1.1 // Pageants + Pizza Sticks

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Brenna Mader Perkins. As Miss Tennessee 2013, host of shows on CMT & MTV, an actress, model, and makeup artist, the world of beauty surrounds Brenna 24/7. We got to chat about what she learned during her career as a pageant queen, whether personal style comes from nurture or nature, and the trap of comparing ourselves to other women. This lady is a gem and I can’t wait for you to hear her stories and insight. Enjoy!


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In this episode:

  • The process of becoming a “beauty queen”
  • Why we start wearing makeup
  • Does personal style come from nurture or nature?
  • How faith shapes how we define beauty
  • Comparing ourselves to other women we know or online
  • Good days & Bad days - Giving ourselves grace
  • How beauty is different around the world
  • Accepting compliments
  • What we tell ourselves becomes our self image


Emily Henderson
Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge
So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore
Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
Yes Please By Amy Poehler
Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
The End of Average by Todd Rose

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // insta - @taylornick // prettypleaseshow.com
Brenna // insta - @brennamperkins // wanderlustandglitterdust.com

Need Hair + Makeup help? Make an appointment:
William Edge Salon in Nashville, TN

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Matt Kass and Vance Fite, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!