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How To Answer Beauty Pageant Questions

11, May 2014
According to a magazine, the top ten beauty pageant questions are somewhat like these set of questions; “Tell us something about yourself and your family”, “What or who inspires you the most?”, “What would you do to better the world?”, “ What sets you apart from other participants” , “Who is your role model” and lots more.

International United Miss Interview. Photo: International United Miss Instagram

These questions are asked to judge the knowledge, intelligence and eloquence of a participant. A beauty pageant winner cannot just be beautiful by looks only; she must be intelligent and know how to speak with an objective. The question round in a beauty pageant is one of great importance; it is in this round that the potential winners are chosen based on their answers.

Onstage interview is considered one of the most spontaneous and difficult rounds in the whole competition and many participants who might have been impressive earlier fail to impress the judges by their answers sometimes. The personal interview and the onstage questioning round together, count for 30% of the contestant’s total score. The contestant is marked on confidence, relevance of the answer, way of speech, tone spoken in, grammar and the content.

Tips for Answering Beauty Pageant Questions

  • Be confident when you speak.
  • Remain optimistic and do not panic.
  • Know your facts and opinions.
  • Practice some of the above mentioned questions.
  • Try to keep an eye contact with the judges and questioners.
  • Keep a straight posture and look elegant.
  • Keep a smile on your face, do not look rude or stubborn.
  • Know a little about your judges beforehand.
  • Use proper, grammatically correct language, avoiding slang terms.
  • Be mentally alert and listen carefully to the question asked.
  • Speak clearly.

Know the criteria on which your answer will be judged upon and also remember to keep yourself updated about current events and happenings because a well-informed contestant is sure to earn good points. Following these tips for answering beauty pageant questions will certainly earn you a good chance to win the crown you opt for. Remember, you can only be instructed on some tips, the rest has to be done by you.

No one can completely coach you through such a competition until you put in a little bit of your effort. In order to present a true and good version of yourself remember to, through the whole competition, including the question round, always show a little bit of your personality here and there. If you have any comments or additional tips you’d like to share about beauty pageant questions, leave them in the chat box below.

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