#ImWithHer: An Open Letter To #Hillary Clinton, From A Dad With a Daughter: Thank You

I love this letter, written by a loving father, thanking Mrs. Hillary Clinton. I’m hoping that she will read it, and just wanted to share it with you too. Love, Ciaraaa

People's Court


Dear Mrs. Clinton,

The picture you see above is of me and our eight-year-old daughter, Bianca. Now, even though we bothlookserious in this photo, it is far from it. She came up with a silly idea to do a “sideways staring contest,” basically to see how long we could sit there like that. Despite how we look, after my wife snapped the picture, we both cracked up.

Another reason I like this picture is because some folks believe she gets her stubbornness from me. Many have told me that this totally shows how similar we are. Don’t get me wrong; she is the sweetest person and she’s smiling and laughing all the time. This is a rare picture where she isn’t.

I still remember the day she was born like it was yesterday. Like many other males, I’ve always wanted children, but especially a daughter, because I had…

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New Faces-April

There are some great ways to enjoy pageantry and modeling without breaking the bank. I love this awesome FREE opportunity shared via TweenTalent.com! Check out the first reblog of my Pageantry On A Budget series.

Tween Talent Collective

If you think that a free shoot can’t be of good quality, think again!  Once a month She Finally Snapped Photography opens her studio to 5 kids who what to try out modeling or refresh their portfolio’s absolutely free of charge!  We include 1 digital image with the free shoot, which can be used for submitting to agencies and magazines for publication, for social media or for any personal use of their choice.

Here are a few of April’s models, I see big things in their futures!

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Stop Intimidating Yourself!

Great advice for all of us. Follow your dreams and never intimidate yourself. To read on, see reblog below. Have a wonderful and magical day. Love, Ciara…

Mrs. USA Universal 2015 Lori Tantawi

Me while looking at new contestant pictures last year for Mrs. US Universal: "Wait, What!!! She's competing?! She is zoo o pretty!!! OMG….OMG… I don't stand a chance….Oh WOW!! Look at how amazing get hair is!!! Awwww man….I'm not so sure about this…SOme of them have been doing this ALL their LIFE!!! My reaction while looking at new contestant pictures last year for Mrs. US Universal: “Wait, What!!! She’s competing?! She is sooooo pretty!!! OMG….OMG…….Oh WOW!! Look at how amazing her hair is!!! Geez she looks AMAZING!!! Awwww man….I’m not so sure about this…Some of them have been doing this ALL their LIFE!!!

18SEP2015 New Orleans

OK, first let me admit that I did in fact do this last year. When I was looking for pageant systems to try to researched ALL the past winners and studied their pictures and public profiles. Not because I’m a creep, but because I wanted to see if I fit in with who they have already chosen as winners. Was I pretty enough? Was I tall enough? Did I have enough experience? Were my pictures just as good as theirs? More often then not I walked away feeling nervous and scared. Why? Well because I…

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Team Illinois Miss United States at Women Everywhere

One of the highlights of my reign was getting to appear on the talk show, Women Everywhere, with host Jegie Carrera. It was a great opportunity and I learned a lot about how radio shows are broadcasted. Best of all it was FUN!

Read more and watch us talk about teen issues, pageantry, modeling, charity work, and representing the Miss United States Organization.

From today’s episode of Women Everywhere Ciara Evans and Arnela Karabegovich with Derrick Lee Full Video is here..http://bambuser.com/v/5787734

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Ciara Evans – Miss IL Junior Teen  (Platform: end hunger and obesity)

Anerla Karabegovich – Miss IL Teen (Platform: Children’s Health)

Derrick Lee  – Miss World Org State Director

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Prevent Lunch Bag Letdown – Let Kids Choose from Healthy Snacks!

I stumbled on this amazing blog about nutrition and how it effects the increasing epidemic of childhood obesity, among other things. I decided to Reblog this post because I know first hand how good it works! We have a drawer in the refrigerator called the lunch box. Snack sized baggies are always there; filled with fresh fruit, nuts and cheese, and cut up veggies. We also put juice boxes, apple sauce cups and other snacks in there. I just grab and go!

Learn more tips about helping to get a handle on childhood obesity at 80 Twenty Rule. 🙂

How to Dress For a Modeling Open Call

One thing I love about having pageant sisters is learning from them. So much of my reign has been amazing because of my big sister queens in both the Miss United States and Miss World Organization. Well, the other day I needed to learn how to dress for a model open call. I decided to REBLOG and share this awesome post with other pageant sisters and anyone else interested in modeling, who just may need it.

HUGE shout out to the beautiful and smart Victoria Mendoza, Miss World America.

VM Consulting

casting call

If you’ve ever been curious about modeling, or wanted to give it a try, you probably have a bajillion questions about it, like:

1. How do I get started?

2. How do I know which agency to pick, if any?

3. What are the requirements?


Believe me, it’s completely normal to ask yourself these questions. I know I did before I got started in this industry.

Hopefully today I will answer one of the most dreaded questions: What should I wear to an open call?

Most agencies will host what they call, an “Open Call” every so often. This is an opportunity for prospective models to come into the agency to submit some photos, take a few more digitals, and, if you’re lucky, get some face-time with the booking agent. In my opinion, this is THE way to go if you want to…

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