Deidra Murphy is a resident of Kennewick, Washington with her husband of four years, Dr. Chris Murphy D.C., and their precious chiahuahua Tinkerbell. Deidra is an entrepreneur and business owner, the creator of Style by Deidra – personal fashion styling and image consulting. As the former Mrs. Washington America 2017, as well as former Miss Columbia Basin 2011 (MAO), her passion is helping woman achieve their dreams by developing confidence through the power of styling and image services. As a pageant coach, Deidra trains all ages on walking, poise, posing, wardrobe selection, and interview skills. Additionally, Deidra is the Duchess of Media Content right here on Pageant Planet – keep a look out for her video tutorials covering all your pageant and competition questions.
Deidra began competing in pageantry at the ripe old age of 23, when she competed in the Miss Tri-Cities Scholarship Program, a local preliminary for the Miss America Organization. Although she did not win, she placed first runner up and thus began a journey that would completely change her life. Through persistence, Deidra went on to win the local title of Miss Columbia Basin 2011, and went on to compete at Miss Washington, where she received the non-finalist Top Interview Award. After trying her hand at Miss Washington USA in 2012 and placing top ten, Deidra thought she was done with pageantry and married her best friend the following summer. After hearing about the Mrs. Washington America program from various friends, Deidra decided to un-retire from pageantry. Deidra became Mrs. Washington America 2017 and won the award for Best Overall State Costume Competition with her rendition of the pink rhododendron, the state flower of Washington.
If you are interested in working with Deidra for fashion, wardrobe, or pageant training, email her at [email protected]