FIJI Fashion Week director Ellen Whippy-Knight has advised organisers of Miss India Fiji to reveal the topics of questions that will be asked at the public judging to the contestants beforehand.
She said like other pageants, the Miss India Fiji was about bringing the best out of its contestants.
"Most of the questions asked at pageants have nothing to do with their daily lives," she said.
"Pageants are not about making the girls feel and look stupid.
"They are supposed to know beforehand the topics that the questions will come from, so they can at least prepare themselves by doing research instead of having people watching them and laughing at them," she said.
Ms Whippy-Knight was on hand to help the Miss India Fiji contestants on Tuesday as they prepared for the pageant on Saturday.
The Miss India Fiji begins at 7pm at Level Six, Tappoo City.
She spoke about first impressions and having the girls believe in themselves, as well as giving them advice on the proper way to walk into a room, stand, speak, structure sentences, address people, breathe and how to respond to questions.
Ten contestants will compete for the Miss India Fiji crown on Saturday night.
The winner will represent Fiji at the Miss India Worldwide pageant in Malaysia next March.