FAQ for Mrs. PA America
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS TO COMPETE IN THE MRS. PA AMERICA PAGEANT?
You must be 18 or Married and live in the state of Pennsylvania.
IS THERE A HEIGHT REQUIREMENT?
There is no height requirement to enter or win. Our winners have ranged in heights from 5 feet to 6 feet.
WHAT AREAS AM I JUDGED IN?
Each contestant is judges in three categories: Interview (50%), Swimsuit (25%) and Evening Gown (25%). We are a point based pageant. The women with the highest score at the end of the night wins the pageant!
WILL I BE JUDGED ON COMMUNITY SERVICE?
No. Realistically most women are extremely busy with their careers. While community service is stressed during the titleholder reign there is no emphasis on community service in the actual pageant competition.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE CHILDREN?
No. Having children is not one of the basic requirements for entry. Several winners at the local and national levels haven't had children.
AM I TOO OLD OR TOO YOUNG TO WIN?
The judges are looking for a beautiful, well rounded, articulate woman. They are not asked to focus on age.
DO I HAVE TO PERFORM A TALENT?
DO I HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN IF I’VE NEVER COMPETED IN A PAGEANT BEFORE?
Yes. Many women have won the title on their first try. Some have tried a second time while others have competed many times. It truly depends on the individual. Every one is given a fair opportunity to win.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE PAGEANT EXPERIENCE?
No. The majority of the ladies that participate have never competed in a pageant previously.
IS THERE AN ENTRY FEE?
Yes. The entry fee covers the cost of doing business such as renting a theatrical facility, designing sets and music, as well as printing and advertising. We encourage our local titleholders to raise their entry fee in their communities. Click here to view contestant fee.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRIZE PACKAGE?
The winner of the crown receives a prize package which includes at a minimum: $1,000 cash award, the official crown, banner, trophy, round-trip airfare to the National pageant and hotel/food accommodations at the national pageant.
I AM VERY BUSY. WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME IF I AM SELECTED AS A LOCAL TITLE HOLDER?
We understand you are a busy woman. We want this to be a fun experience, not a burden. A local title holder is only obligated to do two appearances a month (Print, Radio, Television, or In-person). You seek out your own appearances and make them based on your schedule. Our PR coordinator may get events that you can attend also.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME IF I WIN THE STATE TITLE?
The winner is obligated to make at least four appearances a month (Print, Radio, Television, or In-person). Our PR coordinator will try their best to work with your schedule, however we do expect our Queens to fulfill their commitments.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I APPLY FOR THE CONTEST?
After you apply, we will go over your application and take a vote. If you are selected we will contact you within a few days to let your know your status. When selected, you then move forward and pay your contestant fee. We will then send you a sash and pertinent information to get you started. Don’t worry, we will provide you with the tools you need to be successful in our pageant. We will also add you to our private group so you can talk to other contestants. We are a sisterhood!
WHERE DO I APPLY FOR THE MRS. PA AMERICA?