9 Things I Learned at the Miss Dallas Pageant 2014

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Each year, as an Official Recruiter for the Miss Texas USA and Miss Texas Teen USA pageant, I have the amazing opportunity to direct and produce the wonderful Miss Dallas Pageant.

From choosing opening number attire, creating program books, picking music, selecting bouquets, and even a little bit of choreography...it's always a blast to see how it all turns out onstage during a live show!

The undisputed Rule #1 for all contestants, staff, parents, emcees, etc. is to HAVE FUN (we encourage tons of dancing, junk food, cell phone use, tweeting, twerking...but not the tweeting of twerking lol) ...and if it wasn't fun every year, I would've been done with this a LONG time ago :-)

So to give you a glimpse of what happened this past weekend, here are the 9 Things I Learned at the Miss Dallas Pageant 2014:

9) Birthday cake is a pageant girl's kyptonite, especially when preparing for Miss USA

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Alright, so maybe we indulged ONE TIME in some of Miss Florida USA 2014 - Brittany Oldehoff's birthday cake...OK, twice lol

 

8) 15 minute intermissions never ever last 15 minutes

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Not even my new calculator watch could help keep our intermission running on time

 

7) Devin Grissom is a professional at making fish cut-outs for the on-stage question fishbowl

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What's a fishbowl without fish? Here's our fish...complete with a smile : )

 

6) Selecting and ordering flowers is not my greatest strength : /

Im the worst at choosing flowers and apparently just as bad ordering them. We were short a few bouquets so we had to do some last minute improvising B-)

I admit that I am the worst at choosing flowers and apparently just as bad when ordering them. We were short a few bouquets so we had to do some last minute improvising B-)

 

5) A great team will never let you fail.

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A super fun, cool, young, energetic, smart a#$, hard working staff...who also still get carded at the bar lol

 

4) The suspense music was probably a bit too suspenseful lol

Ok so the suspense music wasn't THAT intense and scary was it? haha

OK...so the suspense music wasn't THAT intense and scary was it? haha

3) Our emcee, the beautiful Miss USA 2001 - Kandace Krueger Matthews never ages!

Miss USA 2001 - Kandace Kreuger Matthews (center) with Miss South Carolina USA 2014 - Christina Zapolski (left) and Miss Florida USA 2014 - Brittany Oldehoff

 

2) Between myself and the judges, just 1 box of Fruit Roll-ups is not enough haha

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It wasn't the bowls of fresh fruit that ran out first, it was the box of Fruit Roll-ups!

 

1) This year is probably the strongest group of Dallas contestants ever…watch out Miss Texas USA/Miss Texas Teen USA 2015!

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Miss Dallas Pageant 2014 - Top 5 (top) and Miss Dallas Teen Pageant 2014 - Top 5 (bottom)


-Will the Pageant Guy

This article was written by Will the Pageant Guy

I'm the Guy at thePageantGuy.com

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