Contestant & Sponsor Testimonials

"The Miss West Coast Pageant is an organized and competitive pageant. The Director, Tara Rice is outstanding at developing the contestants not only to win the pageant, but also contribute to the community and platforms. The prize package does not stop at the fabulous prizes that you receive. Tara has such a great relationship with businesses, brands and event organizers that she makes opportunities available to her Queens, as well as contestants year round. I’ve become a brand ambassador and model for the companies she had introduced me to. I have made so many long term friends with people that I met at the Miss West Coast Pageant. I highly recommend this pageant especially if you want to prepare for state and national pageants."
Elise Brisco, Ms Woman California United States and former Miss West Coast Pageant Judge  

"I was People’s Choice Recipient 2022 and had the wonderful opportunity to compete at the United States Pageant with the help of Tara. I found Tara to be helpful and organized. I had a great experience at the Miss West Coast Pageant.    I met some great friends and got beautiful photos to add to my portfolio that was done at the Miss West Coast contestant photo shoot and Queens photo shoot."
Caitlin Caraballo, People’s Choice Winner 2022 

"Being new to pageantry Tara made my experience very smooth and easy to take in especially with so much to learn. She really extends herself over and beyond to ensure you have everything you need to put your best foot forward. I learned a lot from her coaching and guidance which helped me win the Ms United States Pageant in Dec. 2022. My first year competing in pageants has been a whirlwind and many doors have opened for me. Tara has helped me get a model and talent agent, she sends me out on modeling castings and I booked my first commercial with her connection to a commercial casting director that she introduced to me."
Latoya Rucker, Ms West Coast & Ms United States 

"Tara is incredible! I had not met her prior to this pageant and I’m sad that I did not know her sooner. She puts on a fair, organized and fun event and her coaching and care for her winners is so kind, thoughtful and encouraging. I’ve been competing in pageants for a long time and I truly believe that Tara’s guidance helped me take Mrs. West Coast to the next level to ultimately become Mrs. United States. I’m so grateful for this pageant and it’s fantastic director! Absolutely SIGN UP FOR THIS ONE!!"
Katie Keely, Mrs West Coast & Mrs United States 

"I competed within this organization for the first time in 2019 and have gone back every year since. Tara has truly made a huge impact on my confidence in pageantry and I will forever be grateful for all she has done to support me. Being a title holder in this organization has been an absolute dream. I've been spoiled by numerous sponsor gifts and received free coaching with Tara herself that helped me place 1st runner-up at the United States Pageant in the Jr Teen age division. This is a truly incredible pageant system that I promise you will keep wanting to come back to!"
Aricka Hickman, Miss Junior Teen West Coast 

"I have competed at the Miss West Coast Pageant in two divisions and each year that I compete and / or attend the competition, the prize package has grown. Tara has a tremendous talent for making community connections and leveraging those relationships to give all contestants a great experience and the opportunity to serve the community as brand ambassadors. This pageant is a great arena for first-time contestants and veteran pageant girls alike. Cannot recommend that you compete enough as all contestants get free coaching with Tara, whose track record of national winners is quite impressive!"
MILENA GRGAS, former Ms West Coast & Ms California United States 

"I have been competing in Tara's pageants since 2015. Her prize packages are the best, and they keep growing every year. She is very caring and puts her heart into being a director. She shows by example, making pageantry fun. Tara has helped me develop my platform, improve my interview and on stage question answers as well as on stage technique. She dedicated her time to help me prepare for the national pageant. Both in 2015 and 2022 I was able to capture the United States titles under her directorship and coaching. "
-Rachel DeAgelis, Reigning Miss Teen West Coast & Miss Teen United States and former Miss Junior Teen West Coast & Miss Junior Teen United States 

"Our first successful pageant “in person” during COVID-19. Tara managed to get a really good support system together to keep the pageant organized, safe and covid free! Her system comes highly recommended by peers, for many reasons!"

“Tara Rice & this spectacular event she puts on, is amazing. I’ve witnessed my daughter blossoming under her wing for 2 years now. The experience has been such a dream come true. Miss California United States Rocks!"

"Director Tara is great at developing self confidence in the girls. She works with them to feel included and the best versions of themselves. The girls gain confidence in public speaking, appearances, and help with community service. Tara works really hard to prepare the girls to be the best they can be for all areas of their lives. My daughter had a great experience participating in her pageant. The participation prizes and events were great, too."

"For the past 2 years, I have absolutely loved the Miss California United States system. The director Tara Rice is extremely professional and organized. She takes her time to work with each contestant, to make sure that they feel well prepared for the pageant. A lot of pageants are unorganized however, this production is very well organized and the quality is superior. You will definitely have a great, life changing experience running in this pageant. I would definitely recommend this pageant, and director to anyone who is looking for a fun and memorable experience. Even if you don’t have experience in pageantry, Tara will 100% spend a lot of time with you to help you with your walk, interview, etc. This pageant is definitely worth it for girls/ women, of all expertise and I would definitely give it a shot if you’re second guessing yourself."

"TTara conducts such an amazing pageant and provides such an amazing experience for her contestants. By far the best pageant I’ve attended! She is very attentive to her contestants and ensures she gives them the time & attention needed to be successful."

"The Miss West Coast Pageant was such a life changing experience that began such a beautiful journey in LOVE and giving to all in need especially myself. Tara Rice is an exceptional director that holds in incredible amount of space for us all as we rise and step into our power. As Ms West Coast 2020 it is an honor to be a part of such an inspiring and supportive sisterhood."

"This is the best pageant I’ve ever seen! Tara Rice is an incredible director! She is so caring and is truly the best."

"Tara Directs one of the best pageants I have ever competed in! She puts 110% into her pageants everytime, and every girl walks out feeling like a winner! Tara takes time with every girl competing and really gets to know them. Each pageant is provided with good bags provided by sponsors she works hard to find, rehearsals, and limitless Fun! Tara is a passionate, supportive, and simply an amazing Pageant director!"

"Tara is a very excellent coach and Director. She has taught Sylvia for 6 months and her guidance has helped her win the Little Miss West Coast title and the Little Miss United States national title. She has taught her how to walk, pose, posture, on stage facial expressions, voice and speed of speech and how to conduct a successful interview.She would take the time to record their coaching sessions and review with Sylvia. She helped Sylvia pick out the best competition wardrobe, guidance on make up and hair styling, and one hour before the national competition she was still guiding Sylvia. She helped her mentally prepare for the national competition by chatting with her by phone every night, we are so lucky to have Tara as a coach."
-Sylvia Ye, Little Miss United States Titleholder 2022

"The pageant is organized, fair, and fun for everyone no matter where they are in their pageant career. Tara goes above and beyond to ensure everyone has what they need to be successful. She works tirelessly to create this wonderful production. I recommend this pageant and Tara’s coaching to anyone!"
-Morgan Kelly, 2022 Contestant