Pageant Planet
Pageant Planet
Steven Roddy
Welcome to Pageant Planet's Podcast! Here you will discover everything you need to win the crown of your dreams. Each episode we interview experts in all categories (PreTeen, Teen, General) and give you the insights to help you win. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Megan Swanson: Miss Nebraska USA 2020 and Miss Nebraska 2014
Megan Swanson takes the phrase "sister queens" to a whole new level! On today's podcast, Jesse Ladoue McMullen, our Queen of Coaching, and Cara Mund, Miss America 2018, are talking all about this two time Miss Nebraska and the older half of the "Swanson Sisters."Before Megan was Miss Nebraska USA 2020, she was, well, Miss Nebraska 2014! Having represented Nebraska at both Miss America and Miss USA, Megan knows exactly how to channel her boss babe energy into her coaching clients. Do you want to represent your state on a national stage? Click here to find a pageant! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 21
28 min
How to Stay Calm at Any Pageant in the World
Whether you're a first time contestant or seasoned veteran, pageants can be intimidating! It's hard getting out of your comfort zone and being unapologetically yourself in front of a panel of judges. However, you shouldn't let any fears or nerves get to you!Staying calm. cool, and collected at your pageant can make or break your chance at the crown. That's why Jesse Ladoue McMullen, our Queen of Coaching, and Cara Mund, Miss America 2018, are here with some tips and tricks! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 14
30 min
Abena Appiah: Miss Earth Ghana 2019 and Miss Grand United States 2020
Abena Appiah's story is truly one of triumph. After enduring years of bullying, Abena pursued modeling and pageantry to grow her self-confidence. Who would have thought that she would go on to represent multiple countries at numerous international pageants, such as Miss Universe, Miss Earth, and Queen Beauty Universe. Our Queen of Coaching, Jesse Ladoue McMullen, and Miss America 2018, Cara Mund, are here to tell you all about Abena's journey to some of the most prestigious pageant stages. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 7
32 min
Guided Meditation with Pageant Planet
Everyone struggles with nerves. Whether you're trying to stay calm outside of the interview room or release tension before going on stage, our Queen of Coaching, Jesse Ladoue McMullen, has a guided meditation for you! Plug in your headphones and unplug from the world. Find a pageant to compete in: Click Here See for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 31
9 min
5 Mistakes Contestants Make on Their Paperwork
Pageant paperwork is more important than you think. More often than not, your paperwork is the first introduction the judges have to you - and we all know how important first impressions are! Our Queen of Coaching, Jesse Ladoue McMullen, and Cara Mund, Miss America 2018, are here to share 5 mistakes that contestants make on their paperwork. If you've ever been unsure about how to phrase something or what you should include, Jesse and Cara have solutions for you! Still want more help with your paperwork? Read Pageant Paperwork & Resume (Examples, Templates, and Tips)Want personalized help? Sign up as VIP for a FREE mock interview with Cara Mund! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 24
31 min
Corrine Devin: Ms International 2020
On this podcast episode, we are talking about a woman who has created one of the most elite combinations of strengths when it comes to pageantry, Corinne Devin.Corinne is well-known for winning several titles, including Ms United States 2012, Ms Galaxy 2014, Ms Earth 2018, and now International Ms. 2020. You’ll most likely find her crown trophy collection alongside a Navy uniform and a tooth mold. Corinne achieved most of these titles working for the United States Navy and while going through her Orthodontics Residency Program.Let’s dive into how Corinne has found success in pageantry on this week’s episode.You may also be interested in:Find your next pageant: Shop Pageant Dresses: How to Set Goals (And Achieve Them):  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 17
24 min
Nia Sanchez: Tae Kwon Do and Tiaras
If you follow pageants in the USA, then the name Nia Sanchez is likely to ring a bell as a former Miss USA and 1st Runner-up to Miss Universe. Before Nia Sanchez became a real life queen as Miss USA 2014, she hung out with Disney Princesses as a character actress at Disneyland Tokyo. Let’s dig a little deeper into Nia’s journey to the crown and the USA’s highest placement at Miss Universe since 2012.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 10
30 min
5 Ways To Stay Focused If Your Pageant was Postponed
This podcast covers how to stay focused if your pageant has been postponed.We saw many national and international pageants get moved from the summer to the very late fall and even in the winter to allow for more clarity of the global pandemic.However, some pageants were moved an entire year out. Imagine prepping for your pageant for months, and then being told you had to wait an entire year more.That is an incredibly long time to be preparing for a pageant, or even more staying focused enough to do so. We have 5 tips to help you stay focused if your pageant was postponed! Trying to find a pageant to compete in? Click hereShop our selection of pageant gowns here See for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 3
30 min
Haley Pontius: Miss Arkansas USA, International Junior Miss, Miss Teen International
The reigning Miss Arkansas USA 2020, Haley Pontius, is the subject of this week’s podcast. She started her journey in the pageant world at just three years old, when her mom entered her into her very first pageant. Haley is now a two time international titleholder, having won the title of Miss Teen International and International Junior Miss. This pageant pro is heading to the Miss USA 2020 stage in November. Learn her secrets to success on this week’s podcast.Is pageant prep stressing you out? Click here! See for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 27
26 min
Fig O’Reilly: From NASA to Miss Universe
Today’s podcast covers the life of Fig O’Reilly, Miss Universe Ireland 2019.  She is a model-pageant queen-engineering-NASA Datanaut. Yes, you read that right. This queen is a role model for young girls aspiring to have a STEM career. It’s no surprise she works with organizations like Girls Who Code, Women in Tech, and Science in Ireland.This accomplished young woman was also included in Pageant Planet’s Top 15 Most Influential Women in Pageantry. From her social media campaign #ReachfortheStars to her platform work, Fig is inspiring young women everywhere to reach for their dreams and get involved in STEM careers. To hear more about, Fig O’Reilly’s life story and how she’s reached the Miss Universe stage, tune in to this week’s podcast.You may also be interested in...Finding a pageant to compete in: for pageant dresses: How to Set Goals (And Achieve Them):  See for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 19
25 min
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