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Unleashing Your Inner Confidence: Conquering Fear in Pageantry

Competing in a pageant can be a thrilling and life-changing experience, but it can also be incredibly nerve-wracking. Many contestants experience fear and anxiety leading up to the pageant and even during the competition itself. However, with the right mindset and tools, you can overcome your fears and give your best performance on stage.

Here are some tips on how to overcome fear while competing in a pageant:

  1. Practice, Practice, Practice: One of the best ways to overcome fear is to be prepared. Make sure to practice your routines and speeches until you feel comfortable and confident. You can also practice visualization techniques to help calm your nerves and visualize yourself performing successfully on stage.

  2. Focus on Your Message and Purpose: Remember why you entered the pageant in the first place and what you hope to accomplish. Focus on your message and purpose, and let that drive you forward. When you keep your goals in mind, it can help put things into perspective and give you the motivation you need to keep going.

  3. Connect with Other Contestants: Connecting with other contestants can help you feel less alone in your fears. It's likely that many of the other contestants are feeling just as nervous as you are, and talking with them can help alleviate some of the anxiety. Additionally, forming friendships and support networks can make the entire experience more enjoyable.

  4. Breathe and Take Breaks: When you're feeling overwhelmed, take a break to breathe and center yourself. Take a few deep breaths and visualize yourself succeeding. You can also take a short walk or do some light stretching to help release tension in your body.

  5. Embrace Your Nerves: Remember, it's normal to feel nervous before and during a pageant. Instead of fighting against your nerves, try embracing them. Use that nervous energy to fuel your performance, and remember that it's all part of the experience.

In the end, remember that competing in a pageant is about much more than just winning a crown. It's about growing as a person, building confidence, and making new connections. Embrace the journey, and don't let fear hold you back from reaching your full potential.


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Hi, I'm Brittany Goodman

Pageant Queen. Motivational Speaker. Founder of Strength Over Silence. Empowering Survivors & Breaking Barriers.

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Welcome to Bold & Beautiful, a blog documenting my journey towards the International United Miss 2023 pageant. Here, I share my experiences, challenges, and triumphs as I compete for the National United Miss title. I discuss topics that matter to me, such as body positivity, domestic violence awareness, public speaking, community service, and my platform, Strength Over Silence.


Through Bold & Beautiful, I aim to inspire and empower others by sharing my insights and perspectives. Join me on this journey, and let's uplift and encourage each other to be our best selves.

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