Pageant Interview is arguably the most important facet of the competition. There are dos and there are don’ts. I am here to examine those and help you attain that desired, perfectly polished interview for your next pageant. Many of you are in the loop and are subscribers to the empowering emails sent out by our founder, Mr. Steven Roddy. If that's you, then I am sure you have seen the most recent edition: The Story of Candace. In this email, Steven revealed that The Pageant Planet’s true intent is not to simply prepare a girl for the crown and release her, but to equip our followers with the necessary skills to achieve their future, “post-crown” dreams. One way to do that is by polishing the interview portion of the competition. It is not only vital in pageants, but also in life. Interview is something that we all must endure- pageant participants and non-pageant affiliates alike. Our primary goal is to relieve that phobia of Interview with one word: preparation.
Miss Teen USA 2019 Kaliegh Garris. Photo: Miss Universe Organization
What TO Say
We all know that Interview is almost exclusively about the interviewee- simple enough, right? It is the efficiency with which someone speaks of themselves that determines the interpretation by the interviewer. Some of you are probably scratching your heads. Put simply, what you say and how you say it ultimately determines what the judge will think. With that, here are some great adjectives to use in Interview and on your pageant paperwork. Tip: always remember that any word you choose to describe yourself with, a judge could possibly ask you to define (this once happened to me- luckily I knew the answer.)
What NOT To Say
Now, don’t hit yourself if you have ever uttered one of these words in the midst of a heated interview. It’s okay. However, try to limit how often you say “um,” “uh,” or “well.” Remember that it is okay to pause and collect your thoughts.
All in all, know your pageant paperwork and don’t over think your answers. You are talking about you. Avoid the previous words and you are good to go! Let the judges see your personality. It’s your interview, take it by the reigns!
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