Favorite Miss Teen USA Contestant Headshots 2017


Miss USA is getting a new little sister soon! With the 2017 contestant headshots just released, we configured our Top 10 favorites to share with you! Good luck to all the gorgeous young ladies competing, we hope the next Miss Teen USA is on our list!

Arkansas Teen – Allison Tucker

Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2017

California Teen – Jaanu Patel

Miss California Teen USA 2017

Kentucky Teen – Olivia Prewitt

Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2017

Lousiana Teen – Hailey Crausby


Massachusetts Teen – Caitlyn Martin

Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2017

Pennsylvania Teen – Lauren Ann Weaver

Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2017

South Carolina Teen – Alexis Johnson

Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2017

Texas Teen – Kirby Lindley

Miss Texas Teen USA 2017

Vermont Teen – Kelsey Golonka

Miss Vermont Teen USA 2017

West Virginia Teen – Olivia Hutchison

Miss West Virginia Teen USA 2017

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2017 Miss USA Top 10 Predictions


It’s almost time to crown a new Miss USA and we couldn’t be more excited! Be sure to watch the live finale this Sunday, May 14, 2017, on FOX. After watching the 2017 Miss USA Preliminary Competition and reviewing media, we have come up with our Top 10 Predictions for the ladies we feel can take home the crown – Here they are!

Miss Louisiana USA 2017 Bethany Trahan

Bethany Trahan, Miss Louisiana USA 2017, competes on stage in her evening gown during the MISS USA® Preliminary Competition at Mandalay Bay Convention Center on May 11, 2017. The Miss USA contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss USA crown in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 8:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, May 14, from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas to see who will become Miss USA. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Miss Massachusetts USA 2017 Julia Scaparotti

Miss USA 2017

Miss Minnesota USA 2017 Meridith Gould

Miss USA 2017

Miss Nebraska USA 2017 Jasmine Fuelberth

Miss USA 2017

Miss Nevada USA 2017 Lauren York

Miss USA 2017

Miss New Hampshire USA 2017 Sarah Mousseau

Miss USA 2017

Miss North Carolina USA 2017 Katie Coble

Miss USA 2017

Miss Pennsylvania USA 2017 Cassandra Angst

Miss USA 2017

Miss South Carolina USA 2017 Megan Gordon

Miss USA 2017

Miss Tennessee USA 2017 Allee-Sutton Hethcoat

Miss USA 2017

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Favorite Miss USA Contestant Headshots 2017


Get excited! Miss USA is just around the corner and the 2017 Official Contestant Headshots were just released! Take a look at our Top 10 Favorite Miss USA Headshots for 2017. Could one of these ten beauties be our next Miss USA who will advance on to Miss Universe?? Tune in to FOX on May 14, 2017 to find out!

1. Alaska – Alyssa London


2. California – India Williams


3. Florida – Linette De Los Santos


4. Georgia – Deanna Johnson


5. Nevada – Lauren York


6. New Hampshire – Sarah Mousseau


7. New Jersey – Chhavi Verg


8. North Carolina – Katie Coble


9. Rhode Island – Kelsey Swanson


10. South Carolina – Megan Gordon


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Pageant Gown Inspiration: Golden Globes 2017


Need evening gown or fun fashion inspiration for your upcoming competition? Watch Award Shows! The Golden Globes aired last night on NBC as the stars graced the Red Carpet dressed to the nines and dined sitting alongside celebrity peers for a night to celebrate the best in film. See below our Top 15 favorite Red Carpet looks that could inspire your next competition gown!

1. Sofia Vergara


2. Emma Stone


3. Kristen Bell


4. Gillian Anderson


5. Chrissy Teigen


6. Brie Larson


7. Hailee Steinfeld


8. Janelle Monae


9. Issa Rae


10. Mandy Moore


11. Lily Collins


12. Emily Ratajkowski


13. Kristen Cavallari


14. Olivia Culpo


15. Blake Lively



Top 4 Personal Introduction Writing Tips


Competing in a pageant, but don’t know where to start with writing your Personal Introduction? Below are our Top 4 Tips for Writing a Personal Introduction!

1. Establish a Theme

When it’s time to start writing your Personal Introduction, first establish an overall theme that your want to portray through your writing and verbalized presentation. Having a theme will create a sense of memorability for your judges and will be sure to make you stand out!

2. Have an Engaging Hook

Start your Personal Introduction off with an exciting attention grabber! Don’t simply just state the required components – get creative with it! This could be a quote of some sort or something that is said with a lot of personality. If you didn’t know, you only have 7 seconds to make a first impression!

3. Include What Makes You Unique

Aside from including the required components in your Personal Introduction, be sure to include items that make you unique. This could range from your hobbies, your greatest accomplishments, etc. At Studio Sash, we utilize your Brand Points when writing Custom Personal Introductions.

4. Write Seamless Transitions

When you are finished talking about a topic in your Personal Introduction, try as best you can to seamlessly transition from one topic to the next with creative writing techniques. This will make your Personal Introduction flow from start to finish.


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How To Choose A Winning Evening Gown


Hey, Sash Girls! We recently teamed up with Miss High School America 2016, Kennedy Chase, to share with you her tips on how to choose a winning evening gown! Keep reading to find out a few of her quick gown selection tips that you can apply to your shopping experience to help you find your very own winning gown!


Choosing that special evening gown is so important and so special. I was blessed enough to have a custom designed Sherri Hill evening gown from Henri’s Cloud Nine for Miss High School America! With my personality and interests mixed with their creativity, we created the gown of my dreams! I am so grateful for that experience and opportunity!

A custom gown does not always have to be the option. In fact, it’s normally not the option. There are tons of beautiful gowns out there that are just waiting for beautiful girls like you to wear. In this blog post I want to share with you my tips and tricks to finding that evening gown of your dreams!


Tip #1: Make A Fun Day Of It!

When picking that winning evening gown, you should make a fun day of it! Make sure you bring someone with you that is going to help you celebrate how beautiful you are and that truly has your best interest at heart.

Tip #2: Keep Your Personality In Mind!

When I look for my evening gown I always think of a style that really shows who I am on the inside as a person. Is your personality more sparkly and flamboyant or is it simple and sophisticated? Pick a style that not only makes you feel confident but screams your personality.


Tip #3: Color Is Key!

Pick a color that is going to make you really pop on stage and that is flattering with your skin tone. Sometimes wearing your favorite color makes you feel that much more confident and excited to “rock it” onstage!

Tip #4: Visualization!

Visualization is imperative when making your evening gown selection. Picture yourself on the stage in your gown as the queen already. Feeling absolutely beautiful in your gown is so important because when you feel beautiful that confidence and inner beauty will shine through on stage and towards the judges.

Tip #5: Try On Multiple Gowns!

You should always try on more than one gown. I know I always try on a ton of dresses before I make my final decision. You want to see what truly looks best on you and what you feel the most beautiful in.


I hope these tips help you get closer to picking the gown of your dreams! To follow my year as Miss High School America or if you have any more questions, you can follow my social media accounts below. Happy shopping!



Kennedy Chase

Miss High School America 2016

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Become A Sash Girl!


Thinking about investing in your pageant preparations and becoming a Sash Girl so that you can take advantage of all the features and benefits that our memberships have to offer? Here is a list of our Top 10 reasons why you should become a Sash Girl!


1. Preparing on a budget? We offer three different tiers of Sash Girl Memberships that are equally as effective, economic, and empowering!

2. Our Skype Mock Interview Sessions are highly personalized with questions derived directly from your resume and you’ll receive instant verbal feedback!

3. You can submit any competition component for review and our consultants will respond in a timely fashion with in-depth and personable constructive critiques!

4. Gain access to our constantly updated database of Interview Questions! We are currently at 240 questions and counting within four different topic categories!

5. Connect with trusted and reputable pageant related businesses that are local to your area in our Affiliate Directory!

6. Watch Consulting Videos that focus on a different pageant topic each month that give you all the details you need to succeed!

7. Sash Girl Members who apply and are accepted for one-on-one consulting sessions receive a discounted hourly rate!

8. Your Sash Girl Membership is 100% confidential! We will never share your information nor showcase you on our social media without your permission!

9. You can cancel your Sash Girl Membership at any time! As sad as we are to see you go, we understand that pageants are temporary and you may not always need your membership year round.

10. Be a Sash Girl for only one month or be a Sash Girl for years! There are no minimum requirements for Sash Girl Memberships!


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Best Pageant Heels


Did you know that the pair of shoes you wear to compete in can make or break your entire look? We have put together a list of our top four best pageant shoes that are currently on the market. Our list gives you options of different colors, heights, and styles that can be applied to any age division and pageant system.

When selecting a pair of heels, the number one priority is comfortability! Make sure you are able to walk comfortably and be able to stand in your heels for long periods of time. The four shoe styles below have been worn by numerous competitors and are proven winners that will compliment any swimsuit or evening gown.

womens-johnathan-kayne-benjamin-walk-austria-sandal-taupe-447679_366_a11. Austria by Johnathan Kayne

A glamorous translucent 4″ heel with a .75″ matching platform and Swarovski crystal studded straps that shimmer across the top of your foot. Get the Shoes!

751ad2145aaf54c4a375b7bdcabfa16d2. Genesis by Touch Ups

This simple 4.75″ heel will add elegant sophistication to any ensemble. Includes faux leather with a round open toe and a traction outsole to ensure a comfortable fit. Get the Shoes!

metteab1__66726.1475445256.1280.12803. Mette Castor by Marc Defang

Lead with AB Crystals in these 5.5″ heels with a 1.75″ platform. Also 100% handmade, these shoes are up to par with the industry’s highest quality standard. Get the Shoes! 

3434-7231_MAX4. Tippy Top/Teaser by Chinese Laundry

The Teaser platform patent sandals that are 5.5″ with a 1.5″ platform feature overlapping criss-cross straps and an adjustable ankle strap to hold your foot securely in place. Get the Shoes!


Now that you’ve got the shoes, do you have the walk? Click HERE to learn how to walk in your heels and learn the right style of walk for each area of competition!