2010 Miss Columbus Teen Royalty
The Miss Columbus Teen Pageant http://misscolumbusteen.com is open to all teens who reside in the state of Ohio and are between the ages of 13 and 18. Like I state in my special report, 10 Insider Secrets To Winning, whenever learning about a pageant system, it's important to talk to the person who knows everything about it-the director.
Judy Kyees is from Westerville, Ohio and has been involved in the world of pageantry for over forty years. She is a former pageant contestant herself, and has been a mentor/coach to hundreds of pageant hopefuls over the years. She has had the honor of coaching contestants who have captured State, National and International titles in the Miss America, Miss USA, Teen USA, Teen/Miss/Mrs. International, Mrs. America, Cinderella International, National Teenager, National Pre-Teen, and United States Teen to name a few. She has also had a prominent hand in helping several aspiring singer/dancer/actors to achieve their dreams of becoming professional entertainers. Her clients have gone on to perform on Broadway, national tours, Disney-Tokyo, King's Island, Opryland as well as numerous cruise ship, casino shows, and many regional theater productions.
She has been the director of the Miss Columbus Teen Pageant for the past 9 years. In that time, the organization has awarded over $20,000 in scholarships and prizes.Judy has also been the director for the Cinderella pageant in the state of Ohio for the past 7 years, where every year she has had Top 10, Top 5 and international winners.
The Miss Columbus Teen Pageant takes place every January at Capital University, Mees Auditorium in Bexley, Ohio. Talented teens who are dedicated to their scholastic achievements, community involvement, honing their interview, modeling and performing arts skills are encouraged to participate.Previous pageant experience isn't required. The professional pageant staff will conduct a modeling seminar that day and work with the girls to help them feel prepared and comfortable.
There will be professional hair and makeup personnel in the dressing room to help the ladies with their hair, makeup and clothing changes. No one other than the contestants and pageant staff are allowed in the dressing room.
The pageant offers a $1000 cash scholarship to the queen and opportunities for personal appearances, public speaking engagements, participation in parades and stage show performances throughout the year. 1st-4th runners up also receive cash scholarships (amount dependent upon number of contestants). There is recognition for Casual Wear, Talent, Evening Gown, Interview, Essay, Photogenic, Spirit, Young Woman of Excellence, and Community Involvement winners. Every contestant will receive special gifts just for participating.
Many of the queens have gone on to win other State and International pageants during their reign while others have successfully pursued their dreams of becoming professional entertainers. A full list of the past titleholders and their accomplishments are listed on this page. http://misscolumbusteen.com/news.html
I asked Judy what motivated her to become a state director. She shared with me that she loves giving pageant contestants the opportunity to showcase who they are. By using pageants as a springboard into something greater, Judy does everything she can to help them reach beyond the crown and become successful at whatever they choose to pursue in life.
When I asked Judy what changes she has seen over the years and what has remained the same, she enthusiastically answered, "The pageant world is finally getting it! They're letting these young ladies express who they really are. Pageants will always attract the self motivated, high achieving, well rounded individuals who enjoy showcasing their talents and personalities; but it's nice to see greater freedom and the move to making pageants more relevant for today's generation. Winners could be anyone."
Areas of Competition for Miss Columbus Teen
You'll have 2:30 minutes to present your talent routine of your choice (drama, vocal, dance, instrumental, gymnastics, baton, novelty, etc.)
There will be a 5 minute private interview with a panel of judges. Questions will concern teen issues, education, and your personal goals. This is a "getting to know you" type interview. Wear an outfit that's not "glitzy", depicts your personality, and would be appropriate for a real job interview for a teen, not an adult. It can be a suit, pant suit, tailored dress, or skirt/blouse/sweater etc. Shoes should be at least a 3" heel.
Casual Wear- 10%
Choose an outfit that you would wear to a "dressy casual" affair like a school function or to a party. Make sure it's age appropriate and shows your sense of style and personality. If you choose to wear "jeans", make sure that they're fashionable. No props are allowed; however, modeling for this area of competition has more the feel of a runway show. Your modeling should fit the style of your outfit. Have fun and be creative.
Evening Wear- 10%
A full-length pageant gown like you would see at Miss Teen USA or Miss America's Outstanding Teen. Try to show your own personal fashion style. The style of modeling is elegant and graceful. No routines. Prom style gowns are allowed, as well as beaded and sequined gowns.
Tips from Judy:
- Follow the rules and guidelines.
- Look like the photo you submit with your paperwork.
- Have a positive attitude and enjoy every moment that you're there.
- Make friends.
- Be your natural, beautiful self. We want to see the real you.
The deadline to enter the Miss Columbus Teen Pageant is November 15th. The total amount to compete is $225. Visit http://misscolumbusteen.com to contact Judy for a complete registration packet.
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Rhonda Shappert is an expert pageant coach, an iPEC Certified Professional Coach, an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, and a member of the International Coach Federation. She created Winning Through Pageantry® to partner with pageant contestants and their support people to provide complete pageant preparation, achieve winning results in life through pageantry, and to Succeed From The Inside Out®. She has over 30 years experience in the pageantry world as a contestant, judge, emcee, staff member, mother of daughters who compete, Mrs. Ohio America 2005, and has held multiple titles at the local, state and national levels.
Rhonda graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Musical Theater from The Ohio State University and has performed on stage in 15 countries on the Asian, European and American continents. This mother of three home educates their children and has been married 21 years to her husband Stephen, is the former mayor of her community, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Virtual Academy. She and her husband perform original contemporary Christian music. Their music CD entitled Cana is available through www.cdbaby.com/cd/shappert or on her website. For more information on Rhonda, visit www.WinningThroughPageantry.com .