Pageantry: More Than Just a Crown

Pageantry, often misunderstood, is so much more than just crowns and sashes.

It’s about sisterhood. It’s about a personal journey of self discovery. It’s about the lifelong friends you make, the bonds that form backstage, all because of one shared goal. It’s about cheering for each other, not just because it’s the ‘nice’ thing to do, but because they genuinely WANT each other to succeed.

Pageantry teaches poise, self-confidence, and resilience. It’s about learning to stand tall, not just on the stage, but in LIFE. It’s about picking yourself up after you fall, dusting off the disappointment, and trying again(and again, and again!). It’s about celebrating the biggest victories, yours AND the victories of others, with grace and humility.

The interview skills and social skills girls develop through pageantry are invaluable and reach far beyond the stage. They learn to articulate our thoughts eloquently, boldly, and confidently. They learn to listen, to empathize, and to connect with people from different cultures, backgrounds, and abilities.

We all know that winning that sought after title is wonderful, but not winning can be just as powerful to these girls. It teaches them to persevere, to keep striving for their goals and chase their dreams, no matter how many times they stumble. It’s about understanding that winning doesn’t mean ‘no’ it only means ‘not yet.’ Every single setback is a setup for a comeback.

Because in the end, it’s not about the crown. It’s about the journey, the transformation, and the person these girls become during the process.

To everyone who’s ever questioned the value of pageantry, I’ll leave you with this:

Pageantry is so much more than a sport or a ‘silly’ hobby. It’s more than sparkly dresses, crowns, and ‘looking pretty.’ It’s a life-changing journey of growth, friendship, and self-discovery. It’s about girls becoming the best version of themselves and most importantly, inspiring others to do the same. ✨👑

Olivia Johnson Facebook January 30, 2024

Photo credit: BluDoor Studios

Emissary Pageants International Congress

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