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Coaching: Everyone is Different

Monday, 01 July 2013 03:36

Valerie Hayes, The Pageant Coach, says each contestant preparing for competition is different, so one size of coaching style does not fit all. Read on, as she shares her coaching philosophy that has lead to success, titles, and increased self-confidence for contestants across the country.

The 2013 Miss America's Outstanding Teen competition is underway, and MAOTeen is pleased to present JM Best Entertainment as the production team for this year's competition.

Join Us at the 2013 MAOTeen Trade Show

Monday, 17 June 2013 11:55

Looking for a competition or appearance wardrobe? Want to train with experts in their field? Plan to attend the MAOTeen Trade Show taking place August 13-17, 2013, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in conjunction with the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant! The Trade Show is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop for your competition and appearance wardrobe needs, train with some of the best in the industry, and pick up some fun MAOTeen and Princess Camp memorabilia. Appointments can be made with the vendors listed below.

Tickets for the 2013 Miss America's Outstanding Teen Competition went on sale today for state organizations and the general public.

Tickets are $40 for each preliminary night, $75 for the final night of competition, or $150 for season tickets.*

There will be no will call booth in Orlando, so you must order your tickets through Ticketmaster and print them at home or have the tickets shipped to you. Click here to order your tickets for the 2013 Miss America's Outstanding Teen Competition.

* Standard Ticketmaster rates and charges apply.


Only badge-holders are allowed access to the MAOTeen Trade Show, autograph signings, contestant talent rehearsals, and contestant visitation following each night's preliminary pageant competition. For badges to be ready for your arrival in Orlando, you must place your order at no later than July 19, 2013. Badges are $25.



(Special pre-order pricing)

The DVD package includes all three preliminary competition nights, the final night of competition, and the Top 5 private interviews. The pre-order price is $125. To receive this special pre-order pricing, orders must be submitted by August 17, 2013, at the MAOTeen information booth located at the Rosen Centre Hotel or paid by credit card at


The MAOTeen program book will ship August 9, 2013, directly to the address you submit online; it is not available for pick-up in Orlando. Pre-orders may be placed at for $20 plus shipping and handling.    Programs will also be available for purchase in Orlando.


Medieval Times
Monday, August 12, 8-10:30 p.m.
4510 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy Kissimmee, Florida 34746

Tickets are: $59.95 adults/$35.95 children, twelve and under. Lap children three and under are free. (Price includes tip and transportation from Rosen to Medieval Times)

Evening of Stars Extravaganza
Friday, August 16 7-10 p.m.

This event is a fundraiser for MAOTeen Scholarships and will take place in the Executive Ballroom. Tickets are $65. This is a plated, sit-down dinner with assigned tables.

Awards Ceremony and After-Party
Saturday, August 17, following the pageant, in the Executive Ballroom

Tickets must be purchased for "Miss" titleholders and all others wishing to attend this event. Don't wait to purchase your ticket! If your contestant wins the competition, we will not offer complimentary tickets to state directors or family members. Tickets are $50 for adults and children

Place orders for events at via credit card by July 19, 2013.

Source: Miss America’s Outstanding Teen

Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan and Miss America Chairman and CEO Sam Haskell hosted an afternoon briefing Tuesday on Capitol Hill to discuss the Miss America Organization’s education initiatives. The event included an update on the organization’s efforts to advocate for the importance of higher education and, in particular, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) for young women. 

The Miss America Foundation, Inc. is the world’s largest provider of assistance to young women, totaling more than $45 million in scholarships each year. Twelve thousand young women, in towns and cities across this country, participate in this program yearly to compete for scholarships that they will use for their education. 

Sam Haskell announced a new STEM scholarship for Miss America program participants. He also announced a new leadership role for MAO Board Member Tammy Haddad, who was named president of development for the Miss America Foundation, Inc.

Source: Miss America Organization 

Season tickets to the 2014 Miss America Competition are now available. Click here to purchase tickets. Season ticket holders will gain entrance to all three nights of preliminary competitions at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, including those that take place on Tuesday, September 10; Wednesday, September 11; Thursday, September 12; and the final night of competition on Sunday, September 15.

Harvey Jenkins, medical director and owner of BodyTrends, talks about body enhancement procedures.

Are laser treatments and weight loss really necessary for looking your best in pageants?

The pressure to meet that standard is high. Medical weight loss, or weight loss under the supervision of a physician or medical personnel, allows the optimal weight to be achieved and for it to be accomplished in a safe and healthy manner. In most cases, the goal is not how much weight you can lose or how “small” you can become before pageant time. It is also not about starvation. None of these goals will translate into the best physique you can attain. The goal is to achieve the absolute best physique for your body type. The effects of rapid weight loss or any type of unhealthy weight loss are frequently reflected in the physique. Starvation's effect on muscle is easily seen. Over-trained muscle is also discernible. A liposuctioned abdomen is easy to detect. As we all have different rates of metabolism, the ease at which the "best body" that you can have is achieved will also vary. 

When preparing for a pageant, what is the number one feature contestants should focus on “enhancing”? 

Almost every pageant contestant we have worked with who ends up doing well in national competition has a different perception of weaknesses or flaws in their physiques than what we see, or perhaps what their directors, trainers, coaches, and advisers see. It is very difficult to self-assess, and to be objective about it. From our survey of swimsuit winners in local, state, and national pageants, the one feature that contestants should focus on is the abdomen. The abdomen is almost always exposed directly in a two-piece swimsuit or even indirectly in a one-piece swimsuit. Well-developed, well-defined abs pay testimony to a sound fitness regimen and good health. The qualities that comprise winning abs are not simply a flat abdomen, but a concave abdomen, with plating that is visible, but not overly masculinized. 

What are the best tools to use or things to do in order to be “swimsuit-ready”?

Outside of good fitness training and a diet, the most helpful tools to make a contestant’s body swimsuit-ready are the Zerona Laser, Accent XL, and VIP. All are body sculpting technologies that reduce fat and cellulite, contour specific body areas, and help enhance muscle definition, respectively. These technologies work well with what a contestant is doing in the gym and actually enhance the results that they achieve. The results occur much more rapidly than working out in the gym alone. The results are immediate, and major changes in the physique can be seen in as little as one month.

Written by: Chelsea Stoskopf, fourpoints editorial assistant

Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan and two Miracle Children serving as ambassadors for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals “flipped the switch” last week to light the Empire State Building in yellow and red to celebrate the charity’s thirtieth anniversary.

Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan will honor both our military and our heroes at home by attending the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C.

Miss America's Outstanding Teen will offer a unique opportunity this year with a new scholarship. The Random Acts of Kindness Scholarship will be awarded to one of the fifty-three contestants competing for the title of MAOTeen.

"Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference. There's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act of kindness creates a ripple effect with no logical end. When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace," quoted the anonymous donor.

"Random acts of kindness" are a means by which we make a deliberate attempt to brighten another person's day by doing something thoughtful, nice, and caring for them. Kindness is a way of showing others that they count and that even in the face of hostility and selfishness, you're making a stand for kindness.

The awarding of the $500 Random of Acts of Kindness Scholarship will keep everyone on the edge of their seats. Make sure to attend the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant August 13-17, 2013, in Orlando, Florida. Tickets will soon be available on Ticketmaster.

Source: MAOTeen