I have been involved with pageants since the ripe age of 1 year old! I won my very first pageant - Miss 4th of July in New Iberia. However, I surely wanted nothing to do with the crown nor banner after the big win. After I got a little older, I asked to compete in pageants once more. This was great because I was actually very shy when I was younger - but thanks to dance lessons and pageants, I busted out of my shell. (My mother probably regrets that decision since there are many times she probably wishes I was still tucked in my shell!)
My mother and I participated in pageants as a hobby. We only did one, maybe two, a year until I got a little older. However once I won a title, it was my job for an entire year to promote that title - and we therefore sat out of pageants until I crowned a new queen. I have competed for 25 years and have recently retired from the stage. I have been a part of many pageant systems including local & state pageants, Fairs & Festivals, Cinderella, Our Little Miss, America's Cover Miss, America's Junior Miss (currently known as Distinguished Young Woman of America), National Teen-Ager of America, USA System, Miss America System, and many other systems.
I have been coaching little ones to older women for 3 years in Central, Southwest, and Southeast Louisiana. I love having the chance to teach and share what all I have learned over my years of competition. It is such a wonderful way to help a young lady blossom into a confident woman with skills that will carry her through personal & career life.
Now I realize that after you sit out of competition for a while, you may need guidance to jump back on that stage. So whether you are just starting out (young or just young at heart) or whether you're ready to start up again - contact me today!
If you are interested in coaching/modeling for your child - OR even YOURSELF! - please contact me by visiting my CONTACT ME page. I will respond to you promptly with fees and scheduling.
I am currently a Co-director for Louisiana's Our Little Miss Scholarship Pageant. I am hosting workshops throughout LA to prepare girls for World competition, as well as allowing interested competitors to learn more about Our Little Miss. Check back often for workshop dates and locations.
GOOD LUCK AND HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE STAGE SOON!