November 15, 2009 at 2:45 AM CST - Updated June 21 at 7:36 AM
BAY, AR (KAIT) - Some Region 8 teens who want to improve their pageant skills had the chance to talk to pageant professional on Saturday.
The 2000 winner of the Miss America Pageant Heather French was at Jessica's Bridal and Formal in Bay. French helped show girls the type of dresses to wear that make you feel comfortable on stage. She said knowing what to do on stage can help, but winning isn't everything.
"I want them to know that even if they don't walk away with the crown that their experience and their time was well spent in competing in pageants," said Heather French.
his event was also a trunk show for french to showcase her pageant gown designs.