Leah K. Hadder has been involved in the pageant industry for over 18 years as a contestant, judge, emcee and director. She has competed in numerous pageants across Alabama, Arkansas, and Tennessee winning multiple titles and side awards. She has appeared on Arkansas Educational Television Network as well as Good Morning Arkansas. She is an experienced pageant emcee and has coached many contestants. In addition to working in pageantry, Leah modeled for Emerge in Conway, Arkansas and Harwell Designs in Vilonia, Arkansas. She is a proud graduate of Arkansas State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Management and a Master of Public Administration.
Leah has has been featured in news articles, magazines and social posts. She was recently seen in Pageant Platform Magazine. Leah was named Pageant Planet's "Titleholder of the Day" for February 21, 2020. No stranger to being interviewed, Leah has been a requested guest on podcasts. She has appeared on: Pageant Platform Magazine, What Makes You Famous, Chaos Queens, The Boss Lady Investor, Far Betterment, hey loves, and Tea with Mike.
In 2018, Leah founded her own consulting business, SASH.
The purpose of SASH is to provide pageant contestants with additional training and resources to compete in pageant competitions. SASH: Pageant Consulting (now SASH Consulting) has gained national recognition by pageant titleholders across the United States. Leah coaches contestants in paperwork review, interview preparation, modeling/on-stage presence, wardrobe consultation, platform development, social media development, and talent coaching. SASH not only extends to pageant contestants, but offers additional services for customers who wish to expand their skills in media, public speaking, interviews and networking.
In 2019, Leah launched her podcast, "SASH Says." The podcast theme is "A podcast dedicated to connecting pageants, people and purpose. Conversations between beauty queens, successful entrepreneurs and people striving to make a difference in their communities." It has reached international recognition with guests in the pageant industry such as: Co-Host of Miss Teen USA 2019 Tim Tialdo, Miss Universe Norway 2019 Helene Abildsnes and Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier.