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Pageantry may have changed over the last four decades, but the one thing that remains constant is the impact the Dunn family continues to have on every aspect of the pageant community. Join Valerie as she talks with Pageantry Magazine CEO Carl Dunn about his humble “back stage” beginnings and what it’s like to run the #1 most recognized pageant publication in the world. Learn about the roots of pageantry’s most recognized family and hear whether or not Carl thinks pageantry will change or remain the same in the future. If you’re a true pageant fan and just love to be “in the know”, then you won’t want to miss this episode!
Episode Segments:
Pageant Talk Radio: Pageantry Mag's Carl Dunn
In part one, we learn about Carl’s pageant background, and the legacy of the Dunn Family in the pageant industry. He talks about the magazine’s humble beginnings as a newsletter, and how it evolved into what it is today.
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Pageant Talk Radio: The State of Pageantry
In part two, Carl and Valerie look at the current state of the pageant industry, the move of Miss America to ABC, and the Miss USA versus Miss America debate. We also get Carl’s thoughts on where pageantry is now, and where it is headed in the future.
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Pageant Talk Radio: Ask Valerie!
In this week’s edition of the Q & A, learn what type of talent you should use for a Miss USA prelim, what some directors discourage the use of a coach, and when you should consider doing a practice pageant.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Carl Dunn
Carl is the CEO of Pageantry, Talent, and Entertainment Services, Inc., publisher of both Pageantry, featured in the blockbuster film Miss Congeniality, and PromTime magazines Carl has been a featured industry expert for HBO, the E channel, The New York Times, and the BBC. An industry veteran, Carl has produced countless local, state, and international events. Pageantry, distributed nationally and internationally for 32 years, is the leading industry publication for the beauty, fashion, and modeling industries and covers such recognizable events as the Miss Universe Organization, the Miss America Organization, the International Modeling and Talent Association as well as supporting the major fashion markets of Atlanta, Dallas, and Chicago. Pageantry also promotes the nation's largest competitions for supplying new talent to the entertainment industry through the premier modeling and talent conventions held in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New York City. PromTime, an annual spring publication, produces the nation's largest on-site photo shoot for social occasion fashions featuring the leading designers of pageant, prom, and evening wear. Together, the print publications and the top rated online extensions of the publication,,, the Pageantry Online Fashion Boutique, the Pageantry PodCast, and three social media sites and fan pages showcase the Glamour Lifestyle industry to a worldwide audience.

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