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Miss Galaxy 2009 & Ms. Galaxy 2009
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Emphasizing beauty, style, and cultural appreciation, the Galaxy International Pageant is a personal development opportunity for women of all nations. Join Valerie as she talks with Miss Galaxy 2009, Jennifer Ruiz and Ms. Galaxy 2009, Laura Buhmann about their experiences during this last year as titleholders. Theyll talk about their winning moment, the highlights of their year, and what its going to take for contestants who want to become this years reigning queen. If youre a contestant or a fan, you wont want to miss this episode!
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Tips for the Upcoming Miss Galaxy Competition
Valerie is joined by Jennifer Ruiz, Miss Galaxy 2009, and Laura Buhmann, Ms. Galaxy 2009. Laura and Jennifer share tips on how to prepare for the Miss Galaxy competition, and about their paths to their respective Galaxy International crowns. Laura talks about how her teaching experience prepared her for the interview competition and Jennifer discusses her specific training program for the swimsuit competition at the pageant.
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Evening Gown tips from Jennifer Ruiz and Laura Buhmann
Jennifer and Laura offer their insight into how contestants can prepare for the evening gown competition and how they chose their fashion wear wardrobe for the pageant. Both queens also share their thoughts about the importance of working the runway during the fashion wear competition. Additionally, Jennifer discusses details about her hair and make-up during the pageant.
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Ask Valerie!
In this edition of the Q & A, The Pageant Coach answers questions about choosing a wardrobe for the pageant interview, summer prep for a Fall pageant, and being ready for your first pageant. Valerie also discusses her relaxing Memorial Day weekend and what she did that can help you relax and rejuvenate too!
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Emphasizing beauty, style, and cultural appreciation, the Galaxy International Pageant® is a personal development opportunity for women of all nations.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Laura Buhmann
Laura Buhmann, Ms. Galaxy International 2009, comes from Elgin, a northwest suburb of Chicago. Laura is a graduate of National-Louis University with a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education. She graduated with honors and was an active member of Kappa Delta Pi-a National Honors Society for educators. She is also a graduate of Saint Xavier University where she earned a Masters Degree in Teaching and leadership.



 
Jennifer Ruiz
Jennifer Ruiz is a Texas Native! She was born and raised in Mission, TX, deep in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley. She grew up in the small city of Mission. While in high school, Jennifer served as National Honor Society President, Varsity Head Cheerleader, Student Council Treasurer, not to mention, ranking 3rd in her graduating class of 750 students. After graduating high school with over 35 college hours, she moved to the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, TX. She attended the University of Texas at Austin on a Presidential Scholarship. She was a part of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Young Global Leadership Council, as well as Mu Espilon Theta Catholic Sorority. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Studies with a major in Corporate Communications, Jennifer decided to stay in Austin and attend the State Theatre School of Acting, where she studied Improv and Acting Fundamentals.