Here is a letter I just received from a young girl. I left  the letter unedited to show that she actually IS a young girl.


Hello, my name is Michaela and i'm a beginer at pageants. I am 10 years old. I do not do "Glitz or Glamour pageants.' I try my best to overcome my shyness and accually be myself while modeling. I need some really good tips! I have only done two pageants: The Louisiana Crawfish festival(3rd alternate, Most Beautiful, and Fashion) and The Family Fun Fest in Larose, LA(no title). I have learned that preperation and practice were two things that are very important. I would be very happy if you could send me some tips for casual and formal pageants. I am trying to get a few scholorships for college and I am trying to get togeather some farmilliar pageant words and definitions. Thank you for your time,


Hello Michaela,

Thanks a million for writing and Congratulations on your decision to pursue the pageant arena in search for Excellence and education through the Art of Pageantry.

The more practice you get on stage and in Interview Competition, the better your Performance will be.

You are right at the Pre Teen age division. I recommend for evening gown to stick with SOFT colors and clear shoes. You can visit my website for shoes. There is a shoe called Crystal that is perfect for your age.

Keep Your hair down or pulled up half way for both Evening gown and Interview competitions. Use a cream foundation when competing for the total coverage look and pinks and corals for lips. No Shiny Eye shadows on stage, this makes the eyes appear swollen on stage.

I see you live in Louisiana. I have a pageant on June 13th in Slidell that is Open State Wide and it is Evening Gown and On stage Interview Only. Visit my site and click on Miss St Tammany Pageant.

We will be awarding over $14,000.00 in scholarships for Acting and Modeling!

Please check back often at for more FREE pageant Tips.

See You On The Runway!



Here is her response

Dear Miss Shelly,
I have read your responce to my e-mail. I live in Slidell so my mom is thinking about the Miss St. Tammany pageant. I am sooo excited! Thank you so much for the tips! I saw that you could win scholarships and I was ecstatic. I was also excited because the pageant was in a convenient location. Once again, THANK YOU!

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