If you aren't already signed up to vie for a title in one of Missouri's state pageants, it's not too late. There are still some systems, both natural and glitz, that are still accepting contestants. Most of these select pageants will be held in the St. Louis Greater Metropolitan area and are easy to prepare for and afford.
Here's a few pageants that you may be interested in checking out, especially if you are new to the pageant scene and want to get some experience in stage performance, interview, and public speaking:
- March 16-17, 2013 F.L.O.W.E.R. Foundation's St. Paddy's Day Pageant: This preliminary pageant is open to all states with special discounts to those in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Contestants can be either natural or glitz, girls ages 0-16. The three stage events will be Evening wear, Green wear, and Outfit of Choice.
- March 30, 2013 F.L.O.W.E.R. Foundation's Mad Hatter Pageant (Double Header with Beautiful Me Productions): This special preliminary pageant is open to all states with special discounts to those in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Contestants can be either natural or glitz, girls ages 0-16. The two stage events will be Evening wear, Outfit of Choice with a specialized hat. There will be two sets of judges, doubling your chance to take home a prize!
- April 12, 2013 Young American Miss International Missouri: This one day event is a natural pageant held in conjunction with Dream Girls USA. Contestants are judged on community service, a photogenic entry, and on-stage patriotic wear.
- April 13-14, 2013 Dream Girls USA Missouri: Vie for your chance to win one of several state titles and the chance to compete at Nationals. Contestants can choose to compete in many categories to earn high scores for state Hi-Point or just focus on one area of their choice. Nationals are also held in Missouri and no matter what title you receive at state, everyone starts on an equal playing field at Nationals.
- April 19-21, 2013: International Junior Miss Missouri: The IJM Scholarship Program judges contestants on personal introduction, evening wear, and interview. This pageant is a great stepping stone to larger systems, as it helps develop self confidence on stage and one on one with judges. There is also a wide range of optional competitions for contestants to choose from.
- April 20, 2013: Miss American Diamonds: This new pageant system focuses on helping young women realize and develop their potential by giving them a positive platform to showcase their interests and talents. Contestants have the opportunity to build confidence in their social and personal goals, gain experience in interviewing with judges, and performing on stage.
For more information on each pageant, please visit their official websites where you can find information on sponsor fees, prizes, age categories, and much more!