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How to Use Your Age as an Advantage in Pageantry

Elite Miss Earth United States 2017 titleholders. Photo: @elitemissearthunitedstates Instagram/Southern Exposure Photography Many pageants seem to stop at age 24, mirroring MAO. Historically, by 24 you should be married. But in today's wor...

13, August 2016

Should You Perform a Traditional or Nontraditional Talent?

Cara Mund (formerly Miss North Dakota 2017; now Miss America 2018) performs in the talent portion during the final night of the 2018 Miss America competition. Photo: Tim Hawk for NJ.com Once upon a time in my MAO days, I performed what could b...

07, August 2016

How to Find a Beauty Pageant to Compete in

Skylar Witte, Miss Wisconsin USA 2017 - Photo courtesy of Miss Wisconsin USA Facebook. 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...

04, July 2016

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

Miss Hawaii USA 2016, Chelsea Hardin, during onstage question at Miss USA 2016. Photo courtesy of usmagazine.com. 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 thoug...

26, June 2016

5 Ways to Make Your Traditional Pageant Talent Stand Out

The talent portion of a pageant can be one of the most entertaining and the most boring portions of a pageant. Girl after girl walks on stage to typically do one of two things: sing or dance. If you want the crown, you have to find a way to stan...

12, June 2016

8 Tips You Need to Know Before Competing in a National Pageant

Top 5 at the 2017 Miss America Competition (l to r): 2RU Miss New York, Camille Sims; 4RU Miss Mississippi, Laura Lee Lewis; Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields; 3RU Miss Washington, Alicia Cooper; 1RU Miss South Carolina, Rachel Wyatt - Photo: Miss...

28, May 2016

Social Media Etiquette Guide For Titleholders

Abbie Gibson, Miss Northern Kentucky 2016 and Molly Kothlow, Miss Eastern Kentucky 2016 stop for a selfie. Photo: Jim Tincher Social media has become both a curse and a blessing. It is a great way to stay connected with friends and family as we g...

22, May 2016

Pageant Sponsorship Do's and Don'ts

Gracyn Blackmore, Miss Virginia Teen USA 2016 poses with Arielle Rosmarino of Proms, Pageants and Pretty Things. As a business owner I get requests almost every day for a donation of goods, services or cash for everything from non-profit organiza...

15, May 2016

The Best Swimsuit Styles for Your Body Type

Miss USA 2017 swimsuit competition. Photo: Refinery29.com Just like you have to get the right style gown for your body, you also have to get the right style swimsuit to look your best on stage. Thankfully there are plenty of styles out there to c...

17, April 2016

The Secret to Winning a Ms Pageant

Meghan Anderson, Ms US World 2016 In order to get the inside scoop on what it takes to win a Ms. pageant, I spoke with Laura Hunter, Ms. America International 2014 and the current director of Ms World.  Ms. Pageants require a certain amount ...

17, April 2016

Best Drugstore Dupes for High-End Products

Katie Schaaf, IJM Miss Grand Canyon State Jr. Teen 2016 Holy grails, cult favorites, or deserted island must-haves – no matter what you call them, every girl has a list of products that she just can't live without. From pageant girls to...

16, April 2016

How to Pick the Perfect Pageant Swimsuit

Flora Coquerel, Miss Universe France 2015; Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Miss Universe Philippines 2015; and Clarissa Molina, Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2015 - Photo: Miss Universe Organization One of the most feared, under-appreciated, underfunded...

09, April 2016

5 Steps to Think Like a Pageant Winner

  Pageant winners recognize that winning a pageant involves so much more than having the right looks for each portion of competition and having the right answers in interview. In order to excel in the high pressure environment of pageantry, y...

28, March 2016

10 Lazy Beauty Hacks Every Pageant Girl Should Know

Chelsea Hardin, Miss Hawaii USA 2016 - Photo: Georgina Vaughan Photography 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 wi...

22, March 2016

How to Succeed at Your NAM State Pageant

Representing the state of Florida, Michaela Abelgas went on to capture the 2015-2016 National American Miss title. National American Miss is a pageant that is one of a kind! After being involved in this organization for eight years and having ...

19, March 2016

How to Avoid The Top 10 Most Common Wardrobe Malfunctions

Serena Current, Miss Teen East Coast International 2015 - Photo: Thomas Dunn Studios As if pageant prep, competition, and appearances aren't stressful enough, lets add in the element of surprise when our wardrobe decides to malfunction for on...

18, 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?

Kim Gelao, Int'l. Model of the Year / Ideal Miss Int'l. Ambassador 2015 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 an...

11, March 2016

How to Budget for a Pageant

Miss Hawaii USA 2016 Top 5 - Photo: Travis K. Okimoto Once you begin your pageant journey, it doesn't take long to realize that, like any other hobby or extracurricular, pageants take up time and – wait for it – money. However, th...

10, March 2016

What is a Healthy Body Fat Percentage for a Pageant Girl?

Miss Universe 2015 contestants looking fierce in their swimsuits. Within the last pageant season, we have seen some major changes in the body types of girls competing in different systems. Miss America has become more curvy and Miss USA is more f...

07, March 2016

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