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…..)

You can read the entire story at the website:

Stephanie Daughenbaugh, Ms. Illinois Galaxy 2009

PageantCast Classic

Original Release: 5/19/2009

Stephanie Daughenbaugh, Ms. Illinois Galaxy 2009

This week’s show:

1.Today’s Sponsor:
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2.Intro from Sarah Wall

3. Opening Comments

4. PageantCast Contest: Drawing for a Pageant Consultation with Libby Crawford and Be Prepared Pageant Coaching!

5.Interview with Stephanie Daughenbaugh, Ms. Illinois Galaxy 2009
Photo Gallery

6. ID from Jennifer Hepner

7.Today’s Sponsor:
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8.PROMO: Ed’s Mixed Bag

9.PODSAFE MUSIC: Hard Stuff by George Thorogood and The Destroyers
courtesy of Podsafe Music Network

10.ID from Juanita Ingram

11.Interview with Stephanie Daughenbaugh, Ms. Illinois Galaxy 2009

12.Call us at 414-517-4908!

13. PageantCast Tattler

14. Closing

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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.

Source: Miss America

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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Jessica Smith, 2016/2017 Elite Mrs. Global United Queen
Jessica Smith, 2016/2017 Elite Mrs. Global United Queen

Jessica Smith from Chino Valley, Arizona wins International Title of the 2016/2017 Elite Mrs. Global United Queen. She is 32 Years old and a wife to Darin Smith and mother to 2 beautiful girls- Ariel and Chloe. She is a 3 time multiple cancer survivor. She has her own organization called SCORE-Supporting Cancer Out-Reach & Education. She volunteers for multiple organizations including being on the committee for the Relay for Life.

27 Contestants ages 13 to 83 gathered in Minneapolis, MN this July 20-23, 2016  for a week of fun, friendship, and a chance to become one of the Five New International Global United Pageant™ Queens.

Pageant week was filled with great events and opportunities for the delegates to get some great treats and give back to the communities around them, including trips to the Mall of America for shopping and mini golf, Pajama Parties and blanket tie night with baggie and card assembly, the Gold Ribbon Banquet and more.

The week’s highlight, undoubtedly, was on Friday afternoon when the contestants gathered at the Rhonald McDonald House  to host a party for the patients undergoing treatment for many life threatening illnesses.  Over 70 children and their siblings were treated to face painting, cupcake decorating, temporary tattoos, Tied blankets or pillows, gift bags, games and princess crowns or hero capes. With a few tears, but a lot of joy, the contestants were feeling very grateful to be a part of this event to brighten the day of the patients there.

Competition began Saturday at the Ramada Airport Hotel and Resort with Interviews and competitions in the morning and that evening finale began with the final pageant and crowning at the Hopkins High School.

Global United Pageant ™ Winners

*Teen Miss Global United 2016/2017

  • FelicityTrinh, Australia

*Ms Global United 2016/2017

  • Charlotte Burbidge, Australia

*Mrs Global United 2016/2017

  • Tracie Chan, Malaysia

*Elite Mrs Global United 2016/2017

  • Jessica Smith, Arizona USA

*Classic Ms Global United 2016/2017

  • Robbie Canner, Australia

*Global United Ambassadors 2016/2017

  • Alexanrda Perez, Venezuela
  • Melony Butler, Minnesota USA


Global United Pageant™ is founded in the idea that there is a need for programs for women to be celebrated less for their good looks, but instead for those who have the true beauty within themselves.

The Global United Pageant is committed to seeking contestants and title holders who exemplify the beauty that comes from serving others in the community and pairs with organizations from all over the world to give to those in need.

Though many of the pageant’s donations and partnering organizations change form year to year, one remains constant: Isaac’s Journey. In honor of the director’s friend and in memory of her son, who passed away due to childhood cancer, the Global United Pageant™ permanently partner with Isaac’s Journey to help raise funds for childhood cancer research.

This is why our crowns hold the dimensional ribbon: to represent childhood cancer awareness.

Additionally, each contestant, as a part of their application process, will also submit a list of organizations with which they wish to partner. If chosen as one of the international titleholders, one of their named charities in their application will receive at least 50.00 in honor of the winning titleholder. In this sense, every contestant has a say in how the program will run each year, lending a very personal aspect to the pageant for everyone involved.