Category archive: Tips and Advice

Inside the Making of a Gown (B. McGowan)

Inside the Making of a Gown (B. McGowan)

GUEST BLOG: Gown designer Joey Galon My name is Joey Galon, originally born and raised in San Francisco, California. I received my B.A. degree in Fashion from San Francisco State University. In my senior year of college, I interned in the Special Events Department for I.Magnin, working with some of the greatest designers from Givenchy,…

Inside the Making of a Gown (E. Safrit)

Inside the Making of a Gown (E. Safrit)

GUEST BLOG: Gown designer MacDuggal My first meeting with Elizabeth was when she walked in my runway show for the premiere of the Spring 2015 collections. She had recently been crowned Miss United States 2014, and I was immediately impressed with her character, style and poise. I knew she would be a strong contender for…

Journey to the Crown – Devin Grissom (Final Week)

Journey to the Crown – Devin Grissom (Final Week)

IT’S FINALLY TIME! So this week is officially October and all I can say is where has the time gone?! I feel like it was JUST New Years Eve and I was ringing in the new year in California. Now it’s fall and I have had the most incredible 2014. Between moving to Nashville, having…

“Ask Alyssa” – June 2014

“Ask Alyssa” – June 2014

“Ask Alyssa” – June 2014 Q: What was your opinion on the Miss USA 2014 pageant being held in Baton Rouge, LA after so many years in Las Vegas? Alyssa: Las Vegas will always have a special place in my heart because it is where I won Miss USA (I still get goosebumps whenever I…

“Ask Alyssa” – May 2014

"Ask Alyssa" - May 2014

“Ask Alyssa” – May 2014 Q: Hi there!!!! I’m competing for Miss WI USA this year as a first time pageant girl. From all of my research and readings I’ve found confidence and smiles are a must during swimwear. I’m curious if facial expressions like winks and laughs are inappropriate or if they would enhance…

Miss Dallas Pageant 2014 – Playlist

Miss Dallas Pageant 2014 - Playlist

Obviously pageants are a big part of my life. Music is a big part of my life too. In fact, two of my favorite classes in college were courses in Music Therapy and History of Rock and Roll (yes it was a real class!) I love all music. No genre holds me hostage. In pageantry,…

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