Meet the Pageantry Writers & Staff

All of Pageantry magazine’s writers and staff are experts in their respective field of expertise. Through their columns and departments, you will gain valuable exclusive training tips and information about all areas of preparation for any competition, whether it be beauty pageants, modeling or talent conventions, dance competitions, and everything you need as you Celebrate the Glamour Lifestyle.


Breaking into Showbiz by Richie Walls

Richie Walls is an Emmy Award winning producer. He is Producer and Co-Founder of Black Walls Entertainment, Co-Founder of Seen Entertainment where focus is Talent Management, and Producer with Conley Entertainment which just produced “Homestead” at the end of 2021 starring Shane West, Leven Ramblin, and Jake Mcloughlin. They also produced “A Violent Man” that was shot in the UK in 2020. Walls previously was the vice president of FilmEngine Entertainment which produced The Butterfly Effect with Ashton Kutcher, The Rum Diary with Johnny Depp, Hunters Prayer with Sam Worthington, and developed Snow White and the Huntsman with Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlize Theron.

Beyond the Spotlight by Megan Alexander

Megan Alexander is a national television correspondent for Inside Edition, television’s most celebrated and longest-running news magazine show. She also appears as a regular guest on HLN’s Showbiz Tonight. She has interviewed countless newsmakers, including Robert Redford, Madonna, and Tim Tebow. She recently covered the DNC and the past two Super Bowls. A former Miss Washington, her husband, Brian, is a state director for the National American Miss pageant system. They live in New York City with their baby boy, Chace. Megan is a member of the Country Music Association. You can find her on twitter: meganalexander1.

Fashion Forecast by Kaye Davis

Kaye Davis is the fashion director of AmericasMart Atlanta, the largest wholesale marketplace of its kind. The Atlanta Apparel market, held five times a year, showcases more than 8,000 apparel lines, 1,000 temporary booths and 550 permanent showrooms. For more information, visit or call 800-ATL-MART.

Modeling by Eve Matheson

Eve Matheson is the author of The Modeling Handbook, a bestseller in the industry. She has been writing about the modeling and acting world for over twenty years. Her new book Model Scoop And Acting Info provides a wealth of information on how to have a happy, successful, safe career and is now available. Eve is a journalist and the mother of a former international model. She has worked as a model, and in radio and television as a writer and presenter.

Smile Dr. by Dr. Mark Falco

Dr. Mark Falco has been practicing cosmetic and restorative dentistry for more than 30 years. He has written numerous articles on dental health and enriching smiles. He is sought after for his expertise in restoring smiles and managing jaw discomfort due to bad bites. He is the owner of Smile Design Studio located near Orlando, Florida.


CEO: Carl Dunn

Carl Dunn, aka “The Godfather of Pageantry,” is the CEO of Pageantry, Talent, and Entertainment Services, Inc., publisher of both Pageantry magazine, featured in the blockbuster film Miss Congeniality, and PromTime magazine. Carl, whose family helped found the pageant and modeling competition industry in 1962, has been a featured industry expert for HBO, Behind the Scenes with Jeannie Mai during the Miss USA Pageant, the E’ channel, The New York Times, Newsweek, the BBC, People magazine and Marie Clare. An industry veteran, Carl has produced and emceed countless local, state, and international events in both the pageant and modeling genres. Pageantry, distributed nationally and internationally for over 43 years, is the leading industry voice and publication for the beauty, fashion, and modeling industries, covering such recognizable events as the Miss Universe Organization, the Miss America Organization, the A-List of the pageantry industry, the iPOP! Modeling and Talent Convention, the International Modeling and Talent Association, as well as supporting the major fashion markets of Atlanta, Dallas, and Chicago. Pageantry also promotes the nation’s largest competitions for supplying new talent to the entertainment industry through the premier modeling and talent conventions held in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, and New York City. In 2019, Mr. Dunn was awarded the Tom and Charlotte Ambrose Lifetime Achievement in Media award during the Global Beauty Awards for his unwavering and positive contributions the the Glamour Lifestyle Industry.

PromTime, an annual spring publication, produces the nation’s largest on-site photo shoot for social occasion fashions featuring the leading designers of pageant, prom, and evening wear. Together, the print publications and the top rated online extensions of the publication,,, the Pageantry Online Fashion Boutique, the Pageantry PodCast, and social media sites and fan pages showcase the Glamour Lifestyle industry to a worldwide audience.

In addition to the print magazine available through both newsstand and subscription distributions, Pageantry magazine has been published digitally at, since the summer 2007 edition, one of the first print publications to embrace the digital revolution. For those fans of all things digital, you may listen to Mr. Dunn speak with the most recognized leaders within the glamour lifestyle industry through the Pageantry PodCast, available through the Pageantry website on iHeart Radio, IGTV, YouTube or as a free download from iTunes. With Pageantry’s unparalleled distribution, you truly can “Get it All,”… In-Print, Digital, Online, Social, and Multimedia. Pageantry… Celebrating the Glamour Lifestyle.

Office Administrator: Laureen Oglesby

Laureen Oglesby has been the Office Administrator for Pageantry magazine since 1996. A veteran of the Glamour Lifestyle Industry, Laureen has judged numerous local, state, national and international events. She is also the location coordinator for the Pageantry and PromTime Fashion Showcase, the world’s largest on-location photo shoot for social occasion fashions including pageant, prom, red carpet and homecoming dresses. In addition to her invaluable services to the industry, Laureen has been a licensed cosmetologist and skin care specialist within the beauty industry.

Editor: Nikki Gardiner

Nikki Gardiner

Nikki Gardiner, Nikki Gardiner, Pageantry’s Editor, is originally from Atlanta, Georgia but has called Florida home for the past 20 years. After graduating from Florida State University with a double major in English Literature and Political Science, she began teaching middle school and high school English in Central Florida. She became Pageantry magazine’s editor with the Summer 2019 edition.

Photographer: Vladimir Mayboroda

Vladimir MayborodaVladimir Mayboroda, originally hails from Odessa, Ukraine. Vladimir Mayboroda is the talent behind the lens of the annual Pageantry magazine and PromTime magazine fashion showcase. Vladimir, who played professional soccer (fütbol) in Europe, recently received his U.S. citizenship and we congratulate him and his family for their hard work.