Rita Young Allen, MA, MS

Beauty Pageantry

Rita Young Allen | About Rita | Keynotes | Concert Soloist | Performance Genres | Ministry | Pure CBD Oil | Contact Me! | Allen Hall Manor | Ms. Senior America

Four Basics...
Although beauty pageants are very multifaceted, there are four basic categories that a contestant must master in order to even be in the running!  Those four basics are:  Modeling, Interview, Talent and Attire.  If any one of these are weak, it will tremendously reduce the score.  Having competed, and also having judged local and state pageants from Boston to Florida, I have a comprehensive understanding of the qualities that make a difference.  Those qualities are universal and change only slightly over time.  With more contemporary pageant systems, just as in almost any other area of life, fads come and go; but in the solid basic pageants with quality judges, beauty is beauty...whether it is modeling beauty, speaking beauty, talent beauty or clothing beauty!  Stick with the basics.  They will render you success, and maybe even cash or scholarships!     ~Rita

Modeling:
There is quite a difference in pageant modeling and runway modeling.  There is a basic footwork in pageant modeling that is not confusing and is simple to learn.  Shoulders, hands, breast bone, and foot placement can create an air of elegance or farm life!  The timing of the head turn even matters!  After learning modeling for a pageant, you are so much more confident in everyday life!  You don't feel like that bull in a china shop I spoke of in my Personal Development link!     ~Rita

Interview:

The goal of a beauty pageant is not to simply see who is the most beautiful physically, but rather to see who will represent the title in the most beautiful, complete package.  We ladies in the south have a fascinating accent to those who are not from the south, but many pageants do not want a winner who has a heavy southern drawl, especially if the pageant system is a national system.  They also want a winner who is somewhat familiar with current events, local happenings and even some history.  I have over 500 interview questions that have been used in actual pageants.  We will not only work on the way you answer the questions, but also on the content of your answers.  If you don't leave the interview as a knowledgeable breath of fresh air to the judges, they probably won't remember you!     ~Rita

About to enter a pageant??
Don't be fooled!
Expertise does matter!

Talent:
Most pageant systems do include Talent.  The talent you choose is important, but not nearly as important as your execution of it.  I have told my students for years that you can find many people who can sing a beautiful song, but they are few and far between who can reach in and squeeze your heart for three minutes and leave you feeling as if you have just visited another place!  That's what talent is all about!!  I have attended many pageants where I knew that the judges had very little musical ability or understanding.  Guess how they chose the talent winner?  That's right!...the one who impressed them the most!     ~Rita

Attire:
Clothes do matter!  It matters how they hang on your body.  It matters how well the color compliments your features.  It matters how they move when you walk.  It matters where they pull when you sit.  It matters if your clothes are an extension of you!  It matters!

What many call talent is nothing more than doing continuous hard work in the right way!

Rita Young Allen Teaching Credentials.....
Master of Science in Management Leadership (Healthcare Administration)
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (Counseling, Emergency Management, Public Administration)
Executive Director & Marketing Director for two National Healthcare Corporations
Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Minor in Music Education
Associate of Arts in Vocal Performance
Music School Owner for 24 years
Performed at Carnegie Hall with Private Choirs, 6 years
Church Music Minister, 30+ years
Published Author, "The Sheaf Dreamer"
Columnist, 20+ years
President of Alabama National Speakers Association, 3 years
Public & Private School Teacher, 10 years (Choral & Drama)
Pageantry, Top Ten, National Competition of Ms. Senior America & Alabama State Director

Rita Young Allen, Keynote Speaking Professional / Concert Soloist / Published Author / Emcee

Pure CBD Oil Health Coach...living Pain Free!

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (Concentration in Counseling) from Jacksonville State University.

Master of Science in Management Leadership (Healthcare Administration) from Troy University.

Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Minor in Music, from Jacksonville State University.

Associate of Science in Music Education, Vocal Performance

Snead State College, Gadsden State College, and Wallace State College.

Email Rita

collage3.jpg

Copyright 2020 Rita Young Allen, Rya Associates, All Rights Reserved. Information from this site may be reprinted or quoted by members of the media, provided a specific credit be given to Rita Young Allen.