11 Things All Pageant Queens Know To Be True

11 Things All Pageant Queens Know To Be True

Its not just about hairspray and world peace.
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Pageantry is not just about wearing long gowns, hairspray, and all the other stereotypes out there. It is a world of its own and there are a few things only pageant girls understand.

1. We get annoyed whenever someone makes a joke about "World Peace"

We're actually pretty smart & all we want to do is to be ourselves and make a difference in the world, in whatever form that may be!

2. Pageant queens are human beings too

It's easy to get caught up in the glitz and the glam and when you wear your respective title, you're expected to hold yourself as a leader and example for those around you. But, at the end of the day, we're just like everyone else, we're ourselves with a pretty crown and a passion for our purpose.

3. Yes, we all practice our crowning moments in the mirror

As much as we practice our reactions and anticipate the moment, nothing can prepare you for hearing your name be called for something you've worked so hard for!

4. Most pageants aren't like Toddlers & Tiaras

Toddlers and Tiaras doesn't represent the true sport of pageantry, it is a tiny part of a system, but not all of us do Honey Boo Boo poses; we go out and serve the community, compete in an interview and a spontaneous onstage question. In pageants, it isn't about who is the most glamorous, it's about who has the most beautiful heart.

5. We literally love food

During competition season we work diligently to be in the best shape we can be, but as soon as the pageant is over we're all running towards the burgers, cookies and ice cream.

6. Butt glue is your life saver

Let's just chop it up to the fact that we're probably the only people who have to ever buy butt glue...

7. Learning opening number is the hardest part of competition


We can practice all we want for interview, swimsuit, evening gown or onstage question...but we just pray to God that we don't mess up the opening number.

8. We're the only ones with tans in mid-January

Everything looks better when you have a tan, what can I say!

9. Our pageant sisters are like family

Pageant girls are some of the most genuine, intelligent, supportive and loving people you'll ever meet. Pageantry really does create a bond and our sisters become our family!

10. We channel our inner Beyonce on stage


Sasha Fierce. WWBD...What Would Beyonce Do?

11. Our hair is full of secrets

The bigger the hair, the closer to Jesus. You have to make sure your hair is stage ready, which means big hair and lots of hairspray!

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning. You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret. So here are 20 tattoos where you can't go wrong. Here are 20 small tattoos with big meanings. (But don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!).

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.



2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."



3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.



4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."



5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."



6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."



8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)



9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.



10. The Greek word “Meraki” means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.



11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.



13. “Lux in tenebris” means “light in darkness.”

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora” is translated literally as “Towards greater things.” It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.



16. A glyphs means “explore.” It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."



18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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10 Fashion Essentials You Need In Your Closet For Summer

School is out, the sun is shining, and fashion trends are peaking.

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*Sigh* Summer. School is out, the sun is shining, and fashion trends are peaking. Summer is known to be one of the most fun and vibrant seasons when it comes to fashion and it's clear why. Summer fashion is all about prints, being comfortable and simple. But Let's be real, staying on trend over summer can seem like an expensive or difficult goal, but really all you need are about 10 pieces and essentials that can turn any outfit into an instant summer classic.

1. Floral Prints? Yes please!

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The first is a staple that can be seen year round but stands on its own during the summer months. Femme Fabulous and vibrant and simple floral prints on flowy shorts, shirts, scarves, dresses or even simple detailing on pants give instant endless summer vibes.

2. Nautical Stripes

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Ahoy There! Nautical stripes are so far my personal favorite trend of the summer. Any piece or accessory that contains these "naughty" (LOL I really tried) stripes (especially in a muted navy blue) has the ability to transform your summer fit from sad and sandy to yacht party in the Hamptons.

3. Vibrant rompers

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Rompers have obviously been around for a while now, but never have they been such a strong statement in full force. Although annoying when you need to use the bathroom, rompers give a confident look, especially for complimenting the curvier girls out there.

4. A good retro one piece

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If there's one thing that's true about fashion it's that a lot of styles end up repeating themselves in the same way history tends to. And this summer is all about retro styles, everything from polka dots, gingham, 80s style one pieces and 50s/60s inspired pieces as well. Get a good retro one-piece and you are sure to be turning heads on the beach this summer

5. Classic slip-ons

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A good pair of classic slip-ons can be anything from simple white Vans or Adidas, to a pair of classic sandals that can go with any outfit.

6. A fun jumpsuit

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Just like rompers, jumpsuits are making a huge comeback and don't look like they'll be going anywhere soon. So break out your best airy jumpsuits and rock the laid back yet put together summer look!

7. Statement earrings! Lets turn some heads, people!

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Statement earrings are one of the best staples to have in your wardrobe this summer. From tassels to hoops and dangly earrings, these small statement pieces have the ability to dress up the most casual outfit and bring all the attention to both your beautiful face and killer outfit!

8. Classic white tee

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This is kind of an obvious one, but everyone loves a plain white tee. It's a classic basic that has the potential to create multiple fresh and stunning summer looks.

9. Everyone needs some good blue denim

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You can never go wrong with throwing a solid blue denim into your summer look, I for one, know that any summer outfit can be completed with anything from a denim jacket or a cool blue jean.

10. Anything with a classic summer yellow

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Yellow is in this summer and it's all things funky and fun. This iconic happy and breezy color will keep you glowing as bright as the sun. But let's be real, who wouldn't want to walk around putting smiles on peoples faces with a precious pop of yellow?

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