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The only required events for Miss United Southern States titles  (Pre-K-Miss):

  • Interview with the Judges

  • Opening #/ Introduction

  • Evening Gown

  • In addition, the Top 5 Teen & Miss will be asked a final question. **
    **You will not know the question that you receive, but you will have a list of questions.

America's Miss USS is a separate title based on optional talent!   The America's Miss title does not affect the outcome of Miss USS.

New this year!
Miss Model America will be partnering with Miss United Southern States!  Contestants may compete in a model competition on pageant weekend.


Three different titles!  Three opportunities to win! 



Formal Wear/ Gown:  Contestants in the 1st grade and up will wear a full-length, formal dress of their choice.  Preschool through  Kindergarten contestants may wear a short dress or long gown.  Judges will not score the gown, but rather the overall appearance which includes the look, fit, and how well the color suits the contestant.   Contestants will not have an assigned walking pattern.  The stage will be set up in typical T-formation.  Stage time limit:  90 seconds.

Required for all Miss USS contestants.





Sponsored by Marc Defang: Contestants will model their purchased Marc Defang dress with their choice of shoes during the opening production.     Contestants should introduce themselves giving their name and one fun fact.  For Pre-K & Kindergarten contestants, the emcee will assist by asking this information.  Judges are looking for a contestant that is naturally beautiful and is having fun. This category will take place following the opening number.  Introduction time limit:  30 seconds

Private Interview

Interview:  Contestants will meet with the judges for a panel-style interview.  There are no right or wrong questions.  There are no hard or trick questions.  Our judges are warm and friendly and just want to get to know you better.  Judges will be looking for a contestant that is well put together, confident, and friendly.   Interview is private and panel style.  Contestants may sit or stand. Sample questions are provided in our handbook.

Attire:   Short dress, pants, or jumpsuit

Fun Fashion

Miss Model America:  Judges are looking for a beautiful face with minimal makeup, a well-groomed appearance, good posture, and a young lady that is poised and presents the outfit attractively.   Accessories should complement the outfit, and the outfit and total effect should be well coordinated.  You may choose the outfit you model.  The outfit should be a color and style that enriches your natural beauty.

State Costume

State Costume: Be creative and have fun!  Stage time limit for State Costume is 90 seconds.


Spokesmodel: Our most favorite competition!  Contestants will answer a question on stage after our evening gown competition.  One winner will be named in the overall division as well as a grade level queen.  This event is completely  optional in all divisions. 


America's Miss USS: Judges will be looking for a contestant that has natural talent in any talent presentation.  Time limit:  2 minutes.


Casual Wear:  Contestants will model their pageant t-shirt (ordered when you register and picked up during registration) along with any white bottoms- shorts, skirt, pants, and shoes of their choice. Contestants may accessorize as they wish. 

Judges will be looking for a contestant that is naturally beautiful with lots of personality.  

Miss Photogenic

Photogenic:   You have nothing to submit.  Wendy Smith after interview.  The judges will choose from these photos.   Judges will be looking for facial beauty, photo clarity, and overall appeal.   Judges will be looking for a beautiful girl with a great personality.  This award is double crowned.  One overall winner will be named per division.  In addition, a contestant will also be named per grade level.

Promising Model

Most Promising Model:  Photos will be taken by Wendy Smith after interview.  Judges will choose from a series of shots to determine the winner of the Promising Model competition.

Creativity Award

Coloring Contest:  Use crayons or markers to decorate the inserted coloring sheet.  Be creative! You can cut, paste, and add sparkles to the coloring sheet.  Please be sure that the work is done by the contestant. 
Coloring sheets may be downloaded in the backstage area and are also included in the handbook.


We take pride in offering an amazing prize package.   Every contestant will be recognized on stage with at least crown, sash, and trophy.  Please join us!

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