Fashion Fun: Michael Costello's Showroom

Fashion Fun: Michael Costello's Showroom

You may have seen Michael Costello's gowns on celebs like Jennifer Lopez, Olivia Culpo, Beyonce, Queen Latifah and Nikki Minaj...just to name a few. We recently ventured to his showroom in downtown L.A. to meet up with a Pageantology Girl who was picking out the perfect Miss USA 2016 gown! We had so much fun and of course documented the whole thing. Click in for the video...

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You Win Some, You Lose Some... But You LEARN!

You Win Some, You Lose Some... But You LEARN!

You may or may not know that Miss USA wasn't our first national pageant! Susie competed at Miss Teen USA in 1998 and I competed at Miss America in 2002. NEITHER of us even placed in the semi-finals. But what we learned from that, we then applied to our quests for Miss USA and it helped take us all the way! So sometimes losses aren't so bad... as long as you learn from them and are better the next time!

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A Pageantology Filled Weekend!

A Pageantology Filled Weekend!

Whew! What a fun-filled and jam-packed weekend for Pageantology! We flew from Los Angeles, CA to Columbus, Ohio and then on to St Louis, Missouri for two powerhouse workshops (our Interview Intensive and our full-day workshop) and tons of private training sessions! 

We worked with some incredible young ladies from various pageant systems, including Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America, IJM, NAM, Miss Outstanding Teen and Miss Collegiate America. Although the days were long, it's so energizing knowing we are helping to change the lives of so many young women! 

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A Letter To My Teenage Self by Tami Farrell, Miss Teen USA 2003

A Letter To My Teenage Self by Tami Farrell, Miss Teen USA 2003

Tami Farrell quickly became one of my best friends when I moved into our apartment on the upper west side of NYC.  She was Miss Teen USA 2003 and when Susie Castillo crowned me the new Miss USA, Susie moved out of the titleholder apartment she shared with Tami and Amelia Vega, Miss Universe 2003, and I moved in.

With the Miss Teen USA competition happening this weekend, we asked Tami to write a blog for us. She creatively decided to write a letter to her teenage self. This is her letter...

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