PAGEANT QUESTIONS FOR INTERVIEW
Here are some sample questions that are quite common in pageants. They are great examples of questions that you may want to think about, have a position on, or be knowledgeable about. Many of these example questions make you evaluate yourself and your goals. Some of these questions may be outdated, but think of ways that the question could be updated to apply to current times. Always know the latest on current events!
2015 Miss Florida USA Pageant - On Stage Questions (July 12, 2014)
1. Would you compromise your values to achieve your goals?
2. Do you believe that beauty pageants, like Miss Florida USA, cause young girls around the country to have distorted self images which lead to eating disorders?
3. How do you think we can help stop the epidemic of childhood obesity as a disease?
4. If you counsel the president on any one issue, what would it be and why?
5. Which role of a man compliments a woman better: father, son, or partner?
9. Realty TV - is it positive or negative?
10. Do you believe women are depicted positively in movies and on TV?
11. What law would you write?
12. What do you think the ingredients are for success for women in today's society?
13. Is it appropriate for employers to ask for your social media passwords?
14. What qualities do women possess that make them strong leaders?
15. Date rate is a nationwide problem. What can be done to protect yourself from this crime?
16. What is more important - life experience or education?
2015 Miss Florida Teen USA Pageant - On Stage Questions (Oct. 18, 2014)
1. 1. How would you advise a best friend going through an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia?
2. 2. If you could make one change to improve our public education system, what would it be and why?
3. 3. Should drug tests on student athletes be mandatory, why or why not?
4. 4,. What is the one thing in life that inspires you most?
5. 5. Which celebrity do you think is a positive role model for young people today, and why?
6. 6. Do you think the ALS ice bucket challenge was beneficial?
7. 7. What advice would you give to a bully?
8. 8. How can we educate high school students on the importance of volunteerism and get them involved in our community?
9. 9. How have your goals changed from childhood up to now as you approach adulthood?
10. 10. If you could trade places with a character on TV, who would that person be?
11. 11. If you could consult with the President on one topic, what would that topic be and why?
12. 12. Is it important to teach children that they can be anything they want in life, even if it is unrealistic?
13. 13. Do you think teachers or students should be friends on Facebook or any other social media?
14. 14. Name one thing you are currently doing to accomplish your goals for the future?
15. 15. Do you feel that future employers or college administrators should look at candidates' social network accounts to determine the quality of the applicants?16. How you do think the role of women has changed since the early 1900s?
2014 Miss Florida Teen USA Pageant - On Stage Questions (10/6/13)
(1) Why do you think your high school years are known as the best years of your life?
(2) In what ways would you encourage your friends to help the environment?
(3) If you could choose one charity to devote all of your time to, what would it be and why?
(4) How would you handle a situation where you saw your friend being bullied on the internet?
(5) Should women be allowed to serve in equal combat roles in the armed forces and why/why not?
(6) If you could be featured on the cover of any magazine, what would it be and why?
(7) If you could spend the day with anyone (living or deceased), who would it be and what would you do with that person?
(8) What one thing would you change about teenagers today?
(9) Our youth of this generation are constantly on social media/networking, do you feel that such affects the way that they interact with others personally?
(10) What skills are lacking the most in today's teens?
(11) If you could have two celebrity parents, who would they be and why?
(12) Do you think that social media has helped or hurt our society?
(13) What would you go back and tell yourself if you were eight years old?
(14) How can we educate our youth about the importance of volunteerism and get them involved in their communities?
(15) What things can be done to stop on-line bullying?
(16) Do you believe that the young Hollywood celebrities out there, do they represent positive rolemodels for teenagers to idolize them? Why or why not?
QUESTIONS ASKED ON STAGE AT MISS USA 2012 (June 3rd, 2012)
1.) To Miss GA USA: The Mayor of New York recently banned the sale of large-sized sugary/energy drinks. Did he go too far?
2.) To Miss NV USA: Recently six Miss USA contestants were made fun of for not knowing the current Vice President of the United States. Why do you think they didn't know that answer?
3.) To Miss RI USA: Would you feel that it would be fair if a transgender contestant won Miss USA over a natural born female/woman?
4.) To Miss MD USA: What is your view of the television show Toddlers & Tiaras?
5.) To Miss OH USA: Do you think women are depicted in movies and TV in a positive way?
QUESTIONS ASKED ON STAGE AT MISS FLORIDA USA PAGEANT 2013 (held July 2012)
1.) There have been issues with budget cuts in arts education. Is this area of education necessary for personal growth?
2.) What is your opinion on financial aid being offered for technical education? (example: cosmetology)
3.) What one thing in the world would you get rid of or eliminate?
4.) Our country is facing a lot of environmental issues, so how can we "go green"?
5.) Do you think employers should have access to or review a potential employee's social media, such as Facebook, and base the decision of hiring upon such?
6.) Are professional athletes overpaid?
7.) If you had $2 million dollars, what would you give it to in the area of education?
8.) If you could pass any law, what would it be?
9.) In the next year (one year), what is the one thing you would want to accomplish in that time frame?
10.) If you could give advice to a powerful and influential person, who would that person be and what advice would you give them?
11.) Is there a correlation between violence on TV and how our society behaves and acts today?
12.) If you had $1 million dollars, what one singular thing would you do with it?
13.) Is there pressure being a public figure?
14.) (Did not get this one copied down. I believe the subject was: Would you change your appearance....? Religion.....?)
15. What would be the hardest thing to give up on?
16. What qualities do women possess that make them great leaders?
QUESTIONS ASKED ON STAGE AT MISS FL TEEN USA PAGEANT 2013 (held October 2012)
1.Adolescent drug abuse is a big problem today. What would you do to prevent such abuse?
2. If you could be a teacher for a day, what would you want to achieve?
3. Teens today face problems with bullying and many teens have taken their lives because of it. What could you do to protect teens in this situation.
4. If you could make a difference in the life of one person, who would it be and why?
5. What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done, and what did you learn?
6. If you could write a law to be passed nationally, what would it be?
7. What is the biggest challenged young people face today, and how could you help control it?
8. How can you make your school greener?
9. Do you agree with schools taking physical fitness out of the curriculum?
10. Some say text messaging is taking away the ability of teens to write proper sentences with proper spelling? What is your opinion on this?
11. How important do you feel arts education is to the teens of today?
12. Do you believe there are enough measures in school in place to prevent bullying?
13. Do you believe it is appropriate for children under 14 to have a Facebook account?
14. Do you think social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, have a positive or negative influence on teens?
15. Do you think magazines should photo-shop or alter their models' pictures? Why or why not?
16. Do you think that social media has helped or hurt our society?
QUESTIONS ASKED ON STAGE AT MISS FL TEEN USA PAGEANT 2012 (held October 2011)
1.) Facebook has become a powerful tool in today’s society, do you think parents should monitor their child’s Facebook?
2.) What are some measures we as a society can take to overcome the pressures that the media places on a young woman’s body today?
3.) Which is more important to you: winning, or being totally committed to what you are here for?
4.) Do you think Facebook and other networking sites positively or negatively affect today’s teenagers?
5.) If you could convey one message to a young girl who is struggling with bullying what would it be?
6.) Many mainstream artists today are conveying negative messages through theirs lyrics, do you believe these should be played on the radio?
7.) Do you believe teenagers can get just as good of an education from a vocational or trade school?
8.) Would you consider yourself to be a optimist, pessimist, or realist?
9.) Do you feel like future employer’s and/ or future college administration officers should look at candidate’s Facebook and MySpace accounts to determine the quality of applicants?
10.) Concerts are popular past times for teenagers. Given their popularity do you feel there should be a rating system to properly guide parents on deciding if a concert is appropriate for their teens?
11.) How do you feel about the message that reality T.V. sends to teens?
12.) Should teenagers work a job and go to school at the same time?
13.) Many teenage girls and boys have fallen victim to eating disorders, what can we do as a community to prevent this from happening and aid those individuals who have already been consumed with these disorders?
14.) Every student has the opportunity of a free education from kindergarten to 12th grade, should college as well be free?
15.) Do you think texting should be illegal while driving?
16.) If you could speak out about pageant stereotyping what would you say?
QUESTIONS FROM MISS FLORIDA'S OUTSTANDING TEEN
PAGEANT 2005 - Used in Interview
Do you think it is the responsibility of the private citizens or the government to fund cancer research? (platform related)
Since you are attending a school for the performing arts, what do you say to people who think you are not getting a well rounded education since you are at a specialty school?
What is your favorite type of dance?
What has being a cashier at Publix taught you? (her job)
You have achieved a lot in your young life so far, what have you had to given up to achieve the things that are here in front of us [on your fact sheet/paperwork]?
Would you ever go on a show like "The Bachelor?"
If we were to ask Sarah and Sabrina (her siblings) about you, what would they say?
Do you consider yourself to be a typical teenager?
Your mom is a stay-at-home mom. Do you consider that a full time job and professional career?
You perform at local nursing homes. What personal benefit do you receive from that?
What have you done to keep yourself in the top 5 of your [high school] class? And how many students are in your class?
You want to go into fashion. Do you think we allow the fashion designers too much say in what we wear or what we don't wear?
Who's your favorite designer?
Has the dual enrollment path [high school & college courses] been harder for you? Do the kids [your fellow students] look at you as trying to do better than them?
I see that you are very active volunteering in your community. What is it that motivates you to be so involved in the community?
You have over 700 hours of community service. Other than your involvement in the local food drive, what is the most rewarding community service project or activity that you've done?
We will be judging 25 other incredible young ladies [contestants], why should you win?
What have you done to prepare for this pageant?
Why do you do all that [preparation]? What is the reward for you?
You have been to lots of camps for dance and cheerleading. Do you want to continue that in college?
Tell us what is going to amaze us in your talent performance?
Do you consider yourself to be a typical teenager?
MISC. CURRENT EVENT / NEWS ISSUES
MISC. CURRENT EVENT/NEWS ISSUES
IN THE FUTURE
HIGH SCHOOL/JR. HIGH/TEEN-AGER QUESTIONS
YOUNG GIRLS (6 - 11 YEARS OLD)
SPECIFIC QUESTIONS BASED ON CAREER FIELDS