No Crown Required: Raising a Confident, Courageous, and Compassionate Daughter

No Crown Required: Raising a Confident, Courageous, and Compassionate Daughter

by Susan Kay Wyatt

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Overview

The Miss America pageant perpetuates comparison between women and an unrealistic expectation of perfection in a beauty-obsessed, high-definition world. A former contestant, Susan Kay Wyatt unpacks and deconstructs the four areas of competition of the Miss America pageant, reflects on the lessons she’s learned through her pageant experience, and reflects on how anyone from any walk of life can apply her wisdom to lead a happier, more successful life. Through personal stories that were pivotal to her self-realization, Susan Kay shares how she used this wisdom to heal her own damaged self-esteem, and ultimately, mentor her daughter to be a confident, courageous, and compassionate woman.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643070728
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Author, mother, wife, daughter, friend, coach, speaker, motivator. Through her writings laced with humor, wit, satire, and common sense, Susan Kay Wyatt unlocks the secrets to becoming the true you and the best mom ever to those around you—as a mother, wife, best friend, and person. Reflecting on her own life’s path growing up in the Midwest, her adventures as a Miss America Pageant contestant, and becoming the proud mother of an amazing teenage daughter who teaches her lessons every day, Susan Kay is empowered to repair a long-damaged sisterhood among women by encouraging self-esteem and confidence to be who we are and love who we are in this life. Her passion in life is to inspire and empower women to live their dreams while raising their daughters to do the same. Her writing style is fresh, fun, and delivers fierce wisdom in a straightforward way. SK lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, and cat Tasha

Table of Contents

A Note from the Author xi

Introduction 1

Flashback-The Ohio State University Vocal Performance Department, Dr. Hickfang's Voice Studio 3

Prologue 7

Flashback-Ugly 12

Chapter 1 Beauty 15

Flashback-The Miss America Pageant, Backstage Swimsuit Competition 23

Chapter 2 Swimsuit 27

Flashback-My Hand-Me-Down Evening Gown 37

Chapter 3 Evening Gown 41

Flashback-Miss America Talent Competition 48

Chapter 4 Talent 51

Flashback-Interview, Atlantic City Hotel 57

Chapter 5 Interview 61

Flashback-Ohio Stadium Halftime Show 70

Chapter 6 The Bad and the Ugly 73

Chapter 7 The Good 79

Flashback-Being Crowned Miss Ohio 84

Chapter 8 And Finally… 87

Chapter 9 …Wrap It Up in a Bow! 91

Acknowledgments 97

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