Nov 20, 2008
Decide for certain if you really want to be the Queen candidate for your class. Be aware that there are a lot of pressures, like if you don't win, your classmates may isolate you!
Start making yourself visible to the "In" crowd.. they could be your sure ticket in.
Hint to your closest pals that you would really like to do it but be subtle. (For example, instead of saying "I really want to be the Junior Queen Candidate!", say "I wouldn't mind if I were Queen this year, it may be fun!")
Be nice to everybody. When it gets close to voting day, be extremely nice to everyone because you are seeking votes. You don't have to be subtle; just flat out say "Vote for me!"
Be proud. On voting day, wear your class colors proudly! Don't overdo it, keep things simple. Pick out your cutest jeans and tie a ribbon in your hair to coordinate. Smile a lot and don't let anyone know you are nervous.
Sit somewhere sensible. At the voting assembly, don't sit in the front row. That is too obvious and people will view you as desperate. Sit in the 3rd or 4th row, so it's not too hard to walk down if your name is called.
Keep calm if you are picked. Do not cry or your makeup will run and that does not look good on the front page of the newspaper! If you're not picked, again don't cry because some people will try to make fun of you and there are plenty of other festivals to try out for.
You don't have to be so-called perfect; you just have be determined, dedicated and consistent. And be nice to people; it's a good habit to learn young.
Dress, float, skit, hair, pictures, etc all add up, so make sure you have some cash stashed back. Or, more sensibly and in line with reusing and recycling, ask around for donations of items to save costs.
Sometimes acting like you don't want it at all is the best way to actually get it. If you take this route, be very nonchalant about it, and always reply very broadly when someone asks "Do you want to be candidate?"
If your class has won three years in a row, it may not be such a good idea to get your hopes up, as the system will try to even things out.
Have fun! It's really not that serious, so if you don't win, get over it.
Don't overdo it on the make-up.
Try not to cry; it's just not worth the energy expended.
Do not force people to vote for you. You'll look desperate, mean or just plain pushy.
Posted by Jane at Thursday, November 20, 2008 |