Glamour Magazine - Thoughts on Miss America's Swimsuit Changes Glamour recently published an article on the changes to Miss America's competition format. Nicole was asked to give her option: "What Former Beauty Queens Really Think About Pageant Swimsuit Competitions At the suggestion of a friend, Nicole Kelly decided to pursue a life of pageantry. After winning her first local pageant at 22, she won the title of Miss Iowa just one year later. Then it was time to tackle the Miss America stage. “The most challenging part of pageantry is amazing competition. The girls who compete are incredibly talented and well-spoken. You never have any idea who might win.” Nicole was b

Iowa Public Radio Interview

Tune into 23:55 to catch the segment where I share my in-depth thoughts and feelings on Miss America choosing to end the Swimsuit portion of competition! The article reads, "During this hour of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Nicole Kelly, who was Miss Iowa 2013 and is a current producer of the Miss Iowa competition. When she was crowned Miss Iowa, it was international news becuase she entered the pageant with a visible disability. "I was born with one hand, and so when I went to the stage representing the world of disability, my body was in so much focus. If you add on top of i

Joining Keppler Speakers

BIG NEWS!!!!!!!! Keppler Speakers has a dream roster of Diversity and Inclusion speakers. People like Lavern Cox, Patrisse Cullors & Alicia Garza (Co-creaters of Black Lives Matter), Nyle DiMarco, RJ Mitte, America Ferrera....AND NOW NIKKI KELLY!!!!!!! Keep your eyes peeled as I have several weird, strange, AMAZING opportunities coming down the pipeline (that I will give you details on in time, I promise!) and I want you along for the weird, strange, AMAZING ride. "Founded by CEO, Jim Keppler in 1983, we are the country’s largest privately held speakers bureau. Based in the Washington, D.C. area, Keppler Speakers has represented many of the most prestigious and celebrated speakers from the w

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