Instructional Resources/Links


These are teachers I endorse:

Birmingham, AL-Holly Harrington Benge,

Fayetteville, AR-Kaley Schwab,

Jackson, MS-Lorin Lewis,

Philadelphia, PA (Classical), Ruby Dibble

St. Louis, MO-Shelby Ringdahl,

Tulsa, OK-Shari Townes,


Interview and Paperwork

Dr. Helen McCracken

As a lifelong educator, Helen has interview experience on both sides of the table: from hiring hundreds of school teachers and administrators in her varied roles as a school district administrator, to instructing student teachers in interview preparedness. Helen originally took her experience to pageantry to help her daughter reach her dream goal: The Miss America stage, as Miss Ohio 2012.

Now for nearly a decade, she has devoted herself to pageantry, specializing in interview and paperwork via Pageant Winner Consulting. Her doctorate  in educational leadership and her master's degree as a reading specialist help her help her clients express themselves both verbally and in writing. Her MBA gives her insight into branding and marketing her clients' prime message.


Phil Kimmi

Holding a Master of Science degree in Counselor Education and working for twelve years as a Guidance and Academic Advisor on the University Level,  Phil is ready to assist pageant contestants in the area of Interview.  He has been involved with pageantry for over forty years, and has judged over thirty state pageants, which selected three Miss America's. From the perspective of a veteran pageant judge: What makes a candidate stand out? Phil Kimmi Consulting, realizes that no two candidates/contestants are the same, nor should they be. Authenticity, preparation, and polish make a competitor a contender. Phil’s services are not cookie-cutter gimmicks that are used on every client. Rather, Phil works at helping you find your unique voice and making your pageant experience one-of-a-kind. 

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Dance Choreographer's

Erika Hebron-Choreographer

Shea Sullivan-Choreographer

Mia Davis-Choreographer

Instrumental Instruction

Violin-Lauren Wright

Violin Reel-



Gown Shops
Joann's, Paige Burcham

Joann's ALL NEW store is located in S. Fulton, TN. Paige (the owner) just did her grand opening in December of 2023. The new store is truly a MUST SEE. Simply stunning.  I work at Joann's five to six times a year with contestants on their talent presentations. Paige is an absolute delight to work with, and can help you with all your wardrobe needs. She will work personally with each client to find the best possible choice for that person. My space to work in includes a GRAND PIANO, Sound System, Mirrors, and plenty of space. Accommodations are easily found at The Meadows Hotel, which is right across the street.  Of course The Meadows has a beautiful restaurant, lounge, and Baby Grand that we take advantage of.
Lasting Impressions, Keith Pittman

Lasting Impressions has stores in both Columbus, GA, and Eufaula AL. They have dressed numerous winners in both the America and USA systems.  Two times a year they do major trunk shows making sessions available to their clients with top professionals in the area of modeling, talent, interview, photography, and wardrobe choice. Shari Hill is the designer that will meet in person with clients to design or pick that perfect dress. These are wonderful weekends where a contestant can pretty much get everything done for her pageant prep, all in ONE location.  These sessions sell out quickly so keep you eye on the Lasting Impressions website for dates and booking  information. In my twelve year relationship with Lasting Impressions (and Keith-the owner) I have observed nothing but a very professional, reliable way of doing business. Keith and his team are extremely talented at what they do.

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Matt Boyd Photography

Featured on MTV MADE, an award winning photographer based out of Atlanta, GA specializing in pageant, actor, model headshots, portfolios and fashion photography. Photography team of Miss America 2010-Caressa Cameron and Miss America 2008-Kirsten Haglund. Matt Boyd's clients have won countless photogenic awards on the international, national, state, and local levels. Matt works hand in hand with his wife, Meredith Boyd, a professional hair and  makeup artist and founder of Mere Cosmetics who is available for pageant hair and makeup lessons. With combined experience of more than 25 years, together they have the knowledge, and expertise, giving their clients a competitive advantage and providing winning results.