Competition

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The Competition:

The MISS VIRGINIA USA® and MISS VIRGINIA TEEN USA® State Pageants involve two separate stages of competition. The first stage is the preliminary competition, during which semi-finalists will be selected. The second stage is the finals competition, during which the semi-finalist competes for the MISS VIRGINIA USA® and MISS VIRGINIA TEEN USA® titles.

Each contestant will compete in three phases of preliminary competition:

  • Preliminary Interview- 1/3
  • Active Wear/ Swimsuit- 1/3
  • Evening Gown- 1/3

Scores from the preliminary phases of competition are tallied and the contestants with the highest composite scores become semifinalists. The number of semi-finalists will be between 10 and 20 and will be determined by the total number of contestants in the competition.

Scoring Criteria:

  • Preliminary Interview

A two-minute panel style interview with five Selection Committee members. Contestants are scored on communication skills, impact, and personality. They are not based on individual beliefs or opinions.

  • Active Wear/ Swimsuit

Contestants are evaluated on natural beauty, style, physical fitness, poise, self-confidence, and overall impression.

  • Evening Gown

Contestants are evaluated on natural beauty, overall appearance, confidence, fashion sense, on stage presence, and the ability to project individuality.

Once the semifinalists are announced during the final show, they will again compete in Active Wear/ Swimsuit and Evening Gown. These two phases will narrow the field to a group of five finalists.

One question from the personal history form and one randomly selected, unrelated to their bio, on stage question will be asked to the top five finalists. These questions will be submitted prior to the show by the Selection Committee.

After the top five on stage interviews, the Selection Committee will be given one final opportunity to see each finalist for a final look. The Selection Committee will then score each contestant to select a winner, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up, 3rd runner up, and 4th runner up in each age division.

 

Competition Wardrobe

 MISS VIRGINIA USA WARDROBE

PERSONAL INTERVIEW

  • Dress, jumpsuit, or pantsuit reflecting your personality and style.

OPENING NUMBER

  • Gold cocktail dress of your choice.
  • Gold, nude, or clear heels.
  • Gold accessories of your choice.

SWIMSUIT

  • Black, white, or combination, one- or two-piece swimsuit. Bottom needs FULL coverage. No thongs/ t-backs. No rhinestones/beading. Fasteners/ hardware are ok.
  • Nude or clear heels.
  • Accessories optional.

EVENING GOWN

  • Any full-length evening gown of your choice. Accessories as needed/desired.

MISS VIRGINIA TEEN USA WARDROBE

PERSONAL INTERVIEW

  • Dress, jumpsuit, or pantsuit reflecting your personality and style.

OPENING NUMBER

  • Pink cocktail dress of your choice.
  • Nude or clear heels.
  • Accessories of your choice

ACTIVE WEAR

  • Black, white, or combination, work-out pants, and fitness top. No shorts.
  • White or black tennis shoes.
  • Accessories optional.

EVENING GOWN

  • Any full-length evening gown of your choice. Accessories as needed/desired.

How to Apply:

If you have an interest in becoming a contestant, you can apply today by clicking the following this link. There is NO fee required to apply!
Once your initial application and photo has been received, it will be sent to the pageant committee for review. After your initial application has been approved, a phone interview will be scheduled with one of the pageant directors to further discuss all pageant details and the formal application process.

Fees and Deadline:

  • Registration Fee- $295
  • Entry Fee- $1195
  • Total- $1490
  • Payments can be made online via PayPal or Credit Card by visiting themissvirginiausa.com/payments. (3.5% processing fee)

DEADLINE TO ENTER MISS VIRGINIA USA® AND MISS VIRGINIA TEEN USA® IS JUNE 1, 2024.

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