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Are You Pretty Smart?
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While people outside the pageant community often think that beauty queens are beautiful girls without any substance, we all know that beauty queens are actually pretty darn smart! Join Valerie as she talks with author Penny Pearlman , about her new book, Pretty Smart: Lessons from our Miss Americas . Penny will talk about her own perceptions of the pageant community and how that changed and why she wrote the book. Joining us for the show will also be former Miss Americas Phyllis George, Heather French , and more! If youre a contestant or a beauty queen wanna-be you wont want to miss your opportunity to learn how to be pretty smart!
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"Pretty Smart: Lessons From Our Miss Americas"
Penny Pearlman joins the show today to discuss her book, "Pretty Smart: Lessons From Our Miss Americas." Penny talks about how she gathered the interviews featured in the book. She also describes many of her favorite anecdotes from those interviews.
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Phyllis George talks about life after Miss America
Phyllis George, Miss America 1971, joins the show to discuss her many endeavors since winning the crown. This includes her pioneering role with CBS Sports as an NFL reporter. She also talks about the life skills learned from being a part of The Miss America program.
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Heather French Henry's entry into fashion design
Former Miss America Heather French Henry joins the show to discuss her current passion, fashion design. She talks about how she has pursued her interest in design after winning the Miss America crown in 2000. Also, she speaks about her charity work with The Heather French Foundation for Veterans.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Phyllis George
Phyllis is a former Miss Texas and Miss America of 1971. George became the first pioneer female sportscaster in America co-anchoring the popular Emmy Award winning "NFL Today Show" on CBS with Brent Musberger and Irv Cross from 1975-1984. She also co-hosted three Super Bowl broadcasts and six Rose Bowl Parades in Pasadena, California. She was the first female co-host of "Candid Camera". In 1985 she became the co-anchor of the "CBS Morning News" broadcast once again interviewing some of the great newsmakers in the world. Ms. George created and hosted her own prime-time show on TNN called "Spotlight With Phyllis George”. She had another first when she became the first woman to found her own chicken company – Chicken by George. While raising her young children she started the company in the kitchen at her historic home – Cave Hill Place - in Lexington, Kentucky. Chicken by George is now a division of Hormel Foods – a 3.5 billion dollar company. George is also an accomplished author of 4 books. George recently had her first acting role as Linda Banks in the huge hit “Meet The Parents,” a comedy starring Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller. Phyllis has just been named one of the “Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World”. She was also recently named one of the “50 Greatest Women in Radio & Television” by American Women in Radio & TV. She will be featured in their new book “Making Waves: The 50 Greatest Women in Radio & TV” due out in October.



 
Penny Pearlman
Penny Pearlman, author of Pretty Smart: Lessons from our Miss Americas, is an accomplished business consultant, seminar leader and motivational speaker who helps individuals and organizations succeed in challenging times. Her left and right brain work equally well as she a BA in fine art and a Master of Business Administration. She lives in Westport, CT with her husband and two cats.

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While people outside the pageant community often think that beauty queens are beautiful girls without any substance, we all know that beauty queens are actually pretty darn smart! Join Valerie as she talks with author Penny Pearlman , about her new book, Pretty Smart: Lessons from our Miss Americas . Penny will talk about her own perceptions of the pageant community and how that changed and why she wrote the book. Joining us for the show will also be former Miss Americas Phyllis George, Heather French , and more! If youre a contestant or a beauty queen wanna-be you wont want to miss your opportunity to learn how to be pretty smart!