Kim Vaughn. Pageant and Image Consultant. Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation Ambassador
Pageant and Image Consultant. Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation Ambassador
"My wisdom has come from using my challenges to inspire my own personal growth. In overcoming living with a chronic disease since my 20’s called Sjogren’s Syndrome, I have learned the great importance of taking care of myself and respecting the body and mind."
Kim Vaughn is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Georgia. After teaching high school social science, Kim became a professional model, appearing in print ads, commercials, and runway shows. Kim held the titles of Mrs. Georgia America, Mrs. Georgia International in and Ms. American Woman over 30. Kim is a professional model, image and pageant consultant and has coached numerous local, state, national and international title winners and is proud to claim Georgia's very own Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell as one of her clients. Kim has appeared on MTV's MADE series as a pageant coach. Kim graced the cover of Atlanta's Best Self magazine as the Over 40 & Fabulous winner. Kim has served as a national spokesperson and a board member for the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation and now focuses her efforts on fundraising by hosting the Atlanta's Sjogren's fundraiser for the past eleven years. Kim has been married to her husband Charles, a corporate attorney, for 39 years and has two sons.
Define Beyond Beauty? Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. “Beyond Beauty” refers to someone who is outstanding, makes a difference in the lives of others, and makes others feel good about themselves. “Beyond Beauty” refers to a person’s passion that is deep and meaningful. God blesses each person with a talent. When a human being uses that God given talent in service of others, they discover what is possible “Beyond Beauty”. “Beyond Beauty” means conveying beauty through presence and passion in service of others.
What fuels you? I find my inspiration in working with young people. My goals when working with youth include helping them achieve high levels of confidence through honing communication skills and earning college scholarship money. As a former teacher, I believe that education is the key that unlocks a lifetime of opportunity. In addition, I encourage my clients through my image and pageant consulting business to achieve their personal best.
What are the wisdom that you’ve gained through the years? My wisdom has come from using my challenges to inspire my own personal growth. In overcoming living with a chronic disease since my 20’s called Sjogren’s Syndrome, I have learned the great importance of taking care of myself and respecting the body and mind. Through my professional modeling work, I learned to accept criticism and rejection, and use that in a constructive way to improve myself. As a mentor, I try to teach the life lessons to my clients that pageantry has taught me. I encourage young women to strive to achieve their personal best, to selflessly give back to their communities, to persevere through life’s obstacles, and to find their life’s calling and pursue it with passion.
What projects are you currently working on? In addition to my work with clients, I continue to be an advocate for the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation and currently focus my charitable efforts on fundraising events for the foundation. This coming year will mark the twelfth year that my husband and I have hosted the Atlanta fundraising event for the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation.
Beauty regimen and practices? Exercise is an important part of my life in order to maintain my overall health. Because I have Sjogren’s Syndrome, it is essential that I stay hydrated. Drinking lots of water supports clear and healthy skin while supporting my immune system. In the mornings, I wake up early to have my quiet time with God. I begin my day with calmness and a heart full of gratitude. During the day, I hold myself to a standard of grace, not perfection.
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