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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

10 Things Every Pageant Mom Should Have on Hand for Pageant Weekend

We’re all so thankful for pageant moms (and dads!) who keep us together during pageant weekend. For new pageant moms, it can be difficult to know what to bring along for any and every crisis that can pop up over the weekend. We’ve asked o...

23, February 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

How to Succeed in a Male Pageant Interview

Photo: Misterology.com Male pageants are on the rise and becoming more popular than ever. Just like any other pageant, it is important to capture the judges during the interview. This could be the portion of the competition that makes or breaks t...

11, December 2017

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

3 Things You Need to Know When Studying Current Events for Interview

Miss America 2018 Cara Mund at her post-crowning press conference. Photo: Miss America Organization/Bruce V. Boyajian While you prepare for your next pageant, you should be catching up on the current events and watching and reading the news as mu...

29, September 2017

How to Answer Hypothetical Questions in Pageant Interview

 Jennifer Davis, Miss Missouri answers her question during the 2018 Miss America pageant. Photo: Reza Venegas / Reza Nation Media One way judges like to get to know contestants during interview is by asking them hypothetical questions. This p...

24, September 2017

How to Answer Hard Pageant Interview Questions

Miss Millard, Miss Draper and Miss Riverton 2017 looking fabulous and confident for the 2017 Miss Utah pageant interview competition. Photo: @miss_millard Instagram. Ever lost sleep thinking about the types of questions you'll be asked in int...

26, June 2017

How to Make a Lasting Impression in a 3-Minute Interview

While the Miss America Organization is known for its rigorous 10-minute interview, other systems have opted to adopt significantly shorter interviews. For example, Miss California USA contestants have two minutes in a panel interview. Internation...

01, June 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

What To Do With Your Hands During Onstage Interview

Megan Gordon, Miss South Carolina USA 2017, answers her final question as a top 5 finalist onstage with host Terrence J during The MISS USA® Competition at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Photo by Patrick Prather, cou...

24, 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

10 Things You Should NEVER Do in a Pageant Interview

Miss Teen Hawaii International 2017 pageant contestants ready for interview. Photo courtesy: Miss Teen Miliani Mauka International Instagram. Pageant interviews are exciting and nerve-wracking all at once. It is imperative to have a lasti...

19, April 2017

How to Answer Onstage Question Confidently When You Don't Know the Answer

Chalita Suansane, Miss Universe Thailand 2016 answers a question during the 2016 Miss Universe Pageant. Photo: Miss Universe Organization Onstage question. While the shortest phase of the competition, these twenty seconds ultimately decid...

17, April 2017

How to Promote Your Platform Through Community Service

Photo: National Elite Pageants Facebook 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...

31, January 2017

10 Tips For Your First Miss America Organization Interview

Jessa Carmack (right), Miss California 2016, with other California titleholders during Interview at Miss California 2015. Photo/jessacarmack.wordpress.com The Miss America Organization interviews are some of the hardest and most intimidating inte...

30, October 2016

5 Ways to Show Your Charm in Interview

Savvy Shields, Miss America 2017 shows her charm during an interview. Photo courtesy of Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Simply put, pageants are charm competitions. Think about it. In most cases, you are contending with other women who are likewise in...

20, October 2016

5 Tips to Nail Your 60 Second Pageant Interview

There has been a recent rise in short interviews in the pageant world. While most interviews seem to last three to four minutes, many systems are conducting interviews for just one to two minutes. In fact, the one-minute interview format is one ...

18, October 2016

How to Win Interview at UNM

Kelsey Dube, USA National Jr. Teen 2016 - Photo courtesy of USA National Miss USA National Miss is well known for bringing some heavy hitters to the judges table at UNM Nationals each year. This summer at Nationals 2015, the judging panel was ...

01, October 2016

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

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