At homecoming, there’s usually a homecoming court–a popularity contest, essentially. It’s important to remember that in the end, it means nothing. Seriously.
If you make it onto the court, that’s awesome! If not–it doesn’t mean other people are better than you or that you suck. It just means you don’t have to share an awkward dance with the homecoming king, who may well turn out to be someone lame that you don’t like. Plus, chances are a tiara may mess up your hair anyway.