Testimonials and Winners

My gratitude for all that you have done for me is inexpressible. Not only have you taught me what I needed to do to do my best, win the title and make my dreams come true. You have taught me essential things that any young lady needs to know to be successful in life. You are truly an outstanding role model, and incredible Christian woman. I am honored to not only call you my pageant coach, but my mentor, my friend. I cherish our relationship, and look forward to supporting each other in our every future endeavors. I have been able to reach out to so many people, touch so many lives and make a huge difference with my crown I wear, and with out your expertise and encouragement, I may not have been able to make that big of an impact.

Thank you Patti! God Bless,
Lacie Smith
Miss Georgia International 2006
Miss American Coed 1st runner-up 2005
Miss Georgia American Coed 2005 
“Queens for a Cure” American Cancer Society Spokesperson


I am so fortunate to have Patti as part of my life. She has been an inspiration, and a pageant mentor. She has gone above and beyond not only teaching me interview skills but walking by my side teaching me to walk correctly. Her skills and experience have helped me win.

Thank you Patti, I love you.
Hillary Raines
Miss Teen Georgia USA 1st runner-up 2006
Miss Teen Dream Girl America 2005


You’ve been such an awesome role model for me, and I know that God has only the best in store for you! Thank you for being such a wonderful encourager and great friend. I wish you nothing but success.  You are amazing to work with.  You really boosted my self confidence.  Thank you for helping me believe in myself and do my best.

Love Always,
Mary Burnside
Miss Atlanta Christian 2006
Miss South Gwinnett 2006
Miss Freshman South Gwinnett 2003
Miss Georgia American Jr. Teen Coed 2003


Dear Patti, I want to thank you so much for everything. I couldn’t have won with out you! I won because I had an excellent coach! You gave me confidence that I needed. You encouraged me so much and it helped me. Before I was not very confident, but I am now! God gave me such a great coach! I thank Him. Thank you so much for everything and for Always believing in me. I loved everything you did for me.

I look forward to working with you again.
Love and God Bless you,
Catherine Protopapadakis
Miss Teen Georgia International 1st runner-up 2006



Patti, Thank you so much for all of your help! You taught me so much! You’re so sweet, and I love you so much! I couldn’t have done it without you!

Love Always,
Elizabeth Wilson
Miss Parkview 2006
Miss Georgia Teen United States 2006



Thank you so much for everything that you have done for me! You have taught me so much and have given me so much confidence. I appreciate you for all your help. You’re the Best! I couldn’t have done anything without you.

Kristen Springer
Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2005
Miss Teen Atlanta America 2005
Miss Freshman South Gwinnett 2004


I feel as if I should present you with the crown and banner that I won. I would not have won had it not have been for your coaching. The interview questions that you drilled me on were exactly what I was asked. What I liked best was that you let me answer them with my thoughts and feelings and helped me to learn to communicate them in a more direct manner. The help with dress selection, my pictures and advice on hair and make-up really sealed the deal. Your help in paying attention to each and every detail about the pageant took me all the way to the top. Thank you for always being so supportive, reminding me to trust in the Lord, and being there when it counts. You’re the best.

Kaitlyn Bruce
Miss Georgia American Jr. Teen 2005-2006


Thank you so much for all the help you have been. I have learned so much from you about how to be successful.  You are a wonderful role model. I admire the person you are and can only hope to one day be as great as you are. Thank you again and God Bless!

I love you,
Ginelle Gagnon
Miss Sweetheart Relay 2005
Miss Teen North Georgia International 2005


Patti has been an incredible inspiration to the field of pageantry and self-esteem building. After working with her personally on both personal presentation, make up skills, modeling, and self-confidence, I have become a much more outgoing and self-assured person. I personally credit Patti to my success in attaining the title of Mrs. Georgia International 2005. She is a wonderful person who brings out the best in each person she meets. She truly is a miracle worker.

Paige Galt
Mrs. Georgia International 2005


Thank you so much for all you did for me.  I think the pageant was an awesome experience and one of the best parts was becoming friends with you.  I still can’t thank you enough for all of your help. You are the Best!

Lots of Love,
Heather Lindahl
Mrs. Paulding County 2005
Mrs. Georgia America 2005 ‘Top 10’



I have been active in mail-in pageants for a number of years when I decided to do my first “live” pageant which was Mrs. Georgia International. It was a huge challenge for me when I wanted to do well. I had always been aware of Patti and what a good reputation she has. In fact, I remember watching Miss USA the year she competed and thought what a lovely, classy, intelligent and beautiful woman she is. Someone I would want to emulate, should I ever have that kind of National success someday.

Patti helped me with my walk (and was very patient), makeup, interview, wardrobe selection and in general dished out loads of positive attitude and encouragement. She told me that I could do it when I doubted myself.  At Mrs. Georgia International I won the Spirit Award from a field of 53 delegates in all divisions Mrs./Miss/Teen. I never dreamed that I could have this kind of success right away,

Patti showed me the way and it was up to ME to make sure I did the things that needed to be done and on schedule.

It was an AMAZING journey working with Patti and I am sure that when I want to do my next  pageant, that Patti will be the first call I make---and you should too if you desire results with a proven WINNER!

Thank you,
Maryanne Kehoe
Mrs. Atlanta Georgia International 2006



I had been out of the pageant circuit for over a decade since gaining my last titles, and entered as a married contestant in the International system this past  year. Patti was a tremendous help as coach and hair and makeup artist. It was so refreshing to have less to worry about by having her assistance. She has such a sweet nature.

Heather-Leigh Owens Nies
Mrs. Gwinnett County Georgia International 2006


Patti Simmons has been instrumental in my development as a young girl into woman hood. I consider her one of the most influential mentors I have had the pleasure of meeting. She has a heart of gold and is always considerate of my feelings. She always seemed to know the right thing to say to uplift me and comfort me when I was doubtful. Patti’s professionalism shows through seen in the actual time and care that she spent with me. My mother is always first in my life and has taught me to learn off of others that show class, style, with good morals and ethics. I’m glad Patti was there to share those things with me.

Love and Respect,
Ashley Smith
Miss American Jr. Teen Coed 4th runner-up 2004
Miss Georgia America Jr. Teen 2004



It was so nice working with you Patti, You made me into a winner, and you made me feel like a winner.  Your guidance not only helped me with pageants and modeling, but it also gave me confidence in my every day life and activities.

Sarah Burnside
Miss South Gwinnett 2004
Miss Teen Georgia United States 2004
Miss Teen United States 2004



Patti Dunn Simmons was the first person I went to in order to learn how to walk. I remember being clueless on how pageants worked and better yet that you had to walk a certain way! Thanks to her, I have confidence and grace when I walk! You make me look picture perfect every time you do my make-up! Thank you so much for always being so encouraging!  You are the BEST!!!!!

Carissa Cappobianco
Miss Petite Teen International 2004


I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for all of your hard work, guidance and support. Through your own successful experiences in pageants and the loving person you are, you have helped me and taught me so much.  Your knowledge and support gave me the extra confidence that I needed to grow as a teenager and be successful in pageants as well. I pray you continue guiding people in the way you did for me and that God will still guide you and His light will shine through.

Sincerely With all my heart,
Ashley Brooke Edge
Miss Grayson 2004


I wanted to thank you so much for all of your help preparing me for my pageant.  Your continued encouragement and support helped me to “smile with my eyes “and develop more confidence.

Thanks again!
Courtney Piedrahita
Miss Teen Lake Lanier 2004


I want to thank you for the extra time and special attention you spent coaching me.
All of your help definitely gave me the winning edge!

Thanks so much,
Katherine Folds
Miss Parkview 2003


Patti is an AWESOME person all around…Beautiful on the outside and on the inside as well. She helps young girls and young ladies realize and reach their goals in life. She is an inspiration to me and to us all. She helped me win my first high school pageant ever by giving me the courage and the confidence I needed to win! Not only is she an awesome makeup and hair artist and a wonderful pageant coach. Patti is a great mentor and can help you achieve your dreams!

Lots of Love,
Danielle Gagnon
Miss Freshman Collins Hill 2001


Patti has helped me so much. She gave me the perfect edge I needed. I feel so much more confident now that Patti is behind me! She is always there for me and has helped me grow, not only as a queen but also as a person. Patti has become one of closest friends and I don’t know what I would do without her! She has taught me that pageants are about more than winning and the skills she has given me I will carry through life. I can never thank her enough!

You are the Best,
Jessica Brookshire
Miss Dacula Christian 2006
Miss Teen Gwinnett Georgia International 2006
Miss Teen Georgia International 2th runner-up 2006


Patti, I just wanted to write you a note to thank you for all your advice, guidance and support on my journey to the Mrs.Georgia crown. I feel so blessed to have you in my life! I really appreciate everything you’ve done and most of all your friendship. We are truly sisters in Christ and now we are sister title holders. I value your opinion, experience and advice. Thanks again for everything!

I Love You,
Kara Lacey
Mrs. Georgia America 2004


Patti, Thank you so much for everything you have done for me these past few months. You have taught me to hold my shoulders back, be myself, and smile like the crown is already on my head. And thanks to you it now is! I owe my success at Miss GA USA and at Miss Macon to what you taught me. Thank you. I only hope to make you proud at Miss Georgia America in June.

With all my heart,
Sabrina Sakoria
Miss Macon 2004
Miss Georgia USA 2004 Top 5


Patti, I just want to thank you for passing your greatness onto me. You are my reason for winning. You have made me beautiful inside and out. You believed in me and that made me believe I could do the impossible. I can not say thank you enough!

I love you,
Bryana Barber
Miss Freshman South Gwinnett 2006



Dear Patti, I wanted to send a special thank you for all that you’re doing to prepare my daughters for pageants and life. They always come home from time spent with you, encouraged, and ready to set the world on fire. ( In a good way, of course.) Thank you for helping me turn my daughters into loving young women. As a mother you’ll know, when you’ve touched a child, you’ve touched a mother’s heart.

I love you,
Carol Burnside-Proud Mom


Patti has been working with my daughter, Ashley since she was 4 years old
My daughter has held the following titles:

  • Wee Miss Norcross, Miss Preteen Cobb County

  • Miss Preteen Gwinnett, Miss Georgia Preteen

  • Miss GA Junior Teen

  • 4th runner-up Miss Jr. Teen American Coed National Pageant

Ashley has won numerous photogenic competitions and modeling competitions. Most recently she was a national model winner at the Miss American Coed Pageant. Patti has helped us in each of these endeavors. Patti has coached Ashley in interview, taught her “how to walk”, “how to do hair and make up”, “how to model” and certainly “how to win”. Patti is an excellent hair and make up artist and has done Ashley’s hair and make up for us many times. Patti has also taught Ashley how to do her own hair and make up giving her the tips she needed to have that perfect pageant look in event Patti was not available for us. Thanks to Patti, Ashley has been able to compete and win local, state and national titles. Ashley has grown into a beautiful young lady. The skills Patti has taught her will carry with Ashley throughout her life. She will never be intimated by public speaking or by an interview! Patti is an excellent coach, role model, mentor, teacher and friend. She is a Godly woman who I trust completely. Patti knows every angle and aspect of the pageant industry and I would highly recommend her!

Special Thanks, 
Dayna Smith- Proud Mom


Thank you so much for working with Kristen for the hour. She said that she had so much fun. After we left, Kristen (12 years old) asked if I had paid you. I said yes. She asked how much money she is always worried about my spending money on her. I asked her how much she thought it was worth, and she said, “Oh at least a couple of hundred dollars.

I really learned a lot.”
Thank you,
April Garner –Proud Mom



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  • Chelsea Rodgers- Miss Peachtree Ridge 2006- 2nd runner-up

  • Rachel Surls- Miss Brookwood Freshman- 1st runner-up 2006

  • Kayla Watson- Little Miss Loganville 2006 & Young Miss Cheri Blossom 2006

  • Melissa Harrel- Miss Duluth Sophomore 2006

  • Candice Johnson- Miss Duluth- 2nd runner-up 2006

  • Mandie Mills- Miss Brookwood Junior- 2nd runner-up 2006

  • Lauren Grace- Miss Brookwood- 1st runner-up 2006 ;Miss Atlanta Christian 1st runner-up

  • Victoria Rowland- Miss Brookwood- 2nd runner-up 2006

  • Brooke Buker- Miss South Gwinnett Freshman- 2nd runner-up 2006

  • Ashley Spingola- Miss Berkmar High School 2004

  • Leslie Lobo- Miss Grayson Freshman 2004