What are the categories of competition? There are three categories of competition: Interview, Evening Gown, and Swimsuit. The interview is five minutes with each of the five judges and is 50% of the total score. Evening Gown and Swimsuit are 25% each.
How will I know how to prepare for the pageant? After submitting your application and deposit, you will receive your detailed information packet. The directors will work with you each step of the way to ensure that you know exactly how to prepare. There is also a contestant workshop one month prior to the pageant. You'll meet the other delegates, begin rehearsals, learn everything you need to know to feel your best at the pageant and have a lot of fun!
What is involved in pageant weekend? Delegates arrive on Thursday evening for the welcome dinner and stay until the awards breakfast Sunday morning. The days are fun-filled with rehearsal, interviews, preliminaries, parade and autograph session, finals, crowing the new winner and an after-party celebration. It is a weekend full of memories you'll treasure for a lifetime.
What does Mrs. Missouri win? The Grand Prize is an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the nationally-televised Mrs. America Pageant. For a listing of other prizes, see "Prize Package"
After winning, what does Mrs. Missouri do? Mrs. Missouri spends her year promoting her platform and making appearances at community events throughout the state. To see a schedule of events and photo of appearances, go to "Mrs. Missouri on the Move"
Do I need a talent? There is an optional talent competition, but it is not included in the scoring for the Princess Winners. There is a talent winner selected in each age division and the overall high score will perform again on Saturday night at the Mrs. Missouri finals.
How will I know how to prepare for the pageant? After sending in your application, you will receive your detailed information packet. One month prior to the pageant you will begin rehearsals and receive instructions at the pre-pageant workshop. The directors will walk you through everything you need to know to help you do your best!
What is the pageant schedule? On stage introductions, formal wear and optional talent take place on Friday. The pageant begins at 7:30 pm. Interviews are Saturday morning followed by the contestant parade.
Do all contestants ride in the parade? Yes! All contestants achieve celebrity status at the contestant parade. There is a reception after the parade for all contestants, friends and family, as well as community members.
Are there other ways to win or receive recognition? Yes. Contestants can sell program book ads to earn their own crown. There is also an award for the contestant who sell the most ads or pageant tickets.
What is required of state title holders? State title holders will ride in parades and participate in special events and community events throughout the year. They are encouraged to be a vital "ambassador" to their communities as they represent their title.
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