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Shelby Chapman
Miss Rodeo Iowa 2016
3rd Runner-Up/Miss Rodeo America 2017


To assist Agricultural Queen competitors in gaining the confidence, knowledge and insight needed to grow personally and to successfully achieve their pageant competition goals.

Queens In Jeans specializes in providing training in the areas required to compete in the Personality and Appearance pageant divisions.


Specifically we focus on self-esteem and self-confidence, emotional intelligence, skin care, cosmetic application, wardrobing, photogenics, modeling, speech, interviews, impromptu questions, media interviews, and the psychology of winning.

We do this through complimentary educational and motivational posts on the Queens In Jeans Facebook page, Modeling and Public Speaking Workshops, Intense Boot Camps, and Personal Coaching. 


QIJ Founder, Debra Fox, has conducted queen clinics and personal coaching since the mid 1980s, and has successfully coached several National winners and countless state/regional winners.

Today, Debra focuses on conducting small Boot Camps with 4-6 participants and Personal Coaching. The lower level of her home has been converted into a bunk room and training room.  In addition she serves as a pageant judge and clinician at other clinics


While winning is always a goal - it is not our goal to produce a winner every time. Some win, some won't, so what...did they grow?
THAT is our goal!



Debra was crowned Miss Rodeo Kansas in 1980.  Prior to her state title, she was the Miami County Fair/Rodeo Queen and 2nd Runner-up, Abdallah Shrine Rodeo Queen.


After returning to Kansas City, she  partnered with Teddi (Bankes) Domann, Miss Rodeo Kansas 1984 and Speech winner at Miss Rodeo America, to create The Competitive Edge -- an equine pageant coaching organization.  Over the next two years, they successfully coached four national winners, and countless  state and regional winners in the equine industry.

In 2008, Debra ventured back into the rodeo queen world and has worked with three national title winners and several top five national finalists since that time.


In 2013, Debra created the Queens In Jeans Facebook page to provide complimentary information, training, videos and interviews with key players in the Agricultural queen industry.


After returning home from the Miss Rodeo America pageant, Debra began her career in the Advertising and Marketing industry. 

She judged pageants and became a committee member for the Greater Kansas City Jr. Miss Pageant. 

Soon after she was offered a job as the Director of New Face for a major mid-west modeling agency.  After taking their  modeling classes, Debra became a highly sought-after regional plus-size print and runway model. 


She eventually founded The Professional Edge Model & Talent Agency. Within two years, she was voted to serve two consecutive terms as the President of the American Modeling Association. 


After selling her agency, Debra began working with Arbonne International and promoted to Executive Regional Vice President. She trained nationwide on skin care, cosmetics and business.

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Debra has been an International Educational and Motivational Speaker since 2000, when she started her career as a Corporate Trainer/Speaker with a corporate seminar company.  She was soon sent out with three other trainers on a Women's Tour across the country.


Over the last 20 years, Debra has spoken in all 50 United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, to a wide variety of clients including Universal Studios/Orlando; DEA/Washington, DC; Avon Corporate/Australia; Department of Homeland Security/Washington, DC; Family Dollar Corporate/Charlotte, NC; McDonalds Corporate/PA; SkillPath Seminars; National Seminars; numerous universities; and all branches of the military (just to name a few).

In 2017 Debra became a best selling author with her book, "Finding Your Moxie:  Myths and Lies Successful Women Kick to the Curb."

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