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How to Succeed in Pageant Interview

The interview portion of any pageant competition is often the most intimidating part of the entire pageant experience. Part of the intimidation is that interview is usually the section of the competition where the contestant receives the highest perc...

07, August 2018

Best Pageant Interview Questions (and Answers) of 2017

During the interview portion of a pageant, judges have the opportunity to truly get to know who a contestant is. Whether it is a panel or one-on-one interview, judges can learn about a contestant's character, opinions and knowledge of current eve...

02, February 2018

4 Questions You Will Be Asked During a Miss America Interview

Miss North Dakota 2017 Cara Mund competes during on stage question during the third night of preliminary competition at Miss America 2018. Photo: Miss America Organization Interview is your first and only one-on-one interaction with the judges. A...

06, October 2017

Top 10 Pageant Interview Questions for the Princess Division

National American Miss princess court 2017-2018. Photo: Rod Aberegg The questions asked for the Princess Division are typically appropriate for girls ages 3 to 6.  National American Miss has their Princess Division for contestants 4 throu...

31, May 2017

10 Male Pageant Questions Asked in Every Interview

(Mister Lebanon after being crowned Mister International 2017. Photo: Mister International Organization) When people hear the word pageants, they usually think about beautiful women gliding across a stage in an array of sparkling evening gowns. H...

29, April 2017

How to Promote Your Platform Through Community Service

  When it comes to being a titleholder, not only do you have to promote the title and the pageant in order to help it grow, but you also need to promote your platform and continue to do all that you have been with it now that you have won. Th...

31, January 2017

10 Common Questions Asked in a Miss America Interview

Miss DC 2016, Miss Georgia 2016 and Miss Delaware 2016 following their interviews at Miss America 2017. Photos courtesy of Instagram. Our new Miss America was just crowned last night, and while we saw the ladies strut their stuff on stage in L...

12, September 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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Master Onstage Introduction

More girls get nervous about speaking onstage than any other category of competition, and that's why it's so important to have a plan in place and to practice a lot before pageant weekend. Here are the top tips to have you deliver your introd...

20, November 2014

3 Tips to Answer "Why Do You Want to Be Miss _______?" During Interview

"Why do you want to be the queen of your state?" may just be one of the worst questions a judge can ask a contestant right next to, “What can you tell me about yourself?” (Because you know you spent hours writing your resume for...

12, August 2014

How To Answer Beauty Pageant Questions

According to a magazine, the top ten beauty pageant questions are somewhat like these set of questions; “Tell us something about yourself and your family”, “What or who inspires you the most?”, “What would you do to be...

11, May 2014

The Biggest Mistake Contestants Make On Pageant Paperwork

In the last month, I have edited 22 resumes and platform statements for contestants preparing for Miss America state pageants. I've looked at preteens, teens, and Miss contestants, and I found a trend. Accomplished Women, But Something Is Miss...

11, April 2014

How To Answer the "Tell Me A Little About Yourself" Question

  Onstage Question Even if you are a very prepared contestant when it comes to pageant interview, I see that a lot of girls trip over this question. Especially if you have practiced answering very pointed interview questions like "...

08, March 2014

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Girls Make During Onstage Question

Even though it's often only a small portion of your overall score, onstage question is also frequently the last chance for the judges to see you and make their decision. In many pageants with an onstage question component, this phase of competiti...

01, March 2014

Pageant Interview Questions For Kids

This young contestant is ready for the show! 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...

23, August 2013

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