134: Defining Your Brand for Star Power with Kerry Damiano

In this episode Alcycia interviews Kerry Damiano. Kerry Damiano is a former Miss Idaho USA. She is the owner of Dazzling Performance, the Executive Producer, Creator, and Host of The StyleFyle. Recently she launched her own women’s clothing and jewelry line.


She has been involved in pageantry since 1981 in all three capacities of judge, titleholder and contestant, and as a current Pageant Coach and Wardrobe Consultant, she trains young women in fashion, modeling, interview and public speaking.


Kerry is also an accomplished Pianist, a Motivational Speaker to women’s organizations and youth groups, and has a Scripture memorization ministry called The Amazing Word. In her spare time, she loves to travel, having been to over 100 countries.


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Websites: KerryDamiano.com and BeautyBrandBelieve.com

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133: Behind-the-Scenes of the Miss United States Pageant with National Director, Stephi Williams

In this episode Alycia interviews Stephi Williams. As National Director for the Little Miss, Pre-Teen, Jr. Teen, Teen, Miss, Ms., and Ms. Woman divisions, Stephi Williams shares the same vision as the owner of Mrs. United States National Pageants, Inc. As long as she can remember, Stephi has had a huge passion for pageantry as well as women who want to give back to their communities and have real purpose in their lives.


As a result, she began taking classes on Nonprofit Management and Creation in her efforts to earn her Doctorate in Business. This is where she really got the feeling that she had a passion for continuing her giving and assistance in empowering others.


A seasoned pageant professional, Stephi directed pageants for more than 12 years before expanding her production company, Crown Garland, to a national level as the license holder for the Miss United States Pageant.


Stephi resides in Virginia with her husband and their four lovely children.



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Website: MissUnitedStatesPageant.com
Facebook: MissUnitedStatesPageant

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132: Telling a Great Story with Emmy-Winning ABC News Producer, Sabina

In this episode, Alycia interviews Sabina. Sabina is an Emmy Award winning television producer for ABC News. She currently serves as the West Coast Editorial Producer for ABC News Good Morning America where she is responsible for the network’s big breaking news stories.

In 2015, Sabina was honored with the ABC News Division’s MVP (Most Valuable Player) award. She has worked on groundbreaking stories including the Pope Virtual Audience, the life & death of Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant’s Retirement, Super Bowl 50, San Bernardino Massacre, Paris Terrorist Attacks, the American Heroes in the Paris Train Attack, Boston Bombing, Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre, The Missing Three, Santa Barbara Shooting, Oregon UCC Shooting, the Donald Sterling Scandal, the Ebola crisis, the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and many more.

In addition, she has extensive experience covering red carpet Award Shows – interviewing celebrities at the Oscars, ESPY’s, Emmy’s, American Music Awards, Grammy’s, Golden Globes and the Billboards. Sabina’s experience includes serving as on-air talent in her native country of Sweden, for Swedish Television as well as producing positions at local stations WGN, Fox and ABC Radio affiliates in Chicago.

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Twitter: @SabinaABCNews
Instagram: @SabinaABCNews

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131: 4 Tips to Prepare for Your Pageant Like You’ve Already Won with Miss United States, Rachael Todd

In this episode Alycia interviews Rachael Todd. Rachael Todd is Miss United States 2017. Using her unique life story, education, and experiences she advises women on how to let go of false beliefs, change their thought patterns, step into their authentic selves and discover where their passions and their strengths intersect.


By utilizing her certifications in yoga, positive psychology, nutrition and health coaching Rachael helps women to live a their lives from a Whole Body Wellbeing perspective.



Follow Rachael Todd :
Websites: www.RachaelTodd.com and MissUnitedStatesPageant.com
Instagram: @rachael.todd and @missunitedstates
Twitter: @_rachaeltodd
Facebook: RKTconsulting
Email: [email protected]

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130: Promote Your Pageant Platform in the Media with Publicist Kristi Dosh

In this episode Alycia interviews Kristi Dosh. Kristi Dosh is a former practicing attorney who transformed her career through blogging and social media to become a nationally-recognized sports business analyst (the “SportsBizMiss”) with outlets such as Forbes and ESPN. Since then, she’s written for nearly two dozen national publications, given dozens of keynote speeches across the country and written two nonfiction books.


She once wrote a piece about being addicted to finding new opportunities, and that is perhaps why she now finds herself working as a publicist for professionals and online entrepreneurs through her company, GuideMyBrand.com.


She says, “I love helping people step into their expertise and showing them all of the opportunities to get more visible and grow their businesses.”


On the side, she still serves as a sports business analyst for Forbes, Campus Insiders and other national outlets. Her specialties include college athletics finance and governance, licensing and marketing.



Follow Kristi Dosh:
Website: guidemybrand.com
Facebook: GuideMyBrand
Twitter: @GuideMyBrand
Instagram: @GuideMyBrand

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129: Transform Your Pageant Walk with Miss Universe Runway Coach and Supermodel Lu Sierra

Lu has graced the catwalks of the top fashion houses around the globe. A powerhouse runway and print model, Lu was discovered by the Zoli modeling agency in New York. She began her career as a showroom model and quickly made a name for herself as the “go-to” model for the runways of Bob Mackie, Bill Blass Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Givenchy, Patrick Kelly, Giorgio Armani, Escada, and Randolph Duke -just to name a few.


She has been on covers and pages of top magazines and made numerous television and movie appearances. As a successful and sought-after model, Lu brings her expertise to the pageant world where she trains and coaches thousands of young ladies for Miss USA and the Miss Universe Pageants. As a coach and runway expert, she teaches her technique on the runway, develops poise & presence, and continues to inspire those interested in the fashion and modeling world.


Join us at the Beauty|Brand|Believe Expo on March 10th in Washington! Get the details and register at: BeautyBrandBelieve.com

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Websites: http://lusierra.com/ and BeautyBrandBelieve.com 

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