125: What to Expect During Pageant Interview

Pageant interview is the only phase of competition that happens behind closed doors, so it’s hard to know what to expect in there. Especially if you’ve never really seen it done right. There are the obvious expectations of format, like sitting, standing, 1:1, panel; and the physical environment like if the interview will be in a hotel conference room or a school cafeteria and whether or not there will be a podium or other props. That stuff is good to know. I recommend asking your director all those questions before you get to the pageant so you have an idea of what to expect. But still, regardless of all those things, there are some universal truths that you can expect…

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124: What Pageant Judges Are Looking For (Top 3 Qualities for a Beauty Pageant)

There is no mystery about what the judges aren’t looking for. They aren’t looking for a self-centered, mean girl who hates people. What they are looking for is a much longer list. We can’t know the entire list of what the judges want in a titleholder (because frankly, they won’t know until they meet her), but there are three specific characteristics that historically win – even if the judges aren’t necessarily looking’ for them…

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121: Pageant Interview Practice Questions and Sample Answers

For 5 years, I was a career counselor on college campuses in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and California. When a student would come in to do a mock interview, I’d always give them a list of questions that they were most likely to be asked so that the first time they heard them wasn’t in the interview room. Today, I’m going to share the top 5 questions that you can expect to be asked in your pageant interview. And, I’ll help you develop your own answer by giving you some sample answers to get your creative juices flowing…

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120: Overcome the Post-Pageant Slump Without Becoming Depressed

This time of year, most women have lost their pageants. It’s unfortunate, but it’s true. When there are 20 women competing and only one wins, most are losing. It’s terribly painful. But, of course there are lessons even in the pain of pageantry. In this episode, I’m going to teach you to brace yourself to quickly recover from a pageant loss….To save you the sad backstage tears, the fake smile at the after party, and the days or weeks of depression that pageantry could force you into – if you don’t follow these steps…

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119: Choosing to Win Every Day with Dale Smith Thomas

In this episode, Alycia interviews Dale Smith Thomas. Dale Smith Thomas credits winning the Mrs. Tennessee pageant for the launch of her international speaking career. Dale speaks professionally around the country and around the world on personal development, motivation, and self-improvement. Her client list includes major companies like McDonalds Corporation, Northwestern Mutual Life…

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118: Should I Wear Panty Hose During My Pageant Interview?

Today’s Question comes from Lisbeth. She asks: Pantyhose – yes or no? The bare-legged look has been popular for a long time. Does it apply to interview? How about evening gown, especially if the gown has a slit? I generally liked going bare-legged during evening gown since I may be wearing open toed shoes, but even if I’m not, bare feet give me more a grip on the sole of my shoe. But interview….what is your advice?…

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116: Best Pageant Shoes and Empowering Women with Fashion Designer, Johnathan Kayne

In this episode, Alycia interviews Johnathan Kayne. Johnathan “Kayne” Gillaspie was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Growing up in Music City, he became enamored with fashion by watching his favorite country music legends Dolly and Reba perform and walk the red carpet. Kayne began cultivating his creative design eye by helping two of his five sisters prepare their wardrobe for national pageants…

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