Well for starters, it's not judges just on the three categories. I nailed my personal introduction, I slipped during my formal wear but recovered perfect, even the queen said so.
My interview went amazing. I gave full answers and details! The same girls got top ten as usual. The best part of it, the girl who won, her dad is a WELL known member of the mafia.
She placed in everything she did. She messed up in her introduction as well. But yet, a perfect score. I received my final scores as well and the best thing is...
I scored lower than last year, my first year! Somehow my second year I did worse than my first year! The judges just said I was confident and had a nice outfit. Not even "maybe the formal dress was too long" nothing.
I would of liked feed back about the "negative" as well. So I know what to improve on. I entered photogenic as well and that score wasn't even on there! The girl who won also won photogenic even though her photo was the same pose as mine.
If you don't do all optionals you have a very slim chance of winning. 2k+ for a rigged pageant? No thanks NAM, you've received enough money from my family, community and myself.
Honestly, don't get in to it. It's ridiculous.