How to Answer the Miss America Fill-in the Blank Question

Posted by ValerieHayes. Date: September 18, 2017. Category: Pageant Competition, Pageant Interview

Prior to this year’s competition, the Miss America Organization announced the addition of a personality question. Each of the Top 7 contestants would answer a question that was meant to show “who they are.” While most of the questions were about topics you’ve probably prepared for, one of the answers was clearly unexpected.

Miss Louisiana was asked, “Please fill in the blank. I know a lot of people love it, but I think ___ is totally overrated.”

My heart sank when I heard her question because while it sounds pretty simple, it’s actually not the type of question most contestants prepare to answer.

And, unfortunately, her answer showed that she had not practiced this type of question.

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Scoring the Miss America Top 5 Questions

Posted by ValerieHayes. Date: September 11, 2017. Category: Pageant Competition, Pageant Interview

Watching the Miss America pageant is always a fun way to spend an evening. But, the moment the winner is crowned I start receiving text messages asking what I thought of the Top 5 Questions. So here are last night’s Miss America Top 5 Questions, how I would score the answers, and some pageant coaching tips to improve your onstage interview.

Question 1: “There are multiple investigations into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia on the election. Well, did they? You’re the jury: guilty or innocent? And please explain your verdict.”

Answer, Miss Missouri: “Right now, I would have to say innocent, because not enough information has been revealed. We are still

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What You Must Know About the Pageant Interview Style

Posted by ValerieHayes. Date: September 5, 2017. Category: Pageant Competition, Pageant Interview

Contestants often spend hours and hours reviewing the wardrobe requirements for their pageant competition. They know what the opening number outfit looks like and the accessories they’re allowed to wear. They understand the swimsuit or fitness outfit requirements and have looked at every single photo of last year’s gowns. But, even after all that research, […]

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