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GET NOTICED HOW TO STAND OUT FROM THE COMPETITION
MAKING YOUR YEAR COUNT WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN
TIPS TO GET YOU PAGEANT READY
RPM girls tell you how to make the most of your year and get ready to take on the stage this fall.
OFFICIAL PRODUCERS OF THE MISS USA & MISS TEEN USA STATE PRELIMINARIES
FEATURES 14 TOP 10: Get Ready What you need to do to be prepared
26 TOP 5: Saving Money Resource guide to pinching pennies
34 What Matters
Knowing what to emphasize is key
GETTING PREPARED 8
The RPM Girls’ input on the value of competition 10 What it takes to win Megan and Ashley break it down
16 Your Year to Network
Build a brand and get noticed!
24 Using Your Resources
Take advantage of the people around you
32 Point of View
Lorin analyzes pageant weekend from a contestant’s perspective
CHANGING YOUR LIFE 4
A Bold Adventure Build your name, design your brand
20 Making it Count
Don’t take anything for granted
40 TOP 5: Know Your Body Be in the best shape of your life 50 Living a Fantasy
A unique opportunity for young beauty queens in the making
THE COMPETITION 36 Planning Your Wardrobe
Get it together!
All articles written by RPM Staff unless otherwise credited.
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FROM THE DIRECTOR For our contestants, the journey of competition holds a world of unknowns. The extraordinary women representing their hometowns have taken a chance on a dream, and without dreams, we truly do not live an abundant life. They have dreams to not only represent their state as ambassadors of good will for one entire year, but to create a lasting impression in the hearts and minds of those they meet along the way. When I think about the message I want to convey to those considering competing, I always return to one word: opportunity. I reflect back to 1979 when this all began for me and my family. Who knew the decision to accept an opportunity to work with the Miss Universe Organization would change the course of my life and the lives of many forever? It is hard for me to grasp just how much this competition has given to me since I entered the world of pageantry more than thirty years ago. I am constantly amazed by the women I have been privileged to work with. They have the ambition to change lives and affect the future, a trait that is not nearly as abundant as it should be in our society. I am proud to provide our girls with a vehicle for self-improvement
Executive Director Paula Miles
Vice President Anna Boyce
and the chance to enhance the world around them, and even more honored when they live up to their potential – reaching goals they
may have deemed inconceivable before their time as a contestant in
the Miss USA system. It’s a journey I never would have been a part of had I turned down the offer to serve as a director for the Miss Universe Organization. I learned to live by a simple motto many years ago for this very reason, “consider every opportunity, you never know what blessings await!” This is the philosophy by which we have created the first annual RPM Magazine. It is a compilation of helpful advice, planning strategies, and thoughtful narratives put together by the RPM team and our eight 2013 titleholders. We hope you will find it informative, but most importantly, we hope it helps you to discover the many opportunities
Director of Operations Pam Earhart
Communications Director Anna Taylor
Producer Dr. Donald Campbell
in store. Competing for your Miss USA or Miss Teen USA state title is a
Master of Ceremonies
remarkable chance to make your dreams a reality.
I am proud to let our talented and ambitious state titleholders act as
testaments to the value of what we do throughout the year following
the state pageant. These women started where you are standing right now - on the threshold of a life-changing journey. We are here to help you take the first step!
Special Thanks To Family and Friends
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SHARING THE JOURNEY WITH YOUR RPM SISTERS IS ONE OF THE MANY PERKS!
A BOLD ADVENTURE F RO M M O D E L I N G A S P I RAT I O N S TO M A S T E R S D E G R E E S, R P M’S Q U E E N S A R E W E L L- RO U N D E D BEAUTIES I M PACT I N G T H E I R CO M M U N I T I E S A N D T H E CO U N T RY.
For more than 30 years, our company, RPM Productions, has partnered with the Miss Universe Organization to produce a premiere statewide event you will be proud to be part of. This year will be as exciting as ever, and we look forward to meeting and working with you as you embark on the journey of a lifetime. As a contestant, you will be awarded a title that will represent your hometown, county, or region. This is how the judges will recognize you during the competition, and you will be able to fund raise and seek out sponsorships using this title. You will become a part of a sorority of young women who will leave a legacy that impacts communities through charities and other causes. You will make new and life-long friends and enjoy an atmosphere of glamour and fashion, while developing
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I had never competed in a pageant before I decided to do Miss Alabama USA in 2011.â€?
poise, confidence, and career-enhancing
successful faster thanks to their interview
country, all while preparing to compete for
skills. Through this experience, you will
experience and self-branding practice.
your national competition.
share in a legacy of excellence that has
They are great role models, and it all began
propelled countless state titleholders to
with reading and completing the same
Continuing with the Miss USA tradition,
fulfill their goals in various arenas of
paperwork you will read and complete.
each contestant will be judged in three
their lives. Numerous Miss USA and Teen
swimsuit, evening gown,
USA contestants have gone on to launch
By simply being accepted and competing
During the competition,
careers in entertainment by appearing
for your state title, you will experience
judges are looking for a young lady who
on the likes of E! Entertainment and The
exciting and worthwhile opportunities. If
possesses poise, grace, natural beauty, and
Bachelor, along with countless television
you are fortunate enough to win the
confidence. There is more information on
shows and movies. Young women have
title, the most thrilling and exciting part
our website, so log on regularly and be
also pursued their professional modeling
of your reign will be the opportunity to
sure to become a fan of RPM Productions
careers with top casting and modeling
become Miss USA or Miss Teen USA and
on Facebook. If you or your parents have
agencies, while others have dedicated
sister to Miss Universe. You will embark
any questions, never hesitate to call us
their lives to charitable work which their
on an adventure that includes a fabulous
at 803-648-6220. Again, congratulations
titles have helped to develop and support.
prize package and the chance to travel,
on taking the first steps on an incredible
The ladies that compete on the state
making appearances and touching lives
and national level find themselves more
throughout your state and across the
- Paula Miles
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HAD TO START SOMEWHERE I n 1979 Paula Miles had no
An executive with Miss Universe, Inc.
idea what impact a single event
said years ago that he recognized Paula’s
would have on her life. While
ability to serve as a role model for all
attending college in Charleston,
young women involved in her program.
South Carolina, her sister Janice competed
She has very successfully instilled in
in the Miss South Carolina USA Pageant
hundreds of young women the desire
and won. This afforded Janice and her
to better themselves, enjoy the value
family the once in a lifetime opportunity
of competition, and to appreciate the
to attend the live CBS competition of
discipline of self-improvement.
PAULA HAS HER
SISTER TO THANK FOR MANY OF RPM’S SUCCESSES
the Miss USA Pageant, a Madison Square Garden television production. The first
Paula can proudly claim that under her
Miss USA & Miss Universe were held
administration she has had three young
concurrently is Los Angeles, CA in 1952.
women become Miss USA, one become
Miss Teen USA debuted in 1983 in
Miss Universe, two become Miss Teen USA
and one become Miss World. Paula’s goal is to have each of these young women
Unfortunately Janice did not win the
recognize opportunities that come their
Miss USA title, but Paula was offered the
way each day, have the enthusiasm to
chance to become involved with Miss
embrace these opportunities, and to just
Universe, Inc. on the state level. In 1980,
watch and enjoy the magic as it happens.
when Paula produced her very first Miss USA state pageant, her titleholder became
You’ll hear the phrase “RPM Family” used
Miss USA, and ultimately Miss Universe, a
often when Paula and the team are with
feat never before or after accomplished
their eight titleholders. RPM Productions
by a novice director. This began a whole
is truly a family affair. The name of Paula’s
new career for the young lady from
company is inspired by her children, Ryan,
South Carolina who always wanted to be
Paul, and Morgan – RPM.
a businesswoman. Paula now holds the title of Owner and Executive Director of RPM Productions, Inc.
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At right, Janice McDonald, Miss South Carolina USA 1979 (left), and her successor, Shawn Weatherly. Shawn went on to win Miss USA and Miss Universe in 1980, the first year Paula Miles directed the Miss South Carolina USA pageant.
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WHY COMPETE? RPM Queens are first-timers and pageant veterans!
ori Sizemore’s journey began when she entered a pageant to overcome her fear of singing. “I had no intentions of competing again, until I realized there is more to pageantry than crowns, gowns, and rhinestones,” she says, “Pageantry promotes physical, emotional, and intellectual strength as well as beauty, grace, and poise. It is the ultimate selfimprovement tool!” Tori decided to compete in the Miss Teen USA pageant so she could create tangible goals for herself to benefit her future. “This program challenges me to grow as an individual, leader, and role model,”
she says, “I learned a long time ago that goals without deadlines are just ideas, and I refused to waste my time waiting for ambition to find me.” Preparing for the Miss South Carolina Teen USA competition built the work ethic, drive, and ambitious spirit Tori always desired but never pursued, and now nothing can stop her! The Miss USA & Teen USA competitions challenge girls to reach their full potential and grow in mind, body, and spirit. Through this experience, you will improve your communication skills, fitness, and overall outlook on life. Mary Margaret McCord says when she chose
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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT! SEVERAL RPM QUEENS TRIED MORE THAN ONCE FOR THE CROWN!
to compete for Miss Alabama USA for the first time in 2011, “I was really just looking for something new. I wanted a challenge, something to work for. I read about the pageant and decided to sign up a month and a half before the competition.” She had no experience or help, but managed to place 3rd runner up out of 50 contestants in the Miss division. “I decided this was something I really wanted to do and set my sights high. In 2013, I won the title of Miss Alabama USA and accomplished my ultimate goal! Now on to Miss USA!” Megan Pinckney, Miss South Carolina USA 2013, says she chose to compete
for the networking opportunities. “You’d be surprised who you have the chance to meet as a titleholder and how people are more interested to get to know you because you are a queen,” she says. “I am also more prepared for life after college because of the pageant, and I know there will never be an interview I won’t be able to do and do well! And for all of the little girls who want to be a beauty queen but don’t think they can, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told no. People told me I couldn’t do it, but look at me now!”
“I encourage anyone who is considering competing in the upcoming state USA pageant to go for it,” Tori says, “...decide why you want to compete and what you hope to take away from the experience, then focus on what you must do to reach that goal. Don’t let these things intimidate you, let them motivate you!”
There are only two times in life: now and too late!”
The pageants are designed to encourage girls to be their personal best and achieve great things. You will walk away from the competition with a new belief in your abilities, and that is the best reward.
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People in general will gravitate toward what’s authentic.”
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WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN A s a child, every little girl
really be yourself,” says Ashley Mills, Miss
wants to compete in a
North Carolina USA 2013.
general gravitate towards what is most
represent their home state!
authentic. It’s only natural. So if you are
“I competed in my very first pageant
wondering what one thing the judges
my sophomore year in high school but
will be attracted to, I would say it’s your
didn’t win my first local title until my
senior year. I remember sitting in front
personality must be the total package.
of the TV watching Miss America and
That means beauty, intelligence, and a
Miss USA and being so envious of those
presence they can’t ignore. You can be
women! I always watched the national
confident without being arrogant, so it’s
competitions on TV but never knew
important to balance these two traits
how I could get involved,” says Megan
Of course, your
Pinckney, Miss South Carolina USA 2013. “One day while shopping at the mall in
If you’re doing a lot of the preparation
Charleston I was approached by Laura
on your own, remember you can often be
Mills, the director of a local preliminary.
your worst critic. Try to keep a positive
She encouraged me to compete in her
mind-set and encourage yourself to be
Miss Summerville Teen USA pageant.
a role-model for young girls across the
From then on, I was hooked! It lead me
state. If you struggle with self-esteem,
to winning Miss South Carolina Teen
what would you tell a 10-year-old with
USA 2010 and ultimately Miss South
image issues? If you can’t find the will-
Carolina USA 2013. I’ll never be able
power or the dedication it takes to go to
to thank Miss Laura enough for all the
the gym four times a week, how would
help she gave me, and now I know how
you inspire the people around you to get
important it is to take advantage of every
fit? Remember, always follow your own
opportunity in life.”
There is no specific formula for winning
Competing on both the state and national
a Miss USA state pageant. “I think the
levels requires a lot of preparation both
most important thing is staying true
physically and mentally. Building a
to who you are and learning how to
support system around you will help you
MEGAN PINCKNEY WAS MISS SOUTH
CAROLINA TEEN USA IN 2009!
Ashley and Megan come from fairly different pageant backgrounds, but they both know what it takes to win on the state level and they want to help you win, too!
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excel in all areas of competition. Your parents want to see you succeed, and pageantry is a great way to learn the skills you’ll need in the future. “I have great family and friends who want the best for me, so it makes my job a little easier knowing they believe in me no matter what,” says Megan. “Be sure to stay organized and turn in all of your paperwork by the deadlines,” recommends Ashley. “Write all of your goals down on paper so you can see them in front of you. Then formulate a plan of action. How do you see yourself achieving those goals?
down on paper are more likely to come to fruition,” she says.
Don’t allow the
process to overwhelm you. This is easier said than done. Take your time. It’s okay to get frustrated, just don’t stay in a rut for too long. Becoming a titleholder is not something that will happen over night. It can take months or even years. Try to maintain an uplifting state of mind. Act as if you are already a titleholder. “This helps you better perform at the state pageant. If you feel you already are the winner, then that is what will resonate with the judges when they see you on stage,” says Ashley. “Persistence is the greatest tool for success,” says Megan. I’ve been fortunate enough to win both of my titles after only competing once, but many of my RPM sisters competed multiple times before reaching the crown. If you give up, you’ll never know what your full potential might be or just how far you can push yourself. Create a mantra for motivation: Be determined. Believe in yourself. If you set your mind to it, make it happen!”
BE DETERMINED. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! MAKE IT HAPPEN!
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TOP TEN: GETTING READY YOU’VE DECIDED TO COMPETE, NOW IT’S TIME TO GET READY Your year as a titleholder is a fun and rewarding experience, but it comes with a very unique to-do list! We’ve compiled this countdown to a stress-free weekend to ensure you are prepared!
Share the exciting news with your family and friends! Discuss finances with your parents and create a calendar to start marking down important dates and deadlines. You don’t want to forget anything!
Make a list of potential sponsors with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mails. Start thinking about your wardrobe, shoes, and accessories. Begin making calls and setting up interviews with potential sponsors. Be sure your materials are in order and look professional. Remember, this is like interviewing for a job; you will need to leave them information about you, your sponsorship letter, and advertising information. Make sure you have plenty of copies.
Step up your exercise program. Start working on your required paperwork forms. Familiarize yourself with the contestant profile and begin to think about how you want to answer these questions. Call your photographer and schedule an appointment for your head shot photo. Start looking for your dress, swimsuit, interview outfit, and opening number outfit. Send all your forms and payments to pageant office by your individual deadline and be sure to remind your parents to book reservations at the hotel.
Collect final sponsorship money and/or any ads from sponsors. Pick out your head shot for the program book and submit it to the pageant office. Get the final details of your wardrobe together and try everything on to be
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sure the fit and look are exactly the way you want. Practice walking in those new shoes. Ask family and friends to go over some common interview questions with you. Remember, you will only have 2 minutes with each judge. If you are planning to tan for the pageant, call the salon and set up your appointments. You don’t want that red lobster skin tone on stage or an orange glow from spray tanning.
Start thinking about how to pack; review the wardrobe checklist (provided with your contestant manual) for needed items. Practice doing your hair and makeup. Keep in mind stage make-up is different than everyday make-up. If you need some guidance, seek out the make-up ladies at a local department store; they are always willing to show you how to apply certain items.
made for the family and tickets have been purchased. Get out the suitcases you want to take and start labeling all your items. Do you have a dress bag for your dress? Is your name on it?
Review the pageant schedule. Are your parents aware of their responsibilities? Watch the DVD from last year’s show again. If you are going to get your nails done, schedule the appointment. Double check your packing list; make sure you have thought of all your needs. Do you have your gym bag or backpack for rehearsals? Do you need any special medicines, snacks, or meals?
Take a deep breath and head out the door for registration. You are on your way to one of the best weekends ever!
Confirm Everything! Call the pageant office to be sure all your paperwork is in order. Verify hotel reservations have been
together and try everything on to be sure the fit and look are exactly how you want!
Be sure Mom and Dad are packed and ready. Double check you have the tickets and hotel confirmations. Pack all items needed for the pageant, don’t forget your make-up and hair items. Read over the pageant schedule. Google the location and get driving directions if needed. Do you know what time and where you need to be for registration and orientation? Do your parents know which suitcase and bags go to your room at the hotel? Do you have your dress, shoes, swimsuit, opening number, and interview outfit?
Watch the DVD from last year’s pageant, you may find it helpful. Spend time practicing in front of a mirror; it really does make a difference. Remind your parents to fill out the pageant weekend video, photography, and flower order forms ahead of time and put them in your pageant folder for safekeeping. Remind your parents to purchase tickets for the pageant.
Get your wardrobe
Spend some time practicing in front of the mirror. It really does make a difference!”
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THE WINNER’S QUALITY DEVELOPING A PERSONAL BRAND IS KEY!
Mary Margaret McCord, Miss Alabama USA 2013, explains the importance of developing your unique brand.
eveloping your brand is one of the most important
and for your personality to feel effortless and natural. Do not
aspects of competing for the state title. Mary
try to fit into a mold. The quality to win comes from traits you
Margaret McCord suggests starting with a list of
already possess. Titleholders are different every year so do not
characteristics that make you unique. Then take
try to imitate a previous winner. “I promise, they’re not looking
some time to decide which characteristics you want to showcase
for anyone specific, but when they see her, they’ll know. Make
during the months leading up to the competition and while you
that person you,” Mary Margaret encourages.
are at the pageant. For girls who may be Building your brand
struggling with their
may include rethinking
Mary Margaret offers
this advice, “pick a
interview dress will
dress, swimsuit, and
portray you (you need
that you are 100%
Make sure it fits you perfectly. If you are worried about your
Short term goals are
dress being too big
very important. “Set
and falling down or if
deadlines to meet in
you are self conscious
the months and weeks leading up to the pageant in order to
about anything, the judges will pick up on it! Looking effortless
minimize stress and have a carefree weekend. This also shows
and confident is what will get you noticed.”
RPM you are dedicated and driven,” says Mary Margaret. “Every judge is unique, so you have to approach them in different Do not try to brand yourself as someone else. Try to emphasize
ways. I always found female judges to be more critical than male
certain things that make you unique, but do not attempt to
judges. I made sure I could prove to the women how devoted
create qualities you do not have. Judges want you to be yourself
and deserving I was. I did not want them to have any doubts
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GETTING NOTICED IS ESSENTIAL. about me when I left that chair. This might not always be true,
biographies are in the program book which you will receive on
so learn to read the people you’re speaking with and react to
pageant weekend, so if you have time, read up on them)! If you
find common ground, talk about that. Just don’t spend the entire interview talking about your dog,” recommends Mary Margaret.
Remember, the interviews are meant to be laid-back and conversational, so make your judges feel comfortable and try to
“Remember, always be the 3 C’s: calm, cool, and collected. If you
have fun! I studied the judges before interview and made notes
are trying too hard, they’ll notice. They want to fall in love with
on the different ways which I might connect with each one (their
your personality, so do not change just for the pageant!”
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SOCIAL LIVING THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA - BY KRISTEN GIRAULT
ecoming a contestant in your state pageant is quite an accomplishment, so congratulations! Not only have you joined an amazing sisterhood of talented and ambitious young women, you’ve put
yourself in a position that will enhance your future, dreams and goals. One of the best parts about your regional title is the opportunity to create your own brand. A great way to do this is to create a Facebook Fan Page using your title. Making your fan page will allow you to brand yourself by using your title, and campaigning for the crown teaches you how to market your assets. Before winning Miss Louisiana USA 2013, I held the title of Miss Louisiana Florida Parishes. Having a Fan Page for my regional title was a way for me to be more involved in my community and network myself to gather sponsors to help me on my way to the state pageants. To build your fan and sponsor base, you have to spread the word that you are a titleholder in a premier event. You can’t expect sponsors to come knocking on your door, begging to give you their money. You have to be willing to ask, and in return you can acknowledge their generosity. Your fan page is both a marketing tool and an easy way for you to show your gratitude and share your experiences. Being able to direct potential donors and fans alike to one central page will not only gain recognition for your title, but will prove to them that you are brimming with personality and ready to share this journey with whoever wants to tag along. Take advantage of your fellow contestants. RPM knows you’re smart all on your own, but imagine what you can accomplish when you have the help of 100 other beautiful and powerful
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women! Facebook is about sharing.
reach you personally, refer them to the
Share your fund raising ideas. Share
your public appearances.
thoughts and inspiration. This isn’t an
Add the link to RPM’s Facebook in the
“every woman for herself” race; this is an
website section of your Info tab. If you
opportunity to grow as a person and to
have a personal blog or website, add
learn from your peers.
that link, too. Add the link to your twitter. Add any link you can think of! The point
RPM expects me to post about my
is to get connected with all of the social
journey to the national competition on a
media that is at your fingertips. Don’t be
daily basis, so imagine how prepared you
will already be if you’ve been doing this as a regional titleholder!
Make sure your friends and family “like” your page. Share it on the wall of your
If you have questions about making your
town or county’s Facebook pages (if they
fan page, take a look at the forms in your
have one). Share it on Twitter. Building
contestant manual. It’s easy, I promise. All
a fan base is one of the most important
you have to do is set aside a few minutes
aspects of networking and branding, and
every day to update your followers and
RPM wants you to know just how much
you will see huge benefits!
support you have out there! People want
Use your social media
to see you succeed, so make sure they
to show fans you are
know how to help you!
personalize it! Fill out the “About Me”
brimming with personality
section as thoroughly as possible. RPM
Use your fan page and your personal
and ready to share this
wants to know who you are! What
Facebook to promote your fund raising.
do you like? Where have you gone
Check out the fund raising ideas sheet in
journey with whoever
to school? Why do you want to win
your contestant manual for inspiration.
the competition? What is your cause?
You can even add your Facebook fan
What are your hobbies? Most of all, be
page link to the Take a Chance on Me
creative. This page is about you.
letter, found in your contestant manual.
Remember, it’s the Internet. Never post
Don’t be afraid to ask the RPM Team
any private information about yourself.
your questions. Chances are, you’re not
That means your phone number, address,
the first girl to wonder about something
or need clarification. Their job is to help
If someone wants to
schedule an appearance with you or
wants to tag along.
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APPRECIATE YOUR REIGN This will be one of the most chaotic years of your life. Find your
a positive impact during your months of service. Make this year
persevering spirit this year and keep it close to your heart! It
what you want it to be for your future. Make it bigger than a
is hard to keep going when there are deadlines and a hundred
pageant. In keeping with the competitive spirit of pageantry…
things to juggle. You will often have moments where you feel
prepare to WIN! If you are 99% sure you are going to win; you
overwhelmed and not sure where to begin, but that’s all you
are 100% going to lose.
have to do…“BEGIN!” Only one woman will win, but what you can do with your As a regional titleholder, your realistic goals should be to make
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unbridled potential is empowering!
MAKING IT COUNT DON’T TAKE A MOMENT FOR GRANTED
Erika Powell, Miss South Carolina USA 2012, on what it takes to grow during your year.
eciding to spend your year as a regional title
but take it to heart and see what you may learn about yourself
holder is a big deal. As a role model for youth
and how to improve on something you wish to accomplish. Keep
across the state, it is vital to be an approachable
climbing and seeking improvement…it’s a daily process!
young woman. Transcend the generational and
socioeconomic barriers by inspiring others to dream! You will
Never lose your desire to learn. Knowledge is power. Be educated
have countless opportunities to make your voice heard, so
on key issues of importance and challenge yourself to learn
have an opinion. Be bold and assertive to share that belief or
something new about yourself each day. Remaining faithful
passion because you are well versed on both sides of any issue!
to my spiritual foundation empowered me. Stay grounded and
Read the papers, listen to the news, and follow current events.
focused on what keeps you at peace. Keep the faith in your
You want to be up on fashion trends and social media so you
pursuit of everything…a little goes along way – take the first
better know world issues and the vital ways you contribute. Be
step! Prepare like everything depends on you and pray like
everything depends on God!
I was fortunate to work with a dedicated group of individuals
My family teaches me daily the importance of being genuine in
who share my belief in the Miss Universe Organization as well
all that I do. Be your best self! The most honest and genuine
as my commitment to the title of Miss South Carolina USA. Find
version of you will be the newest and most spectacular addition
your team and don’t be afraid to ask for help along the way.
to the RPM family and the Miss Universe legacy…help to write
Everyone is good at something different and you need to find
the next chapter of this story by being yourself!
the best in the business and put them to work for you! Don’t place pressure on yourself to be perfect at everything. It takes
I have learned that being intelligent is more than factual
a village and there are so many fantastic people who have
knowledge; it is about learning from life’s experiences and
selflessly shaped and molded me into the woman I am today. I
knowing how to use that wisdom for the greater good. This is a
would not be here without their dedication.
year of growth and progress!
The backbone of the Miss Universe Organization can be found
I have loved the opportunities to inspire young people to
in determined women. It is wonderful to have MUO, the RPM
reach their goals. By focusing on motivational elements and
family, your family, friends, and mentors to lean upon during the
dreaming BIG…you can do anything! “People often say that
journey. Remember that when someone stops critiquing they
motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing - that’s why
stop caring! Take the constructive criticism with a grain of salt,
we recommend it daily.” - Zig Ziglar
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KEEPING UP APPEARANCES MAKING APPEARANCES IN YOUR HOMETOWN IS JUST ONE WAY TO PREPARE FOR THE STATE TITLE!
As a state titleholder, one of the most exiting duties will be to
solid, but most days I’m doing something related to my title!”
make appearances across your state. You instantly become a role model and local celebrity. People will want your autograph
Bailey Hidalgo, Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2013, says her favorite
and to pose for pictures with you, and little girls will hang on
appearance so far has been working with Toys for Tots in Lake
your every word! You are a real life princess, after all! The RPM
Charles. She says, “it was an amazing experience to see kids
Queens take advantage of every opportunity even when things
who don’t have a lot and be able to give them presents around
Christmas time. It was great to see the expressions on their faces. It melted my heart!”
Megan Pinckney, Miss South Carolina USA 2013, knows how to utilize her spare time. She works on things while at the airport
Says Kristen, Miss Louisiana USA 2013, “Bailey and I got to go do
between appearances. “My calendar is usually filled with lots of
the Toys for Tots event for two days and it was so nice to spend a
appearances, either with non-profit organizations or schools!
weekend working to get toys donated for children at the holidays.
I do a lot with my program ‘Karacter Begins With K,’ which
We received keys to the city and got to ride in the parade!”
promotes positive self-esteem and character building skills in children. One week I’ll be in Houston and then the next week
Kelsey Barberio, Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2013, started off
Washington, D.C.! You should see my Erin Condren planner, it’s
her reign with appearances at several holiday parades. One of
crazy! Sometimes I won’t have a free weekend for two months
her favorite events was the Camp Lejune Marine Unit Christmas
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party. She was able spend time with service men and women,
admire you and you have the opportunity to inspire them to do
sign autographs, and pose for pictures. Kelsey and Ashley have
the same thing one day, it’s amazing. It was the first time I saw I
made several appearances related to the military, including
was a role model and it was such a humbling experience.”
attending a private USO screening of G.I. Joe Retaliation and participating in a few “packing parties” across the state where
Tori Sizemore, Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2013 says, “Megan
they put together care packages for deployed soldiers.
and I got to visit the Wounded Warrior Project, and that was great because we got to meet these people who have committed their
Lorin Holcombe, Miss Alabama Teen USA 2013, says she really
lives to keeping us safe. I love making appearances because you
enjoyed taking part in a walk for a local pageant. “It doesn’t
get to meet new people and see new things and there is just so
sound like a big deal, but when you see how the little girls
much to learn and take away from everything you do.”
Mary Margaret McCord has also been enjoying her reign and the opportunities presented to her. “After having the Miss Alabama USA title for only about a month and a half, I was able to visit some local schools. Before that, I never realized how much of an impact I have as a titleholder. To hear a little girl tell me she wants to grow up to be me was amazing and really opened my eyes. I also got to speak on ESPN-U at the National Championship game in Miami and that was a lot of fun because I love sports.” Ashley hit the ground running after she was crowned and has made numerous appearances in and around the state while continuing to pursue her modeling career. She says, “It’s hard to narrow down my favorite appearances. The one that sticks out is when I went to the Bahamas for the Battle of Atlantis Basketball Tournament. I was there to represent Duke and they won!”
When you see how the little girls admire you and you have the opportunity to inspire them... it’s amazing... I saw I was a role model and it’s such a humbling experience.”
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USING YOUR RESOURCES G etting sponsors for your
sending out the Take A Chance on
Me Letter during my preparations for
nationals,” Kristen tells us, “The RPM
be a daunting task.
keep things as simple as
team has already written these, so all you
possible, start by make a list of everyone
have to do is drop in your name and title
who likes you! If your parents are helping
in the highlighted places. It’s so easy.
you, ask them to make a list, too. This way
And it’s effective.”
THIS IS A $1,000 INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE!
you minimize the chances of forgetting someone who might be willing to help.
Make these people aware of the expenses
like a boutique to donate an outfit for
Think about all your family members,
required to compete and that you have
you to wear at an appearance. You might
friends, friends of friends, teachers, store
as much as $1,000 or more in costs.
need a store to offer some items to raffle
managers, etc. Don’t leave any one off!
You are raising funds and sponsorship
off at a fund raiser you’ve got planned!
donations to help offset the costs of By seeking sponsors, you will enhance
your pageant fees. In order to create an
The most important step is this: always
your communication skills and build
exciting premiere statewide event, the
send a thank you card to your sponsors
your confidence. Excellent resources
pageant fees must cover: food, lodging,
after you’ve received a donation! Post
include: advertising and public relations
staging, publicity, chaperones, security,
a thank you on Facebook or Twitter.
firms, amusement parks, banks and
gifts, prizes, trophies, flowers, staff, and a
Making your sponsors aware of how
credit unions, and so many others. The
number of other details.
much you appreciate them is a task that should not be underestimated. Read and
possibilities are essentially endless. Although only fifteen sponsors will be
Don’t forget, anything you raise or receive
understand all of your pageant literature.
listed in the program, you may have as
above and beyond the required fee goes
It will prepare you to answer questions
many sponsors as you need to meet
directly back into your pocket.
and boost your enthusiasm. And keep
your financial obligation. It is perfectly
money you can spend on your wardrobe,
in mind your sponsors will not come
acceptable to obtain a few extra sponsors
make-up, hair, or even just a stress-
to you. You must go to them! Select a
to aid you in purchasing your wardrobe.
relieving day at the spa.
convenient time for your visit by avoiding peak business hours. Dress appropriately
Check your contestant manual for a full Don’t be afraid to ask these people for
and be prompt for any appointment you
support! Make sure they know that any
make. Be yourself and show enthusiasm;
Send all of these people one of your
amount of money will help and any other
your sponsor may be talking to the next
personalized “Take a Chance on Me”
donation would be appreciated.
Miss USA or Miss Teen USA! Never get
or “Potential Sponsor” letters. “I loved
might not just need money. You might
list of potential sponsors.
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discouraged - you can do it!
The most important step is to always send a thank you card to your sponsors!”
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TOP FIVE: SAVINGS BEING FRUGAL IS A GREAT WAY TO
Your friends and family members may be your greatest assets!”
STRETCH YOUR PENNIES DURING MONTHS OF PAGEANT PREP! Competing in the state pageant can be costly, especially if you do everything all on your own. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming! RPM provides information on fund raising and getting sponsors, but there are other ways to pinch pennies too.
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RAID YOUR CLOSET.
FRIENDS’ CLOSETS! The best place to start looking for wardrobe needs is at home. What do you already own
ASK FOR HELP One simple way to raise money that is often overlooked is simply asking for donations! If you don’t fancy yourself a natural salesman
that might work for opening number? You don’t have to custom
and don’t want to spend time selling advertisements for the
design an elaborate ensemble, nor do you have to run to the
program book, consider this: make a list of 20 people who would
nearest department store ready to max out your mom’s credit
support your journey to the state competition. These might be
card! Try on things you might not have worn in months and
family members, friends, teachers, or classmates. Ask each of
start putting together your outfits. You only need four (opening
these people do donate $20 to support your wardrobe or other
number, evening gown, interview, and swimsuit), so don’t go
preparation needs. That’s a fast way to go from $0 to $400! All
overboard with the shopping. Mixing and matching things you
you have to do is make sure they’re aware of your motivation to
already own might be more fun than you thought! Your friends
compete and understand that making it to the Miss USA state
and family can be your greatest asset! If you have a friend who
stage isn’t free!
has competed in pageants in the past, think about asking her if you may borrow a gown or interview dress. The judges aren’t going to know where you got your clothes and won’t be able to tell a borrowed gown vs. a brand new gown! Your wardrobe could be the most fun past and should be the absolute LAST thing standing in your way.
GET SPONSORS If you’re willing to put in a little extra effort, considering seeking sponsorships for material things. Offer to recognize a
boutique in the official state program book in exchange for
PLAN FUND RAISERS!
an outfit. Maybe there’s a local shop with the perfect opening number ensemble. Consider asking them to lend it to you for
Fund raisers are a great way to raise money
the weekend of the pageant and offer to post about them on
and they can be a lot of fun, too. Don’t
Facebook - it’s hard to turn down free marketing, especially if
underestimate the power of a yard sale or
you’ve got a well thought out pitch when you initially approach
car wash! One of our most popular fund raising suggestions is
called “Flamingo Flocking.” All you need are a few plastic pink
- it makes you seem a lot more official when making these
Don’t forget to use your regional title as leverage
flamingoes, some card stock notes, and a free weekend! Several
of our contestants have found this idea successful. Not only is it a cheap and easy way to get the fee together, it’s a creative way to get your neighborhood involved. For details on “Flamingo Flocking,” read the fund raising ideas sheet in your contestant manual or call the pageant office.
SELL ADVERTISEMENTS! A successful fund raising technique is to sell advertisements in the official state program book. This book will be seen by upwards of
2000 people and anyone who purchases an ad may write the fee off as a marketing cost on their taxes next year! You can sell ads to local business, clubs, and organizations, so next time you’re at the dentist, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Half of the cost of an ad page goes directly towards your fee for the pageant!
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FACT VS. FICTION Common myths about pageantry and how perception differs from reality
BAILEY HIDALGO ANSWERS POPULAR QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSES STIGMAS OF THE MISS USA SYSTEM
I M U S T H AV E PAG E A N T E X P E R I E N C E TO CO M P E T E I N A M I S S U S A O R M I S S T E E N U S A S TAT E PAG E A N T. Quite often state competitors are the “girls
next door” with little or no pageant experience. Almost on an annual basis, RPM has girls winning that have never competed with them before. For instance, Vanessa Minnillo had never competed in a pageant before she competed and won Miss South Carolina Teen USA. She then went on to win Miss Teen USA and has since embarked on a remarkable career in the entertainment industry and is married to Nick Lachey!
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I M U S T B E A TA L L, P E R F E CT “10” TO
not prohibited anyone from entering the pageant because
W I N T H E PAG E A N T.
of them. If you feel that your tattoo might be distracting,
You don’t have to be tall to win!
you may want to make sure it is covered by your swimwear,
contestant in RPM’s pageants is an individual
gown or even body makeup. If you are uncomfortable
and the judges are looking for body proportion and personality,
with your naval piercing, you may want to make sure your
not a specific body measurement. Physical fitness is important,
wardrobe covers it, remove it totally, or replace it with
but you are judged in three “equal” categories — evening gown,
something smaller for pageant competition.
personal interview, and swimsuit. The emphasis is on “equal.” One category is not any more important than the other.
I M U S T W E A R T H E M O S T B E A U T I F U L, E X P E N S I V E G OW N I N O R D E R TO W I N.
I H AV E TO S P E N D A F O RT U N E O N M Y WA R D RO B E & I CA N’T A F F O R D I T. It is not necessary to spend a fortune on an interview outfit, swimsuit, or evening
RPM’s judges are instructed to score the
gown. It is more important to select outfits that make
contestant’s poise and sense of style, not
you feel confident, that best suit your body type and
the gown itself. The secret is to feel beautiful with whatever
personality. Each year the personal choices of gowns span
gown choice you make. RPM always says, when you walk out
from simple without beads to hand beaded. It is never
on the stage in your evening gown, the judges should think,
the gown the judges are scoring, it’s the young woman
“wow, she is beautiful!” They should not be thinking, “wow,
wearing it. You might consider securing a gown shop, hair
that dress is beautiful!”
and nail salon, etc. as a sponsor! A sponsor is an individual or business who gives you money or provides a service to
O N LY T H E W I N N E R S A R E S E L E CT E D F O R
enable you to participate in the pageant. Start with a list
VA R I O U S M O D E L I N G O P P O RT U N I T I E S
of potential sponsors. This will take time and commitment.
A N D CA R E E R B E N E F I T S.
Schedule appointments to collect your sponsorships. When
On a regular basis, RPM receives requests
approaching potential sponsors, explain your goals and
from modeling agencies and casting companies looking
your desire to improve yourself by participating in the
for young ladies for particular opportunities. They often
pageant. This will also be beneficial in developing your
recommend previous contestants to fill the requests, and
that’s another reason to follow RPM on Facebook and Twitter. You never want to miss an opportunity!
I F I W I N, I M U S T P U T M Y L I F E O N H O L D, I N C L U D I N G M Y C A R E E R O R
I N E E D TO H AV E A TA L E N T There is no performing talent competition, but that doesn’t mean RPM’s contestants aren’t talented.
What if you’re a really
S C H O O L R E S P O N S I B I L I T I E S.
great writer? Or ice skater? Or you paint beautiful scenery
RPM’s program is an excellent tool for success.
or love volleyball, soccer, tennis, or another sport? How are
RPM would never advocate quitting your job or dropping out
you supposed to compete on stage in something like that?
of school, but instead they work closely with you to help you
Miss Universe doesn’t have a talent portion of competition
balance the responsibilities of everyday life and life as a
because they don’t want to exclude young ladies who don’t
titleholder. The commitment to compete in the MISS USA or
necessarily know how to play the piano or sing beautiful
MISS TEEN USA pageant is an incredibly rewarding experience
and the decision of a lifetime. Your life will change and I can promise it will be full of fun and exciting possibilities! My Calendar has been full of unique and exciting appearances since I won, and I’m still a full-time high school student!
I M I S S E D M Y D E A D L I N E A N D CA N’T CO M P E T E. Call the pageant office 803-648-6220. It’s probably not too late.
I CA N’T CO M P E T E I F I H AV E TAT TO O S O R P I E RC I N G S. RPM feels that tattoos and piercings are statements of your individuality. They have
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GETTING THINGS STARTED When it comes to getting prepared, the time to start is now. It can be super overwhelming to prepare to compete for your state title, especially if you let things go until the last minute. Tori Sizemore, Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2013 says, “I am absolutely NOT a procrastinator! I like to get things done early so I don’t have to worry about them, and that’s the approach I took for my state AND nationals preparations.”
“When I get my paperwork, I look it over and fill out all of the obvious areas like my name and birthday, then wait a few days to allow myself to think before filling out the rest of the questions. Work on it a little at a time because it may seem too overwhelming if you try it all at once. “ suggests Kelsey Barberio, Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2013.
Make sure your paperwork is truthful and professional. When writing your profile, be sure to answer the questions in the way that is most natural to you because the judges will often use this profile as a
guide in your interview. Interview is your time to show the judges what it is exactly that makes you special, so your contestant profile needs to reflect everything positive in your life that you would like to talk about. Always make sure you have others help you look it over and perfect it. The pageant may seem like a long time away, but it will be here before you know it, and nobody wants to be stressed out at the last minute trying to get everything together to make your big appearance on the stage. Make lists and stay organized. Be sure to save a copy of all of your paperwork so you may review it before pageant weekend. Make sure you are timely with all of the paperwork deadlines RPM provides; if you need more time just let them know, they will be happy to help.
RPM QUEENS KNOW TO BE TIMELY WITH PAGEANT PREP!
Once you have completed these more business related aspects, it’s time to complete your wardrobe! This should be the most fun part of your preparation. Just make sure you feel beautiful in everything you wear; the judges will see it too! Also, be sure to check out our Pinterest boards on RPM’s website for inspiration.
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It can be super overwhelming to prepare for your state title, especially if you let things go until the last minute. Don’t procrastinate. Get things done early so you won’t have to worry about them.
Make sure your paperwork is truthful and professional. The judges will often use your profile as a guide in your interview.”
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POINT OF VIEW AN ADVENTURE TO REMEMBER BY LORIN HOLCOMBE
entered the Miss Alabama Teen USA pageant to become a positive role model for Alabama’s teens and to have the chance to spread positive self-esteem in every adolescent.
Once I registered, I felt a mixture of excitement and anxiety. As my first serious pageant, I knew I had a lot of work to do in order to have a positive outcome. Instead of letting my anxiety effect my preparation, however, I faced all of the challenges with the determination to succeed. Registration is extremely exciting; you get to meet your competition and put on your regional banner for the first time! You also get to pick out your photo package, pick up your official state T-shirt, and order a video copy of the show. All of these things are extremely important; you will want to remember every moment of this special weekend! Orientation helped my mom and I to better grasp the hectic pageant weekend schedule. It was very inspiring to hear the RPM team and the current titleholders speak about their experiences in the pageant industry and at the national pageants. Immediately after meeting my roommate and the other members of my group, I knew I had instantly made lifelong friends. We all had so much in common, and we became each other’s support system during the weekend. My chaperone was also an integral part of my success at the Miss Alabama Teen USA pageant. Your chaperone will make sure you get everywhere in a timely manner, and she also ensures you have everything together before you go on stage. Saying goodbye to my mom after orientation was a little scary because I knew I was going to be independent of her assistance from that point forward, but it was also exciting because it meant the pageant weekend was finally starting!
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The best part about rehearsals is getting to practice your individual stage routine for the first time. It makes the whole experience instantly seem real. It can be intimidating to practice in front of everyone, but if you pay attention and listen to Dr. Don, you’ll be fine. Preliminaries were so much fun; I did not want them to end! Beginning with opening number, you compete with the encouraging applause from your family and friends. Swimsuit is upbeat and exhilarating; don’t forget to have fun with it. Evening gown is your time to shine with all of your beauty and confidence; make the most of every moment you have on the stage, you only get thirty seconds to make a lasting impression! When I saw my family after preliminaries, they gave me all of the uplifting praise I needed to make the most out the following day at the state pageant. Interview was one of my favorite portions of the competition. The judges do not try to interrogate you; they just want to get to know you. That being said, it is important to stay true to yourself. Don’t get nervous, be open and honest, and I promise you will feel that you have made the most out of your interview experience. During Saturday’s rehearsals, I felt confident in my ability to compete, but the stage directions were a little confusing. Just be sure to pay close attention to Dr. Don. If you make Top 15, Top 10, and Top 5 you will want to know exactly what to do to make the most of your moment. After rehearsals on Saturday, it is time to prepare for the finals competition. I know you will be nervous, but just rejoice in all of the wonderful friendships and memories you have made with your fellow competitors and relax with pride because you did your absolute best! When I was waiting to hear my name called for Top 15, I was not very nervous; I was just optimistic. As names kept getting called and spots left in the Top 15 began to narrow, I had to accept the fact that I might not have made the Top 15, and
I was okay because the experience had been so amazing. Then, suddenly, at the 14th spot, my name was called, and I was thrilled beyond belief; I had to hold back the tears! As I was waiting to go back on stage to compete in swimsuit, I had no nerves, just excitement! I knew what an honor it was to have made it that far. While anticipating the top 10 announcements, I was just relieved I had made it onto the stage at all. My dress had a malfunction just before the parade of gowns, and it took all of the chaperones to get it fixed! Talk about avoiding a meltdown! When I heard my name called as a Top 5 finalist, I was so amazed and proud of myself. This time, I couldn’t hold back the tears! When it was time to answer my on-stage question, I was not nervous. I really enjoy expressing my opinion and point-of-view on issues, and I liked the challenge of doing it in front of such a large crowd. Just try to face your question with an open mind!
All I wanted to do was cry. It’s such an emotional release when your biggest dream comes true! I will never forget that feeling.
The decision was completely out of our hands at this point. You will be focused in on the moment. You will not be aware of any sound around you but that of Beau’s voice as you anxiously wait to see whose name is called as first runner up. When I realized I’d won, I knew my life had been forever changed for the better. I could not believe any of it was actually happening; it was a pinch-meI’m-dreaming feeling. All I wanted to do was cry. It is such an emotional release when your biggest dream has just come true. I will never forget that feeling! For me, pageant weekend was the culmination of my battle with negative self-esteem. It was the weekend that I made some of the best friendships of my life, and it was also the most memorable weekend I have had in all of my eighteen years. For me, pageant weekend was the time where I was chosen for the most life-impacting, amazing job ever, that of Miss Alabama Teen USA 2013!
Rehearsals can be intimidating, but if you pay attention to Dr. Don and make sure you’re not talking while he’s talking, you’ll be fine.”
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WHAT MATTERS W H O AR E T H E J U D GE S AND W H AT AR E T H EY LO O K I NG F O R? I S I T YOU?
JUDGES AREN’T LOOKING FOR A PERFECT GIRL. THEY’RE LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT REPRESENTATIVE OF YOUR STATE FOR RPM.
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Your judges will come from a diverse range of occupations. In the past, judges have been professional athletes, actors, models, casting agents, modeling agents, politicians, journalists, professors, former titleholders, pageant directors, doctors, lawyers, entertainers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, image consultants, counselors, fashion designers, beauty consultants, hair and make-up professionals, and fitness trainers. The common bond they all share is that they are successful in their own right, and they have a good understanding of what it takes to make a good impression on others.
WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR? Does she radiate natural beauty both inside and out? Does she have a warm, genuine, compassionate personality? Will she be a good representative for the state at the
THE INTERVIEW PROCESS: During the private interview, they will be looking for an articulate, compassionate, and genuine individual who will make a good representative of the pageant, pageant
Miss USA or Miss Teen USA pageant? Is
sponsors, and state. Each interview lasts for
she a confident, self-assured individual who is comfortable
approximately two minutes during which they will mostly
with herself and her surroundings? Is she an intelligent and
discuss items right off your contestant profile form. They may
articulate young woman who can serve as a good role model
ask other questions regarding your education, goals, family,
for her peers? Does she want to win and why? If she does win,
special training, hobbies, occupations, travel, community pride,
what will it mean to her, and ultimately to others? These are
likes and dislikes. The interview will be very conversational
all questions the judges ask themselves about each contestant
and enjoyable. During on stage interview competition, they
as they evaluate them in the three phases of competition. It is
will be looking for the same qualities in addition to how you
important to understand that they are not necessarily looking
handle yourself speaking in front of an audience. Remember,
for the best in swimsuit, or the best in gown, or even the best
one question cannot win or lose the pageant, so relax during
in interview; rather, they are looking for the “total woman” and
THE SWIMSUIT COMPETITION: During swimsuit competition, the judges’ attention is on the contestant’s overall physical fitness. Does she demonstrate a
THE SCORING PROCEDURE: The Preliminary round of competition will consist of three equal phases: swimsuit, evening gown, and interview. The swimsuit and evening gown competitions will take
healthy lifestyle through the proper care
place on stage during the presentation
and maintenance of her body? They will be
show on Friday evening. The one on one interview will take
focused on her facial beauty and figure, tone, proportion, poise,
place on Saturday morning. Each judge will evaluate each
and grace under pressure. Numerical measurements are NOT
contestant on the qualities described above by using the
mention system. This will be explained during orientation. The marks will be tallied, and the semifinalists will be determined. THE EVENING GOWN COMPETITION:
On Saturday evening after the opening number, the semi-
During evening gown competition, the
finalists will be announced. They will compete in swimsuit and
attention is again focused on her facial
the field will be narrowed to 10. The top 10 will re-compete
beauty and figure, but also on her overall
in evening gown and the combined swimsuit and evening
appearance. They will consider her poise,
gown scores will determine the top 5 finalists. The last round
elegance, confidence, the manner in which
of competition for the final 5 will have an on-stage interview.
she carries herself, her sense of fashion and style, and her stage
After all 5 have had a final presentation in the spotlight, each
presence. They will be looking for these qualities and if she is
judge will be asked to rank them in the order they believe
able to radiate as she walks across the stage in her gown. They
they should finish. That is the only time a point value will be
are scoring the contestant, not the dress.
assessed for each ranking, and the contestant with the most
points will be crowned. Ultimately, remember that all of the judging is subjective, not objective. All you can do is your personal best!
Will she be a good representative for the state at the Miss USA or Miss Teen USA pageant?
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PLANNING YOUR WARDROBE R EGISTRATION Plan
sparkle – anything metallic will work!
The edgier the better. leather, studs, and
casual but fashionable.
textures. Use colors as accents only.
Some girls wear cute shirts and
Try to stick to golds, silvers, blacks,
jeans, while others choose skirts or
No matter what you select,
wear comfortable shoes!
EVEN EASIER TO PREPARE FOR THE STATE PAGEANTS
want to practice the patterns in your
You may wear a one-piece or two-
competition heels, but comfortable
shoes are best for the learning process.
color that flatters your face and figure.
We suggest bringing a backpack, small
The style should be in good taste (no
tote or gym bag that contains the
thongs or string bikinis, please).
Choose a style and
following items: sweater/sweatshirt, competition shoes, pen/pencil and
While we want you to feel comfortable,
paper, band-aids and mints. Judges will
not attend registration or rehearsals.
WE ARE MAKING IT
moderately high, two-piece bottoms OPENING NUMBER: “URBAN EDGE AND
must have sides at least 1.0 – 1.5”
wide. If your selection is questionable,
Find your inner glitter goddess this
bring an alternate or e-mail us a photo
year with RPM’s 2014 pageant theme!
for approval! No hosiery is permitted,
Think all things golden, silver, and
but leg makeup is acceptable. Padding
bronze - from sequins and beads to
is allowed to enhance the bust line.
studs and rivets to leather and lace!
“Equalizers” look very natural, but please do not apply oil or heavy lotion
Even though Opening Number is all
prior to the competition; this causes
about showcasing your unique fashion
a shiny, unnatural stage presence.
sense, here are some guidelines: We
To keep your swimsuit in place, we
want to see lots of sequins, glitter, and
suggest using a product called “Firm
RPM is proud to offer hundreds of pictures for inspiration on our Pinterest account. Opening Number, Interview, Swimsuit, and Evening Gown ideas can be found alongside make-up tips, fitness hints, and even inspirational and motivational quotes!
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Grip.” It can be found in pageant and
sporting goods stores.
our definition of interview attire.
We have broadened
have a 2” or higher heel look best in this competition. Taupe, tan, or neutral
Here are some updated thoughts and
heels work well, but the trend is to
suggestions: For our Miss contestants,
wear a strappy sandal.
think “sleek sophistication” with an emphasis on being the next Miss USA.
EVENING GOWN COMPETITION
Consider a wardrobe appropriate for a
You will need one full-length evening
national titleholder - clean and sharp.
gown. A gown should depict your own
For our Teen contestants, think “snappy
personal sense of style. The trend is
casual!” Choose a dress skirt or pants,
simple elegance. The judges will be
shorts or designer jeans and a blouse,
judging you, not the gown.
sweater, or jacket in a color and style
gown should reflect the contestant’s
that best suit your body type. Feel free
personality with a youthful flare.
to select fresh and trendy pieces that
Choose a gown that shows well on
truly reflect your personality.
stage and whose style and color suit you best. Shoes that have a 2” or higher
Do not wear cocktail attire.
heel are suggested, but be certain you
heels or shoes that compliment your
are able to walk confidently. Excessive
chosen ensemble. Earrings, bracelets,
accessories are not recommended.
and other accessories are appropriate when not overdone.
For an idea of
what the new interviewee looks like,
Traditional business suits for the Miss
visit RPM’s Pinterest.
USA and Miss Teen USA contestants are passé!
It’s time to step up the
As always, the RPM team is available to
trend and showcase our contestants
field your questions! Please call Pam
with a wardrobe unique to their own
or Anna in the pageant office.
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It is not necessary to spend a fortune on an interview outfit, swimsuit, or evening gown. It is more important to select outfits that make you feel confident, that best suit your body type and personality.
TOP FIVE: Q&A TID BITS TO HELP YOU ON YOUR WAY HOW MANY CONTESTANTS WILL I COMPETE WITH? You
can expect to be on stage with between 30 and 50 young ladies in your division.
WILL I HAVE TO LEARN A DANCE ROUTINE?
No. While our opening number is exciting and entertaining, you won’t need to possess any dance skills. It’s going to be more of a high fashion runway than a choreographed performance.
WILL I WEAR MY BANNER FOR THE WHOLE PAGEANT?
No, you will only wear your banner during swimsuit and evening gown. You will not wear it during opening number or interviews.
WHEN WILL I GET TO SEE MY PARENTS? Family
members may come with you to registration and will have the opportunity to meet with contestants after Friday night’s performance.
HOW LONG DO THE SHOWS USUALLY LAST?
The preliminary show will last for about two hours and the final show will last for about two and a half hours.
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TOP FIVE: BODY TIPS Never in a million years did I think I would win a swimsuit award! I had been competing in pageants for years and never came anywhere near that award, so when it happened this year I was stunned! Even though I knew I had worked really hard, I couldn’t believe it! I think what surprised me most was how different my preparation was this year than any of time before! During the swimsuit competition judges aren’t only looking for a great body, but for someone that feels so comfortable in their own skin. I truly believe working out and eating right makes you feel that way about yourself. LIFESTYLE I worked closely with Angelo Frasier and he helped me change my lifestyle instead of putting me on some crash diet that I would get sick of in two weeks!
BALANCE Angelo taught me in importance of balancing proteins and carbs and even sugars! It was awesome because I never felt left out from life! I was
still able to go out to dinner with friends and family and founds great substitutes for dessert! ROUTINE I found myself on a really manageable routine with my gym work outs! Angelo taught me that repetition is more important than how many pounds in weights I can lift!
THE RPM GIRLS WANT YOU TO LOOK & FEEL AS FIT AS POSSIBLE!
SMALL CHANGES What seemed to make the biggest difference was not running on the treadmill anymore, but walking at a brisk pace and incline for 20 minutes before any other exercise. I saw the difference it made in my thighs and glutes immediately.
MIND-SET Angelo made working out something I wanted to do rather than something I felt like I had to do. Every time I left the gym I felt great about myself. And although feeling great about your body and looking great is important to compete in a pageant, it’s just as important in life post competition!
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THE PERFECT PHOTO HEAD SHOTS: AN IMPORTANT DETAIL
You don’t have to spend a fortune on head shots. Your program book head shot is an important preparation.
After all, your head shot
will be the judges’ first impression of you. Although head shots are definitely important, they are NOT the end all be all for winning the title. When selecting a photographer, make sure you choose the professional who you feel will represent you the best. The reputable photographers who sponsor RPM’s pageants are a good place to start. Professional
investment because you will be able to use them for things outside of pageants and they’ll be around even after it’s all over. If you don’t want to spring for a professional shoot, all you really need is a photo of decent quality that someone else has taken of you. Just make sure it has good lighting and shows off your best features. If you are a teen, we suggest picking a youthful and fun photo for your head shot.
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Although head shots are definitely important because they’re the first time the judges get to see you, they are NOT the end all be all for winning the title.”
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The pageant may seem like a long time away, but it will be here before you know it and nobody wants to be stressed out at the last minute.”
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TOP FIVE: KEEP IN MIND 1
full-time job all its own! Your year with
the crown is a great time to learn exactly
when preparing for the
what your limits are. You’ll have to make
these decisions for yourself, so be smart!
to be like the previous winner. This is such a mistake! The judges picked the previous winner because of her realness, sincerity, natural attitude, and ability to
top of being beautiful
stand out. If you change yourself to be
you should be organized,
like someone else, then you lose all
smart, able to communicate, willing
these qualities. Judges want to see your
to spend time in your community, and
personality because that is what is going
work well under pressure. Sometimes
to make you stand out from the crowd.
people see pretty women on stage and
Don’t change your hair color based on
completely forget what it took for them
the way previous winners have looked.
to get there, so make sure you make the
You don’t need to wear the same color
best of every circumstance!
dress or swimsuit, nor should you pick an interview outfit because it’s similar to what the previous winner wore. The judges change on a yearly basis, too
You need to pick things based on your personality and interests only!
To many, the swimsuit portion may seem like the scariest part of the competition, but it doesn’t
have to be! If you prepare well, swimsuit can be your greatest asset. Physical
How you take advantage
fitness is important, but do not aim for
of your year if you win is
a certain size or weight. The judges are
a personal choice. Megan
looking for a young woman who takes
pride in her health and fitness.
IT CAN BE EASY TO FOCUS ON THE WRONG THINGS WHILE PREPARING!
The last thing you want to do during your preparations for the state pageant is fixate your mind on something that might be harmful in the long run.
Carolina USA 2013, chose to take a semester off, while many titleholders remain in school.
Some have chosen
to continue their full-time jobs, while others make their year with the crown a
After winning her pageant, Kristen Girault took over the Miss Louisiana USA fan page. It was not until
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then she finally realized the power of social media. Posting about the sponsors you visit not only helps you network, it also helps your supporters. It’s a win/win. Sharing photos from your appearances helps others see how involved you really are and proves how important your regional title is to you. You can make a little girl’s day by just posting the picture you took with her at one of your many events.
CELEBRATE: INDIVIDUALITY “I’ve found that keeping an electronic calendar is an excellent way to stay on top of things. My calendar is synced to my computer, e-mail, and phone as well as to my mom’s. I like being able to see EXACTLY when I need to have things done. Deadlines are your friend, I promise.” - Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2013, Kelsey Barberio
IT’S ABOUT WALKING TO THE BEAT OF YOUR OWN DRUMMER! DID YOU KNOW? Mary Margaret is a full-time graduate student at the University of Alabama! LORIN LOVES TO RIDE: She won Grand Champion at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in 2004! THIS GIRL HUNTS: Bailey shot her first Cotton Mouth snake when she was ten years old! BACK BENDS:
Kelsey has scoliosis and underwent spinal fusion surgery when she was only 12 years old.
SIBLING RIVALRY! Tori is the oldest of
seven children! She has three biological brothers and three adopted sisters!
BUSY BODY! Kristen is a nursing student
at LSU and danced with the New Orleans Saints “Saintsations” for three years!
WHAT’S FREE TIME? Ashley finished her
studies at NC State University in only three and a half years...while working a series of six jobs!
FASHION CRAZY Megan once walked a
mile down a street in Mexico all by herself just to purchase an authentic Mexican Vogue magazine for her collection!
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TOP FIVE: DATES MARK YOUR CALENDAR! 5 • Ads & Head shots Due September 23, 2013 E-mail or Mail to RPM
4 • Miss Louisiana USA October 25 & 26, 2013 Lafayette, LA
3 • Miss North Carolina USA November 8 & 9, 2013 High Point, NC
2 • Miss Alabama USA November 15 & 16, 2013 Montgomery, AL
1 • Miss South Carolina USA November 22 & 23, 2013 North Charleston, SC
The pageant may seem like a long time away, but it will be here before you know it. Nobody wants to be stressed out at the last minute! - Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2013, Tori Sizemore
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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS IS IMPORTANT TO ENSURE A WEEKEND OF FUN!
THE DETAILS Pageant weekend runs like a well-oiled machine thanks to the efforts of Pam Earhart and her eager crew of chaperones and runners, and a schedule to rival all schedules.
Prior to pageant weekend, it is important for each contestant to fully understand that all of the necessary papers, documents, photos, forms, ad pages, and fees must be in to the pageant office prior to the deadlines. This is a huge help to RPM and helps ensure a seamless pageant weekend. The fun really begins when contestants check in at registration on the Friday of Pageant Weekend. Your friends and family are more than welcome to register with you. Once you check in, you will receive your registration package with important information about the weekend. Contestants’ hotel accommodations for Friday night are included in their sponsorship fee. Parents and guests may choose to reserve a room at the host hotel as well, and
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With an event of this caliber, it’s essential to be where you need to be, when you need to be there.”
we will have special “family and friends”
them with respect.
rates in place. Contestants are provided
the privacy of your hotel room. Cell phones are
NOT to be used during
with breakfast, lunch, and dinner during
Each contestant is responsible for her
rehearsals or during the competition
the weekend. We will also have snacks
own transportation to the Host Hotel. The
unless an emergency arises. Please be
backstage during rehearsals. Contestants
pageant will provide the transportation
respectful to the Master of Ceremonies
may choose to bring additional snacks
for the contestant (if applicable) during
and Choreographer and give them your
and must provide their own special
the pageant weekend. For example, in
dietary needs. It is imperative that you
some states we eat lunch away from the
let the pageant office know about your
theater, and sometimes getting to and
Parents play a vital role in helping the
dietary needs as soon as possible.
from the theater and hotel requires a bus.
contestant with the check in and check
Contestants will be required to take the
out process. We will provide further
Groups of contestants will be assigned to
pageant transportation. Contestants will
information regarding baggage drop-off/
a chaperone who will help keep the girls
be released from the pageant following
pick-up at orientation. It is important
informed throughout the weekend. The
the final show Saturday night and are
to note that no personal photography
chaperones are there to assist with any
responsible for their own transportation
or videography will be allowed in the
problems or questions that might arise.
after the pageant has concluded.
theater. Also, flowers are available to
These ladies are volunteering their time, so remember to be courteous and treat
purchase and order from one of our Cell phones may be used only in
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LIVING A FANTASY
YOUNG GIRLS HAVE A CHANCE TO GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH RPM
RPM’s annual Fantasy Camp is a unique opportunity
nspired by the Miss Teen
A full day of fun
professional make-up artist will share
USA Fantasy Camp, RPM
activities is planned, including working
some trade secrets and tips on looking
with RPM’s Emcee and Choreographer
their best when performing.
their program in 2011. The
on stage, as well as learning how
will receive a VIP ticket to the state
RPM team selects a limited number of
to prepare for the three phases of
preliminary competition and have the
young ladies between the ages of 10
opportunity to see their photo printed
and 14 to join them during Pageant
and evening gown.
This will be an
in the official state program book
Weekend. Campers will gain valuable
information in preparation for their
and featured on RPM’s website, and each camper will be recognized on
journey to become a future Miss Teen
Campers will be invited to tour behind
stage during Friday night’s preliminary
USA or Miss USA!
the scenes of all aspects of the state
competition, including the theatre Because it is never too early to learn
and dressing rooms where the Miss
Fantasy Campers will receive the
the basic tools of success, selected
and Teen contestants prepare for
official T-shirt, backstage access, and
campers will receive a unique behind-
the chance to participate in rehearsals.
the-scenes look into the Miss USA
campers during mock interviews, and a
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Chaperones work with
understanding of runway and stage
present the corresponding award to
one of RPM’s Teen contestants.
preparation, healthy choices for diet and exercise, and make-up application.
We know each young lady will leave the
They will also have individual photo
Fantasy Camp weekend with memories
time with the current state titleholders!
of a lifetime and lasting friendships!
Out of the group, two lucky young
To participate in this unique camp,
ladies will be chosen as the Photogenic
call the RPM office to get an Official
and Congeniality Campers. Winners of
Application. It will need to be returned
these awards will receive a plaque and
with a recent photo along with the
two tickets to Saturday night’s Final
Competition show, where they will
Campers will gain valuable information in preparation for their journey to become a future Miss Teen USA or Miss USA!”
Limited spots are
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PRODUCING THE SHOW DR. DONALD CAMPBELL HAS BEEN THE MIND BEHIND RPM’S ILLUSTRIOUS EVENTS FOR MORE THAN 17 YEARS
onald Campbell first started working with RPM
different but important reasons. First, for the girls competing,
Productions as a judge for several of the state
the experience of being in front of an audience and ‘performing’
The pageants were held in either
is invaluable. We try to give every contestant the opportunity
small theaters or hotel ballrooms. “When I began
to be seen in her best light, showing herself in each phase of
producing the pageant, we did not really have a theme or
competition in her most flattering, light and making sure each
concept for the production. It was just girls on stage in the
contestant has an equal chance of catching the attention of the
different phases of competition,” says Dr. Campbell of his early
judges and the audience. Second, our goal is to be entertaining!
experience. Over the years, RPM’s themes have become a very
We have all been to pageants that go on and on for hours and
important part of the overall pageant weekend experience. The
hours and seem like an insider’s event. Each contestant who
process for choosing a theme begins each year the day after the
walks the stage at our pageant has a small group of supporters
last state pageant is finished. “We try to select themes which
in the audience who are there to see only her, so while the other
will allow the contestants to create opening number wardrobes
sixty to one hundred or so contestants are competing, we make
that are fun, interesting, and show off each young lady’s personal
sure things move smoothly and quickly so no one gets bored.
style and creativity,” he says.
We keep the non-competition business to a minimum and rely on our excellent host to keep the show energized and exciting
“As a state title holder in the RPM family you will have a distinct
for both the audience and the contestants.”
advantage when you go to Miss USA or Miss Teen USA. The state pageant is designed to be as close to your Miss USA or Teen USA
Having judged more than twenty state pageants, Dr. Campbell
experience as possible. From the opening number, to the quick
knows it’s clear within the first few seconds of seeing a contestant
change into swimsuit and rush to get ready for the parade of
whether she is going to be a strong competitor, so RPM keeps
gowns, you will get a very realistic sense of the urgency of the
the judging patterns simple, short, and somewhat freestyle,
giving each girl a chance to show off her unique command of the stage. Dr. Campbell tells contestants at orientation, “you
“Our music, staging, and lighting effects are designed for a few
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have literally ninety seconds throughout the evening to impress
the judges as an individual. You must
technique, and contestants practice each
know how long to pause in your swimsuit
phase of competition during rehearsal.
and evening gown. Leaving too quickly makes the judges think you are nervous
Dr. Campbell leaves you with this advice,
and eager to get off stage, but staying too
“It really is just a pageant! This is not a
long makes it look like you don’t know
referendum on your worth as a woman.
what you are doing.”
So go out there and have fun, make a few friends, and learn something new
There are many subtle nuances to stage
As a state title holder in the RPM family, you will have a distinct advantage when you go to Miss USA or Miss Teen USA.”
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erving as RPM’s Master of Ceremonies for the past two years has been a terrific experience and I’m grateful for the family into which Paula Miles and company have welcomed me. That’s truly what it is: a family.
As a live performer with theatrical experience, hosting was challenging for me because it was like traversing uncharted waters. You just never know what might happen. In my first year, we had a tiebreaker which resulted with an enormous amount of dead time
The closest I ever got to winning a pageant was representing Tennessee in Cosmo’s 50 Hottest Bachelors.”
for me to kill. Several girls didn’t show up on stage in the right order (and some didn’t show up at all), so my initiation into the world of pageant hosting was not without its
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MASTER OF THE HOUSE BEAU DAVIDSON JOINED THE RPM TEAM IN 2011 AND HAS BECOME AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE PRODUCTION
kinks. But because Paula and Dr. Campbell run such a tight ship,
everything you do, and prospective employers pay attention to
everyone is always in good hands.
The closest I ever got to winning a pageant was representing
It’s great getting to know you all and your families. It was a joy
Tennessee in Cosmopolitan Magazine’s 50 Hottest Bachelors. I had
to sing in a concert with former Miss South Carolina USA, Erika
to be scantily clad too, but thankfully not in those unbelievable
Powell, earlier this year. It’s rewarding to see you thrive through
heels you ladies wear. I have great admiration and respect for the
this experience, mature during the weekend and even the months
work ethic all of RPM’s contestants and titleholders display, and
following the competition, and become great examples to those
you never know where this opportunity may lead. I became friends
with a former RPM judge who believed in me enough to introduce me to some of his colleagues. To some degree, his help led to my
I’ll leave you with a quote from President Calvin Coolidge,
role as a surrogate and performer for a Presidential campaign. It
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will
was an unforgettable experience I’ll pass on to my kids and grand
not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
kids one day.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and
I know there is nothing like the sting of defeat, and I’ve
determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On!’ has
experienced rejection more than I care to admit, but you
solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
should never underestimate your own resilience. I’ve seen the disappointment in some of your faces and know it all too well,
And yes, ladies, I had to include that picture, because your MC must
but there is merit in being valiant in the effort. Because we are
somehow compete with all these jaw dropping Jonathan Carter
so wired for instant gratification, we may not see the lesson being
photos. I’m just already preparing for this year’s “Urban Edge and
learned or the greater purpose of competing in the state pageant.
Heavy Metals” theme, but will still take on the 8 titleholders for
This even applies to the ladies with crowns on their heads come
Best Hair. And I will win. Boom.
finals night. The discipline you have now will serve you well in
- Beau Davidson
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Over the years, RPM has built up fabulous relationships with some of the best wardrobe, skin care, fitness, and photography specialists around!”
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THE SUPPORT SYSTEM WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT OUR GREAT SPONSORS
RPM has always made it a practice that their state sponsors do not discuss with them who their clients are; and it is certainly your personal choice to work with anyone. You do have the option to explore the various state sponsors in your area. Over the years, RPM has built up fabulous relationships with some of the best wardrobe, skin care, fitness, and photography specialists around.
provide the prizes for RPM’s winners, and they are more than happy to help you in your own journey to the crown. Don’t hesitate to visit them if you feel they may be able to satisfy a need you have. RPM explains how to obtain sponsorships and offers many fund raising ideas to cover competition costs — including your entry fee and wardrobe. Your family, friends, and local business leaders will be supportive when you share your goals with them! Once you’re registered, you’ll have all of this information!
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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FEATURED SPONSORS
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THESE SPONSORS CONTRIBUTED TO THE RPM MAGAZINE LAUNCH PARTY HELD IN JULY:
THE FOXY LADY AIKEN, SC NAIL FINITI BATON ROUGE, LA ANGELO FRASIER CHARLESTON, SC INVERNESS DERMATOLOGY BIRMINGHAM, AL PROMS N’ PROMISES HALEYVILLE, AL LASTING IMPRESSIONS EUFAULA, AL JEANNA BEASLEY
For almost 30 years Joyce’s Formals has been a premiere destination for pageant contestants throughout the southeast. Located in the metropolitan Birmingham area, not only is the boutique conveniently located, it is a one stop shop for all of your pageant needs. Joyce’s carries a huge selection of
evening gowns, cocktail dresses and swimsuits from all of the
EDGE SALON AND SPA
can complete your glamour transformation by visiting Joyce’s
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top designers. Once you’ve selected the perfect wardrobe, you salon, where you can be pampered by their exceptional team of licensed cosmetologists. The salon offers full hair care as well as spray tans, & hair and make-up for your pageant or special event. When you walk through the doors of Joyce’s, you not only become a customer, you become a part of a tradition that has produced local, state, national and international titleholders.
Joyce’s: Wardrobing winners and dressing dreams for 30 years.
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YOU COULD BE NEXT ALABAMA • LOUISIANA • NORTH CAROLINA • SOUTH CAROLINA There has never been a time in history when it has been more important to become involved in your community, your state, and your nation! You alone can make a difference in the world and future of many by giving of your time and talent to those in need. What better way to do this than being an ambassador for your state or nation? Our program is an excellent vehicle for these young ladies, who are recognized as the elite women of today and tomorrow. We are extremely proud of our program and invite you to join us for this prestigious event.
Call (803) 648-6220 or visit www.rpmproductions.com