How to Introduce Yourself at a Beauty Pageant
The introduction at a beauty pageant, whether on stage or in the private interview, is a crucial moment for a contestant. Learn to introduce yourself properly and you can make a lasting impression on the pageant judges.
Prepare your brief introduction before the pageant. A good introduction emphasizes more than your name. Compose a few sentences that state your name, where you are from and at least one other interesting fact about yourself, such as your hobbies, interests or platform.
Practice good posture. A straight spine and a head held high show that you are confident and prepared.
Stand close enough to the judges to be comfortable but do not invade their personal space. Relax as much as possible and keep your arms hanging at your sides.
Speak slowly, clearly and with confidence. This is easy to do when you have properly prepared for the introduction. Enunciate your words properly and speak with assurance and authority. You are, after all, talking about a subject on whom you are an expert: yourself.
Smile as you are speaking. A gentle smile on your face during your introduction helps make you approachable to the judges. It also portrays a confident attitude, which is something the judges are looking for in a pageant contestant.
If you are using a microphone for your introduction, be sure to keep a bit of distance between your mouth and the microphone to avoid distracting popping sounds as you speak. A good microphone can pick up your voice when you stand with your mouth a couple of inches away.
Never fidget when speaking in front of the judges. Nervous activity alludes to the fact that you are ill at ease and lacking in confidence.