Has never posed nude in print media or film. Is a US Citizen by proof of birth certificate.
Is single, not married, or never been married. Is a natural born female who is not pregnant and has never given birth.
Must have been previously married, or had a child, or both, but be currently unmarried. Is a natural born female who is not currently pregnant.
Currently Unmarried. May have been previously married, or had a child, or both, or never been married or never had a child. Is a natural born female who is not currently pregnant.
In the Personal Interview phase of competition, each contestant will speak with five (5) judges for three (3) minutes each in a “Round Robin” format for a total of fifteen (15) minutes per contestant. Questions may range from general inquiries to specific interrogations about a contestant’s platform. However, in this pageant system political questions from the judges are highly discouraged during interview. This phase of competition, unlike the others, is conducted privately among contestants and judges and will not be viewed by the general public on stage. The Personal Interview counts for 25% of the contestant’s overall score.
In the Swimsuit phase of competition, contestants are required to walk across the stage in a swimsuit and high-heeled shoes of their choice. In recent years, two-piece swimsuits have become a popular choice among contestants but one-piece swimsuits are also allowed. Per policy of this organization, thongs, string bikinis, and/or Brazilian bikinis are not allowed. All swimwear must be appropriate for a family environment. The Swimsuit competition counts for 25% of the contestant’s overall score.
In the Evening Wear phase of competition, contestants are required to walk across the state in an evening gown of their choice. Judges will score based on poise and grace of each contestant. The Evening Wear portion of the competition counts for 25% of the contestant’s overall score.
During this phase, contestants are asked a random question from a predetermined list that they must then answer onstage with no preparation. Questions normally allow the contestant to talk about herself or give her opinion of general issues. Current events are not normally discussed during this phase of competition in the Miss United States system. The Onstage Question counts for 25% of the contestant’s total score.
The Little Miss United States pageant looks for girls with sparkling personalities.
No pageant experience is necessary!
Makeup is allowed but should be age appropriate and only enhance the child’s beauty.
Again… BE AGE APPROPRIATE!!!
The State Titleholder for the Little Miss & Pre-Teen Divisions will compete in a private interview with a panel of 3 to 5 judges using the Round Robin Interview Style. All State and Local Pageants should follow this Interview Style as well. Interview attire should be age appropriate. Jewelry and accessories are allowed.
The Little Miss and Pre-Teen Delegates will compete in the Sportswear Competition. Wardrobe will be announced for the National Pageant soon. State Directors are welcome to choose if they would like to continue traditional wardrobe for this competition or come up with their own idea of wardrobe for this competition.
The Little Miss and Pre-Teen Delegates will compete in the Beauty Competition formerly known as Evening Gown. The National System has revised the requirements for this competition. Formerly the delegate was required to wear a floor length gown in the competition. We have altered this rule to allow ALL styles of dresses. The delegates may wear cupcake, babydoll or floor length dresses. The State Director will implement the same rule as we understand it is very difficult for some of the little ones to walk in such long gowns. The dresses should be age appropriate.
The top 5 delegates in the Little Miss and Pre-Teen Delegates will compete in the On-Stage Question Competition. The questions that are asked will be age appropriate and never to stress the child. The State Director is encouraged to implement the same practice.