Find that you're wasting a lot of time scrolling on social media? Procrastination is the worst and it is easier than ever! It can even become a habit and we don't even think about it and then BAM a whole hour has gone by.
On days where you need to be extra productive, delete these apps off your phone in the morning, accomplish your to-do list, and then reinstall once complete.
I know what you're thinking - how do you keep up with your own accounts during this time? Set aside time to post once all the other tasks for the day are finished so you're not tempted to monitor comments and likes.
We recently announced the Best in Pageantry Awards for the Best Emcees of 2018! In case you missed the announcement on our Facebook page, you can still check out the best of the best in the Best Emcees of 2018!
Stay tuned to our Facebook page as we'll be announcing the winners of our Best in Pageantry Awards categories live throughout January!
What Happens to Miss Universe Costumes After the Pageant?
Hours of work and detailed planning goes into Miss Universe national costumes, but what happens to them after the pageant? Miss Cayman Universe said her costume was still in her suitcase after a busy schedule of travel and appearances.
“On stage, as I was turning around, you could hear the crowd like ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’. I love the theatrics and the drama of it all,” Caitlin Tyson said. “I definitely wanted to represent my sister islands, so having the three stars across my heart was really important to me and the stars and my crown were made out of recyclable single-use plastics.”
She and other contestants are currently deciding what to do with the costumes in their next life, including putting the dress on display at the National Gallery.
Supreme Court Allows Military Transgender Ban
The Supreme Court of the United States has allowed President Donald Trump's transgender military ban to go into effect. The justices took no stance on the legality of the ban. It was first proposed in a tweet by Trump in 2017 and blocks individuals who have been diagnosed with a condition known as gender dysphoria from serving in most instances. A statement released by the Pentagon defends the ban.
"As always, we treat all transgender persons with respect and dignity," Spokesperson Lt. Col. Carla Gleason said. "(The Department of Defense's) proposed policy is NOT a ban on service by transgender persons. It is critical that DoD be permitted to implement personnel policies that it determines are necessary to ensure the most lethal and combat effective fighting force in the world. DoD's proposed policy is based on professional military judgment and will ensure that the U.S. Armed Forces remain the most lethal and combat effective fighting force in the world."
Royal Car Crash
A woman suffered a broken wrist in a car crash involving Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. She said she “absolutely” believes he should receive prosecution if a police investigation finds him at fault at fault.
Emma Fairweather was traveling with a female friend and a nine-month-old baby when she was involved with the car accident. Photographs of him driving just a couple of days later appeared. She also describes Prince Philip’s decision to drive without a seatbelt less than 48 hours after the crash as “highly insensitive and inconsiderate." She also criticized Buckingham Palace’s handling of the incident starting that she has not heard personally from the duke.
“There needs to be a decision as to whether Prince Philip and I are from the same walk of life here or not. We either both receive the same treatment or we don’t. I just feel that his experience probably hasn’t been the same as mine," she said.
Fairweather said she received a voicemail from one of the Queen’s ladies-in-waiting stating that the queen sent her well wishes. Buckingham Palace has not commented on the police investigation.
Questions to Consider:
What should happen to Miss Universe National Costumes?
Do you agree or disagree with the transgender ban?
Should royals be held accountable to the law in instances like car crashes?
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Wednesday, January 23
Join us for an InstaLIVE session with Amanda Stone of Fit for a Queen, our official pageant coach of California! The topic of the evening will be: How to Slay the Stage in Runway/Fun Fashion: Even on days when you’re not feeling it. She'll deliver some great tips on walking the walk and getting in the mood to slay that runway!
Today's Titleholder of the Day is Denise Williams, Ideal Ms. Angelic Queen of America 2018-19! Her pageant tip is:
"Take some time for you. Sure, you can go hard. Whether it’s practicing for a future pageant or representing a title you have, be all in. But remember to take a few minutes to be kind to yourself. Pamper yourself, de-stress after a long day, buy yourself something special, whatever you want to do. Don’t forget, your mental health comes first."
This week, Steven and Jesse cover some hot issues in pageantry! From a worldwide pageant-governing body, to discussing colors for redheads and other topics in between - check out this week's podcast to hear what they just HAD to get off their chests. Want to reply to the questions they ask in the episode or have topics to suggest? Just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What would you say to somebody who says pageants are only for the young ladies (15-27)?
What is the relevancy of pageants for the Ms. Mrs demographic?
Pamala Foster, "Beauty has no limit. I am a MRS/MS competitor and for me, this is my time to show the world that youth and elegance of age merging together is giving something back-we learn from each other. From the young, I learn that it is alright to laugh and have fun and from me and others, the young learn that you are never old because the heart never ages and beauty is for all."
This answer addresses the benefits of both youth and the elegance of graceful aging.
Her tip is: "Remember to take a few minutes to be kind to yourself."Learn More