Participating in beauty pageants is a dream that every self-confident women dreams of! But there are only a few who make it to the events and just a handful who win. Still, women are coming forward and breaking stereotypes. But is such an event just for the fashionistas? Is a beauty pageant just a fad? Beauty pageants do not just choose the best among the participating women, but also helps in honing skills, beauty, and capabilities of women. Here’s how a beauty pageant shapes you and brings the best out of you:
Builds Confidence: It is not an easy task for a woman to walk the ramp and appear confident before the limelight in a swimsuit. An event like a pageant helps a woman to come out of her comfort zone. There is interview preparation process and on-stage question section. The preparation process helps the participants to realize that they are much more than what ever thought about themselves. With strenuous hard work and grooming by the experts, it is possible to reincarnate and be a new person altogether – confident and smart!
Improves Self Awareness: The participants of a beauty pageant are being watched all time from every angle. There are judges, directors, mentors, and state board members – everyone’s eyes are always on the participants. Staying in this scenario encourages a person to present the best at all times. You will thus be aware and conscious of yourself and you will gradually notice that the way you sit, stand, cross your legs, clap, or speak change. In your conscious attempt to put your best foot forward, you will learn to be classy, which will help you greatly in life, even if you miss the title!
Helps to Deal with Pressure Effectively: There is competition and constant pressure of the mentors to perform the best. You need to learn how to walk, to eat, and to be presentable and smart. There are constant instructions on what you should and shouldn’t do. Participants learn to deal with pressure. Performing under pressure and competing well will help the participants lifelong and beyond the realms of the pageant as well.
Prioritizes Health: Beauty pageants give first priority to health and wellness of the participants. Healthy eating and regular exercises become a part of your daily routine and gradually healthy eating, health care, losing weight, and exercising become a habit. Whether you win or not, health becomes a priority and you get addicted to a healthy lifestyle and maintain that stylish quotient for the rest of your life.
Above all, these pageants are events that encourage healthy conversation among the participants and with the mentors and judges. Interactions with different people help the participants understand analyze others’ perspectives in life. As you start talking with people and making connections, you also start get work offers and may even sign a few lucrative modeling contracts.
Participation in pageants helps us to become a confident individual who knows dealing with even the toughest situations in an optimistic manner. Not only this, you will also learn to handle success and understand failures while becoming more aware and mature in life. So, listen to your heart and if it says “yes”, then grab the opportunity immediately to prove yourself to the world and get ready to walk on the ramp of your dream beauty pageant!