For the past two years I have been helping contestants prep for the Miss California talent competition, and am now extending my scope of services to include general preparation especially interview and public speaking skills!
As Miss California 2006, I placed in the top ten at the Miss America Competition 2007, in Las Vegas. I also won a preliminary talent award and the audience’s text vote for swimsuit!
To prepare for both the Miss California and Miss America pageants, I worked with some of the best coaches Southern California has to offer! It is my honor to be sharing my experience with future contestants!
Before I won Miss California, I was Miss Santa Barbara County, and Miss Ventura County, placing in the top ten at Miss California 2004. I am no stranger to pageants, as I have remained working with contestants ever since, but I am also not the “cookie cutter” pageant girl. I did not grow up doing pageants, nor do I think it is necessary to have won many titles before you can go for the big time! More on that later!
As Miss California I spoke to over 50,000 students on healthy choices, and was the keynote speaker at many events throughout California; from Rotary events, to Scholarship ceremonies, to Women’s Club events. I continue to host and emcee special events, and love sharing these skills.
Prior to my pageant experience, I competed in speech competitions and was a defense lawyer in the Mock Trial competition system. I studied theater and acting in college for two years, and performed the lead in several college and community plays.
What clients are saying:
“What an invaluable experience it was to have not only a former Miss California (one of the toughest states to win), but someone who placed so well at Miss America on my team. Her advice rings so true! Besides being hands down one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet, Jacque doesn’t try to shape you into someone new but helps you become the best, most informed, confident version of yourself. You can’t go wrong with lessons from Jacque! She helped me grow and excel vocally in ways I didn’t think I was capable. Every lesson she was so patient and encouraging. Her methods are so nontraditional- you leave feeling like you’re ready to conquer not only the pageant system but the world!”
-Elizabeth Kress, Miss San Francisco 2010, Miss America Miracle Maker Award at the Miss California Competition, 2010
When I first met Jacquelynne, I was in complete awe of her inner and outward beauty, not to mention her impeccable voice! I have known her for 7 years and she has always been the most genuine and compassionate person I’ve ever known. She was my inspiration and helped me start my journey as a classical singer. The way Jacquelynne translates how to create a sound is extremely wonderful and I found her teaching to be not only beneficial to my voice but also to my character. It was no coincidence that the sweetest person that I know soon became Miss California and accomplished so many things at Miss America. For all she has done for the community and for me she will always be my Miss America that I look up to as a mentor and as a friend. I personally would not have grown into the confident and talented person I am today if not for Jacquelynne’s guidance and encouragement.
-Megan Wisler, Miss Ventura County 2011, Top 12 at Miss California 2011
Jacquelynne provided me with a unique combination of encouragement and honesty that motivated me to do all that I could to reach my full potential. The opportunity to study with someone of her expertise and background allowed me to go into the training relationship with confidence, and my appreciation for her guidance has grown with each passing day. I shared the struggles I was experiencing in my pageant journey, and she always responded with genuine kindness and empathy because of her personal experience. Beyond being an incredible voice teacher, Jacquelynne was an inspiring mentor who provided me with unwavering support. I am incredibly thankful for the growth I have experienced with her guidance.
-Christina Alcaraz, Miss San Fernando Valley 2011
Pageants, especially the Miss America system, are created to celebrate women and their achievements.
Yes, there is an emphasis on beauty, but that beauty should shine from the inside out. I have seen many women who are beautiful on the outside, but who don’t shine when competing. The judges are looking for a woman that can of course, dress well/know how to put on makeup/walk elegantly, but most importantly, they are looking for a woman who shines!
At the end of the evening, you are the same woman who took the stage- crown or no crown! My goal is to help you become the best version of yourself! And when you take that stage, be it local, state, or national, you know that you are already a winner!
July 11th, 2011