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Part II on More than Just a Pretty Face, The Brains Behind the Pageants

Greetings Pageant Fans,

This is picking up on my last post that talked about this article. I was going to tell you a bit about my thoughts about pageant interviewing when I competed…

When I competed, it was the interview component that excited and worried me the most!  I knew it would be the toughest part and yet the best part because that’s where they could get to know me a bit better. Yes, I still exercised and practiced walking and chose clothes to flatter my figure and coloring, but I knew it was the interview that would make the difference in a situation where all the pageant contestants are beautiful. I thought that at the State level and knew the competition would just be tougher at the national level. So…

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More than Just A Pretty Face: The Brains Behind the Pageants

Hi All,

I just ran across an article by Cheyenne Haslett that is titled the same as I titled this post, above. Check it out. (When you are done reading this, that is.) We need more articles like this to help folks appreciate that beauty pageants and scholarship competitions are about more than glamour and beauty.

One of the contestants in the linked article commented that she finds it “offensive when people think pageantry is just about beauty”.  Well, I’d say I find it “unfortunate” and that it more reflects their lack of knowledge than an intention to be offensive.  People can’t know what they don’t seek out or are not told. We in the pageant world need to help educate people (including media people) about the positive side of pageantry, as the linked article does.

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Pageant Mom, Part III

Hi All,

Here are the last of my thoughts on the article I posted a few days ago on the pageant mom who “forces” her daughters to compete against each other in numerous pageants. If you are just joining us, we are considering what might be “right” and “wrong” about how this mom (or at least how this journalist depicts this mom) handles her daughters in the pageant world. There is a lot in the article so it’s taken three entries!

Right: Encouraging taking a loss with grace. Wrong: Promising that next time they will win.  No one can promise that unless they are buying the title. Better to tell the child that we won’t always win, but we can always learn from what we did and aim to do better next time.

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Child Beauty Pageants — Pageant mom right and wrongs, Part II

Greetings Pageant Fans!

Later this week, or early next, I’ll post on more interview-related topics…but there’s still more for us to think about in regard to that link I posted yesterday on the pageant mom who enters her daughters in many pageants to toughen them up.  

If you care about pageants, then you probably care about the well-being and reputation of pageants, pageant directors, pageant judges, and pageant contestants up and down the age scale. Maybe this journalist chose to focus on some things more than others, but, either way, it’s still worth considering what we think this pageant mom did/does “right” and “wrong”. Remember, we use this article just as an example, not to make her right or wrong, per se, as only she knows her own family.  Based on this article, however, here are more of my thoughts.

Right: Letting the girls compete if they want to do so. Wrong: Insisting they compete against each other. Especially if “goading” and “lashing out” is involved too often.   It’d be healthier for them to compete in different pageants. 

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Pageant Mom “right and wrongs”, child beauty pageants

I posted this link on  “Pageant mum enters rival daughters into 70 pageants to toughen them up” to FaceBook recently and asked “What do you think this mom is doing right (or wrong) with her daughters’ pageant experiences?”  Let’s look at it a bit more closely.  And there’s a LOT to look at here, so I’ll just post a few points now. I’ll post a few more tomorrow and the next day. :-)

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Why “Pageant To PhD”? Why the interviewing focus?

Welcome to Pageant To PhD’s “Pageant Interview Queen” blog!

Here we will explore various aspects of pageantry, but with an emphasis on interviewing. Why? While all the components of pageantry can help you be a more confident and successful person, it is the interview that has the most potential.

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