"Mekayla is an absolute pleasure to work with. With her knowledge, experience and background in numerous pageantry systems, she provides great perspective and tips on how to be successful in your competition, no matter the system. Mekayla has mastered the art of coaching in a way that empowers you without changing you, rather, she works to help you in strategizing ways to present your best self and comes up with a game plan on how to do just that!
Mekayla put my mind at ease when preparing for my state competition by working with me on interview tips and paperwork. Her words of wisdom stuck with me throughout my entire competition and fueled my determination to be myself and enjoy this once in a life time opportunity!"
Justus K- Mrs. Indiana- America 2020
“Mekayla was wonderful to work with from our very first interaction. I let her know what I was looking to gain from potential coaching sessions, and she provided information on multiple packages that she felt would fit what I was looking for. Having competed in pageants as a ‘Miss’, but not yet as a ‘Mrs.’, I was really looking for someone to help me transition into the next division in the interview room. Every session with Mekayla was extremely beneficial. She helped uncover the woman that I wanted to showcase in the interview room, and provided me with the tools to do so. Not only was I able to showcase the real and genuine version of ‘Emma’ in the interview portion of competition, but the personal development that I gained through our sessions was more than I could have ever asked for. I can’t thank Mekayla enough for everything she did, and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for that extra help in preparing to be the best version of themselves for their upcoming pageant!
Emma C- Mrs. Michigan American 2020
Miss Indiana American 2020
Mrs. Indiana-America 2017
"I love having Mekayla as my coach. She is always encouraging and has helped me build confidence both in interview and on stage. She knows all the tricks of the trade and makes sure I was focus on the right things throughout pageant season. I found myself becoming very clear on what I wanted out of my year as queen and was able to effectively communicate my vision to the judges thanks to Mekayla. Plus, she's super fun!"
"I’ve always looked up to Mekayla as my pageant role model far before I met her. When I got the opportunity to be coached by her in preparation for my first national pageant, I can honestly say it was a game changer. She was the first coach I’ve used since starting pageants nearly 5 years ago. I went to nationals with more confidence in my interview, my walk, and my overall performance. I will definitely be working with her again in preparation for Miss Indiana USA!"
Mikayla E- Miss Indiana for America (American) 2019
"I love having Mekayla as my Pageant Coach. She is always encouraging and helped me build confidence both in interview and on stage. She knows all the tricks of the trade and made sure I was focused on the right things throughout pageant season. I found myself becoming very clear on what I wanted out of my year as queen and was able to effectively communicate my vision to the judges thanks to Mekayla. Plus, she's super fun!"
USOA Mrs. Nevada 2020
Mrs. Nevada-America 2018 1st Runner Up & People’s Choice
"Mekayla is an incredible pageant coach! Her knowledge and experience level in every facet of pageantry is outstanding. She guided me through all the details including interview, swimwear, onstage questioning, and outfit selection to help me feel my best at Mrs. Colorado America. During our sessions, Mekayla was organized and prepared with a game plan on skills that I could improve. I would describe her as kind, genuine, and truly passionate about what she does as a coach. With the help of her expertise, I placed 3rd overall in my first Mrs. Colorado America pageant! I would highly recommend her to any pageant competitor looking to bring the whole package!"
Kim J- Mrs. Colorado-America 2018 3rd Runner Up
"Mekayla was instrumental in preparing me for Mrs America! I competed with zero regrets, knowing we had fully prepared. Her strategic approach to interview gave me extra confidence, allowing the best version of me to shine in the interview room! And once on stage, I looked and felt my best, knowing we had prepared for every aspect of competition, from my walk to fitness! Mekayla’s knowledge and expertise, along with a strong to desire to see each woman reach her potential through pageantry, sets her apart in the pageant world. She is now a trusted friend and I’m so thankful for her part in my pageant journey!"
Trinity P- Mrs. Tennessee-America 2018
"Where do I even begin?! When I first decided to compete for Mrs. Indiana I did some research and I knew Mekayla was the coach or me. I wanted someone who was real, honest, and raw… that is exactly what Mekayla is. I wanted someone who was going to teach me real life skills that could be used to crush the pageant interview AND kick butt in the “real” world. I have so much more going on in my life than just pageantry and wanted skills that were transferable after pageantry was gone. I learned so many vital skills from my sessions with Mekayla and this is what, ultimately, lead to myself capturing the Mrs. Indiana crown and making top 15 at Mrs.America. I highly recommend Mekayla to anyone trying to tackle a pageant in their near future!"
Kayzie W- Mrs. Indiana-America 2018-- Top 15 at Mrs. America 2019
"I have had the opportunity to work with many amazing directors and coaches, but Mekayla is among the BEST I have ever had! Mekayla genuinely cares about seeing you succeed - not just in pageantry, but as a person. She has an incredible ability to help you dive deep into discovering who you are and how to promote your personal brand. I appreciate her taking the time to truly get to know me and help me become the best version of myself possible. I would recommend Mekayla to anyone - those who need help just starting out or seasoned vets. She has a unique perspective and experience that cannot be duplicated!”
Lexie C- Miss Collegiate North 2018 (MAO) & Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader
“In the last ten years in the Miss America Organization I have been fortunate to work with many well-informed, supportive coaches and trainers, so in 2017 I knew I hit the jackpot when I was awarded the opportunity to work with Mekayla. She is thoughtful, genuine, caring, patient and real. She brought out the very best in me, helping me break down barriers that were holding me back. Mekayla helped me understand that I was beautiful on both the inside and outside, and most importantly led me to realize that I am good enough. Her lessons in interview, stage presence, and walking are unparalleled, but I will forever be indebted to the mental and emotional confidence Mekayla instilled in me. I am forever grateful to her for her guidance, support, and friendship.”
Madi S- Miss Collegiate North 2017- Miss Indiana 3rd Runner Up
"Mekayla's qualifications, combined with her professionalism, enthusiastic outlook, personable attitude and a supportive approach every step of the way, make Mekayla and Reign Pageantry the ideal choice for pageant coaching on your road to the crown! Combine Mekayla's coaching with a client who is committed to preparing for a pageant - and you've got success in the making! As a "pageant mom," I confidently trust Mekayla's guidance with Ali's pageant training. I am confident, if you choose to invite Mekayla to be your pageant coach, you will feel the same! On a personal note, Mekayla is a wonderful person! She is transparent and shares her journey like an open book. She chooses to use her own experiences to inspire and guide contestants on their own journey, in pageants and with non-pageant endeavors, as well. What we learned is that Mekayla provides much more than pageant coaching. She teaches you how to approach the sport of pageantry from both a practical standpoint and a hopeful one, while encouraging your uniqueness along the way!"