MATTHEW PAGEANTROCKS, Founder/Owner
Matthew K. Anderson is a hurricane of pageantry expertise: from makeup, hair and formal gowns, to stage presence, interview tips, and choosing a winning talent. He rocks pageants as hard as he rocks a pair of heels!
CEO and Founder of PAGEANTROCKS, Matthew turned his pageant passion into a multi-state consulting & mentoring firm that’s a force to be reckoned with. (Just. Like. A. Hurricane.) Starting with a Twitter handle (@pageantrocks) and a love for beauty queens, Matthew soon discovered that pageants and their contestants were the beacon of light calling him to his destiny. While reporting on pageant life online was amazing, he soon took to the sky, attending national and international pageants, including Miss USA (2012-2014), Miss Universe and Miss Teen USA, among others. He’s been gathering pageants like jewels on a crown ever since, attending and judging in numerous local and state pageants from sea to shining sea.
Matthew gathered up his experience in the field like fine fabric and created a pageant consulting & mentoring firm that slays the stage better than any formal gown ever could: PAGEANTROCKS! A firm that creates pageant contestants that absolutely rock! One-of-a-kind, Matthew’s team bring their sharp pageantry skills to clients across the United States. From California to Connecticut, they believe shining beauties are just waiting for their opportunity to lead by example.
With Matthew’s help, his beauty queens have staked their claim as top contestants (top 5, 10, and 15), and many have taken home the coveted sash and crown. He’s worked with Charisse Haislop (Miss West Virginia USA 2014), Desiree Perez (Miss Connecticut USA 2014), Cassandra (Cassie) Bunner (2nd Runner-Up, Miss North Carolina USA 2015), Christina Famularo (4th Runner-Up, Miss Louisiana USA 2016), and Marlisa Lake (2nd Runner-Up, Miss West Virginia USA 2016), to name just a few! The women Matthew coaches and mentors are not only his clients, they’re an extension of the PAGEANTROCKS! family. Investing in these women’s dreams is just one way he catapults these young ladies into futures brighter than those gorgeous smiles. Because he believes that each and every one of them is a role model for girls around the world.
Matthew is far from boring. In fact, he prides himself on being absolutely unique. He’s deaf, a pageant clairvoyant, and holds both a BA in International Business and an MBA in Marketing. You read that right! Clairvoyant. He’s ridiculously intuitive about predicting pageant winners because he’s trained to spot a reigning queen a mile away; a skill that serves him well when coaching contestants.
Matthew and PAGEANTROCKS! are bringing the next generation of pageant leaders to audiences around the world. His team’s collective expertise is the foundation upon which beauty queens that rock are made. Because PAGEANTROCKS! forges contestants that grace the stage with the force of a hurricane.
JORGE ESTEBAN, Interview Coach
After a professional career of over 30 years in the telecommunications industry, Jorge has established one of the leading pageant interview companies called PageantSmart. The focus of PageantSmart primarily is to help young women understand, develop and embrace interview techniques that will help them succeed whether it’s in the interview room, on stage or in life! His clients have included Nia Sanchez, Miss USA 2014, Kameron Crawford, Miss Teen USA 2010, Candiace Dillard, Miss United States 2013 and Nicolle Velez, Miss Earth United States 2013. In the USA pageant system alone, Jorge has had over 40 state winners in the past 5 years. He is a graduate of Florida International University, having majored in Business Management and minored in Marketing as well as earned his Master’s certification in Project Management from George Washington University. For Jorge, what once was a pageant hobby, became a passion and ultimately let him to become a leader in the pageant interview prep industry by creating the nationally successful NO FEAR Interview Program.
LISSETTE GARCIA, Runway Coach
Being branded as the Catwalk Diva, Lissette’s performance at Miss USA 2011 set her apart from the competition. Lissette also competed at an international level before winning the title of Miss Florida USA. As Miss Cuban American 2007, it allowed her to travel the globe representing Cuba where she captured the title of Queen of the World 2007 in Germany, first runner up in Miss Caribbean World, and third runner up in Reina Hispanoamericana.
Her career on television has brought her to California to continue in the entertainment industry. Traveling across the country bringing the best on stage presence in young ladies in coed pageants to Mrs’ pageants, Lissette truly enjoys bringing out everyones inner Catwalk Diva. Her most recent client Nia Sanchez, Miss USA 2014, rocked the stage all the way to 1st runner up at Miss Universe. Lissette also works with international clients, as they compete in their national pageants to get ready for Miss Universe or other global pageants.
Lissette brings experience and passion from all across the globe to help you rock the stage and stand apart from the rest.
LISA OPIE & FRANZ ORBAN- Founder of Vizcaya Swimwear
LISA OPIE- Founder of Lady Beauty Code
MCKENZIE PECK- Owner of McKenzie Rae’s Dresses