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A Few Tips for Pageants

Aug 14, 2009

Competing in a pageant can be more than just an experience. It can be a true test of limits, a method for growth, and an incredibly powerful confidence builder. If you’re on your way to the crown and need some info on how to get there for sure, consider these tips from

  1. Hiring a pageant coach can be a smart move for you, especially if you’re a beginner in competing. However, keep in mind that you will pay more for expertise. Some pageant coaches charge around $100 per hour to coach you to the crown, though many of them assist repeat winners.

  2. Go for natural looking hair and makeup that is age appropriate. Depending on the type of pageant you’re competing in, there will be different guidelines. Try to avoid looking overdone and go with classic, natural looking makeup that accents your features, not drowns them out.

  3. When it comes time to choose an evening gown, read through your pageant guidelines. Be sure that you follow the rules on color, length, fit and embellishment. They’re judging you on beauty, poise, and professionalism – not just your gown.

  4. Be your best self. Don’t feel like you have to be fake or act your way through the pageant. Act naturally.

  5. Take the interview portion seriously and dress professionally in a suit that is well tailored and conservative. Let your answers show your personality and practice, practice, practice!