageantry about her responsibilities, rewards, authenticity, and outperforming expectations as Miss USA. With only a short time before she passes on the title of Miss USA, Olivia spent some time with us reliving her magical year and her goals to take the entertainment world by storm. While there are still a few items she hopes to accomplish as Miss USA, this Friends fanatic has her focus set on Hollywood success once she relinquishes the crown.

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Pageantry Interview: Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:00:00 -0400

Pia's Appeal: After what could be considered a stormy introduction to the world, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is ready to take the world by storm. The Miss Universe Organization has moved forward, Steve Harvey actually received a multi-year contract to host again, and we had the wonderful opportunity to talk with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurzbach about the crowning, her recent travels, and the goals she hopes to accomplish as she travels the world as an ambassador of the Miss Universe Organization and their many charitable causes.

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Pageantry Interview: Michael O'Rourke of Rock Your Hair

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:00:00 -0400

South African born and Los Angeles based, celebrity stylist Michael O'Rourke is one of the most iconic hairdressers in the glamour lifestyle industry. Michael has been inspiring hairdressers for years in salons, on stage and at his world famous Institute of Courage. Michael was recently awarded the NAHA (North American Hairdressing Awards) lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the professional beauty industry over the last 50 years and is known best for his Rockstar style, world famous cutting system, and his big heart. Having previously created and then sold Big Sexy Hair, Michael is back on the scene with the latest creation in professional styling products: ROCK YOUR HAIR. Michael’s vision behind Rock Your Hair is to do more than inspire women to wear Rockin’ Big Bold Hair, he wants to give back. A portion of all Rock Your Hair sales goes toward supporting shelters for abused and battered women and helping them to start their lives again.

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Pageantry Interview: Laine Berry of Mon Cheri

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 10:00:00 -0400

There’s a new face of Mon Cheri and her name is Laine Berry. The former Mrs. International, and three-time state titleholder, is the head designer of the couture pageant line, Mon Cheri Collection. Recognized as one of the nation’s foremost stylists, Berry has emceed and spoken to audiences of all ages across the globe. Her reputation as “a stylist that dresses winners” proceeds her. Laine has dressed over 100 state winners nationwide in as many as 7 different pageant systems. As a member of the Mon Cheri team, Laine’s goal is to advance high-end social occasion design and to be on the cutting edge of pageant fashion, blending haute couture ideas with real world wearability. As a former pageant competitor, Laine has a unique understanding of what pageant contestants crave and plans to utilize her well-developed design skills to take the Mon Cheri Collection line in a new, fresh and exciting direction.

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Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:00:00 -0400

Don't Stop the Party: When Gabriela Isler placed the Miss Universe crown on Paulina Vega’s head on January 15, 2015 in Miami, it marked the end of some serious bad luck for Colombia. It had been 56 years since the last time a woman from the nation once declared the Happiest Country in the World had been crowned Miss Universe, but when you listen to Paulina talk about her country’s love of pageantry, you’d think that Miss Colombia wins at Miss Universe every year. But this one was truly special for Paulina and the people of Colombia, so they treated her as the incredibly important hero and role model that she truly is, and she certainly did not disappoint them or anyone with her reign as Miss Universe. Paulina Vega might be ready to crown her successor, but that doesn’t mean that she and her fans need to stop celebrating her success.

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Pageantry Interview: U.S.A. Amabassador Pageant

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 08:00:00 -0400

Pageantry magazine interviews U.S.A. Ambassador pageant founders Barbara and Kristin Thurston. The U.S.A. Ambassador Pageant is a charity driven organization that promotes success through leadership, integrity, character, and confidence to its pageant contestants. Established in 2010, the pageant was created to promote each contestant's individual strength and to encourage its queens, contestants, and families to be involved in their communities to serve as ambassadors. To date, the U.S.A. Ambassador Pageant has donated to over 20 different charity organizations across the country and continues to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization which serves as their National Charity Beneficiary.

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Pageantry Interview: Kylee Miller of the Miss Arnold Teen Fitness Pageant

Wed, 6 Jan 2016 08:00:00 -0400

The first annual Miss Arnold Teen Fitness Pageant, to be held in Columbus, Ohio, is designed to promote fit and healthy lifestyles in today’s youth. The Miss Arnold Fitness Pageant is a true Pageant, as opposed to a Fitness Competition, featuring Interview, Evening Gown, and Fitness themed Talents. The winner, crowned by Arnold Schwarzenegger, will become the advocate for raising awareness of the importance of health and fitness in schools and communities nationwide. You read that right, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be in attendance. Pageantry magazine interviews Pageant Director Kylee Miller about the inaugural event and what contestants and spectators can expect from the world class production where $10,000 in cash will be awarded during the finals.

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Pageantry Interview: Miss Teen USA 2015 Katherine Haik

Mon, 9 Nov 2015 08:00:00 -0400

Sweet Fifteen: Katherine Haik is the second Miss Louisiana Teen USA to go on to capture the national crown, but she’s already cemented a legacy for herself by becoming the youngest girl to ever become Miss Teen USA. Age is certainly nothing but a number when it comes to the brilliant, charismatic, and confident young ladies that this organization consistently rewards, so Katherine believes that just because she’s the youngest, it doesn’t mean that she’s not capable of being the best of her kind.

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Pageantry Interview: MAOTeen 2016 Allie Nault

Fri, 6 Nov 2015 09:00:00 -0400

She's so Money: Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Allie Nault wants to solve the nation’s debt problem, and she’ll start by teaching kids how to save. Allie calls in to Pageantry magazine to discuss her platform, Making Sense: Becoming Financially Responsible, her dream-come-true winning moment when she was crowned Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2016, and the renewed interest in Baton Twirling her talent performance is generating in the pageant world.

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Pageantry Interview: Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan

Wed, 4 Nov 2015 09:00:00 -0400

A Star in the Making: Miss USA Olivia Jordan is full of unparalleled ambition, from her desire to help children to becoming the next Meryl Streep. It’s just as much about the social awareness and desire to help as it is about the aspiration to star in Hollywood blockbusters or a sitcom as successful as Friends. We can’t predict where we’ll be ten or even five years from now, but we can sometimes tell when a person will achieve everything she has her heart set on. That’s the kind of feeling we get with Miss USA Olivia Jordan, not just because she has the right windows of opportunity wide open, but also because she’s willing to work as hard as she can to achieve it. And when Olivia does achieve everything that she’s working toward, this world will be a better place for it.

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Pageantry Interview: Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell

Mon, 2 Nov 2015 09:30:00 -0400

Georgia's On Our Minds: Only the second Miss Georgia to ever win the title of Miss America, Betty Cantrell is ready to make America’s children happier and healthier. The newly crowned Miss America 2016 speaks to Pageantry magazine about her stunning victory, her goals for her upcoming year of service, the Miss America's Organization's special relationship with the Children's Miracle Network, her Broadway dreams, and more.

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Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss America Kira Kazantsev

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 09:30:00 -0400

The First of Her Kind: Kira Kazantsev’s family has truly lived the American Dream, culminating with this first generation American’s very productive reign as Miss America. The third consecutive Miss New York to win the title of Miss America, Kira has spent her year promoting the Children’s Miracle Network and touring the world with the USO to support the troops, but she has always made sure to raise awareness for her own platform, “Vow To End It,” her campaign to end domestic violence.

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Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss Teen USA 2014 K. Lee Graham

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:00:00 -0400

Nothing She Can’t Handle: It can be scary for a teen to move to New York City and travel the world, but a girl like Miss Teen USA K. Lee Graham makes it look way too easy. With her year coming to an end, K. Lee has the opportunity to look ahead and ask herself, “What’s next?” Her answer? Eventually college, but like most of the Miss Teen USA winners before her, she can’t wait to hit the beach in the Bahamas and relax for once. Hearing her describe everything that she’s accomplished since August 2, 2014, she’s definitely earned a little vacation.

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Pageantry Exit Interview: MAOTeen 2015 Olivia McMillan

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:00:00 -0400

Living Her Dream: Olivia McMillan never thought she’d wear the crown of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, but her incredible self-confidence and maturity have made her reign one-to-remember. At the age of 17, Olivia has already accomplished so much more than anyone, regardless of age, and everything that she has set up for her future is downright amazing. And although all MAOTeen winners are offered unbelievable scholarship opportunities, Olivia will be going in another direction, as she has received the prestigious Kovner Fellowship to attend The Juilliard School of Music.

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Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss USA Nia Sanchez

Fri, 02 May 2015 12:00:00 -0400

Who Needs Sleep: The first ever Miss Nevada USA to wear the crown of Miss USA, Nia Sanchez has embraced every last second of her whirlwind year of unparalleled royalty. Like her predecessors, Nia has spent her time as Miss USA on a nonstop tour of everything from local and national media outlets to other countries. But unlike many of the fabulous women who came before her, Nia almost completed the ultimate challenge when she fell just short of the 2015 Miss Universe title, becoming the ninth American woman to be named first runner-up, but that’s hardly a bad thing. Nia has already accomplished so much in her year as Miss USA, so it’s hard for her to be upset about anything.

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Pageantry Interview: Gretchen Carlson

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:00:00 -0400

Gretchen Gets Real: Pageantry CEO Carl Dunn interviews Gretchen Carlson about her new book, “Getting Real.” The Fox News host tells her personal story of overcoming stereotypes and stigmas associated with her 1989 Miss America title, but also how the crown helped her become the respected television journalist and personality that she is today. Through hard work and incredible determination, Gretchen has managed to find a balance between the family and career that she has always wanted. And now she’s sharing the secrets of her spectacular success.

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Pageantry Interview: Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:00:00 -0400

Colombia's Carnival: South Florida was the perfect setting for the lights and passion of the Miss Universe pageant, and no one represented the energy more than Colombia’s Paulina Vega. As the first Miss Colombia to win the Miss Universe pageant in 57 years, and only the 2nd Miss Colombia to win in the storied pageant's history, Paulina promises her reign will be entertaining and unpredictable and that she will do her best to shatter any negative preconceived notions people may have about pageant queens.

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Pageantry Interview: Swati Thakkar of Envious Couture by Karishma Creations

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0400

Pageantry CEO Carl Dunn interviews Swati Thakkar of Envious Couture by Karishma Creations. Based outside Houston, Texas, Karishma Creations was established in July, 2008, as an affordable wholesale, formal, prom and pageant gown company whose founders have over 60 years of combined experience.

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Pageantry Interview: Jennifer Patykiewicz of Tru Airbrush

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0400

Tru Airbrush is owned and operated by Stephanie and Jennifer, 2 Kansas City moms who desired to create a company that was TRUe in every form... providing TRUe customer service and offering a product that is TRUly healthy for the consumer's skin. Tru Airbrush Makeup is recognized as a glamour lifestyle industry leader which developed the first healthy formatted airbrush makeup line.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler exit interview

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0400

The Pride of Every Nation: As her reign as Miss Universe comes to an end, Venezuela’s Gabriela Isler is taking things one day at a time. But even when that glorious crown is passed to the next incredible young woman [possibly the woman that she already crowned as her successor in Venezuela] Gabriela won’t be giving up the power and responsibility that came with it in the first place. In her exclusive interview with Pageantry magazine, Gabriela reflects on the impact that she has had—and will continue to make—on the entire world.

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Pageantry PodCast: MAOTeen 2015 Olivia McMillan

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0400

Teen Titan: Like the superheroes she emulated in the 2015 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant, Olivia McMillan uses her crowning to empower other young women. Olivia talks with Pageantry about the challenges and obstacles she's overcome on her journey to capture the crown. She speaks about her status as a role-model, and the unique responsibility and opportunities the title has awarded her.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss Teen USA 2014 K. Lee Graham interview

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0400

Living Proof: Miss Teen USA K. Lee Graham proves that the crown represents character and takes her message on the road through her Live Beautifully platform. In her exclusive interview with Pageantry magazine, K. Lee talks about her astounding crowning moment, the incredible sponsors and perks that come with the title of Miss Teen USA, her purpose in pageantry, her time in New York, her personal relationships and more.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev interview

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0400

The Miss America Dream: A first generation American, Kira Kazantsev set her sights on her American Dream of capturing the title of Miss America. As the Boardwalk Hall audience burst into applause, history was indeed made as Kira Kazantsev, overcome with emotion at center-stage, accepted the title of Miss America 2015 along with the winning $50,000 scholarship on behalf of her state of New York for the third consecutive year.

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Pageantry PodCast: MAOTeen Leah Sykes exit interview

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0400

A Song in Her Heart: Leah Sykes sees the end of her reign as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen as a blessing, for the girl that she’ll soon crown and in taking the next step toward her own musical stardom. Leah’s singing career is just starting to take off as her time as MAOTeen comes to an end, and taking classes in the same city where so many of the music industry’s biggest stars have recorded their best hits is simply going to inspire her like never before.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss Teen USA 2013 Cassidy Wolf exit interview

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0400

The Leader of the Pack: Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf is preparing for her next step, following her amazing title year in New York City after the serious privacy violation she conquered before beginning her reign. In fact, while such a case might have lingered over her entire year as Miss Teen USA, Cassidy simply brushed her shoulders off and proceeded to make the significant impact that few young women before her have been able to generate. What lies beyond that ultimately remains up to her. Whatever she decides to do, there’s no doubt in the world that she will be able to handle it.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri exit interview

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0400

Head of the Class: As Miss America, Nina Davuluri has been a shining example of so much that the organization has to offer, including being set to return to school with her incredible scholarship earnings. But that’s only one bragging right that this wonderful Miss America lays claim to, even if she’s hesitant to talk about herself and more likely to sing the praises of the other incredible people she has met during her year at the top. Nina’s year as Miss America may be coming to end, but her legacy is only going to get stronger.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez interview

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0400

This is How She Rolls: The Miss USA pageant may have moved to Baton Rouge this year, but Nevada still found a way to capture the spotlight thanks to Nia Sanchez. The first Miss Nevada USA to win the Miss USA title discusses her her martial arts background and 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo as well as her time as a nanny and Disney character while living abroad.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady exit interview

Fri, 2 May 2014 12:00:00 -0400

More Than Meets the Eye: Erin Brady went big at the Miss Universe pageant by invoking the pop cultural awesomeness of the Transformers, and she's only just started wowing the world. Erin’s year has been an exciting and fast-paced one, as we always expect from the prestigious Miss USA titleholders, but as her year winds down and she prepares to be the first Miss USA to ever crown her successor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, instead of Las Vegas, she’s not yet asking herself, “What’s next?” as much as she’s asking, “What’s left?” because she’s not done making her own dreams come true.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:00:00 -0400

Something in the Water: Gabriela Isler is the seventh woman from Venezuela to wear the crown of Miss Universe, and just like all of them before her, she’s going to use her crown to foster change and spread awareness. Hailing from the state of Guárico, Gabriela has sought a career in modeling since she was a teenager, although she’s the first to admit that her peers may have never seen it coming. But so often is the story in fairy tales and books, Isler shed her so-called “nerd” demeanor and soon rose to fame as not only one of the most beautiful and influential women in her country, but the entire world as well.

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Pageantry PodCast: Gregory Ellenburg

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:00:00 -0400

The Pageantry PodCast speaks with Gregory Ellenburg. A graduate of the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Gregory has worked in the pageant industry since 1988 and opened Gregory Ellenburg Pageant and Special Occasion in 1997. His gowns have been worn on the stages of the Miss America and Miss USA pageants. Greg has grown into a national brand dressing young women from California to Vermont and Montana to Georgia. Greg's specialty is creating beautiful couture gowns for clients who know and understand the importance of a one of kind creation.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2014 Leah Sykes

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:00:00 -0400

The Home State Hero: Florida’s Leah Sykes emerged from a field of 52 state delegates to be crowned Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in front of a vivacious Sunshine State audience. The 2014 MAOTeen competition was perhaps the most incredible and exciting yet, as the “American Idol Experience” theme had the state delegates giving it their all in front of a massive audience filled with their friends, families and fans. Fresh off of her stunning victory, Leah was happy to share her excitement and enthusiasm of not only her crowning, but also her coming year as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss Teen USA 2013 Cassidy Wolf

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:00:00 -0400

Culture Shock: Cassidy Wolf gave up the laid back California teenage lifestyle for the hustle and bustle of New York City’s red carpets and Fashion Week, and her star has only just begun to rise. But while Cassidy’s new title and crown have made her a shining example for young women across the U.S. in leadership, service and for generally just being a celebrity, she also became a role model in another sense before she’d even step foot in the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas for that spectacular crowning event. Cassidy found herself the target of a far worse breed of bully and stalker, when she was the subject of an attempted blackmail and extortion.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 09:00:00 -0400

Homecoming Queens: “Who says you can't go home? There's only one place they call me one of their own; These are my streets, the only life I've ever known, who says you can't go home.” How apropos these truthful words from New Jersey’s favorite son, Jon Bon Jovi seem in retrospect. In a crowning moment of kismet, Atlantic City, New Jersey, welcomed her favorite daughter home, The Miss America Pageant. Who says you can’t go home? Certainly not Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss Teen USA 2012 Logan West

Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:00:00 -0400

Logan's Run: When Logan West was in the seventh grade, she made a decision that would essentially define her young life, as she created her very own anti-bullying initiative. But it wasn’t just some random cause for the Connecticut native, as she had been bullied for a good part of that year by one of her classmates, who took issue with the color of Logan’s skin. With her run as Miss Teen USA coming to an end, Connecticut’s Logan West is still focused on taking down bullies in America’s schools one state at a time.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady

Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:00:00 -0400

Rising Temperatures: The viewing audience, along with the zealous live audience in attendance, agreed the hot, dry, desert wind of Las Vegas in June was no match for the 51 beauties from around the United States competing for the title of Miss USA 2013. The 62nd Annual Miss USA Pageant brought its unparalleled heat to the Las Vegas Strip, as Connecticut’s radiant Erin Brady took home the ultimate honor. Hear all about Erin's epic odyssey to her crowning moment in her own words.

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Pageantry PodCast: Michael Schreiber

Tue, 14 May 2013 12:00:00 -0400

Setting the Stage: Through his Stage Success program, veteran actor Michael Schreiber is fulfilling a much more important dream in using his life’s experiences to educate talented young actors. Michael takes us on a journey of discovering his own love for acting to sharing his passion with young people from coast-to-coast and from all walks of life. If he looks familiar, you may have seen him and his fellow boy band mates performing their positive message at a school near you.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether

Fri, 10 May 2013 10:00:00 -0400

Next in Line: As she watched Olivia Culpo’s crowning moment as Miss Universe, Nana Meriwether realized that it was her time to step up and shine as the next Miss USA. Six months earlier, in front of a live audience of thousands and with a TV viewership of millions, Nana’s name was called as the first runner-up at the 2012 Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas. And as she watched Olivia’s joyous and tearful reaction, Nana suddenly realized that she was now Miss USA. With a shortened reign ahead of her, Nana knows that she’s going to need to make her efforts count.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo

Wed, 8 May 2013 10:00:00 -0400

Change of Plans: Just a week shy of Christmas, Olivia Culpo had barely tapped into her potential as Miss USA before receiving the present of a lifetime when she was elevated to a global icon as the 62nd Miss Universe winner. At just 20-years old, Olivia’s quickly been thrust from the spotlight of Miss USA fame to the position of global ambassador for women of all ages in all walks of life, throughout every country. And while she’ll only be able to travel to some of those countries, Olivia isn’t taking a single minute for granted. We were thankful to share a few of those minutes with her and look ahead at her year as Miss Universe.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan

Sun, 5 May 2013 10:00:00 -0400

The Last Vegas: With the announcement that Miss New York, Mallory Hagan, had beaten the odds and won the title of Miss America 2013, the Miss America Organization turned the lights out on a great run in Las Vegas. After record breaking ratings, the world’s largest scholarship program heads back to where it all began—Atlantic City.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler exit interview

Fri, 04 Jan 2013 02:00:00 -0400

Pageantry magazine podcast features an exit interview with Laura Kaeppeler, Miss America 2012. Stepping Out into the World - As only the second Miss America ever to hail from the state of Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler never left her hometown until her year of service took her on a whirlwind tour. Laura stunned the crowd last January with her willingness to openly discuss her family’s past and her father’s time in prison, but it was simply evidence of what a spectacular and strong individual she had grown to be in the face of adversity.

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Pageantry PodCast: Steve Lang of ABPIA

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 08:00:00 -0400

Pageantry magazine podcast features an interview with Steve Lang, president of the American Bridal and Prom Industry Association [ABPIA] and it's fight against counterfeiting gowns and dresses. Taking a Global Stand: Fed up with foreign companies flooding the market with counterfeit gowns and dresses, some of the formalwear industry’s biggest names are taking their fight to federal court. Steve Lang, President of the American Bridal and Prom Industry Association, is one of those leaders taking charge and fighting for his industry’s rightful success. So far, it’s looking like the ABPIA is a true force to be reckoned with.

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Pageantry PodCast: Bobbie Eakes

Wed, 07 Nov 2012 08:00:00 -0400

Pageantry PodCast interview with actress Bobbie Eakes. From her Miss Georgia crown to her recent Emmy award, Bobbie Eakes has proven that hard work and determination can pay off for a girl from a small Georgia town in a huge way. The youngest of five sisters, Bobbie is a story of true inspiration, the classic tale of a young girl who wanted to conquer the world and set out to do just that. She’s broken down the doors of almost every genre in the entertainment industry, as she has starred on stage, the big screen, as a musician, and on legendary soap's The Bold and the Beautiful and All My Children. And while she’s willing to reflect on some of the greatest moments of her amazing career, Bobbie’s greatest success stories are yet to come.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss Teen USA Logan West

Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:00:00 -0400

Pageantry PodCast interview with Miss Teen USA Logan West. Coming out of her shell: Logan West is the first girl from Connecticut to win the title of Miss Teen USA, and she’s going to use it to fulfill her ultimate dreams. Striking a blow against bullies everywhere, Logan has made bullying a centerpiece of her charitable platform, revealing that she had been a victim of bullying in middle school. She created her own anti-bullying initiative, Bully Proof, a five-step program that aims to empower student leaders to help prevent bullying.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2013 Rachel Wyatt

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:00:00 -0400

Pageantry PodCast interview with Rachel Wyatt. A Dance to Remember: Rachel Wyatt left her small town to follow big dreams, and it paid off with her becoming Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2013. With an earth shaking eruption from an elated audience, Miss South Carolina’s Outstanding Teen 2012 Rachel Wyatt was named Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2013 and winner of a $25,000 scholarship. We had the pleasure of interviewing Rachel only weeks after her life changing transformation.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss America's Outstanding Teen Elizabeth Fechtel exit interview

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:00:00 -0400

Performance of a Lifetime: More than 100 million people were introduced to Miss America’s Outstanding Teen this year, and as Elizabeth Fechtel awaits the day that she will pass on her title to another amazing young lady, she has only just begun to reflect on the many lives that she has touched over the past year. Between her visits to Children’s Miracle Network hospitals and the many other appearances she has made across the country, it hasn’t truly hit her yet, but perhaps as she continues her ambitious desire to help teenagers around the world realize their ability, she’ll realize that she has been one amazing role model.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss Teen USA Danielle Doty

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:30:00 -0400

Going Home Again: As her year as Miss Teen USA comes to an end, Danielle Doty is heading back to Texas for college, but the sky is the limit for her future beyond the title. Danielle made the most of every minute of her year as Miss Teen USA, from visiting American Armed Forces in Germany, to sharing the special message that we all go through awkward phases when we’re young with so many young girls who look up to her. Not a moment was wasted by Danielle, as she accomplished the dream of millions as Miss Teen USA.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo

Thu, 19 Jul 2012 09:30:00 -0400

The Rhode to Victory: In front of a capacity crowd and her dazzling Miss USA peers, Olivia Culpo became the first ever titleholder from Rhode Island. Pageantry magazine CEO, Carl Dunn, speaks with Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo, to relive her crowning moment and discuss her future plans as she embarks on her journey in representing the USA.

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Pageantry PodCast: Jenn Cady Interview

Thu, 3 May 2012 16:30:00 -0400

Jenn Cady might be relatively new to the photography industry, but her experiences in show business and pageantry have helped her make an instant impact on the glamour lifestyle. Jenn opted first for a career as a country music singer, but as many aspiring stars find along the way—there was something else. Jenn didn’t know it, but her talent and, more importantly, her heart were leading her to a career in photography. She made the decision to trade in her microphone for a camera, and it’s one that she has no regrets over. Jenn has quickly become a rising star in fashion and pageantry photography, but you don’t have to worry about blinking and missing her. This star is only getting brighter.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella Exit Interview

Tue, 1 May 2012 16:30:00 -0400

Recipe for Success: Ready to take on the world, Alyssa Campanella has paved a career path that could allow her to become an entertainment superstar. Alyssa’s DNA prepared her for a life in the entertainment and glamour industries from an early age, as she had taken up acting at just 6-years old. Just 16 years later, she’s now one of the most recognizable names and faces in the world, not only for her Miss USA title, but also because she’s been turning heads on the runways for a few years now. So what’s next for this ambitious 22-year old Dutch-Italian star? Anything she wants is possible.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler Interview

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:30:00 -0400

Whisked Away: After an evening of record-setting ratings and the exceptional standard of elegance, Laura Kaeppeler became only the second Miss America from the great state of Wisconsin. Laura's triumphant walk across the stage was just the beginning of a journey that will take her to every corner of the country during her year of service as Miss America 2012. She discusses her upcoming 20,000 miles of travel each month speaking to audiences about her platform Circles of Support - Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents and her responsibilities acting as the official National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan Exit Interview

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 13:30:00 -0400

Pageantry PodCast exit interview with Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan Exit. SCANNING THE HORIZON: After a year of unparalleled service and philanthropic efforts, Miss America Teresa Scanlan is ready to hand off her title and embrace the path before her. One might think that the reason no 17-year old had won the Miss America crown in 73 years was because all of the new fame, celebrity and daily responsibilities that come with the reign are too much for a teenager to handle. But Teresa simply laughs at that notion. Not only could she handle everything that came with her new title, but like the many women crowned before her, she took the title and fame to a new level, reaching out to not only the people who admire and aspire to gain her level of ability and grace, but also to the millions of people with eating disorders, who she strives to protect and enable every day through her personal platform.

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Pageantry PodCast: Fadil Berisha

Wed, 09 Nov 2011 13:30:00 -0400

Pageantry PodCast interview with world-class photographer Fadil Berisha. AN EYE FOR TALENT: Fadil… one name that invokes images of celebrity, grace, and beauty. Fadil Berisha has already carved out quite the reputation for himself in the fashion industry. Having moved to the U.S. at a young age, Fadil learned about beauty and style right away, working random jobs in small stores and boutiques in New York City. A few decades later, he already has one of the most incredible portfolios most of us will ever see, as he’s photographed superstars like Halle Berry and global icons like Bill Clinton. It was only fitting that he took some time recently to tell us how it all began for him and his camera, seeing as so many of Pageantry’s covers and pages are filled by his incredible work.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss Teen USA Danielle Doty

Fri, 04 Nov 2011 14:00:00 -0400

Pageantry PodCast interview with Miss Teen USA Danielle Doty. THE TOAST OF TEXAS: Danielle Doty traded in her small town origins for a Big Apple life when she was crowned the newest Miss Teen USA in front of a wild audience and 51 of her peers at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Of course with that comes a huge, spectacular life change that begins with a move to New York City. Hailing from a small town in Texas, that’s easier said than done for Danielle. Luckily, those famous friends are Miss Universe Leila Lopes and Miss USA Alyssa Campanella, who were more than willing to welcome their new sister and show her the ropes.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2012 Elizabeth Fechtel

Wed, 02 Nov 2011 11:30:00 -0400

Pageantry PodCast interview with Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2012 Elizabeth Fechtel. TO SERVE AND PROJECT: Elizabeth Fechtel borrowed a page from her sister by competing for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen before re-writing the book on winning. Elizabeth has started her senior year at First Academy - Leesburg. She is a busy young lady serving as the President of her student body, the Treasurer of the Debate Club, and Editor of the yearbook in addition to her duties as Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2012. Fortunately, she found some time to talk about her expectations for the coming year.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes

Mon, 31 Oct 2011 10:30:00 -0400

Pageantry PodCast interview with Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes. ANGOLA'S NEW JEWEL: The Universe is a very large and encompassing concept. The Miss Universe Pageant is no exception. From the largest city in South America and the fourth largest city in the world, São Paulo, Brazil, a record setting 89 of the most beautiful and universe conscious Miss Universe delegates from the four corners of our humble globe, an estimated worldwide audience of 1 billion people, the Miss Universe 2011 Pageant presented a distinctly Latin flavored production during its 60th Anniversary crowning. Leila Lopes, Miss Angola, would forever be known as Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011 becoming the first woman from her African nation to capture the crown of Miss Universe.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete Exit Interview

Fri, 12 Aug 2011 13:00:00 -0400

Pageantry PodCast, Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete. PRIDE OF A NATION: As only the second woman from Mexico to wear the crown of Miss Universe, Ximena Navarrete has established herself as a global icon. Ximena’s path to stardom was paved just 7 years ago in her hometown of Guadalajara, when she began her career as a model. In 2009, after studying nutrition in college, Ximena turned her attention to the pageant world. On the advice of a friend—Karla Carillo—Ximena participated in the Nuestra Belleza México competition against 33 other women. Magic struck for Ximena as Karla crowned her that night, and the rest is Miss Mexico... correct that—Miss Universe history. As her title reign comes to a close, Ximena is already looking ahead at a long, successful career in television, modeling and possibly even personal branding.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss America's Outstanding Teen Lacey Russ Exit Interview

Tue, 09 Aug 2011 16:00:00 -0400

Pageantry PodCast, Miss America's Outstanding Teen Lacey Russ. To Serve and Inflect: As a child, Lacey Russ had a very simple, yet important dream—she wanted to be her high school’s valedictorian. While most kids aspire for stardom, Lacey simply wanted to make sure that she was the best person and influence to her peers that she could possibly be. In the past year, though, she managed to go above and beyond even her own expectations. Of course Lacey accomplished her childhood goal as she was indeed her class’ valedictorian at her recent graduation. Miss America's Outstanding Teen Lacey Russ may come from a small town in Oklahoma, but she was more than prepared to inspire an entire nation during her reign.

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Pageantry PodCast: Kamie Crawford Miss Teen USA 2010 Exit Interview

Mon, 20 Jun 2011 16:00:00 -0400

Pageantry PodCast, Kamie Crawford Miss USA 2010. Staying the Course: For 17-year old Kamie Crawford, it all came down to a decision—should she or shouldn’t she? Opting with the former choice, Kamie took a friend’s advice and decided to compete in the 2010 Miss Maryland Teen USA Pageant. On that advice, Kamie trained for 5 months and wouldn’t you know it—she won. First time’s the charm. From there she went on to compete for the Miss Teen USA title, something that she probably figured would be a much tougher feat. But just over a year later, 18-year old Kamie has been living a dream, having won both her state title and the national crown in what most girls would call a Cinderella story. Kamie never imagined that she’d even be involved with the pageant circuit, but it took just one shot to create an entirely new dream for herself and to make it come true. Kamie Crawford’s year as Miss Teen USA has come to a close, but that’s not stopping her from working to change the world one day at a time.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih Exit Interview

Fri, 29 Apr 2011 15:00:00 -0400

Pageantry PodCast, Miss Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih. Heart of the Story: With unparalleled confidence, Miss USA Rima Fakih proved that she is above labels and is truly one-of-a-kind. Gifted with her own sense of determination and strong will, and not to mention the supportive force that is the Miss Universe Organization, Rima dodged the nonsense and gripped her fate by embracing the causes that Miss USA has become synonymous with and showed the entire world that this Miss USA is more than just a headline. She’s the top story.

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Pageantry PodCast: Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan Interview

Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:00:00 -0400

Pageantry PodCast, Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan. Pride of the Plains: Nebraska’s Teresa Scanlan might have captured the crown at only 17 but she’s already the pride of her state and years ahead of her peers as Miss America 2011. As the nation welcomed her newest Miss America, the youngest Miss America in decades, and first from the state of Nebraska, Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan joined a sisterhood that has been celebrated for 90 years. With Miss America’s return to the ABC network with an estimated 7 million plus viewers by night’s end—an increase of approximately 50 percent—America responded in droves following a six-year absence of the pageant on live network television.

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Pageantry Interview: Julie France Body Shapers

Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:00:00 -0400

Eurotard Introduces: Julie France Body Shapers. Eurotard is an Atlanta, USA based company that has been producing high fashion quality apparel for 26 years. It sells to 55 countries around the world and is recognized as one of the most significant and most respected names in the business. They are excited and proud to introduce Julie France, the premier seamless Body Shaper Collection. Julie France Body Shapers are seamless, made of superior quality, resilient stretch materials and designed specifically with women in mind. They camouflage imperfections, slenderize and smooth the body with out bulging on the skin or showing lines, helping to improve the way dresses, clothes and outerwear fit. Their extensive collection of 17 different styles, accommodate and compliment all styles of dresses. The Julie France Body Shapers come in black and nude with selected styles also available in white. All 17 styles come in small, medium, large, extra large, with plus sizes 1X through 3X also offered in selected styles.

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Pageantry Interview: Miss America Caressa Cameron - exit interview

Tue, 11 Jan 2011 20:00:00 -0400

Once Upon A Time... With her reign as Miss America coming to an end, Caressa Cameron is proving that her fairy tale rise to the 2010 crown is simply the start of something greater. As the Miss America Organization prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary in a glorious return to network television on ABC, Caressa is readying herself for the major role that she will play in this historic occasion. While her term as Miss America and her year of endless travel, promotion and goodwill are coming to a triumphant end, Caressa will of course soon crown her successor on stage in Las Vegas in front of perhaps the largest audience in the event’s history. But first she’s looking back at the gigantic shoes she is leaving behind, and she’s hardly saying, “The end.”

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