Valerie Hayes, “The Pageant Coach™” Joins Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, “Teens In Training” Camp as Exclusive Platform and Interview Presenter

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Renowned Expert in Pageantry Leadership Shares Tools for Success and Awards Scholarships to Participants

Valerie Hayes, “The Pageant Coach™”

...“Teens in Training” camp seeks out the best leaders in the industry to help participants in everyday life. I can’t think of a better expert than Valerie Hayes.” Kim Parrish, President of "Teens In Training" camp.

Valerie Hayes, “The Pageant Coach™” renowned expert in the development of pageantry leadership, has been asked by the leaders of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen to join the 2014 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant’s “Teens in Training” camp held on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.

Ms.Hayes is pleased to join the roster of presenters and fellow leaders in pageantry preparation for the 2014 session in which outstanding teens ages 13-17 years old are given an inside look at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant. The MAO Teen pageant system is a scholarship-based program offering accomplished teens the opportunity to be awarded funds for college through competition.

To help participants achieve success, the “Teens in Training” camp will include an array of workshops and among them, an exclusive presentation by Valerie Hayes on July 31st imparting knowledge on platform development and interview skills. The beauty pageant thought leader will share proprietary coaching techniques that will enable contestants to develop a charitable alliance for causes as well as how to master the critical interview process.

“Teens in Training camp aims to give young women the opportunity to learn what it takes to succeed as a titleholder while gaining valuable life skills that transcend the world of pageantry. With Valerie as our Platform Development and Pageant Interview coach, our participants will be well-prepared for their next pageant and for a wide range of situations that they will encounter as young adults,” said Tawni Darby, Director of "Teens in Training" camp. Kim Parrish, President of “Teens in Training” camp further elaborated, “Teens in Training camp seeks out the best leaders in the industry to teach skills that not only help pageant contestants gain a competitive advantage but they also help participants in everyday life. I can’t think of a better expert than Valerie Hayes.”

In addition to the exclusive platform and interview workshops, Hayes has bestowed three generous financial contributions to the event: the Children's Miracle Network Miracle Maker $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded to the contestant that has raised the most money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and a $500.00 scholarship awarded to the non-finalist contestant with the highest interview score. Hayes is also sponsoring an evening of fun activities for contestants and their families at Dave & Busters in Orlando on July 27th, 2014.

Valerie Hayes is supportive of positive environments such as “Teens in Training” camps in which she has an opportunity to mentor, inspire and motivate young women to develop inner confidence to pursue their career goals and personal dreams.


ABOUT Valerie Hayes: “The Pageant Coach™”: Valerie Hayes is a leading expert on developing personalized training and coaching plans that give national and international beauty pageant contestants the ‘edge’ to secure pageant titles. Her proven track record includes over twelve years of experience in platform development, interview preparation and paperwork. Valerie Hayes is an ambassador to charity causes and youth development scholarship programs for the top beauty pageants in America. She is also the executive producer and host of Pageant Talk Radio covering topics related pageantry and life skills to optimize personal development. Additional information about Valerie Hayes can be found at:

About Miss Outstanding Teen: The little sister to Miss America, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and has made available more than $4 million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance since its inception in 2005. Based in Tampa, Florida, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization organized to encourage positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement of our nation’s youth. Funds raised by the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization are used to provide educational scholarships for deserving young people and are also being used to establish and develop the organization’s mentoring program and community-based initiatives. The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization has a long standing relationship with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through this partnership, the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization have collectively raised nearly $10 million to help improve the lives of children across the country. For more information about the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization, please visit:

To obtain more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with Valerie Hayes, please contact:

Zapatero+Bucaram Public Relations
Jessica Zapatero
(713) 894-4040

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