One thing that competitors tend to underestimate is how crucial posing and stage presence are in your placing.
Your overall presentation is a HUGE part of whether or not you place.
My first show I completely blew my posing. I definitely recommend getting a posing coach and practice, practice, practice.
I have just begun working with posing coach @sassyandclassyposing ! Follow her on Instagram and check out a clip of my posing practice 🙂