We took nominations for who you thought were the top pageant directors over the last year and the votes are in! The tallies came in for who you thought were the top directors and without further ado, here they are!
10. Stephanie Warren Harris
America’s Natural Supreme Beauties is an up and coming event that is getting more popular every year, and perhaps some of that is due to the direction of Stephanie Harris. Stephanie takes the #10 spot in our top pageant directors.
9. Patty Hawkins
Miss American Coed has been around for several decades and Patty serves as the national director but also the state director for the majority of programs across the country. Many contestants who have participated in this program speak highly of Patty’s commitment to her winners and the positive values promoted by the system.
8. Steve and Kathleen Mayes
With National American Miss being such a big player in the game of pageantry overall, it’s not surprising that these two are appearing on our top ten list. They grew the National American Miss program into one of the most popular programs for young women in the country!
7. Liz McKinnon
Liz has directed more than 60 pageants and currently runs the National Canadian Girl program. The fact that she has successfully dedicated so many pageants means she has impacted a lot of young women and their families, which is why she’s appearing on the top ten list!
6. Renee McNair
Renee has earned her reputation working with the Miss United States program in North Carolina and South Carolina. This program is really picking up steam not just in these states but around the country. They have a broad range of eligibility in their age categories, so if you want to become a part of this program, now is definitely the time!
5. Breanne Ewing
This is the second mention for NAM directors on our list, and it’s clear that the queens who have had Breanne as a director are thrilled to have gotten the opportunity to work with her!
4. Nikki Clark
Miss Teen America seemingly dropped off the radar for a few years but it is back and better than ever. If you’re a Jr. Teen or a Teen, don’t miss out the great opportunities to represent this system and interact with a highly-recommended director!
3. Valerie Best
Valerie is the director of the BEST Shining Stars pageant in Indiana with lots of prelims throughout the state. Contestants in this program enjoy the positive experience to build their self-esteem.
2. Pat Miller
Pure American pageants is pretty new on the radar, but this is good news for contestants who are looking for a new program to try out. With a lot of categories, women of all ages enjoy this program with prelims across the country as well as a national program.
1. Jackie B. Watson
USA National Miss is another program to try out if you’re looking for a fun, fresh pageant to hone your skills and represent your state or the national pageant! Jackie’s queens are thrilled with the effort she makes to serve young women everywhere!
Congratulations to all of the top ten! We at the Pageant Planet are happy to share who you voted as the best!