Understanding Pageant Scoring Systems

Okay, so you're at your pageant and you feel totally prepared to impress the judges. You've spent hours and hours working out, shopping for your wardrobe, and practicing your pageant interview. But as the placements are called out you're disappointed and confused. Although you enjoyed competing, you suddenly begin to wonder if the pageant was rigged. Or maybe you think the final placements were political. Understanding pageant scoring systems is an essential first step for evaluating your placement at a pageant. So here's a breakdown of the most common pageant scoring systems and how they work. 1. Points System. A points-based scoring system is the easiest system to understand. Contestants are assigned a score to reflect their skill level in each area of

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