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Chris Saltalamacchio, a Hicksville native and former elementary (Credit: David Trotman-Wilkins)

Chris Saltalamacchio, a Hicksville native and former elementary school teacher, founded his own business coaching pageant contestants--including five contenders in the 2014 Miss America Pageant Sept. 15. (Sept. 2, 2013)

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Chris Saltalamacchio, a Hicksville native, helps coach Miss America hopefuls.

Chris Saltalamacchio, a Hicksville native and former elementary
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Chris Saltalamacchio, a Hicksville native and former elementary school teacher, founded his own business coaching pageant contestants--including five contenders in the 2014 Miss America Pageant Sept. 15. (Sept. 2, 2013)

Chris Saltalamacchio with his friend and social media
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Chris Saltalamacchio with his friend and social media buddy, Mallory Hagan, Miss America 2013. (Undated)

Chris Saltalamacchio poses with client Joanna Guy, Miss
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Chris Saltalamacchio poses with client Joanna Guy, Miss Maryland 2012, Top Ten at Miss America 2013. (Sept. 2013)

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Being crowned Mr. Delaware in 2008 gave Chris
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Being crowned Mr. Delaware in 2008 gave Chris Saltalamacchio special insight into what his pageant contestants go through. (Undated)

Chris Saltalamacchio with Kayla Martell, Miss Delaware 2010.
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Chris Saltalamacchio with Kayla Martell, Miss Delaware 2010.

Chris Saltalamacchio has been working with Kaitlyn Tarpey,
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Chris Saltalamacchio has been working with Kaitlyn Tarpey, Miss Connecticut 2013, one of his contestants for Miss America 2014.

Chris Saltalamacchio poses with Miss Connecticut 2013, Kaitlyn
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Chris Saltalamacchio poses with Miss Connecticut 2013, Kaitlyn Tarpey, left, and Miss Vermont 2013, Jeanelle Achee.

Pageant coach Chris Saltalamacchio, originally from Hicksville, poses
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Pageant coach Chris Saltalamacchio, originally from Hicksville, poses with Miss Connecticut 2013 Kaitlyn Tarpey, of Stamford, Conn., whom he has been preparing for the Miss America Pageant. (Aug. 24, 2013)

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Pageant coach Chris Saltalamacchio helps Miss Connecticut 2013
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Pageant coach Chris Saltalamacchio helps Miss Connecticut 2013 Kaitlyn Tarpey prepare for the bathing-suit segment of the Miss America pageant while at the Glenbrook Community Center in Stamford. (Aug. 24, 2013)

Pageant coach Chris Saltalamacchio helps Miss Connecticut 2013
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Pageant coach Chris Saltalamacchio helps Miss Connecticut 2013 Kaitlyn Tarpey, of Stamford, Conn., prepare for the bathing-suit segment of the Miss America pageant while at the Glenbrook Community Center in Stamford. (Aug. 24, 2013)

Pageant coach Chris Saltalamacchio prepares Miss Connecticut 2013,
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Pageant coach Chris Saltalamacchio prepares Miss Connecticut 2013, Kaitlyn Tarpey, for the all-important walk in an evening gown for the Miss America Pageant. (Aug. 24, 2013)

Pageant coach Chris Saltalamacchio, originally from Hicksville, shows
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Pageant coach Chris Saltalamacchio, originally from Hicksville, shows Miss Connecticut 2013, Kaitlyn Tarpey, some moves in preparation for the Miss America Pageant. (Aug. 24, 2013)

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