Tajma has not competed in pageants her entire life, but the experiences she’s gained will last a lifetime. Don’t limit that idea to glitter and mile-high tiaras. Tajma takes more from a title than the applause or a moment in the spotlight. Tajma has seen her success in pageants as a way to develop grace under pressure, to thicken her skin in the face of possible rejection, and in the creation of her foundation, a platform to give back to her community. This week 5 Questions picks the brain of the former teen queen as she applies her pageant lessons to the real world obstacles of life.
Confidence is key! Confidence is the difference between a competitor and a queen. It cannot be taught or copied as it’s just something inside of you. And everyone can have it. The key is to find it and activate it. When you find out how to do that, it shows on the outside. There is nothing more powerful than a confident woman. That is what makes you stand out, in competition and in life.
2)What is your preparation routine for pageants and do you see more competitions in your future?
I invited everyone to the final pageant, and after semi finalists are called, non-finalists aren’t really on stage much after that. It was a bit embarrassing because I had hoped to make it into the Top 15. However, if I have learned anything from pageantry, it is that you must develop a tough skin because you can’t win everything. That tough skin has really helped me. You learn so much about yourself through rejection, and it really does make you stronger.