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Best Pageant Coaches (2022 Edition)

Every year Pageant Planet compiles a list of the best pageant coaches from the previous year based on our Best in Pageantry Awards. Not only will this list help you find your next pageant coach, but it can even assist when finding the pageant co...

04, January 2022

Pageant Paperwork & Resume (Examples, Templates and Tips)

Everything that you do in a pageant is about communication, including and especially your pageant paperwork. The very first place that you begin that process of communication occurs long before you ever set foot in the interview room or on stage. You...

12, May 2021

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 ...

10, May 2021

Top 10 On Stage Pageant Questions (and Answers)

Oh, the dreaded on stage question.  Jaws theme music should be playing in the background as contestants feel like they are walking the plank.  Coaches and directors try to reassure us that it is not a life or death situation, but we have se...

08, May 2021

How to Answer "Why Should You Win This Pageant?"

"Why should you win this pageant" is one of the most common questions that pageant interview judges like to ask, so you should always be ready for it regardless of what pageant system you are competing in. There are three primary approaches...

07, May 2021

Beauty Pageant Statistics

Knowledge is power. That's why we wanted you to know all about the beautiful planet of pageantry. We've compiled a comprehensive list of interesting and vital facts for you to learn more about our industry. From coaching to prize packages to ...

06, May 2021

Pageant Talent: The Complete Guide

Pageant talent is one of the hardest areas of competition. You need to be both technically proficient and highly entertaining. From deciding what pageant talent to perform to picking out the perfect outfit to highlight your skills, how do you kn...

05, May 2021

The 10 Toughest Pageant Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)

We've seen the blunders live on stage when a contestant pulls a question but they have no idea how to answer it. A million thoughts are running through their minds and usually they have nothing to do with the question. The same thing can happen i...

04, May 2021

How to Set Goals (and Achieve Them)

We always talk about the details of how to perfect your walk, how to do your pageant makeup or what to wear for competition, but there is a much larger part of pageant prep that needs to be discussed: pageant goals. Without setting goals each year, m...

04, May 2021

How to be a Successful Titleholder

We hope that our new guide, “How to be a Successful Titleholder” will become the go-to guide book for your incredible reign! One of our main priorities at Pageant Planet is to empower every titleholder in the industry by giving them ...

03, May 2021

Pageant Dictionary: Beginners Guide

Pageantry is an industry with its own language. If you're new to the glitz and glamour of pageantry, you're likely unfamilar with all of the terminology you'll need to know. Let us at Pageant Planet be your pageant concierge and conn...

02, May 2021

Skin Care Routine for Beauty Queens

You've heard a million times that having a skin care routine is so very important. If you're here, you probably know your skin is one of the most important aspects of our look as pageant contestants. We here at Pageant Planet understand ...

02, May 2021

How Do Judges Score Beauty Pageants?

Wouldn't you like to get into the mind of a pageant judge and know exactly what they are looking for? Know exactly how they score the contestants? While we can't read minds, we can give some insight on how exactly judges score beauty pageants...

30, April 2021

7 Best Ideas for Pageant Talent

Many pageants are now requiring contestants to perform a talent on stage as part of the judging process. This often worries some girls if they can't figure out their talent. I promise, even if  you think you aren't talented, you have the...

30, April 2021

12 of the Most Shocking, Random, and Difficult Interview Questions Ever Asked

Disclaimer: The interview questions from this article are real, but many are controversial and not appropriate for contestants under the age of 18. If this applies to you, we recommend searching for another interview article to help you prepare. ...

28, April 2021

Top 15 Most Influential Women in Pageantry

Our mission at Pageant Planet is to connect and expand the pageant industry, with the ultimate goal of motivating ALL girls to participate in pageants. We believe that the world of pageantry is for everyone who wants to be a part of it, and that the ...

28, April 2021

15 Famous People You Didn't Know Were Pageant Girls

We all know the poster children for post-pageantry success: Oprah Winfrey, Gretchen Carlson and Halle Berry, but there are a vast number of women in Hollywood who got their start in pageantry. Pageantry is an excellent training ground for the enterta...

26, April 2021

How to Become a Model (And Get Your First Job)

In this article, you are going to learn how to become a model and how you can get booked for your very first job. Being overwhelmed with how to get started is the biggest obstacle we have seen for girls and guys launching a career. This article is go...

23, April 2021

Best Personal Trainers in Pageantry: 2021 Edition

As you many already know, getting ready for a pageant can take a whole village. From hair to makeup to gowns to interview prep, you need all the help you can get to capture that crown. One of the often disliked parts of getting pageant ready is going...

21, January 2021

15 Pageant Contestant and Titleholder Gift Ideas

So you’ve created a pageant budget and up until this point you’ve been doing an awesome job about sticking to it!  What you probably didn’t remember to budget into your pageant funds are contestant gifts and a gift for the outg...

27, October 2020

Best Emcees in Pageantry: 2020 Edition

Emcees play a special role in every pageant. They set the mood of the night for the audience. A great emcee is able to engage the crowd, has impeccable public speaking skills and has a unique ability to make each contestants' onstage moment speci...

03, February 2020

Best Pageant Products (2020 Edition)

We all have our very favorite products. You know, the ones who can't live without, much less compete without. From hairspray to garment bags, we wouldn't be able to be our best on stage without quality products. To help you choose which produ...

22, January 2020

Pageant Swimsuit: FAQs and Answers

Ah, yes. The pageant swimwear portion of competition, a classic. While some competitors love it and some hate it, there's no denying it has its place in the pageant industry. Whether you're looking to buy pageant swimwear for your upcoming co...

11, November 2019

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