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Soon my interview with Tim will be featured on his podcast of interviews related to Pageantry so I will keep you updated!  Tim is an absolute doll and incredibly knowledgeable about pageants!  I love that I can speak with a man about pageants and he knows exactly what I'm speaking about!  Listen to more of his interviews with National and local titleholders as well as read about the latest pageant news.  www.pageantcast.com
 
 
Jacqueline Jax is an amazing supporter of women in their personal development and chose to have a radio show to discuss success in Pageantry and a singing career.  Many young women called in to get advice about different systems, how to create a winning team and What steps to take to win a pageant.  We had so much to talk about that we will be having a follow up show in the future!
 
 
Planning is well underway for the Beat the Odds fundraiser for the Children's Defense fund and I met with Dawn and my friend Brian who has offered to help me model some of the clothing that is up for auction at their upcoming event. We met at J. NOvachis's store in Edina to try on clothing.  The theme of the fundraiser on March 11th is the Mad Men theme which should be fun!
 
 
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It was fun being the photographer during the father/daughter dance and seeing my daughter, Chloe zoom around and dance to the music...with or without daddy!  Chloe found a friend to play with and the two of them would run up and request songs to dance to like Beiber,  Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift!  What kids know these days!
 
 
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A new network of people passionate about Pageantry has formed and is now on Facebook called "Pageant Network" created by TMG Entertainment.  Paolo Sadris, the creator  has gathered former titleholders from Miss America, Miss USA and Miss Universe as well as former Mrs. titleholders to report on what is going on in pageantry around the globe. 

Join Pageant Network's page for the latest pageant interviews and behind the scenes interviews at the National pageants and to hear from experts in all areas related to Pageantry.  I will be a contributing pageant coach giving my insights at our upcoming weekend Pageant Exp in Texas May 27th.  More information to come on this amazing and informative event called "The Road to the crown!"  Go to Facebook to join this new group :  Pageant Network      http://www.facebook.com/TMGPageantNetwork
 
 
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I am writing a weekly posting on my Facebook page called "Pageant Tips 101" and one of my articles was entitled  "The Five Secrets of Success in Pageantry" and Jacqueline Jax of Today's Truffles and radio host of AVA Live asked me to be a guest on the show to share those 5 points with her audience.  You may read my post on my facebook page and also on Daily Truffles at http://todaystruffles.com/category/a-v-a-live-radio/ 
 
 
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Domestic Abuse is a topic you don't hear much discussion about from educated, successful women, but indeed it can happen to the best of us and in a slow, yet penetrating manner.  Author of the book  "  shared her insights with Jacqueline Jax and I as we all discussed the topic and answered questions along the way on how to surround ourselves with positive and supportive people.  Self esteem was a subject that came up as something that takes time to build and to create a healthy boundary between ourselves and any potential abuser.  go to www.avalive.com for the full radio interview.
 
 
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I am so excited to have been asked to participate with the Children's Defense Fund, where 4 local children have been given full scholarships to pursue their higher education and to become leaders and role models in their communities.   I will be helping to sell their raffle "tickets'  which are these really cool rings that you can wear and have your raffle number on them!  A beautiful dress will also be auctioned off and I'll be modeling it throughout the night.     Updates are coming soon! www.cdf-mn.org
 
 
Todra Payne helps support a community of healthy cosmetics, skincare and body products that do not contain chemicals and that are considered natural.  She interviewed me for an article about the Home Shopping opportunities and their products.  I informed them that the public is very geared towards before and afters and results and although they will try organic, it isnt as much of a priority as anti-aging is.  HOwever, going forward if a new line offers something current lines dont, or can differentiate themselves, there is always room to see if the public is interested in buying it and if it has mass appeal.  Whole Earth perfume and body products do very well at Shop NBC but also the spokesperson/owner b
 
 
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I was thrilled to have the opportunity to shoot with famous fashion and Miss USA/Trump photographer Fadil for new headshots today in MN!  He is incredibly gifted at composing a photograph, showcasing color, drama and glamour.  I will be posting the photos as soon as I get them!  
 
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