Cynthia Bailey

Cynthia explains why she got into pageantry and gives the 411 on her partner, Cy.

on Jan 30, 2013

Hi everyone, welcome back! Well, I am super excited to let you guys know that The Bailey Agency School of Fashion is now officially in the business of pageantry! My only experience in the world of tiaras was as a contestant in a homecoming queen pageant that featured all the high school homecoming queens in the South. While I did not win (much less place), I did walk away from the experience with a renewed sense of self confidence and ambition. In life, it is important to not be afraid to put yourself out there, win or lose. It is all about the spirit of challenging yourself to be open to realizing your highest potential.

Since the doors of the school opened, I have received quite a bit of interest from potential students who desired to rip the runway as a queen, not a model. I have never made it a secret that my background and expertise is in fashion, not pageantry. However, I was determined to seek out the knowledge of someone who mastered the art. My research and good fortune led me directly into the gracious arms of Cyrus Frakes, who embraced my vision immediately! Cyrus (whose friends call him Cy), has been in the pageant business for more than 25 years. He is the star of the TLC show King of the Crown, which features Cy and his team fearlessly navigating through the fascinating and heartwarming world of pageant coaching. He has helped his clients win over a 1,000 titles from Miss Teen to Miss World! After meeting with him, I found him to be knowledgeable and his attitude was one of encouragement. I was delighted to learn that not only would this be another positive vehicle to empower young girls, it could also be a lucrative business move for my school. I love connecting with individuals who share my passion and commitment to uplift and inspire young people. Thank you Cy for believing in me, and helping enhance my vision. You can be my king any day!