Tips by Junior Crown & Glory UK 2016/2017 Brooke Smith

Brooke Smith is a very dedicated, hard working and thoughtful young lady!

At only 8 years old and from North Lanarkshire. Brooke won her first regional which took her to Nationals representing Scotland and being her first attempt; Brooke wowed the judges and took home the Junior Crown & Glory UK National title 2016. 

Brooke not only won the UK national title but she was also crowned Junior Crown & Glory Charity UK 2016 for her hard work fundraising £3,041.50 for Dean Puplett - Fight against neuroblastoma cancer; as well as winning the junior Publicity side award with a staggering 57 appearances and Junior best in interview. 

Brooke shares with us her tips and how she prepares for a beauty pageant. 

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Any tips on preparing for upcoming pageants?




Tip 1 "I set myself a goal, maybe 30 appearances, then I plan on how I am going to achieve that. I find listing everything that I have planned works well and I always have my crown & sash in the car, should an unexpected appearance pop up".

Tip 2 "I always practice my walk for each round in my gown, shoes etc to make sure I am comfortable and that I am able to move the way I want too. You dont want to step on it and fall over it. That wouldn't be very good now, would it?"

Tip 3 "When walking I think it's important to take my time, but not like a snail. The judges need time to see me walk and to write; so I walk nice and slow and I make sure I look at every one of them at least once per round".

Tip 4 "Prepare. I have a pageant kit at home. It is like a big beauty box and I keep everything in there. Rollers, Tongs, hairspray, pins, double sided tape, clear nail polish, sewing kit....basically everything you will need to sort a dress, loose a stone or burst stitching Better to have it and not need it than not have it".

Tip 5 "If you're a junior, don't book the makeup artist! Stay as natural as you can. We have our whole lives to wear makeup so look after your skin".


To follow Brooke through her exciting year as Junior Crown & Glory UK 2016 you can follow her on Facebook