Personal Introduction & Ambition Speech

This is your time to introduce yourself to the audience. The topic of this 20 second or less speech should be Who you are, Your Hometown, and What are your goals and aspirations in life? You may include additional exciting details about yourself such as your hobbies and extracurricular activities; however this speech cannot be longer than 20 seconds.  We can’t wait to hear all about your fabulous self!

 

  • Attire: Your Official Pageant T-shirt and your choice of bottoms (jeans, skirt, shorts, tutu, etc.).
  • What are the judges looking for? Confidence, Eye Contact, Poise, Grammar, and Voice Projection.

**Contestants ages 4-6 are required to recite their name and age only. However, they can elaborate more and tell us what they want to be when they grow up if they’d like.  **Contestants ages 7 and older are required to give their speech.

 

Life Skills Learned: How to properly introduce yourself, effective public speaking skills, eye contact, increased social skills

Casual Wear - Miss Red, White & Blue

In honor of Independence Day, the theme for this segment of the pageant is America the Beautiful.

 

    • Attire: During this segment of the pageant, we’d like to see you rock the stage with your most unique outfit of choice representing our great country, America!  Red, White, and Blue casual attire (off the rack or custom made) is great for this portion of the pageant, however, swimwear is not allowed.  Music will be provided so get ready to strut! We want to see your personality shine! A fun, bouncy walk is great for this portion of the pageant; however cart wheels and flips are not allowed.
    • What are the judges looking for? Creativity in your outfit choice, Smiles, Cute gestures like waving, hands on hips, thumbs up, attitude/spunk, and overall just having fun on that stage!
Life Skills Learned: Personal presentation skills, non-verbal communication skills, increased self-awareness

Inner-Beauty Personal Expression

Let your inner-beauty shine! In this segment of the pageant, participants are asked to give a 30 second or less personal expression about what Inner-Beauty means to them.  Feel free to talk about a personal character trait that makes you inner-beautiful, or deliver a speech about why inner-beauty is important.  This personal expression can be a simple speech, or you can be creative and recite a poem, song, or rap. Ages 4-6 can simply say and complete this sentence “My name is _______ and I am inner-beautiful because I am ________”. (Kind, smart, helpful, honest, brave, strong, etc.)

 

  • Attire: Anything goes. Be creative and wear an outfit that suits your personality. You can make a sign with your inner-beauty character trait, wear a shirt that says your inner-beauty trait (i.e. confident, truthful, respectful, etc.), or just wear an outfit that suits your personal inner-beauty.  This is your personal expression so your attire and props are your choice; however contestants are not allowed to use music in this segment.
  • What are the judges looking for? Confidence, Eye Contact, Poise, Grammar, and Voice Projection.
Life Skills Learned:  Effective public speaking skills, eye contact, increased social skills

Formal Wear

Who doesn’t like to dress up?  We know you do! For this segment of the pageant we want the spotlight to be on you while you wear your favorite dressy dress.

 

  • Attire: An elegant, age appropriate, floor-length gown is perfect for this segment of the pageant.  Your dress can be new, borrowed, or old…it doesn’t matter where it came from; it’s all about how you wear it on stage with confidence and elegance!  We will provide the music for this portion of the pageant; you provide the confidence!
  • What are the judges looking for? The judges will be looking for an elegant walk for this segment of the pageant.  They will not be evaluating the cost or designer of the gown, instead they will be looking for confidence, poise, and dignity projected in the contestants’ walks.  They will also be looking for eye contact, stage presence, smiles, and grace.
Life Skills Learned:  Walking with proper posture, presenting yourself with confidence and grace, increased self-control and self-worth

Community Donation

One of the goals of Miss Inner-Beauty America is to teach girls the importance of giving back to the community. During this portion of the pageant, each pageant contestant is asked to bring a new unwrapped toy, stuffed animal, or book for a girl ages 4 -17.  These items will be donated to girls at local family shelters.

 

  • What are the judges looking for? Each contestant will be awarded 10 points by turning in their new unwrapped toy, stuffed animal, or book at the pre-pageant Confidence Camp.  Please note that the item does not have to be expensive; the focus is more on helping others who may be less fortunate than the cost of the item.
Life Skills Learned:  Humbleness, a spirit of generosity, compassion, and concern for others