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Life After the Crown is an interview based podcast where 3-Time Emmy winning pageant host Tim Tialdo welcomes former pageant contestants, titleholders and women of influence to share inspiring and real stories about their successful professional and life experiences across many different industries. They also share useful advice on how to make the transition from pageant life to the real world.

May 28, 2019

Cheslie Kryst is a full-time attorney that is licensed to practice law in two states. Although she will be taking a year off to be Miss USA, she earned both her law degree and MBA from Wake Forest University and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's degree from the Honors College at the University of South...

May 14, 2019

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In this Episode you'll learn:


What it was like to win Miss Universe in 1980 (3:30)

The difference between Miss Universe back then and today (10:05)

The biggest takeaway she learned from her year as Miss Universe (15:38)

Spending time with...

May 7, 2019

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

How she though pageants would help in broadcasting (2:21)
Perceptions of what winning a crown means (5:00)
How being a “pageant girl” on your resume can help in an interview (5:50)
The challenges of being a former pageant girl in the professional work environment (9:20)
How to deal...