Report: #844898

Complaint Review: Prom & Pageant Expo

  • Submitted: Sun, February 26, 2012
  • Updated: Mon, December 17, 2012
  • Reported By: keri — California United States of America
  • Prom & Pageant Expo
    2010 Crow Canyon Pl, Ste. 100
    San Ramon, California
    United States of America

Prom & Pageant Expo Amanda Visse pageant scam, modeling con artist, rip-off, did not reiumburse money, hiding in Hercules CA, fake San Ramon, California

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Wallis Amanda Mills-Visse...a reply...

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Amanda Visse posed as a modeling and pageant coach, took thousands of dollars from many families and is now hiding out under the name Amanda Wallis. She is originally from Massachusetts, has lived in Hercules CA and has an ex husband named Aaron Visse living in the San Francisco Bay Area/Orinda (portfolio manager at Forward Movement) should anyone want to try to contact her through him.
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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Wallis Amanda Mills-Visse...a reply...

AUTHOR: Enterteenment - (United States of America)

I HATE responding to this kind of post, but it seems people are willing to believe whatever they read on the internet:

My married name was Visse.  When I was divorced as many women do I changed my name back to my maiden name, Mills.  I am not, nor have I ever hidden from anyone.  The address and telephone number to my office are on my web site (  I am on LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+.  I am in absolute plain view for anyone who needs to reach me.

I was a regional director for the Miss Universe Organization under contract with Miss California USA.  I coached Miss California USA 2004, Ellen Chapman who went on to compete on MISS USA on NBC.   I coached Erin Darling who went on to win Miss Teenage California 2004. I coached Ellen's sister, Sarah Chapman who later won the title of Miss Nevada USA (she also won best interview).  I coached Jackie Geist who was 1st runner-up to Katie Stam at Miss America.

This is a note I received from one of the young ladies I coached years later:

"Amanda!!!I'm so glad you found me. I've been doing great. I'm working for ___ in Los Angeles and living by the beach in Hermosa. It is beautiful. I will definitely let my mom know you said hello. She asks about you too. How are you?  I can not tell you how much everything you taught me impacts my life daily. The lessons in poise, class, and just being myself are some of the most valuable tools I have ever been given. Whenever people ask me how I became so comfortable answering questions, or so ladylike, or diplomatically honest, I always tell them about you. So THANK YOU! I don't have your number/email anymore!
Here is my information ___"

I moved from California back to Boston in 2007 and have not been back to visit since 2008.  This post was made this February and some insane bitter person who probably lost a pageant is still thinking about me.  When I was married and running the pageants after Ellen won my husband and I were harassed and I repeatedly had someone calling my home and calling using racial slurs.

My ex-husband is indeed a portfolio manager and we owned not one but two homes and I was working full-time in IBD and in Private Equity.  My ex-husband also comes from a family that is well off.  We had absolutely no need to steal from anyone as we had plenty.  In fact the money I spent on the winners of my regional competitions often caused major problems in my marriage.

I have no idea who wrote this.  I have zero intention of responding.  I think it is BS that people can write anything they want.  If I really stole thousands from families I think there would be several more posts from actual 'victims'.  In fact I implore any such family to come forth.

DO NO CONTACT MY EX-HUSBAND!  If anyone has any questions I can be reached at:

Tel 857-246-8336
332 Newbury Street
Second Floor
Boston, MA 02115

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