Anatomy of Beauty Pageants | A Pageant Question and Answer Reviewer and a Total Guide for Aspiring Beauty Queens

Pageant Book

The book is divided into three parts. The first one contains the most common pageant questions and answers. I’ve listed down the popular pageant questions of all time, sample answers and some tips and guidelines to deliver a winning answer.

126 Most Common Pageant Questions
20 Casual Interview Questions
6 Pure Science Questions
12 Sports Related Pageant Questions
13 Common Subjects of Picture Questions
18 Symbols & Meanings of Common Things
9 Pairs of “Chose Between the Two”
11 Generic Phrases That Could Help You

All with Sample Original Winning Answers.

It was a conscious choice to put it on the first part, for I know
that the Q&A has always been trivial and puzzling to most
candidates. I would like to emphasize again that the answers
here are not meant to be memorized nor could it guarantee a
candidate’s chances of winning. These are but sample answers
which I fashioned on how my observation of what the judges
and audience liked in past pageants.

The second part of the book contains pageant tips from screening
to winning. It is basically Pageant 101. It introduces the world
of pageantry; its mechanics, criteria, background, segments etc.

Tips from Screening to Winning
General Pageant Tips
Pageant Reminders
Pageant Facts
General Things to Do
Pageant Walk
Anatomy of Pageant Questions
How to Answer in a Pageant?
How to Win a Beauty Pageant?
How to be Confident in a Beauty Pageant?
Pageant Practices
Judging Criteria and Scoring Systems
Sample Beauty Pageant Program
Does Skin Color Matter in Beauty Pageants?

For first timers, this book – the second part in particular – is very
important. It gives one the necessary information needed to be
in the know and fully understand and win a pageant.

I have also written some issues one must anticipate and how
they should be dealt with. This bit is essential for a would-be
candidate’s protection and security.

Transgender in the Miss Universe:A Gender Equality Issue
Miss Gay Contestants Deserve Respect Not Insults
Positive and Negative Effects of Beauty Pageants
Problems Encountered by Candidates and Coaches
Beauty Queens’ Code of Conduct

And finally, the last part lists down questions asked during our
local, and international main pageants.

Binibining Pilipinas Pageant Questions
Miss Universe Pageant Questions
Philippine Pageant Qualifications

Being a coach, I am with every candidate wishing for a shot at
a pageant title, and my way of helping is writing this book and
giving you fair knowledge of the competition.

Have a copy of the book and enjoy reading. May this book be your guide toward winning.

Gaudencio C. Callanta Jr.

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Philippine Pageants Qualifications

Binibining Pilipinas

  1. You must be aged between 17 and 26 at the time of the pageant.
  2. You must be single.
  3. You must have good moral character.
  4. You must at least be a high school graduate.
  5. You must have a pleasing personality.

Miss World Philippines

  1. You must have good moral character, charm, poise, personality and beauty of face and figure.
  2. You must be compassionate, intelligent, and able to speak intelligently in public places.
  3. You must be a person whose background is not likely to bring into disrepute the Miss World Philippines Beauty Pageant or the Miss World Title.
  4. You must be single, a female citizen of the Philippines, and not less than 16 years and 6 months of age nor more than 26 years old on the date of the Miss World Entry Date in the relevant year.
  5. You must be at least 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
  6. You must never have been through any ceremony either valid or invalid, and whether civil, religious or tribal, which is recognized as a marriage ceremony in any part of the world.
  7. You must have never given birth to a child.
  8. If you are below 21 years of age, you are required to obtain your parent’s/legal guardian’s consent on the Official Contestant Entry Form.
  9. You must not be representing or have represented the Philippines in any international beauty competition/contest/ pageant after winning any local and/or international beauty competition/contest/pageant.

Mutya ng Pilipinas

  1. The contestant must at least be a high school graduate.
  2. The contestant must be at least 18 but not more than 25 years old on the pageant year.
  3. The contestant must be at least 5’5” tall.
  4. The contestant must have a beautiful face and figure.
  5. The contestant must have an outstanding personality.
  6. The contestant must be smart and witty.
  7. The contestant must have never been married.
  8. The contestant must have never given birth/never been pregnant
  9. The contestant must have at least one grandparent in the direct paternal or maternal line possessing Filipino citizenship.

Please check their websites for updates:

Binibining Pilipinas

Miss World Philippines

Mutya ng Pilipinas



 

Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Question and Answer Transcript

Edjelyn Gamboa

Q: One of Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach’s advocacies is to stop cyber bullying, how will you help her with this advocacy?

A: If I win Binibining Pilipinas tonight, of course I will have the crown and having a crown is influential, and I will use my convincing aura of beauty to influence, especially the youth, that they shouldn’t let anyone makes inferior. That will be all. Thank you.



 

Dindi Joy Lacabe Pajares

Q: Dindi, in a few months we will have a new set of country leaders. what is your message to our next president?

A: My message to our next president is to be a person of being competent, a person who is transparent, and he or she should be someone with the desire to serve the people. I just want to tell him that, have a heart of a hero that is willing to fight for the sovereign dignity of our country. Thank you!

Maxine Medina

Q: Even if her parents can afford to send her to school, a 15-year-old girl wants to stop her studies, what would be your advice to her?

A: I would tell the little girl to study hard, no matter what their parents would tell them, “Because having an education is something that… something that… cannot have that anybody else [sic]…” “Education can make you even a better person. Thank you.

Nichole Manalo

Q: What is the toughest challenge a Filipina of your age faces nowadays?

A: For me, the toughest challenge the Filipina women of today faces is to be courageous, determined, and resilient. But what I would advise to her is to continue to have that quality because when you have that quality you can always stand for what you believe in, you make things happen; and you can transform, not just yourself, but the society into the best version of it.

Jehza Huelar

Q: How will you encourage a Filipino citizen, who is feeling hopeless, to cast his or her vote?

A: I would encourage a person who is hopeless by changing his mindset. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Thank you.

Nicole Cordoves

Q: Nicole, if you could switch bodies with somebody for one day, who would it be and why?

A: If I could switch bodies with somebody for one day, it would probably be our current president because I’d like to know how he handled every decision he ever made. It must have been so hard, even though sometimes it is sometimes unpopular. I would like to know how he brought the Philippines from being the “Sick Man of Asia” to the “Bright Spot of Asia”. I would like to get ad…how he thinks, how we get advice from our president. Thank you.

Kylie Versoza

Q: Hi Kylie. This question may sound familiar to you because it was a similar question to the final at Miss universe. Why do you deserve to win a Binibining Pilipinas crown tonight?

A: The person who deserves to win a Binibining Pilipinas crown tonight is the person who has worked hard for it and is willing to do everything – to continue the legacy of the Philippines. She is confident with an attitude (and personality) and has a personality; and I believe I am her. Thank you.

Jennifer Hammond

Q: Winning one of the crowns tonight will make you your country’s Ambassador of Goodwill. What international problem or issue would you focus on, and how would you address the problem?

A: I would focus on terrorism because I think that is one of the major problems of the world right now; and I would encourage people to fight for their beliefs by kind words, by communication because I think communication begets understanding, and understanding begets tolerance, and tolerance begets peace. Thank you.

Roshiela Tobias

Q: Would you compromise your integrity and personal values just to win a crown? Why or why not?

A: I won’t compromise my integrity just to win the crown because… for I believe what I stand for. I will just do my best just to do what is right for I believe God always sees everything that we do.

Apriel Smith

Q: The question is: women use make up to enhance their facial features, do you think it is appropriate for men to do the same?

A: For me, I think it’s not, because if you do believe your physical attribute is beautiful then you wouldn’t do and put on any make up on your face. And then if any woman would accept who you are and as you are, this includes the strength of a man and weaknesses to learn and to grow more. Thank you.

Joanna Eden

Q: And here comes the very easy question. If you are to choose between having a multi-million business or a crown, what would you choose, and why?

A: This might sound cliche, but I really think I would choose to have the crown because with the crown comes, not the responsibility, but the ability to inspire other people; and I really think if we start with each individual we can help better the world. Thank you.

Riana Pangindian

Q: If you had the chance to ask our own Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach one question, what would that question be?

A: How does it to feel to compete in Miss Universe? I would like to get some advice from her; and more than that, I would like to ask about her advocacy and how she is confidently beautiful with a heart in bringing joy and pride to our country. Thank you.

Angelica Alita

Q.: What do you think is the most undervalued profession right now and why?

A: I would say that the most undervalued profession right now is being a teacher because I believe that the teachers have a very big impact in the students right now — like they teach us every single thing we have to know whether it comes to social issues to physical things we have to fix; but they haven’t been appreciated much. Thank you.

Kimberle Penchon

Q: What kind of leaders do Filipinos need today?

A: Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. For me the kind of leader that Filipinos need today is a parental leader — someone who is parent enough, someone who sympathize with the people, someone who encourage them to go forward and approach their goals. Thank you.

Vina Prulla Openiano

Q: If men and women are equal, why do you think men ought to give their seats to women in public transports?

A: I think because they’re gentlemen and being a man they should be gentle to each woman. And I believe that we are all connected. What you do can help us and what we do can help everyone. Thank you!

Miss USA Pageant Questions

Miss USA 2016

  1. Define “confidently beautiful”?
  2. Legendary boxer Muhammed Ali passed away Friday night at the age of 74. What should be remembered most about his legacy?
  3. The Pentagon recently made the decision to open up all combat jobs to women. Now some have questioned where this has put political correctness over our military’s ability to perform at the highest level. What are your thoughts?
  4. Over the last four years, 17 states have passed stringent voting laws. Many civil rights leaders believe we are making it too difficult for people to vote. What do you think?
  5. One of the biggest challenges facing the United States is social and economic inequality. How do we narrow the gap between the rich and the poor?
  6. With Hillary Clinton expected to surpass the delegate count needed to win the Democratic nomination, my question to you is if the election were held tomorrow, would you vote Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for president, and why would you choose one over the other?


Miss USA 2015

  1. The Confederate flag, excessive force by police and same-sex marriage are all recent, hot-button issues in our country. What do you think will be the next that we need to tackle on a national level?
  2. Last year, CEOs in the United States made around 300 times as much as the average worker salary. Should the government impose boundaries on salaries of executives?
  3. Recently, comedian Jerry Seinfeld spoke out against political correctness in our culture. Do you think political correctness is hurting or helping this country and why?
  4. The United States has agreed to formally reopen its embassy in Cuba. Do you think this change will be a positive one for both countries?
  5. What would you do to improve race relations in the U.S.? Please be specific.

Miss USA 2014

  1. Would you agree, as what a recent New York Times story suggested, “narcissism is an epidemic” and America’s youth today are turning into a “hyper-entitled, self-absorbed generation.” ?
  2. Do you think college is still relevant in this day and age considering how hard it is to get a job after graduation, combined with the soaring costs of education?
  3. What sets you apart from the other finalists and why should we crowned you as Miss USA?
  4. Why she thought such crimes have been “swept under the rug for so long” and what colleges can do to combat that?
  5. Is the government right to release five Guantanamo Bay prisoners in exchange for American POW Bowe Bergdahl?
  6. Please say anything you wanted to our political leaders.

Miss USA 2013

  1. A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with children women are the primary earners yet they continue to earn less than men. What does this say about society?
  2. Government tracking of phone records has been in the news lately. Is this an invasion of privacy or necessary to keep our country safe? Why or why not?
  3. Due to the problem of binge drinking on college campuses, a growing number of college presidents are encouraging lawmakers to lower the drinking age. Do you agree that this would promote responsible drinking? Why or why not?
  4. Should people who leak classified documents in the name of public information be charged with treason? Why or why not?
  5. Miss Connecticut, the Supreme Court ruled that criminal suspects can be subjected to a police DNA test after arrest. Do you agree or disagree with this, and why or why not?
  6. In a recent beauty pageant bikinis were banned amid protests from religious groups. As someone who competed in a swimsuit tonight, do you believe such groups should have that influence? Why or why not?

Miss Universe Pageant Questions

Miss Universe 2015

  1. Why should you be the next Miss Universe?
  2. Earlier this year, there was a controversy in Philippines about the United States reopening a base in your country.  Do you think the United States should have a military presence in your country? (Philippines)
  3. Having experienced terrorism first hand yourself, what is the best way for government to combat this rising threat? (France)
  4. Australia is taking its first step towards legalizing marijuana. Do you think that is a good idea? And why?
  5. Drug abuse continues to be one of the world’s most serious social problems. What do you think is the best way to handle this issue?
  6. Few issues in the United States are more polarizing than gun ownership. The argument really heats up after major tragic events such as San Bernardino and Sandy Hook. What is your position on gun control?


Miss Universe 2014

  1. What is the greatest contribution of your country to the entire world?
  2. If you were given 30 seconds to deliver a message to a global terrorist, what will you say?
  3. What’s the biggest change you’d like to see for young women in the next generation?
  4. If you could remove the swimsuit competition from the Miss Universe pageant, would you? and why or why not?
  5. One of three women will experience violence in her lifetime. What can be done to get that number down?
  6. Probably all the time, people have asked you, what can men learn from women, but I’d like to know what could women learn from men?

Miss Universe 2013

  1. What would happen to the world if we could no longer use the internet?
  2. What is your opinion in places that do not allow women to vote, or drive cars?
  3. What is the most significant thing we can do help elect women to political offices around the world?
  4. What can be done about the lack of jobs for young people starting their careers around the world?
  5. What is your biggest fear and how do you plan to overcome it?

Miss Universe 2012

  1. If you could make a new law, what would it be and explain why?
  2. As an international ambassador, do you believe that speaking English should be a prerequisite to be Miss Universe? Why or why not?
  3. As someone who might be winning a modeling contract, how would you feel if you were told to lose weight or risk losing an assignment?
  4. What is something that you have done, that you will never do again?
  5. Like you, I wear swimsuit when I compete. What would you say to people who believe that women wearing swimsuits in a public forum reduces them to sexual objects?

Miss Universe 2011

  1. If you could trade lives with anyone in history, who would it be and why?
  2. Would you change your religious beliefs to marry the person you love? Why or why not?
  3. Nude beaches are common in some parts of the world. Is public nudity appropriate or inappropriate and why?
  4. What would you do to avoid fighting a war that you did not agree with it?
  5. If you could change one of your physical characteristics, which one would it be and why?

Miss Universe 2015 Question and Answer Transcript

Pre-Final Questions for Top 5

Australia

Q: Australia is taking its first step towards legalizing marijuana. Do you think that is a good idea? And why?

A: Thank you for that wonderful question Steve. Now this topic has brought positives and negatives and is quite debated.I believe that in certain circumstances, legalizing marijuana does have definite benefits. It has been found to be really amazing in treating cancer and has really really helped those very very sick. In that circumstance, I definitely do think that yes, we should, but the government should definitely weigh other options.



 

Philippines

Q: Earlier this year, there was a controversy in Philippines about the United States reopening a base in your country.  Do you think the United States should have a military presence in your country?

A: I think that the United States and the Philippines have always had a good relationship with each other. We were colonized by the Americans and we have their culture and our traditions even up to this day and I think that we’re very welcoming with the Americans. And I don’t see any problem with that at all.

France

Q: Having experienced terrorism first hand yourself, what is the best way for government to combat this rising threat?

A: In my opinion, to fight terrorism, first we have to know where the problems are coming from. We have to listen to the people who are committing these attacks. So, we have to find the problem at its heart and for us French, we have to learn to be happy, to live and to be among ourselves. Thank you.

Colombia

Q: Drug abuse continues to be one of the world’s most serious social problems. What do you think is the best way to handle this issue?

A: Good evening, everybody. The ideas that I have that we could use to eradicate these problems that are unfortunately affecting our world is in our homes to incentivize education for these problems because they continue to be large problems for the world.

USA

Q: Few issues in the United States are more polarizing than gun ownership. The argument really heats up after major tragic events such as San Bernardino and Sandy Hook. What is your position on gun control?

A: This is an incredibly difficult issue and the United States is constantly battling and weighting our options. I think it’s incredibly important that all individuals have the right to protect themselves and feel safe, but I also think that sometimes we need to look at safety as a whole — more than just our personal safety. So, I think we need stronger regulations. Specifically, I think that we need to pay attention.

Final Question for Top 3

Q: Why should you be the next Miss Universe?

USA:

I think that I should be the next Miss Universe because I am so passionate and so driven. It is my goal to inspire people from around the world- to believe in themselves, to be themselves and to follow their wildest dreams no matter what those dreams are. I want to work to bring equality towards men and women. It is time to step up into power women. And I want to empower women all over the world.

Philippines:

To be a Miss Universe is both an honor and a responsibility. If I were to be Miss Universe, I will use my voice to influence the youth and I would raise awareness to certain causes like HIV awareness that is timely and relevant to my country which is the Philippines. I want to show the world, the universe rather, that I am confidently beautiful with a heart. Thank you.

Colombia:

I am positive that I should be the third Miss Universe for my country Colombia because all I have of the attributes that a Latin woman has. I am a woman who is full of feeling and have the attributes that a women should have in Colombia and a Miss Universe should have for all of her events.

Miss Universe 2014 Question and Answer Transcript

Pre-Final Questions

Miss USA

If you were given 30 seconds to deliver a message to a global terrorist, what will you say?

If I were given 30 seconds to give a message to global terrorists is it? Okay. I would just [like] to say that, I know as Miss USA I could always spread the message of hope and love and peace and so I would do my very best to spread that message to them and everyone else in the world.

Miss Netherlands

What’s the biggest change you’d like to see for young women in the next generation?

I’m an ambassador for child prostitution and I want that child prostitution to stop, so that’s what I want for the next generation.



 

Miss Ukraine

If you could remove the swimsuit competition from the Miss Universe pageant, would you? and why or why not?

It depends on the situation. If it’s gonna be nice, why not? I feel comfortable in any things, thank you.

Miss Jamaica

One of three women will experience violence in her lifetime. What can be done to get that number down?

Crime is a global phenomenon, it does not affect just one nation and we as people of the world should work together to prevent it now.

Miss Colombia

Probably all the time, people have asked you, what can men learn from women, but I’d like to know what could women learn from men?

I believe that women… (her answer was unclear) I believe that there are still men who believe in equality – and I believe that is what women should learn from men.

Final Question

What is the greatest contribution of your country to the entire world?

Miss USA:

I am very proud to live in the USA and I’m honored to represent it and I feel like the contribution is just that we have a wonderful influence on the world and we can always help other countries if they need our help and we can give back as much as we can.

Miss Netherlands:

I am born and raised in Amsterdam. And Amsterdam is one of the most…and…very a lot of art and history.

Miss Ukraine:

Now, we have a very difficult situation in our country. And right now the very most important contribution is to direct all our energies to support our army and our people. We have to restore schools, we have to restore kindergartens and orphanages.

Miss Jamaica:

Well, as we all know, we have the home to legendary…Bob Marley who have contributed such great music to this world and the fastest man alive who have trailblazing the Jamaican flag.

Miss Colombia:

I believe that my country has been an example to be followed by the rest of the countries. We are persevering people no matter what obstacle we have in our our way and we continue fighting for that which we want to accomplish. Notwithstanding many difficulties we have gone through, today we our world leaders in many different matters. And I am quite proud to represent it before all of you.