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Kim of Queens in the Media

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A lot of the moms/girls have left the show, too much drama and things going on behind the scenes. Only Kelly and Deborah (moms) and their daughters are returning. No idea who the new moms/daughters will be. This should be interesting.

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I did notice from the preview that it seemed like it was mostly different girls. Do you have any more info on what kind of drama? Not surprised where Maura's mom and Ainslee are concerned though. The moms probably didn't like the way they came off in the first season.

That said, I really liked season 1 of this thing. Maybe it was just after watching the heinous Abby Lee on Dance Moms, but Kim seemed like such a breath of fresh air.

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Kelly is mom to Addison and Deborah is mom to Hannah. From what I could find out (not much) they both will be back for Season 2. I saw a preview and did see Marah. so I assume her and her mom, Angie, are back for Season 2. I don't know about Anslee, as of last season she didn't have a talent she felt comfortable with so I'm not sure she's back for Season 2.

http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/kim-of-queens/video/season-2/episode-1/kim-of-queens-season-2-begins-september-16-preview-clip

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I'll remove all these spoiler tags next week after the show has aired. Thanks, glad you're all here!

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I was listening to Dirty Pop on Sirius XM Stars channel the other day and they had Kim on there giving advice (not specifically about pageants but about life in general). She seemed gracious and sweet and also pretty hilarious. Cannot wait for the new season. 

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I saw Anslee's FB page.  I don't have time (or patience) to read through the whole thing, but did see she's got a new coach is has mentioned she's so much better/happier.  Makes you wonder what kind of drama was going on if this show is only 1 season old (starting 2) and what it'll be like after a few more seasons under it's belt.

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204507909604965&set=o.155575071172025&type=1&theater

I believe, if I read it correctly, Anslee and the other girl get to go to Miss Georgia next year. So, unless Kim pulled one out of her butt this summer, one of her former girls has indeed made it -- without her. :)

She gets to go to Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen.  

As for Anslee making it without Kim, Kim was her coach for many years and taught her most of what she knows.  I am not knocking the new coach but Kim is the one who really taught her the most.

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Kim of Queens finale was replaced with a Tori Spelling show. Is this the end?

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I have NO idea. I'm keeping a watch on various boards and will let you know if I find out anything.

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If you go to Lifetime's Facebook page, there are lots of people protesting the airing of True Tori and canning of the finale of this show. There is also a petition with Change.org to keep the show. At this point, I have no idea if it's canceled or not, but it's not looking too good.

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Oh that's dirty, so we cancel a neat little show to make room for a show about possibly THE most screwed up couple in Hollywood??? My god Lifetime is really going down the toilet anymore.

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Yeah, I'm bummed.  I really enjoyed the very positive attitude of this show.

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I got info this morning which I cannot post, but suffice it to say that it's probably a good thing this show is off the air.

I know reality shows are not always "real" but this one not only jumped the shark, it jumped the ocean. What is public record is that the Pageant Place doesn't exist. Kim does not coach girls. None. She does motivational speaking engagements, which she pockets the money for, but she does not coach girls for pageants. She is in no way affiliated with the Miss Georgia pageant system.

Feel free to PM me if you have questions.

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Wow, if this is true, then the show clearly misrepresented the facts in more than the usual way of TV shows. Interesting that all the mothers went along with this. And shame on Kim and her family for participating.

 

So, were the pageants we saw legit? I always thought it was odd that Kim and her family were allowed to be in the wings, and that her girls placed so highly almost every time. It seemed almost completely scripted to me.

 

I wonder if the show was cancelled because someone screamed FRAUD and threatened to sue?

 

I can see Kim as a motivational speaker, but I bet it doesn't pay very well - very limited audience for what she's selling, especially in this economy.

 

ETA: the exterior of the Pageant Place location looked like the exterior of a failed bank. Who knows where they shot the interior locations...

 

Kim's submission for LinkedIn states she is the owner of the Pageant Place and Beloved Beauty. She must have just created it, because she shows zero connections. The write-up she submitted states the following:

 

"Kim Gravel is the Southeast’s premier pageant and beauty coach with an extensive background in both fields. In 1991, at the age of 19, Kim became one of the youngest Miss Georgia in the state pageant’s history. She went on to represent her home state in the infamous Miss America pageant and as a result was asked to serve as US Goodwill Ambassador to Japan. She has taken her expertise and experience in the pageantry world and uses it now to coach and train the elite pageant contestants of this generation. Kim has worked for Revlon and Christian Dior as make-up artist; served as National Cosmetology Association spokesperson; and served as a make-up artist and stylist to over 100 fashion shows and photo shoots. In 2009, she launched her own boutique cosmetic line, Beloved Beauty. She has logged thousands of hours as a host of award-winning talk shows "Friends & Neighbors" and "Atlanta Live". Her comfortable style and solid reputation have made her one of the most sought after interviewers in Atlanta for publicists, authors, actors and public figures. Combining her expertise skills of communication and leadership, Kim is also a certified Life Coach. Kim works with people in large groups as well as on an individual basis. Her compassionate yet straight forward "Dr. Phil-esqe" style keeps her in high demand as a Life Coach, mentor and advisor. As lead singer and songwriter of recording group Beloved, Kim entertains and sings to thousands across the country every year, including hosting the sold-out Beloved women's conference annually in Atlanta. Kim has been managing people and projects for many years in the corporate world in the area of cosmetics, property management and construction. Even with all her business endeavors, she still finds time to raise her two boys, Beau and Blanton with husband Travis.

Specialties:Pageants, Beauty, TV Host"

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Interesting that all the mothers went along with this

Not all did. If you notice, several were not back this season. Just the ones who wanted to be on television.

The parents did not know ahead of time how the show would be scripted. Contracts were signed, they thought it would be a good thing for their daughters....then their scripts arrived. It was a sad situation for several girls. If you tried to get out of the contract, you could either be sued or lose any money the girl might earn when DVDs were sold or shows were re-run.

I don't know for sure, but I don't think the pageants were real. One that I know of was shot in a warehouse, extras were paid to be in the audience.

One thing I can say, for if you Google around you'll find info, the girls on the show who were magically transformed were actually pageant veterans who've been competing for years. I think it's why their last names weren't used a lot on the show, so you couldn't look them up and find what they've actually done.

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I can find no licensed business in the state of Georgia called Pageant Place. The only place it exists is a Facebook page and references to the TV show.

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I did wonder why it looked like a temporary sign saying Pageant Place appeared to just be stuck up there as opposed to a permanent sign of some sort.

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Someone just told me they saw a preview and this is back on Lifetime tomorrow night? I thought it was cancelled. 

 

ETA: Oh apparently it is still cancelled but they're showing three never-seen episodes April 7, 14, and 21. 

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Does anyone know if these are available online anywhere? I can't watch as they air (at the dance studio with my daughter), and apparently Comcast doesn't have them available on-demand like they did for the regular series.

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Someone just told me they saw a preview and this is back on Lifetime tomorrow night? I thought it was cancelled. 

 

ETA: Oh apparently it is still cancelled but they're showing three never-seen episodes April 7, 14, and 21. 

 

I wondered what happened to this show. My DVR picked up the episode that aired last night. What a shame we couldn't get a legit pageant show.

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Update on two of the girls... I had posted about this in March, but apparently it was preliminary competitions. The full-blown Miss Georgia pageant is going on this week.

Anslee, the blonde girl who didn't come back for the second season (the one who had trouble dancing or singing) will be in the Miss Georgia pageant, along with Rayven, the black girl who's mother was a pill during the second season. Neither of them coached by Kim, by the way. Good luck to both girls!!

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Ravyn won a preliminary competition at the Miss Georgia pageant in the Teen division, which is also where Anslee was competing. She's down on the left side, blue evening gown...

http://www.missga.org/nightly_preliminary_results.aspx

I had no idea they have the older women competing for the crown, and Outstanding Teens competing to get experience for the future.

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