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

Posted by ValerieHayes. Date: . Category: Competition, Interview, Pageant Interview, Uncategorized

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 […]

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Scoring the Miss America Top 5 Questions

Posted by ValerieHayes. Date: . Category: Competition, Interview, 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 […]

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What You Must Know About the Pageant Interview Style

Posted by ValerieHayes. Date: . Category: Competition, Interview, Pageant Interview, Uncategorized

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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How to Know What the Judges Are Looking For

Posted by ValerieHayes. Date: . Category: Competition

Whether you’re a beginning or experienced contestant, you probably wonder what the judges are looking for in the next titleholder. What skills do I need to possess? Last year’s winner wore a white dress, should I wear one too? Is there anything about myself that I need to change in order to win? These questions […]

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Your Judges Are Not Your Mother

Posted by ValerieHayes. Date: . Category: Pageant Competition, Pageant Gown, Pageant Inspiration, Pageant Interview

Recently I saw a social media post from a pageant contestant. In the post, the contestant bitterly complained that the judges ‘just didn’t understand why she would be a great titleholder’. It was clearly all their fault. Based on her negative, blaming post, I can easily guess why the judges didn’t vote for her. Don’t […]

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