PAGEANT TEAM

aboutus_right_ladyLAINE BERRY
Master Stylist Laine Berry pairs educational knowledge with practical experience to give her client the most comprehensive styling experience in the industry. An alumnus of the University of Central Arkansas Laine studied fashion design for the stage, with ambitions of becoming a costumier for theatrical production. The technical knowledge acquired through the educational process allows Laine to immediately define the needs of the individual contestant to showcase her attributes at their highest and best level during onstage competition.
Laine is also a former contestant, and is one of only a handful of women to have won the coveted ‘Triple Crown’ of Mrs. level pageantry, having held the titles of Mrs. Arkansas America 2003, Mrs. Arkansas International 2005 and Mrs. Arkansas United States in 2007. In 2008 Laine won the ‘superbowl of married women’s pageantry’, competing against women from the 50 states and around the globe to win the title of Mrs. International 2008. During her reign Laine travelled nearly 100,000 miles promoting her platform of Women’s Heart Disease Education and Awareness, and serving as a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association. Laine is one of the few stylist in the nation that has an intimate understanding of the realities of competition, having stood onstage as a contestant at both the state and national level.
Laine opened The Royal We in 2008, and since that time has styled over 100 winners of state titles in the America, USA and International pageant systems, as well as having clients consistently place in the top ten and top five at the national level competition of these systems. Elite level contestants receive the very best styling expertise in the industry from Laine Berry, as well as a warm, personal service experience.

 

aboutus_right_ladyVALERIE HAYES
Valerie Hayes, The Pageant Coach™, is the recognized leader in pageant coaching in the United States and has an established following worldwide. Valerie is an expert in platform development, appearance strategy, content generation, interview skill development, and has the proven experience to coach and mentor you to success. Her list of winners includes local, state, national and international level titleholders in Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, National American Miss, Mrs. International, Miss International, Miss Teen International, Miss High School America, Miss Collegiate America…and many, many more. Valerie is the official pageant interview coach for Miss/Teen Alaska USA, Miss/Teen Arkansas USA, Miss/Teen Illinois USA, Miss/Teen Kansas USA, Miss/Teen Missouri USA, Miss/Teen Nebraska USA, and Miss/Teen Oklahoma USA as well as several other prestigious pageants. Additionally, Valerie was recently selected by the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen national organization to be the exclusive pageant coach instructor on the topics of platform and pageant interview at the MAOTeen Teens in Training Camp.

Valerie has a degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and loves working with pageant contestants because she believes pageants are really about personal development and learning important life skills. She has won several Toastmaster’s public speaking awards as well as the Dale Carnegie Outstanding Speaker award and teaches contestants to interview based on techniques used by professional speakers and corporate spokespersons.

Valerie has been featured on CNN multiple times as an expert pageant coach and has also appeared on NBC, MTV, and ABC’s Good Morning, America. Additionally, she’s been interviewed by both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and has been a regularly featured author for pageant magazines. In addition to her recognized pageant coaching success, she’s been featured in two best selling business books as an example of how to start and run a successful business. Valerie has created success in her own life and she enjoys mentoring and coaching women of all ages to success in their lives too!

 

alt="abby_floyd"ABBY FLOYD
Abby Floyd was crowned Miss Arkansas Teen USA in 2013, and placed in the top 15 at Miss Teen USA.  In October of 2015, Abby won the title of Miss Arkansas USA 2016, going on to place in the top ten at Miss USA 2016-the first woman in Arkansas to achieve top ten placement in 34 years. Abby has been a professional model, appearing in national and international modeling campaigns in print and on the runway for companies such as Dillards, Mon Cheri, Ellie Wilde prom and as the face of Laine Berry Bridal and Pageant Couture. Abby’s combined years of stage experience and excellence in front of the camera and on the runway make her the perfect choice for your pageant training needs.  Whether you need to perfect your runway walk, fine tune your makeup skills, or are seeking a second opinion on your perfect gown, Abby is the perfect choice to guide your pageant steps.

 

aboutus_right_ladyANN MARIE GIBBS
Ann Marie Gibbs is a registered nurse, certified personal trainer, nutrition counselor and owner of Fine Lines Personal Training. She is an NPC (national physique committee) national level figure and fitness competitor holding numerous titles including first place wins as well as overall first place in the Arkansas State Bodybuilding Figure and Fitness Championships.
In addition to personal training and nutrition planning Ann Marie also specializes in top level spray tanning with extensive refinement in shading and contouring for that winning touch. Her spray tans have been seen on countless beautiful young women both on and off the pageant stage.
Ann Marie made her mark as a personal trainer in 2010 when she prepared Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady for the Miss America pageant where Alyse placed first runner up to Miss America. Since then Ann Marie has worked with Miss AR 2011 Kristen Glover, Miss AR 2012 Sloane Roberts, and Miss AR 2013 Amy Crain. In addition to these outstanding young ladies she has also had the privilege to work with numerous Miss AR top five and top ten contestants as well as several pre-lim lifestyle and fitness winners.
Other clients of Ann Marie include Kelsey Dow Miss AR USA 2012 and Brighton Bernard Miss AR Outstanding Teen 2013 as well as several top ten USA and MAOT contestants.

 

aboutus_right_ladyDAVID HATFIELD
David Hatfield is an award-winning professional photographer with over 100 pageant headshots. He has worked as photographer for Mon Cheri Prom, Colors Prom, Mon Cheri Collection and regional photographer for the Southern Baptist Convention. His team can handle hair and make-up, styling and posing. His retouching services are second to none. You can contact the Royal We for an appointment.

The Royal We
923 Front Street, Suite 2
Conway, AR 72032
[501] 327-1555
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Hours
Jan 15 - May 1 M-F 10-5, SAT 10-6
May 2 - Jan 14 T-F 1-5, SAT 10-4
Special appointments available,
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