Sometimes contestants compete over and over in pageants that are poorly run and shouldn’t be in business. So, why do contestants continue to enter pageants that they shouldn’t? Continuing to compete in a bad pageant is like continuing to stay in a bad relationship: you hope that the pageant (the other person) will change and will be better next time.
Continuing to compete in a bad pageant is like continuing to stay in a bad relationship. You hope that the pageant (the other person) will change and will be better next time.
You need to be assertive for yourself in a personal relationship. But did you realize that you also need to be assertive for yourself as a contestant and customer?
People often have an idea in their head of the ‘typical’ personality of a titleholder. She’s outgoing, enjoys making appearances and is a friend to everyone she meets. While this is a common stereotype, it doesn’t reflect the diverse personalities of today’s contestant. The trick isn’t to change your personality to a silly stereotype. The trick is to know how your personality can make or break your pageant interview.
Most people think that extroverts have a natural advantage during their personal interview. But my grandmother always told me, “any strength to excess becomes a weakness.” So, if you’re an extrovert, you’ll want to avoid the two most common mistakes made
You pick out a pageant, send in your entry fee, and start searching for the perfect evening gown. Then, you surf the web for hair and makeup ideas and research last year’s Top 5 contestants. You do everything you can think of to do well at the pageant, but don’t end up winning or even getting a placement. You pack up the car, totally depressed, feeling like you just can’t achieve your pageant goals.
So you pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and make a plan to improve for your next pageant. You create a pageant prep checklist, take walking lessons, and read a list of possible interview questions. And you still don’t place or win. You’re ready to pull your