Frequently Asked Questions
Many contestants purchase special advertising pages in our Official State Program Book. This is a great way for you as a contestant to gain added recognition and exposure by “spotlighting” your photo more than once in our book. As a contestant, your photo is automatically included on the Contestant Page. The Spotlight Pages are something extra. Many times, your family members, friends, and other supporters want to give you added visibility. The Spotlight Pages are $200.00 for a full-page ad color ad that is created and ready for the printer and $250.00 for a full page color ad that has to be created. Only color full page ads are acceptable. Spotlight Advertising is NOT required. However, the judges select “Mrs. Photogenic” from the ads in the program book.
Judging and General Information
Tattoos and piercing are a statement of your individuality, and to this point we have not prohibited anyone from entering the pageant because of them. Judges are not told to look upon someone negatively because of tattoos or piercing, but judging is a subjective process done by each individual differently. Should you feel that your tattoo might be offensive, you may want to make sure it is covered by your swimwear, gown or even body makeup. If you are uncomfortable with your naval piercing, you may want to make sure your wardrobe covers it, replace it with something smaller and less noticeable or remove it totally for pageant weekend.
No. While some contestants feel more prepared when they work with an experienced pageant coach who can give them tips, many contestants have won titles without any outside training. Contestants also turn to their state directors for assistance, as the directors are experienced in providing effective guidance about the pageant.. Even though some contestants wish to seek expert advice, we do not see this reflected in the overall outcome of the pageant. Focus on being your “personal best!”
The Opening Number is not a judging category. However, you want to look gorgeous….this is the first time the judges see you on stage with makeup, smiling, walking and showing your personality.
As the pageant begins, each contestant will be introduced to the audience during an upbeat, choreographed introduction number. The choreographed moves are very easy – so you do not need to be a dancer. I would describe the introduction number as fast walking to music to form various lines and patterns on the stage. The Opening Number outfit this year is a red cocktail dress (beaded or not beaded) and clear or flesh colored shoes.
Tickets and Pageant Program Books will be available on the day of the pageant at 5 PM in the lobby of the theater. Last year the tickets were $35.00 each and all General Admission. Children over 6 years of age will be admitted to the pageant and the ticket price is the same. Pageant Programs were $20.00 each. They are full color programs and make excellent souvenirs. We usually sell out so it is a good idea to buy one when you buy your ticket. TICKETS AND PROGRAMS ARE CASH ONLY. NO CREDIT CARDS OR CHECKS ARE ACCEPTED!!!!!