Creative Director/Resident Coach – Team DQ: Pageant Prep & Image
Coach ◊ Judge ◊ Director ◊ Choreographer ◊ Director
Chicago born and Chicago bred, Derrick Scepter is the Creative Director & Resident Coach for Team DQ: Pageant Prep & Image. Derrick has worked with several state, national and international titleholders from various systems including Miss World, Miss United States, Miss Black USA, Miss Latina, National American Miss, Miss Juneteenth, USA Ambassador, and Miss Earth.
Derrick’s career in the industry spans over a decade with credits to his name as an Emcee, Color Commentator on the red carpet arrivals at Miss USA and Miss Universe, judge, pageant blogger, choreographer, director and show producer. In 2019, Derrick was named one of the Top 15 coaches in the country by American Model & Pageant Magazine.
When not doing pageants, he loves the role of Uncle to a host of nieces and nephews, enjoying live music & entertainment, editorial photography and being dad to his 1 year old pitbull, Max Liron.