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Your Reason & Vision to Win a Pageant

There are two types of motivation: intrinsic and extrinsic. When you decide to sign up for a pageant, you are first often motivated by an external factor, such as winning the title and crown-this is a common motivation among all contestants. Every...

15, September 2013

Can Pageant Girls Have Tattoos

Since Miss Kansas 2013 has come onto the scene, the question isn't so much "can" pageant girls have tattoos, as much as "should" they have tattoos. Just as pop culture and politics are evolving, so is pageantry. While the idea...

12, September 2013

Top 10 Best Songs for Dance Pageant Talent

As a dancer it is so hard to pick a song for your talent routine. Sometimes the beat is perfect, but the lyrics aren’t appropriate or sometimes the lyrics are perfect but the song is just boring.  So if you’re stuck on what song...

04, September 2013

How to Deal with Losing a Pageant

You might put in blood, sweat, and tears when preparing for a pageant, many girls do. After investing time, love, and a lot of money into a competition and not receiving the highly sought after, sparkling crown, you might feel a little deflated. So w...

30, August 2013

Top 5 Best False Eyelashes for Pageants

When I was a little princess, all I would have to do was bat my little eyelashes and my dad would give me whatever I wanted. If you want to be a queen, you need a little bit more length to those lashes if you want that crown. Falsies have been around...

27, August 2013

Pageant Interview Questions For Kids

Pre-Teen and Teen interviews are meant to be simple, but can be very nerve racking. It is important to remember that during the interview the judges want to get to know the girls, while also evaluating their presentation and speaking abilities. Just ...

23, August 2013

Pageant Packing Checklist

Ironically enough, as I was writing this article, I was in the process of packing; although the packing criterion for my escapade was restrictive, which is no fun. I am a diva and a bit high maintenance when it comes to packing, do I have any compatr...

12, August 2013

How to Write a Pageant Farewell Speech

This article unfortunately has a melancholy tone. The farewell speech signifies the end of a fun-filled year of service. There are tears, goodbyes, and a lot of “thank you shout outs,” but there is a lot more to consider than just what pi...

06, August 2013

8 Miss USA Pageant Tips You Must Know

As we begin a new Miss USA pageant season, I would like to get an early start with all the ladies looking to qualify next year. When a young lady is competing for a pageant that is a beauty pageant (such as the Miss USA pageant) you may hear the foll...

20, July 2013

The BEST Adjectives to Use for a Perfect Pageant Interview

Pageant Interview is arguably the most important facet of the competition. There are dos and there are don’ts. I am here to examine those and help you attain that desired, perfectly polished interview for your next pageant. Many of you are in t...

08, June 2013

Pageant Opening Number: What You NEED To Know

 Oh, the joyful opening number. It’s the first time you get to step on the competition stage, shake the jitters, and dazzle the judges with your crown-winning smile. It’s also the cause of fear for many in the pageant world (I mean, ...

02, June 2013

10 Ways to Effectively Gain a Sponsorship

Finding sponsors for a pageant can be very difficult and it constantly seems like you're being told no. We completely understand how frustrating it can be so here are 10 ways to find pageant sponsors.  And remember, the best way to get anyon...

31, March 2013

Which States Have Not Won Miss USA

The easiest way to make history and become famous in pageantry is to become the first girl to win in a state or country where there has never been a national or international titleholder. This rule is called that "Law of Firsts." Some ...

01, January 2013

107 Pageant Platform Examples (& How to Choose THE One)

It's no secret that pageant girls love to give back. That's why so many contestants have a pageant platform, or a cause that a contestant or titleholder dedicates their time to working on or giving back to. With so many causes out there, how ...

20, December 2012

14 Pageant Advertising Ideas

Nothing is more discouraging for the audience, girls competing and the directors than showing up to a pageant and having just a few girls competing. Unfortunately, this kind of thing happens all the time. Even in the Miss America Organization,&n...

30, November 2012

Pageant Sponsorship Letter Template

Sponsor letters are highly encouraged in the pageant world. Competition attire and various accessories, entry fees, spotlight pages, traveling costs and other expenses quickly add up. Therefore, it’s essential to turn to donations to help make ...

29, November 2012

How to Prepare for a Glitz Pageant

This headshot would score well in a Glitz pageant! If you are trying to prepare for a Glitz Pageant not only can you tune in to the popular show “Toddlers and Tiaras”, but you can check out these helpful tips for your daughter! Glitz ...

28, November 2012

7 Most Common Pageant Mistakes Made Onstage

As a former runway model and current pageant coach, I see the same mistakes over and over again. You may have the perfect swimsuit body or the most amazing gown, but if you don’t present yourself well on stage, your chances of winning are great...

21, November 2012

31 High School Pageant Questions (and Answers)

There are a TON of high school pageants that take place every year and while these pageants vary drastically in professionalism and size. You can bet your educated backside that come interview time your questions are going to pertain to wait for it.....

12, November 2012

26 Sample Teen Pageant Questions (and Answers)

Teen pageant questions are similar to those asked to the Miss girls with one exception, they will not be asked political questions. If you are competing in Miss America's Outstanding Teen you may get asked some light political questions on the lo...

11, November 2012

How to Prepare for an Onstage Interview Question

One of the most nerve-racking elements of any competition is onstage interview. The onstage interview question is a difficult area of the competition to train for because you do not really know what to expect. And if you mess up the whole audience kn...

01, November 2012

What 5 Words Best Describe You

One of the challenges in your pageant interview is to convey to the judges in a very short period of time; who you are, what you stand for and what kind of representative you would be. A common interview question is, "What 5 words best describe ...

29, October 2012

10 Pageant Song Ideas for Talent

There is only one question when it comes to your on-stage talent and the panel of judges before you: Do I want to see it again?   That is the mark of a great pageant talent no matter what you are doing. Whatever skills you take to the stage s...

26, October 2012

How to Market a Beauty Pageant

It is no secret that a lot of effort goes into running a successful beauty pageant. From budget and timeline management to finding the right venue, suppliers, sponsors, and judges, there is much work to be done if you want to run a profitable beauty ...

26, October 2012