Each year, dozens of women and young ladies compete for the titles of Miss Rhode Island USA and Miss Rhode Island Teen USA. From walking the stage, to interviewing in front of a panel, the select group of females has only a short time to impress the judges and stand out among the competition.
Rhode Show co-host Michaela Johnson got a lesson in beauty boot camp from a few pageant pros, including Miss Rhode Island 2014 Christina Palavra. Watch the video above as she learns to think on her feet, maneuver around the dance floor, and glide down the stage.
The Miss Rhode Island USA and Miss Rhode Island Teen USA pageants are being held from Sept. 12 to 14 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online for Saturday’s preliminary judging and Sunday’s final competition.