Janna (kasumi_ishida) wrote in fourpoints,

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Does size really matter?

Hi! My name is Janna, and I am from Minnesota. I have competed in only one local pageant, Miss Waseca County Sleigh and Cutter, where I won the best non-finalist talent award for my monologue, and I am competing in the Miss South Central pageant next Saturday. I'm very excited, but I have a question for all of you.

Do you think size really matters? What I mean is, dress size. I am about a size 10-12, and that's as small as I get without starving myself. I used to be a lot bigger but I lost around 30 lbs when I was an exchange student in Japan. I eat right and I work out, but I still don't get any skinnier so I would assume this is the size that is healthiest for me. I don't look "fat", really, but I'm not thin. I have large thighs but they are very muscular. Overall, I just have a large frame. Do you think this will hurt me in competition?

I would like honest answers to this. It really makes me sad when I am shopping online for pageant gowns and other clothes and see only sizes two through six, with an occasional size eight. It's so hard to find things for girls my size competing in pageants. It's like nobody wants a "fat girl" to wear a crown, although I am not fat and I am "physically fit". It's all very frustrating.

So yeah, honest answers would be nice. Thank you <3
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In all honesty, it's going to be more difficult to win. However, that's just DIFFICULT, not impossible. Pageants are all about finding the total package, and when you have a weakness, it's not as easy. Especially since size is something apparent the whole time (during interview, talent, swimsuit...everything)

However, as the winner from my state's MAO told me last year "Swimsuit is won with the eyes, not the thighs." If you are confident with yourself, that will go a LONG way.

If you are serious about competing, try a pageant specialty shop that can fit you with a flattering swimsuit and a great gown. I read your profile, and you aren't in college yet, but when you DO get there, make a visit to the campus dietrician and personal trainer. These services are usually free, and can confirm where your ideal weight is, and help to tone you up at this weight.

I hope this helps a little! I know it's really frustrating :-( But if you need to chat, IM me at ssecnirpc
As awful as it sounds, there are also "plus pageants" though you're definitely not Plus in the normal sense of the word, but in the pageant modeling world, yeah. I guess that if you wanted to, you could continue your workouts and whatnot but cut your calories down, but as you said, you already eat right and workout.

I wouldn't worry about it. The America system does have some larger gals competing. Like ssecnirpc said, it will be more difficult, but definitely not impossible.

on another thought: how tall are you?
btw, checked out your profile and you and i are really similar. Theater and Japanese nerds rock the world.