The most common pageant questions are either personal questions about the contestant or questions about current events. Pageants use these questions to test the contestant's intelligence and ability to articulate ideas a... More »

The purpose of an adult beauty pageant is to promote community service and to provide educational opportunities through scholarships. Pageants are also said to encourage positive qualities in young participants, although... More »

The disadvantages of beauty pageants are most dangerous for children, as taking part in these contests often drains their families financially and teaches participants that self-value comes from outward appearance. The l... More »

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 pagean... More »

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 typica... More »

According to Pageant Planet, the key to answering interview questions well during a beauty pageant lies in staying calm and thinking fast. A good method for approaching these questions is to find a way to tell a story as... More »

Many beauty pageant questions have to do with current events. As of 2015, these might include the separation of church and state, texting while driving, gay marriage and environmental issues. Others involve personal resp... More »