Virginia Loves Style & Success

Nearly a month ago Virginia crowned it’s newest Miss America state titleholder. I must say that I am inspired and extremely impressed with the new Miss Virginia and I’ve never met her.

Photo: Julius  Tolentino

Photo: Julius Tolentino

“Miss Virginia 2013 is Desiree Williams. She is a 2nd year graduate student at Hampton University. Her platform issue is Fit and Fun!” Is the description of Miss Williams on the Miss Virginia MAO Facebook fan page.

Photo: Julius  Tolentino

Photo: Julius Tolentino

So to kick off Thriving Thursday I want to do something to help the next generation of queens in the Spirit of Style by offering free interview/communication and style consulting to  pageant hopefuls who are interested in scholarship based pageants age eighteen (18) and up who are  women of color. Why exclusively to women color you may ask? As a woman of color myself who has been in pageantry, media, fashion, and life in general I understand the stereotypes  and sadly have experienced some myself in the areas beauty, talent, style, achievement, and success. Instead of complaining about it. I am choosing to pay it forward and share my experiences and help another your lady thrive.

If you are interested all you have to do is complete the contact form on this site and explain why you interested in a scholarship pageant, your platform/social cause issue, and why you think you need help. I will select three (3) women to work with on a one-on-one basis for six sessions (length of each session to be determined).

You maybe wondering what in the world does this have to do with style and beauty?….. Well, as a semi-retired pageant girl who holds an undergraduate degree in fashion and masters in new media journalism I can assure you that communication and style play a large role in pageantry….so stay tuned!

Disclaimer: I am not a current or past local, state, or national Miss America titleholder and this offer is no way affiliated with any system or program. Clients will be selected at the discretion of “Sophia Styles” and the selection process is final. Free services, training, or consulting does not guarantee placement or winning on any level. And client will not hold this blog, owner, or publisher(s) responsible for any negative experiences.


5 thoughts on “Virginia Loves Style & Success

  1. I was bitten by the pageant bug a couple of years ago when I served as Miss Bethune-Cookman University. During my reign, I was featured in Ebony Magazine with 9 of my equally educated, talented and beautiful Sister Queens, including Desiree; and she is every bit of the HBCU woman you embraced above.

    I commend you on this piece & am so happy to have stumbled upon it as I too am in the process of offering coaching sessions similar to the ones you described above. I’d love to connect with you to build something in an attempt to get more pageant hopefuls inspired and better prepared for hitting the pageant stage.

  2. Congrats on your win and the honor of being featured in Ebony! You should be very proud!! I just checked out your blog….how was Miss U.S. International? I really like the video on your FB…a good pageant girl never checks her pageant bag….b/c the show goes on! Please feel free to reach out to me here or on Twitter @ MsSophiaStyles.

    Thanks for the nice comment.
    All the best,

  3. Thanks Sophia & you’re absolutely right, a pageant girl never checks her bag!
    Sorry for the late response, I’m very new to figuring out wordpress & didn’t get a notification of your reply.
    Please let me know how everything goes with your free coaching sessions! Best of blessings, and keep in touch. XO!

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