128: A Pageant Platform for Inner Beauty with Carly Hartman of Pageant 360

Carly Hartman is a 22 year old entrepreneur that has 3 businesses starting at the age of 17. She created Pageant 360, an inner beauty pageant to empower young women to be world changers, back when she was 18 years old. She is passionate about raising up young women to be confident in who they are and empower them to change the world!



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Websites: carlyhartman.com and pageant360.com
Instagram: @carlyyhartman and @pageant360

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123: The Intersection of Business and Pageantry with Business Strategist Amber Lilyestrom (Episode 123)

Amber Lilyestrom is a transformational branding & business strategist, writer and speaker. She is the host of The Soul Fueled CEO™ Podcast and helps entrepreneurs turn their passions in to heart-centered brands and thriving businesses.



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Website: AmberLilyestrom.com
Instagram: @AmberLilyestrom
Instagram: @SoulFueledCEO
Facebook: AmberLilyestrom

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119: Choosing to Win Every Day with Dale Smith Thomas

In this episode, Alycia interviews Dale Smith Thomas. Dale Smith Thomas credits winning the Mrs. Tennessee pageant for the launch of her international speaking career. Dale speaks professionally around the country and around the world on personal development, motivation and self-improvement. Her client list includes major companies like McDonalds Corporation, Northwestern Mutual Life, Turner Broadcasting, Sprint, The Million Dollar Roundtable and over 50 different hospitals. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Dr. Phil Show, and on The Big Idea, CNBC, and CMT.


Dale founded the “Boot Camp for Beauty Queens”, a prep school for pageant participants. Two notable attendees at one of her Boot Camps were Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie as part of the reality show, “The Real World”. An astounding 70% of Boot Camp attendees have gone on to win titles! (Not including Paris and Nicole.)


Dale has been a celebrity guest judge on the reality show “Pageant School – Becoming Miss America”, and recently hosted the Mrs. United States pageant. She has been the featured guest speaker for the last 10 years at Miss TN, MS and GA USA. She is also the host and speaker for America’s National Teenager of the Year.


Her upcoming book, “Good Morning, Gorgeous” will be released in mid-August of this year.



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Website: WinnersByChoice.com

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117: The 5 Things Talent Agents are REALLY Looking for with Megan Tower of Tower Talent

The Beautiful Megan Tower of Tower Talent joins us today with “The 5 Things Talent Agents Are REALLY Looking For.” Megan Tower has been developing and marketing actors, models and performers for over 13 years. She is the President and CEO of Tower Talent Inc. with talent development studios in Long Island, NY and San Diego, CA. She has placed hundreds of talented hopefuls with top agents and casting companies from around the world, all who have since gone on to have healthy and successful careers in the entertainment field.



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Tower Talent Website: TowerTalent.com
Instagram: @TowerTalentLongIsland & @TowerTalentStudioWest
Facebook: TowerTalent

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116: Best Pageant Shoes and Empowering Women with Fashion Designer, Johnathan Kayne

In this episode, Alycia interviews Johnathan Kayne. Johnathan “Kayne” Gillaspie was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Growing up in Music City, he became enamored with fashion by watching his favorite country music legends Dolly and Reba perform and walk the red carpet. Kayne began cultivating his creative design eye by helping two of his five sisters prepare their wardrobe for national pageants.


He began his fashion career working as a sketch artist and buyer at a local evening wear boutique in 1998. Kayne graduated magna cum laude from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and won the acclaimed “Critics Choice Award “for evening wear.


A successful fashion designer and business owner, Kayne was selected to compete on Project Runway Season 3 in 2006, where he placed in the Top 5 designers. He launched the Johnathan Kayne dress line and award winning shoe line produced by Benjamin Walk Corporation in 2007.


2012, Kayne moved his home and business to Nashville, TN with a focused plan to be the Red Carpet Designer of the South. Kayne serves as a fashion expert for Country Weekly, Zuus Country, and NStyle country. Dubbed as a “genius designer” by Heidi Klum and “a designer who knows how to make clothes and fit a woman’s body” by Michael Kors, his designs have appeared on the world’s biggest stars and most prestigious red carpets. His celebrity clients now include Jennifer Lopez, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Kelly Pickler, Tanya Tucker, Lee Brice, and Rascal Flatts.



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Instagram: @JohnathanKayne
Facebook: JohnathanKayne
Twitter: @Johnathan_Kayne
Youtube: JohnathanKayne

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115: 5 Tips to Immediately Improve Your Pageant Walk with Dani Walker

Dani Walker is the creator and host of globally recognized Youtube channel Pageant Access. Over a decade of experience in pageantry and entertainment inspired her to create a channel about pageantry reviews, beauty, and fashion, which utilizes the knowledge she gained from holding titles for the largest pageant systems in the world including National American Miss, Miss America and Miss USA. Currently represented by Peak Models and Talent, Dani works as a model, blogger, event host, pageant coach, and while traveling, as a vlogger. She helps girls across the country capture state and national titles. While her channel helps numerous others to win titles around the world. Her ultimate goal is to empower women to be confident and successful.



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Website: Dani Walker Official Site
YouTube: Pageant Access
Dani’s Facebook: DaniWalkerOfficial
Pageant Access’ Facebook: Pageant-Access
Dani’s Personal Account: @DaniWalker
Pageant Access Account: @PageantAccess
Twitter: @DaniWalkerMusic

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