Beauty Queen

Beauty Queen

MissNorco2010

Norco, CA

Female, 21

In 2010 I won the Miss Norco pageant, beginning one of the biggest journeys of my life. Throughout the year I represented businesses in my town at hundreds of events. The next year, I represented Norco at the Miss California 2011 pageant. While I wasn’t a finalist there, I had an amazing experience throughout the year meeting new people and learning just what I’m capable of. I have discovered a new world of beauty, scholarship, and confidence that I hope to be a part of for as long as possible.

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How competitive are pageants? Do things get seriously cut-throat?

Asked by no_el80 almost 6 years ago

Pageants are about as competitive as any other sport, maybe even worse. In a pageant, there is not a team working together, there is only each girl fighting to be number one. Only one girl wins, and if the other girls have poor attitudes there is a lot of anger and bitterness that comes after that crowning moment. Don’t get me wrong, most of the girls in pageants know the importance of treasuring the experiencing and making amazing friends, but there are several who are very “cut-throat”. This sometimes comes in the form of them having poor attitude and sportsmanship leading up to the competition, but often it even extends past the crowning moment. All too often, the girls not crowned try and instigate the removal of the winner from their title either through pointing out a rule they may have broken or by digging up dirt on them. Before I won Miss Norco, I would have never imagined this happening to me, but sadly my first runner up even attempted to have my crown taken away so that she could be the queen. Luckily, I had worked extremely hard and was proud to walk away with the Congeniality, Committee, High Talent, High Swim Suit, Best Evening Gown, and Best Interview awards, so everyone knew that I deserved the title of Miss Norco and that no one was going to take it from me.

Have you ever completely flubbed a question on-stage like Miss South Carolina from a few years ago?

Asked by edhelms almost 6 years ago

I feel so bad for that poor girl and the reputation she has gained from bombing that question. There is a lot of pressure and nervousness that comes with having to answer a question on stage like that, and even the most pageant-experienced girl can still “flub” the easiest question. Thankfully I have never done that, and hopefully I never do. I usually feel very comfortable answering questions, and I have learned to always take a moment to collect my thoughts before I blurt out something ridiculous and youtube worthy.

Is there truth to the stereotypes of “pageant parents”?

Asked by decadeka almost 6 years ago

While I wasn’t involved in pageants as a child, I would have to say that it is slightly exaggerated. I have girls on my court ranging from the ages of 4 to 18, and I can see that they are in pageants to have fun and that their parents have put them in pageants so that they can make friends and learn how to be comfortable on stage. Pageants can be a great experience for young children, but I am not naïve to the fact that they can also be destructive. There are parents who push their daughters too hard in this field, but that stereotype shouldn’t block out all of the good things pageants can do for a child’s development.

What's been the highlight of your pageant career to this point?

Asked by slowclap almost 6 years ago

The highlight of my pageant career would have to be getting back into dancing as I prepared for the Miss California pageant. I danced for about 12 years, and then quit in order to focus on school and getting an education. It has been a huge void in my life, but dancing and preparing for the talent portion of the pageant competition reignited my passion and soul for dancing. Now that I have started up again, I don’t plan on ever quitting. More than ever, I have realized my love for performing and I even discovered a new desire for choreography.

What are your career aspirations after you leave the pageant circuit?

Asked by senoritapage almost 6 years ago

I personally I am a High School teacher, but I know that all of the contestants I have met have a variety of dreams and aspirations. Pageant girls are some of the most driven women in the world, and pageants prepare us in interviews, speaking, social relationships, and in self-discipline. What I have learned from the pageant world is that it is a great start on your journey to the top and it reminds you that all of your dreams are possible with a lot of hard work!

How much does it cost to enter a beauty pageant? Is there prize money?

Asked by alice.orr almost 5 years ago

 

what is your best gift that you could give to mother earth?

Asked by ZEL over 1 year ago