Kids' Beauty Pageants: What You'll Need to be Competitive

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If you read my article about entering your first beauty pageants, you know that I strongly suggest making a "trial run" or two before making the financial commitment to being a serious competitor in pageants. If your litte girl isn't "into" pageants, or if she's really shy or afraid on stage, don't waste your money - pageant supplies aren't cheap. If that's the case, you might want to stick to natural pageants for your trial runs, where you don't have to purchase so many expensive items.

If you want to be serious about winning glitz pageants, you have to make an investment - not only of money, but also of time. Below are the things you'll need:

Coach: Get a pageant or modeling coach. Your little girl will need to learn how to model and walk on stage. Even the very young girls will need to learn "cutesy" things to do on stage. Your coach can also help with advice on hair styles and dress and be an all-around great source for advice. Lessons typically cost around $100 per hour from a top coach.

Pageant hair: You'll need to purchase a wig, a wiglet, a fall, or a mini-fall. Get one made of real human hair. Your coach can offer suggestions on how best to "do" your child's hair. Find a color chart so that you can find out which hair shade your child will need. There are several internet sources that sell these. Sometimes you can find a used one on Ebay. Don't worry - your hair and makeup person will wash and set the wig or fall before your daughter wears it.

Dress: You'll need a gorgeous dress in a color that will enhance your child's natural beauty and coloring. If your DD (pageant lingo for darling daughter) is under the age of ten, she'll need a short dress with a full cupcake skirt and a lot of Swarovski stones. If she's over ten, she'll need a ball gown with a full skirt and Swarovski stones. The teen division starts at thirteen, and these girls usually wear a mermaid-style dress or either a ball gown with a skirt that's not so full. Your pageant coach can help you with selecting a dress. A good place to find used pageant dresses for sale is Ebay or on one of the voy pageant boards. If you want a new dress made especially for your DD, your coach can point you to a winning dressmaker. These dresses aren't cheap. A used competitive dress for a child will cost from about $500 to over $1,000. A new custom-made dress, of course, is usually significantly more. If you're not ready to purchase a dress, you can rent a good one for around $75 to $150 per pageant. Note: You might also purchase a cheaper dress online or from a shop and do the stoning yourself. Read my article about stoning.

Dress tips: Very few little girls can pull off wearing red, or any dark color, for that matter. Some pageants don't like to see 10-12 girls in strapless dresses. Even if you purchase a dress without straps, a pageant seamstress can add halter straps to match the dress. Your pageant coach can help you with color and style selection.

Flipper: Your DD will need a flipper - a mouthpiece that fits over her top teeth to give her the appeanance of perfectly straight, dazzling white teeth. You can find them online, or you can ask your pageant coach about where to find one from a reputable source. A flipper costs about $250-$300.

Shoes: Little girls in short dresses need plain white Mary Janes with a matte finish. These should be worn with white lacy ankle socks - but don't get the ones with too many rows of lace. Girls in the 10-12 division need a pair of clear, open-toed shoes to wear with their ball gown. Most girls like a shoe with a 3 or 4-inch chunky heel. The height raises the gown and the chunky heel gives the girl more stability when walking.

Hair and makeup: Have this done by a professional at the pageant. Price varies widely from pageant to pageant. At a small local pageant, you can get a good artist for around $65. At a big national pageant, this same person will charge more because of demand.

Tanning: If your DD is caucasian, she'll need to be tanned before going on stage. Many hair and makeup people also do tanning. Don't attempt to do this yourself to save a few bucks unless you have a lot of experience. Your DD could turn out streaked, spotted, or orange. The average price for tanning is around $25.

Jewelry: Little girls will need a pair of simple simulated-diamond studs. The older girls will need a pair of cluster earrings or a pair of dainty dangling earrings. These should be done in AB Swarovski stones or in colored stones that match the dress. Most of the little girls wear a choker that matches their dress. Girls in 10-12 with a halter neckline won't need a necklace, either. Otherwise, 10-12 girls can wear a necklace made of Swarovski beads in crystal, AB, stones to match the dress, or with a combination of stones. You can easily make your own necklace like this or buy one from a pageant person.

Number pin: When you enter the pageant, you'll receive your DD's number on a piece of paper that has to be pinned to her dress. The pageant staff will provide a straight pin for this purpose. This is okay, but a crown pin will look a lot better. You can find crown pins online and in pageant shops. Also, these are often sold at larger pageants by vendors set up in the lobby. The cost for such a pin is nominal, usually from $2 up to over $10.

Hair adorments: Most little girls wear a hair bow that matches their dress.The bow should have a few Swarovski stones on it to make it sparkle. Girls in the 10-12 division need a barrette that's adorned with Swarovski stones in AB, in the dress color, or in a mixture of both. Some girls wear silk flowers the color of the dress that have been embellished with stones and glued to a hair clip.

Pageant photos: The judges see and judge the photos before they ever see the girls. This is the judge's first impression of your DD, so make it a good one. It's a good idea to enter more than one photo. Include glitz and natural photos, and place each in a photo-protector sleeve. On the back of the photo, place a sheet that has the girl's name and age division.

Final note

Beauty pageants aren't for everyone. If your child doesn't want to compete in pageants, please don't force her to do so. This activity should be for the child - not for the mom. One of my granddaughters and my niece absolutely adore being in pageants! Another granddaughter, however, doesn't care for them at all, so we don't force her into them. Also, it's important for pageant moms to have the right attitude about competing. It shouldn't be all about winning. Think of it as a way to spend a fun day with your daughter, when she can be "princess for a day."

To read more about pageants, click on the article links below. Check back later, too - more articles will be coming!

You might need an additional outfit.
You might need an additional outfit.
A short dress with a cupcake skirt for girls under 10.
A short dress with a cupcake skirt for girls under 10.
A typical ball gown for the 10-12 division.
A typical ball gown for the 10-12 division.

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Dona Rosa 6 years ago from Tennessee

DOn't forget with costumes, some little girls are into the "cowgirl" mode, and that rocks, too. Princesses have their place, but so do cowgirls :)


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

My granddaughters are both - princesses and cowgirls! Thanks for reading!


elizabeth 6 years ago

i am a new person at pagents so this really helped me and my dather


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Elizabeth, I'm so glad you found it helpful! Did you see my other articles about pageants? The links are above. Good luck!


Natasia 6 years ago

Well I'm not really new to pageants but I was wondering since I'm African American though very light skinned should I get a spray tan to even out my skin tone


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Natasia, I would do that ONLY if it's needed for evening out your color. Most light-skinned AA girls and biracial girls have gorgeous skin, and you don't want to mess that up! Have you had judges comment before about your skin? Be sure to wear a gown that really shows off your natural color. All you might need is a little lotion right before competing. Good luck in your quest for the crown!!


lily 6 years ago

hi habee this article really helped my daughter to get prepared for pageants. she is a glitz girl i were wondering...

Do you know/recommend any high glitz or glitz pageants for her ?


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Lily, where are you located, and how old is your DD?


Satincat (nickname) 6 years ago

What if your DD is a beginer? She is in the 10-12 division. Please help me.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Read my article about tips for beginners, or a first pageant.


Kaylee  6 years ago

I have a daughter who really wants to do a pageant but i'm not sure if I want her to. Shes is 11 so I think im going to let her try one, the only problem is that we live in canada and I cant find a glitz Pageant here. DO you have any sugestions??

Also, I would like to rent a dress for her first pageant incase she doest like it , do you know anywhere to rent dresses?


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Sorry, I know nothing about pageants or pageant shops in Canada. You might find an affordable dress on Ebay. She would need a ball gown in that age category. Look on cinderellasgowns, rissyroos, or promgirl.net.


Kaylee 6 years ago

Thankyou very much :)


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Kaylee, thanks for reading!


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Madison  6 years ago

Hi I'm trying to get my mom to let me enter a pageant but she thinks they are "an unrightous display of young girls in to much make up" how can I convince her?


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Madison, why not start with a natural pageant, where you don't have to wear makeup and expensive dress? Good luck!


Jearline 5 years ago

I'm just writing to get some helpful hints on my daughter first time doing a modeling pageant and need help preparing her and i never had experience in participating in this but i want to be able to help her succeed.


Rachel 5 years ago

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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Jearline, did you read my other pageant hubs?


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I'll send it along, Rachel!


Rachel McArdle 5 years ago

hi im 11 years old and want to enter pageants im trying to show my parents its a fun thing that i really want to do/ so is 11 to old to be entering my very first contest


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Rachel, you're never too young or too old to enter your first pageant!


Lilly 5 years ago

were can I buy semi glitz dresses for 12 year old girls in montreal (or online)


margaret 5 years ago

hi im 11 years old and i love doing pagents my favorite is to dress up but i cant seem to find my right fit can u help me?????

thxs


margaret 5 years ago

hi my name is Margaret and i love doing pageants and love dressing up my mom always tells me that pageants just make u happy or sad i said Ur not there to win or loose Ur there to have fun what should i do to convince her that its a good thing to be in a pageant

thxs


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Lilly, we've found all our dresses on Ebay!

Margaret, many pageant dresses are easy to take up or let out. You could also have one custom made just for you. Maybe your mom would let you try a natural pageant first!


Alexa 5 years ago

hi im doing a speech about beauty pageants and this helped me so much, but no offense but its against beauty pageants (for kids who r ages 0-5) but my best friend does pageants and i love watching them. so yeah great article!


Lisa 5 years ago

How much does pageant hair cost? I need to get some for my daughter for the next pageant


Kat 5 years ago

I want to ask my mom to let me go in a glitz pageant, but she is always saying when i watch Toddlers&Tiaras that "Those parents are exploting their children!" but deep down inside i really want to try one! Help! oh and do you know any glitzy dress shops for tweens in NYC??


maddiepeep 5 years ago

hi, i really want to do a pageant but my mom says im not ready and have to wait till 2012 i really wanna do one this year but i don't know what to do how do i convise her she said i already have the walk coverd but shes making me read like 50 hundred things plz help me i would love to do a pageant.


Jasmine 5 years ago

Hi Everyone,

I think I want to start putting my daughter into pageants, already. She is 8 months. We live in Canada, but I have no idea where I could find any pageants for her? Any help?

I have a seamstress who could make a glitz dress, need be, but I imagine my Fiancé will need baby steps to get her into this.

Can some of you ladies help me out?


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Alexa! Good luck on your speech!


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Lisa, it depends on type, length, style, etc. Look on Ebay!


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Kat, sorry, I'm not familiar with NYC. Look online and on Ebay.


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Maddie, assure her that you won't be upset if you don't win. Try to get her to attend a local pageant or two.


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Jasmine, search online for pageants in Canada. Good luck!


Kat 5 years ago

Oh ok i guess i'll do some research on my own. But do you or anyone else have some convincing things i could say to my mother to get me into a pageant? It would be a big help!


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Kat, maybe you could get her to read my articles about pageants?


Kat 5 years ago

Hey, i guess so habee, but then there is my fear of getting nothing in the pageant! i mean what happens if the judjes HATE me, because on toddlers&Tiaras there are some TOUGH judjes, and what happens if they think im UGLY! i mean i don't think that they usually say that but i want to do them but theres my mom and me getting blown away by these other girls!!D:


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Kat, the judges won't think you're ugly! Most kids' beauty pageants judges are kind. Sometimes it takes being in several pageants before you win.


Kat 5 years ago

Hey Habee! so I asked my mom if i could do a pageant and she said yes!:D so i was wondering...Where do you get hairpeices! i cant find a place online, and there isn't much publicity in pageants on the east coast so i was wondering if you new where to get wiglets, falls, or things like those!


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Kat 5 years ago

Hey habee! just asking again where do you get hairpeices? is it something that you do online or at your salon? or Do you get hairpeices in only spaciific places or salons?? I was looking online for some hair ideas for my photoshoot and they all looked extreme and by the looks of them i need some extra hair!Haha!Need to know!


Brooke 5 years ago

Hi im just getting started in pageants my little girl is 10 months she has been in 2 pageants & got 1st in her age both times i was wanting to know at what age do they start using wig, wiglet,fall,or mini-fall also where is the best place to get a color ring


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Kat, try Sidneysfashionfalls!


cail 5 years ago

hi habee


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, cail!


Kat 5 years ago

thanks habee and if there are any other places please tell!! i would love to know


Kat 5 years ago

And if there are any other places that you could get Wiglets please tell! It would be a huge help! Thanks!


Joanna 5 years ago

I live in Canada. My sister and I have already competed in a local pageant, I got high point. I really enjoyed it, and wanted to do more pageants. The only problem is I live in Saskatchewan, and there is nothing there. I was wondering if it is allowed for Canadians to compete in American pageants.


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Kat, we've usually used sidneysfashionfalls. Have youlooked on Ebay?

humanhair, thanks for reading!


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Joanna, congrats! Good question you asked. Why not email a few US pageant systems and ask?


tori 5 years ago

does the pageants usually have a theme?


purplejokes 5 years ago

I am brand new at the pageant world and have one or two questions. Is there usually a theme for talent? Do you know a good website for dresses?


Ashley 5 years ago

Hi,

I just found out I'm having a little girl! I want to do full glitz pageants with her, until the day she tells me no more. I know I did my first pageant when I was three months old and competed until I was 16. But that doesn't meant my daughter will. Anyway, there is a glitz pageant coming up two months to the day of my due date. Will she be too young to enter her? And at the rate babies grow, how early is too early to go ahead and buy the dress? will she need to wear shoes and socks just like the other girls?


Ysabel 5 years ago

are you being paid to advertise swarvoski or something? seriously, its not like the judges are going to notice if the contestant isn't wearing real diamonds or crystals. They're not bloodhounds, you know!


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Tori, some pageants have themes and some don't!


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Purple, there is sometimes a theme for talent, but not usually. check Ebay and the pageant boards for used dresses.


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Congrats, Ashley! I've seen infants win pageants. Yes, she'll need shoes and socks just like the other contestants, but the shoes can be soft-soled.


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Ysabel, Swarovski crystals shine way more than acrylic stones, and the judges can tell the difference. Also, after a while, acrylic stones become dull.


Hannah 5 years ago

Hi Habee!

I just turned 13 years old, and hopefully will be in my first pageant soon. One question about dresses, should I wear a full ballgown, or try a mermaid dress? In the pageant I'm planning on being in, the age group is 10-13. I didn't know if because I was with the younger girls, I stuck with the ballgown, or if because I am 13, go with the mermaid.

Thanks!


Ani 5 years ago

Is there anywhere you can get a cheaper flipper? I wasn't expecting them to be that much.


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Hannah, that's a good question. The age division makes it tricky. I'd go with the ball gown - it's a safe choice.

Ani, most flippers cost about the same. Look online for Unity.


cutie101 5 years ago

hi there! my mom's best friends daughter is going to compete in her first ever beauty pageant. She's four and is not shy and is a BIG diva, I would really want to be her coach but I don't know a lot about coaching do you have any advise? thanks :)


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Cutie, visit my pageant site for info about coaching. The link to the site is above - Ultimate Pageant Guide.


katie 5 years ago

i really want to do a pagent but my mom watches toddlers and tirras and is like no way


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denim202 5 years ago

my dauther is in pagents and tis helps alot


Julie baker 5 years ago

I have asked my mom to let me in pageants she said no and not to ask her again I've taken all ur advice but none of it works but I would do anything to be in pageants


Madison 5 years ago

Hi I am 12 I haven't told my mom I want to do glitz pagents yet, because I am afriad to tell her. And if I tell her she will Think that its WAY to expense, exspecialy glitz pagents. I want to do a glitz pagent soooooo bad but my mom is against them. WHAT DO I DO?!


Morgan 5 years ago

We are very new to the pageant world and have placed with a supreme title at the last 3 pageants my DD has done, but at the last pageant one of the judges told me that i needed to make sure that the eye makeup my daughter is wearing is the right look for a pageant bc what we are doing seems to be more dance makeup... are their specific guidelines for pageant eye makeup? my DD is 8... Thanks!


Selena 5 years ago

I Would love to be in a glitz pageant and my mom agrees but do you have to have a flipper I'm 11 and do i need a glitz dress because i saw some glitz girls who are 12 or 13 and they don't wear glitz dresses anymore also do u know anyone who can do a glitz picture in Canada Ontario Toronto because my mom doesn't know how


abbie 5 years ago

my daughter wants to be in pagents but it cost way to much do u know how we could do it and not pay hundreds of dollars


Heather 5 years ago

Is it ok for a 4 yr old to wear dress socks with open toed dress shoes for a pageant?


chardelle 5 years ago

hi,

im 11 and my mom finally agreed 4 me to be in pageants. im a colored girl but clueless about make-up and dresses that will go with my skin tone. i also want to know how to create my own pageant routine and make it look professional

thanks


chardelle 5 years ago

hey it me again

i also wonder where could i get a ball gown online for cheap

thanks


Mcplggte 5 years ago

Arent pageants so cool


Sammi 4 years ago

I have an infant and she'll be 6 months old when the pageant takes place. However, there is a Talent portion. How does a 6 month old participate in a Talent event? Can you give me some ideas please? I'm at a total loss. :(


shaianne 4 years ago

hi my name is shaianne and i am ten i was wondering what i could do for my pageant in dec


Danielle 4 years ago

hey i was wonder how much does glam pictures cost for the retouching and everything


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habee 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Katie, Toddlers/Tiaras isn't real life. I've run into few pageant moms and kids who were like the ones on that show.


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habee 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Lace wigs, thanks a bunch for reading my beauty pageants hub!


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habee 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Denim, I'm glad you found it helpful!


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habee 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Sorry, Julie. Did she say no to natural pageants?


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habee 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Madison, try to find a sponsor!


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habee 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Morgan, sorry, but I've never heard of that. Remember, though, that every judge is different.


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habee 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Selena, I'm not familiar with Canada. Sorry!


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habee 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Abbie, rent a dress. Sometimes you can also rent a wig or fall.


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habee 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Heather, a four-year-old girl should wear white mary janes, with dress socks.


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habee 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Chardelle, go to the link in the above article for tips about choosing a dress color. As for your routine, I suggest watching youtube videos. Good luck!


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habee 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Chardelle, check out Ebay and some of the pageant boards.


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habee 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Sammi, I have never heard of talent for a six-month-old baby!! Have you asked the director?


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habee 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Shaiane, what is it exactly that you want to know?


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habee 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Danielle, it depends on who you use and what you get. Expect to pay several hundred bucks for top quality glitz pageant photos.


Hayley Jewett 4 years ago

i have a question im interested into starting beauty pageants iv had experience with modeling but not pageants im getting braces on in a couple of weeks so can i wear a flipper with braces?


4 years ago

i'm new to pageant in i don't no wht 2 do


Maeggan 4 years ago

hi habee im 11 and i want to compete in glitz pageants

and i live in canada but my mom said that i cant compete but i really want to and any tips on convincing her? please help


skyla 4 years ago

im a little girl who dreams about being in pageants i have never done it any advice


skyla 4 years ago

oh sorry i forgot to say im only 9 years old and i really need advice on helping my mom to let me and its a spiecal dream of mine to be a pageants girl ,need help


Brianna 4 years ago

Hi Habee, I am 13 and I need advice on convincing my parents to let me do beauty pageants, much like Maeggan and Skyla. I really really want to do pageants but my family thinks that it is crazy, although I’m dead serious about wanting to compete. I have it on my Christmas list but it’s not likely that I’m going to get it. I have been searching for pageant clothes and hair pieces and coaches online just in case and I am trying to save up as much money as I can to see if my mom will let me do it if I use my own money. Please help me with advice on convincing my parents. Thanks.


Brianna 4 years ago

Hi Habee it's me again (and sorry that my last blog was so long) I just wanted to add that I have been also making my own routines for swim wear (I practiced it a lot and I really want to show it off at a pageant) and I need help on beauty and outfit of choice (I’m thinking that I want to do a western wear for it at my first pageant if I get to do pageants) do you know any good pageant coaches and also hair and makeup stylists. Thanks again.


Brianna 4 years ago

oh, and another thing (sorry that I’m bothering you so much) so I live in New York (Harrison, New York to be specific) and I have been looking online for beauty pageants with 13 year old age groups and I haven’t found any pageants for that except for Miss America and Miss New York and Miss teen New York and all of that stuff but I need a beginners pageant. my mom said that she might let me enter in pageants if I found a pageant I could do in New York but all of the pageants for my age that I have her of like Universal Royalty has pageants in the south and my mom doesn’t " want to fly all the way south for one stupid pageant". Do you know of any pageants for me in New York and/or a website address to help me find them?


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kld05 4 years ago from new jersey

hi, i was wondering if you could answer a question for me. i was thinking about possibly trying to get into doing hair and make-up for pageants, so my question for you would be would know how i should go about starting something like this. i would really appreciate any advice you could give me. thank you and i look forward to hearing back from you!!


jennifer 4 years ago

I am looking for a glitz pageant coach in georgia. Please email me a list of coachs if you know them thanks! taylorsmommie25@yahoo.com


Gracie 4 years ago

Hello I'm Gracie and I am 13 and i am getting the money to go into a pageant and I am certain that I want to do a glitz pageant cuz I love dressing up. I really like the article and was wondering if u were a coach or if u knew so chep coaches because the Lilly hood of u living near me is unlikely. My mom and sister don't like pageants but I really do and I have already made up a routine and have done a lot the other problem is my mom won't buy stuff or let me buy stuff off the Internet and I can't find anything down town everything is on the Internet plez respond thank you sooooooooo much talk to u soon


Saffy 4 years ago

My mom thinks pageants are demeaning to women especially glitz but I really want to compete. Shes says 10 year olds (I am 10) should"t do it so please help me convince her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


tara 4 years ago

yea sane here but im 11 she says if i do it she will make me get my eyebrows plucked do you know how much that hurts!!!!!!!!!


amber 4 years ago

My daughter is 2 and wwe have done 6 natural pageants and she has won all of them,. We have about 6 more to do before may.. she is going to be going to state finals. even though we have been doing pageants its still always new. for state would you have any pointers on how she can stand out from the crowd.. this will be natural but the girls do wear semi glitz dresses.. she has #14 hair color light golden brown and brown eyes what would you think would be a good color dress for her.. thank you


asuki 4 years ago

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Evette 4 years ago

My name is evette i am 12 years old i really want to be in pageants my mom wants me to be in them to but we don't know where to begin can you help us


aly 4 years ago

i 9 and i want to be in pageants so bad


aly 4 years ago

im 9 and i want to be in pageants so bad for the show todders and tiaras and this has been so helpful but i need to find a sign up sheet but where and i need a dress where do i get them


farida 4 years ago

i'm 11 and i live in egypt no beauty pageants for kids here. Are there any in the USA that will allow me to join?


Dolly 4 years ago

Hi, I'm 13 and desperate to do a Glitz pageant after watching countless episodes of Toddlers and Tiaras on YouTube. As several other girls in similar situations have said, my parents (especially my Dad) do not approve whatsoever. I'm too scared to ask because I know what the reaction will be after hearing their opinions on the matter. I am based in the UK, which makes it even harder for me to compete as the only pageants over here are natural(ish), but I am thinking of offering to arrange everything I need for one, and the next time we are in New York, entering.. That is, if my parents actually agree. I'm not really interested in doing natural pageants, so doing them in the UK isn't a great option for me. Any ideas? Thanks.


aly 4 years ago

my name is alyssa habee please help me im 9 and im trying to get my mom and dad to let me be in pageants my parents are divorced so how would i do pageants i have been doing so much research and doing all the work on trying to find a dress and a sign up sheet for the show toddlers and tiaras please help

forever

-alyssa


Jen W 4 years ago

Looking for advice for a first time boy entering a pageant


aly 4 years ago

i keep posting please reply

forever

alyssa


aly 4 years ago

habee please reply im all alone on finding pageant stuff


epicbunny 4 years ago

I am doing more of a beauty walk thing for my school and I was wondering what color would look best with my brown hair, blue eyes, and kinda tanned self. I also am wondering what I should fill in here:

*Name goes here* is the daughter of: *Names go here*.

My parents are divorced and my mom is remarried. What should I do?


Ashapash 4 years ago

i REALLY want to do a natural pageant but the problem is my family is really tight on money i am only 11 and am gonna start babysitting soon but i don't know how much total it would cost can you help NO GLITZ (i live in WA)


Ashapash 4 years ago

i don't even care if its habee who helps... just somebody :) thanks


carmen 4 years ago

Do you exactly have to have a coach to try to win, because they are VERY exspsive?


Brianna 4 years ago

I'm 12 and having my first pageant in a month. I have no clue how to walk. I mean its just a school pageant but I'm gonna be in real ones I need help. Oh and one more thing, my dad thinks pageants are bad.


lilliemeade 4 years ago

im lillie i am 11 years old this really helped my mom and i so thanks


Tiffany 4 years ago

Go to facebook and post on the "New to Pageants" and they help answer questions. Dallas Pageants www.itsyourpageant.com


aly 4 years ago

help im desprate after watching several episodes of toddlers and tiaras i NNNNEEEEDDDD to be on that show please help i don't care if its not even habee some one just help please im desperate please helpme i need a dress need a sign up sheet please help

-alyssa


sarah 4 years ago

I'm entering my daughter in the universal royalty pageant in plano tx... It will be her first one. And she will be 1year old. What will I need beside dress shoes and socks.. she has enough hair to put a small ponytail so will she need a small fall? What about make up? Anyone with tips please email me at babyj21111@gmail.com


helen 4 years ago

I want a 100$ flipper i need help


Chiara Brambilla 4 years ago

hello everyone, I'm an italian documentary filmmaker living in NYC right now. Last year I did a documentary about 3 eleven years old girls who models and work in the entertainment industry in milano. the film got screened on italian tv's and got a lot of attention on te topic. Now that i'm in New York i would love to know more about the experience of american children, parents, casting directors (anyone involved in the beauty pageants/fashion business can have an interesting point of view for me!) who work in the world of beauty pageants and/or modelling, advertising.

if you're interested to get to know more about the project, and for being interviewed, just send me an email at enivid09@hotmail.com


Kaya 4 years ago

I really want to do a glitz beauty pageant im almost 12 my friend is doing it too. How do i convince my parents to let me do pageants? Please respond.


emily 4 years ago

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Diana 4 years ago

Hi I want my mom to enter me in a pageant , I was thinking that we could start with a natural pagent, how can I convince her to enter me in one?


SammiJo 4 years ago

Hi, um... I just was watching toddlers and tieras and what they do looks so fun. There's only one prob. I am a very athletic sports kid and if I ask my then she will laugh at me intill she knows I'm serious. If my friends find out then they won't think of me as a sports kid anymore. I don't want that to happen. And I prob won't even like it but what if I do. I don't no what to do and need help!


Makinly Sage 4 years ago

hi im going to do my first pageant in the summer and i don't know much about the walk and facial expressions and the general attitude on stage


hollie 4 years ago

hi i want to know how much does it cost to enter a pageant


Charity 4 years ago

im black can i be in a beauty pageant ? If so, do you know if there are any in Jackson MS?


Izabella 4 years ago

u can be any race to be in a pageant. www.missheartoftheusa.com: Try this don't know if helps.


Saffy 4 years ago

Aly try dreamdollsworld.com. This pageant is in Canada.


Saffy 4 years ago

Habee I need help on how to convince my parents to let me enter a pageant! ANYONE!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!


kayla 4 years ago

pageants are a waste of time and money


Estella Ruiz 4 years ago

Hi

I am doing my first pageant and I don't know where to find winglets online, do u think u can help me?


tiana 4 years ago

Im a senior high school student and im doing an research on child pageants and find it so sad how mothers are obsessed with getting their daughters, "glitz". Really people? Temporarily staining your childrens skin, and giving them false teeth, but giving it a better looking name called "flippers". Pageants should be more natural and less fake.. don't get me wrong i love getting make up on and putting cute otufits on and going out with all my girlfriends, put to compete for beauty, and pay people to make your daughter a better competitor is just sad. And fake hair? Amazes me. Common people, be more natural and stop teaching your daughters to be fake, and something they're really not.


lakelynns mom 4 years ago

Tiana... u r so off its unreal! everyone is entitled to their own opinions but atleast get the facts right! A spray tan doesn't. Stain skin it sits on top of it like ur makeup and can be removed with hand sanatizer at any time. Have u ever been in a sport at all? Just like a sport u dress for the occasion and try to be ur best it requires skill just like a sport and in a way a judge is like a ref. They point out when ur not doing things correctly so if pageants are bad so is football baseball lacrosse soccer tennis and everything else! Not everyone uses a hairpeice but if ya ask me its a safety maneuver. U curl ur wiglet to give u the big hair look without burning ur natural hair... and finally what do u mean making them be something they are not? What beauty queens? Our daughters are beautiful that's why they are in pageants! didn't u ever wanna be a princess for a day when u were younger?


Godgirl7 4 years ago

Hi Habee!

My little sister is interested in competing in glitz pageants, but this is her first one, and I was wondering if you knew any ideas for a denim wear competition that would wow the judges.

Thanks!


Madison 4 years ago

Hi, I've been watching toddlers and tiaras for a while and I've always wanted to do glitz pageants. I've seen older girls do it like 18+ and I'm 17. is that to old to start? I feel like it is. But I've been thinking about it a lot because I know when I have a kid I want her to do pageants. Can you help me find pageants close to my area for my age? And where i can get all the necessary items for it? thanks :)


Adel 4 years ago

Hi Habee,

I'm 13 and would LOVE to enter a pageant, but I'm not sure if my mum will let me, is there any sort of way to let me enter one? Also I have a few spots but there clearing up very nicely, Also what kinda dress do I need?

- Thanks, Adel


angel 4 years ago

i am not new to pageants and i kill it on stage so anyone that has been doing it for a long time watch out cause im good


elsaparra 4 years ago from france

hi, i'm elsa 22 years old, student in photography in an art school in Paris, for a project on a futur ersamus, i would like to make a photographic reportage about beauty pageants in california. I would like also to establish contact with families interested by my artistic project. If you know people thanks to send me e-mail !

my website : elsaparra.viewbook.com


AAjanae 4 years ago

This helped me so much, I'm doing my first pageant in august. I got accepted to NAMiss Pageant.


hannah 4 years ago

hi i am 12 and i want to star doing pageants REALLY BAD but i don't know what kind of dress to wear because i am too old for a cupcake dress. should i wear like a cinderella prom dress or just like a long dress with no poof in it at all ?


Ashley 4 years ago

Do you know where i can find any pageant coaches or modeling agents in Michigan??


erica 4 years ago

i live in ca i want to do pagents so bad but my mom says NO.

i think its because their expsesive.can u help me?

to find cheap pagent dresses?

for a 11 year old girl.


Shaniqua 4 years ago

Hey girl! I'm 14 and my 12 yr old sis and I really want to try pageants. We have both had braces but should we buy flippers to enhance our smiles even ore by making them whiter?


Brianna 4 years ago

If u have braces u shouldn't get flippers because the flipper would be really big. don't worry, they wont take off points or anything like that if u have braces. i had braces 2 and iv also seen a number of people who won ultimate grand supreme who have braces


megan 3 years ago

Hi my name is Megan and I'm 15 and I love the show Toddlers and Tiaras and I really want to be in a pageant but I don't want to tell my mom because she thinks I don't want to be in them. Am I too old to start being in pageants? And how can I tell her? Even if I'm just in natural first. And I found a natural pageant by me but I can't find glitz. Can you help? Thanks


halfpint97 3 years ago

Oh and I have braces. Will that affect me at all? I'm above


halfpint97 3 years ago

hannah, get a dress that is a prom dress but don't get it too puffy. Get one that has only a couple layers.


halfpint97 3 years ago

Ashley, how old are you? And where in Michigan do you live? I might know some people


Paola 3 years ago

Disgusting. Why the h*ll would a grown person judge a child on their phiycsal apperance? It's sick. And the amount of makeup they put on those girls is ridiculous. I don't even know grown women who wear that much makeup in a week instead of looking like toddlers and young girls they end up looking like short 30 year old women.It teaches them the I'm pretty so I get money and fame and whatever I want! attitude, and teaches them that if they aren't as pretty as other girls, then they are not good enough. I know they have talent' sections in those pageants, but when it all comes down to it, it's about what they LOOK like. Again, what sick person would think it's okay to judge a CHILD on their physcial apperance?

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