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Best in Pageantry FAQs

Ah, awards season is upon us. The Best in Pageantry Awards season takes place in December and January each year as a way to honor excellence in the pageant community. This is your chance to be recognized for the hard work you do all year long and to ...

13, December 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Pageant Headshots

Pageant headshots... your chance to show the judges your best side before you walk into competition. With so much pressure on just one photograph, how do you create the perfect pageant headshot? How should you wear your hair for a pageant headshots p...

10, December 2018

A Queen's Guide to Pageant Makeup

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 Pla...

19, November 2018

The ULTIMATE Guide to Pageant Hair

Pageant hair is one of those things that can make or break your image. You placed First runner-up in your last pageant and feel that you couldn't have done any better. You finally get your judges' comments and see "pageant hair fell in h...

29, October 2018

The ULTIMATE Guide to Pageant Shoes

There are hundreds of pageant shoes out there, so how do you know which pageant shoes are right for you? Picking the wrong pageant shoes can distract from your perfectly planned out outfit. Likewise, picking the right pageant shoes can give you that ...

08, October 2018

Pageant Dresses: How to Style, Pose and Walk

Pageant dresses are among the most iconic parts of pageantry, so how do you use pageant dresses to show the judges you should take home the crown? The pageant evening gown competition is your opportunity to show the judges your grace, style and poise...

19, September 2018

How to Succeed in Pageant Interview

The interview portion of any pageant competition is often the most intimidating part of the entire pageant experience. Part of the intimidation is that interview is usually the section of the competition where the contestant receives the highest perc...

07, August 2018

Can You Win Miss Universe if You're Bigger Than a Size 4?

Siera Bearchell, Miss Universe Canada 2016. Photo: Voltaire Domingo, NPPA and Siera Bearchell's Instagram Every pageant system has a brand, and if you are going to be successful in that system, you must understand that brand and be able ...

18, July 2018

What to Wear For Fun Fashion

Did your fun fashion outfit stand out from the rest? Fun fashion is the phase of the competition where you can show off your personality, fashion sense, uniqueness and modeling skills. Since you are a one-of-a-kind contestant, it's important that...

28, April 2018

What to Wear for Swimsuit and Fitness

Miss Connecticut USA 2016 Tiffany Teixeira, Miss Missouri USA 2016 Sydnee Stottlemyre and Miss California USA 2016 Nadia Mejia compete in the swimsuit competition. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images Choosing the perfect swimsuit or fitness wea...

28, April 2018

How to Style Your Weave

Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber. Photo: Miss Universe Organization How to style weaves is something that is rarely mentioned in pageantry. Weave hairstyles are very common in pageantry among all races but especially among African-American contestan...

14, April 2018

How to Become a Pageant Director

Leanne Pinard Baum is co-owner of the Miss Long Island Pageant. She and Jacqueline Riker are the Executive Directors. Photo: Leanne Pinard Baum Pageant directors are some of the most passionate pageant enthusiasts in the industry. They are not on...

07, April 2018

How to Start Your Own Pageant

Making the decision to start your own pageant can mark a monumental change in your life. The transition from a competitor, or even a pageant fan, to a pageant director, is a big leap. There is a lot of work that must go on behind the scenes in order ...

07, April 2018

How to Market Your Pageant

The International Junior Miss titleholders from Oregon and Washington. Photo: Kathy Whittaker Photography Congratulations! You have decided to be a pageant director. This is no easy feat! A director serves as the heartbeat of the pageant. You are...

07, April 2018

How to Market Your Titleholders

Princess of America Senior Division Queens 2017. Photo: The Imagine Studios One of the most important things that a director can do to make their pageant successful is to learn how to market their titleholders effectively. In fact, next to hav...

07, April 2018

How to Get Toned Abs

Do you have that annoying lower belly fat that just will not go away no matter how hard you try to eliminate it? This article takes the mystery out of getting abs by walking you through a practical process that will have you looking flawless on stage...

31, March 2018

How to Tone Your Arms

Mrs. Washington America 2017, Deidra Murphy, shows off her arms during a swimsuit photoshoot. Photo: Deidra Murphy Let's be real, one of the toughest areas to tone is a contestant's arms. If you are like me and your arms continue to move ...

31, March 2018

How to Tone Your Legs (Without Adding Bulk)

Angelo Frasier's client, Summer Priester, model, blogger and MUA. Photo: Summer Priester Facebook page Gams, poles, pins, stems, walking sticks, underpinnings, slegs, Mandy Moores, Katys or Stacy Kieblers, or just legs – whatever you ca...

31, March 2018

How to Tone Your Butt

Photo: Remi Pyrdol/Self Most pageant girls agree that getting your body pageant-ready is one of the hardest parts of pageant preparation. The fitness competition can be intimidating, but with the right exercises and guidance, you'll be confid...

31, March 2018

10 Pageant Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

We all know that pageant girls lead very busy lives, and sometimes it is difficult to get everything you need to get done in one day. One of the toughest things to fit into your crazy schedule is getting in a good workout. Whether you are struggling ...

26, March 2018

Why You Need to Know Yourself Before You Can Win

One time, I heard a story of a young Miss contestant who had won “too soon.” She had the makings to become the next Miss America in a few more years, but she had already won her state title and she just wasn’t ready. That idea struc...

26, March 2018

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