It was only a matter of time. I’m back in the game.
As a performer, the process of pageant training has reminded me of the days of ongoing rehearsals, late nights, studying lines, molding myself into a different character, always trying to one-up the other actors, attempting to prove that you’re prettier than the lead actress… Kind of but not really. (Pageant girls are actually much nicer than actors.) I missed the experience of being on stage. Oddly enough, the pageantry world allowed me to adopt a theatrical persona while also improving my own character traits. On this behalf, I’m going to be back in the glitz and glamour. However, this time around, it’s definitely a different mindset.
After competing in January, I was ready to jump back into any and every pageant possible. I was hunting for anything in which I was eligible, which quickly shot out a number of pageants based on height and age, which completely confused me. I didn’t understand how a woman less than 25 years of age was supposed to be so worldly on international news and truly make a difference with a system coaching her and telling her everything to do and say. Then, I didn’t understand the height requirements and how that delegates what an idea woman is supposed to be. None this made sense to me considering that I saw some women with incorrect grammar use, no knowledge on local news, not even versatile or cultured. Nonetheless, maybe those systems were not for me or my career path.
So, I searched and finally found something to satisfy my pageantry needs. At this point, it is no longer solely about the experience, but the personal and community gain. I love the fact that platforms actually mean something. It excites me to get back full-fledged into advocacy and community service and building awareness around the people I know. Isn’t that what it’s all about?
The next several months will be about building my campaign. I’m thrilled, excited, and can’t wait to make it all happen.
Besides, I need motivation to stay pageant-thin 😀