Win the interview, win the title. This is a philosophy many pageant contestants, judges, and coaches believe in. That’s why interview preparation is so important. The skill here isn’t memorizing answers, but learning how to formulate and communicate complete thoughts and answer difficult questions without alienating the judges or audience.
Here are more practice questions to try once you finish these: 34 Questions I’ve Been Asked and Questions Asked in National American Miss Pageants. Looking for some general tips? Check out our interview guide and related articles.
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- If you could live in another country for a month, where would you stay?
- What do you do for fun?
- Have you ever bullied anyone?
- What are you most thankful for?
- If you could change one, non-physical thing about yourself, what would it be?
- What is the key to success?
- Can money buy happiness?
- Tell me about a time when you failed?
- Tell me the story of your most embarrassing moment.
- Tell me something that isn’t on your resume.
- Tell me something to remember you.
- If you were to win the title, what would you do to bring new contestants to the pageant?
- How would your greatest strength make you an effective titleholder?
- If you were a judge, what question would you ask? Answer it.
- What pageant queen do you look up to?
- What would make you a good representative for this specific pageant?
- How would you balance the title with other obligations?
- What would be your first appearance if you won the title?
- How would you serve as a role model to younger titleholders?
- How would you relate to the everyday girl with this title?
- Many Americans believe beauty pageants degrade women. What would you say to them?
- Why are you here today?
Political and Controversial
- What can we do to encourage civic engagement in your generation?
- With the current political climate, do you think democracy is working?
- What is the greatest challenge facing your generation?
- What do you think is the United States’ responsibility in addressing the global climate crisis?
- If you could control the national budget, what would you allocate the most funds?
- Do you support “Medicare for All”?
- NASA just had their first all women spacewalk. What does this mean for women in STEM?
- Many Americans believe we should focus on fixing the Earth before traveling into space. How do you feel about NASA’s missions to the Moon and Mars?
- Recently, President Trump has said the United States have an immigration crisis at the Southern boarder. Do you agree? Why or why not?
- What does it mean to be a woman?
- Do you think individuals are just and fair out of fear of consequences or compassion for others?
Try practicing these questions in the mirror to see your body language, or make the most of your morning commute by practicing on the bus.
I can’t wait to help you more in your preparation.