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
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
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.