Confidence. Public speaking, interview, and presentation skills. New friends.
These are some of the things I brought home with me from the National American Miss pageant last Sunday and Monday. I haven't been in a pageant since I was a baby, so I obviously did not know what to expect.
I had absolutely no skills in this area. I was judged on four different things; personal introduction (30 percent of score), formal wear (30 percent of score), an interview with the judges (30 percent of score), and community service (10 percent of score).