The first step to entering the beauty pageant is submitting your application (submission form, platform statement, and pageant resume), a photo (typically a headshot), and an entry fee. Applications can be written or electronic.
- Pay special attention to the photo that you submit to pageants because it is the photo that will end up in the pageant program book and will represent you to judges as their first impressions of you.
- The pageant director will review the application you send over and decide whether or not to consider you as a finalist to compete in the pageant alongside the other participants.
- Be sure to include all of the components of your application at one time to ensure that everything is submitted by the deadline.