Pageant Question About Something You Would Not Look Forward to as a Titleholder
Today’s Pageant Question of the Day is: What is one thing about winning a title you would not be looking forward to?
Why this question was asked: Many people know what they WOULD look forward to, but flipping the question could catch you off guard and force you to think a little bit deeper about the title you are pursuing.
This is how some of our Instagram followers answered the question:
Delaney (delaney_black__): When you win a title, there is always someone or multiple someones who think they deserve the title more, and they will voice their opinions. I would not look forward to the backlash that may come from other contestants after being crowned.
Oriane (orianegolden_): One thing I would not be looking forward to is criticism. Some people are always going to have negative things to say and not everyone will like you. However, how others view and think about you is not important. How you view yourself is the most important thing. Don’t be sad or angry when someone has something negative to say. Use that as your motivation to be stronger, smarter and the best version of you.
Mary (sndevsweetheart08): My greatest fear, not only as a titleholder but as a woman and person in general, is not being able to live up to the expectations of others in regards to my title. Women today are expected to have it all, moms are expected to keep careers and a home, and pageant titleholders are expected to never have made a poor decision or mistake in their lives. I’m 30 now and have many more losses, in pageantry and life, than successes and I no longer feel the need to please everyone or get upset over why I wasn’t good enough. My makeup may not be perfect but my students have 90% pass rates. I may be five minutes late to the restaurant but we ran on a 20-30 minute wait time on a Friday and Saturday night versus 30-45 and no one had to ask for ice or lemonade or a refilled food item. I don’t sweat the small stuff. I look at the bigger picture. I won’t bite my tongue just because on paper I’m considered new because I only have two years of full-time/full contract experience but in reality am mid-career when you factor in internships, part-time work, substituting, non-certified positions held in education, and part-time and full-time positions held in other fields. I’d rather be in sneakers or barefoot than my heels and my hair pulled up with a bow than curled. But if you want me to be able to move mountains with a plastic shovel, you’re going to have to give me the creative license to best make that work no matter the job title on my name tag. Those who have given me a chance have only regretted having to lose me because of situations out of their control.
Talisha (realtalisha): May sound cliche, but I would not be looking forward to giving up my title! Are you sure I can’t keep it another year? However, I know while it was me who wore the crown, my reign wasn’t really about me. My reign was about everyone’s lives I touched, and if I did my job correctly, I’ll just be giving up a crown because my legacy will live on in the hearts of others for a lifetime.
Our favorite answer:
Lexy (lexyhorton): As a girl who has competed in numerous pageants with many wins, but also many losses, I know the feeling of traveling 100 miles just to walk away with nothing new except a frown on my face and a feeling of jealousy. Winning a title is an exceptional feeling, but the hardest part is knowing that there are a hundred other girls going home the same night without a win across the country. However, as a competitor in the Miss America Organization, I have learned to appreciate loss so that I may grow from the girl I was yesterday into the Miss America I know I will be one day!
The judges would like this answer the best because it is confident and unique. (Read: Pageant Question About Qualities Titleholders Should NOT Have)
How would you answer this question?