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Super Bowls and Pageants- More Similar Than We Think?

With millions of people watching at home and in Glendale, Arizona, you would have to be hiding under a rock to not notice the game and how the tables turned. I think the Katy Perry, Missy Elliot and Lenny Kravitz half-time show was absolutely awesome! The best half-time performance I had ever seen. The animatronic lion and the multitude of costume changes was an accomplishment in and of itself.

The commercials- who does not love a good puppy commercial? The Budweiser Clydesdales and the puppy were priceless. I have to say I give kudos also to Chevrolet as they announced streaming availability in the Chevrolet Colorado. The snowy television screen really got your attention. I stopped what I was doing.
As I watched the Super Bowl on Sunday, January 31, 2015 and it was a nail biting game. I could not help but see similarities with pageants. Players train countless hours, practicing and strategizing their plays and making sure they are in top notch shape to endure the physical activity of the game.

Competing in pageantry is similar–it is in fact a competition. You practice modeling to a certain degree and staying up on your current events in case you are asked about a recent news event. You want to be as prepared as possible in all aspects. You must run on all cylinders so to speak, both physically and mentally. Which means, eating rights, getting rest, drinking plenty of water, so you are your best self.
Contestants work out, practice interview questions, practice walking and stage presence. They have an action plan or a strategy. Sports teams have strategies as well and must work to accomplish their goals.

That being said, the Super Bowl took a different turn than what was originally expected and or projected. Sometimes pageants can do. In the wise words of the now deceased pageant photographer, David Bartley, the contestant that wins is the most prepared and makes the least mistakes.
One wrong step can change your fate in an instant –as we saw in Super Bowl Forty-nine.

What was your favorite Super Bowl ad?
What is your favorite half-time performance ever?