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Miss Universe 2008 Recap Show
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Of course, one of the biggest pageant events during any year is the Miss Universe pageant. And who can watch a pageant that exciting without critiquing the contestants and picking out a personal favorite to wear the Official MIKIMOTO Crown? Join us on Pageant Talk Radio as Valerie Hayes, The Pageant Coach, Pageantry magazine correspondent J.J. Smith, and Andrea Patrick Forte, CEO/Founder of Patrick Talent agency dish about this years pageant and the contestants! This is a show for the pageant judge in all of us!
Episode Segments:
A Look Back at Miss Universe 2008
Valerie, Andrea and JJ give their thoughts on the host nation of Vietnam, the show production, the hosts, and the performances. They also reveal their Top 5 in the swimsuit competition and their favorite country costumes.
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More on Miss Universe 2008
Valerie, Andrea and JJ reveal their faves (and LEAST faves) from the Evening Gown competition. Plus- who they thought was the most overlooked contestant, and who gave their favorite on-stage interview.
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Ask Valerie!
During your interview, should you wear an open toe, or closed toe shoe? Valerie has the answer to that, as well as advice on becoming a pageant coach and the best way to handle your evening gown on the plane. Plus - Crystle Stewart knows how to handle herself after a stumble, and you can learn a lot from that.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
J.J. Smith
J.J. Smith has interviewed, photographed, and written feature articles about contestants and winners of many pageants. Delegates from all over the world and the 50 states, ranging from international titleholders to pageant celebrities and models, have been the subjects of his features. As an experienced pageant judge, J.J. has judged on the local, state, national, and international levels. He has also participated in numerous theater productions and is the recipient of many public-speaking awards, including the prestigious Veterans of Foreign Wars\\\' \\\"Voice of Democracy\\\" National Scholarship Award.

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Andrea Patrick Forte

Andrea Patrick Forte is not only the CEO/Owner of one the world's most enduring and service-oriented modeling agencies, but she embodies everything her models represents. She is one of the only titleholders to capture the crown in both systems being named Miss Pennsylvania-USA in 1980 and Miss West Virginia America in 1983. Andrea has been working in the modeling and fashion industry for more than half her life and continues to keep her focus in the entertainment industry. This former model turned entrepreneur has appeared in Beverly Hills 213, LA Style, Whirl Magazine, Corridor Magazine, Star Magazine, Four Points Magazine, Pittsburgh Magazine and on several Covers and appeared in People Magazine with her husband, 50's icon, Fabian in their Most Beautiful Wedding Issue. Andrea is a former Director of Fashion and Beauty of an international magazine and her style has graced the pages of Pittsburgh Magazine as one of Pittsburgh"s 25 Most Beautiful People and her unique sense of fashion from red carpet events to everyday life has inspired those around her. In 2007, she founded and created her own line of inspirational statement apparel/product line that raises money for charity called Once Upon A Dream. Her experience as a Modeling Advice Columnist, Fashion Columnist, Clothing Designer and Published Writer inspired Andrea to publish her own magazine. Andrea Patrick Forte says what matters now at yet another crossroads in her life is not the resume she has compiled throughout her career but the beliefs she holds. Andrea is just taking the next step on her most remarkable journey she likes to call her Inspiration for Life and the name of it is Gladys Magazine.

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