Like any competitive situation the unexpected can occur in pageant interviews: a contestant trips walking in the interview room, knocks over the stand microphone as she sits down, or calls a judge by the wrong name.
Because mishaps do happen on any level of pageant competition, remember that no disaster is so calamitous that you can’t handle it with poise. Always keep your composure. When the unexpected occurs, turn it to your advantage with honesty, humor or wit.
Kenn Berry, a Miss New York regional director and state and national judge, cites the case of a state contestant whose ring snagged and tore her hosiery during her interview. Since the judges had observed the mishap, the young lady slapped her hand over the run in mock horror and quipped, “Darn it, there goes my interview!”
Says Berry, “I appreciated that because she was being totally honest. She reacted to it the right way and when she walked out of that interview, I gave her the highest score I gave any girl in that pageant because she was honest under fire. Those things impress me as a judge.”
Should the unexpected occur, turn the incident to your advantage by keeping your composure and handling it in a relaxed, down-to-earth manner befitting a titleholder. Remeber, you are going to be their titleholder… and you can handle anything like a queen!
Cool girls keep cool. 🙂