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Guidelines for Parents When Practicing for a Pageant

“Parents, particularly those involved in children's pageants, often forget that it's just a pageant which can be equated to Little League for boys – a hobby where one learns good sportsmanship, gains self-esteem and most impo...

18, December 2016

10 Common Questions Asked in a Miss America Interview

Our new Miss America was just crowned, and while we saw the ladies strut their stuff on stage in Evening Gown, Talent, and Onstage Question, earlier this week each delegate participated in the Interview competition. The interview is a panel-style int...

12, September 2016

How to Find a Beauty Pageant to Compete in

As you have probably seen by browsing our Find a Pageant section, there are 1000s of different pageants systems out there for all age divisions. So the process of choosing one can be a bit daunting. To help you narrow down the decision of which pagea...

04, July 2016

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...

26, June 2016

10 Lazy Beauty Hacks Every Pageant Girl Should Know

We all know the feeling: It's 6 a.m., you've hit the snooze button multiple times stalling until the last possible second, and you definitely can't function without your favorite cup of Starbucks or Dunkin coffee. Chances are, you're ...

22, March 2016

How to Perfect Your Pageant Walk

Nothing is more important to your overall pageant score than perfecting your pageant walk and mastering your pageant pose. I have seen girls with perfect swimsuit bodies score average while girls with average bodies have score perfectly. Likewise I&#...

17, March 2016

The Ultimate Guide to African American Pageants

The pageant world broadens itself daily as new and exciting systems are emerging. There are so many different types of pageants out there for every type of pageant girl that it’s difficult to keep track of them all. On the bright side, you have...

12, March 2016

Crown and Sash Etiquette: Are You Breaking the Rules?

Some systems do not clarify the "rules" or "etiquette" of wearing your crown and sash, but it is a topic of great importance for pageant queens and directors. Without realizing it, wearing the wrong sash and crown to an appearance...

11, March 2016

Why You Should Compete as a Ms Contestant

It's easy to get down in the dumps about a Ms. title. Historically, the Ms. title in front of a name denoted a divorcee or the crazy cat lady down the street. It used to mark the time when youth is lost on us and we are no longer privy to the Mis...

06, March 2016

How Pageant Directors Choose and Instruct Judges

Outside of the competitors themselves, the pageant judges a system uses become the cornerstone of the contest. Because all roads lead to these individuals who will decide the fate of the competitors, choosing and more importantly educating them ...

01, December 2015

6 Pageant Platform Money Raising Ideas That Are Guaranteed to Work!

Raising money for your platform can be rewarding and fun, but only if you know how to get started. Here's how to raise money for your platform! Miss Pennsylvania Collegiate America 2019 Alexis Wintle at the Portland Sea Dogs Mother&rs...

27, October 2015

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, September 2015

What You NEED to Know to Increase Your Pageant Fun Fashion Score

Fun Fashion Wear has quickly become a staple in pageantry. Girls love another reason to get all glitzed up and sparkle like a disco ball.  After all, no pageant girl can have enough rhinestoned outfits; Elvis would be proud. But for gi...

06, September 2015

Top 10 On Stage 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...

27, July 2015

What To Do When You Start Rambling During Your Pageant Onstage Question

The onstage question.... Now if you talk to some contestants, the onstage question is both the most stressful part of the competition and the most rewarding. Being asked an onstage question usually means that you have advanced to the next round of co...

10, May 2015

9 Tips to Scheduling More Pageant Appearances

If you're hoping to get a lot of appearances with your pageant title, you need to put in the legwork. While it's okay for your director to schedule some of them, you can do some good by putting your name out there. Follow these 9 tips to ensu...

23, April 2015

Top 25 Pageant Questions Asked by Judges (in Every Pageant)

The pageant questions that you are about to read were taken from the data of our famous “Question of the Day”, asking titleholders what pageant questions they were asked immediately following their interview and talking with pageant judge...

26, February 2015

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

This 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 for answering it, so think about which...

21, February 2015

What is the Difference Between Natural & Glitz Pageants?

Yes, the media is overrun with the "Toddlers & Tiaras" image of pageantry... and while those pageants are exceptional, there is so much more to the pageant world that just "glitz"! To reality television, it is normal to s...

08, February 2015

What You MUST Know About Miss America Rules Before Competing

The Miss America Organization is known for having very strict rules for titleholders. To girls new to the pageant world, or new to the Miss America Org., these rules can be very confusing (or even seem like a foreign language!) As a MAO competitor my...

17, January 2015

How to Answer: Why Should You Be the Next Titleholder?

This is one of the most common questions asked in pageant interview, and yet a lot of girls don't like getting it because they think their answer will be similar to everyone else. To some extent, that's true: judges have probably heard a lot ...

14, January 2015

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