Pageantry shows create opportunities for many Nigerian youths as it is normal to see ladies build a career in modelling, and grow to become beauty queens.
Agbani Darego has become a household name today because of pageantry shows. Some ladies do this as part-time job while others take it as full-time job.
There are many benefits of being a beauty queen and these attendant benefits explain why many Nigerian ladies build a career in modelling.
So, do you want to be Miss Nigeria? Do you want to be a celebrity to be loved by all Nigerians? Have you ever pondered on what judges look out for?
If your answer to these questions is yes, then there are qualities you have to either naturally have or develop. Now join me as I reveal the qualities required of beauty queens in pageantry show in Nigeria.
You also have to understand that being a beauty queen in Nigeria is no rocket science as all you need do is to develop the qualities I will discuss because they are the qualities judges look out for.
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Qualities required of Beauty Queens in Pageantry Show in Nigeria
Now join me as I explore the qualities required of beauty queens in pageantry show in Nigeria.
1. Beautiful. There is a saying that every lady is beautiful in their own way,and there is another saying that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
So, there are many different views as to what beauty really portends but one thing is clear, there are unique qualities people see in a lady and they are convinced she is beautiful.
Invariably, some beauty is really obvious and yours must be obvious to be a beauty queen in Nigeria. Some ladies often say that everyone is beautiful and all that ladies require is a little touch and they will glow. True!
But you just have to make that little touch and glow before appearing before the panel of judges. This is because if you are not obviously beautiful, you have no business trying to be a beauty queen.
Therefore, beauty is one of the qualities required of beauty queens in pageantry show in Nigeria. Remember that you wish to be a beauty queen therefore you must be beautiful to be one.
2. Self-confidence. Yes, self-confidence is one of the qualities required of beauty queens in pageantry show in Nigeria.
If you are a shy type, then forget ever being a beauty queen unless you work on your confidence. You can’t be asked to speak before millions of Nigerians watching across Nigeria and abroad, and you will be panicking and shivering.
This is true. If any judge in that seat notices such flaws, you are disqualified automatically. Self-confidence is king in the pageant world.
Judges want to see a lady who can confidently face the camera and the crowd without shivering. So, you must work on yourself so as to portray amazing self-confidence.
But don’t let this creep into arrogance as there is a thin line dividing the two qualities. Yes, be humble and persuasive while speaking.
3. Intelligence and charisma. These two qualities go hand in hand. Every beauty queen must be able to influence people’s decisions and attributes using her intelligent question-answering ability.
Being intelligent and charismatic will help you to answer many questions thrown at you by the organizers intelligently and the audience will be wowed.
Nobody wants to see a beauty queen who takes 2 hours to figure out simple questions and answer them. When you exhibit your intelligence and charisma, you will make audience and judges easily fall in love with you.
These qualities will endear you to Nigerians and people will learn to love you real quick. Yes, that is the whole idea!
Hosts throw questions at you to assess how intelligent and charismatic you are. So, intelligence and charisma are definitely qualities required of beauty queens in pageantry show in Nigeria to clinch that crown.
You have to be as charismatic and intelligent as Agbani Darego.
4. Ability to walk. For you to be a beauty queen in Nigeria, you must learn how to catwalk, and judges want to see a lady who does that perfectly.
Do not assume you are already good at it. No! Enroll in agencies or get experts to train you in how to do it and do it well.
The way you walk in your house is not the same as the way you walk on that stage. Therefore, you must master your walk and get used to it.
Remember the judges are really looking for that beautiful and super sexy lady who will wow the audience with her walk.
You must also learn how to pose before a crowd, and don’t be shy while you are at it. Well, you can have that amazing look and beautiful dress on, but not getting your walk right is enough to disqualify you.
In summary, this piece on qualities required of beauty queens in pageantry show in Nigeria goes to explain in full those unique qualities judge look out for.
Believe it or not, if you don’t have those qualities, just kiss that dream of being a beauty queen in Nigeria goodbye. Beauty queens are influential and able to inspire people with their stories.
Being beautiful isn’t enough you must have these unique qualities I explained above to emerge a beauty queen in Nigeria.
Winners of beauty pageants are often given amazing gifts like flashy cars, cash prizes, all-expense paid overseas trip, get signed by brands to advertise for them (like ambassadors) and other benefits.
Thus this explains why many Nigerian ladies build a career in it. Even though many critics have argued that Nigeria tends to celebrate beauty more than brains, which they say will not lead the country anywhere, but the beauty pageantry organizers often lend a deaf ear to it because of the glamour, excitement and enthusiasm Nigerians show towards the show.
All Nigerian ladies who wish to be beauty queens in Nigeria must learn and master those qualities, and where any of them is lacking, they must fill the gap.
I have written an article on the qualities you must possess as a beauty-queen wannabe, and how to develop them on this blog. Therefore, this is a sequel to it. So, search for that piece to learn ways to develop these qualities where they are absent. Do that right away!
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