2019 Miss America Competition · Competition

A New Era, Miss America, pt 3

Catch Part One and Part Two of this blog series to get all caught up. Today is Part Three, the final post of the New Era, Miss America blog series! I appreciate the opportunity to share my thoughts as somewhat of a “voice of reason” around hot topics. I’ve learned a few lessons in my…… Continue reading A New Era, Miss America, pt 3

2019 Miss America Competition · Competition

A New Era, Miss America, Pt 2

If there was an equivalency of the #metoo movement in Miss America, this would be it. There are four “S” points to the Miss America crown – swimwear isn’t one.

2019 Miss America Competition · Competition

A New Era, Miss America, Pt 1

It’s a New Era for Miss America – but what does that actually mean? Come check out our thoughts on the blog!

Former Feature Friday

Former Feature Friday: Katie (Cole) Kenny, pt 2

Last week, we heard all about Katie’s extensive experience in pageantry. Today, we go a little more “behind the scenes” and get some true wisdom from this seasoned competitor.

Former Feature Friday

Former Feature Friday: Katie (Cole) Kenny, pt 1

Katie Kenny (formerly Katie Cole) was one of the girls I was privileged to coach and mentor in my first year as a Miss America local director. I worked with her on every area of competition, and our local came away with a Miss Iowa and a second-runner-up that year. But that wasn’t even close to the beginning – or the end – of Katie’s pageant career.

Current Events

LONG LIVE MISS AMERICA: The End of an Era

ICYMI: The Miss America Organization is the latest to fall victim to powerful men in powerful places behaving badly. In January 2016, I sat at a table and had a lengthy discussion with former Miss America Mallory Hagan. She was refreshingly candid as she recounted stories of her year as pageat’s leading lady. But the…… Continue reading LONG LIVE MISS AMERICA: The End of an Era

Advice · Competition

On The Way To 21k!

It’s a big goal. It’s a stretch. But it’s sooooo close.