One of the most nerveracking phase of competition, especially for first time contestants, is the Lifestyle and Fitness category. While this should be a chance to show off your hard work, from living an active and healthy lifestyle, often times a good suit is a huge contributing factor to truly highlighting your body. The secret to earning points during the L&F competition is confidence, which is found from truly feeling as though you look your best. This is also made possible with a good suit.
There are many great pageant swimsuits companies out there, such as Kandice Pelletier and Jamye Shaw. They are able to offer high quality, often times custom, suits that fit and flatter your body. These suits, arguably the best, are also the most expensive.
Many local titleholders and contestants choose to shop for their suit at Venus or Victoria’s Secret. These suits, albiet less expensive, are not all tailored for pageants and should be purchased with discretion.
Personally, I was a fan of Target. They were mid-quality and mid-priced, but still made me feel awesome and look great. The trick is, knowing what makes a good suit and being proactive in your search to find it.
Last night I had the extreme pleasure of begin able to attend the Miss Fulton County pageant, located at Gloversville Middle School. It is always beneficial to watch pageants, even if you are not competing Not only only do you see first hand what it is like to be in the audience’s position, but you are able to pick up tricks and tips from the other contestants, and see who wins and will potentially be your competitor if you also move on to compete at State. Plus, above all else, it is great to support your pageant sisters as they compete for the crown. You want people supporting you, so it is always nice to return the favor!
I went with Lauren and my mom, and the Albany girls (Chelsea, Amanda, Adrienne and Anneliese) all drove out as well. We had bought tickets ahead of time, as sometimes they sell out, and were able to get a good place in line. We let the other girls cut in line with us, instead of going 5 miles out the door.
Not only did one very beautiful and talented lady gain entry to the Miss New York pageant, but nearly $8,000 was awarded in scholarship money. I think that’s one of my favorite parts about competing in pageants. The prizes go directly to the secondary education of the winners and runner ups.