Pageant Interview Questions and Answers

Casual Interview portion


Beauty pageants have two types of pageant question and answer segment. Namely the casual interview portion and the final interview portion.

The casual interview portion serves as an elimination process for the candidates. Once you did not perform well on this part, the chance of joining the finalists is very narrow. It is as bad as losing the pageant.

It is important then that you as a candidate must be aware of the pageant questions that might be asked based on the information on the application form you submitted.

Pageant Interview questions and answers

Explain your motto, “Long for love, search for knowledge, and pity the suffering of mankind”.

The longing for love, the search for knowledge and the pity for the sufferings of mankind are actually three passions that governed the life of a philosopher named Bertrand Russell. Love will align me to a Christ-like living, the search for knowledge is my inclination to know what is true and the last one is my desire to help anyone who is in need. 

What is your other guiding principle aside from your motto?

The maxim “Push your limitations as you live and die for others”, implies that I keep challenging my limitations; improving my skills and talents as I try to share these and be able to help and inspire others to do the same. 

What is your ambition?

I want to be an accountant because I plan putting-up a business and become successful with it. In that way, I will be able to help more people by lowering the unemployment rate since this business establishment will be providing jobs to my fellow. With that, I am uplifting the poor societal condition and will be helping those who are much in need of help in a general context. 

How do you feel right now?

I am nervous right now but I am trying to believe and convince myself that I am perfectly okay and not nervous. 

What will you do if you fail the licensure examination? (Business courses)

I will try again because I want to have a business and become successful with it. It is because (Insert the second sentence of the answer in “What is your ambition?”) I believe that will be enough reason to take the examination repeatedly whatever it may costs. 


What is your other option aside from becoming an accountant?

I want to be a lawyer in the Public Attorney’s Office. I want to help those helpless and hopeless faces in the prison cell deprived of freedom because they were not able to pay for a good lawyer. Let us imagine and ask ourselves, “What kind of life and future is stored for these prisoners and their families as well?” I believe the answer is already more than enough reason to convince myself to become a good lawyer. 

Who is your favorite lawyer?

Of all the brightest and greatest lawyers, I like Jovito Salonga the most. His reputation is untarnished with corruption, his brilliance is unmatched and his contribution to the society as a lawyer and as a public servant is unequalled. 

What can you say about the saying, “Lawyers are liars”?

Lawyers do not lie. They have code of professional ethics and canons to follow that in the case of non-adherence they will be disbar. It is not lying; it is saving, defending and believing the right of someone who is fighting the price of every inch of his freedom. 

What is your favorite magazine?

I have chosen Reader’s Digest as my favorite magazine because it contains a variety of readings from true-to-life inspirational stories to jokes, features, special editions and news. It is actually the most read magazine all over the world. 

What other magazines do you read?

Other than Readers Digests, I consider TIME Magazine as one. The write-ups are great, its news is of international interest and the magazine has bright and colorful pictures and illustrations too. 

What is your favorite movie?

I have chosen Troy as my favorite movie because the story was enticing, inspiring and emotionally appealing especially when the Greek soldiers were able to open the gates of Troy. It makes me feel that even the unconquerable dilemmas and problems in our lives have solutions and endings through perseverance and faith. 


What particular TV program do you watch?

I like Discovery Channel of all. I learn and discover a lot from that TV program. It highlights the beauty of the world that God created as our home to take good care of. We should learn how to appreciate this and be a nature lover. (Aside from Discovery Channel, I like watching my favorite broadcasters so I watch CNN, 24 Oras and TV Patrol News because I want to be a successful broadcaster someday.) 

What are your hobbies?

Watching TV and surfing the net has become essential and important to me even if I consider them as my hobbies. Both the media and the web are essential tools that keep me updated especially to gadgets, technologies and new innovations. Likewise, Discovery Channel offers new and interesting information to me. 

What is your favorite sport?

I have chosen volleyball as my favorite sports because it is an exciting game. I believe it has become an avenue for other people to help the youth and the society itself to be far from delinquency and vices. 

What color will best represent your personality?

The color that will best represent my personality is green. I have chosen green because I am like the color green grass that grows continuously even how many times you will cut it. I am as perennial as the grass when it comes to achieving my goals. At the same time, the color represents meaningful abstract ideas like growth, freshness, and most of all – hope. 

You said to us that your favorite colors are green, pink and sky-blue, why do you like these colors?

Two of these colors represent the colors of the world. Green being the color of the mother earth and sky-blue, the great blue sky. The color Pink represents “me”, since it represents femininity and likewise it symbolizes love which should be in between the world we live in and the sky we look and pray above.

Pink: love, femininity, Green: growth, freshness, hope, Blue: vastness, infinity, calmness, peace 

What makes a complete, healthy and happy family for you?

A complete, healthy and happy family is where love is abundant and abounding. Before, both of my parents are working abroad and it does not matter to my sister and me because we know that they love us. Each one of us does her obligation. We remain intact because we are bound by our love with each other despite the fact that we are separated by distance. But as of now, my father is already with us and he is watching right now, while mother is still in abroad and I believe she is praying for me to win this pageant. (Case to case basis) 

What is your favorite subject?

I like Science the most because it arouses my curiosity and it is important to everyone. (Continue your answer by telling the importance of science in Beauty Pageant Questions.) 

How do you make yourself physically fit?

I make myself physically fit by strictly following two healthy routines, which is morning exercise in the form of aerobics or sports and observance of proper intake of nutritious foods. 

What is your strength and weakness?

As a beauty pageant contestant, I find my confidence and my convincing aura of beauty as my strength that I could use to convince businesspersons to have their investments here. In that way, my strength will not only be a great help for me to win this pageant, but also a great means to achieve my goal in helping the society I live in.

On the other side of the coin, I find controlling my emotions as my weakness but tonight, I will be the master of my emotions! 

What are the steps that you do to excel in your studies?

As a student, I try to manage my time well by first, setting aside less important things like going to malls and chatting with my friends in the internet. Second, thinking out and focusing on the priorities to be done. Third, I make sure that I follow my parents’ advice because they know what is best for me. Last, I always ask God’s grace and guidance. 

Do you believe in the saying, “You cannot impress everybody”?

Yes, I do believe in the saying “you cannot impress everybody” especially when it comes to your talents, skills, and intelligence but you can always try to make them like you as a person and in reciprocal, like them too. 

How do you manage stress?

Stress motivates us to achieve things and fuels creativity; but if not managed appropriately, it can contribute anxiety disorders. As a student, I manage stress by thinking out and focusing on the task to be done, and then give myself a break like watching TV. After relaxing, I will start working out the problem. It is simple but I find this very effective. 

Who is the comedian you wanted the most?

I will be choosing Michael V. as my comedian. He has brought fame and honor to the country and has proven it by being featured in The Reader’s Digest. It is a proof of how one person can be great and be acknowledged by the world. No comedian has ever given such pride and honor to the country. 

Why are you taking up AB Mass Communication?

Your ambition is to be a successful broadcaster and an entrepreneur, why is this so?

How do you see yourself fifteen years from now?

How would you help the community?

(I will study my lessons well so that I would be a successful…)

I am taking up AB Mass Communication because I want to be a successful newscaster delivering the people and the community the information they need- accurate, responsible, and fearless broadcasting without bias and prejudice against influential and powerful people. I can see myself uncovering cases better left unsaid for I believe that it is the right of the public to know. I can see myself as a successful researcher-broadcaster too, documenting every little detail of significance that the concerned public must and should know.

I can also see myself as a successful and responsible entrepreneur providing jobs to hundreds and thousands of Filipinos who are unemployed. In that way, poverty, which causes ill health, crimes and other cancers of the society, will be lessened. 

Both of your parents are engineer. Why are you taking up B.S. Biology instead of an engineering course?

Both of my parents have already contributed their services in the field of engineering, and two of my brothers too are taking up engineering-related courses that is why, I being the youngest and the only girl, have dreamed of becoming a doctor so that someone will take good care of my parents and my elder brothers health conditions. Plus, to cater the needs of sick people would also be such as honorable as other professions. 

You are studying in a topnotch university in the country. Can you tell us something about being a student there?

Being a student means knowing your priorities and having proper time management. As a student I try to manage my time well by first, is setting aside things like going to malls, and chatting with friends on the internet. Second, thinking out and focusing on the task to be prioritize and to be done as soon as possible, and third is I make sure that I follow my parent’s advice because they know what’s the best for me. And the most important why I can survive in a very competitive university is that, I always ask God’s grace and guidance. 

You just turn 18 years old this year, what is the significance of celebrating one’s 18th Birthday?

The point where a girl becomes a woman is the time when she reaches her 18th birthday. From there onwards, starts her social responsibility and social accountability for her actions and deeds as a citizen and as a woman. Because at this time, and through her debut, she is formally introduce to the society with all the legal and social rights and capacity a girl must have. 

It says here that you are doing ballroom dancing, why do like it? What is the difference of it to other dances?

Ballroom dancing just like any other dances serves as a form of communication or expression for me. And I express myself naturally through movement. Aside from that, it helps me to socialize during social gatherings and is a very good habit for anybody since it also serves as a form of exercise and removes stress.

These are just some few of the possible pageant interview questions and answers that might be asked.

Remember that pageant interview questions and answers for your casual interview will vary depending on the information you have provided to the committee. It would be a help to think before you write on your next pageant application form because this is your passport to join the top finalists and eventually to the crown. That makes the casual interview questions equally important just as the beauty pageant questions asked for the final interview.

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