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Best Pageant Interview Questions (and Answers) of 2017

During the interview portion of a pageant, judges have the opportunity to truly get to know who a contestant is. Whether it is a panel or one-on-one interview, judges can learn about a contestant's character, opinions and knowledge of current eve...

02, February 2018

How to Clean Your Pageant Sash

Most pageant girls will tell you that one of the most difficult pageant items to keep clean is their sash. Since most sashes are white, wearing them out to appearances provides a ton of opportunities for them to get a bit dirty. People, especially ch...

10, December 2017

Top 10 Tips to Succeed at National American Miss

National American Miss isn't your usual beauty pageant. It isn't actually a beauty pageant at all. The pageant doesn't focus on physical beauty but instead focuses on molding young girls into confident and poised young ladies. If you are ...

18, November 2017

4 Questions You Will Be Asked During a Miss America Interview

Miss North Dakota 2017 Cara Mund competes during on stage question during the third night of preliminary competition at Miss America 2018. Photo: Miss America Organization Interview is your first and only one-on-one interaction with the judges. A...

06, October 2017

How to Prepare for a Local Miss America Pageant

Arguably the first American beauty pageant, Miss America has been making small town girls' dreams come true for decades. How do you get started on your journey to becoming the next Miss America? Well, every Miss America started out the same way. ...

01, September 2017

3 Qualities You Need to Win a Pageant

Pageant can have anywhere from two to over 200 girls all competing for one title. With so many girls, how can you make sure to stand out against from the crowd? When you are competing with so many girls in your division, what makes one contestant mor...

27, August 2017

How to Raise Money for Pageants

Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin and Miss New York 2018 Rahmeka Cox support Children's Miracle Network. Photo: Miss America Facebook So, you want to compete in a pageant? Chances are if you are competing in a pageant, there is some...

22, August 2017

5 Tips to Getting More People's Choice Votes

With the rise of social media, many pageants are initiating a People’s Choice at multiple levels of competition. Some pageants use social media to link to the pageant’s website where a vote can cost $1 to raise money for charity while oth...

16, August 2017

Top Pageant Choreographers: 2018 Edition

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

02, August 2017

Pageant Arrival Etiquette: What You NEED To Know

There are several phases of events you'll go through when it comes to competing for a crown. First you'll research systems and possibly meet with a director or attend open calls. Next, you may do appearances with a local title before preparin...

20, July 2017

What Nail Colors Should You Wear for a Pageant?

In preparation for your next pageant, you've thought about everything from head to toe. You know exactly how you plan to style your hair, what you'll be wearing, and what shoes you'll be wearing.  However, did you consider what color...

19, July 2017

What Should Be Included in a Pageant Photo Package?

Next to an appearance, few things can help market a pageant or a queen like a good pageant photo package. Attractive photos of a pageant can help recruit new contestants and build sponsorship for the director, as well as bring attention and pageant-r...

19, June 2017

Top 10 Pageant Interview Questions for the Princess Division

The questions asked for the Princess Division are typically appropriate for girls ages 3 to 6.  National American Miss has their Princess Division for contestants 4 through 6. Miss America Coed has their Princess division at ages 3 thro...

31, May 2017

16 States That Have Never Won Miss USA

Since its founding in 1952, Miss USA has crowned one lucky lady a year to represent the country and live out her dreams. Although most states have taken home the coveted crown, there are some states that have produced several Miss USAs. State...

15, May 2017

What You NEED to Know to Win a Festival Pageant

Call them what you will, festival pageants are a different genre of pageant altogether. Also referred to as royalty, scholarship, ambassador programs or the like, these pageants are typically run in cooperation with a fair or festival. Winners are ch...

11, May 2017

10 Male Pageant Questions Asked in Every Interview

When people hear the word pageants, they usually think about beautiful women gliding across a stage in an array of sparkling evening gowns. However, pageants aren't just for women. Guys can participate too! Pageants exist to help people from all ...

29, April 2017

Strict Height Requirements Set for Miss India

A recent article was published about the process that Miss India hopefuls have to go through to compete for the crown. The article discusses extensively one requirement for the competition: the height requirement. Femina Miss India 2019 t...

24, April 2017

What is the Difference Between Casual Wear and Fun Fashion?

I’ll never forget competing in Miss America locals in Arizona in the early 2000's and all of us being confused by Casual Wear. I had Theme Wear in pageants in the years prior to my MAO years, and we seemed to always wear a Casual Wear type ...

21, April 2017

7 Tuxedo Trends to Consider for Your Next Male Pageant

It’s not every day that men have a tuxedo, or even a suit, in their closets. Most men these days rent them for that day’s event only and many offices have turned into “Business Casual,” work places. Throughout the 80’s a...

10, April 2017

What Pageant Judges Look for When Judging Photogenic

A picture says 1000 words, and with a growing presence online with social media, it is vital for pageants, and all businesses, to provide an appealing visual presentation. Much of our communication about our brands today comes from photos, so it&rsqu...

26, February 2017

What You NEED to Know to Prepare for Pageant Fitness Wear

With the official transition of many systems from swimsuit to fitness, like Miss Teen USA, you may be wondering how you can train your body to appeal in fitness gear where it once shined in a bikini. There are a few details to know when it comes from...

14, January 2017

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