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Pageants 2 Go

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  • Richmond, VA, USA

  • Operating Hours: 09:00 am -07:00 pm (Tuesday)
    09:00 am -07:00 pm (Sunday) 03:00 pm -07:00 pm (Monday) 07:30 pm -11:00 pm (Tuesday) 03:00 pm -07:00 pm (Wednesday) 03:00 pm -07:00 pm (Thursday) 07:30 pm -11:00 pm (Friday) 09:00 am -07:00 pm (Saturday)

Professional Pageant Preparation


Habits to make and take beyond pageant weekend™


Emphasizing Public Speaking, Platform & Purpose, and Interview Skills


Pageants 2 Go was founded in August of 2005 by Maria-Teresa, a pageant veteran involved in the industry as a contestant, queen, staff member, and judge for over two decades. We're here to prepare you for your local, state, national, and international pageant competitions!

Pageants 2 Go is a premier boutique pageant consulting firm named to the "Top 10 Pageant Coaches" list by The Pageant Planet for the past three years. While we prepare girls for all competition areas, we emphasize preparing contestants for the interview and personal introduction (public speaking) competitions. Our specialty is preparing contestants for National American Miss. We have written winning personal introductions for more National American Miss Queens than anyone else in the industry. Over the years, we have written TWENTY-NINE of the National Queens' national-winning personal introductions, including 5 in the past two years alone.

While we love working with #NAMily, we have also coached and consulted clients competing at the local, state, national, and international levels for American Coed (MAC), Princess of America, USA National Miss (UNM), Royal International Miss, International Junior Miss (IJM), America's U.S. Miss, Miss Jr. High, High School, and Collegiate America, Miss America's Outstanding Teen, the Miss America Organization (MAO), Mrs. America and more!

MEET YOUR PAGEANT MENTOR

Maria-Teresa (who primarily goes by “MT”) is a pageant enthusiast who started Pageants 2 Go in her dorm room fifteen years ago as a college freshman. Involved in the industry as a contestant, queen, staff member, and judge for more than 25 years, during her years as a competitor, she captured several local, state, national, and international titles for Miss American Coed (MAC), National American Miss (NAM), International Junior Miss (IJM), Mrs. America, and the Miss America Organization. She is a two-time National American Miss National Talent winner. She has also captured NAM's National Actress, Volunteer Service, and Academic Achievement titles and placed 1st runner-up overall at the 2008 National Miss pageant, 2nd Runner-Up at the 2007 All-American Miss pageant, and 7th at the 2004 National Teen pageant. In her years as a competitor with American Coed and National American Miss, MT holds the unique distinction of having won every optional competition at either the state or national level - from Most Promising Model to Best Resume to Spokesmodel Winner.

MT graduated a year early from the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University with her B.S. in Crime, Law, and Justice with Honors. She also completed minors in English and Business. She was a 2009 Teach For America corps member in the DC Metro Area. In 2011, she received her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Early Childhood Education from George Mason University in Virginia. MT was the founding principal of an elementary school in DC's Anacostia neighborhood and worked in public education for nearly a decade.

Currently, MT resides just outside of Richmond, Virginia, with her husband Sam, three fur-babies, daughter Charlotte (5), and son Nicklas (3). As of January 2018, Pageants 2 Go (and her family!) has become her full-time focus, and she runs and manages all aspects of her flourishing business.

MT applies the same pedagogy she's learned and perfected during her career working in education - coaching teachers and school leaders - to inform and guide her work with young women across the country who are seeking to pursue and achieve their goals. The skills she seeks to impart to her clients will be utilized far beyond pageant weekend and will help young women achieve much more than a crown and banner.

Clients Who Were Crowned in 2020 and Reign through 2021


Even in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, we are proud to celebrate over 30 new QUEENS, including 8 NATIONAL queen titles won during the 2020 pageant season. Here are a few of the ladies we celebrate this year and with whom we were grateful to work!


*Miss America 2020, 2021 (Mentorship, Paperwork Editing, All-Around Prep)
*Mrs. US of A Classique Globe, 1st RU to Mrs. Classique Globe 2020 (Personality Profile, Introduction Writing + Delivery)
*National All-American Miss Teen 2020-2021 (All-Around Coaching)
*National All-American Miss Pre-Teen 2020-2021 (All-Around Coaching; focused on interview & introduction for this National pageant)
*National All-American Miss Jr. Pre-Teen 2020-2021 (Introduction Writing + Delivery)
*International United Miss National United Miss Little Miss 2020-2021 (Introduction Writing + Delivery)
*International United Miss Junior Pre-Teen 2020-2021 (Introduction Writing + Delivery)
*American Reigning Beauties National Sweetheart 2020 (All-Around Coaching)
*American Reigning Beauties National Excellence Sweetheart 2020 (Introduction Writing + Delivery)
*American Reigning Beauties National Excellence Pre-Teen 2020 (Introduction Writing + Delivery)
*Miss Utah USA 2020 (Interview + Platform Statement + OSQ)
*Miss Texas Jr. Elementary 2020 (All-Around Coaching)
*International Junior Miss Maryland Pre-Teen 2020 (Platform Development + Interview Prep)
*International Junior Miss Texas Jr. Princess 2020 (All-Around Coaching)
*National American Miss Ohio Teen 2020 (All-Around Coaching)
*National American Miss Nevada 2020 (All-Around Coaching)
*National American Miss Pennsylvania Jr. Teen 2020 (All-Around Coaching)
*National American Miss Arizona 2020 (Appointed Application: All Components Prep)
*National American Miss Massachusetts 2020 (Appointed Application: All Components Prep)

International & National Titleholders Who Reigned in 2020


*Camille Schrier | Miss America (Mentorship, Paperwork Editing, All-Around Prep)
*Faith Pierre-Charles | National American Miss National Teen (Introduction Writing + Delivery)
*Tabitha Ellis | Miss American Coed National Ms. (Introduction Writing + Delivery)
*Brooklynn Romar | National Elite Pageants Mini Miss (All-Around Coaching)
*Allison Snyder | International United Miss - Ms. Queen (Introduction Writing + Delivery)
*Sara Thornton | International United Miss - Miss Queen (Introduction Writing + Delivery)
*Khiana Provido | International United Miss - Jr. Teen Queen (Introduction Writing + Delivery / Platform Development + Interview Prep)
*Leila Edwa | National Bella Rose Pre-Teen (All-Around Coaching)
*Destiny Mateo | International United Miss Teen (Introduction Writing + Delivery)
*Suzy Davila | American Royal Beauties National Jr. Teen (Introduction Writing + Delivery)
*Tori Nelson | Princess of America National Sweetheart (Introduction Writing + Delivery)
*Alicia O'Loghlen | Royal International Miss Australia Teen (All-Around Coaching)

***SPOTLIGHT ON NAM NATIONALS 2020***
Each year, P2G takes a team of girls to Nationals. Coaching encompasses the development in walking, interview, public speaking, and preparation for optional competitions. This year, our team of 30 took home the following awards:

***15 National Optional Titles***
Most Promising Model: Pre-Teen Winner, Jr. Teen Winner
Photogenic: Pre-Teen Winner, Teen Winner
Casualwear Model: Pre-Teen Winner, Jr. Teen Winner
Top Model: Teen Winner
Fresh Face Winner: Miss Winner
Fashion Model: Pre-Teen Winner, Jr. Teen Winner
Actress: Pre-Teen Winner, Jr. Teen Winner
Talent: Jr. Teen Winner
Media Correspondent: Teen Winner
Musical Artist of the Year: Jr. Divisions Winner

***National Queens***
Pre-Teen All-American Queen
Teen All-American Queen

***Top 5 Overall Placements***
Princess All-American: 4th RU, 1st RU
Jr. Pre-Teen All-American: 4th RU
Miss All-American: 2nd RU

***Top 11 Overall Placements***
Princess All-American: 1
Princess Queens: 1
Pre-Teen Queens: 1
Pre-Teen All-American: 1
Jr. Teen All-American: 3
Miss: 1



We serve an international clientele from our office in the Richmond, VA area, offering virtual and on-location coaching options.
We can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube on the handle @pageants2go

Since P2G began in 2005, we have worked with MANY clients in several different capacities --- from the interview and walking coaching to creating dynamic public speaking presentations for introduction and spokesmodel competitions. The contestants tagged to our profile here in the Pageant Planet have all worked with P2G over the years, though they may not be current clients.

Pageant Planet Awards

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Marie Fulkerson
04, January 2021
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I have had many clients work with MT over the years. She is the absolute best at what she does and my girls couldn’t possibly love her more. I have had the pleasure of personally taking care of her for the past two years at NAM Nationals and it’s easy to see why she is so adored. This year my beauty team was honored to partner with her at NAM Nationals 2020 and we were blown away by the overall performance of her clients. They were so prepared and composed. You can tell they all received the best coaching possible. I’d recommend Pageants 2 Go to all of my girls!

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Amia Meikle
25, December 2020
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MT is amazing! She is alway prepared and and very professional also very fun to talk too!!

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Laney Edwards
23, December 2020
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MT is dedicated to her clients. She helped me not only grow as a competitor, but as a person. She was in constant communication with me regarding my preparation for NAM Nationals 2020.

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Brandis McFarland
23, December 2020
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My daughter has worked with MT for two years and we have had a fabulous experience as well as has she been very successful including placing first in her Spokes Model speech this year. MT is passionate and genuine and an excellent role model for my daughter!

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Heather McBroom
23, December 2020
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When looking for a pageant coach for my daughter to step up her game as she was getting older, I wanted someone who could learn her and help her where she needs it most. MT knows my daughter's strengths and has encouraged her to do even more optional competitions because of them. Having a coach that is experienced in all areas of competition has been amazing! She has great patience with the littles and treats them like they are friends. Getting the little tips along the way has been great for this pageant mom as well! We love MT and can't wait to see how she will continue to inspire, encourage, teach and grow our little in pageantry and life skills!

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Vanessa Meikle
22, December 2020
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MT Is a remarkable coach who dedicated her time to teach and inspire my daughter. MT helped my daughter improve her physical and mental skills that she utilizes in and out pageantry. MT is a well-rounded instructor who is passionate, motivational, disciplined, focused and will leave an impact on each individual she instructs. A great coach can change a life.

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Olga Salazar
22, December 2020
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OMG I love working with MT!!! Love her, love her, love her!!! She was my guiding light when I needed that support in the middle of competition. She has the ability to slow things down and help me reset and get back on track. Truly a savior for the serious competitor.

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Scorr Allen
22, December 2020
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MT is one of the most dynamic, energetic, passionate, coaches that I have ever worked with! She is very professional and can make the individual contestants unique qualities truly shine!!!

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Brooklynn Romar
22, December 2020
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Mt is beyond amazing! She is phenomenal with kids and has given my daughter so much confidence and poise. I’m so excited to continue our pageant journey with pageants 2 go.

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Teagan Rowland
20, December 2020
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Pageants2Go is so much more than a “coach.” MT is a very close friend and I see her as a big sister to me. She focuses on teaching her girls to grow as a young women and works so hard for each one of her girls. MT is hardworking and will work for her girls until their goals are achieved.

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Fiona Volmrich
20, December 2020
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MT is wonderful! She helped my daughter develop such confidence and improve her performance dramatically in all areas. I especially liked how MT focuses on each girl separately and enhances who they are in a very natural way. My daughter learned skills that she will use throughout her life and I’m forever grateful for the care, support and encouragement that MT gave her. Best decision we ever made for pageants.

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Camille Schrier
20, December 2020
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Maria Teresa (MT) is more than a coach...she becomes your personal advocate and friend. MT really helped me to better identify who I am, what I can offer, and refine the way I communicated those things in my interview. Working with MT was instrumental in helping me win my local MAO title, Miss Virginia, and ultimately Miss America 2020. I HIGHLY recommend working with MT!

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Selima Ortiz
19, December 2020
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Mrs. MT, Is so knowledgeable and so kind. I had so much fun working with her and learned a lot from her.

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Darrea Frazier
19, December 2020
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I have NEVER felt more prepared for a state and national competition. She just magnified my strengths and help me work through my weaknesses. She is so knowledgeable, approachable, kind, and caring. MT takes the time to learn me as a person, before a contestant or client. I feel like i’ve gained a lifelong friend and mentor, on or off the stage. I cannot recommend her enough!!

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Jeana McCall
18, December 2020
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MT Duvall with Pageants to Go is a class act. She is very knowledgeable and can navigate any pageant system and any age division. She truly has the client’s best interest in mind as she preps and plans for competition. In this industry it is all about the level of confidence and relationships you can build with those you have in your court. We love MT and trust her expertise and value her time spent with our daughter.

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Staci Steele
18, December 2020
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My daughter and I LOVE MT!!! I had no interest in getting my daughter a coach but after endless “I know I know” when I would try to tell her something, I knew it was time for someone else to talk to her. My daughter becoming a client was the best choice we could have ever made. MT is REAL, my daughter speaks very quick, so when she had sessions and they went over intro and interview she had no problem calling her out when she would start rambling. Her PATIENCE is unreal, I don’t know how many times I would hear her say “do it again” with so much patience in her voice. So HONEST, MT is not afraid of the word “no”, I had many questions on everything and even when I would get a no, she had a reason or recommendation to answer my questions. I could go on and on but as a mother I appreciate how GENUINE MT is. At the beginning of each season MT asks her what her goals are, my daughter had said top 5 this year since it was a new division, she didn’t place top 5 and was heart broken. Out of no where MT came grabbed my daughter up and hugged her so tight and said a few words in her ear before letting her go. I was in tears because right then I saw my daughter was more than a client to her. Might I add my daughter did place top 12 and placed in her optional under MT’s wing ; - )

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Mila Gelbart
18, December 2020
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MT is super awesome! She has helped me grow so much over the past few years, whether that’s on the stage, in the interview room, or in life...MT has brought out the best in me. I am grateful for her guidance, her brilliant writings, and her extensive knowledge about pageantry. She gave me the best advice last year after a pageant I didn’t win: that no matter how many girls are in my division, or how old they are, that I’m only ever competing against the person I was yesterday. (Well, she might have used different words, but that was the gist I remember.) I took that advice going into a big national competition a few weeks ago....I was not focused on the competition but on being my best self. And as a 10 year-old in a group of over 100 girls up to 13 years old in the division, I walked away with the crown! Pageants2Go will teach you the tools to succeed not only in pageantry, but in school, and beyond. MT is so patient with me and guides me through my “glows and grows.” I love MT!

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Kailyn Domingo
18, December 2020
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I've worked with Pageants2Go since 2014 and have been honored to have won 3 National American Miss titles alongside working with this amazing coach!

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Bridget Russell
18, December 2020
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Maria Teresa is more than a pageant coach- she is a fierce advocate for her girls. She has a unique ability to bring out the best in a young woman without changing them -they are still their unique selves! She is great with feedback sharing what went well and opportunities to improve. She gets to know her clients as people and understands their individual needs and aspirations. She prepares her girls not only for pageant successes but life skills that will carry over into their future careers and aspirations.

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Melissa Hasan
18, December 2020
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MT is truly the best of the best! She helps her clients shine on and off the stage. My daughter has learned valuable public speaking and interview skills from MT, skills that are important in pageantry but even more important in life. She cares so much about her clients and takes the time to really get to know them and figure out what works best for them as an individual.

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17, December 2020
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We have worked with MT for over 15 years for intro and speech writing along with coaching and I have to say she is the best!  She listens to what my girls want to convey in their intros and speeches and will rewrite and tweek until it is perfect.  She has an incredible amount of patience and understanding and believes in all of her girls.  My daughter recently used her for her National pageant for coaching and I have seen such a growth and confidence in her that I have not seen in the past.  We will continue to use MT as her pageant coach and look forward to working again with her soon.  She has a heart of gold and I cannot say enough about her knowledge of pageant systems. She is and will always be number one in our hearts!!

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