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Pageant Tips for First-Time Miss Fiesta Contestants

February 12, 2020

Hardworking, talented, and community-oriented: these are just a few ways to describe the young woman who gets to wear the Miss Fiesta crown. The Miss Fiesta pageant isn't just about good looks. It's about being beautiful inside and out.

Even the most brilliant and accomplished young women can feel a little overwhelmed getting on stage for their first pageant. But don't let anxiety stand in the way of this opportunity to shine.

Think you've got what it takes to wow the judges? Here are a few pageant tips to help contestants be successful in their first Miss Fiesta pageant.

Miss Fiesta Pageant Tips

The Miss Fiesta San Antonio pageant is unique among beauty pageants because it's a charitable event focused on community service. The goal of the Miss Fiesta pageant is to award a deserving young woman with the chance to serve her community and network with professionals in her field of interest.

Miss Fiesta wins much more than a crown and bragging rights. The award for winning this pageant is a professional paid internship to be able to create a personally meaningful project that will benefit the community.

The Miss Fiesta pageant is a lot of fun, but it's also a lot of responsibility. It requires dedication, drive, and compassion to be Fiesta royalty.

Understanding What Fiesta San Antonio Is All About

Miss Fiesta is first and foremost an ambassador of Fiesta San Antonio and the Fiesta San Antonio Foundation. Fiesta is a time of great food, fun, fiesta medals and fashion, and celebration, but there's also a lot more to it.

The biggest goal of Fiesta San Antonio to preserve and celebrate the rich history of the city and to serve its residents. Before you decide to try out for Miss Fiesta, it's a good idea to read up on Fiesta San Antonio's mission and goals.

As Miss Fiesta, it would be your job to represent Fiesta to the best of your ability. Make sure you share the same goals and values.

The Basic Guidelines

Applying for the Miss Fiesta pageant is simple enough, but it's important to make sure you pay attention to all the required guidelines. Here are some things to keep in mind when filling out your application.

  • You must be between 18 and 23 years old.
  • You must have successfully graduated from high school.
  • You must be currently enrolled in college or a university, and you must be in good academic standing.
  • You must live in or go to school in one of these counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, or Wilson.
  • You must never have been married, and you must have no children.
  • You must not have any visible tattoos or piercings besides pierced ears.

Include All the Required Documents with Your Application

Make sure you send all the required paperwork along with your completed Miss Fiesta pageant application. The documents required include:

  • an up-to-date resume
  • an official transcript from your most recent school
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a 3" x 5" headshot that was recently taken
  • your project proposal plan

You have to submit all the necessary paperwork before the deadline in order to be in the running. If the judges decide you're a good candidate, it's time to prepare for the panel interview to move on to the next round.

Your Proposal Plan

A well-thought-out project proposal is one of the most important responsibilities of Miss Fiesta. It should clearly present your vision for a community service project that will benefit San Antonio and its residents.

Do you have a passion for local history? Maybe you love helping children in underserved neighborhoods? Here are the areas you can choose to address for your project:

  • arts and culture
  • history and heritage
  • safety and environment
  • health and wellness
  • education

In your proposal, be sure to include the goals of the project, the timeline, and why the project is important. Show the judges why they should be as enthusiastic about it as you are.

Brush up on Your Public Speaking

Miss Fiesta has to do quite a bit of public speaking. Make sure you're comfortable with addressing a crowd. You want to be able to represent yourself with confidence.

Even if you're pretty comfortable with presenting to an audience, it never hurts to practice. This will help ensure stage fright doesn't strike unexpectedly.

And What If You Win?

Even if this is your very first pageant ever, it's important to make sure you're prepared in the event that you do take home the crown. Winning Miss Fiesta is an exciting honor, but it also comes with a lot of hard work.

Make sure you're prepared to be dedicated to all the responsibilities that come with being crowned Miss Fiesta. These include carrying out your project plan, attending all required Fiesta San Antonio events, and representing the organization and the community in the most positive light.

Think You've Got What It Takes to Be Miss Fiesta?

The Miss Fiesta San Antonio pageant is an important Fiesta event and a huge honor to win. The winner of the Miss Fiesta pageant has the opportunity to give back to the community through her awarded internship and community service plan.

As a representative of Fiesta San Antonio, she has the opportunity to be a big part of the mission to celebrate and preserve the culture and community in San Antonio. These pageant tips will help you be prepared for all these exciting opportunities and responsibilities.

Think you've got what it takes to be the next Miss Fiesta San Antonio? You can read over the pageant application requirements in more detail right here.

Want to learn more about Fiesta and all the great things to see and do in the San Antonio area? Check out our blog for all things Fiesta.

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