Getting ready to compete in a teen beauty pageant can fill you with fear. The good news is, we are here to help! We frequently provide you with tips on how to calm those pre-competition nerves. But today we want to focus on how you can prepare for the personal interview with the judges. This portion is an extremely important part of the competition and will let the judges know a lot about you. But relax! You can handle this, and every part of your Miss Teen Pageant, with ease!

Be Yourself

It may sound simple, but one of the keys to success in the interview portion is to simply be yourself. If you are a bubbly, talkative gal, let that shine through! If analytics and books are more your thing, demonstrate that in how you respond. Don’t try to conform to someone your are not. Authenticity is key during the interview process.

Be Honest

Are you stumped by a question? Did you momentarily have a lapse in your memory? Relax and remember to always be honest. Judges want to see that you are capable of handling yourself confidently, even when you might not know the answers. Also keep in mind, if you don’t know the answer to a question right away, you can always clarify the question with one of your own.

Respond According to the Question Type

When a judge asks you a light-hearted question or about something casual, keep it light-hearted yourself. But if a judge is asking you a serious question, answer in turn. The key is to be listening carefully to what the judges are asking and for you to respond accordingly. Listening skills are extremely beneficial in any interview setting.

Keep these simple, quick tips in mind for the next miss teen competition you enter. Are you ready to put your own skills to the test? Contact us to learn more about participating in the Miss Teen Pageant!