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Contestant to Co-host: Claudia Jordan
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Claudia Jordan was Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 1990 as well as Miss Rhode Island USA 1997 and competed at Miss USA 1997 where she was the first Miss Rhode Island USA to place in the Top Ten in 45 years! Claudia has brought the same dedication and focus that helped her become a pageant winner to her entertainment career. She has appeared on Celebrity Apprentice , is currently one of the suitcase models on Deal or No Deal , and will be co-hosting the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant live from the Bahamas. Join Valerie as she talks with Claudia about her path from contestant to co-host and how you can follow the same steps to create pageant fab success in your own life!
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Claudia Jordan Part One
Valerie talks to Claudia about her impressive bio, and how she made the transition from student athlete to pageant contestant, and from pageants to the world of LA Stardom. Claudia also talks about the differences between the Teen and Miss Divisions, and why you should be proud to have pageants on your personal bio.
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Claudia Jordan Part Two
Claudia tells us how she landed a spot on the Celebrity Apprentice, and how that led to her co-hosting duties on this year's Miss Universe Pageant. She also talks about her radio show, Deal or No Deal, and how she manages to balance such a busy schedule. She also has some advice for contestants looking to transition from pageantry into modeling.
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Ask Valerie!
You can find pageant skills in the strangest places... including a wedding. Valerie explains, and also has advice on getting your gown scores up, doing your own makeup, and if you can make that short hairstyle work.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Claudia Jordan
Born and raised in East Providence, Rhode Island, Claudia is a former Barker Beauty on The Price is Right and has appeared on The Best Damn Sports Show as a special correspondent. She was a track and field All-American and represented Rhode Island in the 1997 Miss USA Pageant. Claudia has appeared in the Al Pacino movie Simone as well as CBS\'s The Bold and the Beautiful, One on One on UPN and WB\'s Jack and Jill. As an aspiring NFL sports reporter, Claudia co-hosted a week long radio show live from the Super Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida. Claudia has been a reporter for The Providence American Newspaper in Providence, RI and has hosted several television shows such as Livin\' Large (NBC) and Fox Sports 54321. She also appeared on the second season of the Celebrity Apprentice (NBC), and is currently a model on the US version of \"Deal or No Deal, and one of the co-hosts on the Jamie Foxx Sirius talk radio show The Foxxhole.

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