It's that time of year again! It's the time when we celebrate and recognize those who have helped us along the way and have made an impact on us in our pageant and business careers. Yes, we are talking about the coveted Best in Pageantry 2018 Awards!
Create your profile to start receiving nominations. (Because let's be honest, you deserve ALL the nominations) Top 10, top 5 and winners will be featured in articles and will have a custom Pageant Planet trophy icon featured on their profile!
Pageants are high stress. There are no other two ways about it. Not only for the contestant, but for their friends and loved ones.
Be kind to your supporters even when things go awry. If they make a mistake or forget something, remember that they are human and they would not have done it on purpose. Forgive quickly and move on from the negative energy. Remember, you can't take back things you say in the heat of the moment.
Take a deep breath and hug it out.
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Your pageant makeup can either complete a look or make a mess out of your flawless look. How do you make sure your pageant makeup is as perfect as the rest of your outfit? How do you select the right foundation or false eyelashes for you? Pageant Planet has compiled the most comprehensive guide to pageant makeup to make sure you are ready for pageant weekend.
Ohio Passes "Heartbeat Bill"
The Ohio House passed the controversial “Heartbeat Bill” which would prohibit abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
“It gives a more consistent and reliable marker for the courts to use to determine the validity of a human baby,” said Christina Hagan, a prime bill sponsor. “We know that when a heartbeat stops, we’ve lost a human life.”
The House voted 60-35 to approve the bill. It does not include exceptions for rape or incest, despite efforts to create exceptions by democrats. The next step is the Ohio Senate. It would take at least 60 votes to override a veto from Republican Governor John Kasich.
The House and Senate previously passed the bill in December 2016, but Kasich vetoed the measure as unconstitutional. The bill makes it a fifth-degree felony with a punishment of up to one year in prison, for any doctor who violates the law. The Ohio State Medical Association opposes the bill. Some lawmakers attempted to get the penalty removed.
“It’s often the case that a woman doesn’t even know she’s pregnant until after six weeks,” Democrat Nickie Antonio said. “This is especially true for women who are emotionally traumatized by rape. Forcing a victim of rape or incest, perhaps as young as 11, to carry a rapist’s child to term is a further physical violation and an extension of the loss of control over her body that she experienced originally from the assault."
Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email for White House Business
Officials have confirmed that Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to send hundreds of messages discussing official White House business. Her lawyer says that the emails were sent before she knew the rules.
In 2016, her father President Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton's use of a private email address, put the US "in danger" and that using her personal email to send official emails while in her post as Secretary of State in 2009 was a scandal "bigger than Watergate."
An FBI investigation decided Clinton should not face charges, but said she and her aides had been "extremely careless." A Trump official told CBS News that Ivanka Trump's emails did not contain classified information. They said she had simply misunderstood the rules and that she stopped using her email when she learned it was not allowed.
Austin Evers, of American Oversight, said the "president's family is not above the law" and that "there are serious questions that Congress should immediately investigate. Did Ivanka Trump turn over all of her emails for preservation as required by law? Was she sending classified information over a private system."
Oldest Twins Turn 102
Irene Crump and Phyllis Jones, from Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, were born on November 20, 1916 and are the oldest twins in the UK.
"My mum got us on her lap when we were six to eight months old, and we took first prize in the baby show and I thought if my mom could have known, she'd never believe it. Nobody would. It's just luck," Crump said.
They were born during World War One and shared their first job. They said their longevity comes from "luck," looking after each other when they were young, working hard and only ever eating "good food."
Questions to Consider:
What are your views on abortion?
Should doctors be penalized for performing abortions?
Should Ivanka Trump face charges for using her personal email for official business?
If you live to 102, how do you think the world will change in your lifetime?
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At every pageant, one contestant wins big and the others learn from the experience. How you handle defeat is just as important to celebrating your victories. This week, Steven and Jesse discuss how to handle disappointment and how to appropriate react when you or loved ones feel like things didn't go your way.
What is the next event you have planned for your platform?
Most contestants can give statistics and soundbites about their platforms, but when a contestant shows her actual involvement with her cause, she is sure to stand out! The best answer:
Jacinta Danielle @jdaniellesshow: "I have a Miss Heart of Gold pageant planned and the theme is “Blazing to success” All contestants are required to have community service hours. On the day of the pageant they are to bring in gently used blazers to donate to suited for change which is an organization that provides career readiness services to women in poverty. I am a volunteer Fashion stylist there and they are always in need of blazers."
In this answer, she gives a detailed explanation of an event she has planned. Her event covers multiple areas from the contestants' community service hours to the blazer drive! The judges will love the amount of effort she has put into her platform.
Her tip is, "If you have a dream, keep pushing for it until it becomes a reality! Hard work and dediLearn More