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Achieving Excellence in Pageant Production
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Pageants have come a long way in recent years and directors everywhere are working hard to advance pageantry forward as a competitive hobby/sport. Under the direction of John Vannatta, VANBROS and Associates Inc. has established a reputation of excellence within both the Miss USA and Mrs. United States pageant systems. Join Valerie as she talks with John about how pageantry has evolved over the last ten years, what it takes to produce a quality pageant, and what sets contestants apart in both the interview room and on stage. If you’re a pageant contestant or a pageant director you won’t want to miss this episode!
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Pageant Talk Radio - Inside VANBROS
John tells Valerie the stories behind his early pageant directing career, the founding of VANBROS, and their early pageants. We then go behind the scenes to find out how he manages to stay on top of all the details, and coordinate all of these events.
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Pageant Talk Radio - Advice from VANBROS
John talks about VANBROS expansion into the Mrs. Division with the Mrs. United States pageant, how they develop such a strong relationship with their contestants, and has some tips and advice for other pageant directors. We also hear from some of his current and former title holders - Mrs. Arkansas 2009 Kim Forsyth, Mrs. Tennessee 2009 Nikki Peterson, and Mrs. Missouri 2008 Adrian Caruso.
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Pageant Talk Radio - Valerie's Commentary
Valerie closes the show by discussing some important topics she is advocating this year- judges selection, judges orientation, and scoring.
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