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Rock Your Swimsuit Competition!
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It’s that time of year again when contestants everywhere are getting ready to rock the runway in their best pageant swimsuit and nude strappy heels! But if you’re working on a limited budget what’s the best investment of your pageant dollars? Join Valerie as she talks with Collage Video’s Co-owner, Jill Ross about how you can get a perfect 10 in fitness by doing video workouts that won’t make a huge dent in your pageant budget. Then Valerie will talk with Allyce King, founder of Allyce King Swim, about the four C’s of selecting your competition swimsuit. And for the finishing touches to your competition look Valerie will talk with Laine Berry, owner of The Royal We and Mrs. International 2008, about the dos and don’ts of swimsuit accessories. We’ll cover everything you need to know to be 100 percent swimsuit ready on this episode of Pageant Talk Radio!

Photos courtesy of Allyce King Designs
Episode Segments:
Pageant Talk Radio: Collage Video’s Jill Ross

Before you step out on stage in that swimsuit, you better make sure that bod is in pageant fab shape. And Collage Video has the fitness video collection to help you do it. Jill gives us some info on the evolution of the fitness video, and gives us a peek inside their catalogue to help you find the right workout to slim, shape and tighten that body.
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Pageant Talk Radio: Designer Allyce King

No matter what your body type, Allyce King, founder of Allyce King Swim has a suit that can make you look fab. She reveals her four C’s of selecting your competition swimsuit to help you wow the judges, and land that top score.
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Pageant Talk Radio: The Royal We’s Laine Berry

You’ve got the body toned, and the perfect swimsuit. Now you need to complete the look. And the always fabulous Laine Berry is back on Pageant Talk Radio to help you do it! We talk jewelry, shoes, padding, and more!
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Links to Related Websites:
The Royal We
The Royal We - pageant dresses, prom dresses, pageant gowns, dresses for all occasions from the premier gown retail outlet in America.

Allyce King Designs
Custom Pageant Swimwear designer. We create custom pageant swimwear for Miss USA, Miss America, Miss United States, Miss Teen USA, and Miss Hooters International contestants, as well as models for photoshoots!

Collage Video
Instructional and follow-along videos specializing in exercise, from aerobics to Pilates to yoga.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Jill Ross
Jill is Co-owner of Collage Video. For 25 years, she has been bringing Collage Video’s Guide to Exercise Videos to consumers, giving exercise video buyers the information they need to choose the right workouts for them.

Collage Video

Laine Berry

Since being crowned Mrs. International 2008 Laine has transitioned from pageant contestant to pageant stylist. Laine’s unique skills in creating an overall and unique client look have helped 29 of her clients claim their state level title.

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The Royal We Website

Allyce King

allyce king” style=Allyce King is the designer for the brand of her namesake, Allyce King Swim. She has created custom competition suits for contestants in several national pageant systems including Miss America, Miss USA, Mrs. America, Mrs. United States, Ms. United States, Miss Galaxy, and Miss Hooters International. A former competitor herself, Allyce studied the cuts and lines that flatter the figure, and started designing for the most intimidating part of pageant competition—fitness/swim, immediately after receiving a degree in Fashion Design and Product Development from Stephens College. Pageants were and now still are a huge part of her life, second only to her first love Paddy, Allyce’s energetic and spoiled yorkie! Allyce King Swim is designed and sewn entirely in the USA! AKS is a pageant swimwear company with specialty cut one and two-piece suits available in over 75 solid colors and many prints. Along with choice of oversized rhinestone or metal hardware and genuine hand-placed Swarovski ® crystals, clients receive a true customized competition suit from Allyce King Swim.

Allyce King Swim