Alexa Largoza-Ania regularly participated in Beauty pageants when she was younger, often winning the first place prize. She notes that there is a lot more to these competitions than simply showing up and looking good, so she has shared a number of the secrets that she learned during her time on the circuit.
A Great Personality
Pageant judges are looking for people who are positive, happy and genuine when determining who should win the competition. You should do whatever you can to make sure that your natural personality shines through, at every stage of the event. Make sure that you highlight what makes you who you are from the moment that you reach the front desk and check in.
Walk The Walk
Coordination and the ability to look like you belong on stage play a large part in the judging of a pageant, so it is crucial that you practice your walk and work on how you present yourself when all eyes are on you. Taking dance lessons can help you build up your coordination and offer an elegance to your gait, though there are also many pageant trainers who can help you with your overall presentation and body language.
Choose The Right Skill
Most pageants will include a section where they ask the participants to demonstrate a skill. For Alexa Largoza-Ania, this was usually ballet and she often wowed the judges with her ability, which was developed through years of practice and quality tutelage. It is crucial that you identify a skill that makes you stand out and, most importantly, that you can actually demonstrate a high level of proficiency when called upon.