- Before competing in a beauty pageant, competitors need to be critical of their appearance. First they should focus on their strengths. What can they bring to the competition? What are their aesthetically pleasing features? Where are they most proportional? Then they have to focus on areas that they want to work on by asking the opposite of those questions listed above.
- Competitors should always seek outside assistance when determining hair styling and color, and makeup options. It’s always helpful to get the opinions and assessment of others because it brings new and different opinions to the table. The more ideas thrown around, by the right people, the better the outcome will be.
- Fitness is an important aspect of doing well in a beauty pageant, but it is not the final determining factor. Proportionality plays a key role in how the judges determine scores. It is perfectly fine to be muscular but then competitors need to be muscular in a proportional manner. Bringing in outside help can be useful for working out so that their body is proportional for the competition.
Bethany Kludt also competes in National Physique Committee (NPC) Bikini competitions, in addition to beauty pageants.