Top 20 Interview questions

When to save or splurge on your pageant budget

This post may contain affiliate links and I may earn a small commission when you make a purchase through the links, at no additional cost to you. Pageants teach many valuable life lessons, one of which is budgeting. Since I didn't have access to a bottomless budget when I was competing, I had to ... READ the POST

Miss Universe 2020: How Miss India can win

It's been twenty years since India has captured the Miss Universe title in 2000, and previously in 1994. After Miss India 2019, placed in the top 20 at Miss Universe 2019, fans are wondering, "What happened to the pageant powerhouse?" Last year's Miss India, Vartika Singh, stirred fans and renewed ... READ the POST

Huge mistakes new pageant contestants make

Wearing the wrong wardrobe It's pretty easy to wear the wrong wardrobe to a pageant, especially if you're a new contestant. I certainly wasn't a pageant fashionista when I began my journey. What I wish I knew is that, it is better to keep things simple, and choose outfits that work for your age ... READ the POST

5 Pageant Fashion Mistakes

Tippy Top heels don't go with every outfit Stop trying to make Tippy Tops happen, they are never going to happen! I've seen contestants try to wear Tippy Tops, or Teasers as they're now known, with everything. They are not a classic, goes-with-every-outfit heel. That is why you don't see ... READ the POST

Miss Venezuela 2020 Best Headshots

The Miss Venezuela organization is gearing up for a fierce competition. I've never seen so many contestants who look like top five contenders. The organization is in a transition growth phase, since transferring directorship to Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe 2013. It appears that she's found her ... READ the POST

Pageant headshot tips (What NOT to do)

Selecting pageant headshots and photogenic images is part of my job as a coach. I’ve sifted through thousands of images. Some were great, others... not so much. Pageant headshots are a creative process. They require a photographer, hair, makeup, wardrobe, accessories, styling, and posing. The ... READ the POST

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