About the author

Cherie Wimberly

<p>Cherie Wimberly is an award-winning author, fashion model, and instructor who has coached hundreds of models, actors, and pageant contestants, showing them the path to succeed in pageants, modeling, the entertainment industry, and beyond.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>Cherie worked hard to build her career from nothing and become one of the top models of her time, traveling the world and appearing in the pages and on the covers of internationally-recognized fashion magazines, publications, and catalogs. At the height of her career she also became a modeling instructor, wrote the 12-week curriculum for a well-known modeling school, and taught stage acting to children and teens.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>In her free time, Cherie spent several years as the beauty judge for an international pageant system&#160; with contestants ranging in age from children to young adults. She has extensive experience in many aspects of pageantry, as a consultant, choreographer, contestant coordinator, mock judge, and judges' liaison for major pageant systems at the state level.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>The combination of her writing talent and career experience earned her a position as a columnist for a national media outlet, producing articles on a variety topics in the categories of pageants and modeling. She currently coaches models and pageant contestants on a referral basis, and teaches stage acting to children with special needs.</p>