A list of pageant interview questions may include topics related to society, a problem that needs addressing or a contestant's interests, experiences and viewpoints. Some questions are more common than others, and typical responses can be practiced before the interview to increase the competitor's chances of responding articulately.Continue Reading
The Miss and Teen Jacksonville USA Pageant website lists dozens of questions a potential contestant may be asked. Topics include current events, sources of inspiration, community service, personal or individual choices, family and children's issues, media, government and even questions about beauty pageants. Situational or "What would you do?" questions may also be asked.
During the 2005 Miss Florida Teen USA pageant, teens were asked to give their opinions on topics such as government versus private funding, favorite types of activities or hobbies and the lessons they learned from giving back to the community through volunteerism.
Beauty pageant contestants are advised to answer questions confidently and articulately while separating fact from opinion, according to Pageant Planet. In addition to a good speech, body language is also important. This includes having good posture, a winning smile and eye contact with the judges. Interview sessions with a candidate can count for as much as 30 percent of the total score.Learn more about Beauty & Fashion
During the casual wear portion of a beauty pageant, a contestant should dress fashionably and wear an outfit that highlights her personality, as required by most pageant rules. Casual wear requirements differ from pageant to pageant and may include dresses or sportswear.Full Answer >
The Society for Human Resource Management provides a list of suggested questions for employers looking to increase the diversity of their workforce, such as "Tell me about a time you had to alter your work style to meet a diversity need or challenge" and "What kinds of experiences have you had working with others with different backgrounds than your own?" State and federal laws prohibit asking certain personal direct questions.Full Answer >
After cutting the appropriate length of wide satin ribbon, which is about 72 inches, sew on narrow trim ribbon lengthwise along both edges and then apply the appropriate iron-on letters running down the sash. The width, length and color of the sash vary depending on the height of the wearer and personal preference. After the sash has been made, it should be draped around the wearer and pinned to itself in the back to hold it in place.Full Answer >
Some ideas for pageant themes involve fairy tale, film or book characters. Pageants can also be themed around special events such as birthdays, awards shows or holidays. These themes tend to be successful because they are broad enough to allow a variety of interpretations.Full Answer >