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10 Male Pageant Questions Asked in Every Interview

You win and lose your pageant inside of the interview room. The judges are not going to crown someone whom they do not like or connect with inside of the interview room. However, if the judges fall in love with you inside of the interview room the...

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, and how you can start your jour...

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

Best Evening Gowns in Pageantry: 2016 Edition

When you're designing your dream gown for your pageant, not only should it be a goal for you to look stunning at your pageant competition, you should also strive to create a gown that lands you on the Top 10 in Pageantry for Evening Gown! If you&...

01, January 2017

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

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

Best Evening Gowns in Pageantry: 2015 Edition

One of the most important parts of pageant weekend is the evening gown competition. With that in mind, buying a dress at the local department store can only get you so far. Many pageant girls find that designing their own unique pageant gowns is the ...

01, January 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

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

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

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

Top 5 Best Pageant Resale Sites

If your closet is anything like mine, it is full of things you only wore once or twice. That is all too common with pageant clothes -- evening gowns, talent wear, swimwear, even interview attire! Why should you hold on to things you'll ...

10, January 2015