Affirmations for a Pageant Girl

Affirmations for a Pageant Girl

Hey, girl. You're heading into pageant season, probably feeling a huge mix of emotions -- stress, excitement, anxiety, gratitude, confidence, comparison... If you've had any range of these feelings, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You're human. The pageant life is unlike any other. It's both an incredible opportunity for personal and professional growth, but it's also a very public [...]

Miss America 2.NO

Miss America 2.NO

Miss America 2020 aired one week ago, and while social media was buzzing over the few days following, I think the dust has settled. Kind of. I'm kicking it back up again because I still have feelings. The purpose of this is simply to share my thoughts on the telecast and current state of the [...]

The Sisterhood Is Sweet

Very recently, I had one of the best experiences of my life. Like, ever. You know that feeling you get when you see someone you really missed? Or when you hug your mom after being away? Or being re-united with your best friends after years apart? Combine all of those feelings and call it the National Sweetheart Pageant.

What Is GEMS?

If you follow my social media or have watched my journey through the Miss America Organization, you've probably heard me mention something called GEMS a few times. You may already know about it, or you could be wondering, "What is GEMS?" Well, today is your lucky day, because I want to share one of my favorite [...]

How To: Pageant Hair

It's time to get fabulous! I've gotten plenty of requests to write a blog article or even post a video about how I curl my hair for pageants and appearances. I finally found a little down time to go full glam, which is definitely not an everyday process. In fact, the most exhausting part of Miss [...]

Meet Jade Strick: National American Miss Wisconsin 2015

Time to get back into blogging mode (as I sip tea from my new "blogging day" mug from my wonderful pageant director). Speaking of, there are TONS of pageant organizations out there, from Miss USA, to Miss America, to National American Miss and beyond. Each program is a little different, but they all offer so [...]