Almost every little girl dreams of growing up into a beautiful young woman and winning a tiara at a prestigious beauty contest or pageant. There are so many who work on themselves for years to win it.
A beauty contest is not just a competition of determining the most beautiful physical attributes of women who compete in them, they also look for personal qualities such as empathy, compassion, emotional and intelligence quotient in the participants.
It is a program that gives recognition to the physical and soulful beauty of people who deserve to be applauded. Winning a pageant is synonymous with becoming a role model and, who doesn't want to be an idol for millions of fans? Participating in such pageants is the second most popular social activity, following cheer-leading, among teens.
Tips to Compete in a Beauty Pageant
If you are concerned about cellulite ruining your look, make sure you are doing toning up exercises regularly. Scrub affected areas with coffee grounds and use a plastic wrap to seal it for 1-2 hours.
Tip: Wear a padded bikini top, whether halter style or not. It will ensure that everything stays in place. Choose a high cut bottom to accentuate your legs. You can also choose a monokini.
While answering a beauty contest question, do not try too hard to impress the judges. Your answers should mirror your real thoughts because nobody is interested in listening to well rehearsed oft-repeated answers. Do not be afraid to exhibit your emotional intellect in your answers.
Tip: You should also try rehearsing some basic pageant questions and answers well before the competition.
Tip: Everyone is blessed with a talent. Do what you are best at in the talent round. It could be a dance style, singing, poetry or a special art. Do not try to fake it, you will be caught if you make a mistake.
Tip: Cross your legs and sway your hips subtly if you can, but don't try to make an intentional effort because it will make your walk look very unnatural. If you are short, choose a long flowing gown in a light color. Stay away from strapless gowns as they could make you look even shorter.
Wearing a swimsuit - You can wear your hair loose in big bouncy curls, beach waves or braids. Your hairstyle and swimsuit should make you look like a natural beach goddess.
Tip: Do not wash your hair on the day of the pageant. Silky hair is difficult to style and won't hold it till the end of the pageant.
Tip: Use hemorrhoids cream under your eyes to get rid of puffy bags or dark patches due to lack of sleep. Use an eye coolant to bring shine to your eyes and make them look fresh. Rub a bit of petroleum jelly on your teeth to get that pearly smile. It reflects light off the surface of your teeth.
Winning a beauty contest or pageant title is a great honor, but if you do not win it, don't ever doubt your abilities or be disheartened by it. You may not have won, but you also haven't lost. Many beauty contestants in history have done better in their careers, than the beauty queens themselves.