Join Teresa as she welcomes JJ Smith, expert communicator who brings the "Interview" to life for his many pageant winners. JJ discusses how he prepares these professional beauties to take it the next level with clear and memorable answers to questions that cannot be prepared for.
JJ Smith founded WinnerViews in Houston Texas. According to J.J., "You can change a swimsuit or evening gown, but a winning interview leaves a lasting impression." For the record, Texas-born J.J. has coached many winners of the coveted Miss Texas USA title as well as an array of contestants who have been a runner-up or a semifinalist in the pageant every year since 1990, which included three Miss USA winners as well as a Miss Universe. For his rare accomplishments and insight, J.J. is known in some pageant circles as the one to go to in order to perfect your interview skills.
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"During my quest for the crown, I had put together a fabulous wardrobe, was at my swimsuit best and my talent song sounded great, but something was missing. After meeting with J.J., my talent number was completely choreographed, and he had changed me from a girl who likes to sing into a performer. I also felt like I had doubled the effectiveness of my interview skills. Because of him, the confidence that I had going onto the Miss Texas stage was an incredible feeling."
Miss Houston (MAO) 1999
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