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Pageantry Spring 2017

Pageantry Spring 2017
Pageantry Spring 2017

Featuring:Spring is the time of rebirth and everything new… especially when it comes to fashion. This special annual must-have edition sets a new record with over 40 eye-popping pages within our top-rated exclusive Fashion Showcase featuring the industry’s top fashion designers’ newest creations for the 2017 pageant, prom and social occasion season. Keep up with the season’s latest hair and makeup tips to complete your professional or every day look or glide gracefully into the evening with glamour and elegance. We don’t stop there! Catch up with Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach as she prepares to crown her successor. Venture to Anaheim California as we bring you all the highlights of the National American Miss Pageant, and then we’re off to Minnesota for our in-depthcoverage of the Miss Teen of America Pageant. In this current edition meet our featured Winners Circle honorees, Allison Dae, Tricia Travis and Kristabel Kenta-Bibi. Don’t forget, our writers always have you in mind with their expert advice. The Spring 2017 edition of Pageantry will provide you with all the latest fashion, beauty info, inspiration and insider secrets you need to succeed and look your best. From the team who helped found the Glamour Lifestyle Industry in 1962… Pageantry… Celebrating the Glamour Lifestyle!

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Ashley Martinez Appointed as the Director of Marketing for All Divisions of the Miss United States Pageant System

Ashley Martinez
Ashley Martinez

Press Release just received….

Stephi Barton Williams, national director of the Miss United States Pageants, along with Rená Lantrip, national director of the Mrs. United States Pageant, announced internally to the directors and staff on Saturday, January 16, 2017 the appointment of Ashley Martinez as the new Director of Marketing for all divisions of United States National Pageants, Inc. effective immediately.

Martinez is no stranger to pageantry or the Miss United States System. Martinez reigned as Miss Colorado United States 2005 during her undergraduate days living in Denver, Colorado and later reigned as Ms. Louisiana United States 2014 where she was an integral part of rebuilding the system in her home state of Louisiana where she currently resides. Martinez was named the In-State Coordinator for the Miss Louisiana United States Pageant in late 2015 and was responsible for management in state of the titleholders, contestants, and sponsor relations. In that role, Martinez was pivotal in arranging national service projects, partnerships, and state sponsorships to benefit all parties and especially the people of Louisiana following the disastrous floods of 2016. Most recently, Martinez was named the Co-Director for the 2017 Miss Louisiana United States Pageant.

Martinez brings over 10 years of marketing and business acumen to our system. She has worked and excelled in multiple industries and now heads up her own business consulting and literary agency out of Southeast Louisiana with clients that include major literary publications, USA Today Bestselling authors, and international speakers. Martinez also sits on the Board of Directors for Louisiana DECA, the official state organization for DECA, Inc. (one of the largest Career and Technical Education organizations in the world) and volunteers her time serving as the State Association Advisor for the collegiate division.

Following in the steps of her predecessor Shana Teel Purkey, Martinez will now be the official contact for all events and aspects related to the marketing of the United States National Pageants. This includes the handling of all national titleholder appearance and interview requests and acting as the official liaison for national sponsors and prospective sponsors. Martinez will also be developing and implanting an overall corporate marketing strategy and working with the national team of staff members to translate the business objectives into an effective marketing package that will assist in the continued growth of the system and its partnerships.

Stephi Barton-Williams stated, “We are so blessed to have worked with Shana since taking over as the national directors for the United States National Pageants and we are eternally grateful for all she has done for our system. We are excited to have Ashley on board as our new Director of Marketing. We know she will be able to pick up where Shana left off and will work to further strengthen our organization.”

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Miss Multiverse – a hybrid between: “Next Top Model”, “The Apprentice” and “Survivor”.

Australia is now home to the most challenging and adventurous Beauty Contest and Reality TV Show. Miss Multiverse Australia is officially launching in January 2017 with the search for Australia’s most beautiful and multi-faceted ladies. The filming will take place in some of the most adventurous, iconic or typical Australian settings, capturing the cultures and landscapes of Australia.

Yolandi Franken, National Director, Miss Multiverse Australia
Yolandi Franken, National Director, Miss Multiverse Australia

National Director, Yolandi Franken says: “As a previous International Finalist I want to make sure that the next contestant from Australia is ready for what is in store at the World Finals.

The international version of the show is already in its third season and is broadcast across America and South America.  Miss Multiverse Australia will be available in Australia and other countries around the world.

Suited ladies from across the country will have the opportunity to enter this prestigious contest and stands the chance to walk away with the National Title of Miss Multiverse Australia and to compete internationally in October 2017.

The contestants in Australia will be selected based on nowadays beauty standards and level of education. The beautiful women that reach the finals are already accomplished models, entrepreneurs or have won beauty queen titles, they are at a point in their careers where their motivation goes beyond showcasing their beauty; they are seeking life changing experiences, recognition of their internal qualities, empowerment capabilities and the opportunity to give the best of themselves to empower others.

The TV program showcases the fun, adventures, modeling and business challenges of a group of beautiful models during their journey towards self-discovery and personal growth.

Australia’s version of the competition will put the contestants through various challenges to test their limits and to see what really lurks underneath their outer beauty. Judges will eliminate contestants through challenges, narrowing them down to the ten models (finalists) whom will face the final challenges and final event where the ultimate winner will be selected.

The Australian National Winner will be crowned “Miss Multiverse Australia” and will be sent to the international contest overseas to compete among contestants from 30 other countries for the World Title of “Miss Multiverse”.

 “The adventures, challenges and eliminations captured on camera provides viewers an inside of the high stakes and emotional roller-coaster faced by the contestants, delivered in six reality TV episodes”, says Mrs Franken.

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Melissa Dill-Behnke in Vie Magazine!

More than just a pretty face, Melissa Dill-Behnke has had incredible accomplishments most could only dream of. She’s visited thirty-two countries, resided in five, represented a foreign state in an international beauty pageant, and served as that nation’s goodwill ambassador. Read about her inspirational story and see how this beauty queen has impacted others in “Crowning Glory.”

Melissa has been a long time friend and supporter of the PageantCast and has appeared on a number of archived episodes (but I may re-release them…..)

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2016 PageantCast Christmas Show


2016 PageantCast Christmas Show

  • Christmas Greetings from the top pageant personalities
  • Tim and Bartholomew’s Year in Review

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Keep your jewelry simple

Field Guide to Pageants

Keep your jewelry simple

Pageant coach Michelle Field gives us another great tip about pageants today…keep your jewelry simple. Learn move in the video!


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Screenshot 2016-12-08 12.32.02.pngAtlantic City, NJ (December 9, 2016) – This week, Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields traveled the country to participate in ribbon cutting ceremonies for Gray Television stations in Davenport, IA, Green Bay, WI, and Sioux Falls, SD.

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Savvy had the opportunity to tour the set of the new KSFY station in Sioux Falls  with Gray Television’s EVP Kevin Latek and also attended a meet and greet with the station staff. Later, Savvy received some happy holiday news that brought her to Sanford Hospital where she met with her youngest fan.


Worthing, SD, couple Molly and Jay Scheidt welcomed their first child  on Monday night. A lifelong fan of the Miss America Competition, Molly was tuned in to ABC live when Savvy won the title this past September in Atlantic City. Molly said she knew immediately the name she wanted for her daughter – Savvy.

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Such a small world to end a whirlwind week in the life of Miss America. Savvy was delighted to participate in the Gray Television openings and was so pleased to welcome the newest member of the Sheidt Family as the holiday season draws near.



Visit the Miss America Shop to purchase the 2017 Miss America Contestant Interview DVD! The DVD includes judges interviews with Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields, Miss South Carolina Rachel Wyatt, Miss Washington Alicia Cooper, Miss Florida Courtney Sexton, Miss New York Camille Sims, Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis, and Miss Nebraska Aleah Peters

The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually.  The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $14 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

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Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Reaches $1,000,000 Milestone

TAMPA, Florida, Nov. 21, 2016 — The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization (MAOTeen) announced today that is has reached a significant milestone. Since its inception in 2005, MAOTeen has now paid over $1,000,000 in cash scholarships to over 200 colleges and universities on behalf of our participants.
MAOTeen Board Chair Donna Bozarth said it was humbling to hit the $1,000,000 mark. “We look at today as just our first down payment on giving future generations the ability to access higher education,” she said. “This is only the beginning.”
Michaela McLean, Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen 2014, is on her way to obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. An Honor Roll student, Michaela found the process of affording a college education difficult. “I am so happy that I am attending the University of Alabama! I am so thankful to MAOTeen and the scholarships they provide that helped me attend college.”
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2011, Lacey Russ, graduated from Oral Roberts University and is now working full time as a Campus Visits Coordinator at ORU. “My three and a half years at ORU were more shaping, challenging, rewarding and joyful than I could ever express. I could never say thank you enough to the MAOTeen Organization for making it possible for me to graduate debt free.
“Scholarships are not just an abstract concept. They help students reach their dreams,” said Kim Parrish, President of MAOTeen. “And, as you know about the talented and articulate young women that participate in our program, they have big dreams. They want to change the world and make a difference.”

Debra Gilmour, Mrs. Oregon International 2008

PageantCast Classic

Original Release: 7/15/2008

Debra Gilmour, Mrs. Oregon International 2008

This week’s show:

  1. Introduction by Janice McQueen-Ward
  2. Opening Comments
    Summer Schedule: Expect shows Tuesday morning and Friday evenings!
    Miss Universe announcement
  3. PageantCast Contest: Drawing for “Catch a Dream” from Andrea Patrick Forte and – Drawing deadline to be announced…
  4. Interview with Debra Gilmour, Mrs. Oregon International 2008
  5. PROMO:
  6. Call us at 414-517-4908!
  7. Pageants on Television: Review of Miss Universe telecast
  8. ID by Meredith Boyd
  9. PODSAFE MUSIC: Drifting by Karmyn Tyler
  10. PROMO: Voice lessons with Karmyn Tyler –
  11. ID from JoAnna Yvorchuk
  12. Interview with Debra Gilmour, Mrs. Oregon International 2008
  13. PROMO:
  14. Calls on the Pageant Phone about Miss Universe
  15. ID from Miranda Weber
  16. PageantCast Tattler
  17. Closing

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