More About Kari Volen

Kari Volen has been involved in pageantry for over 20 years as a contestant, director, choreographer, judge, producer and coach. Kari began her own pageant journey as a local and state competitor for systems like American Coed Pageants, Miss Teen USA and the Miss America Organization. Most recently, in 2013, Kari became Mrs. California America and placed in the Top 6 at the Mrs. America Pageant. She is currently the inaugural America's Most Beautiful Mrs 2020.

She continued her involvement in pageantry as a local pageant director and producer having directed local pageants like the Miss Hollywood/Southland Scholarship Organization (a preliminary pageant to Miss California MAO) and the Miss Newport Coast & Miss Irvine USA Pageant (an official preliminary to Miss California USA). She has helped produce past productions for Miss California International, Miss California International Junior Miss and was recruited by the Lebanese Consulate to produce the Miss Lebanon Emigrants West Coach USA Pageant. 

Since the inception of Pageant Coaching & Designs, Kari has worked with over 1500 contestants to prepare for local, state, national, and international pageant competitions and has served as the Official Pageant Coach and coaching sponsor for numerous state pageants and on the national level for The Miss Junior High, High School, and Collegiate America Pageant. She is also the Official Preparation Coordinator for Miss California (MAO) in charge of preparing the state titleholders for the Miss America competition. 

Voted the #1 Pageant Coach in 2018 & 2019 by the Pageant Planet and Top 10 in 2020, Kari is proud to have had countless clients win local, state, national and international titles in virtually every system. She has also been a "Best Coach" Nominee for the prestigious Global Beauty Awards. Due to her experience in all facets of pageantry, Kari is able to share her in-depth knowledge of pageants with her clients and focuses not only on preparing them to excel and win in pageants, but also to do so in life.

Just a few of Kari's Titles...
  • Miss Covina 2005 (MAO)

  • Miss Northern California Regional 2006 (MAO)

  • Miss Hollywood 2007 (MAO) 

  • Miss California Gold Coast 2009

  • Miss Ventura County International 2011

  • Mrs. Orange County United States 2012

  • Mrs. Greater Ventura County United States 2013

  • Mrs. California America 2013