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HOW TO APPLY

Please fill out the form below. We will direct your application to the pageant Director in your country and they will follow up with you directly.

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COMPETITION PROCESS

  1. After you apply and are accepted for your state pageant, you will receive the registration materials to officially register to enter the state pageant.

  2. During the state pageant weekend, you will participate in the categories of evening gown, interview, and swimwear.

  3. If you take home the state crown, not only will you have a year full of philanthropic and professional opportunities, but you will also be one of the 51 states competing on a TELEVISED stage.

 

COMPETITION RULES

The winner of the competition must be confident. She must understand the values of our brand and the responsibilities of the title. She must have the ability to articulate her ambition. A delegate should demonstrate authenticity, credibility and exhibit grace under pressure. The women who compete embody the modern, global aspiration for the potential within all women.

 

Each competition begins with preliminary interviews that include a swimsuit or athletic wear and evening gown presentation show. These preliminary events are especially important as it will be the first time the judges and fans really get to know the delegates. The preliminary competition is the driving force in selecting the Semifinalists. 

 

The live show and final competition kicks off with an announcement of the Semifinalists. Each of these delegates will walk the runway during the swimsuit or athletic wear segment displaying her dedication to a healthy lifestyle.

 

The semifinalists move on to the second stage of the competition during the evening gown segment. The judges and fans will see the delegates’ personal style as they walk the stage in their evening gown of choice. However, the exact design of the gown does not count towards the total score and instead the judges focus on how confidently each woman presents herself.

 

From the scores given in the evening gown competition, the Top 6 competitors are chosen, bringing them to the Final Question round. Each woman selects a judge at random who presents a question focused on various social, cultural and political topics. The Final Question round will determine the contestant’s ability to articulate themselves under pressure while sharing a thoughtful, well-informed response. Again, all scores are averaged and the Top 3 contestants move on to the Final Look.

 

The event concludes with the host announcing the winner. In the event that the winner is unable to fulfill her duties, the first-runner up will take her place.

 

COMPETITION FAQs

HOW CAN I ENTER THE MISS UNIVERSE COMPETITION?


Potential delegates must apply to enter MISS UNIVERSE by applying through the National Director in your country or using the apply form above.




CAN I COMPETE MORE THAN ONCE?


Delegates may compete in their state or country pageants more than once, but may only compete at Miss Universe, Miss Teen USA or Miss USA once.




WHAT CAN I DO TO BEST PREPARE FOR MISS UNIVERSE?


A delegate should understand the values of The Miss Universe Organization and the responsibilities of the title. She should be able to express what her personal and professional goals would be during her reign.

Consider the below when competing at the state and/or national level:

- Describe what your aspirations are and why you are competing for a title.

- What have you done in your community to show leadership?

- How would you use your title to impact society?

- What social group would be your focus and why?

- How would you help solve issues in the world, not just in your home country?

- How can you make this world a better place if you were crowned?

- What does ambition mean to you? How do you encourage ambition in others?




WHAT IS THE MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION LOOKING FOR IN A DELEGATE?


It’s important to remember being Miss Universe is a full time job, a multi-faceted job which provides her many life-shaping opportunities. Typically Miss Universe will travel the world and make appearances; she will lend her voice to help those in need; represent our sponsors and be an overall spokesperson for the Miss Universe Organization. In selecting a Miss Universe, we ask our selection committee, typically comprised of accomplished business leaders, philanthropists and public figures, to look for a young woman who is comfortable in her own skin; someone who is authentic, empathetic and determined to make her mark in the world. In preparing for the competition (and life!) we advise all participants to reflect upon who they are and what are their passions. Be engaged with your community and always seek to push your personal envelope and live outside your comfort zone.




ARE THERE AGE REQUIREMENTS?


Yes. MISS UNIVERSE delegates must be at least 18 years of age and under 28 years of age on the date the National competition commenced.




WHAT DOES MISS UNIVERSE DO AFTER THEY ARE CROWNED?


After a winner is crowned, she is relocated to New York City where she will meet her new Miss Universe Organization family. Through the organization, the winner is provided a platform for possibility based on her objectives for the year. Alongside the Miss Universe Organization, she will plan how to achieve her goals on the national and global scale.




HOW ARE THE MISS UNIVERSE HOST SITES CHOSEN?


The host sites for the competitions are selected based on a number of factors including city infrastructure and capabilities of the venue for production.




HOW MANY DELEGATES COMPETE IN MISS UNIVERSE?


Between 80 and 100 countries send a delegate to compete annually.