THIS is where Pageant Junkies was BORN…
In case you’re new to Pageant Junkies, here’s a little background for you… Once upon a time many, many stilettos ago, I was on social media, desperately trying to find more information about who had already won their state title and would be heading to Miss America. Honestly, I was pretty frustrated – simply because the information was out there, but I was surprised at how L O N G it took for the information to be posted to social media – sometimes the state winner wasn’t even announced until a day or two later!
Fast forward a few years, and boy howdy – times have certainly changed! Now, the information is available within seconds of the winner’s name being announced (as it should be)! In addition, you can pretty much learn anything you want to learn about a given contestant, thanks to social media. That’s when it hit me… I began to wonder if I could predict who might win their state title, simply by researching the contestants on social media.
Soon after, I began posting my predictions, and more and more people became members of the “Junkie Nation” by following along to see how well I did. Truth is, we did pretty good – with 82-87% accuracy in 2013 and 2014, and the Pageant Junkies became known for our “Here’s Who to Watch List”.
Then, with thousands of hours of research and a lot of glitter behind us, I challenged myself to ONLY LIST 5 NAMES for each state title in 2015. Frankly, it’s a little crazy trying to pick only 5 names when so many incredibly talented, beautiful, accomplished young women enter state pageants each year (there were nearly 1500 young women who competed at the state level in 2016)… But, I’d say we did alright! In 2015, 75% of the time, the young woman who went on to win her state title, was on our Top 5 list! In 2016, we jumped up to 80%! Not too shabby!
For those of you wondering how it’s going so far (how many state winners have we picked correctly in 2016???) – Just check out our running total here…
In the meantime, I wanted to post this video I recently recorded explaining HOW we predict state pageant winners. Hopefully, it gives you a little bit of insight into the world of Pageant Junkies and our crazy brain… And – hopefully it helps you understand the “spirit in which” we play the game.
Since this original video, we’ve also posted a free training series outlining EXACTLY how we predict pageant winners… If you’re new to Pageant Junkies, it’s a great resource to learn more about how we choose the ladies we choose. Check it out here…
And for those of you who know how this works and are “gearing up” for another crazy-amazing state pageant season, here’s the full list of upcoming state pageants! Just think – By mid-July, we’ll know the names of each and every lady who will be competing for the title of Miss America 2018 (AHHHHH!!! Cue Bert Parks NOW!!!)
“There She Is…”
FYI – JUNKIES WILL NOT BE MAKING TOP 5 PREDICTIONS THIS YEAR!
However, we’ll still be following the competitions!
Be sure to check out our social media pages for updates (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)!
GOOD LUCK LADIES!!!