Think of a buddy like a "maid of honor" or "best man". Each contestant is assigned a buddy to assist them during the rehearsal and pageant day.
Buddies are fundamental to the Miss Exceptional L.I. experience. They ensure safety and organization, as well as create lasting relationships with the participants.
Buddy duties include: Costume Changes, Assisting contestant with their needs backstage and on stage, Ensuring contestant is lined up correctly, knows where to be and when to be there