FIVE THINGS JURY LOOK FOR IN A BEAUTY QUEEN (TIPS TO MAKE YOURSELF IMPRESSIVE IN THE EYES OF THE JURY)
It is often the prerogative of the jury to decide who becomes the next beauty queen. Thus, one of your major priorities during preparation as an ambitious contestant is work on how to impress the judges.
Every international beauty contest has its own peculiarities and standards. While there might be a different basis for grading in various pageants, there are also common features that every pageant jury looks out for, be it Miss Universe or Miss World. You might win the audience over with your beauty and stepping, but the jury looks for more than that.
The following are five important features that pageant judges look for in a beauty queen.
Well Groomed Contestants: Your physical appearance is the first impression the judges have of you. The jury will credit contestants that are in good shape and look well groomed. You need to get in shape before the contest. Work out, eat healthy meals and ensure you are well hydrated.
Eloquent Contestants: Going into the competition, you should be aware that emerging as the beauty queen makes you a spokesperson for the duration of your tenure or even beyond. This prompts the jury at every international beauty pageant to be on the lookout for that contestant with an exceptional oratory prowess. Articulate contestants are usually scored very highly by judges.
It thus makes it more important that you take your time before answering any question. Pick your words carefully and try not to speak too fast. Also, avoid unnecessary rhetoric as they often pass a message that you are not authentic.
Composure: You have to display a remarkable equanimity while on stage as the judges always note the composure level of all contestants and credit them accordingly. Attires that fit properly helps to accentuate your poise, calmness, and elegance. It also makes your body strengths more obvious which leave you to look very smart.
In the same vein, work on your posture by learning to stand straight without crunching your back. Practice your stepping adequately so as to project composure whenever you walk on the runway. These are great ideas to give you a tremendous advantage on your way to becoming the next Miss Empress Universe.
Authenticity: As they have to make a sometimes-difficult choice among hundreds of beautiful ladies, the jury is definitely going to stick with the lady that stands out from the pack. Most panels of judges want to see that contestant who is neither fake nor superficial. A contestant who is able to answer questions genuinely and at the same time let her personality shine through is a toast of the judges. You just have to be yourself and you will create a great impression with your personality.
Confidence: Confidence is key at every stage of the contest. We are all attracted to confident people and this includes the jury. You can exude confidence in your posture by keeping your head high always. Wear clothes that you are comfortable in as this will boost your confidence as well. Smile often and maintain regular eye contact with the judges.
Also, during the interview segment, show your confidence by the way you answer questions. Be serious when you are asked a serious question and have fun when you are asked a fun question.
Going by these tips would make you impressive in the eye of the jury, and you can expect to enjoy a night of victory.