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Most of our local titleholders (i.e. Miss Los Angeles or Mrs. Dallas) have never participated in a pageant before so we have the entire pageant set up with this statistic in mind (More fun pageant stats in FAQ). You start by applying to represent your city via an application selection process. If awarded a local title, then you are qualified to participate in the pageant in 2024. If you have never thought of yourself as a ‘pageant gal’, you are exactly what we are looking for!
FITNESS COMPETITION: You will be provided with a swimsuit. Nylons may be worn. We suggest sheer to waist nylons, they look the most natural on stage. 25% figure, fitness, posture, grace, elegance, beauty and confidence. During your year as a state titleholder your schedule will be very demanding, being physical fit is a very important part of the competition. Try to take 15 minutes out of your day to do something physical, even if it is taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
PRIVATE INTERVIEW : 4 minute Panel Style Interview. Interview suit (may be a pant suit or skirt suit) or nice style dress, check out our sponsor www.allthingscrowned.com for great interview dresses. 50% of your score is based on how well you show the judges your ability to articulate, show confidence, as well as your overall personality and appearance.
EVENING GOWN: Floor length gown any color any style. 25% of your score is based on your poise, posture, grace, elegance and overall look, how well your carry yourself as well as how well your choice of gown compliments you.
OPENING NUMBER: Your opening number dress will be provided and given to you at registration during the pageant.
SCORING SYSTEM: 25% fitness, 25% evening gown, 50% private interview. A top fifteen/twenty will be selected from preliminary scoring. Scores are erased and the semi-finalists will then re-compete in swimsuit and gown. The top six will be selected. Once again, scores are erased and the top six will answer an identical question. The judges will then rank the contestants in the order they wish them to place.
APPEARANCES: When you receive your banner it is time to make appearances. Go to your local newspaper or Chamber of Commerce and find the local happenings in your community. Select the things that fit into your schedule and that interest you. It could be a parade, or Special Olympics or Grand Opening to a new business. What ever it is, you will be a strong and positive addition to the event.
STAFF: All of the staff are volunteers and are involved in this program with the goal of making this event an enjoyable experience for you and your families. Please be courteous to them, they have a very tough job making the event go smoothly. If you need help please call the state office at 214-785-9717 and we will have one of our staff members get back with the appropriate help.
ADS: Ads are a nice way to showcase yourself, your title and the support of your community. Once accepted, you will receive a copy of the 2023 Program Book for ad page ideas.
JUDGES: We take a great deal of pride in selecting our judges. This is a very important job and we take it very seriously. The type of judges we select have been selected based on their credentials and their ability to select a person that is the best choice based on the overall performance of the contestant. The woman selected will be the best representative of all the contestants that have competed that year.
PLAT FORM: A platform is something you do for someone or group that you are passionate about. No, you do not have to have a platform. It is always nice to do nice things in your community and there are many ways to do that. Volunteering in anyway on an ongoing basis can be very rewarding.
SPONSORSHIP: The participation fee is $695 (Mrs) or $400 (Miss). The participation fee can be paid by the contestant or may be paid by sponsors. What does a sponsor get in return for giving you money for your entrance fee. This is up to you. The best way is by doing an appearance or appearances in exchange. Most business would have to pay a model for appearances, why not you. You may list up to 10 sponsors in the Official Texas Program Book.
PRODUCTION FEE: The production fee is $125. This covers the photos shot by the pageant photographer, your opening number dress and your competition swimsuit.
WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED: Send your Application in with your participation fee . Everyone competing in the state competition will represent the area where they live or work. There is a lot of pride representing your city or county in the state event and we are proud of you. After we receive your application additional paperwork will follow that you will need to fill out for the state event. Click your state above for application. You can pay your application fee by credit card via PayPal.
WHAT IF I NEED HELP: Everyone needs help from time to time. Someone is always available. If you are unable to reach someone, leave us a message and one of our staff members will return your call.
IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION
Address: The Crist Co. ~ 1819 Canyon Court ~ Allen, TX 75013
Phone: 214-785-9717 Website: www.PageantOffice.com
Please understand it is our long-standing policy that there are no refunds on any fees that you or someone paid on your behalf, once you have been accepted as a contestant. No exceptions.
JUDGING & CRITERIA
How is the Pageant judged?
Each contestant will be judged in four areas of competition; Interview, Beauty, Swimsuit and Evening Gown. Judging criteria includes character, poise, confidence and personality.
Is there a talent portion of the competition?
No, there is no performing talent required. There are four equally scored categories, including interview, evening gown, and swimwear/active wear.
Are you only looking for perfect “10’s”?
Absolutely not! Whether you’re 4 feet tall or 7 feet tall it doesn’t matter. In the swimsuit portion of the competition, the judges will be looking for physical fitness, which includes a healthy and fit body. There’s usually a wide range of body styles and types for the Top 10 Finalists each year. We’re looking for outgoing, intelligent, confident, attractive women excited to represent their state.
Are there any height or weight requirements to compete in the pageant?
Absolutely not! Each contestant in our pageant is an individual and the judges are looking for body proportion and personality, not a specific body measurement.
How does “Sponsorship” work?
Collecting sponsorship is very important. It takes a time commitment on your part. You start with a list of potential sponsors such as friends and family members and their employers, etc. Plan your strategy, and make a plan to succeed! Schedule appointments to collect your sponsorships. When approaching potential sponsors, explain your goals, your desire to improve yourself , the charities you believe in and your platform. Let them know what your experience will entail. This will be extremely beneficial in developing your communication skills.
Our goal is for contestants to collect 100% of the sponsorship fee. This is a tax-deductible advertising expense for those businesses that assist you with sponsorship. If you work hard on collecting sponsorship, it is possible that you will not incur any expenses out of pocket.
What if I raise more sponsorship money than the required sponsorship fee?
You may collect more than the required sponsorship fee. If you do collect over the required amount of the sponsorship fee, please send in the full amount to the state pageant offices. You may use additional sponsorsorship toward special “Spotlight ads” in the Official Program Book.
When will the national pageant be televised?
The national pageant is typically livestreamed in August each year.
When will the semi-finalists be named?
The semi-finalists in the pageant will be named during the first portion of the pageant finals on the last day of the pageant weekend. No one will know who the semi-finalists are until that moment in the pageant finals show.
If I am not named as a semi-finalist, will I still be in the pageant finals?
Absolutely. All contestants will participate in the gown review, special awards, naming of the semi-finalist, musical performances, and naming of the titleholders. You will be on stage at many times during the pageant finals, even if you are not named as a semi-finalist.
Do I need a different gown for finals than the one I wear for preliminaries?
No. We highly recommend wearing the same gown for both preliminaries and finals. Nearly all contestants at the state pageant wear the same gown for both.
What is the “Introduction or Opening Number Outfit” for?
At the beginning of the show for the pageant, each contestant will be introduced to the audience during an upbeat, choreographed introduction musical number (contestant will not sing, and the choreographed moves are very easy – you do not need to be a dancer).
If I win, will it interfere with my work?
We make your personal life our number one priority. Our program only encourages your success! Almost all of your appearances, celebrity events, and charity work will will be scheduled in advance according to your schedule.
Do I have to spend a lot of money on wardrobe?
You do not need to spend fortunes on swimwear, an interview outfit, and an evening gown. It is most important to find outfits that you will feel confident in and that best suit you and your personality. The personal choice of gowns have spanned from simple, elegant to hand beaded. But it is never the gown that the judges are scoring; it’s the women wearing it.
Do I need to pay for my meals during pageant weekend?
No. Most all of your meals throughout the state pageant weekend are provided by the state pageant. Although most of your meals are provided, we do recommend that are prepared for any additional meals that you may want.
Do I need to pay for my hotel room during pageant weekend?
Yes. Each contestant is required to stay at our host hotel on Thursday and Friday of the pageant weekend. We also suggest you stay Saturday night as we have a after-party following the competition. Also, if you are the winner, you will have your first photo shoot on Sunday which will take most of the day.
If my family or friends want to attend the pageant, where do they stay?
They may stay in the pageant’s “Host Hotel”. Friend’s and Family rates normally apply.
How do my family and friends get tickets to attend the pageant?
Ticket information will be listed on the website once they have been set.
What should I do if a sponsor gives me cash for my sponsorship fee?
If you receive cash contributions for your sponsorship fee, you may put that money into a money order or send a personal check. Please DO NOT send cash through the mail at any time. If your cash collected exceeds the sponsorship fee for the state pageant, then you do not have to send in the additional cash.
How many contestants compete at the state pageant?
We only accept 50 delegates due to space limitation at the theater. We typically fill up quite quickly.
What should my family and friends wear to the pageant?
We recommend anything from business casual to formalwear for the pageant preliminaries and pageant finals.
Do I have to have children?
No. Having children is not one of the basic requirements for entry.
Am I too old to win - Am I too young to win?
The judges are looking for a beautiful, well rounded, articulate woman. Age is NOT a factor.
Is there a height requirement?
There is no height requirement to enter or win. Our state winners have ranged in heights from 4’11 to 6’.
I’ve never entered a pageant before; do I have a chance to win?
Yes. It truly depends on the individual. Every one is given a fair opportunity to win!
What kind of woman enters the pageant?
Our pageants attract women of all ages, vocations, and backgrounds. There are auto mechanics and aeronautical engineers, doctors and lawyers, aspiring models and actresses, wives and mothers, as well as traditional homemakers.
Will I be judged on community service?
No. Realistically most married women are extremely busy with their careers and families; they are contributing to the community by virtue of serving their own families.
Is there an entry fee?
Yes. We encourage our city and county titleholders to raise the entry fee in their communities. After all they have been exclusively selected to represent the married women in their areas. The entry fee covers the cost of doing business such as renting a theatrical facility, designing sets and music, as well as printing, advertising and phone expenses. Space is provided in the official program book to recognize 10 of your supporters.
Are there local competitions I must enter first?
There are no local competitions, all contestants come directly to the state competition. Local titles are awarded on a first come first serve basis.
How do I get started?
Click on your state above for an application. Email or mail it to the office along with your application fee. Once accepted we will send you a packet of information and get your local title banner ordered
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