Complaint Review: Texas Choice Pageant
Texas Choice Pageant, TCP, ACPP, Little Miss Pageant, To the Crown unethical tactics San Antonio Texas **Author of this Report is NOT CONFIRMED**
I first entered this pageant thinking it would be a good starting point to see if pageants were for me It seemed very inexpensive and great starting point. Entries starting points are from $3 to $75 until you add in all of the optional, which cost from $10 to $100 each! That's where they hook you, but these pageants are actually very, very expensive for what you get. Generally, this is just a deposit and you'll have a balance at the door. IN ALL CASH because she knows people will do chargebacks.
Not to mention ballroom entries are $30 each and no one is allowed to take photos, and if you do you are kicked out of the ballroom. Oh, and you have to buy a "MANDATORY PHOTO PACKAGE" for $30+, which is of very low quality.
Often the awards that they give out are tiny trophies, cheap medals, handmade sashes, or crappy dollar store items.
When asked about how what is judged or the percentages she does not answer in a clear deceive statistical manner. She says things like formal and outfit of choice. When asked to see scores she refuses. If a contestant has an obstacle to overcome during the competition’s such as heal caught in the cheap wobbling stage, falling on stage, tripping on their outfit, crying, etc., they are sure to win a queens title or higher.
Often the judges have conflicts of interests such as family members of the contestants or have competed with the contestants at another pageant. The same girls win these pageants, pageant after pageant and they are allowed to compete in as many prelims as they choose. So thus diluting the meaning of the “queens title” and increasing her income.
I’ve noticed that if a contestant competes in other systems from local systems to the big national titles at MAC, NAM, IJM, they don’t do well in TCP. Judges have accused her of literally disregarding their scores and awarding titles based on whom she wants to win or who has spent the most on her system. She has some type of “award point system” where she awards current royalty the chance to win a “queen of the year” title. It is based off from points for marketing her system through social media, bringing in contestants, and doing as she says. She gives “bonus points” as she sees fit, which explains a lot.
She has been noted to take deposits for pageants or pageant Expos and then cancel them. Then she will not refund you because the “office” is only open during these crazy hours on a couple days a week and even then she often does not answer the phone. When emailed or PM’d she just does not reply to you.
BEWARE TCP is getting such a bad reputation that she is now using two (2) other names for her pageant income and unethical tactics: ACPP and Miss Texas Ultimate Beauty Pageant.
My advice is any pageant that allows girls to win and compete in pageant after pageant for a similar level title is a waste of time and money. Any system that does not have the scoring stats listed or will not give you score sheets is a waste of time and money. There are so many great, upfront, honest pageants in Texas and in the states, do your research and ask a lot of questions but stay clear of this one!
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