Are there any pageant coaches around ...

Jonesboro, AR

#24 Jan 23, 2009
2 yeras old??? are you kidding me?? get real people and let these kids be kids. remember jon benet-ramsey anyone???

Bossier City, LA

#25 Jan 23, 2009
omg wrote:
2 yeras old??? are you kidding me?? get real people and let these kids be kids. remember jon benet-ramsey anyone???
my goodness are you serious? you are going to bring up a murdered child? what about caylee anthony? she was murdered and she wasn't in pageants!
Unfortunate events happen all the time! Artists, cheerleaders, football players, math whizzes, band students, pageant girls, volleyball, teachers! Just because of one nationally publicized event of one certain little girl and you are against a child being in pageants?
And how is putting a child in a pageant not letting them be a kid?
When you were a little girl didn't you love to dress up like a princess? And play make believe and wear pretty crowns and dresses and act like a lady and have tea parties?
Or did you investigate all the odd goings on in your neighborhood like who stole mrs. smiths cookies?

Batesville, AR

#26 Jan 23, 2009
You brought up a good point. Yes, there are the natural pageants and then higher glitz pageants. What's good for one family may not be good for the other. My daughter doesn't wear any false enhancements, but I couldn't care less if another pageant girl did. It's completely their decision on what they want to compete in. It is our choice that we will stick to the local pageant circuit. As someone posted earlier, little girls LOVE playing dress up. They love to play in makeup and they love to have their hair curled and they love to put on beautiful sparkly dresses. If they love to do that and they feel comfortable walking on a stage, why not let them walk on that stage as a hobby and learn some good life lessons while doing it??
Yes, I get that there are probably some mothers or fathers out there that do want to live through their children OR they do take it to the extreme, but what people need to realize is that comes with every aspect of life and not just pageants. So, there is no reason to stereotype every single parent that decides to put their child in a pageant.

Think about this, Ashlen Batson will competing tomorrow night for Miss America. Ashlen is currently Miss Arkansas. For those of you that do not know, Ashlen is from Newark. I know this is a Jonesboro forum and not Newark, but Ashlen is a hometown girl. She is just as good as a person that you could ever meet. I have known her for years. This is a very small town and we all know each other. Ashlen graduated from Newark High School (before it became Cedar Ridge), she was the Valedictorian, she continued her education at UCA where she is currently enrolled in the Master's program (if I am not mistaken, could be the doctorate program) Anyhow, just ask her how much money she has earned in scholarships by competing in pageants?? Ask her about the scholarship program!! Ask her just how much of her personal money has she had to put toward her college education. Ashlen is going to be a Speech Pathologist. Ashlen is a pageant girl. Do you honestly believe that if Ashlen Batson's momma was has horrible as the people on these threads make pageant mommas out to be that her daughter would be competing in Miss America tomorrow night?
Opinions unlimited

Lake Charles, LA

#27 Jan 24, 2009
guest wrote:
Does anyone know of a good pageant coach around here. I have a 2 year old that we are getting ready to start pageants. Also does anyone know of anyone that makes pageant wear?
Hey, Everybody! Read this post again and you will see that the lady just asked if there are pageant coaches in the area...not for your personal opinion on pageants.

Dr. Debbie Turner, first black girl ever to reign as Miss America, was raised in Jonesboro by a wonderful, loving single mother and was coached for pageants by Sylvia Richards who taught at ASU. Debbie attended college in Missouri and won the state pageant there making her eligible for the Miss America pageant. She won several local pageants and entered the Miss Arkansas pageant but at that time the Arkansas judges were too small minded to acknowledge the true inner and outer beauty of this very talented black girl, so Missouri got credit for having a winner. Our loss!

A guy from Lake City who also designed for Loretta Lynn and some other stars designed her pageant dresses. They were gorgeous and I bought a couple of them from her mom for my daughter. That's been 20 years ago and I can't remember his name but Shelley Kelley at Clark's Bridal could tell you, or would know who might make the pageant wear for you. She worked with him at that time at a shop on E. Nettleton.

These are just facts, not opinions. I'm not suggesting that anyone should or should not allow their children to enter pageants. I'm just suggesting that if you do, do it right.
libertyandjustic e

Iowa, LA

#28 Jan 24, 2009
mee wrote:
There is a place in Lepanto,Arkansas called Etta,s that makes and sells dresses for that,she is very good.
Etta's is no longer in Lepanto, Rebecca moved to Lake City and it is now called "Designs by Becky"...very nice store and DEFINITELY the best place for pageant dresses!

Los Angeles, CA

#29 Apr 20, 2009
Guest wrote:
I know of one. It's called keep her at home and STOP exploiding your child
go back to school or use your spell check. stop pointing fingers while you're at it.

Lake Charles, LA

#30 Apr 20, 2009
guest wrote:
It's sad to see these small kids being pushed into these pagents, their mothers wanting to live through them. Let kids be kids
And Dad's pushing their kids into sports is any different?! Oh, don't have any kids. lol Go start your own post!

Bellevue, WA

#31 Oct 4, 2009
There is a good book about kids doing pageants and pageant moms that explains the difference between natural and glitz pageants for children. Its on Amazon called Ultimate Kids Pageant Notebook.

Ruston, LA

#33 Jan 29, 2010
pageant coach wrote:
I am a coach for the TKO's and I would love to coach your 2 year old! I am located in Jonesboro! You can email me at [email protected]
Would you be interested in coaching my 5 year old? She just got into pageants about three months ago.

United States

#34 Jan 29, 2010
skittles wrote:
Brooke Boyd Golden is great. You can prob contact her through Christie Mcneil Dance Studio. She is wonderful! I highly recommend her!
Brooke is sweet and she is fine if you only want to do local stuff. If you want to go to state or nationals use TKO.

Since: Jan 10

United States

#36 Jan 29, 2010
Some people should just keep their mouths shut. My daughter was in her first pageant at 3. I asked her and she said, "Do I get to wear a pretty dress?" She won the pageant. She has also won every pageant she has been in since then....and every year since then, she has asked, "When do I get to be in another pageant and wear another pretty dress?" I don't think I am pushing her into it in any way, shape or form.(As for her winning every pageant...when we get into the car the last time, she asked, "Momma did I win this pageant?" She doesn't care...she just has fun. If you don't have anything nice to say...keep it to yourself.

Sherwood, AR

#37 Feb 17, 2010
mom wrote:
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Brooke is sweet and she is fine if you only want to do local stuff. If you want to go to state or nationals use TKO.
what is tko?

Georgetown, TX

#38 Feb 17, 2010
guest wrote:
Does anyone know of a good pageant coach around here. I have a 2 year old that we are getting ready to start pageants. Also does anyone know of anyone that makes pageant wear?
Hi. I am a photographer here in Jonesboro. I am opening a new studio and would love for you to consider me for your portfolio photos and head shots. you can contact me at [email protected]
pageant grrrll

Norcross, GA

#39 Feb 19, 2010
Are there any pageant coaches in my area? I live in Atlanta, ga
pageant grrrll

Norcross, GA

#40 Feb 19, 2010
Are there any pageant coaches in Atlanta,ga?

Mountain Home, AR

#41 Feb 19, 2010
pageant grrrll wrote:
Are there any pageant coaches in Atlanta,ga?
Are you sure you didn't mean to post in the Jonesboro, GA forums instead of the Jonesboro, AR forums?

Oklahoma City, OK

#42 Mar 12, 2010
I notice the only people who ever have a negative thing to say about the pageants are the people who have never been involved in them. It's like Elton John giving boxing advice to Muhamed Ali. Mind your business. This is like a sorority. and trust me as you get older it's good to have your sisters!

Anna, TX

#43 Mar 13, 2010
i know this is a dated thread, but locate angee jones. look her up on facebook. she's tops i hear and have had an awesome winning streak lately.
My coach rocks

Jonesboro, AR

#44 Mar 15, 2010
We love our pageant coach! My daughter thinks she hung the moon and will go the extra mile to make it the best for her when she gets frustrated with me at making the same suggestions. She is sooo good with my daughter.
Blah blah

Blytheville, AR

#45 Mar 15, 2010
guest wrote:
Pageant moms are on the same level as those type of parents at kid sport's games who get all worked up and live through their child.
Dont think so,im a mother thats gets worked up but i would never push my child into anything that he didnt want to do as far as sports.Having to coach your child to be in a pageant is stupid,beauty is natural.Ive won many pageants and was never coached,i won with true beauty not fake.

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