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A podcast dedicated to connecting pageants, people and purpose. Conversations between beauty queens, successful entrepreneurs, and people striving to make a difference in their communities.
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Interview with Miss America 1987 Kellye Cash Sheppard


A Final Farewell to SASH Says Podcast
The time has come to say "Goodbye" to SASH Says Podcast. Tune in to hear a brief and encouraging message from Leah.  Follow SASH Says:
July 11, 2021
Interview with Mrs. Central Indiana 2021 Tieree Reid
Tieree Reid is the current Mrs. Central Indiana America 2021 vying for the title of Mrs. Indiana America 2021. She is a wife, mother, and advocate for her platform "Pregnancy and Infancy Loss Awareness." Tieree has spoken to audiences via public appearances, podcast interviews, volunteer projects, and social media educating the public about the importance of providing resources for maternal mental health. Among her favorite scriptures is Philippians 4:8, and she encourages others to daily dwell on positive aspects of life. Her biggest inspiration for competing as a first time contestant is to show her daughter that she, too, can achieve her dreams. Why is Tieree so passionate about infancy loss awareness? What does she plan to gain from her first pageant experience? Tune in now to learn more about Tieree!  Follow Tieree: Follow SASH Says:
May 24, 2021
Interview with Miss East Coast Collegiate USA 2021 Laura Donohue
Laura Donohue is representing the East coast as the inaugural Miss East Coast Collegiate USA 2021. She is currently studying political science with a minor in special education to become a teacher. When not studying, she can be found watching Netflix, dancing, doing yoga, reading, or snuggling with her kitties. Her platform is called "Let's Talk Suicide," which teaches suicide prevention in school. She is training to become a suicide hotline counselor and is so excited to have her current title.  Follow SASH Says:, *Opinions provided in this podcast episode are for informational purposes only. If you need assistance, please seek a licensed and/or medical professional. 
March 24, 2021
Interview with Ms. Massachusetts Woman of Achievement 2021 Cristianna Borelli
Cristianna is from Western Massachusetts. She is a mother, coach, educator and public speaker, focusing on mental health issues and wellbeing. She is the current Ms. Massachusetts Woman of Achievement 2021, representing a dual platform of Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Advocacy. Although she has only been a pageant delegate for the past five years, she has competed all over the globe as a fierce and passionate advocate for people such as herself. Over the course of her lifetime, she had been diagnosed with acute anxiety and depression disorder as well as with a form of bipolar. Through dedication, prayer, medical support and treatment, Cristi has found her way to overcome her battle with her mental health issues. As a two-time survivor of suicide attempt, she has been a keynote speaker- sharing her journey, how she struggled, how she has overcome her obstacles, and how to successfully live as a "face" of mental health issues. Tune in to learn more about Cristianna! Follow SASH Says:
March 06, 2021
Interview with Miss Manchester 2020 Heather Dearborn
Heather Dearborn is the current Miss Manchester 2020 and is excited to compete for the title of Miss New Hampshire (MAO). She is a dancer and will perform a tap dance at the state program. Her social impactive initiative is "We are not a number: Project 42," and she is delighted to be a part of this year's Miss New Hampshire competing class. Fun fact: One of Heather's favorite quotes is from Albert Einstein, "The important thing is not to stop questioning." Tune in to learn more about Heather! Follow Heather: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
February 17, 2021
Interview with Miss Grand Mississippi 2020 Dana Wesley
Dana Wesley is the reigning Miss Grand Mississippi 2020. She is a Cryptologic Linguist for the Army National Guard and hopes to become a Language Analyst for the FBI. Dana advocates for the integration of language and culture into the curriculum for students K-12th grade through her platform, "Cultural Appreciation through Language and Awareness." She is a strong believer in education and encourages youth to observe and learn from other cultures. Dana has studied abroad at prestigious universities such as Korea University and The University of Nebrija in Spain. She is proud to speak three languages-English, Korean, and Spanish.  Tune in to learn more about Dana! Follow Dana: Follow SASH Says:
January 29, 2021
Interview with Ms. of America 2021 Aidan Murphy
Aidan Murphy is the reigning Ms. of America 2021. She is a graduate student at Harvard University and an MBA candidate of Pepperdine University (‘21). Aidan is the founder of #Believe2Read, which focuses on adult literacy and education advocacy. She is also a championship Irish dancer, an advanced scuba diver and archer. Tune in now to learn more about Aidan Murphy! Follow Aidan:  Follow SASH Says Podcast: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."-Eleanor Roosevelt
January 26, 2021
Interview with Miss North Carolina International 2020 Sharniece Springs
Sharniece Springs is a professional plus-size model,  full time pre-law student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and is proud to represent the beautiful state of North Carolina as Miss North Carolina International 2020. Sharniece was honored to place in the top 5 finalist group at the Miss International 2020 competition. As a titleholder, she has made several appearances promoting her platform, "Love Your Genes," a movement that teaches women about body inclusivity.  She is passionate about sharing messages of positive self-esteem and self-compassion. Tune in now to learn more about Sharniece Springs!  Follow Sharniece:  Follow SASH Says:
January 19, 2021
Interview with Miss National Heart of America's Petite Mrs. Illinois 2020
Faith Anna Houk is the 2020-2021 Miss National Heart of America's Petite Mrs. Illinois.  Currently, she is a receptionist at a local salon and day spa as well as a choreographer at The Dance Connection, where she took dance as a child. Faith has been competing in pageants since she was 10 years old, holding regional, state, national and international titles. She is married to the man of her dreams, Dustin. They have been married for five years. Faith is the mother of Addilyn (National Heart of America's Tiny Miss Illinois 2020-2021) and her outgoing 9 year old son, Izaiah. Faith enjoys doing her makeup and hair. She also enjoys spending long nights at the dance studio. Faith's platform is "It Doesn't Cost a Dime to be Kind." Tune in to learn more about Faith Houk! Follow Faith Houk:  Follow SASH Says: "You will reap what you sow." Reference-Galatians 6:7
January 04, 2021
Interview with Miss America 1987 Kellye Cash Sheppard
Competing as Miss Tennessee 1986, Kellye Cash Sheppard captured the title of Miss America 1987. She traveled across the nation promoting the Miss America system and her platform of substance abuse awareness education as well as promoting the "Just Say No" initiative. During her year as Miss America, Kellye appeared on several television shows and media networks. Kellye is a classically trained pianist and vocalist and has performed with many famous artists including her uncle Johnny Cash, Lee Greenwood, and Bob Hope.  After concluding her Miss America reign, she returned to college and launched her music business as a Christian recording artist and speaker. She is happily married to her husband, Todd Sheppard, and is the proud mom of three amazing children, Brady, Cassidy, and Tatum.  Kellye continues to stay involved with the Miss Tennessee and Miss America competitions as a former Miss America and volunteer. Her daughters have both competed in the Miss America system as local titleholders.  Follow Kellye Cash Sheppard: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
December 16, 2020
Interview with Miss South Dakota 2019-2020 Amber Hulse
Amber Hulse is a student at the University of South Dakota earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Non-Profit Studies. She is an honors student, a Senator in the SGA, and Vice President of Marketing for Pi Sigma Epsilon. She hopes to one day attend law school to earn a Juris Doctorate. Her dream is to represent the state of South Dakota in Washington, D.C. as a member of Congress.  Amber works with youth encouraging them to pursue higher education and serves as a mentor through her own non-profit called "Operation Overload: A Confidential Career Briefing." Through this non-profit organization, Amber provides resources to youth concerning opportunities in postsecondary education and career planning. She was honored to be selected Miss South Dakota 2019 and enjoyed competing at the nationally televised Miss America 2020 competition. Amber is excited to continue an extended reign as Miss South Dakota (MAO).  Quote: "The world is run by those who show up." -Robert Johnson Check out Amber's website at! Follow Amber Hulse: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
December 09, 2020
Interview with Pure International Pageants Pure International Teen 2020 Olivia Knight
Olivia Knight is the reigning Pure International Teen 2020 of Pure International Pageants. She is a proud Mississippi native and has represented Mississippi on a national stage. She is passionate about being involved in projects which help support others in her local community as well as the state of Mississippi and beyond. Olivia additionally travels to speak about her platform of anti-bullying and has spoken to audiences of all ages about efforts to stop bullying. Tune in to learn more about Olivia Knight!  Follow Olivia Knight:"Pure International Pageants Pure International Teen"  Follow SASH Says Podcast:  Bible Verse Reference: Isaiah 40:8  Sites Referenced: (For Informative Purposes Only)
December 01, 2020
Interview with Pure International Classy Ms. 2020 Alesha Knight
Alesha Knight is a Jesus follower, wife of 26 years to Preston, mother to Emma (22) and Olivia (19) and a high school math teacher. She came out of pageant retirement after 27 years when her daughter, Olivia, wanted to experience a pageant with her mom. She competed in the Pure National Pageant in 2019 as Classy Ms. Mississippi and won the national title of Pure International Classy Ms. America 2019. In September of 2020, she competed for the International crown and won. Alesha now proudly represents Pure International Pageants as Pure International Classy Ms. 2020. Believing her pageant days and the hope of ever winning a crown were long behind her, Alesha now loves spreading the message that age should never hold us back from realizing our dreams. She is also passionate about the importance of volunteerism to communities and loves encouraging young people to seek out ways they can give back to others. “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18 NIV. Tune in to learn more about Alesha! Episode scripture reference: Jeremiah 29:11 Follow Alesha Knight: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
November 15, 2020
Interview with Mrs. Nevada America 2020 Ashley Tesoro
Ashley Tesoro is the reigning Mrs. Nevada America 2020. She is a mom to three children, Gabriella (6), Anthony(4), and Valentina(20 months). She is a country and gospel singer and Executive Vice President of the Tesoro Ministry Foundation. TMF is a faith based non-profit organization she founded with her husband, Pastor Tony Tesoro,19 years ago. Ashley has starred in 8 films and two television series (including NBC's Saved by the Bell: The New Class and CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful) and has modeled all over the world. She loves giving back to the community and is involved in several charity platforms. Those platforms include: Victoria’s Voice, The Giving Store, Las Vegas Farm, and Shade Tree.  She looks forward to competing in the Mrs. America pageant in January 2021. Follow Ashley Tesoro: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
November 10, 2020
Season 4 Sentiments
Tune in as Leah reflects on Season 4 of SASH Says Podcast.  Follow SASH Says Podcast:
October 18, 2020
Interview with Mrs. Illinois International 2020 Shana Sissel
Shana Sissel is a loving wife, mother, and successful chief investment officer. Even though she is a Massachusetts native, she enjoys living near Chicago, IL. Shana is excited to represent the state of Illinois as Mrs. Illinois International 2020, promoting her platform of improving financial literacy for women. She has appeared on various national and international media outlets including Bloomberg, CNBC, and Fox Business discussing financial topics. Tune in to learn more about Shana Sissel! Follow Shana Sissel: Follow SASH Says: References:
October 14, 2020
Interview with Ms. Connecticut Belleza Latina 2020
Catherine Cortes is a proud Believer, wife, and mother of two who believes that the key to living a happy life is living a giving life. She is excited to compete again for the prestigious title of Ms. Belleza Latina 2022 as the 2020/2021 Ms. Connecticut Belleza Latina.  She hopes to encourage women from all different walks of life and to additionally show them that yes, one can even be a mom and still make one's dreams come true. If crowned with the Ms. Belleza Latina 2022 title, she plans to use it to help other women like herself live and walk a purposeful life. Tune in to learn more about Catherine! Follow Catherine Cortes:  Follow SASH Says Podcast:
October 09, 2020
Interview with Mrs. Pennsylvania America 2020 Marilisa Beatty
Marilisa Beatty is the current Mrs. Pennsylvania America 2020 and will compete for the title of Mrs. America.  Marilisa sees life as an adventure, and she looks forward to encouraging other women across the world to pursue their dreams. She is especially excited to launch her platform project: "Bigger Than Infertility," promoting infertility awareness.  In her free time she enjoys kayaking, golfing, and hosting a YouTube interview show. Tune in now to learn more about Marilisa! Follow Marilisa: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
October 02, 2020
Interview with Miss Earth USA Air 2020 Shannon Lynch
Shannon Lynch was crowned Miss Earth USA Air 2020 after representing the District of Columbia at the Miss Earth USA pageant. No stranger to pageantry, she previously held the titles of Miss DC World 2015 and Miss DC United States 2014. As the daughter of two Army veterans, Shannon has always been interested in public service. After serving in the AmeriCorps, she founded the 501(c)(3) nonprofit She Votes in 2017 with the purpose of helping young women become responsible voters. Shannon graduated with honors from Georgetown University and holds a master's degree from American University. Tune in to learn more about Shannon Lynch! Follow Shannon Lynch: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
September 25, 2020
Interview with Miss Michigan United States 2020 Emma Feeheley
Emma Feeheley is the current Miss Michigan United States 2020 and will compete for the title of Miss United States in October 2020! Her platform promotes the importance of arts education and integration within school systems. Emma founded her own non-profit organization “Crowned and Creative” to make the arts more accessible to teachers, families, and students. Greatly impacted by the arts (especially dancing), she decided to make it her full-time career! She is currently a dance teacher and company director, working with children of all ages. She is excited to  advocate for the arts and teaches students the importance of finding courage through creative expression. Tune in to learn more about Emma! Follow Emma Feeheley: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
September 21, 2020
Interview with Miss Teen Liverpool 2020 Libby Smith
Libby Smith is the current Miss Teen Liverpool 2020 and is competing for the national title of Miss Teen Great Britain 2020. She has been competing in pageantry for four years. Her platform is "Time For Talk," which is a campaign that aims to raise awareness of speech delay. How did she get involved in pageantry? Why is she so passionate about speech delay awareness? What would she do if crowned the next Miss Teen Great Britain? Tune in to hear more about an outstanding young lady! Follow SASH Says Podcast:
September 16, 2020
Miss Rodeo Washington 2020 Madi Casto
Madi Casto began her horseback riding dream when she rode a retired rope horse named "Missy" at the young age of two. She has competed in horsemen and barrel racing competitions throughout the Pacific Northwest earning several awards and recognitions. Madi is a proud graduate of Eastern Washington University, earning a bachelor's degree in Geography and will graduate in 2020 with two master's degrees in Urban and Regional Planning and Public Administration (with a focus on rural development and land use). Coming from Otis Orchards, Washington, Madi is excited to represent the state of Washington at the Miss Rodeo America competition as Miss Rodeo Washington 2020. What will she promote during her year? Tune in to find out! Follow Madi Casto: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
September 11, 2020
Interview with USOA Mrs. Riverside County 2020 Elizabeth Peace
Elizabeth Peace is an Air Force veteran, and former journalist and TV news anchor. She is a blogger and podcaster for Purpose Over Perfect, and founded Operation Innocence, a non-profit designed to protect military children from child sexual abuse. She is a trained facilitator for Darkness to Light, teaching the Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention program. Elizabeth is the founder of St. George News, the largest news and media organization in southern Utah, volunteers as a judge for the Society of Professional Journalists annual Media in Excellence awards, and taught social media, broadcast journalism, and public relations courses in the DC area. An avid volunteer, she has served on the board of directors for the Washington City Chamber of Commerce and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). One of her favorite quotes is "Be the mentor you needed when you were a child," and encourages others to be great mentors to children everywhere.  Tune in to hear more about Elizabeth! Follow Elizabeth Peace:  Facebook Page: USOA Mrs. Riverside County 2020 Follow SASH Says:
August 21, 2020
Interview with Noble Mrs. West Tennessee Nation Nationals 2020 Brandi Jo Middleton
Brandi Jo Middleton is a proud wife, mother, author, speaker and businesswoman. She is excited to compete for the title of Mrs./Ms. National Nationals 2021 as Mrs. West Tennessee Nation Nationals 2020. Brandi has overcome many obstacles including battling obesity, extreme hair loss, depression and an eating disorder (which lasted 25 years). After being told by a doctor that she would not see her son grow up if she did not pursue a healthier lifestyle, she decided to turn to God for guidance, as well as attend therapy, Celebrate Recovery classes and Overeaters Anonymous. She shares her story of overcoming hardships to encourage others. Brandi's passion is helping women find confidence in themselves as individuals and teaches a program, "Crowning Confidence." Through the program, she uses a variety of methods to help empower women to feel confident and succeed. She believes that when a woman is truly confident, she can change the world.   Follow Brandi Jo Middleton: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
August 20, 2020
Interview with Mrs. DC American 2020 Helene Meister
Helene Meister was crowned the first Mrs. DC American 2020. She is a loving wife, mother and fashion consultant. Helene is an advocate for special needs children, and has worked in several programs and support groups that provide resources for parents of special needs children. She additionally organizes a school supplies drive for the Kids in Need foundation. Helene is a proud graduate of American University with a Juris Doctor and recently earned a master's degree. She is also bilingual, speaking French and English.  Tune in to find out more about Helene Meister! Follow Helene Meister: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
August 14, 2020
Interview with Miss Vermont USA 2020 Shannah Weller
Shannah Weller is the reigning Miss Vermont USA, and is looking forward to representing Vermont at the Miss USA competition.  She has been involved in several community service projects and is passionate about helping others succeed. After the loss of her sister to Cystic Fibrosis, Shannah now works very closely with the CF Foundation as an advocate and board member of Tomorrow’s Leaders, a CF young professionals organization. She also owns a blog called "Uniquely Me" that celebrates confidence in women with mental and physical differences. Outside of work and pageantry, Shannah loves to write, volunteer, hike, be outdoors, and spend time with family.  Follow Shannah Weller: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
August 12, 2020
Interview with Miss America 2016 and Author of "Miss Unlikely" Betty Maxwell
Betty Maxwell traveled thousands of miles promoting the Miss America system as well as volunteering in countless community service projects as an official National Goodwill Ambassador of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.She is a classically trained opera singer, speaker, makeup artist and author. Her book, "Miss Unlikely: From Farm Girl to Miss America," is an autobiography in which she describes her childhood growing up on a farm in Georgia, stories from her high school years, her journey to Miss America and life after the crown. She additionally shares advice for anyone experiencing love, loss, tragedy as well as triumph. Since her reign as Miss America, Betty uses her voice to inspire others to pursue their dreams, and to never give up believing in God's plan.  Tune in to find out more about Betty Cantrell Maxwell. Follow SASH Says Podcast: Follow Betty Maxwell: Purchase "Miss Unlikely:From Farm Girl to Miss America":
August 06, 2020
Interview with Miss Rodeo Colorado America 2020 Hailey Frederiksen
Hailey Frederiksen is a first-generation college graduate, earning a bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences with a concentration in Agricultural Business from Colorado State University. Growing up as an only child on her family's ranch, she developed a love for horses and the western way of life at an early age. She entered the sport of barrel racing at the age of two, which then led her to compete in local saddle clubs and jackpots across the state of Colorado. As a former member of 4-H, Hailey also enjoyed showing market and breeding swine for ten consecutive years. She is proud to represent the state of Colorado as the 64th Miss Rodeo Colorado and is eager to educate the public about the sport of rodeo.  Why did Hailey want to become Miss Rodeo Colorado? How does she inspire others to love rodeo and agriculture? Tune in to find out! Follow Hailey Frederiksen: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
July 30, 2020
Welcome to Season 4
Tune in for a quick welcome message from Leah Hadder.  We are excited to release the new fourth season of SASH Says Podcast!  Follow SASH Says Podcast:
July 29, 2020
Season 3 Sentiments
Tune in as Leah reflects on Season 3 of SASH Says Podcast! Follow SASH Says Podcast: Contact:
July 07, 2020
Interview with Mrs. Tennessee Captivating 2020 Dr. Tiffany Purnell
Dr. Tiffany Purnell is the current Mrs. Tennessee Captivating 2020 and is vying for the title of Mrs. Captivating. She is the founder of S.A.S.H.® (Students Against Self-Hatred). The purpose of S.A.S.H.® is to teach young girls the importance of being confident and loving themselves. Dr. Purnell hosts SASHversations, a podcast that highlights titleholders and their platforms. Dr. Purnell is also the creator of SASHversations Magazine, which will debut in July 2020. Through S.A.S.H.®, SAShversations podcast, and SASHversations Magazine, Dr. Purnell empowers young girls and women, which is her platform.  Tune in to learn more about Tiffany! Follow Tiffany Purnell: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
July 03, 2020
Interview with Ms. Goa 2020 Emma Patrick
Emma Patrick is the reigning Ms. Goa 2020 of the Miss Mystic Beauty pageant system. She currently resides in the UK and has been involved in pageantry for several years. Emma enjoys promoting two platforms: Samaritans (resource helpline) and "Community and Cultures Together." Emma has a passion for helping others with creating friendships, raising awareness for certain platforms, and raising funds for charities. She is also a very creative individual, once sewing a dress from railway tickets! Tune in now to learn more about Emma!  Follow Emma Patrick: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
July 01, 2020
Interview with Ms. Diamond South Yorkshire 2020 Charlotte Lister
Charlotte Lister is the current Ms. Diamond South Yorkshire U.K. and is vying for the title of the next Ms. Diamond U.K. Charlotte has competed in several national and international pageants for over 8 years. She additionally writes for Pageant Magazine and hosts written interviews on her website. Charlotte enjoys finding creative ways to promote her platform, "Cancer Awareness and End of Life Care."  Tune in to hear more about Charlotte Lister!  "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”-Henry Ford "Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."- Zig Ziglar Follow Charlotte Lister: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
June 19, 2020
Interview with Sherri Owens of Sassy Ink Design
Sherri Owens is the Founder and Owner of the award-winning graphic design studio, Sassy Ink Design. Sherri's specialty is taking your "pageant look" to the next level by assisting clients with branding design for social media platforms, print ads, autograph cards, websites and more. With over 18 years of pageant experience competing, judging and coaching, Sherri has the professionalism and artistic eye to help you capture the crown! Tune in to hear Sherri's advice on how to win your title via branding design.  Follow Sherri Owens: Contact: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
June 06, 2020
Interview with Miss South Staffordshire International 2020 Caitlin Samuel-Camps
Caitlin Samuel-Camps is a finalist in the Miss International UK 2020 Pageant. Her current title is Miss South Staffordshire International 2020. Caitlin is a university student, earning a degree in Business Management (Enterprise).  She is passionate about her platform, "Time to Change," and works in numerous events and appearances promoting the importance of mental health awareness. While not competing in pageantry, she enjoys freelance fashion and beauty modeling.  Follow Caitlin Samuel-Camps: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
June 04, 2020
Interview with Mrs. Louisiana International 2020
"Laissez les bon temps rouler!"  Mrs. Louisiana International 2020 Laura Obier is a proud Louisiana native. She is excited to represent the great state of Louisiana at the Miss International competition. She is married to Hampton Obier and mother to four amazing children.  Laura graduated from Louisiana State University ("Geaux Tigers!") with a degree in Public Relations. During her reign as Mrs. Louisiana International, Laura plans to promote her platform of sharing hope and inspiration for grieving children through participating in Experience Camps.  In between working full-time as a realtor/business owner, she enjoys modeling and acting part-time, as well as writing on her blog at  Tune in to find out more about the lovely Mrs. Louisiana International 2020! Follow Laura Obier: Contact: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
June 01, 2020
Interview with Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier
Camille Schrier competed in the Miss America competition as Miss Virginia 2019 when she captured the title of Miss America 2020 on December 19, 2019. Inspiring young girls across the nation to pursue studying the sciences, Camille performed a science experiment showing the "catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide." Her talent has been viewed by millions across the globe. She is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech University, earning dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Systems Biology with honors. She is now pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University. Camille desires to utilize her time as Miss America 2020 to promote her social impact initiative of "Mind Your Meds: Drug Safety and Abuse Prevention from Pediatrics to Geriatrics." Camille has been seen on numerous media outlets such as The Today Show, CNN, Inside Edition, The Kelly Clarkson Show and much more. Additionally, she was awarded the "Engineering Champion Award" by the Phi Sigma Rho National Sorority.  Tune in now to learn more about Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier! Follow Camille Schrier:
May 22, 2020
Interview with Ms. Classic Diamond United Kingdom 2019 Sonja Wilson and Miss Diamond United Kingdom 2019 Sofia Mayers
Ms. Classic Diamond United Kingdom 2019 Sonja Wilson and Miss Diamond United Kingdom 2019 Sofia Mayers are quite the mother/daughter "dynamic duo." Both Sonja and Sofia had made history by being the first mother/daughter interview on SASH Says Podcast! No strangers to pageantry, both have won national level titles, walked in fashion runways, appeared on several media interviews and have competed in pageants the UK as well as the USA. Striving to make a difference in their local and national communities, Sonja and Sofia continually promote positivity in pageantry by encouraging others to be kind, support one another, and be confident in who they are as individuals.  Tune in to hear more about these inspirational queens. Follow Sonja Wilson: Follow Sofia Mayers: Contact: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
May 06, 2020
Interview with Ms. Diamond Cheshire 2020 Julie Hawkins
Julie Hawkins is the reigning Ms. Diamond Cheshire 2020. She has been involved in pageantry for over 5 years, winning both national and international titles. Julie adores the positive energy pageants can bring. One of her favorite aspects about pageants is the way contestants can come together to help good causes while having fun! When she is not promoting her platforms, she enjoys volunteering for a local pug rescue, riding horses and sewing.  Tune in now to learn more about Julie! Follow Julie Hawkins on Facebook: "Ms. Diamond Cheshire 2020" Follow Miss Diamond United Kingdom: Contact: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
April 14, 2020
Interview with Miss Oregon USA 2020 Katerina Villegas
Katerina Villegas is the reigning Miss Oregon USA 2020. She is currently earning a doctoral degree, and has traveled several miles promoting her platform. In addition to competing in pageants, Katerina is an accomplished music artist with two music chart hits. Why did she choose to compete in the Miss Oregon USA competition? How has she been able to promote her platform with the Miss Oregon USA 2020 title? Tune in to find out! Follow Katerina Villegas: Follow SASH Says Podcast:
April 07, 2020
Interview with Andrea Kellum of Changing Crowns Ministries
Andrea Kellum is an author, speaker, wife, and mother. She is the founder of Changing Crowns Ministries based in Alabama. No stranger to the pageant industry, Andrea is a former national pageant titleholder and internationally recognized pageant coach who has helped numerous pageant contestants win pageant competitions. In 2017, Andrea felt the call to begin Changing Crowns Ministries to teach God's Word to others. Andrea has appeared on several television shows , radio shows, and other media platforms such as "Atlanta Live," WDJC's "Roxanne and Ace"- "A Call To Prayer" and "The Christian View" broadcast. Currently, she has published multiple books and now leads an international Facebook group (of over 3,000 members), "Coffee and Jesus," which provides ministry resources for women. Tune in to find out more about Andrea Kellum!  Follow Andrea Kellum: Contact: Scripture References: John 10:27, 1 Samuel 16:7, Psalm 91, Matthew 28:19-20 Follow SASH Says Podcast: Contact:
April 03, 2020
Interview with Miss Universe Great Britain Finalist 2020 Rosemary Lloyd
"Hello Darlings!" Today we welcome a Miss Universe Great Britain Finalist 2020 interview guest to the show. She is a well-known London model as well as an multi-award winning pageant titleholder, neuroscience degree college graduate and charity chairperson for the "Ladies of All Nations" organization.  Rosemary Lloyd is additionally working to support funding for the Miss Universe Great Britain charity, "A-Sisterhood Organization." Rosemary is passionate about empowering women to "turn their pain into power." She has even received awards such as "Miss Most Inspiration of the Year" and "Best Beauty Queen of 2019" for her community service achievements. Tune in to hear more about this amazing young woman.  Follow Rosemary Lloyd: Follow SASH Says Podcast: Contact:
March 29, 2020
Interview with Krystle Saulsberry of Krystle Clear Pageantry
Krystle Saulsberry is a pageant consultant, financial coach, author, content creator, and speaker. Krystle is the Owner and Founder of Krystle Clear Pageantry. Krystle Clear Pageantry is web based platform designed to coach and educate women and girls on how to have a winning mindset, make a good presentation, and develop self- confidence. Krystle has coached numerous contestants and has a passion for mentoring others to succeed not only in pageantry, but in life! Tune in now to learn more about Krystle Saulsberry.  Follow Krystle Saulsberry: Follow SASH Says Podcast: Contact:
March 28, 2020
Welcome to Season 3
Welcome to Season 3! This season will be full of uplifting quotes, laughs, and a lot of fun conversations. Tune in now to hear the first episode of this brand new season.  Follow SASH Says Podcast: Contact:
March 27, 2020
Season 2 Sentiments
Tune in as Leah Hadder of SASH: Pageant Consulting reflects on Season 2 of SASH Says and announces some news for Season 3! You don't want to miss this episode.  Follow SASH Says Podcast: Contact:
March 26, 2020
Interview with Mrs. Australia International 2020 Laura Ratliff
"G'day Mates!" SASH Says welcomes the first Australian native guest to the show! Laura Jane Ratliff is an entrepreneur, speaker, and philanthropist. She created her own entertainment business, "Fairy La La Land" to inspire children through song, dance and puppetry. Seeing a need to provide help for numerous children living in poverty, Laura works with The McCabe Foundation which supports The Nancy Lieberman Charities, providing opportunities for children to help them succeed in life endeavors. She is happily married to Bart Ratliff, and currently resides in Utah. Want to know more about Mrs. Australia International 2020? Tune in now! Follow Laura Ratliff: Contact: Follow SASH Says Podcast: Contact:
March 18, 2020
Chin Up Crown Up
"They" say to keep your chin up princess or the crown falls, but what if it seems too hard to stay confident? How do you keep a positive mindset or a happy attitude when people are treating you poorly or are criticizing your every move? Tune in as Leah discusses her thoughts on how to remain steadfast in reaching a goal without letting the "haters" get the best of you.  Follow SASH Says Podcast: Contact:
February 21, 2020
Interview with Miss Universe Norway 2019 Helene Abildsnes
Helene Abildsnes is a native Norwegian who loves her country and was honored to be crowned Miss Universe Norway 2019. Helene is passionate about using her title as Miss Universe Norway 2019 to give back to her local and state communities through her involvement in community outreach projects.  What may surprise some about Helene is that she enjoys studying robotics and is a professional Automator. She has spoken to young girls throughout Norway encouraging them to study mathematics and science-related topics. In addition to competing in pageants, Helene enjoys modeling. Tune in now to learn more about this amazing woman! Follow SASH Says Podcast: Contact: Follow Helene Abildsnes: Contact:
February 12, 2020
Director Conflicts: Help Me!
What do you do when you and your director do not see "eye to eye"? Do you stay quiet? Should you speak up? Is communication really the "key" to success in a conflict situation?  Tune in as Leah shares advice how to handle conflicts with "that" type of director. You do not want to miss this.  Follow SASH Says Podcast:
February 11, 2020
Interview with Mrs. North Carolina International 2014 and Director of NC International Pageants Lee Pettyjohn
Lee Pettyjohn is a former Mrs. North Carolina International 2014 and now serves the International Pageants system as the North Carolina International Pageants director. In this interview, Leah and Lee discuss all things related to participating in the North Carolina International pageant system, advice on developing a platform, the skills you obtain while competing in a pageant and information about the numerous opportunities any North Carolina International pageant queen gets to experience.  You do not want to miss this episode! Tune in now to find out more about Lee Pettyjohn.  Follow SASH Says Podcast: Contact: Follow North Carolina International Pageants: Contact:
February 09, 2020
A Quick Speech
Leah Hadder of SASH: Pageant Consulting briefly shares some pageant competition advice from a previously recorded video from her reign as Miss Petite Tennessee 2019. Be prepared. Take risks. You have what it takes to succeed! Tune in for a quick motivational speech before you enter your next pageant. Follow SASH Says Podcast: Contact:
February 07, 2020
Interview with Miss Idaho Earth USA 2020 Paige Jensen
Paige Jensen has been involved in the pageant industry for several years. She is a former Miss Teen of America and the current Miss Idaho Earth USA 2020. In addition to competing in pageants, she loves to ski, hike, and participate in other adventurous outdoor activities in her beautiful home state of Idaho.  Paige is the first Idahoan to be interviewed on SASH Says. Tune in to hear more about Paige and her thoughts related to pageant appearances, preparing to compete for the Miss Earth USA national title, and the skills she has learned throughout her titleholder journey! Follow SASH Says Podcast: Contact: Follow Paige Jensen: Contact:
February 06, 2020
Busy Bee Beauty Queen
Tune in as Leah shares tips for how to be productive, not just busy each day. There are so many great scheduling techniques, time management incentives, multitasking methods and more.  These tips can also relate to competition! Let's get motivated, encouraged, and excited about making the most out of our busy!! Follow SASH Says podcast: Contact:
February 05, 2020
Interview with Miss Rhode Island Earth USA 2020 Allie Curtis
Miss Rhode Island Earth USA 2020 Allie Curtis is an amazing individual . She has held titles such as Miss Rhode Island America 2015, is a former America's Miss World Rhode Island and Miss Rhode Island Earth USA 2019 and 2020.  She is "more than just a pretty face," graduating with degrees from multiple universities such as Syracuse University, Brown University, Salve Regina University and Community College of Rhode Island. Allie is a two time TEDxSpeaker, and is currently serving in the U.S. military. Thank you for your service, Allie! Tune in to find out more about Allie today! Follow SASH Says Podcast: Follow Allie Curtis: Contact:
January 30, 2020
Let's Quit the Comparison Game
Stop letting comparison and intimidation get the best of you! You have what it takes to succeed! Believe in yourself and have confidence that you can reach whatever goal you want to achieve. Tune in as Leah shares one of her experiences of when she battled with intimidation that almost cost her a pageant title.  Follow: SASH Says podcast Contact:
January 29, 2020
Interview with Founder of Mom Queen Boutique Melissa Pocza
She is a businesswoman extraordinaire, published author, titleholder of numerous crowns, a loving wife and proud mom. Melissa has made quite a name for herself in the business industry as well as in pageants. Though she is very accomplished, Melissa has overcome many obstacles that she believes contributes to her success. She travels and has made numerous appearances to organizations sharing her story of overcoming oppositions during her childhood, and gives advice for others facing life challenges.  How does she juggle "life after the crown"? What advice does she give to others to press forward in life? Tune in to find out! Follow SASH: Pageant Consulting Follow Melissa Pocza:
January 23, 2020
I'm the Odd One
Do you ever feel different? Are you the "odd" one of the group? Do your interests vary outside a norm? Tune in as Leah shares her insight of what it's like to feel left out and how to motivate yourself to keep moving forward! Follow SASH: Pageant Consulting Contact:
January 22, 2020
Interview with Mrs. Midwest Agriculture America 2020 Rosanne Plante
Rosanne Plante is a well known pageant queen, motivational speaker, attorney and legal assistant. She has traveled across the nation promoting her platform, "Green Ambassadors," which links home gardeners with excess produce to soup kitchens and food pantries that help feed the hungry. She has competed in several pageant systems and has served as a legal advisor for the Miss Nationwide Foundation and pageant.  What some may not know is that Rosanne's husband, Chad, is a traumatic brain injury survivor. Both Rosanne and Chad have made several appearances and speaking engagements sharing Chad's recovery story to inspire others to persevere through tough times, and to not lose faith in God. Her work with traumatic brain injury survivors and families was recognized by the Global Beauty Awards, and Rosanne was honored with a nomination in the "Best Story/Most Impactful" category.  Tune in to find out more about Rosanne! Follow SASH Says Podcast: Contact: Follow Rosanne Plante:
January 18, 2020
Welcome to Season 2
Welcome to Season 2 of SASH Says.  Welcome to SASH Says...Season Two! This is a podcast dedicated to pageant queens, successful entrepreneurs, and people making a difference in their communities. Tune in to each episode as Leah Hadder of SASH: Pageant Consulting shares her quirky insight to discussing pageants, connecting with people and finding your purpose. Follow SASH Says: Contact:
January 08, 2020
Interview with Miss World North Carolina 2019 Maggie Whittemore
Maggie Whittemore received the news that every runner up only dreams of, "You may now resume the duties of the title. Let's schedule your crowning moment." What an amazing accomplishment! Maggie is so excited to share her insight about competing and connecting skills learned in pageantry to the career world. Maggie promotes messages of positive body image and encouraging young women to love who they are as individuals. Tune in to learn more about our current Miss World World North Carolina 2019.  Follow SASH: Pageant Consulting on social media: Follow Maggie on social media: 
December 14, 2019
Season 1 Sentiments
Tune in as Leah shares a confessional about the journey of constructing the SASH Says podcast and what she has learned from her interview guests. Unfiltered, open, transparent and unabridged viewpoints. Thank you for supporting this podcast! Follow SASH:Pageant Consulting on social media: Contact:
December 13, 2019
Interview with Miss International 2019 Ava Hill
Ava Hill competed in her first pageant with purple and black hair, tattoos, and piercings. She is from a small town in North Dakota, and actually entered the Miss North Dakota International 2019 pageant at the last minute! How did she capture the title of Miss International, and what has she accomplished since the crowning moment? Tune in to learn more! Follow SASH: Pageant Consulting on social media: Contact: Follow Ava Hill on social media:
December 12, 2019
Attitude of Gratitude
How can we stay thankful in this season of life ? Is there a simple way to be thankful for what we have and to keep a positive mindset each day? Tune in as Leah Hadder of SASH: Pageant Consulting shares a few quick tips on how to retain an attitude of gratitude! Scripture Reference: Philippians 4:11-13 ESV Follow SASH: Pageant Consulting on social media: Contact:
December 10, 2019
Interview with Tim Tialdo
Tim Tialdo is a professional pageant emcee, host, tv personality, and published author. He has made numerous appearances on television interviewing celebrities and recently co-hosted the Miss Teen USA 2019 pageant with Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez. It is no surprise that he was voted Pageant Planet's Best Emcee of 2018. How did he climb the ladder to media success? What advice does Tim have for those trying to reach their goals in pageantry and beyond? Tune in now to find out!  Follow SASH: Pageant Consulting on social media: Contact: Follow Tim Tialdo: Contact:
November 19, 2019
Go for It!
Have you ever had a dream and decided to pursue it? If not, what's stopping you from fulfilling that dream? As they say, "You'll never know if you don't try." Tune in as Leah shares a brief message about stepping forward in faith.  Follow SASH:Pageant Consulting on social media:
November 18, 2019
Interview with Mrs. Missouri United States 2019 Chelsea George
Beginning her journey in pageantry as a true "newbie" to earning multiple titles, and recently placing at Mrs. United States as a Top Ten finalist, Chelsea George has quite an amazing story. Her platform is "Protect the Skin You're In" which educates the community about melanoma and skin cancer prevention.  Chelsea is a proud military wife and mother of two.   What inspired Chelsea to compete? Why is her platform so important to her? What has she enjoyed most about her reign as Mrs. Missouri United States 2019? All of these questions are answered in today's podcast.  Tune in now!  Follow SASH:Pageant Consulting on social media: Contact: Follow Chelsea George on social media: Contact Mrs. Missouri United States Pageant:
November 15, 2019
Person of Influence
Be a person of influence. Use your leadership position to do good in the community. Royally reign in integrity! Tune in as Leah shares her thoughts about using time wisely as an opportunity to make a difference.  Scripture reference: Psalm 139:13-15 ESV Follow SASH: Pageant Consulting on social media:
November 14, 2019
Interview with Heather Habura of Heather Habura Studios
Pageant coaching is no joke. Some say that it's an "all the rage" topic in today's pageant industry. What makes a good pageant coach? Should you hire one? Is it appropriate to only work with one coach or many? Tune in as Heather Habura of Heather Habura Studios and Leah Hadder of SASH: Pageant Consulting take on the challenge of "chatting it all out." You don't want to miss this conversation!  Follow SASH: Pageant Consulting on social media: Contact: Follow Heather Habura on social media: Contact Heather Habura:
November 07, 2019
Call Me Coach
Finding a great coach can be one of the most difficult aspects of any competition preparation. What are some characteristics that pageant queens need to look for in a pageant coach? Tune in as Leah shares some quick tips on how to find the perfect coach for you! Follow SASH: Pageant Consulting on social media:
November 02, 2019
Interview with Mrs. Kansas United States 2019 Randi Cole
Randi Cole's pageant journey is quite an amazing story.  This pageant rookie overcame the odds by winning her very first pageant, Mrs. Kansas United States 2019! Randi definitely exemplifies taking opportunities to live your life to the fullest and is more than just a pretty face. She is frequently seen "putting her crown to work" through various community service projects. We at SASH are huge fans of Randi, and we know that after listening to this interview, you will be too! Follow SASH: Pageant Consulting on social media: Follow Randi Cole on social media: Follow Hearing Charities of America: Contact Kansas United States Pageants:
October 26, 2019
Rookie of the Year
Now a successful business owner, beauty queen, speaker and pageant coach, perhaps no one would have thought that Leah Hadder was once unfamiliar with common pageant terms such as "platform" or "stage ready makeup." She once wasn't able to properly apply facial beauty products. Tune in as Leah describes what she believes is her "Chapter One" story in pageantry-her first pageant experience! Contact: Follow SASH: Pageant Consulting on social media:
October 25, 2019
Interview with Pure International Ms. 2019 Marsha Trammell
How did a small town gal from the "Chocolate Roll Capital of the World" capture the international title of Pure International Ms. 2019? It wasn't easy, that's for sure! Marsha Trammell made history as the first Arkansan to win not only Pure International Ms. America, but the international title as well. Tune in as Marsha shares her story of what made her international crowning moment so worthwhile.  Follow SASH: Pageant Consulting on social media: Follow Marsha Trammell on social media:
October 19, 2019
Confessions of an Underdog
What could be the connection between a favorite interview question, evening gowns, and...Babe Ruth? Tune in to find out! From labeled as a "could be prettier gal" to modeling on television, Leah has had her fair share of struggles overcoming thoughts of doubt and insecurity. Today, she shares a brief message encouraging others to not give up hope during difficult times and to pursue their dreams.  Follow SASH: Pageant Consulting on social media:
October 17, 2019
Welcome to SASH Says
Welcome to SASH Says, a podcast dedicated to pageant queens, successful entrepreneurs, and people making a difference in their communities. Tune in to each episode as Leah Hadder of SASH: Pageant Consulting shares her quirky insight to discussing pageants, connecting with people and finding your purpose.  Follow SASH: Pageant Consulting on social media:
October 16, 2019