There is no point of comparing yourself to others. Would the committee decide to accept you as an official candidate if you are just a duplicate of the other candidate? It is time for you to know who you are and what you must do. How did you outweigh the other applicants anyway if you are less?
Experienced candidates can be intimidating but they are also in the same way intimidated to fresh faces. Beauty pageants are fair when it comes to age or how long one has been competing in the industry. It is never part of the pageant criteria. The skills gained by an experienced candidate may not be enough sometimes to outweigh the aura of a promising beauty queen.
It is not actually the years that you have been in beauty pageants that matter. It is the amount of effort to learn the industry. Learn tricks, practice right, read pageant websites, watch pageant clips and videos, learn from trainers, know the criteria, beautify yourself and know how to fashion yourself. With all these, you would become a threat to anyone.
The key is, do something. How often I have seen candidates just starring to their fellow in awe instead of doing something. Girls, do not copy the title holders. You cannot be the best when you copy someone else. You are always next to her or worst, since you are not use to what they do best, you will be the last.
When you copy, you do not learn. You need to learn by doing something you are comfortable at and on your own. Fear is cause by ignorance. When you are not confident, you have a fear. Be it slight or great that is fear. The only thing to cure that is knowledge, the opposite of ignorance. You have to do something. You have to learn. Ask your trainer to learn the walk and talk. Read from valid sources whatever the things you do not understand. With knowledge and experience, you eradicate ignorance, fear, and lack of confidence. This is the start of your own confidence.
One or some of the candidates may really be beautiful afar from the others. That happens. But that is not the only one that matters. If you do not seem to belong to these lucky girls, beautify and get dressed. Visit the salon for your hair and nails. A lot of girls are really beautiful or pretty just because they have gotten the fitting style and proper care for their hair.
The next thing to consider is you might want to have a body scrub and a visit to your dermatologist. After doing these things, check your wardrobe. Make sure you always get yourself fine dressing. Not necessarily extravagant but neat, fitting, and catchy. Hair, skin, make-up, and a good fashion sense will complete this area.
After you have check yourself, I would remind you that beauty is not the only thing in the criteria. We just made the best possible things to compete with these lucky girls in this area. Now, if you think you can’t beat their beauty, beat them with your confidence. Confidence, if you do not know, makes someone really attractive and interesting. Nothing can be much worse than a pretty woman who is not interesting.
Stop gossiping the other candidates. Remember, you do not have time. Plus, when you gossip them, you put yourself beneath them. You are pushing them upward while you push yourself downward. People often talk about people they are equal to or people they can’t beat.
Make friends with the other candidates and all the people. In reality, friends, memories, and fun are much more important than the crown later on. However, do not forget to compete.