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Perfect Pageant Playlist: Beauty Within

Apr 30, 2013

While many people think beauty pageants are about judging young women based on their looks, they’re also about so much more. Competing in a beauty pageant can make a young woman feel like she’s beautiful both inside and out, and can give her the boost of courage and motivation she may need to succeed in other areas of her life.

Every month we’ll provide you with list of music that’s perfect for motivating girls in every pageant. This first playlist includes songs about inner beauty, and will remind pageant girls to look for the beauty within.

  1. “What Makes You Beautiful” – One Direction
  2. Jovani Beauty Pageant Dress“Just the Way You Are” – Bruno Mars.
  3. “Beautiful” – Christina Aguilera
  4. “Respect” – Aretha Franklin
  5. “This One’s For The Girls” – Martina McBride
  6. “Unwritten” – Natasha Bedingfield
  7. “Born This Way” – Lady Gaga
  8. “Beautiful Soul” – Jesse McCartney
  9. “Perfect” – Pink
  10. “Who You Are” – Jessie J
  11. “I Hope You Dance” – Lee Ann Womack
  12. “Unpretty” – TLC
  13. “Freckles” – Natasha Bedingfield
  14. “How To Love” – Lil Wayne
  15. “This is Me” – Demi Lovato
  16. “Thank U” – Alanis Morissette
  17. “True Colors” – Cyndi Lauper
  18. “The Middle” – Jimmy Eat World
  19. “Today” – The Smashing Pumpkins
  20. “Everybody Hurts” – REM
  21. “Beautiful Day” – U2

As you walk across the stage in your sparkling beauty pageant dress, keep these uplifting songs in mind. Make sure you check back with us next month for another Perfect Pageant Playlist!

How to Deal with Losing a Beauty Pageant

Apr 26, 2013

After months of training, the big day has come and gone and you were not crowned the winner of the big pageant.

Lady M SwimwearNow is not the time to pout and feel bad for yourself. Cheer up! You had the courage to get up on that stage and you did your best! You may think that all is lost, but here are a few tips in dealing with losing and moving onward to future success:

  • There’s only one winner. Face it; you weren’t the only one there who was disappointed at the end of the day. Get in touch with some of the other girls you competed with and see how they’re dealing with it. You might even make a few new friends!
  • When life knocks you down, you’re only a failure if you stay down. Get back up and try again. Now, you have the wonderful opportunity to learn from what you did and try something different! Maybe a new pageant swimsuit is in order for next time?
  • Never quit! You can only be a winner if you dust yourself off and compete again! Remember, Oprah Winfrey was fired from her first job as a television reporter and was told she was “unfit for tv”.

So you lost, big deal! There’s always going to be another pageant and another opportunity around the corner, so be prepared to face it!

Dust off Your Beauty Pageant Dress for the 2014 Miss America Pageant

Apr 19, 2013

Every girl has a dream, and sometimes that dream comes true. Every September, one girl from every US state dresses up in an elegant beauty pageant dress, and competes to be crowned the next Miss America. For many this is a dream come true, but there’s no doubt that these girls had to work hard in order to take their rightful place on the Miss America pageant stage.

young pageant girl

In order to qualify for the Miss American pageant, contestants must first compete at the county level and then at state level. Right now, the states are getting ready to hold their pageants. After a girl is crowed from each state they will move on to compete in the 2014 Miss America competition, which will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

That’s right; this year’s Miss America pageant will be held at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, September 15th. You’ll be able to watch the competition live on your local ABC affiliate from 9 pm to 11 pm Eastern standard time. You can learn more about the 2014 Miss America competition at Make sure you check back with for updates on one of the most beloved beauty pageants!

Wow Judges In The Perfect Pageant Shoes

Apr 12, 2013

So you’ve found the perfect pageant dress, now what? Pageant shoes, of course! Making sure you have the perfect pair of shoes to go with your show stopping pageant dress is of the utmost importance. The right pair of pageant shoes can take any outfit from ordinary to extraordinary, which is why at Pageant Designs we only offer high quality pageant shoes that are always a hit.

Perfect Pageant Shoes

One of the first things to consider when selecting a pair of pageant shoes to compliment your dress is the height of the heel. Jonathan Kayne pageant shoes are always a great choice when deciding which shoes to wear. This collection provides a variety of high heels and styles that will compliment almost any dress you choose.

Another great collection to consider when shopping for pageant shoes is Night Moves by Allure. This collection offers everything from edgy, glittering pumps to sky-high, strappy platforms. No matter what pair you select from this collection, you know you’ll be turning heads as you strut for the judges!

Just remember, when you’re searching for your perfect pageant look, the shoes make the outfit, and any of these shoes will make your pageant look complete!