Escape These Pageant Vampires

Have you ever felt excited about registering for your pageant and then within a couple of weeks you feel depressed and worried about your ability to compete? Preparing to compete can be fun, but it can also feel overwhelming and confusing. Pageant vampires can drain you of enthusiasm and energy and leave you feeling exhausted. Here are some do’s and don’ts to escape pageant vampires as you prepare to be your very best at the competition. 1. Steer Clear of Crash Diets. It’s important that you arrive at your pageant feeling relaxed, prepared, and focused. The #1 pageant vampire is an unrealistic crash diet. If you’re following a diet that completely eliminates carbohydrates your body won't be

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6 Schedule Friendly Holiday Appearance Ideas

Pageant contestants and titleholders are often some of the most active volunteers within a community. During the holidays', contestants and titleholders often take time out of shopping and holiday parties to make appearances that make a positive impact in their community. But sometimes it’s hard to think of community service activities that work with a busy holiday schedule. So, here are some easy, schedule-friendly holiday appearance ideas to help you through the holiday season. 1. Local Food Pantry. Your local food pantry will probably be collecting food donations for the holiday season. Ask them for a list of items they need to re-stock their shelves and then print up a simple

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5 Surprising Secrets to a Winning Pageant Interview

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a hundred times, "Pageants are won in the interview room."  Why does everyone keep saying that? Well, because it's true! Your personal interview is the best opportunity for the judges to get to know you. They get a sense of who you are and if you're ready to be the titleholder. So, if you want to get top scores check out my 5 secrets to a winning pageant interview. 1. Listen, Listen, Listen. Many contestants only listen to the first sentence of the question. After that, they "tune out" the judge and start formulating their answer. While you may think you're being efficient, the judges can tell that you're not paying attention. Plus,

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Is It Time To Dump Your Pageant?

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?

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Your Personality Can Make or Break Your Pageant Interview

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

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