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, PageantryMagazine.com, PromTime.info, 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 PageantryDigital.com, 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.