Choosing a Pageant

There is more than just one pageant in which ladies may compete. However, we believe the MISS USA® or MISS TEEN USA® Pageant is the right pageant for you and NO experience is required!  We encourage you to read the information below and examine every pageant against these criteria, so you can see why the Miss Universe Organization is the most successful pageant system in the world today!

  • How many years has the pageant been in existence?

The MISS USA® PAGEANT is here to stay. It is in its 60th Year and shows no signs of slowing down. Many Pageants claims of grandiose are less than 5 years old – some are even younger.


  • The MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® PAGEANT have been seen in the past on major network TV. Does the entry fee cover all of contestant’s costs for the Weekend?

Yes. There are no additional costs for hotel, meals, workshops, program books, contestant parties, etc.


  • About your State Directors

It is crucial to have a State Director who you can contact during the year, and one who will prepare you for the national pageant. Bert & Carol Lukens live in Bend, Oregon. Carol is a Former MISS PORTLAND and MRS. OREGON AMERICA. They know how to train contestants. They have judged many pageants and work well with the media to promote young woman. They bring years of priceless experience and stability, which cannot be underestimated, as it is very rare.


  • What will the contestants need to provide?

Once accepted, you will need: Evening gown for the Evening Gown competition, swimsuit for Swimsuit competition and a dress or suit for the Personal Interview competition.


  • There are three categories of competition.
  1. Evening Gown
  2. Swimsuit
  3. Personal Interview

No prior experience with pageants is necessary to win the crown!