Have you ever dreamed of participating in a beauty pageant? When I was a little girl, I always hoped to take part in beauty pageants. After a lot of hard work and dedication I achieved my goal. In 2013, I was crowned Miss Chinese Toronto. I have learned so much in my beauty pageant days and will be sharing my best tips to any girl hoping to take part in the beauty pageant experience.

Practice makes perfect

Taking part in beauty pageant takes a whole lot of practice. Whether it’s practicing your skill, practicing answering questions or practicing your walk. I’d recommend hiring a coach if you want to take yourself to the next level in beauty pageants. Coaches have experience in the world of pageants and know what the judges are looking for. They can help you refine your skills and be the best contestant you can be. You have to be willing to put in a lot of your time into practice.

Confidence is key

Being confident in everything you do will make you memorable and make you shine as a contestant. Even if you make a mistake, keep smiling. If you are a shy or nervous person, I’d recommend putting even more time into practicing and preparation. That way you will feel more confident in what you are doing even under pressure.

Research

Beauty pageants aren’t something to dive into with no thought. The first step is taking a look at pageants in your area. First you can observe a pageant to see what is required and then you can sign yourself up. These are the perfect opportunity to start small and work your way up. Participating in a local pageant will show you what to expect and give you experience.

Self-Discpline 

Pageants are challenging and require self-discipline. Beauty pageants helped me work on having a healthier lifestyle. I want to be in the best of shape physically and mentally before participating in beauty pageants. This means getting enough sleep, eating properly, exercising and knowing how to relieve your stress. My favourite way to feel better in a stressful situation is to focus on my breathing. Find out what stress-relief method is best for you, because there’s a high chance you will feel stress at some point during beauty pageants.

Have fun

It might sound cheesy, but just have fun with it. Pageants aren’t all about winning. For me, pageants are about the experience, the people you meet and taking part in my community. Enjoy your pageant experience and treasure the people you meet along the way. I made amazing friends in my pageants days.