The Pageantry Interview featuring Kirsten
Haglund. She grew up fast as Miss America
2008, and she promises that she’s hardly
peaking at 20.
144 American Coed
ALL THAT GLITTERS IS SILVER
American Coed Pageants gives thanks and celebrates 25 years of making girls’ dreams come true.
174 Miss Florida SUNSHINE STATE SURPRISE Sierra Minott took home the title of Miss Florida and now she’s preparing for the chance of a lifetime at Miss America.
ON THE COVER:
GOWN BY: Tiffany Designs PHOTOGRAPHER: TED WEST
Maria Serrao has overcome doubt with determination, en route to establshing a career in a field that some told her she couldn’t.
By Eve Matheson
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
It doesn’t matter which industry you’re looking to break into—if you don’t do your homework, you’ll find most doors are shut.
By Tisha Savage
HOT AND HEALTHY
Backstage experts leak the styles and products for the hottest homemade looks.
By Christina M. Kane
BIPPITY BOPPITY JEWELS! You don’t need a team of mice and a magical pumpkin to be Cinderella at this year’s Prom. By Stefanie Somers 76 Prom Accessories ADD SOME EXTRA STYLE Find the finishing touches for your Prom look.
80 Prom Makeup
PROM NIGHT MAKEUP MAGIC The greatest trick you can perform is making it look like you’re not wearing any makeup at all. By Myriam Fux
110 Prom Hair
FASHION FORWARD PROM There are a variety of hot styles for 2009, so why not infuse your prom look with some Fashion Week glam? By Lilliam Penaloza
LOSING WEIGHT, EATING GREAT A healthy nutrition routine doesn’t have to mean an evil diet when it comes to building and maintaining strong muscle. By Mike Mauney
140 Body Shaping PICKING THE PERFECT POUT It takes the right consideration and choice to achieve dazzling stage presence with kissably soft results. By Dr. Ronald Bergman