2019 Miss America Competition · Competition

Miss America 2019

Between state-season burnout; the ever-evolving, confusing direction of Miss America leadership; busy summer schedules; national pageant in-fighting; a horrific family tragedy; the start of school; Miss America 2.0 changes; and dealing with our own complicated mess of kid-parent dynamics; I’ve sort of holed up and hunkered down. I’ve been putting priorities in other areas of my life – and rightfully so – and it has just made Miss America drama simmer to a low heat on the back burner.

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!

Advice · Competition

On The Way To 21k!

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

2018 Miss America Competition · Advice · Branding · Competition · Interview · Paperwork · Platform · Purpose · sales · Talent

MISS AMERICA MINI SESSIONS with MYM

What’s the best part about MYM heading to Miss America? Space is limited, so you better read on to find out… 😉

Advice · Competition · Former Feature Friday · Talent

Former Feature Friday: Diana Reed, pt 2

Welcome to Former Feature Friday! It’s time for Part Two with Miss Iowa 2007, and her thoughts on being Miss Iowa might surprise you 🙂

Advice · Competition · Talent

Will You Accept This Rose?

The Bachelor and Miss America – more closely related than you think. And it has nothing to do with Chris Harrison.

Advice · Competition · Former Feature Friday · Talent

Former Feature Friday: Diana Reed, pt 1

Welcome to the inaugural Former Feature Friday! She certainly left her mark at Miss America, and I couldn’t think of anyone better to kick things off!

Competition · Miss USA 2017

MISS USA Recap + What They Got Right (and horribly wrong)

Kára McCullough was crowned Miss USA 2017 during a 3-hour telecast that was largely uneventful and free of scandal (a rarity it seems in today’s pageant scene!) No one fell. No one flubbed her answer. No one crowned the wrong girl or messed up names. But there’s still plenty to talk about – namely what Miss USA is doing right, and wrong, in one of the nation’s most prestigious and well-loved pageant systems.