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Mikell Reed Carroll

Ever wondered how a shy student transforms into a confident pageant queen? You’ll hear firsthand from Mikell Reed Carroll, the powerhouse behind Carroll Crown Consulting. She shares her incredible journey from seeking scholarship money to winning prestigious titles like Mrs. Maine International, World’s Mrs. Tourism 2018, and International Ms USA 2020. Mikell opens up about the challenges she faced, the perseverance required, and how she now helps others conquer their fears and shine on stage. Her insights into pageant preparation, from interviews to social media branding, are invaluable for both newcomers and veterans alike.

But that’s not all—Mikell’s story is a testament to resilience in the face of adversity. Diagnosed with avascular necrosis in her hips, Mikell turned a daunting medical condition into a motivation to compete in the Miss Virginia USA pageant. From undergoing life-changing surgery at Yale Medical to managing emotional and physical challenges, she set her sights on the pageant stage not just for herself, but to inspire others. We wrap up this episode with a moving message about never giving up on your dreams, no matter the obstacles. Tune in for an episode filled with heartfelt experiences, powerful lessons, and an unwavering message of hope.

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