Mrs. California United States Pageant
How will I be scored?....and other common questions
Competition Requirements for Mrs. California United States:
Judging is based on Personal Interview/On-Stage Question, Evening Gown, and Swimsuit. Just as the national pageant, high and low are not dropped, so the contestant with the overall highest score wins. In the event there is a tie, we will always reference the Interview score.
Panel Interview - This is a 5 minute, sitting down, Panel Style Interview with 5-7 Qualified Judges from across the State. You will need a business style dress suit (no pants please). You may have some rhinestones on your suit, but simple is best. You are being judged on your ability to communicate. This is your opportunity to share your views, your passion, and your platform (if you have one). A BRIEF introduction upon entering the room is fine- no more than 15 seconds. Panel Interview counts as 20% of your total score.
On Stage Question - Each contestant will answer two (2) questions in their opening number dress, during on-stage competition - this is a question about marriage, community, platform and goals.On Stage Question counts as 20% of your total score.
Combined Interview and OnStage Question is 40%.
Swimsuit - You may wear any 1 piece swimsuit of your own choice - no thong/brazilian cuts allowed. Pantyhose optional. You are being judged on your fitness and confidence. High heels also are worn, any height. There are many options, including Jayme Shaw, Lady M, and Venus. A well fitted SS is important. We will also have Swimsuit by the pool Saturday morning/afternoon; this may be any SS of choice (fun, not judged).Swimsuit counts as 30% of your total score.
Gown - This needs to be a full length gown of your choice. You may choose simple or beaded. You are being judged on your grace, elegance, stage presence, beauty of face, poise and sense of style.Evening Gown counts as 30% of your total score.
Opening Number - You are not being judged, but this is an opportunity to show confidence and charisma! This will be a simple RED cocktail type dress, and can be purchased at our sponsor, Crown Diva www.crowndiva.com
What do I do first?
1) Contact me or click HERE to download application. Select a local title that you would be proud to represent (your city, county or area). Email or call the director if you are unable to download the application from the website and we will send you an application. Titles are first come, first served (there is a section on the application to indicate your choice). After you submit your form, along with your $200 application fee, you will be notified and sent your official banner! When you get your official local title holder banner you can begin making appearances, and gaining support and sponsorship from your community. For more information, click HERE for an information packet.
2) HAVE FUN & BE YOURSELF!!! The best pageant experiences happen for those contestants who understand that the journey is far more valuable than a crown. Be confident in who you are and what goals you have! Please remember to be true to yourself and focus on celebrating YOU!
3) Once we receive your official application, we will contact you about your local title and your will be that much closer to becoming Mrs. California United States!
Who Can Enter the Mrs. California United States Pageant?
Married women (living with their spouse) who are 21 years old (no age limit). Email us if you have questions regarding your eligibility. Children and length of Marriage are not factors in our judging process. No pageant experience is necessary! You must be a United States Citizen by Pageant Weekend 2015 to enter.
When and where is the Mrs. California United States Pageant?
April 12th, 7PM at The Grand in Long Beach
What local titles are available and how do I select a local title?
Local titles are awarded on a first come, first served basis! Choose your local city or county - ex. Mrs. Los Angeles County, Mrs. Hollywood, Mrs. San Francisco, etc...
Do I have to have a platform to compete?
No. You can enter the pageant because you want to celebrate your family, your marriage and you! I feel that it is important to make a difference, and a platform during your time as a local/state title holder certainly provides a valuable resource and opens many doors and opportunities for appearances and media coverage.
What can I expect when I become an official contestant in the Mrs. California United States Pageant?
My support and help during your journey! We will also hold 2 contestant workshops to prepare you for the competition and to answer any questions. You will also be able to call me if you have any questions. I can help you with Sponsor letters and presentation, bio assistance, appearances and wardrobe. I am only a phone call away.