Do everything you can to keep the stress at bay because it will inevitably catch up to you. First and foremost begin by setting a budget for what you’ll need to spend for wardrobe, hair, and makeup. Keep in mind that you don’t have to spend a fortune to look amazing. Attend as many workshops that your pageant director puts together so you can use those opportunities to speak with not only other contestants, but former title holders who can give you some really great advice. If you feel that you need private coaching and you can afford it, then by all means do the research and find a coach who is right for you. (My phone number will follow later in the articleJ) If you have kept up to date with my articles on evening gown selection and interview preparation then you will have some idea of what’s expected of you.
Evening gown shopping is one of my favorite things to do. As I explained in my article, you don’t need to spend a fortune on an evening gown. It’s all about choosing the color and style that’s right for your body type. The single most important aspect of the evening gown is the FIT! I cannot and will not say this enough. I have seen so many beautiful gowns get low scores because the contestant didn’t spend the money to hire the best seamstress she could find. T