Tangible benefits of beauty pageants include the opportunity to win college scholarship money and build networking connections. In addition, many pageant participants point to other, intangible benefits. More »

To introduce yourself in a beauty pageant, state your name, where you are from and an interesting fact about yourself, such as your platform or your hobbies. Be sure to have good posture, smile and speak slowly. More »

The first step to starting your own beauty pageant business is to choose a type of pageant to specialize in. Next, secure a venue, write a business plan, get a sponsor or secure funding, develop a pageant schedule and cr... More »

Exposing a girl to the scrutiny of beauty pageants can create an imbalance of values and leave her believing that looks are more important than inner character development, according to Laura Agadoni from Global Post. Be... More »

Corporations, local businesses and charities sponsor beauty pageants. The type of beauty pageant dictates the variety of sponsorship, with smaller pageants having a higher degree of local business participation. More »

Some well-known bikini contests are the Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants, and the Miss Hooters International pageant. The Miss USA and Miss Universe contests feature swimsuit competitions which are major highli... More »

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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 »