If so, you probably automatically thought: "Um, why not just crown me this year so we don't have to find out?" But hopefully you didn't say that! Lol!
Here are something to consider if a judge has asked you this...they may want to know about your:
- Work ethic
- Long term goals
- Short term goals
Work ethic: are you the type of person who gives up when knocked down? Or do you get back up when you fall down and come back even stronger?
Attitude: Are you the type of person who is a sore loser? Or would you revise your strategy/prep and come back to win it next time?
Long Term Goals: Do you have other goals for yourself next year? Is competing just a one-time thing for you? Where do you see yourself next year?
Short Term Goals: Why now? Why you? Why must you win this year? What makes you the best candidate for the title right now?
POSSIBLE ways to tackle this question:
- Most definitely! I have loved my experience with this program thus far and I would have the year to work on becoming an even stronger me...
- Yes, I believe in working hard and setting goals...and I don't give up easily! But I also feel very confident that I am very qualified to win this year because...
- Yes, but I ready to represent this amazing program, its values, and its mission as a titleholder. I'm also eager to continue empowering young women, as the state titleholder...
So before you get frustrated with your judge, take a moment to think about WHY they are really asking the question (ANY question). They could be digging a little deeper to see what you're really about ;)