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The Pageant Junkies Podcast is your top source for positive pageant commentary regarding the Miss America Organization and Miss America's Outstanding Teen. Every week, Founding Junkie Carrie Lakey, brings you tips, tools, and interviews to help you take the crown.

The Pageant Junkies Podcast is your top source for positive pageant commentary regarding the Miss America Organization and Miss America's Outstanding Teen. Every week, Founding Junkie Carrie Lakey, brings you tips, tools, and interviews to help you take the crown.
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The Pageant Junkies Podcast is your top source for positive pageant commentary regarding the Miss America Organization and Miss America's Outstanding Teen. Every week, Founding Junkie Carrie Lakey, brings you tips, tools, and interviews to help you take the crown.

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Episodes

Calling All "Revolutionariez"

8/9/2018
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Don't worry - The Pageant Junkies Podcast isn't going anywhere... However, Founding Junkie Carrie Cox is starting a brand new movement - And we thought you might wanna know about it! At Feminine Revolutionz, we believe your life works best when you lean into exactly what you want. Further – we believe smart, capable women can still be lovely, and dare I say, attractive. In fact, we believe your life comes into greater alignment when you pursue both! You don’t have to settle – and you...

Duration:00:21:31

Victoria Humphrey - Miss National Sweetheart 2016

6/27/2017
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Wanna know the REAL inside scoop as to what happens during the National Sweetheart Pageant? Today, the reigning Miss National Sweetheart Victoria Humphrey, gives you the FULL rundown - From casseroles and carnival rides... to Chick-Fil-A. Oh - And there's a pageant that takes place too - lol! Enjoy this special "resurrection edition" of the Pageant Junkies Podcast with Victoria Humphrey :)

Duration:00:30:49

Laura Rutledge - Miss Florida 2012

5/23/2017
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Miss Florida 2012 Laura Rutledge, will be sitting alongside the likes of Tim Tebow when college football season rolls around next Fall... As the new host of SEC Nation, Laura is certainly a rising star within the ranks of ESPN - Which is why we were THRILLED to snag this interview with her two and a half years ago! Laura is humble and super authentic - Plus, she offers some simple, practical advice for ladies getting ready to compete at their state pageants in a matter of weeks! Don't miss...

Duration:00:25:23

Meridith Gould - Miss Minnesota USA 2017

5/16/2017
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If you think Meridith Gould's recent success at Miss USA was an over-night phenomenon, you should hear about all the years of hard work she put in, starting in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen program! Meridith's pageant journey is incredible - and in honor of her 2nd Runner Up finish at Miss USA this past weekend, we're thrilled to re-post her interview recorded back in June of 2015! Meridith Gould, had a hard time winning her Outstanding Teen title – and a not-so-hard time winning...

Duration:00:24:38

Mackenzie Bart, Miss Ohio 2014

4/25/2017
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She finished as a Preliminary Talent winner and a Top 10 finalist at Miss America - And now this former Miss Ohio is headed down to the shores of sunny south Florida, pursuing her passion and following her dreams of becoming a full-time meteorologist! Enjoy this interview from 2014 with Mackenzie Bart, Miss Ohio 2014! If we could dub anyone as “Spunk Personified” – it’s Miss Ohio 2014, Mackenzie Bart! In today’s podcast, you’ll learn about Mackenzie’s incredible work ethic and how she...

Duration:00:15:03

Jasmine Murray, Miss Mississippi 2014

2/7/2017
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Nobody can deny her talent - But Miss Mississippi 2014 Jasmine Murray, also has an undeniable faith! We asked Jasmine about her faith during one of the first podcasts we ever recorded way back in 2014 - And now, her first single called "Fearless" is currently climbing the Christian music charts! I suspect this isn't the last we'll hear from Jasmine, which is exactly why we thought we'd re-post this podcast! Enjoy!

Duration:00:29:30

Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Ali Rogers, Miss SC 2012

12/20/2016
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And now... After 3 months and 12 amazing podcasts - The most popular podcast in Pageant Junkies history belongs to... Ali Rogers, 1st Runner Up at Miss America and Miss South Carolina 2012! Ali's stunning beauty is only surpassed by her magnetic personality - Which is exactly why nearly 2000 Junkies have downloaded this interview! It's one of the best - ENJOY!!! She was near perfection on the pageant stage - but believe it or not, Miss South Carolina 2012 Ali Rogers, never thought of...

Duration:00:16:26

Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Betty Thompson, Miss OK 2011

12/13/2016
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After listening to this interview again, I'm reminded that a successful pageant career is all about the right perspective. Oh - and it helps to have a meddling brother too :) Enjoy the "1st RU Podcast" - aka, the 2nd most popular podcast in Pageant Junkies history - from none other than Betty Thompson, Miss Oklahoma 2011... She’s short, she has an unusual platform and a non-traditional talent. And despite all of this – Miss Oklahoma 2011, Betty Thompson went on to finish as the 1st Runner...

Duration:00:20:32

Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011

12/6/2016
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Even though she was Miss America 2011, she’s STILL under the age limit to compete today! And during today’s podcast, Teresa Scanlan opens up about her age – and the significant challenges she faced as a 17 year old Miss America – on the 3rd most popular podcast in Pageant Junkies History… Today – We chat with none other than Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan!!! Teresa generously shares her whole pageant story… The good, the bad, and the ugly! But besides her amazing journey to the crown,...

Duration:00:42:06

Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Taylor Wiebers, Miss IA 2015

12/2/2016
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Honestly, I can't begin to describe today's podcast - It simply has to be heard. Enjoy our "3rd Runner Up" interview (the 4th most popular podcast of all time), from Taylor Wiebers, Miss Iowa 2015. She’s the first Double Preliminary Winner at Miss America in 15 years (FIFTEEN YEARS SHE SCREAMS!!!)… And today, Miss Iowa 2015, Taylor Wiebers, shares her whole pageant story – including the moment when she realized she wasn’t advancing to the Top 10. Every Junkie on the planet should hear...

Duration:00:28:28

Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Taylor Wiebers, Miss IA 2015

11/22/2016
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Honestly, I can't begin to describe today's podcast - It simply has to be heard. Enjoy our "3rd Runner Up" interview (the 4th most popular podcast of all time), from Taylor Wiebers, Miss Iowa 2015. She’s the first Double Preliminary Winner at Miss America in 15 years (FIFTEEN YEARS SHE SCREAMS!!!)… And today, Miss Iowa 2015, Taylor Wiebers, shares her whole pageant story – including the moment when she realized she wasn’t advancing to the Top 10. Every Junkie on the planet should hear...

Duration:00:28:28

Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Hannah Robison, Miss TN 2015

11/15/2016
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Here we are! It's time to name our Top 5 Most Popular Pageant Junkies Podcasts!!! Coming in as the "4th Runner Up" is none other than the amazing Hannah Robison, Miss Tennessee 2015... Hannah Robison is a walking example of how being yourself is truly “enough”. She’s the first Miss TN in 7 years who wasn't blonde – and the first Miss TN in 14 years who wasn't a vocalist! How did she stick to her guns and refuse to change who she was, with so much going against her? Trust me - There's...

Duration:00:19:55

Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Meg McGuffin, Miss AL 2015

11/8/2016
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I find it absolutely fitting that on Election Day, our 6th most popular podcast belongs to Meg McGuffin, Miss Alabama 2015! Fitting, because you may remember a little comment she made about Donald Trump during her on-stage questions at Miss America... But just for the record - Today's interview isn't about politics at all... Talk about ups and downs… Meg McGuffin quickly became Miss AL’s Outstanding Teen, but then it took her THREE YEARS just to win a local pageant, in order to compete at...

Duration:00:27:06

Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Katie Stam Irk, Miss America 2009

11/1/2016
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She just gave birth to her 3rd child last night (not kidding) - Which means it's perfect timing to re-release her interview as the 7th most listened-to podcast in Junkie history! Miss America 2009, Katie Stam will always be one of our favorites because she is so darn authentic... We hope you enjoy this interview while Katie enjoys being a mom to her new baby boy... (Congrats Katie!) For our 100th podcast, we’re crazy, over-the-moon excited to talk to Katie Stam Irk, Miss America 2009!!! In...

Duration:00:36:04

Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Megan Ervin, Miss IL 2012

10/25/2016
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One of our first podcasts released in 2016, Megan Ervin's interview comes in at #8 on our Top 12 Podcasts of All Time... It's almost a mini-tutorial of how to win your state title - Which is exactly why it's been so popular! Enjoy! If you need a little motivation to kick yourself into gear for 2016, look no further than today’s interview with Megan Ervin, Miss Illinois 2012! This lady is DRIVEN – and Megan offers several tips and tools to help any young woman interested in competing on...

Duration:00:25:22

Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Autumn Simunek, Miss SD 2015

10/18/2016
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You might be surprised to see Autumn Simunek's podcast at #9 on our all-time best list, but we're not! Autumn's reminder to "Own your story" is HUGE - And this interview from February 2nd, 2016 will encourage you more than you know... Five times competing at Miss South Dakota. Getting honest about her past. Discovering a new angle which brought new life to her platform. Trust me, if you’re competing in pageantry, you will be inspired by what Miss South Dakota 2015, Autumn Simunek had to...

Duration:00:16:51

Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Bree Boyce, Miss SC 2011

10/11/2016
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Coming in at #10 on our list of the Pageant Junkies "Top 12 Podcasts of All Time" is Miss South Carolina 2011, Bree Boyce! Originally released on July 7th, 2015, Bree's interview is super eye-opening, and her Top 12 finish at Miss America is something Junkies will never forget... Today, Bree Boyce is known as “that pageant queen” who lost 112 pounds on her way to Miss America. But what’s not well-known, is that Bree also suffered from anorexia during her year as Miss South Carolina 2011....

Duration:00:35:30

Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Ashton Campbell, Miss AR 2014

10/4/2016
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Today we continue our "Pageant Junkies Top 12 Podcasts of All Time" - Coming in at #11, and originally published on February 26th, 2015 - it's Miss Arkansas 2014 and 2nd Runner Up at Miss America - Ashton Campbell! She tells us she hasn’t even seen her own Miss America interview yet – but in today’s Pageant Junkies Podcast, it’s easy to see why Ashton Campbell, Miss Arkansas 2014 was named the 2nd Runner Up at Miss America. We see “Purpose” and “Gratitude” all over her – and those 2...

Duration:00:26:50

Top 12 Podcasts of All Time - Leighton Jordan, Miss GA 2012

9/27/2016
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Between now and the end of the year, we're posting our Top 12 most downloaded podcasts of all time! It's a great way to listen for the first time - or catch an awesome interview you may have missed (plus, it's kind of funny to hear how the podcast has evolved over the last 2 years)! Today, we're kicking things off with podcast #12... Originally released on May 7th, 2015, it's Leighton Jordan, Miss Georgia 2012! “I’m ready to stop living ashamed. I’m ready to stop living in this dark circle...

Duration:00:24:19

#145: Miss America 2017 Wrap-Up Podcast

9/15/2016
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Whew! Thanks for your patience - Here's our full summary of our experience from Miss America 2017! Inside today's episode you'll hear LOTS of name dropping taking place - and there's also a special announcement at the end for all of you die-hard Junkies out there... :)

Duration:00:27:01