106 : Pageant Roommate to Bestie in 5 Steps

Podcast Cover Photo Template-single-01Today, we’re talking pageant roommates. Often, we feel like a roommate is more our competition, but really most pageant women just want to love and be loved. You’ve heard the scary stories of nair in shampoo, ripping zippers out, or hogging all the closet space. Crazy stuff does happen, but this isn’t the norm. However, competition and exhaustion and the emotional rollercoaster of pageantry often brings out the worst in people. So, you’ll have to actively prepare to be a good friend and earn a good friend in your pageant roommate. I have 5 tips to help you make friends with your pageant roommate – and ensure she won’t…

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104: How Can I Be More Photogenic in Pictures?

Podcast Cover Photo Template-single-01Today’s question comes from Michele and she asks, How can I look more photogenic in photos, especially with other pageant contestants and at appearances? Thanks for your Q, Michele. 5 Ways to Look Better in Your Photos…

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103: Allyson Rowe: How to Stay True to Your Faith in Pageantry

Episode-103-Featured-ImageIn this episode, Alycia Darby interviews Allyson Rowe, motivational speaker and Miss Washington USA 2014! Allyson is a powerful speaker, professional makeup and skin specialist, and dedicated business woman. She carries a passion to see every woman embrace her own unique identity and walk it out confidently. Since her reign, Allyson began writing her first book, is a Top 15 pageant coach, and travels all over the country, speaking into and building confidence in the lives of women of all backgrounds and ages.

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102: Top 8 Pageant Tips from the Best National Coaches

Episode-102-Featured-ImageOn March 25th, I had the pleasure of attending the Beauty, Brand Believe Expo in Bellingham, WA, produced by the leaders of Pageants NW, Maureen and David who own 4 Miss USA pageant states in the Northwest. There were over 100 people in attendance and about 25 or more sponsors and speakers that were there to lift up the woman of pageantry and share some insights to help them succeed.
 

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101: What’s New at Win A Pageant

Episode-101-Featured-ImageLast week, we celebrated 100 episodes of the Win A Pageant podcast. It is such a joy to be guiding you on this pageant journey. I’m thrilled to be your captain! Since the beginning of the podcast in 2015, a lot has happened. I wanted to give you the updates of where we’ve been and also some insights as to where we’re going for the next season of Win A Pageant. I’ll break this into each element of the brand and share what we’ve done in the past and the vision for the future.

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100: Celebrate All Wins

Episode-100-Featured-ImageToday we are celebrating the 100th episode of the Win A Pageant podcast!
You’ve heard about many of my clients over the last several years who have published books and used them to catapult their platforms, get media appearances and change lives. I published my first book, which was a business book, several years ago. Now, I’m proud to announce the launch of my latest book – this time a pageant coaching book! It’s called “Beauty, Truth and Grace: Pageant Coaching to Win on Stage and in Life” and it launched today on Amazon…

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099: David Van Maren on Breaking Into the Entertainment Industry

Episode-99-Featured-Image-UpdatedIn this episode, Alycia Darby interview David Van Maren, co-executive director of 4 state pageants for Miss and Teen USA. David has worked in the entertainment industry for 30 years and owned his own agency for over a decade. He is a personal manager and has booked 1,000’s of jobs for models, actors, artists, athletes and more…

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98: Alayah Benavidez, Miss United States on Dealing with Comparison

Episode-98-Featured-Image-updatedIn this episode, Alycia Darby interview Alayah Benavidez, Miss United States! Alayah was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She has her Associate of Arts degree in Teaching and is pursuing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio. At a young age, Alayah discovered a passion for literature and as an adult has seen first-hand how her love of reading has helped her to develop confidence in testing and public speaking…

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97: Maureen Francisco – Knowing You’re Ready to Win

Episode-97-Featured-Image-Maureen-updatedIn this episode, Alycia Darby interviews Maureen Francisco. Maureen is the co-executive producer of Pageants NW, which produces the state qualifier to Miss USA and Miss Teen USA for ID, MT, OR and WA. She’s also organizing a confidence building workshop, Beauty | Brand | Believe Expo next month. To keep life interesting, she’s done everything from being a published author…

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