Teen pageant questions are similar to those asked to the Miss girls with one exception, they will not be asked political questions. Now, if you are competing in Miss America Outstanding Teen you may get asked some light political questions on the local level and a little more intense questions on the national level but you don’t have to worry so much about the hardliner topics of the day. You will be asked a lot about your paperwork so be aware of what you write. If you don’t want to talk about it then don’t write about it. (Read: Who Should Read Your Pageant Paperwork Before You Submit It)
Here are a few sample teen pageant questions to cut your teeth on but my hope is that after your pageant you will come back to this forum thread to list more of the pageant questions that you were asked in interview. (Read: Most Popular Pageant Interview Questions and Answers)
Teen Pageant Questions
- How would you balance high school, and your extracurricular activities if you were to win this title?
- Do you have a boyfriend? What does he think about you competing in pageants?
- What would you say to people who do not believe that pageants are a good influence on women?
- Why should you be the next (insert title)?
- What makes you different from all the other girls who are competing in this pageant?
- How would you promote this pageant should you win?
- If you had to pick someone besides yourself to win this pageant who would it be? (I hate this question but it gets asked)
- Tell us about a time when you overcame defeat?
- Do you think that social media has helped or hurt our society?
- Who is your role model? (Read: How to Be a Role Model)
- If you could meet one celebrity who would it be?
- If you could meet anyone from history who would it be and why?
- What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
- They will always ask you about your most interesting facts. Make sure you have a good (funny or sad) story to describe your talent or fact.
- What is your greatest accomplishment?
- What is your biggest fear?
- Do you have any unique family traditions?
- What inspired you to want to be a (fill in the blank)? [This is asked if you have stated your college plans and occupational dream]
- What inspired you to create or promote your platform?
- If I was a genie in a bottle and could grant you any wish what would it be? (You better say, “That I win this crown!”)
- How did you prepare for this pageant?
- Are you sexy or classy?
- What is one thing that you would change about yourself?
- What would you do to make the school more environmentally friendly? (by Emily Boaz)
- If you were judging this pageant, what characteristics would you look for when choosing the winner? (by Amanda Armstrong)
- Know your pageant controversy (news controversy not gossip controversy) It’s very likely that you will be asked your opinion concerning the latest scandal.
Teen Pageant Interview Tips
I will leave you with this…as I judge I really could care less what you say in response to my questions. If you want to win me over do so by HOW you say it. Use charisma, flirt, be witty, and don’t take yourself too seriously. Being “professional” and serious is boring and will cause you to blend in with the sea of pretty faces.
What other teen pageant questions were you asked in your pageant interview or what other questions would you ask? Write them in the comment box below so that together we can give Pageant Planet teens the advantage. To gain access to over 200 more free practice interview questions click “Pageant Questions“
Pageant questions are great. However, the interview room is more than just blank questions with rehearsed answers. You’ve got to learn how to read judges and interact in a way that is memorable. Let us help you win interview and succeed in pageantry by becoming a VIP Girl.
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