THE COMPETITION

The Miss Plus America Pageant System

The Miss Plus America Pageant was created to be a three-tier competition where delegates of varying ages compete in local and state pageants, and finally to the annual national competition where Miss Plus America Elite, the woman who possesses the highest score in the pageant, is crowned.  

Fashioned after organizations such as Miss America and Miss USA, MPA has three categories of competition:  Interview, Elegant Pant-Wear and Evening Gown.  All potential delegates must be a size 14 and up, must be a natural born female and must be a citizen of the United States of America.  For more information on our Preliminary competition and our Finals night competition, scroll down!

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"They always close their eyes during crowning."  - Melissa Stamper, Founder

PRELIMINARY COMPETITION CATEGORIES

PRIVATE INTERVIEW

 

Interview Details: 

Each contestant participates in an individual interview with our panel of judges.  There are typically 5-7 judges on a panel.  Interview will begin with a self-introduction, not to exceed 30 seconds.  The body of the interview will be a combination of questions from information given on your fact sheet as well as current events.  (This can be anything from war to reality TV questions to questions about your platform.)  The interview concludes with a 30 second opportunity to make a final statement to the judges of "Why you'd like to be Miss Plus America Elite".

Interview Attire:

The attire for the interview is business casual. You may wear a suit or a skirt and blouse, or jacket with a skirt or a dress. Shirts should be pastel pink or white and not include spaghetti straps. If you wear a dress, it must be black.

You will wear this same outfit for your panel interview. If in doubt, go with your more conservative choice. You are not seeking a sexy look. You are seeking a classy look.)

 

Scoring:  Interview counts for 50% of the total score. The judges’ decision is final.

ELEGANT PANT WEAR

Elegant Pant Wear Details: 

Each delegate will take the stage in their Elegant Pant Wear attire.  They will stop at certain points on the stage designated by the producer.  At each point, they will pose

Elegant Pant Wear Attire:

An outfit you would wear and would be appropriate if attending a formal dinner with your reverend/pastor and members of the US Supreme Court. The idea is to look elegant as opposed to sexy. Evening/formal pumps, sandals or mules are required. (Heels must be worn unless an official doctor’s note is provided.)

 

Scoring:  Elegant Pant Wear counts for 25% of the total score.

 

EVENING GOWN

Evening Gown Competition Details:

Floor length. (It may have a high-low hemline. Wear foundations. The color should contrast and compliment with your skin tone.)

 

Scoring:  

Evening Gown counts for 25% of the total score.

FINAL COMPETITION CATEGORIES

The preliminary scores will be tallied Friday evening.  The night of the finals, the top-five delegates in each division (Teen, Miss, Ms. and Mrs. will compete on stage in the following categories:

 

ON-STAGE INTERVIEW

 

On Stage Interview Details: 

Each delegate in the top five in her division will draw a question out of the fishbowl and give it to the Emcee.  The Emcee will read the question and the delegate will be given thirty seconds to answer the question. She must be able to express herself with clarity and diplomacy and exude a friendly and inviting personality.

 

Attire:  This competition will be judged at the end of the evening gown competition.   

 

Scoring:  

Onstage interview counts for 50% of the total score. The judges’ decision is final.

 

ELEGANT PANT WEAR

Elegant Pant Wear Attire: An outfit you would wear and would be appropriate if attending a formal dinner with your reverend/pastor and members of the US Supreme Court. The idea is to look elegant as opposed to sexy. Evening/formal pumps, sandals or mules are required. (Heels must be worn unless an official doctor’s note is provided.)

 

Scoring:  

Elegant Pant Wear counts for 25% of the total score.

 

Evening Gown:

Evening Gown Competition Details:  Floor length. (It may have a high-low hemline. Wear foundations. The color should contrast and compliment your skin tone.)

 

Scoring:  Elegant Pant Wear counts for 25% of the total score.

 

EVENING GOWN

Evening Gown Competition Details:

Floor length. (It may have a high-low hemline. Wear foundations. The color should contrast and compliment with your skin tone.)

 

Scoring:  

Evening Gown counts for 25% of the total score.

*OPTIONAL CATEGORIES FOR 2023 ARE TBD!