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[> Subject: Funny you should mention this. Dani Walker (MT USA 2018) recently posted a video about what it cost her, out of pocket, during her reign as Miss MT and in particular leading up to the Miss USA pageant. I realize this is not exactly what you are asking, but it may help answer the question. Click in for video.