Areas of Expertise
Interview:The Interview is hands-down the most important phase of competition in the vast majority of pageants. Even if the Interview does not comprise the majority of your final score, the impression you make in the Interview will carry through and affect your score in all other phases of competition. Whether your interview is a 12-minute session with a panel of judges, or 2-minute one-on-one interviews with 6 separate judges, I will teach you the skills to control the interview and leave the judges wanting more.
Paperwork:Aside from a headshot, your paperwork is the first point of contact the judges have with you. Before you actually meet, the judges see a sheet of paper that represents YOU. This paperwork will help the judges form questions to ask you in the interview, but more importantly, they will form an impression of your accomplishments, goals and level of preparedness to hold the title. Your paperwork must shine! I offer a complete Application Consultation and an Application Suggestions session to make your application stand out above the rest. Click here for a description of each. (For Miss America system, this includes Platform preparation and development.) The Application Consultation is included in the Full Day and Weekend package or may be a separate consultation. The Application Suggestions session is included in the Half Day package.
Self Confidence:The key to appearing confident, knowledgeable and in-control is being mentally prepared for each phase of competition. I will teach you to harness the excitement and nerves that accompany pageant competition and place that energy into preparing for any question or situation. You cannot predict what the judges will ask, but you CAN learn to think on your feet and control the focus of the interview.
Modeling:The onstage competitions (evening gown, swimsuit, casual wear, etc.) are your chance to project confidence, poise and stage presence. I will help you develop these skills plus teach you how to walk, pose and connect with the judges from onstage.
Hair & Make-Up:Part of developing your confidence is feeling you have "the look." I will help you select the right Hair and Make-Up styles for the pageant system in which you are competing - styles that suit your personality and accentuate your natural beauty.
Wardrobe:The woman makes the dress…not the other way around! Learn what you need to know to choose the right wardrobe for you for all phases of competition and the appropriate look for your pageant. I will teach you how to highlight all your greatest assets and minimize anything you don't want noticed.
Talent:It's important to understand that the pageant talent competition is judged very differently than a dance, vocal or other specialized competition. I have experience advising dancers, singers, instrumentalists, actresses and everything in between to perfect their talent for pageant competition.