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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Last Answer on May 17, 2012

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Have you ever suspected that the judging in a pageant was rigged?

Asked by 6feetUNDER almost 6 years ago

Sadly, yes I have. While I have not suspected it in a pageant that I personally ran in, I have witnessed some pretty unfair decisions in pageants that I have watched. There is nothing worse than seeing a girl who did not truly deserve to win take the crown. Sometimes girls can fool the judges into believing they are something they are not because they have extensive experience and practice with interviews and pageants, even if they are not truly fit to wear the crown.

What's your talent?!

Asked by hulahoop1 almost 6 years ago

My talent is dancing. I have been dancing as long as I could walk, and it is my true passion. I stopped dancing competitively about five years ago, and I am so thankful that competing in pageants has helped me to realize my love and need for dance once again. For my local title, Miss Norco, I did a fun jazz dance to a song called “Cinema Italiano” from the movie “Nine”. It was probably the most fun dance I have ever performed, and for it I won the High Talent award. Then for Miss California I did a dance to a song called “Beautiful Slave” which was recorded by a non-profit band named Take No Glory. I chose this song because my platform competing in this pageant was Human Trafficking Awareness, and that is what this very powerful song was about. It was a challenge for me, a very outgoing and bubbly person, to embrace the sad and emotional character that when with this style of dance, but I am happy to say that I did it! Now that pageants have brought dancing and choreography back into my life, it is something I hope to never give up again.

How did you first get into beauty pageants?

Asked by CreweD1 almost 6 years ago

The Miss Norco Pageant is a huge tradition in my town that has been running for 62 years now, and it has been a dream my whole life to win it. Wanting the title of Miss Norco and the opportunity to be a role model in my hometown was what got me started with beauty pageants, and I now have the desire to stay involved with them because of the growth and experience I have gained. All beauty pageants are different, but the ones that I have been a part of from the Miss America Organization have been a great way to meet amazing new people and learn a lot about myself as a young woman.

Do pageants have any rules against things like plastic surgery, liposuction, botox, or other elective cosmetic procedures?

Asked by Lesley almost 6 years ago

While I can not answer for ALL pageant circuits, I know that there are no such rules in most pageants. I would like to say that pageants promote young women being them natural selves, but it is also a lot about confidence. While most girls would probably not share truths regarding elective cosmetic procedures, I would bet it is common amongst pageant contestants. Especially those who compete on an extremely competitve (national or global) level. If the judges were to have knowledge of these procedures in some pageants, such as the America pageants, I believe they would be a hindrance for the contestant, whereas if it were a USA pageant, this knowledge may not affect the results as much.

Have you ever watched Toddlers and Tiaras?

Asked by moshpit1234 almost 6 years ago

I have actually never watched the show, and I don’t really care to. I hear from other people how moms turn their poor little girls into tiara seeking monsters, and it makes me sick. I absolutely believe in pageants for younger girls as being a way for them to make friends, learn social skills, and gain confidence, but I don’t think that is the aspect this show is trying to present. I have girls of all ages on my court in Norco, and I know that they do this for fun. During the preparation for the pageant the girls have fun and become friends, and then those who win are a joy to have on court. I think this show should try capturing the side of baby and beauty pageants that I have seen, and maybe they could prevent toddlers from being turned into pageant monsters.

What one change would you like to make to today's pageant industry?

Asked by moronUSA almost 6 years ago

If I could change one thing in today’s pageant industry, I would want all pageant circuits to start embracing every girl for who she is, and stop looking for a certain “type” of girl. For instance, the Miss America system is looking for an All-American, classy young woman, and the Miss USA system leans more towards the exotic, model type young woman. I believe that the best girl should always win and be able to bring their personality to the title, rather than finding the girls already molded to fit the image.

Are you in close to pageant-ready shape year-round, or do you have to diet and work out like crazy as a competition approaches?

Asked by boron almost 6 years ago

I have always been pretty naturally fit because I have been a dancer my whole life, but preparing for Miss California has definitely given me a new drive to stay fit and eat healthy. I am blessed to say that I have never had to diet, but now I love to run and exercise on a daily basis. Now I can say that I do feel in-shape and ready for a pageant at all times, and this is all thanks to a discipline that pageant training has taught me. I have seen some girls try to diet just as the pageant approaches, but I personally think it is much healthier and will make someone feel better to just live a healthy lifestyle at all times and always be somewhat pageant-ready.