Pageant was unorganized. We signed up because it was a Juneteenth festival. In which my daughter never participated in a local pageant. Before signing up I considered sponsoring however I chose to enter her in the pageant only. I actually felt it would be unfair and biased to do both. There where also no deliverables. Which probably was my first sign that the organization wasn’t experienced but I dismissed it as not everyone knows the marketing and sponsorship avenue. I signed up May 20th, pe Show more
Pageant was unorganized. We signed up because it was a Juneteenth festival. In which my daughter never participated in a local pageant. Before signing up I considered sponsoring however I chose to enter her in the pageant only. I actually felt it would be unfair and biased to do both. There where also no deliverables. Which probably was my first sign that the organization wasn’t experienced but I dismissed it as not everyone knows the marketing and sponsorship avenue. I signed up May 20th, people choice award begin on 28th I received the correspondence on this on June 8th. At that time I took the time to ask questions via text about the in event. The 1 email I received prior to peoples choice award stated “ For Beauty there can be absolutely no full on glitz dresses or cupcake style dresses. It is okay for the dresses to contain some rhinestones.” I didn’t understand as we have never done a pageant like this. We abided by those rules and we did not do full on glitz. We then quickly started on the peoples choice award asking family and friends to donate. To the point where the countdown timer was programmed for everyone to go on at 5:55pm and vote again. The time essentially had the peoples choice award to end on June 18th 2022 at 6pm. On June 17th my daughter was not in the lead at about 5pm so friends said we will push her ahead more until our deadline. I went on to see the votes and to my surprise we couldn’t vote anymore however her picture was ahead. I then go to Facebook and see that the voting ended at 6 that day. I looked at the time it was a few minutes after 6. From Facebook is where I start to see information that I did not know like what time the event started the next day, and info on the peoples choice award. I informed family and friends that the voting has now ended that the time clock must have been a mistake. Again it appeared to us all that my daughter was ahead. Being that her picture was ahead of the other contestants. This is how this app displayed throughout when she was ahead. When she was behind it moved her back immediately as the other contestants voted surpassed hers. So the indicator and assumption that she won was valid to us. Pageant day arrives We didn’t know where to go doors where locked the Director saw us and walked with us in showed us where to go. Once we settled in I asked for a program to see the order of operations. She had someone to tell me that it was emailed. I pull up my email it was emailed at 7:35am that morning check in was 8:30am. I just dismissed this and moved along. The event started first category I cringed due to the fact that introduction of my daughter was the questions answered when we made the planet pageant profile. I did not know that this is how they would introduce her. The kicker is and I’m not sure why they would have even said this they announce me as her mother. Her father in the audience found it disrespectful and immediately texted me she has a father. I quickly said I don’t know why they said that I was only asked to complete a bio when setting up her profile on the app. The next category I could have cried every contestant including the directors had full on blitz and cupcake style dresses. I said I purposely did not by her that style because the directions said. The finale was the crowning of the titles my daughter won Best Photogenic. I entered her in every category and this was something else I noticed directions said “ It will be judged on age appropriateness and fit.” the age range of the other contestants and my daughter were not in the same age bracket. I have a tween that’s taller than me. The contestants in her category looked to be no older than 10. Again we are going along with the flow. Crowning happens my daughter also won peoples choice award she was given a sash and a plaque. At the end of the event after everyone was crowned. The Director takes the mic and says “I said I wasn’t going to do a Steve Harvey but I made a mistake in the winner of People Choice and after a second count the winner is ______. I quickly looked up and looked at my daughters face and her holding back tears. I could not believe that they would do this first on stage secondly jokingly to reference Steve Harvey. I found it disheartening and to be quiet honest looking at my daughter face and seeing the look in her eyes. It was just embarrassing!Show less
Both. We allow both contestants with and without children to compete.
Optional Photogenic, Beauty, Optional Top Model, Casual Wear
1 - 18 years
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