Elaine with Miss California 2018 MacKenzie Freed


With nearly 30 years of pageant experience as a contestant,  pageant director, and a pageant judge, Elaine uses her expertise to  train teens and adults in successful pageantry.  A pageant veteran herself, Elaine has participated in numerous pageants such as the Miss Oceanside, and Miss Black USA competitions,  The clients she coaches today have won or placed in the top tier of their pageant competitions. 

Elaine uses her experience as a former pageant contestant to provide individual pageant coaching for teens and young women. She is the official Interview Coach for the Miss California Organization and part of the dream team who prepares Miss California for the Miss America Competition. For 3 years she has proudly served as a coach for the Miss Filipina International pageant. She has served as a pageant judge for numerous local, regional and national pageants.

Her instruction includes coaching for the individual or panel interview, stage presentation for all areas of competition, and the on-stage question. Elane's team consists of a hairstylist, makeup artist, and wardrobe stylist to help you develop your overall pageant look.


  • 4.5 hours of professional preparation

  • Pre-visit telephone assessment to determine the coaching plan

  • Lunch will be provided

  • Emphasis on developing composure and self confidence

  • Competition Based Coaching depending on the categories in your pageant

    • Interview preparation

    • Swimsuit/Causal wear

    • Evening gown

    • On-stage question

    • Introduction Preparation

    • Platform Essay Development

  • Hair and makeup recommendations

  • Detailed wardrobe analysis and assistance with selection

  • Personalized pageant workbook

  • 2 Scheduled 30-minute Review Skype meetings to coincide with your pageant

  • 5-10 minute ‘Pep Talk’ as close to your day-of-pageant interview time as possible

  • Contact via text or phone during your pageant experience