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Here comes Miss USA®!
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It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to start the count down for the crowning of the next Miss USA®! Every year smart, motivated, beautiful women from all across the country come together to make new friends, experience the glamour of pageant competition, and compete for a title than can change your life.

Join Valerie as she talks with Miss Kansas USA, Audrey Banach, Miss Nebraska USA, Amanda Soltero and Miss Arkansas USA, Helen Wisner about the upcoming pageant competition. They’ll share what they’re doing to impress the judges and what you can do to walk away with top scores at your next pageant. It’s going to be an informative and inspiring episode that you won’t want to miss!


Episode Segments:
 
Pageant Talk Radio: Miss Kansas USA Audrey Banach

Miss Kansas USA Audrey Banach dishes on her motivation for competing in pageants, and about her work with Autism Speaks.
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Pageant Talk Radio: Miss Nebraska USA Amanda Soltero

Miss Nebraska USA Amanda Soltero talks about her track record of winning pageants on the first try, and shares her winning tips so you too can start bringing home the bling!
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Pageant Talk Radio: Miss Arkansas USA Helen Wisner

Miss Arkansas USA Helen Wisner is s seriously smart contestant! She shares her unique perspective on what pageant competition is all about.
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Who would have thought that in 1952, a local "bathing beauty" competition spearheaded by Catalina Swimwear in Long Beach, CA would transform into an international annual tradition with countless young women around the world vying to become a part of Miss Universe history?


Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Audrey Banach
Audrey is a senior at Kansas State University. She enjoys cooking, cross fit, spinning, horseback riding, and spending time with friends and family. Her community and charity involvement include Autism Speaks and Warriors for Ross. Audrey hopes through charity and philanthropy to raise awareness for all causes that are important to the state of Kansas.

Miss Kansas USA website


Audrey on Twitter

 
Amanda Soltero
Amanda is a senior at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She enjoys yoga and spending time with friends and family. Her community and charity involvement include Sammy's Superheroes, Warriors for Ross, and Relay For Life. Amanda hopes to continue her charity work, mentoring with Sammy's Superheros and looks forward to making the state of Nebraska proud at Miss USA!

Miss Nebraska USA website


Amanda on Twitter

 
Helen Wisner
Helen is a graduate of The University of Arkansas with Bachelor's of Arts and Master's of Arts degrees in Communication. She is currently a speech teacher at Shiloh Christian School and enjoys long distance running, golfing, working out, hiking, and playing "old school" N64 video games. Her community and charity involvement include: adoption, foster care, and Warriors for Ross. Helen hopes be a positive role model for the young women of Arkansas, a motivational speaker for charities, and advance to the finals at Miss USA!

Miss Arkansas USA website


Helen on Twitter