Headshots are basically the window to the pageant soul! Hours are spent preparing to take the perfect headshot that pageant girls feel best represent themselves and their personality.
Here are our top 10 picks in the Miss category for this past year! Congratulations to all of the gorgeous women and their photographers. (Read: Top 10 Miss Evening Gowns of 2016)
Top 10 Miss Headshots of 2016
10. International Junior Miss 2016, Jasmine Guy
Jasmine’s chocolate brown eyes capture all attention in this gorgeous and sleek headshot! Although there are many gorgeous accessories in this photo, all attention is all lead back to Jasmine and her beauty. The neutral colors in the headshot really bring all of the focus to her eyes and face. (Read: International Junior Miss 2016 Evening Gown: HIT or MISS?)
9. Miss International 2016, Kylie Verzosa
Kylie is glowing in this headshot! Her skin is reflecting the light so beautifully here that I cannot stop thinking about how much this picture glows. The hair and makeup in this headshot are so simple and natural, which makes this photo all of the better and shows Kylie’s gorgeous and simple natural beauty. The background is another gorgeous and natural perfect touch.
8. Miss Minnesota 2016, Madeline Van Ert
Madeline did everything right for her perfect headshot. When I see this headshot, my first thought is how simple and beautiful it is. There are no crazy colors, no big hair, and there is an overall simple setting. The white theme and simple accessories are stunning and complement Madeline so well. I love her short hair and simple makeup, as they really are the center of this photo. This is absolutely gorgeous! (Read: 4 Easy Steps to Achieve the No Makeup Look)
7. Miss West Portland USA 2016, Tarah Land
I am all about everything in this headshot. I love her serious glance and how classy this photo is while still looking fierce. The hair blowing in the wind not only makes her hair more voluminous, but it takes it away from the front and sides of Tarah’s face and allows all of the focus to be just on her face and beauty. The background is the perfect color to go with the overall color theme, and I think that her outfit is absolutely perfect for this photo. I love everything about this. Tarah looks beautiful!
6. Miss Georgia USA 2016, Emanii Davis
You don’t usually see hair completely pulled back in headshots, but Emanii made the perfect choice in doing so. All of the focus in this headshot is on her face and beauty. Even the way she is posed makes the focus just on her. The accessories don’t overpower the shot or draw attention away from Emanii;, they really add some personality to the overall look. I love the neutral colors and the gorgeous setting for this headshot. Emanii looks amazing!
5. Miss World Colombia 2016, Shirley Atehortua
This is another type of headshot style that you don’t see too often in the pageant industry, but another way to prove that you don’t have to be taking the typical picture to have a beautiful shot. This color theme and overlay is not what we usually see for pageant queens, but it is absolutely gorgeous and I love it! Shirley is beautiful here, and the color scheme really brings the photo together and makes it a simple but stunning headshot.
4. USA National Miss Ohio 2016, Allison Goodwin
Allison’s baby blue eyes are captivating in this gorgeous photo. The blue outfit makes Allison’s eyes stand out in this headshot, which is perfect because keeping the attention on the gorgeous girl is what headshots are all about. The makeup is simple, which shows Allison’s natural beauty, and the hair is beautiful! The pose and hand placement in the photo brings it all together.
3. Miss Washington 2016, Alicia Cooper
Alicia is glowing in this beautiful headshot. Everything about this headshot, to me, is perfect for Alicia and really captures attention to her to stand out. The hairstyle and makeup in this headshot are really sleek, natural and simple, which makes Alicia glow in this photo. No matter how many times I look at this picture, every time I think that the red outfit was 100% the right choice. I love the color and how well it complements Alicia, and I love the style of the outfit as well. The earrings are a great touch for this gorgeous headshot as well. (Read: 50 Red Pageant Dresses That We LOVE)
2. Miss Virginia USA 2016, Desiree Williams
Desiree is a natural beauty and used everything in this headshot to bring all of the attention to her bright and gorgeous smile. The voluminous hair is stunning, the white top is simple and beautiful, and the accessories and makeup are simple but add beautiful personality. This is overall a beautiful and stunning headshot that really stands out!
1. Miss Texas Collegiate 2016, Kylie Boyd
Wow! This dramatic and fierce headshot is so stunningly beautiful in every way. Kylie is so gorgeous and everything about this close-up headshot shows that. I love how closed in the headshot is on Kylie, and how her hair is almost the complete border of the photo. The blue outfit adds the perfect touch to this fierce photo and perfect personality. The makeup is smoky and makes Kylie’s brown beautiful eyes stand out. I love this!
Congratulations to all of the gorgeous women, we love seeing your headshot styles! Hopefully, if you are reading this and looking for some inspiration, you were able to get some from all of these beautiful photos! (Read: Top 10 Miss Fun Fashion Outfits of 2016)