Beauty pageant talent is a segment in a beauty pageant where contestants can present an entertaining talent to the judges and attendees. The pageant judges use this portion of the competition to determine if a contestant is eligible to win a prize.
The talent portion of a beauty pageant contributes to the overall score for contestants; however, individual talent scores can also win prizes. According to Teenager Pageants, contestants entering a talent competition should showcase a skill that is entertaining and unique; they must also practice and enjoy a competitive environment. Contestants need to be aware of rules and requirements for talent portion of the competition, as the acceptable talents vary depending on the age group and the style of pageant.