Articles by Laura Giordano

All American Pageant

*Information is what TFTJ editors could obtain from available sources* Website: Pageant system also has a Facebook and Twitter presence. Director: Patricia Sullivan About: Everything you LOVE about pageants! The All American Pageant system offers the feel of competition, the togetherness of the contestants, and even the expectations surrounding [Read More]

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Pageants are often won during interview. An interview thought from Penny and Bob: You have to have message #1: this is something unique about yourself that you must at all cost get across the goal line. The goal line is the personal interview or the stage [Read More]

Pageantry and Color?

Link to story provided by Jeff Ripp. Article appeared on the Miss Virginia USA 2016 website Desiree Williams November 11, 2016 I’m going to start by saying I’m not writing this to intentionally upset anyone, but instead to offer a perspective—my perspective. I would also [Read More]

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Continuing the excerpts from a soon to be published book dedicated to Penny and Bob: Interview Tips Remember, the interview is a conversation with the judge(s) and should not be you answering question after question. Converse with the individuals on the panel; draw them into your answer [Read More]

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Here is an excerpt from a soon-to-be published book about preparing for pageants dedicated to Penny and Bob: The Judges: What every judge comes to the “pageant table” with: Personal likes and dislikes Favorite color Conservative or Liberal Pro-life or Pro-choice Likes dancers, dislikes opera [Read More]